Saturday, November 14, 2009

And the night ends on a low note.

A table of regulars came in, and I got their drinks and order without incident. They got their food, I checked back, they told me things were great. I wandered by a couple more times, and they didn't acknowledge me. They weren't even half done, so I ducked in to the bathroom.

When I came out, the guy's demeanor had entirely changed. Suddenly he was abrupt and seemed pissed. They asked for their bill and have me their card; when I brought it back and wished them a good night the guy just said "yeah" sarcastically. They then left me two dollars on forty.

And I have zero idea why. Why won't people freaking speak up when there's a problem? I can't fix what I don't know is wrong. Is that so hard to understand?

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Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Regulars? Will you see them again? Maybe you'd ask them? I don't know if I would, but..... if you see them all the time.
I swear some people go to restaurants to act out when THEY 'have a bad day'!

BB said...

I don't get people. Going to a restaurant should be relaxing.. you don't have to pick the food up, prep it, cook it, or serve it. Someone is doing ALL that for you. I mean that in and of itself should relax and destress people.. and if I'm ever in a bad mood I don't take it out on the poor waiter/waitress. sheesh.

purplegirl said...

@Mary - they're not friendly chatty regulars, just people I recognize. I don't think I'd ask them--I usually subscribe to the theory of "don't ask a question you don't already know the answer to" when it comes to things like that, because god only knows what's going to come spewing out of their mouths!

@BB - I think they were pissed about something I did, though, because they were still holding hands and talking to each other. It was all very odd!