Three examples of an annoying phenomenon.
Me: Hi. I’ll go for a large quarter pounder cheese meal please, with coke to drink
Fast food operative: Quarter pounder cheese. Would you like to go large?
Me: Yes please.
Fast food operative: And what drink would you like with your meal?
Me (trying not to grit teeth): Coke, please.
Me: I’d like a wake up call for eight am please
Hotel receptionist (looking away and typing after my 5th word): Certainly sir. A wake up call. And what time would you like that for?
Me: Can I get a taxi to the train station at nine please?
Hotel receptionist (looking away and writing after my 5th word): Certainly. A taxi at nine am. And where will you be going?
Am I giving too much information up front? Should I stop trying to be helpful and let people request it at their own pace?