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posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 01:35 PM
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First off my sister is a waitress and she tells me about customers that complain about everything and no matter what she does to please them they are never satisfied. They are very rude to the waitresses and act like the waitresses are their personal servants. Usually they get told to leave but the ones who dont never leave a tip. My guess is they have small penis syndrome so they have to belittle employees so they feel better about themselves.

Now my pet peeve is when im trying to eat or having a deep conversation with my wife the server/waitress wont leave us alone. They ask us like every 3 min if I need anything even after I tell them in a polite way that we would like are privacy and if I need something I will let you know. I know its not the waitresses fault, they are just trying to be nice and its probably policy to check up on the guests.

Some people dont believe when I tell this story until my buddies tell them they were there and seen it happen. I swear its true.

Hooters has got to be the worst. Me and a couple of the guys in my unit went there for lunch break. We only went there cause it was close and they had a special on their wings. As soon as we sat down the waitress started hanging all over me and sitting on my lap. Im in uniform and thats kinda unproffesional for me to have a girl sitting in my lap while pushing her tits in my face. Im also married and I know my wife wouldnt appreciate that. So I told her nicely that im married and my wife wouldnt like this. She asked if I had a picture of my wife so I pulled out my phone and showed her pics of my wife. Then she said " Wow your wife is hot she looks like Carrie Underwood, she whispered in my ear "is your wife also into girls, we should have a threesome"
I said "No she isnt and she would kill you for asking me that and for sitting on my lap so I told her to get off me and leave me alone. She said well your wife isnt here so whats the problem. I said No she isnt but even when shes not around I always act like she is. Thats called honor and integrity, Which you know nothing about"

She got off of me and walked away. Then while we were eating our wings she comes back and started the same crap with my buddies. I found it kinda funny and gross cause my buddies are like 20 yrs older then me they are about 45 yrs old and this girl my age was hanging all over them and they felt so uncomfortable but they were to nice to say anything.

I finally said " ma'am, we are trying to eat. will you please leave us alone, dont worry we will give you a nice tip" She came over to me and sat back down on my lap and she said " you need stop being so uptight and have some fun" about that time she sarted rubbing my ummm crotch. I jumped up and what is wrong with you, this is restaurant not a strip club. I walked out, then she and her manager followed me out and he asked what happend. I didnt tell him cause I didnt want to get her fired, I said I was just getting tired of being bothered by her when we were eating. The manager gave us our meal for free and gave me a gift card to eat there again( which I will never go there again).

So that was my worst experiance while eating out, I know some would think that would be the best experiance


That was the first and only time I went to Hooters. My buddies said thats waht Hooters is all about, Waitresses in skimpy clothing flirting with customers to get more tips. Has anyone else been there and had a similar experiance??? Some of the guys in my unit still talk about that and how I was stupid for not sleeping with her. I would never have, I dont cheat never have and never will
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posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 02:15 PM
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"I would never have, I dont cheat never have and never will"

Good for you(MSgt?)

Me neither; I'd be uncomfortable in that situation.also.

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posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 02:24 PM
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Originally posted by SeriousIndividual
I don't tip. I don't believe in it. If she don't make enough money, she can quit. I don't tip because society says I have to. If they really put forth the effort, I'll give them something extra. But this tipping automatically, it's for the birds. As far as I'm concerned, they're just doing their job. Say I order coffee, all right, and she only fills my cup up a total of three times, but I wanted it filled six times. You might say she's too busy. Well I say the words "too busy" shouldn't be in a waitress's vocabulary. These ladies aren't starving to death. They make minimum wage. I used to work minimum wage, and when I did I wasn't lucky enough to have a job that society deemed tip-worthy. Don't the people working at McDonald's bust their ass just as much? You don't feel the need to tip them though. They're serving you food, but society says "Don't tip these guys over here, but tip these guys over here." That's nonsense. I'm very sorry the government taxes their tips. That's screwed up, but it ain't my fault. It would appear that waitresses are one of the many groups the government screws over on a regular basis. Show me a paper that says the government shouldn't do that, I'll sign it. I'll vote for it. But what I won't do is play ball. This non-college crap, I got three words for that: Learn to type. If you're expecting me to help out with the rent, you're in for a big surprise.



