Waitress, Wait Thyself

, , , , | Right | July 29, 2019

(Unfortunately, my mother is the bad customer. She makes a habit of telling her waiters she’s allergic to foods she wants excluded from her meal. On this day it is onions. At this point, we’ve been waiting for about thirty minutes.)

Mom: *to the waitress* “Miss, why is our order taking so long?”

Waitress: “I asked the chef to clear and clean the whole flat top to avoid cross-contamination. It’ll be out soon.”

Mom: “How soon?”

Waitress: “In about ten minutes.”

Mom: “That’s a really long wait.”

Me: “It’s fine. Thanks for asking the chef to clean. We appreciate it.”

Mom: “That’s still a long wait.”

Me: *after the waitress has left* “Do you see what you do to people? ‘No onions’ was enough.”

Mom: “You never know with these people.”

(My mom was a waitress for ten years. I don’t know why she can’t be polite to them.)

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