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Last night I had the “pleasure” of waiting on a table of 8: granddad, grandma, aunts, husband, wife, all relatives. The husband & wife brought in their two screaming children ages 2-5. So they’re loud, their kids are loud, they are rude from the start, and they ignore me whenever I ask basic questions. Annnnnnnd they were encouraging them to yell and letting them run around through the galley where hot plates of food are sent out.

Beyond letting their spawn run wild, they fail to answer me or acknowledge me, or even look at me when I retrieve many of the items they asked for. I bring over some items to keep the kids satisfied, and the wife asks to have her kid’s food comped because she doesn’t like it. All some of my biggest pet peeves as a waitress, but I try to not let it get to me.

Fast forward 30 minutes, The wife bursts into tears and one of the aunts starts yelling across the table “I can’t believe you! You’re OUTTA LINE!” Frozen holding a food tray, I wonder if I should continue serving pasta while the yelling happens. The grandma tugs on my arm and assures me it’s not me, and not to worry about it. It continues.. “FINE, whatever, Susan. You are RIDICULOUS!” “Yeah? Am I? AM I?”

Every other table in the room is starting to fall silent. Next thing I know, a full on Talladega Nights-style family fight with tears and name calling has begun; the wife runs out of the restaurant in tears and the ancient grandpa looks like he is praying for death after his relatives’ lack of manners. “I’m so sorry about my horrible sister in law,” one of them says. “Uhh. It’s okay.” I say, not really sure what is going on anymore. The wife has fled outside crying to the place where we take our smoke breaks, and our other employees are starting to get confused.

But they don’t leave. They stay, for quite awhile, and continue to argue. I wait til they finally flag me down and I go to hand them their check – and yes, they are still arguing. “I already added the gratuity!” I remind them, as I hand the slip to the aunt. “Yeah, okay” they say as they sort of blow me off again.But the story has a happy ending. Hundred dollar check AFTER gratuity. They tipped me about 20 on top of that because they were too busy fighting.



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Happy Thanksgiving!

This was a couple of months ago, but I had a 4-top on a busy Saturday night (Grandma, father, mother, daughter). The grandma came up to me as I was walking up and said that she was the one to get the check. Okay, cool, no big deal. As I was taking the drink order, the father told me that he wanted the check. Well, grandma already called dibs but I’m not about to tell him that.

They are finishing up and she signals that she wants the check. I secretly give it to her as I’m setting down some refills. Father asks me to bring the check over, but I’ve already got grandma’s card in my hand. So I tell him sure thing, go and run grandma’s card, and wrote on one of my order sheets (looks way different than our checks), “Sorry, she already paid… :\” I handed that to him as I handed the real check to grandma.

My heart was pounding after dropping that off. I was sure he would complain, I would get in trouble, it would be seen as rude or offensive. He calls me over to their table in a stern kind of voice, and then laughs. Handed me a $20 for being able to pull a joke on him. I thanked him, and went to the back to breathe a huge sigh of relief.


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This type of behavior is disgusting and inhumane. supports the food service worker that was attacked and will continue to stand up for anyone that has been mistreated.


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