Forgetful Waitress

January 14, 2010

in Server Stories

Me and my girlfriend love to eat Asian cuisine. We decided to go to a new Asian restaurant near where I live because we have both heard good news about it, and so we both assumed it was good… boy, were we wrong though.

It all started when we came through the front doors of the place. There was only one other couple eating there – it was practically empty, but there were no hosts or hostesses to even seat us for about 10 minutes, until we both decided to go to the kitchen and ask in a firm tone, “We’d like to be seated, please!” Turns out all the employees were together, gathered in the kitchen, having some long conversation instead of tending to customers.

We were finally seated, and shortly afterwards the waitress took our orders. Half an hour had passed while we were waiting for our food, and by this time only my girlfriend had received her food.

On a side note, we both saw ants, flies, and mosquitoes crawl and buzz around the place on multiple occasions.

By the time my girlfriend had almost finished her food, I still hadn’t received my order. I went up to a waitress, politely saying, “Excuse me, I had ordered food quite some time ago, and I was wondering if it was ready yet.” The waitress seemed confused and asked me, “You ordered something?” A bit angered by what she said, I told her, “Yes, I did, I ordered…” and I told her what I had wanted. She told me that she was going to get my meal started and delivered to me as soon as possible.

After my girlfriend had finished her meal, the waitress then brought us our drinks which were just cans of warm pop, with no ice to go with the cups she gave us. I asked her if we could have ice; she agreed to do so, but never brought us any.

By the time we both got sick of sipping on our warm drinks, we decided to leave and I decided that I could just get my meal in a doggy bag. My girlfriend asked for the bill; it noted that I was charged for my meal that I didn’t get. I went up to the same waitress and asked if my meal was even done yet. Again, she gave me a puzzled look, but then realized on the spot and spoke aloud, “Oh! I forgot to tell the chef to make your meal! Do you want to wait a little bit longer?” I then told her to just forget it because I was tired of waiting.

I paid for my drink, and I told them that I was not going to pay for a meal that I did not get. The waitress was confused and a bit angered that I wasn’t going to pay for something on the bill that was given to me and even said that I would be charged with theft.

Really angered at this point, I told her to just “go ahead and try” and both me and my girlfriend left the place.

I’m never going back there again!

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

Jack January 14, 2010 at 6:33 pm

Where did you go to school? Me and my girlfriend?

The first clue of what was to come, was when they failed to seat you properly. Why did you even stay? I think "me and my girlfriend" would have left.

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Walter January 14, 2010 at 7:04 pm

What, was it grammatically incorrect to say, "me and my girlfriend"? Would you rather me say, "My girlfriend and I"? Stop being so nit-picky about my grammar and pay attention to the bigger picture. The reason I wrote this story, was to tell a story, not to show how much I know about grammar.

Oh, and wonderful how you question where I went to school, as if to say that my school didn't educate me properly and this is why I made the faults in my story, that you repeatedley pointed out to me.

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Bob January 14, 2010 at 8:57 pm

Don't worry about it Walter. You only had a visit from the grammar police.

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Charmander February 18, 2018 at 8:44 am

I can tell you didn't go to school. Because there, you learn "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all". And you're yet to say anything nice.

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Jack January 14, 2010 at 9:44 pm

Don't get insulted Walter, you made a mistake, learn from it

Most schools today do a poor job teaching English.

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LRKRMLN April 3, 2014 at 3:24 pm

Funny you say that, since you have one hell of a run-on happening in the first sentence of your comment here…

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Beth January 16, 2010 at 10:27 am

You say it as if you could leave out your friend's name in the sentence "My girlfriend and I waited to be seated" "I waited to be seated" I didn't learn this trick until I was out of school more than 20 years.

On another note, why did you stay and have your girlfriend eat if you saw bugs crawling around? That was your 2nd or 3rd clue that this was going to be bad. I hope she didn't get sick.

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blahblah January 16, 2010 at 3:28 pm

Jack your comments are pointless and you're an elitist jerk.

You can learn from my post.

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jack April 10, 2010 at 8:27 pm

Blahblah, no one could learn from your post, but keep trying.

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Mr.Mister February 18, 2018 at 8:46 am

Oh yes, and your posts are so awe-inspiring. NOT!

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blahblah January 16, 2010 at 3:39 pm

Also, Jack, no need for the comma in "The first clue of what was to come, blah blah…" It's a complete thought and there's no need for it at all. This is what I teach for a living and I am very good at it.

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jack April 10, 2010 at 8:34 pm

OK!

I think it's time you take a refresher course, or learn something new.

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Jack January 18, 2010 at 4:05 pm

btw… who named you?

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Angelie April 10, 2010 at 2:17 pm

Astonishing that every story has comments by someone who feels the need to pick on the story writer… as if certain people out there are just waiting to let the inner jerk come out because in real life they would never dare to open their mouths.

Sad.

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Jack April 10, 2010 at 8:24 pm

Yeah I would, I'd still say something even if a Miss GoodieTwoShoes like you were standing next to me.

When people write something dumb like Walter wrote, they deserve a comment. If you don't like my comments, don't read them.

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Jack April 10, 2010 at 8:00 pm

I would like to formally and humbly apologize for all of the incredibly obnoxious comments that I have made, and may continue to make, on this site.

I have no life, and clearly you have all figured that out. I enjoy nothing more than correcting the grammar/punctuation of posts, insulting the intelligence of those who post (while never having the nerve to post a story myself), and responding negatively to those who dare criticize my judgement.

Once again, I apologize. I will make a better effort to control my anti-social urges from now on. It is a difficult task for me, however, as the internet provides such an anonymous outlet for my pent up inferiority complex. Despite the challenges I face, I am committed to trying my best.

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Jack April 10, 2010 at 8:26 pm

The person using my name in the above post probably wrote the original article.

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Nadia April 10, 2010 at 8:51 pm

Nope. Just looked at this site for the first time tonight actually. I had quite a chuckle noticing and reading your numerous comments. Couldn't help myself by the time I got to this post.

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Nadia April 10, 2010 at 8:56 pm

P.S. Don't even bother replying to this. http://www.dinnersfromhell.com is an interesting enough site, but not that interesting… especially since you sort of shit it up, Jack. I feel sorry for you. Anyhow, you will never see me on this site again, as I am just passing through here. So any comments you make next (which I have no doubt you will be unable to stop your ego from typing) will all be in vain.

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Katherine July 6, 2013 at 4:57 pm

Who else thinks that Jack should be kicked off this site? Just saying.

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