Unfiltered Story #195037

, | Unfiltered | May 31, 2020

(At the restaurant where I work, weekends have become extremely reservation-heavy. We do have outdoor patio seating that is first-come-first-serve, but we can’t guarantee anything.)

Me: *answering phone* “[Restaurant]?”

Caller: “Can I get a table for six tonight?”

Me: “Well…” *I check our computer system for a time* “…right now, the earliest I can do is 9:30 this evening.”

Caller: “9:30 PM?”

Me: “Yes, sir.”

Caller: *sounding confused* “What if I come there and put my name in?”

Me: “That wouldn’t change anything, sir.”

Caller: “Don’t you… Don’t you people have tables for walk-in’s?!”

Me: “They are all occupied at the moment.”

Caller: *getting really passive aggressive* “So you’re telling me that, if I come put my name in, you’ll give me a three-hour wait?”

Me: “That is correct.”

Caller: “Fine.” *hangs up*

Me: “And a goodnight to you, too.”