The other day I had a table of three that just rubbed me the wrong way. It was a man and his parents; he seemed perfectly polite and friendly, but his mother spoke to me like I was an idiot and his father wouldn't make eye contact. I did my best to engage them but they didn't seem to want to talk.
When I brought their food out, the son asked for a Coke. "Is Pepsi okay?" I asked out of habit, and he confirmed it was. As I stepped away from the table, I heard his mother say acidly, "What a stupid question! It says Pepsi right on our glasses, why would she even ask that? How stupid!"
I was just turning to give her the evil eye when the table next to them flagged me down, so I had to let it go. I just love it when people do things like that--I do actually have ears, and they do actually pick up sound vibrations when you're not speaking directly to me.
The dad was at least rude to my face. As I dropped off their check, I saw that they had the flyer for our latest charity drive on the table. I picked it up and asked if our hostess had explained it to them. He heaved a huge sigh and then told me, "No, but we can read."
Alrighty then. Sorry to have insulted your intelligence by doing my job.