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Thursday, February 18, 2010

I Lost It For A Moment Last Sunday

I had this table of two ( which makes sense cause it was Valentines anyway ) that comes in after waiting a bit at the bar. He comes to the table with a glass of wine.

Without ordering anything else to drink other than water they both order an entree. I think they had an appetizer at the bar while they were waiting. Anyway we exchange pleasantries and I take their order and punch it in.

It is served and I do the quality check. They are dressed up so to speak for the occasion. Actually give the impression of haughtiness if you know what I mean.

He finishes with just a few snap peas left on his plate and she has hardly touched hers at all. She says to me I want this , pointing to her leftovers , and his snap peas packed. I say sure I will bring out a take out container for you. She snips back showing her snobbishness telling me no I want you to pack it. She said it in a condescending manner which I found a bit offensive to my liking.

I said okay I will pack it and I took both plates back and dumped it all in the take out box all mixed up that you couldn't separate the mash potatoes , chicken or peas from one another.

Returning the take out with the bill I said politely and with a great big smile have a great evening and thank you for coming.

You know it was just her all dressed up fancy earring sort of attitude when she said no you do it that twisted me the wrong way.

Their 10% tip didn't help things out either. But I knew that was coming.

Pack it yourself next time and while you are at it pack yourself up and put a stamp on it!


SkippyMom said...

Good for you. I know if she had asked kindly or been polite you would have done a nice pack job, but there is no reason to be that rude - especially when she MUST know how busy you are on VDay.

♥ Caz said...

Loving the fact that she will enjoy the surprise that she will receive when she opens up the containers.

Oh well, if she wants to be all haughty about it, it's what you get.

I say good going. :)

Waiter Extraordinaire said...

SkippyMom...I just found her a bit to snobby for my liking.

Waiter Extraordinaire said...

Caz...you know the funny thing is she probably wouldn't have ate it anyway. Just toss it out like most do.

AZWaitress said...

If somebody's especially polite, I might agree to box a meal. But 95% of the time, and 100% of the time when somebody acts rudely, I will decline to box a meal, stating it's "policy" that I am not allowed to box up their food for them. Of course there's not a policy, but usually there's an attitude with the request and at that point I'm over serving them, so I refuse to be their "servant". Hah.

Waitersfriend said...

Haha nice work - she sounds like the sort of person (we all know the type WaiterEx!) that would complain about that to management, so perhaps brace yourself!

Waiter Extraordinaire said...

AZWaitress....sometimes you like to end the service right there although I really pick who I choose to pack it for. Most times I bring out the box anyway so they know they get what they wanted and it's packed the way they want it and they do not forget it so easily.

Waiter Extraordinaire said...

Waitersfriend...I thought about that but they still got packed what they wanted. To complain about how it was placed is kinda stupid. It is not like I spit or put something else in with it. Next time they may want to pack it. Next Valentines when they have saved a few dollars to go out again.Lol. Oh my I am brutal.

purplegirl said...

Good job, that's exactly what I would have done! Well .... kind of. I refuse to pack shit up for people. It's against health code here (or so I was told) to take it in to the back and pack it up for them. I assume it's because of a risk of mixing it up when newly cooked to-go food or something. And I refuse to stand over their table, scraping THEIR germy food in to boxes, while they stare at me.

This is why I work at a corporate restaurant and not at a nicer place, I suppose!

Waiter Extraordinaire said...

Purplegirl...I hardly ever pack for the same reasons. People should keep an eye on their food all the time without worry of cross contamination. It would be healthier if they packed it. They like us to pack it but I rarely do except for certain circumstances like this one.

BB said...

I hate when people act like they are better than you because you are "serving" them. I think people like that are truly trashy no matter how nice they dress or how impressive their car is.

Waiter Extraordinaire said...

BB...I notice the same thing where I work at times.