When you opt for the drive-thru at your favorite fast-food restaurant, you risk the unpredictability of the time spent in line for the convenience of not having to park and leave your car.
One TikToker may have regretted this decision when she chose to enter the drive-thru at a Taco Bell location and waited 40 minutes in line before finally placing her order.
You might think, if the number of cars queued up indicated an obnoxiously long wait, you would instead walk into the restaurant, right?
Well, we don't know how many cars were already in line by the time TikToker @emily._.stott pulled up, but it's safe to assume it appeared manageable.
However, she didn't know the reason for the 40-minute wait would be due to the customer in front of her who ordered nearly $250 worth of food from the popular Mexican inspired fast food chain.
You can see the TikTok clip here.
In the clip, our TikToker got out of her vehicle while still in line and loudly informed the dozens of customers in their cars lined up behind her why the wait was taking forever.
The text overlay in the clip read:
"This is the order of the person who was in front of me at Taco Bell."
"The Taco Bell drive-thru was stacked and I had to tell ’em why the line was being held up."
The menu screen showed the previous customer's partial order, and the visible items included five Chicken Chalupa Supremes, two Cinnabon 12 packs, 10 Beef Crunchy Tacos.
Altogether it totaled $241.29.
The TikToker yelled:
"Yo, the reason why this line is so motherf'n long is 'cuz this motherf'er wanted $300 worth of tacos!"
In case the other customers missed it the first time, she repeated:
"$300 worth of tacos!! That's like, a hundred f'n tacos!"
When asked in the comments how long she waited, she said:
“40 mins I was in line and after I yelled the person who ordered all that sh*t looked embarrassed AF and used her hand to cover her face. 40 MIN.”
People were here for the hangry public service announcement.
TikTokers suggested what they would have preferred happen.
And a manager of a restaurant chain shared their personal protocol.
Calling ahead to ask the restaurant what they want to do and online ordering are also options.
When a user asked the TikToker what other options are available to customers with large orders when dine-in is closed, she replied:
"You don't even pull up if it's closed, if you know ur finna spend 300$ just go buy some damn ingredients or go to a real restaurant."
Another user said they wished the employees would have spoken up about the supersized order, to which @emily._.stott responded:
"Same when i got to the window to get my food i congratulated the workers and the man workin was SO ANXIOUS he was shaking i felt SO BAD."