Who knows? Come onnnnnnnn...........
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Really? Then don't ever, EVER go out ot eat. It's that simple. I've worked in the restaurant industry the past ten years. Always in the kitchen, mind you, never a server. The relationships forged between front of house and kitchen goes with the territory, so i will take up and fight for servers till the day i die regardless of what i come to do in the future. Most people don't understand how restaurants work from the other side. You come in, see a wait and immediately become upset because you can't come in and stuff your face right away. The ball rolls down hill from there, and now the server is too stupid or sucks at thier job, whatever you tell yourself to feel good about stiffing someone that DOES NOT make minimum wage. Yeah, i've heard it all before. If they don't like it, go get a different job. I couldn't agree more. My counter offer to those people. You don't like tipping, don't ever go out to eat. It's that simple.

To the op. Me and my wife frequently go out to eat. We see it as keeping the blood flowing in the industry. And we tip very well, even when the service is a little lackluster. The one thing i wish, was compassion from the "guests". We (in the restaurant industry) are humans, fallible humans, just as you are. We make mistakes, we have bad days. The general public walks in and automatically become definsive over the simplest of things. If you complain about your drink not being filled quickly enough on a busy night, remeber that when your boss is barking down your neck over something not getting done timely enough, and you thinking to yourself that your too busy. Stop crying about it. YOUR job isn't that hard.

I really wish that the policy "we deserve the right to refuse service" was still around, because people take advantage far too frequently when it comes to getting free meals and stiffing servers. I'm pretty convinced some go out with it in mind like its a game, because we have "regulars" who come out all the time, and complain every. single. time. Why in the world would you keep coming back if you know your food and service are going to be terrible? Free food. Its that simple.

And its not everybody. There genuinly are very nice people that come out and have a legitimate bone to pick with food and service. Every coin has two sides. I really wish that compassion was more abundant in this line of work.

end rant.
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posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 02:39 PM
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oh boy, egg on the face. Got trolled by one of my favorite movies and didn't even recognise it. Waaaa Waaaa....
Well, sadly there are people out there that do feel this way, so my stance is still what it is.

No personal offence to you.

My apologies.



posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 02:51 PM
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Consequence had a great tip for you earlier. Make sure you know the food you are serving. It always impresses me when my server can talk knowledgably about the menu and can describe the flavors, tastes and textures of the food. If you can, eat one of everything on the menu over a period of time. That way when someone is having trouble selecting an item you can make a good recommendation. One thing I don't want to hear when I ask if the Lasagna is good is "I have no idea, I've never tried it." It's also helpful to know things like how spicy the food is. There is a big difference between Jalapeno hot and Harbernero Hot.

Also, knowing what ingredients are in the food is very important to your customers with food allergies. If you run into that and you are not sure, find someone who does know for a fact what is in the food and how it is prepared. (I mention this because I have a friend who has food allergies.)

Of course, don't leave me hanging ten minutes with an empty beer glass.

I can appreciate all the hard work that servers do. I never leave less than a 5 dollar tip, even if I paid 7 dollars for breakfast. I once left a 40 dollar tip for a 20 dollar lunch, but the server was my niece.
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posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 02:52 PM
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not sure how much more i can add that hasn't already been said but here ya go,

- Keep their cups filled, I hate when I get a drink right away and finish it before food arrives then never see server again,

- don't ask if I want my change back, if I was going to give it all to you i would of said so, if i pay for a $40 meal with a $100 yeah i want my change back,

-Don't interrupt while I'm eating if something was wrong with my food I would have told you by now

-Offer vegan meals

-Offer gluten free meals

- Advertise/ have dinner specials. Couples looking for a night out away from the kids would like a cheap meal still.

-Kids night, discount kids meals, encourage people to take their kids out for a nice affordable meal

-Drink specials, Or tasting night, people come in trying different drinks usually will order appetizer, and if you have a unique beer they like they will come back.

-Food specials, Change up the menu once a week or so, and offer something different, more higher end but affordable, my friend is a chef and he can whip up some crazy stuff that looks to good to digest for a affordable price.


Thats all i got for now ill ask my friend what they have done at some of the places he's been, he's worked high end places in chicago to country clubs and now in florida. He gets around!



posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 02:54 PM
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That's why if you go eat there you all come in wearing monks robes with hoods and never speak to the waitresses. Point at the menu to indicate what you want and never look up from the table. If they touch you or become flirtatious yell out some foreign way of saying "Get the hell away!" She'll leave you alone, I guarantee it. Just keep the robe in your trunk at all times.



posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 03:12 PM
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I would say, my best-tipped servers are the ones that:

1. Never let my beverage go empty.
2. Use common sense when asking how things are. (Not when I am mid-bite, or I have barely even picked up my fork..)
3. Ask if you need dessert/coffee/etc. BEFORE putting the tab on the table.
4. Stop using canned sentences. And PLEASE..
5. Don't leave the tab and say "NO RUSH!".. for some reason, this is really annoying. Maybe that is just me.

and above all else..

