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post #31 of 117
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Originally Posted by Springs1 View Post
I NEVER said it did. Red Lobster doesn't serve $35 or more meals do they?

NY Strip* and Rock Lobster Tail
A lightly seasoned, wood-grilled 14 oz. center-cut NY Strip and our oven-roasted rock lobster tail. 36.50
post #32 of 117
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NY Strip* and Rock Lobster Tail
A lightly seasoned, wood-grilled 14 oz. center-cut NY Strip and our oven-roasted rock lobster tail. 36.50

Fine, so you found something expensive there, but you all know, even I, that Red Lobster is just a chain restaurant; it is NOWHERE NEAR a fine dining restaurant.
post #33 of 117
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Originally Posted by SField View Post
You're a peasant. EDIT; excuse me. YOU'RE a peasant.
I don't like this elitist attitude you're taking with OP. Just because she enjoys eating at restaurants that feature grown men dressed in clown costumes and serve food that is pre-prepared and flash frozen in Mexico before being reheated for consumption doesn't mean she's any less deserving of quality customer service than the rest of us. I think this is an excellent opportunity for us to learn more about how the bottom 20% have to struggle with issues we never notice, and how the things we take for granted aren't the standards for everyone. OP, you have my heartfelt sympathies. I urge you to begin a blog or at least an online campaign to force these major corporations to serve the poor and downtrodden with the respect they deserve. Classism is the last accepted form of discrimination in this country, and is an issue worthy of your attention. Best of luck.
post #34 of 117
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Originally Posted by Springs1 View Post
My husband and I

Does your husband know you are trolling a notorious homosexual web forum?
post #35 of 117
I'm definitely not suited for this, but I apologize on behalf of all the shitty servers that have ever served you shittily and not apologized. But you can't make broad generalizations about all servers based on the bad service of a few. I think instead of us telling you things, you should try waitressing at a local restaurant for a little while. I've tried doing what you mentioned about the chairs and writing down orders for each chair when i first started, but you have to rewrite the orders and when you have 8 tables you're juggling at a time with customizations for every order you don't have time. People ask to be skipped. At least at my place sushi orders go on bottom, kitchen orders on top and people order sometimes from both. It's a huge hassle coming up with seat placements for every table. You simply don't have the luxury of time Chefs yell at you if the food is getting cold. Managers yell at you if they think people are waiting for orders. Customers yell at you if you haven't done whatever small request they asked for. And you can't do all three at the same time. Thus some of the smaller requests get pushed back, sometimes out of mind. Writing shit takes time and you don't have time. You keep saying servers aren't perfect human beings and then you go on say why they should be perfect. However, I do feel guilty when I do all of the things you mentioned. I do my best to apologize and redeem myself. I used to be a little whiny bitch like you about serving. Service had to be perfect or you got a ding on your tip. Being Asian and not having grown up in a tip culture, I used to just round up a little bit from the bill to make a pretty number (generally around 10%) instead of at least giving 15%. God, I was a little bitch. and still kinda am, but hopefully less so See, in other countries waiters have a salary. In our great country waiters depend on charity because restaurants are legally allowed to pay 65% of minimum wage because of this tip culture. You try working for charity. If some bitchass customer leaves no tip or less than 10% tip, you can't complain when they've already left. You have no idea how degrading it might be for the waiter who does come run after you. You think they sleep well at night? They probably have some underfed kid in their house who depends on their sole parent making a living off fucking charity I fucking hate Asian customers and I'm Asian. Black people and Latinos maybe half as much. You can be nice to them as much as you want, all smiles and polite jokes and water refills and constant checking ups and they leave 5% tip. random waiting thoughts. Anyways, next time you get bad service just take a look around you. See how many waiters there are. And then see how many tables there are.
post #36 of 117
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Originally Posted by Springs1 View Post
A good example, I asked for a refill, more bread, and some extra napkins. The waiter forgot the napkins.
Extra napkins? What type of cheap ass joint are you going to with paper napkins?
post #37 of 117
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post
Extra napkins? What type of cheap ass joint are you going to with paper napkins?

I think it's because the owner comes to your table and rips them in half.
post #38 of 117
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Originally Posted by tiecollector View Post
I think it's because the owner comes to your table and rips them in half.

Oh, well if the owner is serving you, or a member of the owner's family, OP troll is in the clear. No tip is customarily required.

Yet another problem solved on SF.
post #39 of 117
lol: Paper Napkins Coke To-go Coke Ranch dressing Dr. Pepper $35 meals OP sounds like anglo fatwife WASP. Edit: For reals, who the hell orders Coke to go at a "fine restaurant"?!
post #40 of 117
LOL, ranch dressing with your appie? Nothing says, "Fried things with cheese" louder than that.
post #41 of 117
Is this one of Arrogant Bastard's socks?
post #42 of 117
The OP is a sock: no one could be so pretentiously erratic
post #43 of 117
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Originally Posted by Springs1 View Post
Fine, so you found something expensive there, but you all know, even I, that Red Lobster is just a chain restaurant; it is NOWHERE NEAR a fine dining restaurant.

I'm still trying to figure out what "fine" dining establishment serves Ranch dressing with bread.
post #44 of 117
shit. op hasn't even started on why the valet didn't have her husband's buick brought to the carwash first while they were dining.
post #45 of 117
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Originally Posted by uhurit View Post
The OP is a sock: no one could be so pretentiously erratic

The angry capitalization does smack of an angry fat middle american housewife, though.
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