The 20 Most Annoying Things Servers Do at Restaurants

From aggressive upselling to hitting on your date, these are the ways that waiters drive us crazy.

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Recently, we played devil's advocate by suggesting that tipping should be abolished in the United States. But before the waiters across the band together to egg our offices, remember that we also told everyone to tip, at minimum, 20% in a cocktail bar. Point being, we have no vendetta against all the ace servers who make it a joy to eat at restaurants and drink at bars, and we will continue to tip heartily while that is still the accepted system.

What we do have a problem with, though, is being at the mercy of a waiter who undercuts everything great about going out for a meal by being a total pain in the ass. Here, we share our biggest pet peeves when dealing with restaurant staff. And for all those servers who think we're out of line, fear not—tomorrow we will have a rebuttal from a seasoned waitress who will tell us exactly why we suck so badly at being guests.

With that, let the ranting begin. Here are the 20 most annoying things servers do at restaurants.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/drfos David Foster

    I’m a table jockey and I pretty much agree with everything you put up here. Just remember that in corporate soul sucking establishments, they pretty much force you to do a prepared spiel, and secret shop you randomly to see if you’re doing it when nobody’s listening. I work in a private restaurant, and never tell people my name unless they ask for it, which I consider to be a somewhat rude breaking of an unspoken rule. Sometimes when they ask me I hold out my hand and say “My name is Dave, what’s yours?” The out stretched hand invites a shake, because we’re best friends now, right?

  • Russel

    Number one is actually a requirement by most corporate owned restaurants… Why the hell would I want to tell strangers ill never see again my name?

  • Industry Expert

    1. Most restaurants make you do that, especially corporate ones. And 9/10 times if you don’t say your name, the table asks, which is even more annoying because its none of your business or you get secret shopped and fired for not doing your spiel Side note how if you needed your server quickly, ie lost track of time need check to make flight or whatever, it easier to say can you grab “Bob” instead of saying can you grab my server, which means heading to the host stand checking out table sections then finding the server (who is usually always moving around) then find out oh that not his table because another server switched with him or her. Long story short get off your high horse on that one.

    2. True touching is weird…

    3. Yeah that’s lame as shit

    4. Usually not really the servers fault, sometimes they get sat with 2 or 3 tables at the same time, and yeah chips and salsa, that works sooooo well at a $100 a head steakhouse. Here’s a tip if you want fast food go the fuck to McDonald’s other wise chill out sip your water and ask the busboy for bread, your server is doing their best, and prob is being held up by some dumb ass asking questions they could answer themselves because its on the damn menu!!

    5. Again usually forced to be done by management and if you get secret shopped and don’t its your own ass. (Maybe this article should be titled 20 things management makes servers do that’s unfair and degrading, or annoying to clientele)

    6. I hear you on this, although sometimes you grab a server while they are getting something like that already so its first come first serve, you just don’t realize because its all about you…(meanwhile its your server that screwed up by not bringing what was needed before hand)

    7. Yeah squatting is just unprofessional

    8. In a good restaurant the more $$$ spent the better the meal (usually), don’t be mad because you feel cheap. Lobster Mac IS 100x better then regular Mac and you know it. And Silver Oak IS better than Yellow Tail.

    9. One course and no drinks of course, and please by all means, taking a dining room table for drinks…weak sauce. Go to the bar this isn’t a cocktail table you jerk.

    10. Yup asking about change is lame.

    11. Specials and price…yup should go w/o saying.

    12. More often then not its hard to tell when some is politely leaving a few bites not to look like a pig are slowly eating one bite every 10 minutes. What kind of pussy doesn’t say no I’m not done here, and shame on the server if the reach before asking. Getting annoyed by this is your own fault though.

    13. So true the server should keep it professional and their day out of the convo, but here’s the kicker so should the customer, especially during busy times. The reason you might be waiting for your cocktail or have your order taking is because some ass at another table has your server imprisoned by inane convo.

    14. Nothing is more professional than owning your own mistake, but sometimes the kitchen does screw up, and sometimes the printers go on the fritz, and sometimes the server just forgot. Sometimes they’re telling the truth…so don’t just assume!

    15. Messing up pepper and parm service, well no excuse here, its not freaking rocket science, but maybe its just karma catching up for the time you made the server grind pepper for 10 minutes because you like a spicy salad.

    16. Messages on checks, yup that’s just horrible…unless of course its Denny’s then who cares.

    17. Who would do that, its all bout the $$$ and hitting on the date well that usually means no $$$. However, tables that flirt, especially the drunk ass cougars, with the servers is out of line too. I’m not a piece of meat, your husbands right there, and he’s probably paying, so relax on the dirty martinis because when you whisper that dirty something, something in my ear all I can smell is blue cheese olives and its disgusting!!

    18. Again the napkin thing is usually ordered by management. I don’t want to touch your soiled snot rag either, but I must or risk losing my job. Who knows you could have wiped herpes, the flu, and TB all over that thing. So piss off with this complaint.

    19. Really!?!? “Another” bothers you? Here’s what bothers us. The one table a day that bitches to our boss because we said “more” and thinks I tried to swindle them. Because of this we learn its easier to be perfectly clear rather than deal with the a for mentioned cheapskate. The person who bitches about this needs some joy in their life!!!

    20. Well no one likes to be abandoned…

    But, its customers like you that don’t get it and have never been in those shoes that make me say thank the lord I’ll never have to hoof tables ever again.

    • Tom

      Fucking amen! Well said, sir.

      Whoever the hipster is that wrote this shit is the person that would complain if the server handed them the parm and cheese grater and asked them to do it themselves…or the pepper mill.

      • fed up server!

        Couldn’t have said it better myself! Thank you!

    • http://www.facebook.com/djderek D.j. Derek Johns

      re: 7. Yeah squatting is just unprofessional

      Most of the “cool & family friendly” restaurants tell their servers to do this to get down to the customer’s eye level, showing that they are paying attention and taking the order seriously. If professional is such a priority, then you shouldn’t be eating at Applebee’s/TGIFRidays/Ruby Tuesday’s/O’Charley’s , or for that matter, ANYwhere with a “kids menu”.

    • ellie6416

      Hell yes! I’m a server myself and I have to give you my name because that is what the owners require of us. 90% of my customers read my name on my nametag wrong so I end up having to say it anyway. And I don’t need tables waving their hands at me or yelling ‘Hey, hey, over here’ across the restaurant. I have a name. Use it. If you are in THAT much of a rush, McDonald’s has a drive thru. Feel free. Most customers who get annoyed at little things like that don’t tip that well anyway. News flash: While you getting good service matters, me keeping my job and getting tipped matters more. You are one single solidary table. I make $3.85 an hour PLUS (keyword PLUS) tips. I am not your servant. I am not your slave. I am your server and human being. My mother and father gave me a name and you will be using it. I understand it’s your money, but you buying a $50 meal doesn’t do me any good if you don’t tip. That just pays the establishment, not me.

    • Grimalkin

      I agree with some things on this list, but I also agree with you on other things., Industry Expert. The restaurant I work at requires me to say my Name and give this whole stupid speil about the restaurant (we brew out own beers, etc.). However, I usually don’t do these two things, because I personally hate the restaurant I work at, and most people don’t give two shits anyway.

      If some table that isn’t mine asks me for something, whether I help them depends what their request is and how busy I am. However, I will at least tell their waiter what they want – i’ll never tell them “sorry I’m not you’re waiter”… though I did do that one time to a really snotty little kid.

      I don’t upsell for the sake of upselling – if it seems like I’m upselling, it’s because the more expensive food, like you said, is simply better. We have a few steaks, for example, and the most expensive steak is the best one. Sometimes customers ask me which steak is “the best”, and then I get dirty looks because I replied with the most expensive one, and they assume I’m just being an upselling jerk. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.

      I admit, sometimes I do the “do you need change?” thing, which is one good thing i’ve learned from this article. I’ll keep it in mind. I also occasionally say the specials without the price, because rarely, if ever, do people actually ask me about specials, so i’m pretty caught off-guard when they do ask me. Still, I have to remember to say the price. At the same time, people shouldn’t really care all that much, it’s not like it’s going to be $30 bucks. We’re a cheap, shitty restaurant. The special being $15 dollars or $18 dollars shouldn’t matter, especially if you give enough of a shit to actually ask about specials in the first place.

      When it comes to making excuses about a fuck-up, I think more often than not it IS the servers fault, and they should admit it. Even if the kitchen screwed up, at least where I work, it’s usually because I didn’t communicate properly with the kitchen, either when modifying the ticket or by actually going into the kitchen and saying something. Rarely has something ever not been my fault, unless it comes down to a burger being over or undercooked – that’s the kitchen’s fault. At the same time, it’s also the customer’s taste – what the chef thinks it’s “medium rare” is occasionally the customer’s idea of “rare” or “medium”.

      Hitting on your date… Well, sometimes men’s wives or girlfriends will simply hit on me, or are way more talkative than their boyfriend/husband. If the wife is more talkative and a little bit flirty, it’s hard not to look like you’re reciprocating without being outright rude. It’s another situation – damned if you do, damned if you don’t. If you’re nice to a flirty woman, it looks like flirting. Otherwise, you look like a jerk.

      “Another” coke vs. “More” coke? Who cares? If the customer wants to know, they’ll ask if it’s free.

      Lastly – disappear. Yes, that is annoying. I occasionally “disappear” if I have a lot of tables – sometimes I forget one table wanted the check or something, and yes they will get mad at me. I never said I was the best at my job.

  • L.L.

    About the pepper grinder — can we PLEASE let you do it yourself? It’d be so much easier for everyone.

  • Springs1

    “Say everything that you inquire about on the menu is “really amazing.”

    That’s sort of like when servers tell you that’s their favorite, it’s AGGRAVATING!!

    “Ask you if you’ve dined there before and if you “know how the restaurant works.”

    Another waste of time AGGRAVATING question that doesn’t matter.”

    “Tell you to wait for “your waiter” when you ask for something.”

    Nothing like no team work to make you feel like a valued customer, NOT!!”

    “Squat, take a knee, or sit down at your table.”

    Sitting down at my table, you need an INVITE to do that. You aren’t in my party, don’t sit here. I don’t understand that if I don’t know you, WHY would you sit? It looks SOOOOO LAZY, VERY LAZY.

    “Ask if you need change.”

    Amazingly been asked that when me and my husband paid with credit cards before. Why are servers SO LAZY? It’s LAZINESS it has to do with and feeling ENTITLED rather than *EARNING* that tip.

    “Try to pass of their mistakes.”

    Nothing kills the tip more than blaming it on someone else like the cooks when it’s obviously the server’s fault for something for example.

    If you want a good tip, BE HONEST. The only way the customer won’t know is if it’s not an obvious mistake such as a slightly undercooked steak if the server put in the order in wrong, if it’s not on the check that way, the customer won’t know it’s the server’s fault really for putting the order in with the wrong temperature. Most things though, are OBVIOUS. I had this one waitress that blamed the cooks for *HER*(OUR WAITRESS), not bringing out the side of rice that came with an item my husband ordered it as it came and instead she brought out 2 sets of beans(it came with one set of beans, not two.) She said I quote “I don’t know why the cook plated 2 sets of beans.” If it wasn’t for risking spit in food, I would have said “ARE YOU FUCKING BLIND?” Seriously, *SHE* took the order and *SHE* brought it out with forgetting the rice in the kitchen and bringing out an extra set of beans. Turns out, the bitch did more, she rung up an extra set of black beans by accident because she thought that bbq sauce which was for me the bbq sauce was “BB” that it stood for bbq sauce, not black beans. So in turn, honestly the way she rung it up, any idiot would have noticed that we should have had 2 sets of beans AND the rice the way she rung it up. I also had to show her on the menu where the chimchanga I ordered came with GROUND BEEF, NOT SHREDDED, for real when it came out wrong as if she didn’t believe me that I knew the menu BETTER than her and that was our first time there even. She wonders why she had 6% tip I bet the idiot. When you blame others for your laziness or even just a mistake, it pisses the customer off even more. I wish you could just tell off the server when they do that shit without penalty.

    “Write a nice message on the receipt with hearts dotting the i’s and smiley faces all over the place.”

    Another waste of VALUABLE TIME!!

    • Qwerty

      God, I hope you never eat where I work. You sound like a nightmare.

      • Springs1

        “You sound like a nightmare.”

        Because you are LAZY, aren’t I right? Because otherwise, WHY would you say such a thing, huh? You wouldn’t have any issues serving me otherwise.

        • Qwerty

          I don’t need to prove anything to you. Why is it just laziness with you? What kind of skewed perspective on the restaurant industry do you have that you think it’s a piece of cake and only lazy people are employed? I respect your right to have your own opinion but from a stranger’s perspective you just sound like the kind of guest that a restaurant staff will remember for all the worst reasons. I would write more but my lawn chair at work looks lonely and my piña coolata seems to be getting warm.

    • Golden Ruler

      Have you tried eating at home? and not pointing out everyone else’s faults?

      • Springs1

        I eat at home during the week and eat out one the weekend IDIOT!!

        • Emily

          A 6% tip? That’s horrendous. I’m a lawyer now but I waited tables in NY during colllege and even if my waitress screws up she still gets 20% minimum. Lazy is the last thing they are, they’re doing a million things not just tending to you. You’re probably one ofthose people who can’t order properly and asks the price of everything (hey! That’s what a menus for!) after telling your server your ready yet you make them stand their for ten minutes. I can assure you you’ve made a mistake before at your job (assuming you have one, you come off as a fat pretentious housewife who complains just to complain, and your husband probably only takes you out on the weekend because he’s embarrassed/disgusted by your behavior in public) so why can’t these people make a mistake. I can assure you you couldn’t do their job. People like you shouldstay the fuck home. And p.s. – if you’re going to call someone an idiot, don’t mistake the spelling of “on”. It has no “e” at the end.

          • Noneya

            Hilarious that you pointed out their spelling of “on” when you yourself have substituted their for there, as in “make them stand their”. Good job.

          • Springs1

            THANK YOU for pointing out the HYPOCRITE!! I appreciate that!!

          • Roro

            Lady you sound horrible. Have you ever worked food and beverage? You don’t know the ins and outs of the game. You sound like a back seat driver. I’d rather crash the car than dream of ever dealing with you.

          • Springs1

            “Lady you sound horrible”

            HOW, because I want my server to work hard and care about me, huh? NO, I don’t.”

            “Have you ever worked food and beverage?”

            Back between 1998-2002 off and on a little over 2yrs worth I worked as counter help in a donut shop/diner. I dealt with serving customers. I wasn’t a waitress, but I did serve customers food and drinks. I learned much more being a customer than back then when I didn’t eat out as much as we have since then. Back in 1998, I was 21yrs old and still living with my parents at the time, so I didn’t go out to eat much to understand how to serve customers properly as I should have when I first started there compared to if I would have had experience as a customer eating out a lot. I didn’t eat out a lot back then to understand how it felt to be a customer.

