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Also, my husband ALWAYS asks for tea without lemon. We ALWAYS get the lemon, therefore less tip.
Originally posted by daryllynMy second step is to introduce myself and crack a joke. I want to feel the customer out and find out if they want to play around or not, I like to have fun with my customers, but, only if they want to. I decide at that moment what sort of customer they are and try to match my service to that.
Originally posted by daryllynMy other tips would be never walk into the kitchen empty handed, and always be thinking ahead and doing more than one thing at once.
Originally posted by 46ACE
Take the order quickly upon seating;
Serve the dish quickly;
Check back exactly once!
Put the check on the table.
Don't come back 16 times!
(Break up our conversation or ask me how everything is when I've got a mouthful of food. I'm simply there to eat; not form a personal relationship with the restaurant staff).
Thats' all I expect from a waitress ( er..."waitstaff") ( and there's your 20% tip)
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Originally posted by WickettheRabbitIf my meal comes with a salad, it should be brought to me fairly quickly and it should never come just before the main course.
Originally posted by MidnightSunshine
Sorrry springs, i just finished answering posts from page two. ( i just happened to catch the short post asking why i didnt reply) I saw your post and it is long, and my daughter needs our after dinner walk. Im looking forward to reading and will reply later on tonight...
Originally posted by ABNARTY
You wanna know my pet peeve? (takes deep breath....)
MORON'S RUNNING THE PLACE!!!!!!!!!!
This is not to imply all establishments have nothing but morons working there. However, I live in DC. Lot's of restaurants. Not all, but most must have a 'moron minimum' hiring requirement. Whatever I order, regardless of how simple, comes to the table wrong. I get another table's order.
Originally posted by WhisperingWindsand the table next to you will complain when they don't automatically bring ketchup, and you shouldn't have to ask for it.
Originally posted by WhisperingWindsSprings1 ..you have no idea how some waiters or waitresses are pressed for time.
I have done this job, and often the kitchen wants those plates out now, because they have others that need to go up, and you get yelled at if you start looking at the bills and comparing what was on the bill to what is actually on the plate, not to mention the time it takes...all while some other customer is complaining that you aren't at their table refilling their coffee.
Originally posted by WhisperingWindsYes, some servers may be lazy, and if they are standing around talking to their fellow employees instead of checking on you , then I can see reason for legit complaints. But geez, if the place if hopping busy, and you can see your server run off their feet trying to catch up bringing food out, it pays to have some patience. Blame that on under staffing at peek hours, because I know that most servers I have worked with, want nothing more than to make their customer satisfied.
Originally posted by WhisperingWindsand will always find a reason to complain.
Originally posted by WhisperingWindsQuite honestly you seem like the type of customer that is picky, requesting a myriad of changes to whatever you order ,
Originally posted by WhisperingWindsAs far as the servers taking out plates that they did not take the order for,hence not knowing who ordered what, many restaurants just want that food out, and make it policy to whoever is in the kitchen to take the plates out when they are ready.
Originally posted by WhisperingWinds
reply to post by Springs1
Quite honestly you seem like the type of customer that is picky, requesting a myriad of changes to whatever you order , and will always find a reason to complain.
Originally posted by schuylerNo kidding! I've never heard of so many different complaints from one person. This sounds like the Customer from Hell. It would make me glad to have a sign that said, "We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone."