Saturday, February 14, 2009

Amateur Dining Night

Valentine's Day is the day when people who usually don't spend time in restaurants and bars go out en masse to restaurants and bars. Back in the day when I was a waiter I remember making some good money on Valentine's Day, but there was a lot of bullshit to deal with.
"Excuse me sir, my uncultured wife didn't know that Pad Thai is made with fish sauce. We're vegetarians. You should have known that because we're both wearing Birkenstocks. This is all your fault. You ruined Valentine's Day. Our children hate you."

"Pardon me, but my chubby husband doesn't like pancetta. Can he have bacon instead?"

"Does that cost extra?"

"I'd like water with lemon."
My fellow servers know what I'm talking about.

Happy Valentine's Day.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's a special night. I'd like one Caaberneht Saavignaun.

Jenn said...

People just don't understand what servers go through! At HRC in Saipan I had a lady yell at me to pick out all the onions in her guacamole one by one in front of her. I went to the kitchen and cried instead. I've also had people finish their plate then refuse to pay for it because it "tasted funny".

Jenn said...

People just don't understand what servers go through! At HRC in Saipan I had a lady yell at me to pick out all the onions one by one out of her guacamole. I went to the kitchen and cried instead =( I also had a large amount of people clean their plates then refuse to pay because their meal "tasted funny".

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

White Zinfandel drinker = bad tip

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

Mango daiquiri drinker = underage

SharShine said...

WORD!

The other night I had to repeat side choices THREE times for a take out order. Seriously? Seriously! Ugh.

Doesn't it seem like the people who want some lemon for their water wait till you come back to ask for a straw?

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

Hi Shar,

How's the weather?

Saipan Writer said...

What's wrong with water with lemon? (I order that all the time...sorry.)

good waiters and waitresses are a treasure and should be tipped generously. The less good waiters and waitresses should be tipped, too, because life is tough and they have one of those kinds of jobs...

but people who eat out rarely don't always know what to do or how to do it.