How would you like your steak cooked?
Okay that will be a hot pink center.
Oh no no no, I don’t like any pink or red in it.
Okay, then I recommend well done.
No, I don’t like it cooked well done. Cook it to medium well.
That will have a slight pink center.
<rolls his eyes> I want it cooked medium with NO PINK.
Then you want it cooked well done.
NO! Cook it MEDIUM WITH NO PINK OR RED!
Sir, that is impossible. If you like your steak gray on the inside then you like it cooked well done.
Ugh fine just cook it to well, but not well done.
“Well” and “well done” are the same thing. “Well done” is just the official and longer name.
No, that’s not right. “Well” is a different temperature than “well done.” Cook my steak to well please. <shoved his menu in my face and gave me the hand flip meaning get lost>
Okay, you got it. A filet mignon, well
I added a satisfying “done” as I walked away from the table shaking my head. I know you are not supposed to argue with the customers, but I could not stand there and tell this man on a business meeting sporting a Rolex that I would have his steak cooked to medium with no pink in the center. His smug attitude from the very beginning let me know that he was trying to make me look like an idiot in front of his clients. We can’t have that now, can we?
The customer is not always right. In fact sometimes they are downright foolish.