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Please Reserve That Thought For Later

, , , | Right | CREDIT: A**hole_Catharsis | January 14, 2022

I am working in a restaurant and I answer the phone.

Caller #1: “Do you take reservations?”

Me: “No, we’re first-come, first-served.”

Caller #1: “Well, can you add our name to the list?”

Me: “I’ll be happy to add your name when you walk through the door. See you soon!” *Click*

Some people just don’t get it. I’ve worked at a few places that don’t do reservations, but regardless, if you’re a large party, it’s prudent to call ahead and give the restaurant a heads-up.

Nothing beats one experience, though.

Caller #2: “Hi. I saw on your website you don’t take reservations?”

Me: “Yeah, sorry. Unfortunately, we don’t.”

Caller #2: “Oh, really? It’s a wedding party!”

Me: “Oh, well, congrats! How large a party are we talking?”

Caller #2: “There’re twelve of us.”

Me: “Okay, we can try to accommodate you and map out tables to get you seated together. What time were you planning to come in?”

Caller #2: “5:30.”

It’s already 7:00 pm.

Me: “Ummm, wait. What day were you talking about?”

Caller #2: “Friday, July twelfth.”

It’s mid-February.

Me: “Yeah, okay, sorry, we don’t take reservations.”

Ugh. Some people.

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