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Not Stacking Up The Tips With Mistakes Like That

, , , , , , | Working | July 25, 2020

While out to eat, I ordered a big meal I couldn’t finish. When the waitress came to see if we were all done, I said I’d like to take the rest of my meal. She said okay, then took my friend’s empty plate and set it directly on top of my unfinished plate, and then piled some other things on top of the empty plate.

I thought, oh, I guess she didn’t hear me, and I was a little sad. It wasn’t a great meal, but it was good, and it would have meant not having to cook the next evening.

Our check came, we paid, and then… the waitress came back with a box and set it down in front of me! I looked, and it was my leftovers, despite having had a plate stacked on top. I was mildly disgusted, so when we left, I left the box on the table.

We left the building and walked down the street, and after a minute I heard, “Miss! Miss!” I turned around, and the waitress was running after us with a takeout box in hand. “You forgot your leftovers!” she said.

I had no idea how to respond. How could she think I’d want something that had gotten a dirty plate pressed on top of it?!

She had to rush back to the restaurant so I was saved from having to say anything. I dumped the takeout box in the nearest trash can.

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