            So working as a server doesn’t matter, because I know how to do the job BETTER than most servers even. My husband and I met in Nov. of 2000 and we have been eating out 2-3 times a weekend SINCE then. We have had A LOT of experiences since then to teach me how to do the job.

            “than dream of ever dealing with you.”

            You sound LAZY to say that, otherwise, you’d love to serve me and you know it.

          • Server01

            “You’d love to serve me and you know it.”
            Colossal. Bitch.

          • http://twitter.com/burnisthetruth EmanuelBürnGoldstein

            “I worked as counter help in a donut shop/diner.”
            And that is why you’re a moron for posting your goofy opinions here. You sound like the type of dried out cunt that would complain to her nurse that he’s putting in your IV wrong, like you have the first clue as to how to do it yourself. If you’ve never done it, and sorry but working a donut shop counter for a few months a decade ago isn’t even remotely close to the same thing, then you have ZERO valid opinions of how it should be done. The irony is, it’s asshole customers like you that nitpick and complain about every single thing and come into the restaurant assuming that your server will be lazy and fuck up your order that are the ones who are ACTUALLY causing the slowed down service for everyone else.

            On a side note, I can’t help but wonder, when you were a bratty little kid, did you scream “ARE YOU BLIND?!” at your mom when she put the meal she’d cooked in front of your ravenous little face but forgot to butter your bread? I thought at first that you just had issues with common societal guidelines but now I’m think that being a shitty patron might just stem from some sort of childhood trauma. Also, why are you idiots eating out 2-3 times a week if you feel that way about the service you get? Sounds more to me like you just like being able to bitch at someone in a place where they have to accommodate your sour attitude in order to keep their job.

            Look, we’re working harder during one dinner rush than most people work all day and if you don’t like it, if whatever casual dining restaurant you frequent doesn’t meet your absurdly high personal standard of service, simply don’t eat out. You don’t seem to have the fortitude for it. It’s really that simple. Take your prissy ass to McDonald’s instead. And trust me when I tell you that the restaurant management you’re complaining to that you feel are on your side when problems arise, as well as the countless servers you abuse every week, would toss you on your ass in a second for acting like that if it weren’t corporate. See, you think you’re in the right but what’s really happening is that the management just doesn’t want you to make an even BIGGER ass out of yourself in their store. That would cost us customers that we DO want to come back. You’re just the pricks we’ve got to deal with, like the giant seed in the middle of a delicious peach.

            I will end this, content in the knowledge that your borderline trolling response will go completely unread by me and that there have more than likely been plenty of greasy kitchen crew cocks marinating your precious side of rice, all because you forgot one of the most important social rules- Don’t FUCK with the people who handle your FOOD.

          • Springs1

            “sorry but working a donut shop counter for a few months a decade ago isn’t even remotely close to the same thing,”

            I NEVER said it was, but I worked there over 2 yrs, NOT just a few months ASSHOLE!! I worked at times double shifts during that time as well, once I worked 19 hrs in a row other times 16 hrs at a time.

            ” assuming that your server will be lazy and fuck up your order”

            I am not assuming anything, it happens at times.

            “Take your prissy ass to McDonald’s instead.”

            At McDonald’s I can’t tip, so NO!

          • http://www.facebook.com/mark.taronji Mark Taronji

            Who the fuck wants to know your BIO??

          • urumomo

            your husband must drink like a fish

          • Springs1

            Emily

            “Lazy is the last thing they are, they’re doing a million things not just tending to you.”

            You obviously don’t eat out much, do you?

            Most servers are too lazy to write down your order or anything you ask. It’s the TRUTH!!

            They are lazy when they bring you your food and don’t compare their written order or tickets/computer screen orders to the food for obvious errors.

            They are lazy when they give you refills without asking first rather than coming to your table to ask you.

            They are lazy when they bring bar drinks and soft drinks for the same table at the same time when they could have made SEPARATE TRIPS to think of the customer’s thirst that didn’t order alcoholic beverages and think about the customer’s hunger that they might want to at least order an appetizer if they aren’t ready to fully order yet.

            Most servers don’t compare the menu prices to the check prices as well. That’s lazy.

            A lot of servers ask if you want change or don’t return the correct amount of change to short you. Those servers are lazy.

            “You’re probably one ofthose people who can’t order properly”

            NO, I know how to order. I am EXTREMELY DETAIL ORIENTED to where I have proven servers and managers wrong about things on their menus, signs, and coupons that they were wrong about even

            “asks the price of everything (hey! That’s what a menus for!) after telling your server your ready yet you make them stand their for ten minutes.”

            NO, I am VERY CONSIDERATE of my server’s time. I have NEVER asked them that, *EVER* or made them stand there if I am not ready to order. WHY are you accusing me of things I don’t do, huh? You are a mean assumer, you really are.

            “(assuming you have one, you come off as a fat pretentious housewife who complains just to complain, and your husband probably only takes you out on the weekend because he’s embarrassed/disgusted by your behavior in public)”

            NO, I work 40hrs a week, 97lbs at 5’0″ this morning I weighed myself JEALOUS BITCH, and my husband is PROUD to be with me.

            To mention weight is stupid. What does weight have to do with this, huh? Seriously, this is RIDICULOUS that people are worried about that.

            He agrees with me.

            “I can assure you you couldn’t do their job.”

            Yes I could considering I am not lazy like most servers, I am very caring, and I know more about the menus than most servers do, even managers even.

            “People like you shouldstay the fuck home.”

            Servers like you should not serve the public if they don’t want to do *WORK* for their money.

            “even if my waitress screws up she still gets 20% minimum”

            They won’t *LEARN* anything by doing that, so all you are doing is CREATING THE ISSUES TO HAPPEN OVER AND OVER AGAIN MORON. Didn’t you take psychology in college(POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE REINFORCEMENT) , HUH? It really works at times.

          • jlove

            You obviously have no life. How long did you spend reading these comments and pointing out peoples mistakes? Get over yourself and stay home nobody wants your 6% tip.

          • http://www.facebook.com/will.holmes.37625 Will Holmes

            Hilarious.I’ve never seen such an abusive use of the words “lazy” and “idiot” in all my life. The lady needs a thesaurus lol

          • Springs1

            “nobody wants your 6% tip.”

            I hardly have EVER tipped that low. We tip 25%-30% and more at times IDIOT for WONDERFUL SERVICE. 6% it has to be really bad to tip that low.

          • Server01

            Yep, like I said, COLOSSAL bitch.

          • urumomo

            ….just show your physician this ,,uh ,, ” conversation ” —he or she will know what to prescribe , dear .

          • Springs1

            “ofthose” should be “of those”

            “stand their” should be: “stand there”

            “shouldstay” should be: “should stay”

            “I’m a lawyer now but” should be: “I’m a lawyer now, but”

            “Lazy is the last thing they are, they’re doing” should be “Lazy is the last thing they are. or ; at the end. Capitalize They’re if you are putting a period at the end of the word “are.”

            So do you see how you are a HUGE HYPOCRITE telling me “if you’re going to call someone an idiot, don’t mistake the spelling of “on”. It has no “e” at the end.”, huh?

            “I can assure you you’ve made a mistake before at your job”

            Yes, but I wouldn’t think I would deserve 20% if I messed up if I were a server and I also would try my best, not be lazy like most servers are today that don’t want to even write your order down when the manager LET’S THEM.

            I had a waitress that wasn’t our waitress bring my food out with 3 DUH mistakes on it(missing extra crispy bacon on an OPEN-FACED BURGER, pickles on the side of the plate when I asked for no pickles, and a side of ranch was missing that MY SERVER could have gotten that at least BEFORE the food came out). Anyway, I am truly assuming our server(It was only me and my husband) didn’t mess up that much putting my order that much, especially forgetting to put in the bacon part. Anyway, I told this waitress as I saw it ON THE TRAY, that’s right, the items I could see without touching ONE THING and NOT even in front me yet, on the tray and her response “I’M NOT YOUR SERVER!” and left. YEAH, you think she wasn’t lazy to say that? YEAH SHE SURE THE HELL WAS!! It’s supposed to be TEAMWORK. That means she was supposed to compare the ticket(they had tickets at this restaurant and the plate of food to notice these things were missing *BEFORE* she left the kitchen.

            I don’t give a care if she wasn’t my server. SO WHAT? She was sure serving me, so she was part of my service that the tip affected GREATLY because of *HER* being a mean bitch.

            My server could have brought out that ranch BEFORE the food came out, NO EXCUSES it takes 25-35 minutes to get a side of ranch.

          • Stevie

            By the way you are acting I have to believe that you are either the woman who wrote this or one of her dingbat friends backing her up.

            Lady you have issues. I’m really happy that you worked at a donut shop and all but seriously you have no idea what being a server means. It’s really nice that you feel the need to degrade everyone and I’m sure happy that your husband is so proud of you, which by your attitude I’m not quite sure that he exist.

            Here’s what I recommend. If you think it’s so easy. Try it. Get a restaurant job like us sad lesser beings. You would be broken and crying in less that a week. Might make and elites like you a little more humble.

          • Springs1

            “Lazy is the last thing they are, they’re doing a million things not just tending to you.”

            Look what a server at Red Lobster had to say about that:

            http://stef319.hubpages.com/hub/Confessions-of-A-Food-Server

            stef319 said 18 months ago:

            “I definitely know where you’re coming from with servers, though. I will agree that 90% of our servers ARE lazy. They drive me crazy; as lazy as they are with their tables (who are providing their tips), imagine how lazy they are when it’s time to do sidework and help clean the restaurant. They’re always on their cell phones, outside smoking cigarettes, flirting with the cooks, when they should be paying attention to their guests. And I bet they get your orders wrong all the time because you’re right-they are lazy. They expect a 20% tip always. They wonder why they get “stiffed” on a tip sometimes. It’s because they didn’t deserve a tip! They don’t read the kitchen slips, they bring a steak out without a steak knife, they forget sides, and they auction off food.”

            She’s a (*SERVE*) and she agrees with me, HOW ABOUT THAT ONE FOR YA IDIOT, HUH?

          • urumomo

            ” auction off food ” ? . I think you’d make a great rodeo clown

        • http://www.facebook.com/mark.taronji Mark Taronji

          “and eat out one the weekend”?? I always spell-check & grammar-check before I start hurling insults. BTW-You sound like the most pretentious piece of shit. I have to stop reading your posts because I am really starting to hope for REALLY bad things to happen to you ASAP.

    • Server01

      Man, you sound like a colossal bitch.

      • Springs1

        You sound like an UNCARING JERK!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/will.holmes.37625 Will Holmes

      You are one of those people who walks into a place looking for any excuse to be a bitch. You obviously don’t know what work is. You have no gratitude and you assume everyone around you is stupid for not doing everything the way you want. You are probably wealthy and white and a “good and kind” Christian. You must love the taste of spit; you are an ignorant nightmare.

    • Charlotte

      I hope you don’t own any weapons. Your apparent anger at powerless individuals within the restaurant industry is honestly frightening.

      I get that you want to live in your fantasy world where everybody can read your mind and serve you exactly as you desire, but to be angry at others because your fantasy is not a reality is irrational. You must accept that human interaction is a part of going out to eat. If you don’t like it (which you clearly don’t), then you either have to a) factor it in and accept it or b) stop going out to eat.

      Raging on the internet for hours at a time because a below minimum wage worker did her job is really a waste of time (are you trying to start a movement here or what?). You’ll be a lot better off, and a lot less VALUABLE TIME will be wasted if you accept the world as-is or make meaningful changes (for instance, learning how to cook for yourself) to make the world more palatable for you. Right now, you’re doing neither. Rage begets rage, and you’re begetting a lot of it with these strangely-styled rants.

      Good luck, and let’s hope you never take your pent-up, confusing ire out on somebody who dares to follow restaurant policy.

    • yeesh

      Wow, please never come into my restaurant. And honestly what is the difference between ground beef and shredded beef? Get outta here.

      I’m glad that you are absolutely perfect and never ever make mistakes, get your own goddamn food. Better yet stay home.

      • yeesh

        Also, please try to reply in a way that makes sense…

        Bonus points if you can do it without the word LAZY

      • Springs1

        “Wow, please never come into my restaurant.”

        Because you are LAZY, that’s why.

        ” And honestly what is the difference between ground beef and shredded beef? Get outta here.”

        IGNORANT, THE ****************TASTE**************** YOU STUPID FOOL!!

        YOU ARE DUMB, YOU GET OUT OF HERE IDIOT!! DUMB AS ROCK YOU ARE!!

        There’s a HUGE DIFFERENCE IN TASTE.

        YOU ARE DUMB!!

        “I’m glad that you are absolutely perfect and never ever make mistakes,”

        You don’t get it, I am not mad at mistakes, I am mad at the LAZY ASS AND UNCARING SERVERS THAT DON’T **********TRY THEIR BEST******** IDIOT!!

        • Autumn vallette

          I have taken the time to read through half of your posts and the only thing I see, is someone that cant go one sentence without insulting someone with profanity or name-calling. The next time you find the urge to make a post, please don’t, because you’re embarrassing yourself. If anything, my IQ has dropped from reading your posts, as they have no significant vocabulary within them besides “idiot” and “asshole”.

          also– Please take the time to eat at home, because if anything, you are the only person I see thats lazy in this scenario is you, being that you don’t know how to, or dont want to cook for yourself. I understand that you want good service, but the the only thing you do is focus on the negativity. Instead of bitching about the negatives, find something positive within your server, because what you described is unrealistic.

          On that note, Grow up, stay home, and eat there, because you are the “nightmare” no one wants to deal with. No wonder you get such horrid service.

          • Springs1

            “I have taken the time to read through half of your posts”

            Then you have the audacity to call me lazy? YOU HYPOCRITE!!”

            “is someone that cant go one sentence without insulting someone with profanity or name-calling.”

            Because those people are mean and wrong. When you are mean to me, I should be able to give it back to you to make things EVEN!”

            “because if anything, you are the only person I see thats lazy in this
            scenario is you, being that you don’t know how to, or dont want to cook for yourself.”

            I agree with you in that I am too lazy to cook myself and I am not good at it, but I am not LAZY with other things.

            I bet you are too lazy to sew your own clothes or grow your own garden, aren’t you? You see, you can say I am too lazy to cook, but in other ways *YOU* are just as lazy as I am with cooking. HYPOCRITE WHO DOESN’T WANT TO LOOK IN THE MIRROR!!

            “because what you described is unrealistic.”

            But it IS realistic, because we have gotten perfect or at least near perfect service LOTS of times before. Definitely we have had perfect service before a lot of times.

