Saturday, August 4, 2007

Free Fries anyone?

Went out lunch on last Friday with my friends Matt and a bunch of my colleagues. Destination: KFC. Our company gave away KFC vouchers for drawer goodies as recognition. Two of my colleagues have searched through their drawer and found out that their vouchers have expired. So Matt, the "Ang Moh" friend of mine shown that he has confident to negotiate with the KFC crew to accept the expired vouchers :-) Which we would like to look at how powerful is him on negotiation.

We arrived KFC and lined up... Matt was the last person in the line... I finished buying my meal then we observed... Guess what? without any effort / negotiation... the lady in the counter just smile and accept the expired voucher... oh! come on... hopefully not because he is cute and handsome that the lady just fall for him to accept the expired voucher? We have nothing to proof... maybe i should have got another voucher and tried it... Maybe she might also give it to me as i'm also handsome mah! :-p

Anyway, his mission accomplish with free meal... so we wanna to test him out again with another items and looked at whether the lady @ the counter was really falling into him... that's some scratch and you get something on your next visit card that we got it... so all of us scratched and there was an item in the card stated that free fries with purchase more than RM30... we have two cards and it could only scratched on one of the box. If you scratched all of the boxes, the card consider void. So, we purposely scratched all the boxes to find out what was inside other boxes and the light bulb come to our mind. We asked Matt to claimed two fries using the void cards... (after all the talking with the counters' servers)

Guess what? Matt came back with the two fries, another mission accomplished... I could not belief that the way KFC doing business ... maybe this is how Malaysian treat the foreign or this is how Malaysian lady treat a cute and handsome caucasion... (ladies, no discrimination eh!). So the whole table had free fries to enjoy while trying to understand how Matt get the two fries... Finally, we suggested to have Matt to get the phone number of the lay... This is a tough one huh? but i don't think so .... anyway, one of my colleague did not agree and we abondoned the project (haha!) and enjoyed out fries...

It was a good experience on observing how the reaction of the KFC counters' server and how KFC doing their business. And how Malaysian treats the caucasion...

5 comments:

Musa said...

This is true.. foreigners get "special" services.. and they know how to use it! by the way, since "someone" says you looks like mix.. why don't you try your "handsome looks" to get away with free goodies too.. lol

winniethepooh said...

I'm more interested in how and what he said to the lady at the KFC counter..:P

TZ said...

Musa,
I never try ... maybe i should LOL...

Winniethepooh,
For the expired voucher, he did not even say anything, he just ordered. A big handsome smile ;-)

doc said...

there's discrimination as well.

at my local McDonald's outlet, i once noticed the staff top-up soft drinks for certain customers only, according to race.

winniethepooh said...

wahh like that oso can? must be one handsome guy if not, that lady must hv forgotten to wear her glasses (thats y cant see the expiry date) hahaha..well, who said life is ever fair :P