All those waiters/waitresses!
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Life Beyond Horses > General Off Topic Discussion

All those waiters/waitresses!

This is a discussion on All those waiters/waitresses! within the General Off Topic Discussion forums, part of the Life Beyond Horses category

    Like Tree6Likes

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        10-12-2011, 10:13 PM
      #1
    Trained
    All those waiters/waitresses!

    Hey all,

    How many of you have/had a waiter/waitressing job? Care to share your stories?

    I've been working in a cafe for three years now and I really do dislikes my job but it pays the horse feed for now.

    Yesterday I had a woman ask me how any calores were in our french fries....Let's see, they're a potato fried in 400degree grease and oil and covered in salt. If you need to know how many calories it is, you shouldn't be eating them!
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        10-12-2011, 10:25 PM
      #2
    Weanling
    I had someone send back her soup because it was too hot. What did she want me to do? Blow on it for her? I took it back to the lead chef and he poured it out of the bowl it was in and into another bowl then had me take it back out to her. She said it was much better.
    SorrelHorse likes this.
         
        10-12-2011, 10:48 PM
      #3
    Trained
    Sophie - LOL. People crack me up!
         
        10-13-2011, 02:12 AM
      #4
    Showing
    Ugh, I spent 2 years waiting tables and I hated every minute of it. My most hated time to work was on Sundays during the noon hour. All those church people would come in with their "holier-than-thou" attitude, treat me like crap, then leave a crappy tip.

    My favorite story though? I had quit the restaurant to start work at the prison and had been working out there for about 4 months. Just long enough to get a bit of a tougher attitude and learn not to put up with any crap from anyone. I went back to Ruby's (the restaurant) to see if I could maybe pick up a couple or 3 shifts a week just for some extra cash.

    Anyway, it was like my 3rd shift working back out there and we ended up getting slammed at about 4pm one day. There were only 3 or 4 of us working so we all had like 9 tables running. I was going through checking on all my tables and the guy at the first table I went to said he wanted more ranch dressing. I said "OK" and wrote it down and then continued on down the line of my other tables checking on other folks. All in all, it didn't take more than a minute and a half to check on all of them before I headed back toward the kitchen to get everything that was needed. I had to walk back by that first table on my way to the kitchen and as I went by, that guy snatched me by the arm and yelled "Where the hell is my ranch dressing?!"

    It took every ounce of my willpower not to knock the guy on his ass right there for grabbing me but I held it together....mostly. I yanked my arm away, got right up in his face and climbed up one side and down the other. I told him "I don't know if you're blind, stupid, or just an a**hole, but you may have noticed that we're a bit busy. I'm working as fast as I can but if you absolutely cannot wait another 30 dod**** seconds for your ranch dressing, then the kitchen is right there *points*. Your F-ing legs aren't broke, go get it your own dod**** self!"

    Yep, that was my last shift waiting tables because I stormed off through the kitchen and right back into the managers office to apologize to him for my behavior. I said that my coming back was probably a bad idea and I wouldn't be taking any more shifts. Surprisingly enough, my other 8 tables tipped the crap out of me that day LOL. I've not waited tables since.
         
        10-13-2011, 09:24 AM
      #5
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by smrobs    
    Ugh, I spent 2 years waiting tables and I hated every minute of it. My most hated time to work was on Sundays during the noon hour. All those church people would come in with their "holier-than-thou" attitude, treat me like crap, then leave a crappy tip.

    My favorite story though? I had quit the restaurant to start work at the prison and had been working out there for about 4 months. Just long enough to get a bit of a tougher attitude and learn not to put up with any crap from anyone. I went back to Ruby's (the restaurant) to see if I could maybe pick up a couple or 3 shifts a week just for some extra cash.

    Anyway, it was like my 3rd shift working back out there and we ended up getting slammed at about 4pm one day. There were only 3 or 4 of us working so we all had like 9 tables running. I was going through checking on all my tables and the guy at the first table I went to said he wanted more ranch dressing. I said "OK" and wrote it down and then continued on down the line of my other tables checking on other folks. All in all, it didn't take more than a minute and a half to check on all of them before I headed back toward the kitchen to get everything that was needed. I had to walk back by that first table on my way to the kitchen and as I went by, that guy snatched me by the arm and yelled "Where the hell is my ranch dressing?!"

