The Wicked Witch

May 22, 2010

in Tipping & Etiquette Stories

Back in college, the large group of my girlfriends and I would get together once a week and go out to eat. We were usually broke, but we always enjoyed ourselves… best of times.

That is until the brother of one of the girls started dating The Wicked Witch. The sister would invite the brother’s girlfriend along. None of us liked her, but we liked the sister and brother. We put up with her. I also started ordering cheaper meals so I could leave a larger tip, figuring the waiter/waitress deserved it.

This went on for several weeks, then we decided to go to Olive Garden. The witch was not with us when we met up there, and the sister got a text saying that she would be coming later. I was overjoyed. Even when the waiter arrived at our table, explaining that he was doing his best as the only server in the section, I was still in a good mood.

Then SHE arrived. The witch sat down and loudly announced that she was having a bad day and, “let’s give the waiter hell.” WTF??

Like this wasn’t her usual behavior? She could do worse??

I immediately said in case she didn’t know, the waiter was the only one in this section. That he was doing a good job but was already under a bit of stress as it was. “That doesn’t matter,” she said with her wicked witch’s cackle.

We had already ordered our food, and when he came to deliver it she snapped at him that he hadn’t taken her drink order yet. He apologized for not seeing her arrive, to which she replied, “you would have if you paid attention to your customers.”

Nothing he did was right for her. The salad leaves weren’t green enough. There was too much dressing on the salad. The pasta wasn’t cooked properly. The marinara sauce was too runny.

It was a nightmare for that poor waiter. I felt so bad for him and ashamed of us for having such a rude “friend” in our group.

I got my laundry money out from my coin pouch. I figured that the waiter deserved it for dealing with her… I could wash my clothes in my sink this week.

The funny thing was that after that experience, we all started talking amongst ourselves and found out that we were ALL giving extra tip money to compensate our servers for dealing with the witch’s wrath. These waiters/waitresses were banking! After that, we told the sister that her brother’s girlfriend was no longer welcome to our weekly dining outings… no matter how much we liked her or him.

{ 37 comments… read them below or add one }

Lizzi May 22, 2010 at 4:26 pm

what a fucking BITCH! I'm hoping the brother dumped her bitchy cuntbag ass, and that the sister doesn't talk to her anymore

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Clare May 22, 2010 at 4:39 pm

I hope the brother wised up and got himself a better girlfriend who didn't act like a biatch in public.

I can only imagine how badly she must have treated him when they were alone together.

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Amber May 6, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Typically the people that hang around these sorts of people are actually just like them.

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Jack May 22, 2010 at 11:30 pm

Hey Clare maybe she was a real spitfire in bed. You know we can put up with some bitchiness if things are satisfying in the long run. In fact it can be fun to tame a bitchy shrew. Have you ever heard a Leopard purr?

These girls were a two faced bunch to begin with. If they didn’t like how she was acting, they should have told her. I mean they were pinching pennies to eat second rate food at the Olive Garden, then tipping a few extra coins to make up for this girl, thats pretty desperate. All they had to say is “look sweetie if you want to eat with us, stop acting like a bitch. OK?”

Of course the poor girl could have had a terminal case of PMS, in wich case she should have been taken out back and shot.

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anonymous May 23, 2010 at 11:45 pm

No one's a bigger bitch than you, "Jack".

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katie November 8, 2010 at 1:10 am

Well said.

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Jack November 8, 2010 at 11:09 am

Tell me katie, how would you have handled the situation?

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Waldi May 24, 2010 at 8:36 am

This Jack(ass) is the same one who is leaving in any forum on the Internet his nasty dumb comments. Crawl back into your little hole in the wall and watch your porno.

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Jodi May 25, 2010 at 10:21 am

I have to admit, I’d of said something to her the first time. Directly to her face. People like that irritate me and I do not put up with it well. There is no reason to be mean to people – this includes on the forums. If you don’t like what they say, just ignore them. They will get bored and go away.

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NotGivingMyName May 26, 2010 at 6:17 am

Lizzi, I submitted this story. In the end, the girlfriend married the brother. My friend (his sister) was in their wedding party as a bridesmaid slave/servant.

They have two kids now. I've heard that the are holy terrors.

We never understood what he saw in her. She treated him horribly; it was unreal.

