April 2010

Recently I was working in the Hamptons and went after work to a restaurant to just have a little to eat. The bill came to 12 dollars and some change, so I gave her a 20 dollar bill. She had the audacity to ask me if I wanted the change back. I looked at her […]

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Many years ago I worked as an assistant manager for a well known chain of restaurants located in the Washington, DC area. The chain was owned by Mormons who were very generous in helping handicapped and mentally challenged individuals by providing them jobs in the kitchen, and as bus boys and girls. The particular Shoppe […]

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The Smelly Man

April 21, 2010

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I work in a busy restaurant and we have all sorts of people coming and going. But there was one customer that was quite frankly hard to forget. He was well known throughout my hometown as the smelly man because well – he smells. No that is an understatement, he reeks but I do not […]

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I was visiting my family in Wichita, KS, and right before I was to fly out, we went to a well-known local fast food chain restaurant. We were standing and looking at the menu, when a large man came in with an elderly man and disabled child. They were standing somewhat closer to the counter, […]

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Creepy Diner

April 17, 2010

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My mother and I once went to Edinburgh in Scotland for a trip and stopped by to eat at a friendly looking restaurant. It was almost deserted as night had set in. However there was a scruffy, shifty and downright scary gentleman sitting just a few tables away from us. You could tell he was […]

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One of my pet peeves regarding customers is when someone asks for more water/iced tea/etc when there’s less than an inch of liquid missing from their glass. It doesn’t happen very often, but when it does it annoys me, so I came up with a satisfying solution. I go to their table with the water/iced […]

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I once had an unusual and quite frankly painful experience while dropping by one of my favourite restaurants while on my lunch break from work. After grabbing a bottle of soda from the fridge, I took it to the counter to order my food. I was just about to order when two women appeared, one […]

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A year ago we had an incident at the Lexington, SC “S’s” location where an older female employee made a scene when I asked if I could have more cheese on my cheese sandwich. Cheese had been treated like a “condiment,” you could barely see any. She got in my face and was loud, explaining […]

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A Big Red Smile

April 6, 2010

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I once totally humiliated myself after eating out at a local Italian restaurant. At the time I had only been there a few times but the food was great. I ate a mouth watering spaghetti with sauce that went flying everywhere as I sucked the spaghetti up. It was only when I got home and […]

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A friend and I were having lunch together one day and decided to each order a sandwich/burger and split an order of fries. We got our sandwiches and put the plate of fries between us and began to eat. Everything tasted good as expected, but when we got down to the last few fries we […]

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My daughter, granddaughter and I stopped in for lunch at the “Cafe A” in Lake Jackson, Texas. We had two gift cards, so we ordered a really nice lunch and then a big dessert. Afterwards we paid for our meals with the cards. The waiter came back with the gift cards and said the gift […]

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