1 thing that mommies do, that makes waiters boil:
Bring their screaming babies to a fucking restaurant!
I owned an antique store some years ago. When people brought children into my store I had a box of noisy toys to give to the kiddies to take home
What waiter would ever do 9 or 10? Calling someone fat? Writing in their own tip? I was a waiter for years and would have never dreamed of doing either.
In terms of the "over eager" waiter, that's probably coming from management. I remember hating have to be "fake happy". But that's what my boss wanted, so I had to do it.
And, finally, the rushing someone through courses probably has more to do with someone ordering an appetizer then taking nine years to eat it, which screws up the timing for the main dish.
God, I hated being a waiter. This link brought me back to those horrible days.
What an unmitigated cunt Adriana Velez is. Keep your fucking tits in your bra, bitch.
Waiters work so hard that I'm willing to cut them a lot of slack and leave big tips - the only one from her list that really bothers me is a variation on #9. I hate it when a waiter brings you the bill at the same time that your food has just arrived - I've actually given the bill back before, and said, "We'll let you know when we're about done. Thanks."
Does #8 happen a lot? I've never seen that in a restaurant before. Also, I think we're really fortunate in America - I can count on one hand the number of waiters I've had who were ever willfully neglectful. The service in Francophone Canada is atrocious, though, and I can only imagine what it's like in Europe.
It mostly sounds like she's too cheap to actually go to a restaurant that would offer the standard of service she requires.
I mean, no decent restaurant has "1,000s of things on the menu."
She must eat at Cheesecake Factory, R8.
A question for Dataloungers: Is it possible to post anything on a mommy blog that would NOT infuriate you?
I can't think of anything. Self-congratuatory parents irritate me.
I've always had excellent service at The Cheesecake Factory. And let's be honest, you go there because you know EXACTLY what you're going to order.
R6 -- I have the opposite frustration ... I would rather have the bill dropped off early than have to get the server's attention, they bring a bill, and scoot away, so that I have to get their attention AGAIN to get them to pick up the credit card and process it, when all I want to do is get out of there!
Agree with R12.
Discreet breastfeeding does not bother me in the least. In my life, I've honestly never seen indiscreet breastfeeding. I don't know why she's on about that.
I agree with waiters not knowing the menu. All the waiters should be familiar with the selection and how the food tastes. They should have the wait staff personally taste the food on occasion so they can form their own opinions.
And women should have a right to breastfeed at the table. Get over it if it bothers you. You are not obligated to stare at someones breasts, and frankly, it's creepy if you do.
"What is the oxtail cooked with?"
I've been to CF once, R11. Got in a bitchfight with the waitress over how to pronounce "bruschetta" and never went back. What, do they they're in Tuscany with their splotched orange walls?
[quite]"We'll let you know when we're about done. Thanks."
Why say anything? Put it to the side, and whoops, forget It when you leave...
R14, in many restaurants the servers are directed to only make the vaguest comments about the food. It is not lack of knowledge. Trust me, most servers know how the food tastes. Even a vegetarian, can tell you how the meat dishes taste. They have heard or seen the reactions. It is almost as if the restaurants are afraid of being sued if they say anything more definite than "spicy is a matter of taste".
These cunts all deserve to STAY HOME and COOK for THEMSELVES!
then they won't be able to cunt about it on a fucking blog.
It's one thing to know the menu and be able to describe the food. To say an item is spicy or savory or rich or whatever, against a sort of standard baseline is something waiter should know.
But I hated it when a guest would ask my subjective opinion on an item and then get mad at me when they didn't care for it as much as I did. You asked me what I thought was good and I told you, then you ordered it and didn't like it. That's fine, but don't blame me! It made me very hesitant to give my opinions on menu items (and people always asked). I guess this lady would have thought that I was a rude waiter.
I have never been to the Cheesecake Factory - is that a bad thing?