People that are friendly and polite.

I would like to say that I am a big tipper. I love to tip friendly people, it makes the experience that much better. I know how hard many of these people work. I am pretty easy to please, and very patient, and if there is something wrong, by all means, tell me honestly. ("We are so sorry, we dropped the entire tray on the floor", not "Sorry folks, we are pretty busy today!" when there are ten people in the restaurant.)

One time at Chili's, they brought my husband's and my dishes and told us our kid's food would be right up. The server came and tossed it on the table and got outta there without a word. I looked at his grilled cheese and it was burnt black. I don't mean just a little dark..you could smell the burn. In no way edible; I bet even the dog would not have tried it. I felt like I was in some candid camera show. We spent another several minutes having to flag the waitress back down. I finally got her to take back the burnt-cheese and asked her to please replace it. She was annoyed and did not apologize, or really say anything. So we sat and waited...and waited. It was about 25 minutes later, I had actually fed my son from my plate and husband was done eating. The waitress did not come back once during that time. I finally lost my s**t and sought out a manager. I am a pretty calm person, but as you can imagine, I was pretty irate. She was very nice and understanding and apologetic. She said they would make one right then, but we refused and said "Why bother?? We are just going to take him somewhere else after this." I could tell she felt bad, having to clean up the mess of another person. She did charge us only for one entree and gave us a certificate for a dessert. I did appreciate that she tried to make things better. She sent us away with a new grilled cheese, boxed up, but we did not want to eat it for fear someone had done something weird to it.
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posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 03:15 PM
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Originally posted by MidnightSunshineWhat are your pet peeves about dining out?



Here's my personal pet peeves:

1. Ask if you have been there before? (Especially if you have, it's irritating and a time waster).

2. Make comments about what you order whether good or bad, by basically putting their opinion into what you are ordering. It's not your business and it's not nice, so don't go there unless specifically asked to. Even if it's a positive thing, you aren't acting as if that were you being hungry and thirsty by delaying the customer from ordering their food.

3. Take your glass instead of get you a new one for a refill.(That means I am left without anything to drink for that time period, especially if I have food in front of me.)

4. If you are sitting at the bar or table that the bartender or server refills your ice melted glass without dumping out the old watery ice in the glass first.(Common sense I don't want watery coke for example.)

5. Refills your glass of tea at the table. It would be nice to not have a watery glass of tea and a nice, clean glass.(Common sense again.)

6. Gives you your check when they didn't ask if you wanted it.

7. Wastes time writing their name and "thank you" on the check or even draws stuff. What a waste of time.

8. Gets your dirty dishes or any objects first before going to get what you asked for such as your check when you want your check. Common sense I want to leave, so get what I do want before worrying about clean-up work. If it's a refill, common sense I am thirsty, duh, get me my refill first. Why are servers so uncaring about customer's time they'd rather favor objects over people? Don't you think your tip will be altered when the customer waits longer for what they asked for?

9. Servers that put lemon in your water or tea rather than on the side due to that seeds can get into your drink and/or you just may not even want lemon.

10. Auctioning off drinks and/or food when your server is the one that took the order. The servers should be going down the line from a starting point and make sure the food goes in front of the correct person. The only way the server has a good excuse to mess up on this is if the customers switched spots, because then I could see not knowing, but most servers are too lazy today to compare their written orders to what is in their hands, the plates of food or glasses of drinks. Once, I had a waitress in a party of 4 auction off drinks. I was like, how stupid and lazy can she be? 4 drinks, when she wrote them down even as to how lazy she was to make us state who had what drink. That's not our job, that's our server's job.

11. Servers that ask you to remind them when you have modifications like adding some condiments. NO, you remind yourself by your written order. Those servers didn't even want to write the stuff down they were so lazy. I have had 4 servers over the years ask me that.

12. Servers that assume things like you want your check just because you ask for a box or assume you want another refill or assume you are going to always share appetizers, etc.