            “because you are the “nightmare” no one wants to deal with.”

            You are LAZY to say that HYPOCRITE, because WHY would you say I was a “nightmare” if you weren’t huh? You’d LOVE to serve me if you weren’t lazy and you know it.

            They do want to serve us. We request servers at a lot of restaurants we go to regularly and YES they talk to us like PEOPLE ask us how we are doing, etc.

            “No wonder you get such horrid service.”

            NO, I get bad service because of LAZY AND UNCARING people like yourself that feels customers are nightmares rather than BUSTING YOUR ASS FOR YOUR MONEY!!

          • Autumn vallette

            No, I would not “love to serve you”. I’m pretty sure the moment I see you walk in the door, I would probably ask someone else to serve you because I wouldn’t want to deal with you. Just because you have had “perfect or near perfect service” before, you need to keep in mind that not everyone is the same. Do you realize how ridiculous you sound? I am NOT hypocrite. I am a MODEL customer because I know the HELL people go through dealing with customers like yourself. You obviously have never had hte pleasure of dealing with a full section on a busy saturday night, with a 45 minute wait, and running full boar. I am NOT lazy, because I work extremely hard at my job and I’m VERY good when I wait tables. You really should speak for yourself, because at this point, you’re just blowing hot air.

          • Springs1

            “No, I would not “love to serve you”.”

            That’s your LAZINESS TALKING, because otherwise, you’d LOVE to serve me and you know it.

            “I would probably ask someone else to serve you because I wouldn’t want to deal with you.”

            Again, LAZINESS!

            “Just because you have had “perfect or near perfect service” before, you need to keep in mind that not everyone is the same.”

            What does being the same have to do with perfect service?

            That just doesn’t make *ANY* sense. You can still not make mistakes and either be friendly or not be friendly IDIOT! One server can be your best bud, the other may not chit chat, but both could have done a perfect job, understand? Or if they did make mistakes that both type of people could apologize for their mistakes as well.

            “Do you realize how ridiculous you sound?”

            I am not ridiculous. I don’t understand what you are talking about? I am VERY SMART! At least I know the menu at most places I go compared to the DUMB, LAZY ASS SERVERS! I know how to do the job MORE THAN THEY DO and they have actual EXPERIENCE doing it, which I don’t, but yet I know more than them, hmmmm, isn’t that something, huh?

            “I am NOT hypocrite.”

            You didn’t answer the questions, so OBVIOUSLY you are. You don’t sew your own clothes do you or plant your own garden of food. There’s NO DIFFERENCE in being lazy with that and cooking, NONE! Those are things you can do **********YOURSELF**********, but decide to let others do them for you. Do you wash your own car or do you take it to the car wash? Etc. Etc.

            “I am a MODEL customer because I know the HELL people go through dealing with customers like yourself.”

            What are you talking about? I don’t put anyone through hell except for the LAZY ASSES out there that don’t want to *EARN* their tip.

            If that’s what you are referring to, then you sound lazy like they do.

            WHO CARES if you are a “MODEL” customer? If you don’t tip well, WHO CARES? All they want is money. They don’t care about *YOU* as a person in most cases.

            It doesn’t matter if you are or aren’t a model customer if you don’t pay up.

            ” I am NOT lazy, because I work extremely hard at my job”

            Do you write EVERY SINGLE THING DOWN? I bet you don’t, if you don’t, ******THAT****** IS LAZY!

            Do you *REREAD* those written orders or list of things and compare them to what you are bringing out?

            Do you compare your written orders or tickets/computer screen to the food for any obvious errors? If you don’t, you are lazy.

            Do you bring out non-bar drinks *BEFORE* bar drinks out if they are ready BEFORE the bar drinks for a table? If you don’t, you are lazy and VERY INCONSIDERATE of customer’s thirst. Think about it, would you like waiting for a coke 10-15 minutes just because 3 other people at your table want mixed drinks? I doubt you would, so WHY do that to others?

            Do you compare the check prices to the menu prices before giving the check to the customer? If you don’t, you are lazy. You just don’t realize HOW MANY TIMES, LITERALLY we have had wrong prices on our checks that were overcharged. A number of restaurants such as TWICE we had it at Outback, once at Hooter’s, Fox and Hound once, etc. Many other restaurants as well.

            Any problem you can see *BEFORE* you hand it to us is on *YOU*! While you can’t change the price in the computer, you can tell your manager about it to fix the issue *BEFORE* you serve us the check, that’s right, “SERVE” us the check, because that’s part of your job as a server! I bet you don’t do that, do you LAZY AND UNCARING HUMAN BEING THAT IS SELFISH ONLY CONSIDERING AND THINKING ABOUT JUST YOUR OWN MONEY?

            In order for US customers to care about your money, you have to care about if ours is correct. That’s how tipping works.

            “you’re just blowing hot air.”

            HOW? You know I am not and you know it.

  • disqus_6n96QUCt6T

    Whoever wrote this is the person who tips $5 on a $100 tab while complaining about food (but ate it all), and demanding for things instead of asking generously.

  • ChinotheJet

    None of these rules apply @ hooters

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  • Holly

    gran/serve your wine by the stem :( !

  • D

    This is one of the worst articles I have ever read. The author has no understanding of the restaurant industry.

    1) Many times servers have a checklist of things they are required to do (Such as asking about coffee or dessert, or introducing themselves by name). This is not a ploy to get you to not stiff them.

    4) In most cases the server is not tasked with giving you menus or water. Menus are given by hostesses and waters are brought out by the bussers.

    6) Servers are not responsible for giving you cutlery. That should be put on the table by the busser before you arrive (Except in the case of a steak knife or some other specific instance). Additionally, the other server you are asking for help from has their own tables to take care of and might not have time to fulfill your request without neglecting their own customers. You are not the only person in the restaurant, so unless it is an emergency, wait until you see your server. If the server is chronically absent, and it’s not because they’re running around like crazy serving other tables, make it a point to speak to a manager. If they are running around, it’s probably because the restaurant is understaffed and they are doing their best to make sure everyone is taken care of.

    9) If you plan on only getting drinks or appetizers during peak hours, go to a bar or sit in the bar area. Taking up a table during the dinner rush when you aren’t eating dinner is inconsiderate to both the server and the restaurant. Is this your problem? No. But should we go through life only thinking of our own personal well being?

    10) Servers ask if you need change mostly because of the time it takes to actually make the change. They don’t have cash registers, so making change unnecessarily takes away from the time they have to help other guests. This is especially true if a small check is paid with a $50 or $100 bill.

    • Cat

      Not to mention, I can’t tell you HOW many times someone just hands me more bills than necessary to cover their bill, doesn’t tell me to keep the change, and then is confused as to why I brought them change just to make sure that they didn’t miscount or want smaller bills.

      • Springs1

        “someone just hands me more bills than necessary to cover their bill, doesn’t tell me to keep the change,”

        NO, that may mean they want a certain bill for their money or they miscounted.

        • Guest

          I’ve been reading through your ignorant and condescending comments for a few minutes now, and I must say you are literally one of the dumbest human beings to ever roam this earth. Oh, and by the way…he/she CLEARLY stated that the customer might have miscounted. To put this in terms you might understand from what I’ve gathered from your previous posts….”*******YOU****** are a MISERABLE PERSON********YOU IDIOT********** YOU DUMB BITCH******GET WHAT I’M SAYING?********STAY YOUR ****THIRSTY AND HUNGRY ****ASS*** AT HOME!
          Okay, it hurts my head to type like a moron. Speaking of your incredible thirst and hunger, why do you starve yourself all day? You’ve stated that you have a desk job, (lol what hard work..sitting on your fat ass all day) and that you make plenty of money (so I know you can afford to eat)..my question is, are you so stupid that when your stomach grumbles, or your mouth goes dry, your brain doesn’t say..”Hmm, I think I might be hungry. Guess I’d better get a snack before I go into the nearest restaurant for dinner and make a fool of myself interrupting the waiter for introducing himself because I’m too stupid to eat lunch and I’m about to kill over from starvation”
          I honestly hope that you ARE a troll, because I’d like to think our country’s residents aren’t seriously as stupid as you sound.

          • Springs1

            You sound VERY INCONSIDERATE. I am not stupid, you are.

            “why do you starve yourself all day?”

            So I can be HUNGRY you STUPID IDIOT for the food that I am **PAYING** for DUMMY. If I snack, I won’t “ENJOY” the food as much as if I am very hungry, that’s anybody, even you. This is a COMMON SENSE QUESTION. WHY are you asking such a stupid thing, huh?

            “I honestly hope that you ARE a troll,”

            No, I am not a troll. I hope you are YOU *********VERY INCONSIDERATE********** ASSHOLE!

            How do you feel when you have waited an hour for a table and waited to eat all day or let’s say at least didn’t eat since breakfast time a small breakfast which now it’s 6p.m.? Do you TRULY want that server to waste your time like that? I sure the hell don’t, NOBODY DOES.

            I seriously bet if you would wait all day to eat and wait for a table for an hour or more, you’d feel the same way and you know it.

          • Guest

            Nah, because I’m not a fucking moron who starves themselves all day to over eat at dinner time before bitching about having to wait an hour for a table. HAHAHAHA. You are so funny.

          • Springs1

            It’s not a moron to ********ENJOY*********** your food and not WASTE MONEY. That’s ******SMART******** STUPID ASS IDIOT!

            WHY THE HELL go to a restaurant if you aren’t hungry? Seriously, you are DUMB!

          • Guest

            Don’t go to a restaurant when you’re (apparently) on the brink of starvation, as you have ****SO CLEARLY**** stated you do every day. ****YOU STUPID IDIOT!******

          • Springs1

            I will go to be hungry. I am not going to go to not enjoy myself and waste money. This way I can eat part of an appetizer, some or most of my entree, and maybe even some dessert. I can’t do that if I eat a lot or at all during the day, can I?

            You haven’t denied that you’d be like that to if you would wait to eat all day and you know it.

            I just don’t get WHY go to a restaurant if you aren’t hungry? WHY waste your money and time? WHY bother? Do something else if you aren’t hungry, seriously.

    • Springs1

      “Servers are not responsible for giving you cutlery.”

      Yes they are if I have none. Do you think we should GET UP to get our own? I think NOT! That’s why it *IS* the server’s job to do this.

      “Additionally, the other server you are asking for help from has their
      own tables to take care of and might not have time to fulfill your
      request without neglecting their own customers.”

      Then if they don’t, you won’t get a good tip then. That’s all part of the service.

      “If you plan on only getting drinks or appetizers during peak hours, go
      to a bar or sit in the bar area. Taking up a table during the dinner
      rush when you aren’t eating dinner is inconsiderate to both the server
      and the restaurant. Is this your problem? No. But should we go through
      life only thinking of our own personal well being?”

      No, you don’t control anybody. WE CAN DO WHAT THE HELL WE WANT. DO NOT TELL PEOPLE HOW TO SPEND THEIR MONEY.

      I have gotten just bar drinks before or just bar drinks and dessert. At times my bill has been HIGHER than 2 people getting 2 waters and 2 sandwiches, so STFU STUPID IDIOT!

      ” Servers ask if you need change mostly because of the time it takes to actually make the change.”

      No, they do it because they are LAZY, LAZY, LAZY, LAZY, LAZY, and VERY ENTITLED!

      “4) In most cases the server is not tasked with giving you menus or
      water. Menus are given by hostesses and waters are brought out by the bussers.”

      Waters are not brought by bussers in non-fine dining restaurants. Go to any chain restaurants like Applebee’s or Chili’s, you will get your water from your server DUMBASS IDIOT!

      Also, if I don’t have a menu, YEAH, my server gets it just like utensils.

      You have no understanding of the restaurant industry.

      Servers are responsible for making sure you have silverware, water, and menus.

      You are not there to tell me how to live my life. Knowing you don’t have a register should make you bring your own change bank on and go during non-busy times to the bar to get more. If you have to go to the bar during busy times, aw well, let the customer know you will be a while.

  • Qwerty

    Worst article I’ve ever read. If restaurants are so strange and awkward for you order delivery, douchebag. Maybe drop the “journalism” and give waiting tables a try.

  • TIP

    There is something that really bothers me : I hate when the waiter brings the check and I’m still eating. The waiter should wait until we are all done and we ASK for the check. The waiter shouldn’t forget that the costumer is not there just to give him a tip. Keep in mind that I go to a restaurant to have a good time with my friends, eat good food and take the time I need. If I wanted to swallow my food and leave, I would go to Macdonald’s.

  • stef

    When my server says “Hi my name is Glenn and I’ll be your server tonight” I say “Hi Glenn, how are you?” because it’s called human freaking decency…

    • Springs1

      “When my server says “Hi my name is Glenn and I’ll be your server
      tonight” I say “Hi Glenn, how are you?” because it’s called human
      freaking decency…”

      NO, it’s called that’s what *YOU* want for *YOUR* MONEY. What if I want to start to order and not be delayed? Shouldn’t I get what *I* want for *MY* money?

      The server shouldn’t get what they want out of MY TIP MONEY, understand what I am saying?

      Human decency is caring about your customer’s time not being wasted by purposely delaying them.

      You must not wait an hour for a table or anything like that or wait all day to eat, do you?

      • http://twitter.com/burnisthetruth EmanuelBürnGoldstein

        How the fuck is that your servers issue? How do they know that you’ve starved yourself all day like an idiot and have no desire to know the name of the person you’ll have to ask for all of the extra stuff you continuously ask for? How about instead of being a cunt you just say “Excuse me, Glenn. I’m in a bit of a rush and already know my order, if you could take it now?”.

        • Springs1

          EmanuelBürnGoldstein

          “How do they know that you’ve starved yourself all day like an idiot and have no desire to know the name of the person you’ll have to ask for all of the extra stuff you continuously ask for?”

          How about just being **************CONSIDERATE**************** and not doing that unless the ************CUSTOMER************ INITIATES the conversation, what a CONCEPT, HUH?

          WHY delay the customer? That’s STUPID. I wouldn’t be so inconsiderate of my customers if I were a server.

          I would do just what was required “My name is such and such, I will be your server tonight(or today if it’s during the day), Can I start you all off with something to drink.” They don’t have to answer the question, it’s their money, not mine to spend on the tip and if I want their money, I should think of their time(HUNGER AND THIRST).

          • http://www.facebook.com/jpbutka John Paul Timothy Butka

            If you’re in that big of a hurry, it sounds live a drive-thru would be your best option

          • Springs1

            “If you’re in that big of a hurry, it sounds live a drive-thru would be your best option”

            NO, because I am *NOT* ***PAYING FOR THE SERVICE******* to get it “MY WAY” THERE IDIOT!! Also, I can’t get that quality of food in drive-thru IDIOT!!