I agree with the one about over zealous waiters. What is that about? Don't they have other customers? Why keep coming over to our table every 10 mins to ask "is everything alright" over and over? Once, a few minutes each course is served, is plenty. More than that is an annoyance.
R12, the solution to that is just get up and walk towards the door. Stop at the hostess station and tell her you want to settle your check. It then becomes a matter of urgency.
R20, I just used to say something like, "It sells really well. We sell a lot of that." And I would definitely steer someone away from a poor dish and just say, "I haven't heard great things about it." I would frame things more as what the feedback from clientele had been rather than my own personal opinion.
A radio host complained that the server circled the tip line on the computerized check as a reminder to fill-in the blank.
Restaurants should have a button on the table to summon a server instead of them bothering or forgetting you.
[quote]Restaurants should have a button on the table to summon a server instead of them bothering or forgetting you.
When I was a kid there was a chain of restaurants (I've forgotten the name) where every table had a little lighthouse thing on the table with a flashlight bulb on top, and if you needed the waitress you pushed the button to light it. It worked very well.
There were a few times - maybe twice - when I was waiting tables and filled in a blank credit card slip with gratuity and totaled it. I think on both occasions it was a businessman's lunch where he didn't leave a tip and didn't total the slip. I'm sure I added 20%. People who don't tip disgust me.
Of course, nowadays I assume they go to the table with the credit card machine so you couldn't/wouldn't have to do that.
Some pregnant bitch just casually cut in front of me at the bakery. Moms are totally capable of being irrational cunts.
[quote] What waiter would ever do 9 or 10? Calling someone fat? Writing in their own tip
I think she has heard of the restaurant policy where a restaurant adds an 18% gratuity on parties of more than a certain amount of people, but she doesn't understand it because she doesn't have that many friends who would go out to dinner with her. So she thinks that it's something that a waiter has done to one person.
Hello, red wine with fish? Ut si!
Sorry, Lucifer, I always have red wine with whatever I'm eating. I detest white.
Ciaran, you're a trustafarian! How could you possibly drink red wine with fish or chicken?
Reds are fine with certain fish...the heavier, fatty fish are often paired with reds.
The mommyblog lady sounds as if she eats ONLY at restaurants where the servers are teenagers.
The part of one's brain that develops LAST (often up until the age of 21-22), is the part of the brain that controls organizing tasks. Having been a server at a diner in high school, let me tell you it was incredibly difficult. Years later at a much busier and high-pressured joint, I found it all much easier, because I could effectively prioritize tasks, which is a huge part of being a successful waiter.
And then, R26, some of these parents would let their offspring play with the button instead of banging their toy cars on the table.
You know it's true.
I hate it when a waiter crouches or sits down next to you in the booth to take your order. I know it's supposed to be more intimate and friendly and eliminate the supposed elitism of the waiter looking down on you, but I find it cheesy and insincere as all hell.
R37 - I can see your point on the crouching. Now I have a strange story to share ...
There's a joint in my neighborhood I'd go to for lunch on Saturdays sometimes, sitting at the bar as a single diner (no, it's not a dive at all). The bartender/waiter was someone I'd dealt with a few times before.
The day in question, there had been two guys sitting at the other end of the bar, but I hadn't given them that much notice. At one point the server tells us he said to the guy who stayed behind, after the other left: "You got shitty service today because your friend (consistently) leaves less than a standard 15% tip."
He was quite proud of himself for speaking up about it. I wasn't so impressed. You?
"And women should have a right to breastfeed at the table"
Why would anyone take a child that young to a nice restaurant? She needs a therapist- not a waiter.
Something that my father always said that drove me nuts.
"Is that any good?"
Surprisingly, quite a few waiters would tell my dad, no it's not great, and steer him towards something they knew was good.
[quote]the supposed elitism of the waiter looking down on you
actually, elevated people sit, like the king, we, the commoners stand in their presence. that is why wait staff should stand.
r16, did she say bru-SHETTA?
