When I was working in my old job, there was a Laksa Shack outlet near us. I remember many happy lunch hours there with the gang.
So when I was shopping in Giant Kota Damansara two days ago, I spied one and decided to tah pau some lunch home instead of cooking. It was ten minutes to noon when I finally finished my shopping and went to the outlet. The only person around was this girl who focused intently on chopping something. Hotel California (the original version) was blaring from some radio near her. She didn't even know I was there looking through the menu. Uh-oh. Not good.
At that point, I really should have walked out. But I had this bloody laksa craving. So I hung on stupidly.
I called the girl and she came out. Her expression as she came out was "Oh my god there's someone in the shop... maybe... just maybe if I walk as slowly as possible, this person will go away and leave me in peace." Not good at all. I'm your customer! You should be welcoming me with open arms!
I made my order and she said hesitantly that it wasn't ready. Right. Food outlet has no food ready at ten minutes to noon. She said nothing is ready. Oh goody. So I said "What do you have?" (I really really should have walked away then) She said, "Ermm.. laksa Johor." I said, "Ok... bagi tu boleh." She nodded and walked again to the back of the outlet.
As I waited, she picked up the phone, called someone and had a frantic conversation about how there's a customer in the shop and she doesn't know what to do. See.. NOW was the time to really really really back out but for some stupid reason, I hung on some more.
I told her I'd be back in a bit and went off. When I got back, a guy was there and he was running around getting my order ready. She had returned to the back of the outlet and resumed her chopping.
When I got home, my laksa Johor comprised of yellow noodles, LOTS of shredded cucumber and one half of a hard-boiled egg. All that for RM9.90. Nothing else. Kosong.
I am NEVER going back there again. Lousy service, lousy food. Boy. I hope you bangkrap and put yourself out of misery.