          • Fifi

            I have a feeling your not very nice to people in general at all. I have a feeling your a miserable, bitter and hateful person. Its people like you who suck the life out of customer service workers and then we are forced to go home down a bottle of Prozac followed by chasers of a strong liquor. We have to do this, because people like you are so insistent on forcing nice people, to stoop to your level and the only way to handle people like you is in a clouded and intoxicated manner. It makes it easier to laugh at your ass in the kitchen and brush scum like you off our shoulders and on to the floor with all the other pests crawling around down there.

          • Springs1

            Fifi
            “I have a feeling your not very nice to people in general at all.”

            I am, you aren’t because you are trying to tell people how to spend their money on the service *THEY* are PAYING FOR, NOT YOU!

            That’s not nice. It’s also not nice to tell someone to go to Wendy’s where you don’t get to tip to get satisfied vs. where you tip because you are satisfied. Does that make ANY SENSE? I mean, if I didn’t want to tip, I’d go to Wendy’s, understand? I want what *I* want for *MY* money and I should be able to get that if you respect *MY* feelings and wishes.

            You aren’t a nice person to not consider that people skip meals or wait an hour or more for a table. Look at yourself in the mirror as to *WHO* is the NOT NICE PERSON HERE. I would just cut to the chase so the customer could eat and drink, because I KNOW how it feels to be hungry and thirsty, obviously, you don’t apparently or just can’t sympathize with the customer, can you?

            ” I have a feeling your a miserable, bitter and hateful person.”

            No, I am actually NICER than the servers are to me. I tell them “THANK YOU” and ask nicely for things, but most of the times when servers mess up they don’t say they are sorry or even at times they have blamed others or things rather than themselves.

            You are VERY, VERY, VERY WRONG about that. I am a very nice person. You aren’t nice because all you think about is *YOURSELF* when it’s ********NOT YOUR FUCKING TIP MONEY PAYING FOR ***********MY***************** TIME THERE CALLED A TIP, IT’S **********MINE************* WHICH IS CALLED ************************CUSTOMER SERVICE FOR A REAL REASON IDIOT! It isn’t called “SERVER SERVICE” IS IT?

            ” because people like you are so insistent on forcing nice people, to stoop to your level”

            What level, being CONSIDERATE of someone’s hunger, thirst, and time is somehow sooooo horrible to think that a server would think of our feelings and time? YOU ARE A CONTROL FREAK, because it’s *NOT* YOUR SERVICE, IT’S ***********OUR MONEY**********, so we should get to have EVERY SINGLE THING THE WAY **********WE************** WANT IT, NOT YOU!

            STOP CONTROLLING OUR MONEY!

          • hi

            Servers are there to serve you your food, not be your fucking peasant and read your mind to know exactly what you (ONE customer out of the hundreds who come through daily) want them to say and do.

          • Springs1

            I don’t expect them to read my mind. I always expect them to ***ASK*** me BEFORE DOING ANYTHING IDIOT!

          • Jamie Leigh

            The stupidity is strong here

          • Jenniepennie

            You want them to ask if they can greet your table.. Before they greet your table? Is this really what you want? You realize that wastes more time than the three second flipping greeting your panties are in a bunch about. Seriously, you need to go to a fast food establishment instead of wasting servers time.

          • Springs1

            No, I wasn’t talking about that MORON!

          • Murray

            You are too funny. Hard to believe that people like you exist in the world. Props to you being one of the most idiotic people I have come across on the Internet. Well done, OP.

          • Sar

            Honestly you are paying for service. You want refills? You want salt? You want napkins? You want the plate taken off? If you go sit down at a restaurant then you want service along with the food. I feel like this list is so dumb. Do you really think the server wants to say all of these things? They have to. It is enforced by management. If kneeling at a table annoys you….then I dont know what your doing with your life. People who write these lists are the people who have there stuff messed with in the back…. just sayin ;)

          • Stephanie Crowe

            Exactly

          • pHILL

            GET a LIFE!!!!!!!

          • Jamie Leigh

            Nope, you’re a cunt

          • That-waitress

            hey dick-wad…grow up lol…..

          • springs1 sux

            You’re a piece of shit. Being a cordial human being should not be an inconvenience for any person anywhere for whatever reason. On second thought I blame your mother for not teaching you any manners. You are the victim for having such a terrible up-bringing. I don’t go to public places because I don’t want to interact with other human beings. I can always take second of my day to have someone introduce themselves to me. Grow up

          • Deidra

            I’m sure you don’t realize, but all of the things you are complaining about are REQUIRED by our employers. Personally, if my boss ever hears me NOT do it I am berated IN FRONT of customers. Reminded that I am worthless and stupid and that I obviously cannot handle my job properly. You really need to go into this with more of an open mind. People like you RUIN my night. Every time. I’m reminded constantly of what a worthless shit I am, and then I cannot say a word to customers without glares or being entirely ignored a majority of the time. You really need to ask yourself where in the world your compassion for humanity went.

          • Deidra

            Hanging out with my tequila as we speak. Another fifteen hour day in the morning.

          • Maria

            Springs1, I just wanted to let you know how very effective your repeated use of common insults is in driving home your incredibly intelligent and insightful point.

          • Hi

            So if you hate how servers operate so much, your best bet is to call in and order to go. That way the servers don’t ruin your time and you don’t ruin their shift by being such an asshole.

          • 7yrs Experience helpingservers

            But I take call in orders. :’(

          • Tcot

            A server introducing himself and providing a name so you don’t have to address him as “hey you” for the rest of your dinner, is an inconvenience and intentional delay of what “you” want? Are you a lunatic? I was in the service industry for 15 years and held every posiition from busboy to general manager of a hotel restaurant. Whenever guests like you came in, they were politely told to take their money and leave. And never come back. I did it quiet frequently actually, and I never put a business under doing it.

          • 7yrs Experience helpingservers

            I applaud you! :)

          • Stephanie Crowe

            That’s cool . The managers in my hometown , Alabama used to kick trash out too !

          • Deidra

            Will you be my manager? Please? I bring a lot of candy to work…

          • lindsay

            Springs1, Why the hell are you so passionate about this? Get a life asshole.

          • Springs1

            “Springs1, Why the hell are you so passionate about this?”

            Because I eat out a lot, that’s why, DUHHHH! You are an IDIOT!

          • Stephanie Crowe

            You should watch how you treat your servers .They are handling your food

            Now me I would never tamper with anyone’s meal .
            But I’ve seen servers that will if you treat them like shit .I know you’ve seen servers gone wild ! Lol

          • Deidra

            I’ve never done anything to food personally. But I’ve served steaks and such that have been dropped on the floor and other shenanigans. Line cooks aren’t always great, but when a restaurant is a family, it’s a god damned family. They’ll do it for you.

          • seven

            Oh look! I’m Spring1 and I know how to use CAPS LOCK and call people idiots and morons followed by a bunch of useless stars to make myself look intelligent and superior over waiters/waitresses.

            Seriously, because it’s your money doesn’t give you the rights to act like an asshat. I’m pretty sure the waiter doesn’t want to go thru the boring notions of introducing themselves and going thru the days specials…but just like your sorry as they have a job to do a job in which they were required to train and do things a certain way, and if they didn’t it would ultimately result in termination. So get over it. You don’t have to eat out. If you are in a rush make some ramen noodles and call it a day you are probably eating your waiter’sbaby batter in the “special sauce” anyway…

          • Yami

            Spring1, you do not eat out a lot. You just waste the human food.
            Your food is “feed” and I sell it in bulk size here in farm.

          • Shocked Server

            Sounds like you won’t get quality anywhere with that attitude :3

          • Anastasie

            Well, maybe you should quit being a whiney little bitch & just accept servers are usually nice people & they want you to feel comfortable so they tell you their name so maybe, just maybe you’ll treat them like actual fucking people. Instead of screaming, “Hey, garcon! Coffee!”

          • Alfred

            You are just stupid and this doesn’t make any seance it seams to me that you are just a stupid bitch hero doesn’t know anything about good service and oviosly you didn’t do a servey or anything like that to find out what people really like

          • Springs1

            Look *WHO* is calling *WHO* STUPID with all your MISSPELLINGS:

            “oviosly” “”seance” “seams” “servey”

            no period at the end of the sentence, run on sentence

            YOU ARE DUMB AS A ROCK, SERIOUSLY!! YOU ARE STUPID!

          • Rene

            You’re not paying for the service? Go to a fucking buffet and eat at the trough like the indignant little hog you are! Or better, keep your selfish, pathetic excuse for a human, ass at home and SERVE YOUR FUCKING SELF!

            Troll ;)
            That’s all, dear.

          • Springs1

            “You’re not paying for the service?”

            YES I AM YOU STUPID IDIOT!

            “Hog”

            No, I am 98lbs at 5’0″ tall IDIOT, NOT a hog. You must be the one that is fat, aren’t you? Just JEALOUS are you?

            “selfish, pathetic”

            I am not selfish or pathetic.

            “SERVE YOUR FUCKING SELF!”

            You sound lazy.

          • Deidra

            The OTHERS sound lazy? For real? You don’t have the time to hear a name but OTHERS are lazy. You’ve eaten spit. Or shit. Or others. I’ve seen it happen. Trust me baby. Stop going out to eat. You are getting something fucked with. That’s what happens to shit people.

          • Jamie Leigh

            Paying for the service IS the tip, you dumbass. Sounds to me you only want to pay for the food, so drive thru it is

          • Rasta

            Springs1 you are such of fool you belong to eat with animals and probably they behave better thank you.. people like you should never inter a restaurant.. learn manners… sucker…

          • Doozy2

            Why are so quick to insult someone by calling them names, yet you have mentioned several times that you are …and I quote “A considerate, nice person.” All the man did was suggest if you can’t wait, to pick up something from a drive thru. After all, that’s why it’s called “fast food”

          • Springs1

            Because if I am *TIPPING* which is *PAYING FOR THE SERVICE** it should be how ********I************ want it to be ONLY, NOT how anyone else wants it but ME, GOT IT?

          • Doozy2

            That still doesn’t explain why you have to be such a rude, hateful person to someone making a suggestion to you.

          • Springs1

            Because it is RUDE to make suggestion I should do something else when *I* am *PAYING* for it. I should get what I want for my money, just like EVERYONE WANTS, INCLUDING YOU!

            WHY should I have to go to sucky fast food when I want good food that isn’t fast food, huh? I mean there is a HUGE difference in the QUALITY of let’s say a burger at McDonald’s vs. a burger at let’s say Chili’s. I mean really, you are being ridiculous to agree with anybody that would suggest fast food. Fast food doesn’t *TASTE* the same you IDIOT! I mean really, you are dumb!

          • 032server2

            Springs1 can you explain what your ideal dining experience would consist of since *****you***** are paying for it?

          • Erica

            I just got so pissed reading this, I wish I hadn’t! But now that I finally have, I’m so disgusted and embarrassed that people like *************YOU************ even exist!! Nothing pleases PEOPLE LIKE YOU, I’ve totally learned that from being a server. If you’re critiquing your server for doing their job i.e introducing themselves, crouching down to your level (PROBABLY BECAUSE THEY CAN’T HEAR YOU DURING A RUSH) then honestly I don’t quite understand your ideal dining service! Maybe for the server to throw the plate on the table and run away? Yet WERE THE IDIOTS. Honestly, you’re just a disgusting person.

            P.s Just do everyone a favor and stay the fuck home.

          • Deidra

            Preface: No offense to chilli’s servers!

            If youŕe using Chilli’s as your grand stop of quality you really do need to re evaluate your life.

            *Note to all servers* They think they’re HIGH CLASS no matter what. Make sure not to break out to paper napkins bitches.

          • You are not the norm

            Most people enjoy the experience of interacting with a server that knows how to do their job…I think you’ll find more happiness in going out to eat if you let servers do their job and make it an experience…Going out to eat is not a “refueling station” to cram food down your face and be angry if someone says hello…lighten up a bit and enjoy the EXPERIENCE

          • Springs1

            “if you let servers do their job”

            Their job is what *I* want them to do, NOT what MY SERVER WANTS IDIOT! *WHO* IS *****PAYING THE TIP********? Is it my server? NO, then WHY should they be in control if they want someone else’s money VOLUNTARILY, HUH?

          • Chris

            Just where, may I ask, did this notion of “Because if I am *TIPPING* which is *PAYING FOR THE SERVICE** it should be how ********I************ want it to be ONLY, NOT how anyone else wants it but ME, GOT IT?”

            I have never heard this statement uttered and frankly, MOST of the guests that I serve would never treat me this way and have never treated me this way. YOU ARE ALONE IN YOUR IDEOLOGY AND ASSUMPTIONS. I bet if you take a look back and are open minded on this topic, you’ll come to see that most of the people who have waited on you do their jobs correctly and are professionals.

            If most of the time the people who wait on you SUCK, then it very clearly must mean that your expectations must be unreasonable on some level. There is a proper balance between server and served. WE ARE HUMAN. Both of us. YOU AND ME. Or you can become a regular customer someplace and then kindly ask or tell the manager or server some of your preferences, and maybe they’ll be able to accommodate some of your reasonable expectations for next time without you having to say a word and it will be how you like it. Because it is all about COMMUNICATION.

            We are not mind readers and as bizarre as this sounds to you, what works for you may not work for the other thousands of customers/guests that we meet throughout our careers. It is mind boggling how little credit we are given to how very flexible and adaptive we have to be with each and every very different and diverse customer. Every person dines out differently and has different expectations? How about you be human to your server first and 1)allow them to do the job they were hired to do , 2) politely instruct them that you hate to take up their time, but you know exactly what you want and need to order right that very moment. It’s a give and take relationship because we are ALL human.

            ON the name front, I personally HATE giving customers my name and strangely, I get asked my name ALL of the time. SO you have no idea of the countless other guests who want to chat us up non-stop and who become offended if we don’t start out by saying our name right away. So we start out by greeting you with our name to try and cover that base, but now we’re offending YOU by giving our name. WE NEVER WIN. But at least WE’RE nice. And if you really want to get technical, some guests get upset if you ask if they want tap water as their water preference because they only drink bottled and are peeved that you would dare suggest icky tap water and then others get upset if you suggest bottled because how dare you try to sell them uber expensive pricey water (we must want our tips to be higher, of course, right?) and tap will be fine thank you.

