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new year, new menu...same assholes
Had a holiday tour of the SE-ern US, finally back to work and...the people are still whiny. Here's two quick ones, more to come:

1.) Ma'am, if you are in SUCH a hurry don't go to a sit down "enjoy the experience"-type restaurant. It was a slow lunch shift, you sat, ordered, and were served within 20 minutes...then pissed and moaned about the wait, had everything boxed, and stiffed on the tip. For the type of restaurant we are, that's phenomenal timing. If your time was that short, please feel free to visit a local Wendys.

2.) Sir, I'm very sorry we took away the lunch specials for holiday season. The dinners are available all day for the moment (sidebar:NYE was underwhelming and we had some ingredients that needed to sell fast before they went bad), and the lunch specials saved a buck or two. So please, talk on your iPhone5 about how "outrageous" it is while your Rolex glistens in the sun that hasn't found its way to the shiny coat on your Oakleys. Oh, leaving bc we don't have the specials?? Please, speed away in your Range Rover and have a (not) lovely day...

ETA: to clarify confusion...guy in #2 was angry that he couldn't save the dollar or two that combining the pizza and salad on the "lunch specials" would have saved him. He had enough "shiny things" to buy the whole menu twice over (including the wine list) yet pissed and moaned about a $2 (tops) price difference.

charuby

2013-01-08 09:13 pm (UTC) (Link)

That first lady I could slap! 20 minutes is not a long wait, she was just being rude for the sake of being rude. I've sat in restaurants for more than half an hour, and when I ate my delicious food I was thankful that the chefs took the time and effort to cook it for me. People who complain about waiting make me laugh. Would they rather their food come out half-cooked?

pretencioso

2013-01-08 09:56 pm (UTC) (Link)

Please don't threaten or promote violence here. It is triggering and inappropriate. I come on here to get away from violence in my daily life.

diekatze1

2013-01-08 10:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

Just curious as to how she was threatening or promoting violence? I don't see it.

lbfmusic

2013-01-08 10:34 pm (UTC) (Link)

Probably the line "that first lady I could slap", but I'm not sure...

slinkslowdown

2013-01-08 10:42 pm (UTC) (Link)

I see that as condoning [and threatening, one of the two things that bothered the previous commenter] violence, not promoting it. Promoting it would be more along the lines of, "People like that should be slapped."

cloverwhite

2013-01-08 10:29 pm (UTC) (Link)

Uhhh... This is probably not the place to come for that? This is a place to rant about people being assholes of some variety, mentions of imaginary wishes of violence are kinda commonplace.

charuby

2013-01-08 10:41 pm (UTC) (Link)

It was a figure of speech, and definitely not to be taken literally. I'm sorry if I offended you. I can't edit it out now, though.

pretencioso

2013-01-08 11:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

It's okay. Thank you for understanding.

laurenwg

2013-01-08 10:57 pm (UTC) (Link)

This community might not be the best place for you. We do a lot of ranting and venting here, and it does include using figures of speech that contain imagined wishes of violence (although no one would actually do that in real life). I'm sorry things are so bad for you irl, though, and I hope they get better eventually.

Edited to fix an error of punctuation.

Edited at 2013-01-08 10:58 pm (UTC)

spamwarrior

2013-01-08 10:57 pm (UTC) (Link)

Community rules don't prohibit this and your sensitivity is your own to manage, not the OP's.

pyraterose

2013-01-08 11:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

This.

"Censorship is telling a man he can't have a steak because a baby can't chew it..." and all that.

I'd rather be slapped than have walking on legos wished upon me any day ;)

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keechakatt

2013-01-09 04:03 am (UTC) (Link)

I think we all have triggers of sorts. Mine is fingertip amputation. When comes up as humor is recent movies. All I can do is not go, or walk out when that part is on. Not everyone is like me, nor should I expect them to edit a movie just because it a tender subject. Same applies here. While everone is sensitive here, one can't expect someone to know what those triggers are. If I saw someone writing about the ahole customer with the amputated digits. I just wouldn't read any futher.

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charuby

2013-01-09 12:05 am (UTC) (Link)

I can see pretencioso's side in this and I think I should have thought about this before I posted it. While I do think she's took it a little to heart, it was still a shit thing for me to post. The whole 'walking on legos' thing is obviously meant as a joke, and even though mine was as well, it's more likely to happen in real life than someone walking on a carpet of legos. I think that's what pretencioso is trying to get across.

pretencioso, again I am sorry for causing you upset.

laurenwg

2013-01-09 05:32 am (UTC) (Link)

I think in this case, you really haven't posted anything wrong. :)I can understand being sorry you upset "pretencioso," though.