13. Servers that assume change is theirs when the customer never told them to keep it.

14. Servers that you don't know start trying to make a conversation with you before you get to place your order. Common sense would be we are hungry and thirsty, please let us order!

15. Servers that don't apologize when a mistake happens that are theirs.

16. Servers that blame someone or something else for their mistake.

17. Servers that walk away too quickly when they come to see how you are doing that you can't ask them for everything you need.

18. Servers that only ask 1 person if they need anything, but not anyone else at the table.

19. Servers that don't write down orders.

20. Servers that don't write down parts of orders, only some, but not all.

21. Servers that assume things such as bringing a ketchup bottle when you didn't ask for one that everyone likes ketchup when they could have just simply asked you when they took your order.

22. Servers that bring out obvious mistakes when they don't compare their written orders or tickets to the food.

23. Servers that don't go in order in which requests came in so you sit wait 5 minutes for your check when they voluntarily decided to check on other tables or even worse, gone to buss an empty table with lots of dirty dishes.

24. Servers that don't take "no" for an answer trying to convince you to get a dessert for example. That's aggravating.

25. Servers that don't know the menu, that you even know more about the menu than they do.

26. Servers that bring you what they want when they are out of something instead of asking you first.

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posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 03:16 PM
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Originally posted by MidnightSunshineWhat are your pet peeves about dining out?


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27. Servers that just don't know how to take an order such as you say you only want cheddar cheese, lettuce, and onions only on a chicken sandwich that comes with on the menu lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, and mixed cheese, but they actually ring it in as extra cheese(adding cheese) when you were just substituting cheese, not saying you wanted extra cheese, which means they put in the order wrong as well as overcharged you. Some servers are too stupid to know how to take an order. A person doesn't have to say "substitute" if they are already stating they only want one type of cheese. Some servers just don't have common sense, it's true. They aren't listening or reading the menu to know what they are serving you all because they are too lazy to do so and they just don't care, but yet, they want that money at the end.

28. Servers that don't write down requests such as a box, a bag, the check, a refill, etc. They are just too lazy and don't care if they remember what you said.

29. Auctioning off food if you aren't the server that took the orders as far as what table you are going to. There should be a table number on the ticket and some diagram of the restaurant. Don't be so lazy as to not make sure you are taking the food to the correct table to not interrupt other tables as well as you may end up giving the wrong table food first that was not first and/or made the wrong way, which it's very possible a person that has a food related allergy is served the wrong one, that can mean something serious for that customer, so think if that were you.

30. Servers that don't give you the amount of condiments you asked for.

31. Servers that don't notice you don't have any utensils or even napkins even.

32. Servers that order for you without your consent or permission to such as bringing you a refill without you ordering it or being asked for it or even getting you a glass of water you didn't order without asking first.

33. Servers that when you ask for your check and a dessert, they wait until the dessert arrives or even after to give you your check when they were fully in control of giving you your check that you did ask for when you ordered your dessert which is well before the dessert arrived.

34. Servers that don't ask you if you want your side salad before the appetizer arrives when side salads do take much less time to prepare than appetizers do.

35. Servers that serve you food that don't try their best to make sure an obvious errors aren't on the plate or even servers that don't even know what table they are giving food to, especially when it's the server that took the order. Some servers are too lazy to verify anything.

36. Servers that just don't have common sense such as you have an empty glass and don't even bother to ask if you need anything to even offer even.

37. Servers that don't give you a straw or extra napkins.

38. Servers that ask one person that is a fast eater if they want dessert that is finished their entrée when you are still eating your entrée. The server should just ask if they want anything else, NOT a dessert, because that makes the other person feel like a slow eater and they would have to rush to finish.

39. Servers that don't bring out appetizer plates out BEFORE the appetizer comes out so then you have to wait to get them, sometimes several minutes. You don't realize how many STUPID, DINGY servers out there actually have done this to us. Seriously, I have never been a server, but I have COMMON SENSE to know DUHHH PREPARE BEFORE BRINGING the next course, DUHH!!

40. Servers that don't know the soup of the day or don't know things about the food they serve when you ask. I mean YOU WORK THERE, NOT ME!!



posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 03:22 PM
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Tell us what you REALLY mean.


Welcome to ats.



posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 03:26 PM
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7. Wastes time writing their name and "thank you" on the check or even draws stuff. What a waste of time.

2. Servers that assume things like you want your check just because you ask for a box or assume you want another refill or assume you are going to always share appetizers, etc.

