accident

This isn’t a “hell” story, but I thought it would be interesting to share nevertheless. A couple of years ago, my parents and I (all adults) spent a three week vacation travelling across the USA, so naturally we visited many restaurants and diners along the way, and this is one that stood out.

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It wasn’t a regular Thursday night; we were jammed. To make matters worse, Eric decided not to show up because he had a concert to go to that night, little fucker. You know the type of night I’m talking about – the managers are sweating from head to toe, bartender screaming, and all the servers […]

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My father and I were on our way back from Florida. We had stopped for breakfast at a small diner by Jensen Beach. The waiter was nice and the drinks were fine. The only mildly disturbing thing we had heard thus far was someone breaking what sounded like a glass in the kitchen, but we […]

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Yesterday evening my husband and I went out to a well known restaurant in Tampa, Florida for what we thought would be an uneventful dinner. The restaurant is a wonderful sports grill founded by one of Tampa’s football heroes.

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This is a story of one dinner that I ruined and one that could have been ruined by… me. My first job was a busboy/food runner at a fairly upscale restaurant (linen tablecloths, complimentary sorbet between course).

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Two friends and I went to “Pepper’s” one day right before the dinner rush. We were seated in a booth and one of my friends had the misfortune of being back-to-back to a girl (about age 6) who was practically bouncing off the walls of the booth she shared with her mother, who was basically […]

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I was working as a waitress at a hotel restaurant. It was my first job so I didn’t have much experience and the restaurant was always woefully understaffed. People would just call in 5 minutes before their shift started and cancel or simply not turn up – and for some reason the managers never fired […]

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Quite recently a rather unusual and downright dangerous incident took place in the kitchen at the restaurant where I work. We have these huge pots to cook our soups and other hot meals in. There was a big pot of boiling oil on the grill for our meat dishes that we were serving that day. […]

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I once worked for, what is now, a large hotel chain that had a string of restaurants in the Washington DC/Baltimore area. I started as a “Manager-in-Training.” This required that I learn all of the stations in the restaurant, everything from cashier to dishwasher. This story begins on a busy Sunday morning; the after church […]

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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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When I was at college my friends and I decided to treat ourselves to a meal out at a well known fast food chicken restaurant. My friend’s meals were prepared before mine, so they told me they will be waiting upstairs for me. When my meal arrived I found my friends upstairs, but as I […]

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A few years ago my family decided to take me out for Mother’s Day Brunch. Since they did not make reservations anywhere and I wanted everyone to be able to get what they liked, we chose what I’ll call the “Yellow Round-Up.” It was an unusually warm Spring day and half of the restaurant did […]

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