Jack, it may not have been clear from how I submitted this story, but after four outings we did tell the sister that her brother's girlfriend was no longer invited. Not even a day later, the witch confronted my roommate and I about this, and she was screeching at us so loud that our RA came down the hall to see if everything was okay. I somehow mustered up the courage to tell her straight out that the Olive Garden experience was our last straw, and afterwards my roommate broke down into tears when she stormed off calling us b*tches.

Some people might have said something to her right away, but each and everyone of the girls in my circle of friends was so nonconfrontational. At the time, we simply weren't equipped to deal with someone so vile.

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Jodi May 26, 2010 at 8:11 am

Ahh I hadn’t realized you were in college. At that age, I too probably would not have said anything right away. At my current age (far removed from college, sadly) I’d say it right away as I have learned that life is too short to put up with people like that. 🙂 Best of luck and good story.

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Jack May 26, 2010 at 4:10 pm

Well I hope you and your friends have developed some backbone since your college days. Someone acting that obnoxious shouldn’t have cause anyone to breakdown in tears. My cat could have handled the situation better then you all did.

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NotGivingMyName May 27, 2010 at 6:19 am

Enough backbone to say that anyone behaving obnoxious enough to insinuate that a cat could handle the situation better than we did is not worth my time, for a variety of reasons that I won't bother explaining to you. Life is too short to leave another comment directed at you after this one.

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Jack May 27, 2010 at 4:21 pm

By the screen name you posted I see you still don't have enough backbone to use a real name. 🙂

I guess your expected response to your story was an outpouring of sympathy. Sorry, all I saw from your post was a bunch of ninnies willing to put up with abuse, because they didn't have the gumption, or courage to stop it. As I said you weren't a bunch of grade school kids, you were in college, you were actually grown women.

I hope you and your friends learn how to deal with adversity, and take up for yourselves. From reading your posts I don't think you are there yet.

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ron July 2, 2010 at 5:45 am

Jack, you're pretty much the dick aren't you. I'd bitch-slap you with a pair of brass knuckles if I could, except for the fact it would damage what little semblance of brains you have left. Scratch that–I'd still bitch-slap you you waste of your daddy's sperm.

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Jack July 2, 2010 at 12:45 pm

Hi Ron,

So you feel like a big guy hiding behind your anonymous name, while typing on the keyboard in your momma's basement. Does she know the kind of sites you visit on the internet?

Holly June 17, 2014 at 3:57 pm

Oh, ron, it's not worth the bother. Eternity wouldn't be enough time to make a dent in jack the jerk's world.
I remember a saying my Pappy coined: "Never argue with a fool; a passerby can't tell the difference."
Let jack be elementary school and the rest of us can be mature adults.

sexygal February 20, 2017 at 12:39 am

WHY??? What Jack said was "spot on!" WHY should someone "put up" with someone that "acts" that way?!!? Honestly, how was Jack being a "dick?!!"

Peace Lover May 26, 2010 at 2:17 pm

Jack sometimes you can be a really great person, but you can also be a real jerk like you are now. Try standing in their shoes and having to listen to that corrupt girls rantings. Some people are sensitive and it's people like you that fail to realise it. So here is some advice from one person to another. smile, be friendly, give advice offer sympathy if needed. Treat others with respect they they will do the same for you. So please just try and be pleasant to the other posters. Thank you.

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Jack May 26, 2010 at 2:34 pm

I know you like to see everything through rose colored glasses, but those girls were acting like ninnies. They don't need sympathy, they need to know how to stand up for themselves. They were old enough to be in college for gods-sake, they weren't 5th graders. The girl in question was joining their group, at their invitation. If she was a nasty person she should have been told she wasn't welcome. They never did tell her, they told the sister that her brother's girlfriend wasn't invited any more. They let the sister do the dirty work. What a bunch of cowards. Then they were upset when the witch confronted them, and broke out crying. They acted like a bunch of ridiculous, silly girls, who needed to grow up.

As to being nice to other posters. Are you kidding me? We are offering our opinions here. If someone doesn't want to see a critical opinion of their story, maybe they shouldn't post it for all to see.

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Sara October 1, 2010 at 10:19 am

Um, they did tell her; that was in the post. Granted, they confronted the sister, but I would have done the same as she wasn't my friend or my problem.

In my opinion, the easiest way to deal with nasty people is to simply walk away from them. I don't need to confront them. Walking away doesn't make me a coward.

Jack, your opinions are offensive and confrontational. The majority of the criticisms I see here are directed towards your behavior. No one is necessarily defending the OP.

