The attempt went something like this at the counter:
ME (italics): I'll take the special on the sign outside.
-- OK sir, will that be ground beef or fajita meat
Well the sign special, probably ground beef
-- OK sir today's special, anything to drink?
-- Sorry we only have Diet Dr. Pepper.
How about an unsweetened iced tea?
-- OK sir, let's see (cash register starts) that's 6.98 for the special and 1.75 for the iced tea.
I thought today's special was 4.98?
-- No, that's Monday's special.
But the sign says today's special . . .
-- Well I guess the owner forgot to change the sign, do you want me to get him?
No, I'll just pay it and maybe you can remind him.
MEAL ARRIVES, I pay and go to the car, open the container and its a cheese enchilada. I GO BACK.
Ma'am I ordered the tacos.
-- Oh, but you said you wanted today's special which is the cheese enchilada.
But the sign says tacos. Today's Lunch Special: Tacos.
-- I know sir but like I said that's Monday's sign, today's special is enchiladas.
But I don't want an enchilada I want tacos.
-- OK sir we'll get you the tacos, let me see how much they are.
I don't care keep the 6.98 just please can I have tacos?
-- But the tacos aren't a lunch special and the enchilada was a lunch special price . . .