            And by the way, a bit of history on Tips. You’re not “paying” for the service, tips insure “prompt” service (TIPS=To Insure Prompt Service). It does not meant that in paying us your “tip/money” you get to order us around in the exact way you want us to work for you. Your standards need to be re-calibrated. That is not how it is done. We in the USA are not part of a dictator-ship. You unwillingly or willingly come across as someone who thinks that their “money” insures them to “rent-a-slave.” If you want to have the service exactly how you like it, then the best way of accomplishing that feat would be to eat at home and then go through a lengthy hiring process and hire a “servant” to be the person you are “paying” to serve you your food. Our employers “pay” us to do the very things mentioned up above in the article. Are you are the beer budget person with champagne taste? Maybe go to the Four Seasons or any other top notch place where servers are paid top dollar to kiss your A**. How about you pay for etiquette lessons, too while you’re at it? BECAUSE YOU SOUND LIKE A HUGE JERK WITH AN EGO PROBLEM THAT IS NOT OPEN TO BEING HUMAN TO OTHER PEOPLE, egads how dare other humans, i.e. servers think that they have any freedom to have rights and such?

          • Springs1

            “MOST of the guests that I serve would never treat me this way and have never treated me this way.”

            What are you talking about “treating” for? I am saying that the customer should get things how ******THEY******** want it for *********THEIR MONEY*******, that’s all. What in the WORLD does that have to do with anything? I am VERY NICE to my server.

            “If most of the time the people who wait on you SUCK, then it very
            clearly must mean that your expectations must be unreasonable on some
            level.”

            NO, because ALL servers should try their best. You shouldn’t be lazy and uncaring on the job. If you expect and want someone’s money that DOESN’T BY LAW have to pay you, then HOW THE HECK is it unreasonable to think the person will bust their butt for their money, huh? Also, if they do make a mistake or two that common sense would be forgiveness so if you don’t say you are sorry, HOW can the customer forgive you as much in the tip or forgive you at all if it’s something major in the tip, huh?

            “WE ARE HUMAN. Both of us. YOU AND ME. ”

            Then act like it. I want to hear “Sorry about that” when you forget my ranch. Instead I tell them nicely, they don’t say they are sorry 95% of the cases. I am not understanding why when I even have the decency to tell them “thank you” when they bring the forgotten ranch. I am not mean, if anything I am very nice and at times apologizing for my heavily modified orders and STILL get no apologies for the mistakes they make.

            Recently some months ago a waitress forgot my 3 mayos, obviously she didn’t check over the food to miss 3 containers. I can see one, but three, no, probably didn’t check a thing. Anyway, so I nicely told her, NO SORRY from her mouth, NOT A ONE. I still thanked her though.

            My point is, most servers aren’t acting human if you ask me the meanies. First off, they should be comparing their written order to the food so they won’t miss 3 entire sides of mayo that they could have easily brought out ahead of time.

            ” Because it is all about COMMUNICATION.

            We are not mind readers and as bizarre as this sounds to you, what
            works for you may not work for the other thousands of customers/guests
            that we meet throughout our careers. ”

            That’s why I don’t understand the assumptions that go on at times with servers???? They shouldn’t be doing things without asking permission first. I would say maybe extra napkins I would think would be about the only thing you can do without asking, even then who knows?

            ” It does not meant that in paying us your “tip/money” you get to order us around in the exact way you want us to work for you. ”

            It is if you want our money. If you don’t, then don’t, it’s that simple. We RULE YOU, YOU DON’T GET TO RULE YOURSELF!

            “You unwillingly or willingly come across as someone who thinks that their “money” insures them to “rent-a-slave.”"

            VERY LAZY OF YOU! I was the customer’s slave if I wanted that tip at the donut shop/diner I worked for, so is ANYONE that wants a tip.

            ” If you want to have the service exactly how you like it, then the best
            way of accomplishing that feat would be to eat at home and then go
            through a lengthy hiring process and hire a “servant” to be the person
            you are “paying” to serve you your food.”

            NOPE, my tip accomplishes that.

            “BECAUSE YOU SOUND LIKE A HUGE JERK ”

            You sound like a lazy worker that doesn’t want to *EARN* their tip by working ********VERY HARD AND TRYING THEIR BEST THEY CAN***!

          • Chris

            Wow, you obviously have no idea who I am, my work ethic or just anything about me, yet you feel that this forum entitles you to say blanket statements. I really thought that as the “nice” person you keep saying you are, would at least somehow compromise her vision to be more accommodating to some of what we are all trying to convey to you. What I have never heard before and this is from someone who has worked in jazz clubs, top hotels, late night diners to fine dining is your belief that ” You should get things how ******THEY(YOU)******** want it for *********THEIR(YOUR) MONEY. You are NOT CORRECT. It may be your perception, but you’re wrong. Dead wrong. Like it or not, you a just are. There is no guidebook or handbook or “rulebook” that exists out there that states this is the case. Where?

            Honestly, there may be a lot of lazy people out there, but it sure isn’t me. I represent legions of other workers just like me who care, are decent and work very hard to get things right. If you don’t receive apologies, I GUARANTEE they see you a mile away and can sense you are weird and are going to be a problem. It’s the only thing that makes any sense in you saying how you never receive a “sorry.” In hospitality, when a guest is a bit off or strange, even if we are counting on their tips, we just feel odd around them and maybe that’s you. Seriously, I am not saying that to be rude or mean, I just think that maybe they sense that you are not on the up and up and are waiting for them to fail…I mean, we can really sense, server or not, whenever someone is very picky and is critiquing our every move. We feel it. And maybe we don’t even care anymore about the tip because we actually wish we weren’t waiting on someone who is like that. I mean, we all have to get paid and do things for other people in service, of course. But what are you doing ordering so much mayo and ranch dressing for? You might try eating some healthier foods, they’ll make you feel lighter and brighter and put a kick in your step instead of waiting, just waiting for them to do you wrong.

          • Springs1

            Chris
            “You are NOT CORRECT. It may be your perception, but you’re wrong. Dead wrong.”

            NO, I am 100% CORRECT and you know it. I don’t have to tip, so it’s up to you if you want that tip to do as *I* want, NOT what anyone else wants.

            “Honestly, there may be a lot of lazy people out there, but it sure isn’t me.”

            Do you do the following:

            1. Write *EVERY* order down.

            2. Write down ALL* request down(refills, bags, box, etc.)

            3. Compare your written orders or tickets/computer screen orders to the food for obvious errors.

            4. Check over the check so the customers aren’t overcharged, that includes wrong prices, rung up wrong items, and extra items.

            5. Verify the amount they are even charging you(has happened a few
            times where the server hands us the wrong amount charged on the credit
            card along with the check that has the correct amount).

            6. Go in the order in which request came in because they are too lazy
            to do so(like make 2 trips to bring soft drinks and then when the bar
            drinks is ready make another trip for that is what they should do, but
            some don’t).

            7. I have had 4 or 5 servers tell me “You might have to remind me”
            because they were too lazy to write my order down and reread their
            written order. If you aren’t lazy, you don’t do this, am I right?

            8. Auction off drinks(I just recently had a waitress do this to just me
            and my husband, seriously, TWO PEOPLE she was too lazy to get her
            written order out). Not my job to tell you what I had once you left the
            table. LAZY, LAZY, LAZY that is. Do you compare your written list to
            what you are handing out and not make the customer tell you who had what
            if you took the order?

            9. Do you go put in the order right after getting it? Some servers that
            are double or triple sat making the 1st table wait 5-10 extra minutes
            for their food because they are TOO LAZY to make extra trips to the
            computer.

            If you don’t do these things, you are lazy. You aren’t a hard worker if you don’t do these things.

            “If you don’t receive apologies, I GUARANTEE they see you a mile away and
            can sense you are weird and are going to be a problem. It’s the only
            thing that makes any sense in you saying how you never receive a
            “sorry.”"

            I didn’t say I “never”, I said I hardly ever. No, it doesn’t make sense. We have been lied to about who was at fault for things and everything. You have NO CLUE of WTH you are talking about.

            I have already told you what some people have said like the waitress that said it was the hostess’s job. A lot of servers don’t want to admit when they are wrong to not get nicked on the tip. Are you dumb or what?

            “But what are you doing ordering so much mayo and ranch dressing for? ”

            That’s the entire point of going out to eat. If I ate healthy, I’d eat at home.

            “You might try eating some healthier foods,”

            Not your business or concern control freak.

            “just waiting for them to do you wrong.”

            I am not waiting for them to do me wrong, I am hoping NOTHING GOES WRONG that I have PERFECT SERVICE IDIOT!

          • James Woods

            Wow. Until you mentioned the husband, I totally imagined you as an unattractive psychotic man who never gets laid and has too much time on his hands. Usually the hateful psycho bitch type of gal has superior grammar and sentence structure usage than you possess.

          • The server that hates you

            Springs you’re an idiot

          • Springs1

            No, you are an idiot.

          • I hope you’re just a troll

            nuh uh. you.

          • common sense

            Every single person on here is telling Springs1, that he is wrong… but some how he still thinks he is right, what a fool.

          • Bb42

            During the late 1800′s, there was a device created called a telephone. I hear it’s quite popular these days. Maybe, instead of bitching about waiting for your food, your “starving” ass could pick up said device, place one phone all for a take-out order, and go to the restaurant to pick it up. WOW! No “annoying” waitresses to “waste” your time by trying to make your dining experience more enjoyable by asking you how you’re doing and wasting your time!!!! WOWOWOW! Can’t believe I thought of that! Genius!

          • Springs1

            Food will be cold by the time I get home MORON, plus I like eating out. I just don’t always like the service.

          • Bb42

            Well, here’s an idea. GO TO A DIFFERENT RESTURANT WHERE YOU WILL BE SATISFIED WITH THE SERVICE!!! (If that’s possible for you) You sound like the type of person who would complain because you were shitting platinum bricks instead of Gold ones.

          • Springs1

            But not all restaurants will make me satisfied. Sometimes I get the shitty servers. It’s not the restaurant, but *WHO* serves you, that’s ***ANYWHERE AND EVERYWHERE YOU GO, EVEN FINE DINING WE HAVE HAD SHITTY SERVICE.

            I have had 35% service at Chili’s as well as stiffed for example. It depends on the PERSON that serves you.

          • Lori Barish

            No offense, I don’t know you, you could be a really nice person, but the way you speak on these boards might be an indication as to why you get bad service. If you reflect this much negative energy in real life as you do on the message board that could be a reason the negative energy is back on you

          • guest1

            So you’ve obviously never served tables before lol
            L

          • Kat

            But you dont have a quality personality to work with especally if you already see everyone attempting to reason with you as an “idiot”. If you want quality food then expect a server to do their best to make the experience comfortable and most of them dont realize pricks like you dont like to hear the few syllables that describe them when the rest of the goddamn night is about your picky ass. Maybe you should just cook at home and avoid the issue altogether

          • HaroldtheCook

            I smell a troll… (an instigator for you non-internet types). Just scrape this kind of gum off your shoe & keep walking. That’s the only way to deal with a troll.

          • Springs1

            HaroldtheCook

            “I smell a troll…”

            NOPE, not a troll at all!

          • Rw024

            This is the misconception that annoys me. While yes this is my job to do customer service and make sure my guest have a good experience, we do deal with ignorant people that think that because they are leaving us a $1.50 if that, they own us.

            This isn’t slavery dude, get real. Its a job like any other job. When I go to a doctor, ask for help at the grocery store, or even just get gas in my car I never talk down to someone because they are working there.

            What a greet is intended for;

            1. For you to know the name of server

            2. Its simple etiquette, it would be rude to approach anyone and say “What do you want”

            3. Its apart of a dining experience, the dialogue that is.
            If you don’t want that simply don’t go “out” to eat. Go to Mcdonalds or Panda express which I am sure you go often.

            I love when I know a table sees me as a money hungry salesmen, when I honestly look at them as just another table I am trying to provide service for. No pressure at all.

          • Springs1

            Rw024

            “2. Its simple etiquette, it would be rude to approach anyone and say “What do you want”"

            I didn’t say to say that. I said “Hi my name is Springs1, I will be your server today, can I start you all off with something to drink(the server may have to upsell such as a top shelf margarita for example). There’s no need for the person that is *PAYING YOU* to have to respond to “How are you doing today” for example, JUST GET OUR ORDER. There is NOTHING wrong with my greeting and you know it.

            You don’t need to ask us more than what we want to drink and just introduce yourself, that’s it.”

            “1. For you to know the name of server”

            While that is required, I don’t always remember(most of the time actually) right after someone says their name no matter what. I don’t have a good short term memory like that, never have. Just saying I don’t mind if they tell me their name. I mind if you make someone answer questions about how they are doing or if they were there ever before, that is a TIME WASTER and VERY INCONSIDERATE of their hunger, thirst, and their time as well as other customer’s time.

            If people didn’t feel this way, why do you feel people do this? It’s not that they are being rude, they are just HUNGRY and THIRSTY or in a HURRY.

            “we do deal with ignorant people that think that because they are leaving us a $1.50 if that, they own us.”

            They do if they are paying you anything, because they own that **********TIME**************** you are taking up of theirs by doing what is told pure exact instructions as given.

            You sound like you don’t want the tip, well WHY BE SERVER, HUH?

            “This isn’t slavery dude, get real.”

            I am not a dude first off. Secondly, yes it is. You are there to get whatever I ask you to get. THAT IS YOUR JOB if you want my money at the end called a tip. So YES, if a customer asks half diet coke, half regular coke, guess what? You do as asked if you want their money. They want 7 condiments, that’s your job. They want you to put in an order for their bacon to be extra crispy, that’s your job. Understand what I am saying? You are under *US* if you want our money, You are at ***OUR MERCY*** if you want our money to do as we ASK you to do.

            This is not entitled money DUDE, GET REAL! You aren’t entitled to my money, you *******************

            **********************EARN**************************** IT!

            “Its a job like any other job.”

            NO, we aren’t tipping those other people at the doctor’s or a store for our service IDIOT! So if the cashier gives me bad service at the store, I can’t lower the tip, so NO, it’s NOT AT ALL like any other job. You are paying for the *SERVICE* at a restaurant or bar unlike at other places where you don’t make tips you aren’t paying for the service, GOT IT?

            It is 100% TOTALLY DIFFERENT! I don’t expect excellent service at Walmart or Mcdonald’s since I am not paying for the service there called a tip, GOT IT?

            ” When I go to a doctor, ask for help at the grocery store, or even just get gas in my car I never talk down to someone because they are working there.”

            WHO in the WORLD said**************ANYTHING****************** about talking down to someone? I NEVER WOULD CONDONE BEING MEAN, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER!!

            I never said talk down to someone, did I? I said you are there to do as I tell you to do per my set of instructions I ask you to do if you want my money. If I want 6 refills of coke, that’s your job.

            Servers seem to think things aren’t there job is my beef like if my check has wrong overcharged prices, YES, it’s YOUR FAULT you didn’t notice this *BEFORE* I DID and gotten a manager to fix the price in the computer or fix at least my check. It’s your job if you are the LAST person to see my check or the food(as far as anything you can notice without touching my food).