21. Servers that assume things such as bringing a ketchup bottle when you didn't ask for one that everyone likes ketchup when they could have just simply asked you when they took your order.

28. Servers that don't write down requests such as a box, a bag, the check, a refill, etc. They are just too lazy and don't care if they remember what you said.



Some of these just make you sound like an ass.




posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 03:37 PM
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JEASE!!! I would of been so embarrassed to call someone 3 weeks after the fact!!! LOL So, this is probably a stupid question, but, Think you will return to that restaurant??

Thanks so much for your input!!!



posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 03:41 PM
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Originally posted by MidnightSunshine When you’re out to eat---the whole experience, not limited to service---Tell me what makes you happiest?


What makes me the happiest?

Having a server that caters to *ME* PERSONALLY, NOT ASSUMING.

Having a server that tries their VERY BEST to get my order obviously correctly as much as possible.

Having a server that tries their best in general.

Offering to do more work. For example, noticing my mixed drink on the rocks the ice has melted, a waitress once offered more ice for it. That was nice and it showed she WANTED MORE MONEY to offer to do more work.

Saying you are sorry when you mess up that I give bigger tips than if you show you care less. Be nice about a mistake and I won't be as mad about it. It also shows you are a kind-hearted person if you say you are sorry.


Originally posted by MidnightSunshine I figure every little bit helps, and maybe you guys can help me out.


What I feel a server should need help in improving the most I see is that most servers don't *LOOK* at your food or BAR DRINKS *BEFORE* LEAVING THE KITCHEN or BAR and comparing it to the written order or if it's another server, the ticket or computer screen that has the order on it for any obvious errors such as missing condiments, wrong side dishes, etc.

I am SICK of the ASSUMPTIONS! My husband and I have had serveral servers assume because we asked for a box, that meant we wanted the check. NO, it didn't. We ordered a dessert and/or a bar drink or two even. Another assumption, that you get to keep my change. I don't pay with cash often, but once I did and the waiter kept my coins, so he got stiffed, got back my coins, and got a complaint from the manager. You can't steal and expect money from the customer, you just can't.

Don't ask if we want change. Quit with the laziness. Just get the change. SO WHAT if they leave it all, you have *EARNED* YOUR TIP FROM DOING THE FULL JOB YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO DO!!

Stop giving me refills without asking first. The only way you know is to ask at the greeting if the customers want that type of service. STOP controlling my service!

DO NOT TAKE MY GLASS WHEN YOU GET MY REFILLS! I am SICK of this that the servers hands me food and takes my glass. Do you want me to choke?

A lot of times servers aren't OBSERVANT to notice if the syrup is low and I end up noticing it the first few seconds they bring me the drink(dark drink, not sprite of course).

STOP PUTTING LEMON *IN* my tea or water. It puts SEEDS in the glass.

WRITE *ALL* REQUEST DOWN. I am so sick of servers when they don't write things down, then forget. These are examples:

Once, my husband and I ordered our entrées and this waiter at Chili's didn't write ANY of it down. My husband ordered his for the most part as it came just about and mine I ordered as I usually do with a lot of modifications. I ordered a burger with lettuce and onions only with 2 sides of mayo, 1 side of mustard, and 1 side of ranch. Our waiter comes back AFTER he left to ask AGAIN "Did you say lettuce and tomatoes", I said "No, lettuce and ONIONS only." You shouldn't be coming back to ask what I ordered. GET IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME. Unless they can't make the item the way I want it for some reason(they are out of it or just can't), you have no real reason to come back to my table to ask again. You should get it down correctly the FIRST time around.

I have a lot of times servers forget refills and they just NEVER WRITE THEM DOWN. You should be writing down refill request, YOU SHOULD!!

I have asked for a 1. dessert, 2. a box, 3. some tops for the condiment containers, 4. 2 containers for the condiments, 5. a bag, 6. the check, 7. to-go coke. She forgot the check due that I even WARNED HER saying "I have a bunch of stuff to ask for" and that should have been her CUE to take her pad and pen out, but it wasn't. She didn't write ANY of that down. She could have done everything except for the dessert in one trip even with the containers inside the box which would have been put inside the bag, the check in her apron pocket, one hand would have had the to-go coke, the other the bag that had the box and containers inside it.

Another time I asked for 1. a box, 2. a bag, 3. the check, 4. a to-go coke, our waitress forgets the bag.

