Unfiltered Story #208038

, , | Unfiltered | September 14, 2020

(In a horumonyaki restaurant in Japan. Horumonyaki is a sort of beef/pork BBQ featuring the unpopular body parts such as intestines and uterus.)

The waitress is a young and very cute Myanmar girl, my friend makes order in English which is not native for all of us:

– Do you have that part, I forgot the name in English, vagina, in menu?
– Sorry, today we don’t have vagina.

I break in:
– You don’t have vagina? That changes my plans for tonight!

Unfiltered Story #208020

, , | Unfiltered | September 14, 2020

At work we’ve been running a deal through a local coupon website. For €60 you get a 3 course meal for 2, a bottle of wine for the table and a cocktail each. If you were to pay for everything separately you’d pay €130. As per of the deal, you have to call to make a reservation as the number we can take per day is limited. It’s a slow Wednesday evening, and a late web booking comes in. The reservation notes state they have a “voucher” which could also be a gift voucher.

The couple check in and hand over their voucher for the deal and say “we bought this online, but we don’t like the set menu. We’re gonna order off the a la carte menu.
My manager tells them if they want to do that she’ll take €60 off their bill and they pay the final balance.
The couple told her they only wanted to pay the €60 and order off the a la carte menu. They caught her on a bad day. She replied
“You bought the voucher and saw the menu you before you bought. The T&Cs state you must call to make a reservation and you booked online. I don’t have to honour your booking and I don’t have to offer you an alternative. Your choices are theses: use the voucher, use the voucher as credit, or come back another time!” They used it as credit and left a big tip

Getting To The Garlic Sauce Of Her Problem, Part 2

, , | Working | September 10, 2020

I work at a tiny summer restaurant that’s closing for the season in a few days. This particular table that I am serving tonight has been here a couple of times this season, and one of the customers orders our basic halibut dish.

Halfway through her meal, I check back and she says:

Customer: “Ma’am, I’m sorry but this just… isn’t what I had last time. It used to come with rice and be really lemony and nice. The rice is so spicy tonight; did the chef change things?”

Me: “Oh, gosh, I’m so sorry it wasn’t what you were expecting. I didn’t hear about any changes and I’m not sure what he could have given you that would be spicy, but let me take it back and ask him!”

I take it back and explain it to the chef.

Chef: “I have no idea what you’re talking about; it’s the same as always.”

Me: “To be honest, dude, the rice… kind of doesn’t look very rice-y. Are you sure?”

Chef: “Yes.”

I took my mask off in the back and poked at the “rice” a bit. And then I realized that one of our staff, who is not a cook and has just been helping since our line cook quit, accidentally gave this woman a side of MINCED. RAW. GARLIC.

I had to go to the table and explain what happened while crying laughing, and fortunately, they thought it was funny, too!

Garlic Pilaf is now on our 86, “we’re all out of it” board.

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Getting To The Garlic Sauce Of Her Problem

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Unfiltered Story #207936

, , | Unfiltered | September 10, 2020

I came to the table to bring drinks to the two nice 30-something ladies and take their orders. The second lady ordered catfish. I said “Would you like that fried or grilled?”
She suddenly got this weird tone, gave me a glare that bored into me and said
“Look at me. Do I want it grilled?”
I had NO idea what she was talking about. I glanced about awkwardly and said “So, grilled, then…”
When I got to the order station, it hit me. She was an African-American, and I was supposed to just *know*.
Wow.

Unfiltered Story #207922

, , | Unfiltered | September 10, 2020

Customer: “Can you do lunch combos now?”

Me (Cashier): “Sir it is 5pm…no”

Customer: “They won’t?! But what if I order a lot of food!?”

Me: “No, sorry”

Customer: Looks visibly upset but orders anyway

(In reference to his ‘a lot’ of food, he ordered 30$ worth of food).