            It’s your job if I don’t have utensils to notice them before you serve me food, not the hostess’s job anymore once you have served me drinks, you should notice this.

            Understand what I am getting at by slavery? You are there to do EVERY LITTLE THING we want for OUR TIP MONEY YOU WANT OF OURS, GOT IT?

          • june

            u got issues or your mama was an abused waitress!

          • joe

            They are not there to serve you hand and foot. In most cases they make less the 4 dollars an hr. So what your saying is as a human being I have to take shit thrown at me by assholes like you for a 2 dollar tip? Have you ever wondered why you get such bad service? You are an asshole. Probably why you have no significant other because no one in their right mind would be able to spend more then 2 mins with an asshole like you.

          • IHATEYOUSPRINGS1

            You, sir, are a terrible person and should jump off of a building for the sake of humanity.

          • Springs1

            I am not a sir. I am a woman IDIOT!

          • Lisa Gallucci

            Is someone supposed to know you are a woman by the name Springs1?? You are the IDIOT!!!!

          • Springs1

            “Is someone supposed to know you are a woman by the name Springs1?? You are the IDIOT!!!!”

            No, anybody is an idiot that says a gender without knowing.

          • Lisa Gallucci

            I’m guessing that most people assumed you were a man because no decent, classy woman would act the way you do!!!!

          • Springs1

            Lisa Gallucci
            “I’m guessing that most people assumed you were a man because no decent, classy woman would act the way you do!!!!”

            Yes they would. Women tend to have more emotional feelings, so I beg to differ GREATLY on that one.

          • Sayitlikeitis

            You misspelled “cunt”

          • Kesa Hopkins

            Yes, you are a woman idiot.

          • Lisa Gallucci

            UMMMMM!!!! These people are MADE to say the things they do at the table by upper management! It is usually REQUIRED to keep your job! So, maybe you should not go out to eat EVER!!!! Just because you leave a tip does not mean you can belittle someone and pretend that they are your slave for an hour!!! You are probably the MOST miserable and HATEFUL person EVER!! And, it sounds to me like MOST people on here think the same things about you, so what does that tell you?? It is YOU who is AWFUL, not EVERYONE else. NOBODY wants to wait on your hideous ass, so don’t go out to eat!!!!

          • Anastasie

            Ever work in retail? Or the mall? It’s their JOB to upsell. It is their job to convince you to buy the most expensive wine or comforter set or whatever. Okay, so you don’t want a martini. Then order something else! Don’t go on a tirade about how horrible we are for doing our jobs. Oh, I’m stealing your precious time? Yeah, because catering to the general public’s appetite is the same as chasing you down & talking your ear off with nonsensical bullshit. If you wanna be in & out, go to McDonald’s. They can get your meal in less than 10 minutes. Otherwise, quit acting like we fucking belong to you. Quit acting like we should be oh, so thankful for your dollar when we bent over backwards to make you happy.

          • Springs1

            Anastasie ” Otherwise, quit acting like we fucking belong to you.”

            At McDonald’s you don’t belong to me, but if you want my tip money, you do as ***I*** ask you to do, GOT IT? I am the BOSS APPLESAUCE as Judge Judy says.

          • Lisa Gallucci

            I didn’t know people still owned slaves!! You are the BIGGEST Fucking idiot I have ever encountered!!! You DO NOT own ANYBODY, especially not for your measley little fucking tip!!!!! You are nothing but an asshole!!!!

          • Springs1

            Lisa Gallucci
            “You DO NOT own ANYBODY, especially not for your measley little fucking tip!!!!! ”

            If they want my tip and NO 25%-30% if they do a great job is NOT “measly” IDIOT!

            I am their boss/applesauce! I am there to tell them their next move, so if they want my money, they have to do as *I* ask them to do. GOT IT STUPID BITCH?

          • Lisa Gallucci

            You are the STUPID BITCH!!! NOBODY wants your fucking 25%-30% to be treated like a slave or less than a human being! I’m sure they are just fine WITHOUT having to wait on your MISERABLE ASS!!!!!! You know what, you are the one that is LESS than a human being and you don’t even deserve the breath I am WASTING on you!!! Why don’t you just go crawl back under the rock you slithered out from!!!!

          • Springs1

            Lisa Gallucci
            “You are the STUPID BITCH!!! NOBODY wants your fucking 25%-30% to be treated like a slave or less than a human being!”

            You are a STUPID BITCH to think I would treat anyone mean or hateful STUPID IDIOT! The entire point is that I RULE MY SERVER WITH MY TIP MONEY IF THEY WANT IT, NOT that I would ***********EVER************* CONSIDER BEING RUDE TO THEM OR MEAN. If anything, I STILL say “THANK YOU” when most of them don’t apologize for their mistakes.

            For example, I ordered a side of ranch with an appetizer. I tell them nicely or at times they say “Oh yeah, you wanted ranch”, but NO SORRY to speak of, YET, I ********STILL SAY “THANK YOU” to them. I am the nicer person, HONESTLY!

            A lot of servers today are SELFISH LAZY ASSHOLES. For example, at a fine dining restaurant, everything was fine until the bill came with a $2.00 charge more for the margarita that I ordered as it came off the menu that was $10, but was charged $12. I nicely told him about that the margarita was $10. He said to me “Sorry, it’s a misprint.” First off, you can’t be sorry if you are blaming a FUCKING MENU. Secondly, FIRST TIME THERE, but I know MORE ABOUT THE MENU THAN YOU DO, there’s a PROBLEM THERE! Thirdly, it’s not my job to check each price, it’s my SERVER’S JOB TO CHARGE ME CORRECTLY BY GETTING THEIR MANAGER TO FIX THE WRONG PRICE **********BEFORE************ THEY GIVE US THE CHECK, NOT AFTER! There’s no such thing as a misprint once I have placed my order by LAW. That’s the LEGAL PRICE you charged me. We should have stiffed him. So when he came back because he wasn’t nice to blame the menu, I told him “You do know that we don’t order from the computer, right?” He said like an asshole “WELL I FIXED IT, DIDN’T I?” Instead of the 25% he would have gotten, he got 11%. WHY? HE WAS THE ASS, NOT US, *HIM*! We should have stiffed his ass because saying you are sorry and then saying it’s the menu’s fault is NOT being sorry or taking the blame, is it? He wasn’t sorry. If he was sorry, he would have tried to check this *BEFORE* he gave it to us. He admitted he didn’t by saying “MISPRINT” as if his money only counts, but ours doesn’t. What is it with servers that feel their money is HOLIER THAN THOU, but customer’s money is dirt, nothingness or that the only thing they have to get right is the food and drinks, but the check, NO, it’s not a part of the service to them.

            A NICE, DECENT HUMAN BEING first off would have******TRIED****** to have noticed this by comparing the check prices to the menu prices. Since he didn’t, he should have immediately said “I’m SO SORRY about that, let me get a manager to fix it.” Also, he should have either asked the manager to comp a coke off for our inconvenience or pay for one himself. Anyway, that’s what **I******* would have done if I would have been the server.

            THAT’S HOW MUCH NICER I AM COMPARED TO THOSE ASSHOLES OUT THERE AND THERE ARE PLENTY OF THEM!

            So remember when you say that I am treating anyone like a slave, LOOK at *HOW* they are treating us.

            I don’t treat my server like a slave. I ask *NICELY* for things such as “Can I get another coke” or “Can I get another coke please?”

            I am saying that they are at my beck and call if they want my money at the end to not refuse to do as asked.

            Some have refused such as when I ordered a bunch of condiments, some servers have said “You might have to remind me.” One was at Denny’s, so I told him “Why would I have to remind you if you WRITE IT DOWN?” He had NOTHING to say after that. I get LAZY SERVERS A LOT. People don’t want to ************WORK*********** for their tip. THAT IS WHAT I MEAN BY SLAVE. You want *ME* to remind you instead of *YOU* writing it down and rereading it, then ******YOU****** PAY ME A TIP THEN. That’s my take on servers like that. You want ME to do work, then *YOU* pay me a tip. You want a tip, ****WORK YOUR ASS OFF FOR IT LIKE EVERYONE ELSE HAS TO DO******!

            So yeah, I get more of the lazy, uncaring servers, not the hard workers, so YEAH, that’s why I am saying they are my slave, because they are there to do the *****WORK****, NOT ME! I am not supposed to have to remind anyone nor am I supposed to have to check every price on the check against the menu, ****THEY ARE***** getting PAID to do it in MY TIP I GIVE THEM!

            So STFU STUPID BITCH LADY, because you have NO CLUE OF WTF you are talking about. My server is my slave meaning to get EVERYTHING I ASK THEM TO WITHOUT EVER BEING MEAN OR HATEFUL OR RUDE. I treat them VERY NICELY, MORE NICER THAN THEY DO!

            We recently a few months ago went to a restaurant that had if you had gone the first time to get a half an order of fried pickles free. So I was like OK. I only mentioned it because when I was ordering I asked for mustard that was actually already on the table. So anyway, she forgets the 3 sides of mayo. I tell her “thank you”, she doesn’t say she’s sorry for forgetting them. Then the check comes, she charged us the first item on the bill. So we nicely told about it. Instead of reacting nicely, she goes “THEY DIDN’T TAKE IT OFF.” I wanted to almost RING HER FUCKING ASSHOLE MF NECK to act like she’s ILLITERATE OR BLIND OR SOMETHING! We said “no” nicely. She goes to get it fixed, doesn’t say she’s sorry at all. I was thinking WOW an overcharge of almost $4 and doesn’t apologize when it wasn’t even something we ordered, it was HER that told us about it. Because she blamed someone else instead of herself with NO APOLOGY(not even counting the mayo since I was pissed at how she blamed someone else for *HER* handing the check to us with an extra item we didn’t order. She got stiffed. I am TIRED of servers acting like we have BOW down to their money, but OURS IS NOTHING. All she had to do was say “I’m SO SORRY about that” and she could have asked a manager to comp a coke off the bill for our inconvenience of having to wait to get the check fixed as I WOULD HAVE DONE.

            I don’t get why she didn’t take the blame when *SHE* was supposed to get a manager to take it off the check. She was the last person to read the check and she was the last person to hand it to us, so SHE was at fault. I reported her to a manager. HER ATTITUDE is why, NOT the mistake, but the ATTITUDE that SOMEONE ELSE did it. THE NO APOLOGY as well. Take responsibly for your actions.

            Who knows she might have done it on purpose to get another dollar tip out of us, because for every $5, the server gets another $1 every 20% they earn no matter how much the check is. I am willing to bet she did it on purpose to have that attitude like that or if she didn’t, she probably didn’t even read the check, just printed it,t that’s it.

            Her attitude gave her a stiff. Her $4 isn’t more important than ours, it’s *EQUALLY* just as important. If she had $4 taken out of her work check or tip, she would speak up and she knows it.

            I couldn’t get passed the “THEY DIDN’T TAKE IT OFF.” I WANTED TO FUCKING GO OFF ON HER wished I would have said “ARE YOU BLIND OR ILLITERATE considering *YOU* have to get someone to take it off.” YOU, NOT ANYONE ELSE, *YOU*!

            She created her own issues. I even was so nice to apologize for my complicated order even, that’s how nice I was and look where it got me? NOWHERE, she was A BITCH, even about the 3 entire missing mayos that she could have brought out ahead of time and APOLOGIZED for her messing up.

            It will bother me til I die for people that want to blame others for *THEIR* fuck ups. I understand she couldn’t take it off the check, but she didn’t get her manager to take it off, she still handed us the check with it on. I honestly bet she did it on purpose. Let’s say she didn’t, she didn’t have to be a bitch. She should have not blamed it on someone else. That’s MEAN!

            Now you see who is mean. It’s NOT ME!

          • Chris

            WHERE DO YOU DINE OUT????? It just seems questionable. I would NEVER go to a Chilis or anywhere that is a chain restaurant or anyplace like that, personally. I like to support local businesses who CARE about their job. IT IS A TRICKLE-DOWN situation where someone up above them is a jerk and if these servers are constantly being jerks to you, then WTF?? Why go out to these places?? You obviously have figured out that these places have a 50/50 chance of offering you good service. If some lazy server is screwing something up, SAY SOMETHING. TELL THEM SOMETHING THEY CAN LEARN FROM, like , how about “HEY, SERVER, YOU REALLY WEREN’T VERY HOSPITABLE, MY TIP REFLECTS THAT. NEXT TIME, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH…YOU MAY WANT TO BE NICER and write things down…I like being nice and yet I don’t want to give you extra money for screwing things up” They may not know they suck and unless you TELL them, they will never learn. So take your high and mighty ass and SPEAK UP. Open your mouth and tell them. I bet they need to know!!!!!

          • Chris

            Because if you don’t tell them and just keep on being a jerk in stiffing them, then you are not a valuable, participating member of society. At least give them a chance to be a better server to the next person.

          • damngoodserver

            Ya know, I’ve had customers like you. They want to bitch at me because they didn’t get the pickles they ordered on their burger. That truly isn’t my fault. I’m not making your fucking food. I bring it out to you. And I’m not gonna lift the bun up on your damn burger to make sure there are pickles there. That’s unsanitary. You tell me about it, I will go get you your fucking pickles. and no, I will not apologize for ME forgetting them because it was not MY fault. I have even gone as far as printing out the order receipt and showing the customers where it says “add pickles – $0.50″ just to prove that I’m doing my damn job.
            Did you ever consider that fact that sometimes, just maybe…. IT’S NOT THE FUCKING SERVER’S FAULT THAT YOUR OVER MODIFIED ORDER ISN’T FUCKING PERFECT!!!
            At my job, a manager has to take off anything that is a mistake on the ticket. We go tell them, and they say ok, let me fix that. sometimes, it doesn’t happen and I have to go remind them, but oh wait, we shouldn’t have to remind anyone to do things because it’s not like they don’t have other responsibilities to attend to. I’m not saying that every server is awesome. A lot of them suck, but don’t you dare clump us all together as if we are all greedy bastards. I could care less about getting tipped. That’s not why I took this job. I did it because I make more than an average server and I’m able to support my daughter off of it.
            I take responsibility for the mistakes I make as a server, but I will not be expected to take extra items off your damn ticket. You drank that coke, you fucking pay for it. your receipt error got fixed and you didn’t have to pay extra so don’t you make the mistake of thinking that you deserve anything for free. I don’t give a damn how distressed that $4 made you. Hell, that $4 should be considered a surcharge for your childish attitude towards the waitstaff that is trying to make a damn living.

          • Springs1

            damngoodserver
            “They want to bitch at me because they didn’t get the pickles they ordered on their burger. That truly isn’t my fault. I’m not making your fucking food. I bring it out to you. And I’m not gonna lift the bun up on your damn burger to make sure there are pickles there.”

