Salad Green Leaps From Plate

November 16, 2007

in Insect & Animal Stories

As a bartender in a summer resort town at a nice restaurant on the water, I sometimes assist the waitrons at tables near the bar if the bar itself is slow, or if I want to get in good with a waitress (bigger tip-outs).

So I went to a table to help, delivering four standard salads that had been made on the cold side in the kitchen. As I am placing the 4th salad, the woman that received the 1st salad commented, very excitedly but quietly, “There is a frog in my salad!” Everyone just laughed a little, but sure enough a baby frog jumped right out on the table. The entire meal was comped and the patrons didn’t have a problem with the rest of the meal, even commenting about how good all the food tasted. This is not a chain restaurant.

At the end of the meal a bus boy clears their table; the customers are still seated and I am behind the bar. I look over and the bus boy is on the floor floundering. It turns out he had a seizure condition and something set him off. He got up and returned to his duties and all was well. Great customers and I am sure this was a meal they will never forget.

By the way, the customer did not eat the salad; she was fun, but not crazy. And they insisted on tipping.

Bender the Bartender

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Amelia May 2, 2009 at 7:33 am

I call made up on one of these:

either the story or this…


Iloveflying February 14, 2016 at 6:45 am

Oh come on or he likes posting the same story on different sites! It could happen don't think it wouldn't


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