Yes, the moron.
I had an uncle who would ask "what comes with it" after the server gave the specials.
Frau madness, of course. Most waiters don't do that.
She might have a point with #1, but then again, if you haven't ordered in a half an hour, it's time to shit or get off the pot.
[quote] Some pregnant bitch just casually cut in front of me at the bakery. Moms are totally capable of being irrational cunts.
I had a woman with a stroller come to my table once and said, "You're moving over there," pointing to another table. She expected me to get up and when I didn't, she said it again and added, "This works better for me. I need to sit my kid over there," with her finger in my face.
I looked at her and said, "You need to get your fucking finger out of my face, and learn some manners. It's beyond rude to ask someone to move, kid or no kid."
She was SHOCKED I would dare speak to her that way. She went to get the manager and he backed me up. She flounced out and swore she'd never be back.
Entitlement. And it was all HOW she asked - or rather, how she didn't. Had she done so politely, my friend and I would have gladly moved to another table.
Good for you, R46. Some people have no shame.
R46 = R47 = never happened
R48 has no idea what that little 'troll-dar' section on each post does.
R45 = R47, and his story sounds pretty fucking believable to me.
If you could have seen this Panera I used to go to, you'd know how rampant such behavior can be. Unfortunately -- or thankfully -- the Panera in question closed, most likely due to cuntescence.
I am R45 and R46. Not sure who was claiming who was posting what, but I admit that, without troll dar.
My original comment about the OP's post at R45 reminded me of the event I posted at R46.
[quote] did she say bru-SHETTA?
Almost as annoying as waitstaff who ask me if I'd like an EXPRESSO, instead of an espresso.
I never ask waiters what's tasty, I know some waiters are told to "push the chicken" or other dishes.
Taste is not only subjective, it's under pressure from market sources.
Anybody who huffs audibly about a waiter's mispronunciation of "bruschetta" deserves piss in his soup.
Some restaurants do want that friendly atmosphere with the waitstaff buddying with you. it is annoying. And I do agree about bringing the entrees when you've barely tasted your appetizer.
But some shouldn't be on the list because even if they did happen, they aren't really things waiters DO- it's what one waiter did.
So that's what you think, is it, R54, that this waitress should have gone in the bathroom and urinated on my food, and then served it to me?
If you work in a restaurant, I hope you get fired. No one I knew when I was a waiter ever even THOUGHT about things like this. You children are so hostile, so hateful. Talk about being urine-deserving.
I think I will knock down the next person I see who looks as if he was born in the '80s. Then I'll piss on him.
No, I'm R56. You're R57 and R54.
There's an easy way to avoid getting every course at once: Order one course at a time.
It also helps to avoid overeating.
Yes but I am also 56. 57 in October. I was responding to r56 who assumed I was a gayby.
I would go to your store, take your lame ass toys and donate them to the Salvation Army. Thus getting a tax write off, strengthing the moral value of the nation and destroying any attempt you had to put one over on me
I don't think anyone was suggesting she should go to the *bathroom* in order to piss in your food, [R56]. Real waitresses piss right in the kitchen.
Except for that piss-oriented queen in R60 and R54, this is a millenials thing, waiters who piss in people's food.
I never even heard of it until about ten years ago, when I became friends with someone born in 1982, and I was a waiter once, and worked in food otherwise for a number of years.
It's good I'm nice to waiters, I suppose, in this day and age.
"this is a millenials thing"
Slander much, elderturd?
Sighing when you take too long to decide what you want to order.
I'm thinking! FUCK YOU FAGGOT
Being overly friendly. I don't want to be your friend nor want the AIDS. Go to a bathhouse creep
Frowning disapprovingly at what you ordered.
Not everyone likes scat and piss to eat, AIDS boy.
Giving vague answers to your questions.
I know you're too busy thinking of ways to get my baby son alone so you can molest him, but do your REAL job. Or is being a perverted chester your REAL job?