            You can put in the order wrong IDIOT, so YEAH it VERY WELL CAN BE YOUR FAULT.

            Secondly, ever heard of an OPEN-FACED BURGER or ever seen restaurants where they have all the lettuce, tomatoes, and pickles on the side?

            Thirdly, you can ask the expeditor to lift the bun. ANY ********CARING********** and ******SMART*** SERVER WOULD DO THIS and you know it!

            “That’s unsanitary.”

            For you to do it, I AGREE, but not to ask the expeditor to do it is not.

            “no, I will not apologize for ME forgetting them because it was not MY fault.”

            You should apologize since you could have known from asking the expeditor BEFORE you brought it to me. So YEAH it *IS* your fault. If the expeditor won’t lift the bun after asking, no it’s not your fault *IF* you put in the order correctly, but it still ***NICE*** to hear and gives you a BIGGER TIP by BEING NICER. You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar you STUPID IDIOT!

            “I have even gone as far as printing out the order receipt and showing the customers where it says “add pickles – $0.50″ just to prove that I’m doing my damn job.”"

            Let me ask you, HOW is that proving anything, huh? You could have just added it AFTERWARDS. You aren’t PROVING A DAMN THING and you know it.

            We have had once a waitress that assumed my husband wanted one of his side dishes to be part of the meal instead of an extra side dish along with the meal. She added it to the bill AFTERWARDS, so we were charged for it. So you can do all the trying to prove whatever you want, I wouldn’t believe you, because servers will add or fix things AFTER the fact.

            “Did you ever consider that fact that sometimes, just maybe…. IT’S NOT THE FUCKING SERVER’S FAULT THAT YOUR OVER MODIFIED ORDER ISN’T FUCKING PERFECT!!!”

            In this case though, you could have asked the expeditor to lift the bun(both top and underneath).

            “At my job, a manager has to take off anything that is a mistake on the ticket.”

            Giving a customer CASH you don’t have to go through a manager for that and you know it, so STOP THIS!

            ” I could care less about getting tipped. That’s not why I took this job. I did it because I make more than an average server and I’m able to support my daughter off of it.”

            Do you realize you are VERY MUCH **************CONTRADICTING YOURSELF HERE**************, because without tips you wouldn’t be able to support your daughter YOU STUPID NITWIT IDIOT! WHAT AN IDIOT YOU ARE! OF COURSE YOU WANT TIPS, DUHHH, that’s how you are supporting your daughter STUPID ASS IDIOT! WHAT A LIAR YOU ARE SAYING ” I could care less about getting tipped” BS! Without tips you wouldn’t even make McDonald’s pay.

            “I take responsibility for the mistakes I make as a server, but I will not be expected to take extra items off your damn ticket.”

            If it’s a major mistake, you should pay out of YOUR OWN POCKET for it and NOT go to a manager to take it off. It’s YOUR TIP you want, *YOU* decide what it will be or not.

            That means if the manager wouldn’t take off a coke for the customer’s inconvenience, *YOU* pay for the coke out of YOUR POCKET to the customer.

            YOU HAVE VERY MUCH THE POWER TO DO THAT ALL ON YOUR OWN TO TAKE 100% FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR ACTIONS!

            “that you deserve anything for free.”

            Then why you should deserve as good of a tip then, huh?

            I also NEVER ONCE talked about pickles in my prior post. I have talked about CONDIMENTS, OBVIOUS ERRORS, NOT ones where you have to ask the expeditor to lift a bun or ones where you would have to touch the food to notice the mistake or mistakes.

          • damngoodserver

            First off, don’t start calling me names. Be the considerate, nice person you claim to be. Also, it makes you look childish and nobody can take you seriously if you are calling them stupid bitches and nitwits.
            Second, we don’t have expeditors. It’s the cook and the servers. We also don’t serve our burgers opened. That’s a cook thing.
            Again, I take responsibilities for the mistakes I make, so I would never try to sneak it in afterwards just to dodge a bullet. That’s deceitful to my customers and makes my coworkers (the cooks) look bad. If something is their fault, it is their fault. If it is my fault, it is my fault. We don’t take responsibility for the others’ mistakes, but we do have eachother’s backs.
            And no, I am not willing to just hand you cash out of my apron. 1. That’s against company policy and I could lose my job. Everything will be done by the book according to company guidelines, regardless of what you THINK should happen. So if a manager is needed to take an item off the ticket, that’s what will happen. No server will ever just hand you their money that they work hard for and it is absolutely absurd for you to think they should. And if a manager doesn’t take off a coke, it is not the responsibility of the server to pay for it. We didn’t drink the Coke. Chances are, we haven’t even had a sip of water for 6 hours, let alone an entire Coke. The fact that you believe a tip should be based on getting something for free makes you an indecent human being. You try to hang a tip over our heads to get free merchandise. You might as well be trying to steal from the establishment.
            It appears to me that unless a server puts on a ball and chain and is willing to take you destructive criticism, they don’t deserve a dime. Nevermind the fact that they went out of their way to fix errors that may or may not have been their fault and still kept a smile on their face to keep you satisfied. Everyone wants perfect service, and of course, we try our best to give them that, but we are human and make mistakes. Most of us will own up to them and we don’t deserve to be harshly reprimanded for them. Giving some constructive criticism is fine, and we enjoy knowing where we can improve, because it helps us do things better. However, if you don’t tell us, we won’t know and will keep making the same mistakes without the knowledge to do any better. I always apologize for the mistakes I make, regardless of how big or little they are.
            And although I would love to be able to make you see the other side of the spectrum, it is very clear that you won’t. You have never had the displeasure of being a server, much less to someone who is very rude and hateful and wants to dehumanize you. You have never had to grin and bear it while a customer is yelling in your face over something you had no control over (such as the kitchen running out of a certain food item). And through everything, we still muster up the strength to clock in every day in the hopes that we don’t mess up and actually have the perfect work day. And honestly, until you have walked in the shoes of a server, no argument you make is credible. If you tried to do what we do, maybe then you would understand how hard we work.

          • Springs1

            damngoodserver
            “Be the considerate,”

            I am considerate, you aren’t by not asking them to lift the bun *******BEFORE********you waste the customer’s time bringing them something wrong.

            “Second, we don’t have expeditors. It’s the cook and the servers. We also don’t serve our burgers opened. That’s a cook thing.”

            That’s your restaurant you work at. Most restaurants such as many chains I have gone to DO serve burgers open-faced, items on the side like lettuce, tomatoes, and pickles.

            Most chain restaurants have expeditors, so this is where I am getting that from, but still doesn’t make you not ask the person that gives you the food not to ask them if they can lift the bun.

            ” If something is their fault, it is their fault. If it is my fault, it is my fault.”

            But if you don’t ask the person that gives you the food to lift the bun and the pickles are missing if the person ordered pickles then it WOULD be your fault, understand?

            “And no, I am not willing to just hand you cash out of my apron. 1. That’s against company policy and I could lose my job.”

            Then I wouldn’t work for people that didn’t want customers to be happy. You aren’t willing to because you are SELFISH that’s why and you know it.

            It’s your money, so NO, it’s not against company policy. No company can tell you that you can’t give to WHATEVER CUSTOMER you want to money for ANY REASON! That’s BS what you are saying and you know it.

            If I were a server and gave money to my parents or a friend of mine, they sure can’t tell me I can’t. Company policy MY ASS, that’s BS what you are saying. If you own the money, you can do WHATEVER THE HELL YOU WANT WITH IT. This is the USA!

            ” No server will ever just hand you their money that they work hard for”

            Because they are SELFISH LIKE YOU ARE, that’s why. They aren’t working hard if they aren’t asking the person that gave them the food to lift the bun.

            “and it is absolutely absurd for you to think they should.”

            NO, it’s absolutely absurd to think that we HAVE to tip as if it’s a law. It’s absurd to think that we have to *CARE* about your money if you don’t care about OURS. THAT IS WHAT IS ABSURD to think that you only having ONE-SIDED CARING in your heart.

            It’s not absurd to think that you should act like it’s YOUR DINING EXPERIENCE.

            You act like an ENTITLED SELFISH BITCH like all the rest of them out there.

            It’s not absurd to think that you will give me money if you want my money. YOU REALLY THINK YOU ARE
            “OWED” MONEY FOR NOT CARING ABOUT US, WTF???

            I also said I only expect that if a MAJOR mistake happens such as you forgot to put my order in or you put in my order entirely wrong. Both of those makes the customer wait an extra 15 or so minutes at least more and ruins the customer’s dining experiences that they can’t eat with each other.

            “We didn’t drink the Coke.”

            NO, but if you want my money, you have to *CARE* about my dining experience and not just YOUR SELFISH SELF!

            “Chances are, we haven’t even had a sip of water for 6 hours, let alone an entire Coke. ”

            SO WHAT? You don’t care about me, I won’t care about you. EQUAL/EQUAL when it comes to that. That’s the job you *CHOSE*! If you don’t like it, there’s the door.

            “The fact that you believe a tip should be based on getting something for free makes you an indecent human being.”

            Of course it should if something major happened. A good example.

            For example, a waiter forgot to put our appetizer order in, could and would have been a complete stiff, but instead, he got himself 16% BEFORE a $5 discount. WHY? The WAY HE HANDLED THE MISTAKE!! He profusely apologized twice and offered us a free appetizer that needed no cooking(chips n’ salsa), which I told him we’d rather have something off the bill, because we had ordered the amount of food we were planning to eat. Anyway, he got a manager to get us $5 off our bill. That benefited us, chips n’ salsa wouldn’t have. My point is, he MAJORLY messed up(made us wait at least twice as long for our appetizer around 30 minutes or so), but he was NICE as can be about it. Now, if he would have done the same mistake, but didn’t apologize, didn’t offered us anything, and acted like he could have cared less, he would have been completely stiffed. It’s on how you handle it. DO YOU CARE? If you don’t, WHY SHOULD WE CARE ABOUT YOUR BILLS YOU HAVE TO PAY?
            It is EARNED. He EARNED that money by going to his manager to beg for a comp. He EARNED it by OPENING HIS MOUTH TO ADMIT FAULT(some won’t) and OPENED HIS MOUTH TO SAY HE WAS “SO SORRY” TWICE.

            So yeah, if he wouldn’t have gotten us the comp with just his profuse apologies, he would have gotten 10% instead. He got us a comp, so we were THANKFUL for it and went by BEFORE the discounted amount.

            It doesn’t make me a not decent human being. WE are just treating people the way they *TREATED US**.

            “You try to hang a tip over our heads to get free merchandise.”

            NO, I want NOTHING to go wrong instead and have NO COMPS. I want PERFECT SERVICE, NOTHING TO GO WRONG is what I want. I want that. I don’t want the things to go wrong and then get free stuff. Do you understand I don’t want things to go wrong?

            “You might as well be trying to steal from the establishment. ”

            NO, because if the manager decides not to charge, that’s them, not ME taking it without consent STUPID IDIOT!

            Stealing is without consent. If the manager comps something, that’s consent STUPID IGNORANT IMBECILE!

            “Nevermind the fact that they went out of their way to fix errors that may or may not have been their fault”

            If they had to fix errors that were their fault, that’s PUNISHING MY TIME, so NO, I am not happy when that happens, NOBODY IS!

            If it wasn’t my server’s fault, then I take that extra work into account to tip more, but if it was their fault then it makes me tip less since my time has been punished I can’t get back.

            “Everyone wants perfect service, and of course, we try our best to give them that, but we are human and make mistakes.”

            Mistakes like a pickle under a bun you can ask the person that is giving it to you to lift the bun PRIOR to LEAVING the kitchen with it to prevent these mistakes.

            It’s not a mistake if you don’t *TRY* to get it right.

            “You have never had the displeasure of being a server, much less to someone who is very rude and hateful and wants to dehumanize you. ”

            I have served rude customers before at a donut shop/diner I worked for back between 1998-2002 off and on a little over 2yrs worth as counter help. I had some people be mean.

            “something you had no control over (such as the kitchen running out of a certain food item).”

            It can be if you drop the last of that item.

            “And honestly, until you have walked in the shoes of a server, no argument you make is credible.”

            Yes it is and you know it. I know how to make the pickle issue not get to the customer and you don’t, WHY is that, huh KNOW-IT ALL UNCARING, LAZY ASSHOLE?

            “then you would understand how hard we work.”

            I beg to differ. Most servers are lazy.

            Do you auction off drinks like say who had the coke, who had the sprite? If you do, you don’t work hard.

            Do you write EVERY SINGLE THING DOWN? If you don’t, you don’t work hard.

            Do you offer to get things even if it’s not your table if you bring food to another table? If not, you don’t work hard.

            Do you compare the food to your written order for OBVIOUS errors? If you don’t, you don’t work hard.

            Do you compare the menu prices to the check prices to make sure you don’t overcharge the customers? If you don’t, you don’t work hard.

            Do you make separate trips for bar drinks and soft drinks if the bar drinks aren’t ready yet for the same table? If you don’t, you don’t work hard.

            Do you reread your list that you wrote down? If you don’t, you don’t work hard.

            Working hard is trying your best and if you aren’t willing to try your best, you aren’t working hard. You know that’s the GOD’S TRUTH!

            Here’s a server that agrees with me about most servers being lazy:

            http://stef319.hubpages.com/hub/Confessions-of-A-Food-Server

            Stef319 said:
            “I will agree that 90% of our servers ARE lazy. They drive me crazy; as lazy as they are with their tables (who are providing their tips), imagine how lazy they are when it’s time to do sidework and help clean the restaurant. They’re always on their cell phones, outside smoking cigarettes, flirting with the cooks, when they should be paying attention to their guests. And I bet they get your orders wrong all the time because you’re right-they are lazy. They expect a 20% tip always. They wonder why they get “stiffed” on a tip sometimes. It’s because they didn’t deserve a tip! That’s why I said that I don’t want other servers taking my food out. I don’t trust them at all. They don’t read the kitchen slips, they bring a steak out without a steak knife, they forget sides, and they auction off food. It ends up costing me more time cause not only do I have to apologize for their order delivery not being correct, but I still have to go back to the kitchen and get whatever they forgot. And god forbid that the guest asks THEM for something because not only will they not get it, but they won’t even have the courtesy to tell me what the table wanted. I would much rather that they did not touch my tables’ food cause they usually mess it up. Because they don’t check the ticket. And even though I sent it in correctly, the kitchen makes soooo many mistakes. If I do ring something in incorrectly, I usually catch it soon after I ring it in because I go over my orders in my head so I don’t have to look at the slip when I’m handing out food. By the time my food is ready, I know where all the food goes without looking at the slips.”

            So NO, most of you DON’T WORK HARD AND YOU KNOW IT! Most of you don’t care, are VERY SELFISH like yourself, and lazy.

