Crazy Restaurant

January 23, 2010

in Odds & Ends Stories

This is the same author who wrote Grief For My Boss and I would like to tell some stories of my crazy life as a kitchen assistant. Aside from dealing with snooty and bad tempered guys like my poor boss had to deal with in my first story, my workmates and I have experienced all sorts of strange and quite frankly crazy incidents – unfortunately many of which have happened to me! Here are two stories I would like to tell you.

1. The fire alarms once went off during rush hour and we all had to evacuate the building. An elderly lady refused to leave her table, moaning it was cold outside. One of the waiting staff had to practically drag her out of the door. It turned out that some nutcase had been smoking cannabis in the disabled toilets. The smoke was so thick it set the alarms off. It looked like the set of The Mist in there but without the monsters. It also stank of what smelled like old socks. Unfortunately the loser behind it managed to get away.

2. I don’t think anything could beat the time I accidentally turned the washing-up section into a giant bubble bath! I was just filing up one of the sinks in the kitchen and put way too much washing up liquid in. OK no big deal, I thought to myself. I’ll just keep an eye on it while it’s filling up. But typical me, I forgot all about it. And several minutes later when I returned there was a HUGE mountain of frothy bubbles building up that was steadily filling up that entire section of the kitchen! Needless to say it took a while to clean that up!

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

yourbosssucks January 24, 2010 at 10:29 am

I don't think the restaurant/hospitality business is for you. Or your boss.

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College Kid November 3, 2010 at 6:59 am

what in these two vignettes could possibly make you say that

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Jack January 24, 2010 at 12:32 pm

Where is this place, I want to avoid it. Pot in the bathroom, bubbles in the kitchen, and a boss who doesn't know how to deal with people. I bet the food sucks too!

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Jack February 18, 2018 at 8:37 am

But the food probably doesn't suck as much as me, Jack.

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waiterextraordinaire January 24, 2010 at 8:11 pm

Hey shit can happen. Pretty funny stuff really.

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Author January 25, 2010 at 4:29 am

Excuse me but for your'e information yourbosssucks and Jack I happen to like my job and my boss a great man. I put up these stories for a laugh, not to listen to moaning miseries like you. These incidents are supposed to be funny so for goodness sake have a laugh! Oh and why don't you try sitting in my bosse's shoes and dealing with snooty and bad tempered gits that think they own the world. You two sound like one of them. So just think about that the next time you are about to put a snide remark down. Or otherwise you will get something worse back from me, GOT IT!

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ps January 25, 2010 at 5:37 pm

Hey Author- These are great… the place must rock by closing time!

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yourbosssucks January 26, 2010 at 8:50 am

I can see why you wash the dishes. They're probably trying to hide you and your bad grammar away from from the customer.

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College Kid November 3, 2010 at 7:00 am

his grammar is superior to most on this site.

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teamROCKET February 18, 2018 at 8:39 am

Can you please keep your trolldom away from here. Do something else. Maybe move out of your parent's basement.

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Jack January 25, 2010 at 4:53 pm

Do you really work in a restaurant or in the hospitality industry? You sound like you are very young, and inexperienced. If you had an ounce of sense or knowledge about customer service you would know that (the way you described it) your boss is an idiot.

When you fail in the restaurant business, don't expect to pick up a gig writing for Leno or Letterman, your attempts at comedy aren't that funny or amusing.

Maybe you should encourage your boss to learn a lesson from one of the most successful retailers in the country – Stew Leonard. This is an excerpt from an article in Fortune Magazine:

"What makes Stew Leonard's so special is its over-the-top customer service, including entertainment for the kids and speedy (gum-free) checkout for the shoppers. Employees routinely hand out warm cookies and pistachios for snacking–if you spend $100, you get a free yogurt cone. And should you be unhappy for any reason, the store will refund you. Early on, Stew took the first rule of retail–the customer is always right–and added his own rule No. 2: "If the customer is ever wrong, reread rule 1." Upon entering Stew Leonard's, customers see Stew's famous rules, protected by copyright, carved in stone like the commandments themselves."

Now, Stew has had legal problems, but his stores are thriving. He would never turn a customer away, snooty, bad tempered or not. When you gain some maturity you will learn how to deal with that type of customer. I'm afraid however you'll never learn that from your boss.

May I suggest you and your boss try factory work, or coal mining? Something where you don't have access to the public.

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Author January 26, 2010 at 3:43 pm

Oh shut up the pair of you! Everyone at my workplace thought these incidents were funny and like I said I put these stories up for a laugh. So do us all a favour and SHUT UP WITH YOU'RE SODDING WHINING. It's a story for goodness sake so I do not need to be bombarded with crap from you Jack. Oh and by the way yourebosssucks (terrible name by the way!) You can take you're pathetic insults and stick it. Now I am not responding to any more comments from you two so there is no point on putting more up.

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Jack January 26, 2010 at 4:20 pm

LOL!

Yeah, don't respond and above all don't post anymore of your "funny stories", because they surely aren't very funny. The story about your boss was just pathetic.

btw… what is the average age and level of education of the people you work with? I won't even mention their IQ's.

Are you from the UK? That could explain a lot!

You aren't related to Donald Sinclair are you?

LOL

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