Coming by every five minutes to ask how everything is
Again, you WON'T get my baby son alone, pervert.
Disappearing for long periods of time so you feel forgotten.
Take your fucking AIDS meds at home.
Not helping you find a high chair or booster seat
We know you hate children because it's illegal for you to have sex with them, but just deal with it.
Telling you not to breastfeed at the table, or telling you to cover up.
I know you AIDS boys are afraid of women and especially breasts but see a shrink.
Rushing your courses.
I take it all you homos are like that in bed and explains why your relationships last five seconds and you're always cheating on each other.
Calling you "fat" or leaving other mean comments on your bill.
At least my "fat" never murdered anyone AIDS boy.
Writing in their own tip.
I know AIDS meds are expensive, but you are the one that got a disease that's 100% preventable.
R64 If you'll go back and read what I wrote, you'll see I found out about this from someone who was born in 1982, a millenial. He freaks out a little every time we eat out, worrying about how he treats the waiter so he won't spit/piss/shit in our food.
I literally never heard of such a thing until I knew this guy, and now it seems I read about it all the time.
All your aids and homo humor were super funny r65 but it's also not acceptable to be a fat fuck who breastfeeds at the table.
I'm convinced that pregnancy makes women loose any manners that they've been taught. Here is my favorite hotel review I found today. It is "No effort from the staff.". Apparently there is the expectation that a party would be thrown because she is pregnant.
I'm a millennial, R66, and I've never heard of such a thing. It could be an eldergrey kink, though, now that you mention it.
I think it's a Chuck Palahniuk thing. The only time I've ever heard of pissing in the soup was in the Fight Club book.
I'm glad you never heard of such a thing, R69 R64. You have restored a tiny bit of faith to me.
I guess it's just fucktards like my friend and R60/R54. Who knows, maybe my friend (not a sex friend) is into piss, too.
What does this list have to do with being a "mommy" and what kinds of places is this woman eating at anyway?
Some of her points are valid but I've never has a server write anything other than Thank You on a check. Nor has anyone ever added a tip other than the standard 18% for large parties. If they did I'd ask to see a manager, not bitch on a mommy blog.
My partner and I vacation in a resort town that's mixed but has a large gay presence. One place we enjoy going is one that has a very polite but very non-family friendly policy. A couple walked in with a two tots in tow and told the host that they'd need booster seats and a kiddie menu. Host said they didn't offer either. After many attempts on the parent's part to negotiate (Well, can you at least make a hot dog? No sir. It's not on our menu)the exasperated parents said "well what are we supposed to do then?" The host graciously suggested some family friendly chains on the highway.
Having kids doesn't entitle anyone to a VIP pass everywhere and I have to question what the blogger did to provoke such an unusually hostile response on the side of servers.
I don't think these incidents happened to her personally. For some of them, at least, she's clearly referring to news items.
R37 Crouching Waiter Hidden Douchebag.
Webmaster, you need to permanently block the troll that constantly posts this viciously anti-gay, AIDS rants on here.
R65 needs to be booted and kept out of here. Trace other posts from this homophobe.
I want to viciously slap that reviewer at R68!!
She actually bitched because no one congratulated her for being preggers or her "special occasion"!! Wow.
Yeah, Amber's review is ridiculous.
She apparently doesn't get that the world doesn't revolve around her, for one, and secondly, that most hospitality workers are trained to NEVER mention a woman's condition lest she NOT be pregnant and just fat.
What kind of pretentious twat goes on a "babymoon," anyway? An entitled one, that's who.
[quote]I'm convinced that pregnancy makes women loose
Usually not until the 2nd or 3rd kid.
I really am annoyed by waiters and random managers constantly asking if everything is all right. I'm trying to have a conversation; I'll let you know if I need anything.
I was in a Manhattan diner this week. Had to climb over three strollers to get to my table. The mommies didn't have sense to fold them.