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The Peter Principle in Action: First in a Series

I'm at the drive-through and they ask me for my order and I say, "A chicken sandwich and a small chocolate shake, please," and they say that the shake machine is broken and I say, "OK, then I'll have a chicken sandwich and a medium Dr. Pepper instead."

Now, fast-rising employee, would you interpret the "instead" to mean I'm replacing the entire order, or just the shake? Do I want "a chicken sandwich and a Dr. Pepper" or "a chicken sandwich and a chicken sandwich and a Dr. Pepper?"

If you answered the former: Congratulations! You'