    It took every ounce of my willpower not to knock the guy on his ass right there for grabbing me but I held it together....mostly. I yanked my arm away, got right up in his face and climbed up one side and down the other. I told him "I don't know if you're blind, stupid, or just an a**hole, but you may have noticed that we're a bit busy. I'm working as fast as I can but if you absolutely cannot wait another 30 dod**** seconds for your ranch dressing, then the kitchen is right there *points*. Your F-ing legs aren't broke, go get it your own dod**** self!"

    Yep, that was my last shift waiting tables because I stormed off through the kitchen and right back into the managers office to apologize to him for my behavior. I said that my coming back was probably a bad idea and I wouldn't be taking any more shifts. Surprisingly enough, my other 8 tables tipped the crap out of me that day LOL. I've not waited tables since.
    I 'heart' you, smrobs! This is the greatest thing I've heard today.
         
        10-13-2011, 09:43 AM
      #6
    Yearling
    I was a waitress in a wee cafe for about 6 months lol not very long I know but I felt it was such an easy job that it was boring, same customers all the time near enough with the same orders that eventually you would just ask them "usual? Would you like anything else today?" was usually little old lady's they shut the cafe down and turned it in to a take away.
         
        10-13-2011, 09:53 AM
      #7
    Banned
    I worked food service for quite a number of years. That's the reason I have such a burning hatred for 'The Public'. They're stupid, ignorant, entitled, always want something for nothing, and think they can treat the staff like dirt and get their butts kissed.

    Anyone who works with the public gets my sympathy. I've been in the trenches, and know what you're going through.

    If you haven't seen these websites before, enjoy:

    Not Always Right | Funny & Stupid Customer Quotes

    Retail Hell Underground
    smrobs likes this.
         
        10-13-2011, 10:57 AM
      #8
    Green Broke
    I learned to be very nice to people that bring me food. Even if the food or service is bad, I'll hold comments till the end.
    As a server though just remember that I'm not the reason for your bad day.
    The guy that grabbed you that was assault, the manager should have been kicking him out of the restraunt. You'd have been perfectly in your rights to slam him with the serving tray in self defense.
         
        10-13-2011, 11:08 AM
      #9
    Showing
    LOL Jen! That's great!!!!!!

    I waited tables through high school & tended bar in college. I loved that job. A good friend's parents owned a restaurant on a local lake. It was all summer vacationers coming in (most of the time already half-lit) off their boats. Very laid back atmosphere, great tips.

    My favorite night to work there was the annual Parrothead party. Jimmy Buffett music, everyone having a good time. I was the shot girl and got to upcharge an extra buck on every shot with permission into my own pocket. I'd average 1500 shots sold on those nights. Easy money! I still go in and help on that night behind the bar if they need extra help :)

    The worst part was doing lunch shifts. It was a lot of older folks who lived in the summer resort next to the restaurant. Getting a $1 tip from a 4 top that runs your butt ragged just isn't worth it.

    I still miss my favorite customer from there, his name was Gene. He was a widower and a writer. I'm an avid reader so I ended up doing a lot of proofreading for him. He drank a double Tullamore Dew & Soda & left me a $50 every time for just one drink. He passed away 2 years ago and left me all of his books. He was a great man.
    SorrelHorse likes this.
         
        10-13-2011, 04:27 PM
      #10
    Showing
    Not mine, but my mom's from 10 years ago.

    She waitressed at an upscale restaurant with excellent lobster, filets, etc. One day she waited on this man who ordered a steak. Not 10 minutes after he had received the meal, he called her over in a panic, yelling to the whole restaurant that he lost his tooth in the filet and that someone needed to find it and give it back to him! The owner eventually had to dig through this filet, find the bloody tooth, and give it back to the guy.

    Disgusting.
         

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    Message:
    Options

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Password
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Password:
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:

    Log-in

    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:37 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0