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post #526 of 538
I overheard that a "Melting Pot" was opening in Spokane soon. It made me laugh and think of a waiter rubbing his bare ass on my table. I would personally rather see a child breast feeding than that.
post #527 of 538
Man the original poster's comments are a bit picky. The worst eating experience I had was in a mid-range restaurant:

1) The waitress did not say "Hello" or even say anything. She just stared blankly at us waiting for us to order. (I actually had to ask if she was taking orders to find out...)

2) They got our dishes wrong, and when we said so, they denied it. Eventually, the waitress brought it back to the cook (with an annoyed expression), and got our dishes correct. (Unfortunately, she forgot the soup, so she had to go back again...before coming back and almost throwing the soup onto the table)

3) The wait staff were chatting with each other at the bar, while we kept waving for their attention. Took about 5 minutes to actually get them to come over. (If that sounds short, imagine sitting at a table, waving at a single person for 300 seconds)

Of course, the looks on their faces when we plopped down a 5 cent tip was classic...

I'm pretty sure that I've recieved better service at McDonalds than over there.
post #528 of 538
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Originally Posted by ratboycom View Post
I overheard that a "Melting Pot" was opening in Spokane soon. It made me laugh and think of a waiter rubbing his bare ass on my table. I would personally rather see a child breast feeding than that.

I had been half asleep when I first read this, so it took me a few moments to remember.

But when I did remember!! Woooooo Hahahahahaa

K
post #529 of 538
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Originally Posted by NorCal View Post

Basically your a total dick

LOL
post #530 of 538
WOW some read.....

In a way, I sort of envy KP. I wish I had the time and inclination to gripe as he does about such ridicoulous and trivial dining issues.

In reality though, you sound like a complete jerk and I imagine you are mocked by many behind your back.

DL
post #531 of 538
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Originally Posted by kennethpollock View Post
In order:
(a) My name is Bruce and I'll be taking care of you tonight (who cares what his name is and his purpose is obvious)
(b) you guys (when some of the guests are ladies)
(c) folks (i.e., commoners)
(d) Do you have any questions about the menu? (an insult; I can read English and am an experienced diner)
(e) Let me get this out of your way (as he snatches away a plate that really was not in my way)
(f) my favorite dishes are ----- (who cares?)
(g) tonight's specials are --- (as he reels off 8-10 dishes; mind-boggling; why can't they print it, as the specials are the same nearly every night)
(h) plopping down the bill before it is requested
(i) placing the cork on the table, or even worse, holding it near my nose
(j) tying a napkin around the neck of the wine bottle
(k) what "temperature" do you want your steak? (I usually say "hot")
You need a good beating. And no, I won't bother to read subsequent posts to see if you came around already.
post #532 of 538
I'd also like to say (reiterate?) that it is unwise to piss off the people who are preparing your food.
post #533 of 538
This post reminds me of, or was likely inspired by a piece in some men's magazine a while back (details or GQ) by a guy named Alan Richman who griped about similar mundane nitpicking issues with the food service industry. The next months issue featured responses similar to the opinions posted here, basically calling the guy a narcissistic douchebag.

I mean, imagine the nerve of a server introducing himself and giving his first name.......

DL
post #534 of 538
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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post
food seemingly appeared in front of me rather than being walked clumsily to my table.

You guys are a tough crowd. I know i'm quoting an old post but I don't quite see the distinction between the two. Assuming the staff is not dropping portions of your food while they walk, how does one walk "clumsily" with a plate of food??

dl
post #535 of 538
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Originally Posted by dl20 View Post
You guys are a tough crowd. I know i'm quoting an old post but I don't quite see the distinction between the two. Assuming the staff is not dropping portions of your food while they walk, how does one walk "clumsily" with a plate of food??

dl

You my good man have not been to Applebee's!
post #536 of 538
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Originally Posted by SoCal2NYC View Post
You my good man have not been to Applebee's!

You dont strike me as the type to be seen at such a place SoCal. Did you wear some Sanders gear and the waitress asked if it was Kennith Cole Reaction?
post #537 of 538
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Originally Posted by ratboycom View Post
You dont strike me as the type to be seen at such a place SoCal. Did you wear some Sanders gear and the waitress asked if it was Kennith Cole Reaction?

The day after I had dinner at Adour Alain Ducasse I had lunch at Outback Steakhouse since my boyfriend and his BFF Lauren were craving the blooming onion.
I have no problem with a high-low dining mix....I guess really the only aspect of life I do that.
post #538 of 538
You know I had a really good dining experience at McDonalds the other week...no seriously, I did. Friendly server, brought the food over, real cheerfulness...I was almost tempted to tip, if not for the no-tipping policy at maccas.

Of course, my other 50,000 times at maccas were filled with crap service and "um, uh, what?" teens.
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