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I saw you do it, don’t try to deny it.  You were sitting right there at the table at lunch.  You wadded up  your paper napkin and stuck it in your water glass.  The friend you were dining with did the same with her coffee cup.

What were you thinking????????  You do realize don’t you, that someone has to dig that sodden, slimy napkin out of that water glass.  

Chances are, that someone is me.  We‘re a bit shorthanded lately.  I don’t  have a teenager washing dishes on my shift anymore.  So, when the lunch rush is finally over, I’ll be over there scrubbing the dishes.  I do not have the time nor the inclination to fish that  disgusting, wet napkin out of that waterglass.   I can’t dump it down the drain obviously.  It’s a bit too much water to dump in the trash can.  What am I supposed to do with it?

 If it were up to me, I’d serve you that same water glass tomorrow with the dirty napkin still floating in it.  Why did you do it?  Wouldn’t it have worked just as well to set the napkin on your plate when  you were done?

And while we‘re on the subject of lunch, let’s talk about table choice.  We‘re a mom and pop place, obviously a hostess isn’t in the budget- ever.  We let people sit where they want, and everyone seems to like it that way.  But please, use some common sense and manners about it, won’t you????

There were only two of you, did you really need to take the table for six?  Wouldn’t a booth or small table have been sufficient?

Ok, as you've probably figured out by now, this is a totally work related rant that I needed to get out.

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      Sandils1962 wrote Jul 21, 2009
    • Some people have no respect for others.  Sorry you have to deal with people like that.



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      Mz. Queen wrote Jul 21, 2009
    • You have a valid rant and point. Lucky for me I didn’t do it and I always try to pick the smallest table or spot.estaticestatic



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      UK Girl wrote Jul 21, 2009
    • Tulip blast away and all points valid ....... hope tomorrow your day is filled with nice customers who tip big and behave



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      Lazylola wrote Jul 21, 2009
    • Life has many twists and turns, maybe one day in the future they may find themselves on the other side. That was totally obnoxious behaviour. I’ve waited tables and that was a big lesson for me on how to treat people or how to behave in a restuarant. Rant away, hope you feel better and I second UK’s sentiment. Here’s to big tips tomorrow!



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      Tuliplady wrote Jul 21, 2009
    • Thanks for listening you guys.  Just needed to get it out of my system.  It was a moderately slow day today.  If I’d been really busy I wouldn’t have had time to dwell on any of it.  

      As for tips, I’m the cook.  I don’t get tips, just silly questions like “is the salsa spicy?”



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      Owlmaria wrote Jul 21, 2009
    • Let it go girl!! That’s what we are here for!
      No Tips??????
      Put a BIG Jar out for Tips to the Cook!!
      You Deserve them as much as any one else! Or talk to the waitress’ about sharing a percent of theirs, for you. It is done at other restaurants!
      Hope tomorrow is a better day!



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      Frannie1964 wrote Jul 21, 2009
    • i wonder why the cook doesn’t get tips.. there should be a tip jar for the cook, cause heaven knows, you cooks get alot of slack from customers. You gotta cook special orders most of the time and then subsitute this for that and that for this..lol.. you deserve a tip. You go girl!!  Let It all out. I hope your day Is a better one tomorrowhappy

      ((( Hugz )))



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      Tammy Slater-Kendrick wrote Jul 22, 2009
    • Rant away...that’s what ‘friends’ are for - to support you when you need it. I agree that everyone should have to work in either retail or a restaurant, even in your teens. It helps to develop an appreciation for those who choose to work in service-related professions. When I found myself back in the dating scene a couple of years ago, I always judged my dates on how they treated the wait staff at restaurants. You learn a lot about people that way.

      Come back and vent anytime you need to!



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      Tuliplady wrote Jul 22, 2009
    • Having been in food service for too many years to count, I’ve worked as a waitress, a cook, a bartender and I’ve seen a lot of people who treat “the help” very shabbily.  One of the worst offenders I know is my own father!!! Grrrr!

      On the other hand you can always tell when someone has been a waitress or worked in a dealing with customers type job.  The tips are always good and they are always polite.

      Tens, love that idea of judging your date by their treatment of others.  Says a lot about them as a human, doesn’t it?



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      Vikki Hall wrote Jul 22, 2009
    • I worked for a short time as counter help in a resturant. However we were not allowed tips.
      I did do hair for many years and lived off my tips. I didn’t expect them as a given. I expected that it was up to me to give good service and satisfy the needs of the client. And then maybe I would receive a tip. For a short time it was my place to protect and serve while they were in my chair/salon.
      Coming from an industry of service I have high expectations when I go out and am being served. I expect to be served with a smile and to make sure my cup is filled often. I don’t expect to be on the receiving end of someone’s bad day or day of mishaps. However if they are having a bad day and can play it off with a smile and a joke then it’s ok.
      It’s never acceptable to expect those providing your paycheck to just suck it up if your having a bad day.

      Now on the flip side there are some common courtesies that should be followed by all. You should never go into a place of service and take out your bad day on the server, you should never leave your table any worse than you did at home after all it is a reflection of how your mamma raised you, if you have a screaming child take them outside to soothe them, if your order is not correct pleasently tell the server there was a mistake, tell your needs upfront instead of after the fact. Afterall if you don’t know your needs how can the server who doesn’t even know you?
      And lastly remember that your server is a person too and without that person being a server you wouldn’t get service so be respectable. Again this reflects on YOU as a person.



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      Msj wrote Apr 13, 2012
    • Tulip,  

      You are so correct on when someone has worked as a waitress. My mom was a waitress for 30 years. She taught me to respect their hard work.  

      I chuckled when I read this because I wish you could have told them to their face!~

      I like sweving them the same glass tomorrow LOLheart



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      Ladiesofwhitelinen wrote May 7, 2013
    • The happiness in your life keeps you sweet.
      The trials in your life keep you strong.
      The sorrow in your life keeps you human.
      The failures in your life keep you humble.
      Faith in God will always keep you going.



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