Drunk And Colorful Language

, , , , | Right | September 10, 2019

(During the winter, we get very busy, and on this particular night we are on a two-hour wait. An older white woman and her family, seven in total, go on our waitlist. She knows it will be two hours or so. We are waiting for one of our smaller round tables, which seats seven, to get up so they can sit there. It is the only place in the restaurant that will fit this amount of people and isn’t already booked for another party. The restaurant has a bar area with high-tops that is first-come, first-serve, so we don’t sit it ourselves. Customers are welcome to sit there if there is an open spot and they don’t want to wait. People also often wait there for a table and order drinks. The older white woman goes to sit at a high-top. Her family follows. Also at the high-top is a young black couple who are peacefully eating their appetizers. An hour or so goes by, and it is clear that the white woman is getting irritated with waiting. She is also several drinks deep. The bar is advised not to serve her more alcohol. We are getting ready to seat her, as the table we had for them just got up and was bussed, so we are literally reaching for the menus and silverware as this happens:)

White Woman: *very loudly* “I want to get sat now!”

Family Member: “I know. We’ll be sat soon. We knew how long we’d have to wait.”

White Woman: *glares at the black woman next to her, though she hasn’t said anything* “These [slurs] got to eat in front of me and I didn’t.”

(A server overhears this and asks the older woman to leave the black couple alone. She is silent for a few more minutes. We page them, and on their way over to the host stand, the woman becomes downright irate.)

White Woman: “THESE [SLURS] GOT TO EAT BEFORE ME. I AM WHITE, SO I SHOULD EAT BEFORE THE NEGROES. WHY IS THIS RESTAURANT LETTING [SLURS] EAT BEFORE THE WHITE PEOPLE? F****** MONKEYS!

(The host who is trying to meet them halfway to collect their pager stops in her tracks. The manager on duty quickly goes up to the family and tells them they have to leave or we will call the police. She tries to fight back, but her family drags her out.)

White Woman: “I’LL KILL ALL OF YOU [SLUR]-LOVERS! YOU PIECES OF S***! I HOPE YOU ALL DIE FOR LOVING BLACKS!”

(This was a year and a half ago and I still haven’t had an incident as crazy or upsetting as this. The nerve old people have! She must’ve honestly thought segregation was still legal.)

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