Another time I asked for 1. extra napkins, 2. more bread, and 3. a refill on my soft drink, he forgets the extra napkins.

Another time, I asked for 1. a box, 2. the check, 3. a bag, 4. tops for the containers for the condiments, she forgets the bag.

Another time, I asked for 1. a box, 2. the check, 3. a bag, 4. containers for condiments, she forgets everything except for the containers.

Out of all of these times with different servers, NONE of these servers wrote down ANY of these.
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posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 03:44 PM
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Originally posted by enjoies05
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7. Wastes time writing their name and "thank you" on the check or even draws stuff. What a waste of time.

2. Servers that assume things like you want your check just because you ask for a box or assume you want another refill or assume you are going to always share appetizers, etc.

21. Servers that assume things such as bringing a ketchup bottle when you didn't ask for one that everyone likes ketchup when they could have just simply asked you when they took your order.

28. Servers that don't write down requests such as a box, a bag, the check, a refill, etc. They are just too lazy and don't care if they remember what you said.



Some of these just make you sound like an ass.



HOW?

#7 takes up OUR TIME we want to *LEAVE* and it BENEFITS YOU if we want to leave so you can make more money, DUHH!!

#2 WHY ASSUME when MANY SERVERS HAVE BEEN WRONG THAT HAVE DONE THIS? Once we ordered 2 more mixed drinks a piece *AND* a DESSERT to boot! Assumptions are bad.

#21 Again, ANOTHER THING TO WASTED OUR TIME AND ACT LIKE WE ALL HAVE TO LIKE THE SAME THINGS!

#28 Read my previous post as to why I hate this one. MOST SERVERS FORGET STUFF, that's why!! It's called being TOO LAZY TO TRY YOUR *BEST* TO REMEMBER THINGS!!



posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 03:46 PM
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Yes, I can't "give" anything away really, but I can work w/ what I got. Like drop off a handful of the homemade potato chips (crisps) to a table that hasn't tried them yet, or give away a sample of the homemade mac and cheese to someone who can't decide what they want....and so on. Thanks Consequence I think even these little things will help out.

BTW Why can't I star your post
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posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 03:51 PM
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Originally posted by bastet11
I would say, my best-tipped servers are the ones that:

1. Never let my beverage go empty.


My advice, ask your server if you can get refills without being asked automatically. I bet then your server will be on top of it.


Originally posted by bastet112. Use common sense when asking how things are. (Not when I am mid-bite, or I have barely even picked up my fork..)



Kind of hard to do for a server if you think about it. They may be called over and during the time they can come, you have a mouth full of food. I have been there, but I look at it as it can't be helped at times.


Originally posted by bastet113. Ask if you need dessert/coffee/etc. BEFORE putting the tab on the table. 5. Don't leave the tab and say "NO RUSH!".. for some reason, this is really annoying. Maybe that is just me.


I AGREE 100 BILLION PERCENT that it's not my server's decision to say I want to leave.


Originally posted by bastet114. Stop using canned sentences. And PLEASE..


Not sure what you mean by this?


Originally posted by bastet11 I don't mean just a little dark..you could smell the burn.


That's LAZY and VERY INCONSIDERATE as well as UNCARING!

If you can tell with one of your SENSES that something doesn't seem right, WHY would you serve it? These servers aren't acting like it's *THEM* in the customer's seat eating the food. I bet they wouldn't want someone to do that to them, would they?



posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 03:54 PM
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there will never be an exact way to please everyone.
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This is so true, but I'm working on it



Thanks



posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 03:59 PM
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Originally posted by luciddreami really hated it when a waiter or waitress comes 20 sec after i sit and asks for orders or drinks. I mean i need few minutes to look at it.


I 100 BILLION PERCENT AGREE. At least a min and a half to 2 mins. Especially, if I want a mixed drink and don't know which one I want on the menu, GIVE ME TIME! It's annoying for your server to greet you under 30 seconds even. My husband and I had that before once at On the Border. I barley had time to even look at the menu, it makes you feel RUSHED to order. Especially if it's your FIRST TIME at the restaurant.
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posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 04:00 PM
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Thanks so much. Yes I have been at it for 20 years now, and have ALMOST mastered it.
Just trying to get in the customers heads and pull out some information I have/could never have thought of!! You might enjoy another thread I started a while ago....www.abovetopsecret.com...





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