So I will, because at least she tried to make it up to the waiter by giving him extra money. I think she did her best, which I believe is better than this "witch" could ever hope to accomplish. This girl crossed the line of decency towards other human beings (who happen to work in the service industry).

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Jack October 1, 2010 at 1:58 pm

Sara, I do not post comments to have you agree with them. I post my honest opinion. If it offends you, simply don't read my comments. Or read them and leave snarky comments. What ever floats your boat.

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Shamu September 13, 2011 at 3:27 am

Learn from your parent's mistake USE BIRTH CONTROL

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Xiao Gou May 31, 2010 at 10:34 am

It's just not right to visit a bad experience upon another human being merely because one's having "a bad day." The "wicked witch" is a psychopath and it's really a horrible thing that she ended up having kids. Perhaps they'll realize the error of their mother's ways but in the meantime will be spiteful and vindictive — and end up social cripples.

Most of us have friends we can call or visit if we're having a bad day and "talk it out." Sadly, those of us in the restaurant business must endure the ranting and raving of folks who don't have an appropriate outlet for their personal problems.

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Darth Babaganoosh January 6, 2011 at 12:16 am

Not a psychopath, a sociopath.

Judging by her behaviour, it's absolutely no surprise her children are "holy terrors". I can't imagine there are many rules enforced at home.

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College Kid November 3, 2010 at 9:18 am

that certainly provides some insight into the psychology of the shitty resturant patron. Not that we all couldn't have guessed that…

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Laura January 19, 2011 at 12:00 am

Jack, why is it that you feel the need to make a contrary comment in reply to anything someone says, as long as their profession is in the service industry? Do you ever just have an opinion that isn't based on who you want to agree or disagree with?

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Larry January 22, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Unfortunately all servers are eventually faced with diners who try to make themselves look and feel superior by dissing and belittling their waiter or waitress. In actuality they only make themselves look small and unimportant.

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conrad August 20, 2011 at 10:50 pm

You hit the nail on the head with that one Larry !!!!!!

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Rachel June 1, 2011 at 1:57 am

First–you and your friends are saints for being so thoughtful, and even going out of your way to make sure you tipped well. It is rare for a server to have people that considerate and kind.

Second–seriously, what a bitch. I see so many nice guys that tie themselves down to hell harpies like that…I can never figure it out.

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Dude, really? August 3, 2011 at 5:16 am

A couple bucks of laundry change is not a good tip. And being thoughtful is not watching your friend being a raging cunt and doing nothing. The reason guys go for girls like that is because their worthless bitch friends never stand up to them, so nobody gets to see how awful they are in a social setting.

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Your Waiter August 3, 2011 at 5:13 am

There is nothing in this story to indicate that you aren't just as worthless as your friend. Your buddy is a raging cunt, so you do nothing, not even tell her to shut up in front of the waiter? Then your generous outpouring of sympathy and appreciation is shown through…a pile of change? You are going to forgo laundry and leave a couple of dollars in change? Based on drinks and multiple courses that you described, there is no way this is even a ten percent tip. The waiter probably lost money on your table after tipping out, because a coward like you couldn't shut up your idiot friend or realize that your extra great tip was a shitty pile of change that doesn't add up to gratuity or gratitude. Stupid fucking customers.

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Brittney August 31, 2012 at 7:42 pm

Your Waiter I think what you said is extremely rude. Well this girl and her Friends should have spoke up, complaining about their tip is not right. she said above that she always left a tip her friends also left tip It sounds like everyone left a tip individually. the laundry money was extra on top of the tip she already left and her other friends also tipped more. for all you know every single one of those girls could have tipped 15-20% and then added the extra tips on.

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Oldjqcks March 21, 2014 at 5:02 pm

Where's jack? Hate that guy.

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Ron July 2, 2010 at 3:49 pm

You are truly an idiot. How is it that I'm hiding behind an anonymous name? You have it posted. Your post merely confirms my current and prior posts.

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Jack July 2, 2010 at 4:18 pm

Ron, you are an internet coward. You huff and puff in front of your monitor, but would never say the things you post, if you were in front of the person you're posting to. It doesn't take much courage to threaten to "bitch slap" someone, or insult them when you are anonymous.

I ask you again, does your momma know what you're doing in the basement.

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Jack July 2, 2010 at 4:19 pm

That should have been a "?", not a period. Of course you probably would not have noticed.

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