Edited at 2013-01-09 05:33 am (UTC)

surrey_sucks

2013-01-09 05:21 pm (UTC) (Link)

I also don't think you said anything wrong. Had you perhaps said, "That woman deserves to be slapped!" that would have been different.

wolfsnaps

2013-01-11 09:32 am (UTC) (Link)

Would they rather their food come out half-cooked?

That's what I don't get too. A lot of people coming in on our shop can't wait for at least 8 minutes to have their burgers cooked. They're like... 'oh 8 minutes?' and its like the end of the world for them, even when theyre in mcdonalds they still have to wait.

alicephilippa

2013-01-09 12:50 am (UTC) (Link)


  1. What is it some people don't understand about restaurants? Food needs to be cooked properly and that's not possible in the short time some people think they ought to be served in. Those people should can the whining and stick to the crap fast-food joints.

  2. This I can understand to a degree. I have left a resto and eaten elsewhere if I've gone there for a particular house special that which turns out not to be on, and really didn't fancy anything else from there that day. However, It's not ‘outrageous’ to change the menu over the holiday period. In fact I'd expect it.


bugeyedmonster

2013-01-09 05:53 am (UTC) (Link)

I've actually had fast food restaurants take 30 minutes to fix my burger and fries (way back when I could eat that.) Once it took 45 minutes and the guy put cheese on the darned thing when I'm mildly allergic, and don't like that american cheese anyway.

20 minutes sounds pretty good.

2) I've left quite a few latin food places, as I'm pretty picky about what I like (what is champurrado anyway?) Especially if I have a craving for a certain thing, I'll actually drive quite a ways to find a place that serves it.

fallconsmate

2013-01-09 04:31 pm (UTC) (Link)

i've developed an allergy to tomatoes. my husband is latino and LOVES mexican food. we have dinner some nights where all i can eat is cheese quesadilla, because there is literally NOTHING else in that particular place that i can eat due to tomatoes or it being too spicy for me.

and i dont complain because they dont serve things i can eat...that's on ME to work around. and pick on my husband about. ;)

fortifarse

2013-01-09 06:31 pm (UTC) (Link)

I don't think I clarified enough actully...he wanted a pizza/salad combo that would have usually saved him about $1.50 vs a la carte, but the things were still available to eat just not at the marginally reduced price.

If someone really missed a "special menu item" we actually will do our best to accommodate them rather than let them leave. That said, when I can squeeze enough botox and spray tan out of a man's pores to pay my rent for a year and poison a small city's water supply, I have no choice but to roll my eyes and resist the urge to yell.

fortifarse

2013-01-09 07:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

Oh, and when it comes to good latin food, I don't blame you for shopping around. Its so impossible to find. My roommate and I have a 45 minute drive whenever we crave latin bc the city we moved to sucks when it comes to non-chain restaurants.

amethystian

2013-01-09 09:35 am (UTC) (Link)

I can never understand people who go to proper restaurants and complain about how long it takes for the food to come out. Do they think it's all premade, ready to go out? If they want that, they're better off at a fast food joint.

crepes_of_wrath

2013-01-09 07:30 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yeah, #2 bugs me a bit. Thank you for editing but.. it still bugs me a bit. :\

mikadosok

2013-01-09 09:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

I guess I'm strange, because if I'm going to a fancy restaurant (in THIS economy? probably not, unless we win the lottery) I'm giving myself LOTS of time. Time to enjoy the ambience, time to enjoy the food, and time with loved ones. If I want a quick meal, I'll go to a fast food joint, or just go home.
As for the violence...well, I've a few violent ideas myself, mostly towards the idiots who hurt animals... I can see the side of those who have sensitive 'triggers' but honestly...just the NAME of the community should tell anyone with an ounce of common sense that there are some very unhappy people posting here.

strwbrri_shrtck

2013-01-10 09:13 pm (UTC) (Link)

OMG YES #1, I can't STAND that shit. You order a well done steak but you only have a 30 min lunch break and it takes you 5 minutes to get to work. Really!? REAALLLY!!!?! this is my fault HOW!?