I normally have a great respect for restaurant workers, especially waitstaff. They usually do a great job and hard work for little pay. I tend to tip well.
But once in a great while you get service that is, shall we say, less than stellar. Share your more amusing stories. Though I have a few, this one comes nearly verbatim from my girlfriend.
Dumb as Dust Waitress: May I take your order?
Girlfriend: Can I get a grilled cheese sandwich please?
DDW: Sure, that’ll be right up.
forty five minutes go by
DDW: We’re out of grilled cheese sandwiches. Besides, the grill is about to close.
GF: But it’s still open, right?
DDW: Yeah, but we don’t have any more grilled cheese sandwiches.
GF: Uh… You mean you’re out of cheese?
DDW: Of course not! We’re out of bread.
GF: You’re a restaurant. How can you be out of bread?
DDW: We just are! You have to order something else, like a hamburger.
GF: Um… on what?
DDW: A bun, duh.
GF: OK, let’s try this: Make me a grilled cheese on a bun.
DDW: I can’t do that!
GF: Why not?
DDW: sighs Because, then if someone orders a hamburger at the end of the month, we won’t have enough buns left.
GF: Huh? OK, besides hamburgers, what else do you have?
DDW: We have tuna fish.
GF: Oh, that sounds good. Like a tuna plate with fruit or something?
DDW: exasperated No, ma’am. It’s a tunafish sandwich. :rolleyes:
GF: Served on…?
DDW: Bread! What do you think?
GF: OK, work with me here. You’re out of bread. Remember?
DDW: We’re out of grilled cheese bread. We’re not out of tuna fish bread.
GF: Alright, explain this to me like I’m four. What’s the difference?
DDW: sigh Grilled cheese bread is white. Tuna fish bread is tan.
GF: Ah, now we’re getting somewhere. I’d like a grilled cheese sandwich on tuna fish bread.
DDW: Ma’am, you can’t do that! You can’t put a grilled cheese on tuna fish bread!
GF: Silly me. I’ll just have a tuna fish sandwich on tuna fish bread, then.
DDW: Fine. Would you like that grilled?
GF: Sure, let’s get crazy.
DDW: And would you like cheese on that?
GF: Sounds great. And while you’re at it, hold the tuna fish.
DDW: Sure, coming right up!