Unfiltered Story #147190

, , , | Unfiltered | April 20, 2019

I work in a restaurant, which although are made to look independent are actually part of the same chain so we all have the same menu. I served these 2 guys one lunchtime

me: hi guys can I get you any desserts

customer 1: I’ve got a question. Are these all the deserts you do? You don’t do any cheesecake?

me: nope just these desserts listed here

customer 1: so no cheesecake then

me: no, all the desserts that are listed on our dessert menu are the desserts we sell

customer 1: so you’ve got no cheesecake then?

me: no just these

customer 1: okay, I’ll have the brownie

(as I turn to look at the other guy, before I say anything) customer 2: so no cheesecake then?

Deaf To Their Own Ignorance

, , , , , , , | Friendly | April 19, 2019

(My wife and I speak fluent American Sign Language since we have some deaf relatives and a number of deaf friends. Sometimes we use sign rather than speaking out loud, whether we’re home or we’re out. It’s good practice to keep sharp, and it has some other benefits. One night we are out to dinner at a crowded but classy restaurant. After ordering and receiving our food, we begin signing to each other. Another couple is then seated at the table next to us. It’s impossible not to overhear them unless we were truly deaf.)

Man: “Look, those two are deaf and dumb.”

(My wife and I physically shudder so hard that I think he might notice. “Deaf and dumb” is a very old and ignorant expression. The couple continues making comments about us as they order and start to eat, amid other conversation. Here are a few remarks.)

Man: “Do you think they can drive? I don’t think they should be allowed.”

Woman: “Do you think they can have kids?”

Man: “Flopping their hands like that is stupid; they should just learn to lip-read.”

Woman: “How can they read the menu? The restaurant must have one in braille.”

Man: “They look so weird. Why did they even come here?”

(Our server comes up to check on us)

Server: “How are you doing? Do you two need anything?”

Me: *speaking, loud and clear* “We’re doing great! Thanks. Just the bill soon, I think.”

Wife: *speaking, loud and clear* “The food was great. My compliments to the chef.”

(The other couple just sat there staring for a few moments. It seemed to take forever for them to come to the realization that we could hear them the entire time. The man seemed almost offended, and even sputtered a few times, as if wanting to say something to us, but neither actually said another word. My wife and I, however, were able to continue signing freely about how ignorant they were, and how fun it was to see their reaction. How can anyone be so dense as to think deaf people can’t have kids?! Of everything they said, that was the worst.)

Unfiltered Story #147182

, , , | Unfiltered | April 19, 2019

Note: We do delivery through an online company separate from our restaurant and they will give a time for the delivery but it does not take into consideration how busy our restaurant is at that moment, sometimes we have to call the person and tell them their delivery will take longer than it was originally thought.
I am a sixteen year old girl who has been working here for a few months.

Customer: Hello?
Me: Hello, this is *Restaurant Name* I’m calling about your delivery order, we are not going to be able to deliver it by 7:00 it’s going to take at least an hour from now, I’m sorry.
Customer:You know this is the second time you guys have done this, said it would be one time and calling and saying it will take longer. The last time this happened by food was cold, it was disgusting!
Me: I’m very sorry about that but we are very busy right now and can’t make it by 7:00
Customer: This is unacceptable! Just tell whoever makes the food that I need it by 7:00!
Me: I’m sorry, Ma’am, but we won’t be able to do that, we are very busy at the moment.
Customer: This is ridiculous! I want to talk to your manager.
Me: I’m sorry but my manager is very busy at the moment and can’t talk.
Customer: I want to talk to your manager.
Me: I’m sorry, but my manager is also a chief and when it gets this busy he helps to make the food, he can’t talk to you right now.
Customer: You’re serious? Your manager is a chief? You have to have a manager that works customer control and things like this.
Me: I’m sorry but we don’t.
Customer: Put your manager on the phone now!
*note, at this point I am looking directly at my manager and he is nodding to my statement that he can’t talk*
Me: I can’t put him on the phone, he is busy.
Customer: Then what is your name?
Me: Why do you want to know my name?
Customer: Because I’m going to come in and complain.
Me: Look, there is really nothing I can do for you.
Customer: You can’t give me your name?
Me: I’d rather not.
*Customer hangs up*

A Buildup Of Spice

, , , , , | Working | April 17, 2019

(I’m on a bus tour of Eastern Canada, and so far I’ve had no reason to complain about the tour or the guide. One evening, our guide takes our party to the revolving restaurant in the CN Tower for dinner and eats with us. Note that I have Asperger’s, which means that repeated small stresses accumulate into really big ones.)

Me: *between mouthfuls* “Hmm. It’s very spicy.”

(I’m just making a comment here. I’m enjoying the spicy food, as well as the view. However, the guide seems to take this as a complaint for some reason.)

Guide: “Oh, it’s all right. I can get you something else—“

Me: “No, that’s all right. I just—“

Guide: “No, really, let me—“

(I’m starting to get really annoyed at this point, since all I want to do is eat the rest of my meal and I don’t need her constant interruptions.)

Me: “I’m not complaining!”

Guide: “No, seriously, it won’t take me a moment to—“

(By now I’ve really had enough.)


(I felt guilty about yelling, especially in front of the others, but at least it shut her up and I was allowed to finish eating. I have resolved never to comment on my food in public again in case somebody takes it the wrong way.)

This Sweet Child O’ Mine Knows His Stuff

, , , , , , | Friendly | April 17, 2019

(Some coworkers and I decide to eat out during our lunch break. One of them is showing off some vacation photos on his phone.)

Coworker: “This photo we took at Dunluce Castle. This is the same place Led Zeppelin took a picture for one of their albums.”

(One of my older coworkers turns to another one, who is in his mid-20s. )

Older Coworker: “You see, Led Zeppelin was this rock band that started up in the 60s. We’re not talking about blimps made out of lead.”

Younger Coworker: “Really? Next thing, you’re going to tell me that Pink Floyd isn’t actually a person.”

Older Coworker: *pause* “Ooh, I didn’t expect that pull.”

(The older coworker didn’t try to tease the younger coworker over generational things anymore. In fact, they frequently get together during breaks to talk about music now!)

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