Sunday, July 17, 2011

Oh, you're in a hurry, are you?

My first table tonight was three younger people. Perfectly nice, if a lite abrupt. They chowed down and I gave them their ticket, informing them that I'd be their cashier. Then while they were fumbling with their wallets I stepped over to the table next to them to ask a question. Seconds later the first three filed by me, and one of them had a receipt and cash in his hand.

“Have a good night,” he said pleasantly as he walked by.
“Thank you! But actually you pay me.”
He looked down at the money in his hand and then at me. “But we're in a hurry.”

I don't remember what I said, but he didn't ask for a manager so it couldn't have been what I was thinking: “Oh, you're in a hurry? Well, then, why don't you just go right to the host stand and try to pay them with your hundred dollar bill. Maybe a cash register will magically appear just for you!” Freaking idiots.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Trying to walk on you?

fuckmytable said...

God, I hate people who IGNORE my statement, "I will be your cashier." Then they get upset and put out when they finally figure out they can't pay at the door. People like that aren't likely to leave a good tip either, since they're obviously used to eating at the Golden Corral.

JoeinVegas said...

In Vegas a lot of the places have a central place you pay, and at different times they have the servers take the money instead, so it's a challenge to know what's correct at each meal.
Unless you're an asshole, then everything you do is the right thing

Terry Everton said...

The only customer who is on par with the restaurant hack is the retail shopper. Luv your stuff...Check out some of my experiences if you want at

www.terryeverton.net.

Peace and keep up the good work!

Jeni said...

i dont know about other places but around here unless its Dennys or Bob evans or something, you pay the waitress. at almost ANY not dinerish chain restaurant you PAY THE WAITRESS. If you dont know HOW to go out to eat, then dont.

yudelnoodle said...

I work in fine dining and it's amazing how even with crystal and white tablecloths people try to pay at the host stand. People are dumb.