Saturday, December 19, 2009
If You Give Me That Look Again I Want Another Waiter
Anyway before the meal started I asked if it was all on one bill and they say yeah. Okay that is a good start. Then there is this one guy who orders appys for the table. Then some people ordered salads. That is fine. Except I guess it was his honey saying there is hardly any dressing on her caesar so I get her some more on the side. Then when I start clearing the guy next to , I will call him asshole , says he didn't have much dressing either. Then asshole who has had too much to drink already says what is going on here? That is two salads already!
Then his honey next to him says her white wine isn't cold enough so I put it on ice. When I come back asshole says that is 3 times now something is wrong. What the fuck is going on? Can you tell me he ask. I just look at him. You know anything I say I will be wrong cause this guy has already had one beer too much already. I just stare at him.
He ask me again this time saying if I look at him the same way he is going to ask for another waiter. So he ask me the same thing. I don't say anything and give him the WTF stare back.
He says ok then!
Nothing happens and the meal moves forward. I do a quality check and ask how the meal is and he pipes up , better than the service! The rest of the group I sense is embarassed. Some want to leave cause of this rude asshole but I tell them it is all on one bill. Once I heard that at the beginning I did not bother going by seat number. Let the bastards pay one bill. I wasn't going to start sorting the drinks out.
I had a supervisor go over and talk with them and he mentioned afterwards that guy was a real prick. I say he sure was. He gave them a discount on the $600 something bill. They had a $200 gift card and paid the rest with cash. Gave me $60 for a tip. Quite crap really for the abuse but it could have been a lot worse.
I wish he had asked me something sarcastic like how long have I been waiting on tables. But just as well cause I have served in places this asshole couldn't afford to eat in. He wouldn't be allowed in anyway.
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