The Emphasis Was On The “Can You Run” Part

, , , , | Right | June 29, 2020

For this particular group’s breakfast buffet, we put out a pitcher of orange juice on each table for the guests to help themselves.

Guest: “Hey, you! Waiter! C’mere!”

Me: “What can I do for you, sir?”

Guest: “Can you run and get me a glass of orange juice?”

Me: “Sure thing!”

I pick up his glass, pick up the pitcher of juice from his table, and pour it for him. The guest looks disappointed.

Guest: “ Oh. In that case, can you run and get me a glass of milk?”

Me: “Yes.” *eye-twitch*

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Very “A La Smart”

, , | Working | June 29, 2020

I wasn’t here to observe this directly, but I was later told about a woman on a road trip with her husband, who entered the restaurant.

Woman: “I want to order the breakfast special, but it comes with eggs, which I don’t want.”

Server: “If you order it without the eggs, it’ll cost more, because you’d be ordering a la carte. 

Woman: “Okay, I’ll have the breakfast special anyway.”

Server: “How do you want your eggs?”

Woman: “Raw, and in the shell.”

The server brought her two whole eggs, which she carefully packed in her purse. She ate what she wanted, and she wasn’t charged extra for “a la carte.”

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Maybe Just Find Another Spot Next Time?

, , , , , , | Friendly | June 29, 2020

No real harm was done in this situation; it was more of an unfortunate series of events.

My boyfriend, a friend, and I are out to lunch at a very busy restaurant in the middle of a bustling city. By some miracle, we manage to score a metered parking spot directly outside the restaurant — entirely unheard of in the history of time.

We go inside to eat and can see the car through the large window. About halfway through our meal, the spot in front of our car opens up. Shortly, another car pulls in.

The person driving the car begins to parallel park and backs the car into the spot. Inch by inch, they back up until the bumper of their car literally hits mine. The people in the car — a man and woman in their late sixties — seem unaware as they get out. 

My boyfriend runs outside to ask them to move a few inches forward. The couple looks confused, and then they see the cars touching and hop back in the car to move it forward.

My boyfriend comes back inside. We watch as they pull forward a few inches, decide that was too far, and reverse back… directly into my car again.

My boyfriend goes out again and talks with them. They appear deeply embarrassed and move the car forward an appropriate amount this time.

They then come inside the restaurant where we are eating. As they pass our table, the wife glares. She is clearly deeply embarrassed and directs that into anger.

“Maybe if you had parked fully in your spot, we wouldn’t have had to wedge in,” she says. Her husband pulls her away to their table, appearing mortified. 

As my car was perfectly fine except for a tiny scratch on the bumper plate border, my boyfriend, friend, and I had a good laugh about it. The waitress even thought it was funny.

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Unfiltered Story #199781

, , , | Unfiltered | June 29, 2020

(We are a rising mom and pop restaurant near Downtown Orlando, so we offer lunch special menus M-F 10:30AM-3:30PM excluding holidays at least until sales pick up and we don’t need them. It is Christopher Columbus Day today, a much disputed holiday. It is also Monday. I hear this conversation from behind my desk)

Host: Alright darling what will you be having today?
Customer: Where is your lunch special?
Host: Because it is a holiday our lunch special is unavailable today.
Customer: Even on Monday?

(The host is expressionless.)

Her Complaint Was NOT Watered Down

, , , | Right | June 27, 2020

My family owns a dairy restaurant. I help them out sometimes. We serve ice cream products plus burgers, fries, chicken, etc.

One night, I make a young woman a chocolate milkshake and she is not satisfied. She complains to my uncle who co-owns the restaurant.

Customer: “This milkshake is watered down!”

Uncle: “I’m sorry if you’re not satisfied. We actually don’t put water in our milkshakes, though! If you give me your milkshake, I’ll take it and make you another one.”

Customer: “Um… I don’t think I will. Can’t you just make me another milkshake and let me keep this one?”

Uncle: “I’m sorry, but anytime an order is wrong or a customer isn’t satisfied with their order, we have to take the other order back and get you a new one.”

The girl drives off with her husband. She calls and I pick up the phone

Me: “[Restaurant], this is [My Name]; how can I help you?”

Customer: “I don’t appreciate you cussing me out when the milkshake you made me was nasty! I know [Co-Owner] and I’ll tell him that you cussed me out!”

Me: “I didn’t cuss you out. I am sorry you weren’t satisfied with your order. If you had given us your old milkshake, we would have given you another one. Also, I know [Co-Owner], too, and he is my uncle. He knows I didn’t cuss you out! My family owns the restaurant.”

Customer: “Well, you have a s***ty day!” *Hangs up*

The customer is now banned from the restaurant.

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