Come For The Food, Stay For The Dementia

, , , , , | Working | September 16, 2019

My wife and I went to one of our favorite restaurants in town — favorite for the good food they made but not the service which was notoriously spotty.

We were seated right away by the manager who gave us menus, but no one came to take our order. After ten minutes and flagging down a waitress several times, “our” waitress finally came over to take our order. She was an older woman which, in my experience, usually meant we were going to get good service. Not this time.

She forgot to get our non-water drinks — ever, even after several reminders — never refilled our waters, didn’t bring us salads until after the main meals came, didn’t bring us dressing for the salads until after we’d finished the main meals, never stopped by to check on us unless we flagged her down for the previous stuff, and didn’t bring us our checks when we were done.

I finally got tired of waiting for the check — she hadn’t made another appearance after she brought out the dressings — and went up to the register. The manager was there and went off to fetch the check for us.

While he was ringing up our order on the register he asked if everything was okay. I rattled off the list of everything that was not okay and his response was: 

“Well, she is kind of old!”

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