            “If you tried to do what we do,”

            I don’t have to. I already know some of what it was like when I served people at the donut shop/diner. I know how to do the job BETTER than you do by suggesting to ask the person to lift the bun that is in the kitchen. How can I know more than you? Obviously, that proves you don’t have to do the job to know more, doesn’t it?

          • damngoodserver

            I am going to ask one more time. Do not call me names. I have not done so to you and I expect the same respect. You’re about 15 years older than me. It doesn’t make sense that I’m being the mature adult here. I’m sure we can have this debate without your childish and rude name calling.
            Let me be clear, I have never been stiffed by a customer. I have also never gotten someone’s order so wrong that they complained. It has always been “oh yea, the extra ranch”… etc. At which point, I immediately go get said items and promptly take them to the table. Since that was my mistake (for being in such a hurry), I will always apologize and ask how everything tastes and if there are any other problems. (just to be sure before checking on another table). Let me also be clear, I have 20 tables to take care of every day. So even though I do take the extra time to be sure that everything is absolutely correct (and I don’t just mean by getting the ranch. I also ask about the food and drinks to make sure my coworkers are doing their jobs), I am also taking time away from other tables. I make up for that time by hustling even faster to get their orders out (regardless of how exhausted I get). I do this because I legitimately care about my customers and their experience. We have to do certain things based on protocols from management, but once we have greeted the table, we have a general understanding of what they expect from their experience. This is how we individualize our “guests”.
            For example, There is a woman that comes in every week and orders the exact same thing. Before she sits down, I already have her order in and cooking along with her drink being made to carry to her table. her tab is 21.63 every week. She has never tipped me a dime. Nor has she tipped any other servers there, even though we give her the best possible service. She is just one of those people that don’t tip. I don’t care, though. Because she is one of the nicest ladies I have ever met, and talking to her is a trip. She is funny and very sweet. She is a valued customer of mine and always will be. It is a privilege to serve her and guests like her.
            I take time and talk to my customers and ask them about their day and such. I also know when I have guests that don’t really go for that, so I focus on making sure they have a good customer experience rather than guests. see what I did there? Guests are people that are there for the experience and we treat them like friends and care about them. Customers are there for there food, drink, and bill. We treat them like customers. We don’t treat them any less important, but we know what they want and how they want it.
            Also, nobody gives me the food. They put it on a heating rail and I take it from there. Most of the time, I don’t even know whose cooking the food. It’s not that I am not working hard, but more of an honest mistake made by another employee. I will never say that my coworkers don’t do their jobs. Most of them are like me: working 50-60 hours a week (even though we are supposedly part-time), going to school full-time, and have kids. Don’t say we don’t work hard. Because our time away from our families when we are working 30 hours more than we are supposed to means that we at least give some type of shit about our jobs. But customers don’t see that. They see college kids with a job and think that we are all, how did you put it, SELFISH ASSHOLES. I am not selfish. Many of my guests have become close friends. If I am donating my extra time to be there, I deserve respect and courtesy just like you. It is not selfish for me to not give you the money I have earned. Just like it is not selfish of you to not tip me. That is a choice you make because yes, it is YOUR money and I would never expect you to give it to me, especially if you are not satisfied with your service. But I read in an earlier comment that you would take off a portion if the tip based on someone forgetting to bring your extra side of ranch. That, to me, is incredibly picky. If the problem caused you no immediate distress and was fixed by the server, you’re basically setting them up to fail. regardless of whether or not you think you are.
            And yes, I know you are going to reply by calling me names and talking about how your time is more important than other guests, and I’m fine with that. But maybe, just this once, surprise me. Don’t talk to me like you are a PMSing teenager. Talk to me like a grown adult with a real concern. I am a server and have been for about a year. I would love to know what it is I do wrong and how to fix it. I have never gotten a bad review from any customers, but I could one day and I would love to prevent it.

          • Springs1

            damngoodserver

            “There is a woman that comes in every week and orders the exact same thing. Before she sits down, I already have her order in and cooking along with her drink being made to carry to her table. her tab is 21.63 every week.”

            See right there I would not want to tip you for ORDERING for me without my consent. We have had servers before do this that we knew and requested, which thinking I guess this one time I will talk about that she was thinking she was speeding things up, we both didn’t want the same drinks as we always get. I NEVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER ORDERED for my customers at the donut shop/diner I worked for. No matter if they came in every day wanting the same thing. Now I did say what they did want by saying “coffee”, but NEVER ORDERED for my customers. That’s not my place. Once, back when they had pay phones(remember this was 1998-2002 time, which this situation may have happened in 1999-2000 probably, one of the counter help girls I worked with always fixed the customer’s coffee even put the spoon inside the coffee cup(I would NEVER do that, not my place as well), which the customer was only going to make a call and wasn’t staying. I told her “See that’s why you don’t order for your customers like that.” She wasted time, a cup, coffee, etc.

            I would HATE for you to be my server to CONTROL my dining experience. It’s *MY* dining experience, *MY* tip money ,***********ALL MY DECISIONS************, NOT MY SERVER’S decision. Did you *ASK* if it was OK to serve this lady with you ordering for her? My guess that you did that is either in hopes of getting a tip one day or you wanted her out of there faster. I sure wouldn’t do that tip or no tip unless my customer told me that’s what they wanted. If they got the same things all the time, no matter what I would ask them if they would, but what if one day they don’t get their usual because of an illness(like if the person had high blood pressure so they couldn’t get something that had a lot of salt) or an alcoholic beverage due to an illness or test)? I wouldn’t ask my customer. If they wanted me to order for them, they’d tell me, otherwise that’s just not my place to CONTROL THEIR TIP MONEY or TIME like that.

            I NEVER would order for someone.I wouldn’t risk wasting time in case if they don’t want it like that man that usually got coffee, but decided to just come in to make a quick phone call at the pay phone(I know today that isn’t going to happen with the pay phone, but they still may not want their usual.

            I don’t want people ordering for me no matter if that’s what I get every time.

            I’d rather them *ASK* me which shows they *CARE* A LOT MORE about me than to make me feel obligated to take something they made without asking first.

            I don’t blame the customer for not tipping you. I sure wouldn’t either tip you for ordering for me, even if that is what I wanted that you guessed right, you didn’t let *ME* make MY OWN DECISIONS about my life. Just as you said you order it you pay for it, well since *YOU* ordered it, you should have paid that lady’s bill since *YOU* did the deciding and didn’t let her.

            Every time someone gets me the check without my consent when I am not ready for it or gets me a refill that I don’t want that I wanted something else, there’s a lowering of the tip. WE have the CONTROL, because we are ***PAYING FOR THAT CONTROL**. It’s common sense that we are the customers to make those decisions, NOT THE STAFF!

            If you want to order for your customers, *YOU* pay us a tip, NOT US!

            “She is a valued customer of mine and always will be. It is a privilege to serve her and guests like her.”

            As nice as she is, by not appreciating (I am guessing since others serve her not in your way and still doesn’t tip) good service, she is sure not a nice person. I sure wouldn’t want to serve her if she didn’t tip a penny. It’s just wasting my time. Why should I give her faster service than others for NO TIP? That is what you are doing. I mean let’s say she walks in, table 6 just ordered their drinks while you see her. If you take up table 6′s time to order her drink and food, that’s just wrong, MORALLY speaking. I sure hope you don’t CUT like that for someone especially that sure don’t appreciate it. I would treat her morally right, but wouldn’t give her top notch service if she wouldn’t at least give me a dollar, at LEAST. I mean really, every dollar more could mean more things for you and your daughter. I think you are crazy to act like this person is so great. She can afford the $21.63 EVERY WEEK rather than skipping a week to afford the tip or get something cheaper. If she is that cheap, she should go to freakin McDonald’s. That’s just wrong MORALLY speaking to not pay SOMETHING for a tip if the service was good and it sounds like that service is what she wants(unless that’s why she’s not tipping).

            “They put it on a heating rail and I take it from there
            . Most of the time, I don’t even know whose cooking the food.”

            So there are people in the kitchen you can ask.

            ” It’s not that I am not working hard, but more of an honest mistake made by another employee”

            Not if it’s something you can ask to lift a bun from an employee BEFORE leaving with the food to the customer’s table.

            “I am not selfish.”

            You are selfish to say: ” No server will ever just hand you their money that they work hard for and it is absolutely absurd for you to think they should.”

            It’s absurd you think we should care about you if you don’t care about us or act like it’s YOU at the customer’s table getting this happen to *YOU*!

            If you weren’t selfish, you’d pay for someone’s coke if the manager doesn’t want to if you did a major mistake like forgot to put in their order.

            “It is not selfish for me to not give you the money I have earned.”

            Yes it is if you expect a good tip or a tip at all if it’s a major mistake it IS.

            You said you need tips for your daughter, so you did lie when you said that you weren’t doing it for the tips to say anything about you and your daughter about making money.

            “Just like it is not selfish of you to not tip me.”

            YES IT IS if you gave me good service. I beg do differ and so do the rest of the servers of the world and most customers. It IS selfish if the service wasn’t horrible to stiff someone that served you.

            IT IS VERY SELFISH to not tip your server or bartender if they did a good job or even a decent job even at least something.

            “I would never expect you to give it to me,”

            WHY? You claim you work hard, so WHY wouldn’t you expect to have money for you and your daughter if you gave good service or even decent service, huh?

            “But I read in an earlier comment that you would take off a portion if the tip based on someone forgetting to bring your extra side of ranch. That, to me, is incredibly picky. If the problem caused you no immediate distress and was fixed by the server, you’re basically setting them up to fail. regardless of whether or not you think you are.”

            I always take off for condiments. That can be brought out *************AHEAD OF TIME**************, so for the servers that forget or ignore them, you can’t expect 20% for doing this, you just can’t. This is the MOST PREVENTABLE PROBLEM THERE IS, because you don’t have to wait for anyone to cook something or prepare something. Some places even have them in to-go cups already poured even. Some places have servers pour them.

            You are incredibly MEAN AND HATEFUL of a person to say such a thing. You are there to *EARN* a tip, it’s not some RIGHT. If you forget my ranch, I want to hear a sorry, but also it happens usually in the first place because:

            1. Server doesn’t write it down

            Or

            2. Server doesn’t bring it out ahead of time and another server brings out the food which because they aren’t my server, they didn’t compare the ticket or computer screen order to food.

            OR

            3. The server didn’t put in the order correctly.

            OR

            4. The server forgot due to not comparing their written order to the food BEFORE leaving the kitchen.

            OR

            5. The server didn’t bring it out ahead of time as they could have to prevent any server(them or another server) from forgetting them.

            My ranch is my meal. If I don’t have my condiments, I don’t eat my food, PERIOD! That’s the ENTIRE POINT of WHY I go to certain restaurants “That restaurant has good ranch or good tartar sauce” for example. Outback has good remoulade sauce for example. Every place had different tasting condiments(except for mayo usually is mostly universal or mustard).

            Once I asked 4 TIMES, FOUR TIMES for ONE side of ranch and ONE side of bbq sauce. First when I ordered, then when the food came from another server, then our server as she was pouring water for another table she asked which I told her I told the waiter about it that ran the food but she didn’t go to investigate it, and finally after waiting 4 minutes LITERALLY I watched my watch, my husband asked a manager to get it. Her tip was 9%, but was going to be 25%. TO ASK FUCKING FOUR TIMES to eat my food(everything involved condiments the garlic and lime shrimp from chili’s I like it with bbq sauce, the ranch for the fries(I hate ketchup). So without those condiments, I don’t eat my food. I mean that’s why I ordered that item. The waitresses fault 100%. She could have brought those condiments out ahead of time to avoid it all.

            You just don’t understand I have the VERY MOST problems with condiments ALMOST a good 85% of my outings I have condiment issues. It’s like I order even ONE side of ranch added to an appetizer, no ranch comes when they bring the food and I am not mean just remind them I ordered ranch, 98% of them don’t say they are sorry and no runners EVER have said they were sorry. Most of the time, the person that ran the food that doesn’t have the condiments doesn’t even fix the mistake, my server ends up doing that and could have done that AT THE BEGINNING.

            It doesn’t take even 5 minutes to get a side of ranch and a side of bbq sauce.

            I HATE your attitude. YOU ARE A MEAN BITCH!

            My condiments are the REASON WHY I eat out. I would NEVER eat out if I couldn’t have my condiments. I dip ranch with bread even at fine dining restaurants even. I just went to eat hibatchi and eat the seafood sauce with the rice, YES, WITH RICE. I LOVE CONDIMENTS. I have eaten tartar sauce with not only with fries, but it was good with mashed potatoes at TGIFriday’s. Yes, tartar sauce.

            THE ENTIRE REASON WHY I eat out is for the condiments. Even with pizza like from Papa John’s, I will get cheese sauces to dip the pizza in or if I have Pizza Hut get ranch to dip the pizza in.

            Bbq hot pockets I dip in mayo at my own house.

            I dip ranch in one of the lean cusine dinners that has chicken and rice.

            I eat almost EVERYTHING(except dessert items) with condiments.

            So for me, it’s EXTREMELY IMPORTANT!

            You are a VERY MEAN and VERY UNCARING PERSON!

            You have NEVER obviously had to sit waiting several minutes then get no apology for the condiments that could have been brought out WAYYYY BEFORE the food came.

            There’s honestly no excuse to forget condiments that can brought out even with the drinks even if food was ordered like an appetizer.

            I am not setting them up to fail. Some servers are good that they earn their own tip and bring them out ahead of time WITHOUT me having to ask them. Those get a huge tip 25%-30% and more.

            “Talk to me like a grown adult with a real concern.”

            You sure aren’t. You act like condiments are not important. For me that’s how I eat my food. Like when I get a burger at a restaurant and don’t have the mayo I asked for or mustard, I sure don’t want to eat a dry sandwich and I want my ranch to dip my fries in, so I will sit and wait to eat. That’s time I could have been getting my condiments on my food and if another server ran the food but ran away before I could tell them I have to wait for my server to come by and then have to wait for them to fix it, which if they get called over, I am sitting even longer. I have waited 5-10 minutes LITERALLY before for condiments.

            This is a REAL concern, because it’s SOOOOO IMPORTANT TO ME. I did try for a while asking for the condiments ahead of time, but I got tired of it because well for one thing, a few servers while I was doing that didn’t follow through either they forgot or were too lazy or both and the most important reason why I don’t anymore, I want my server to *EARN THEIR OWN WAY IN LIFE*. I was basically making their tip for them in a way by asking that. I want them to get it right all on their own. I don’t feel especially if it’s one side of ranch for an appetizer added I don’t feel I should have to ask for ONE side of ranch ahead of time. That’s ridiculous if I can’t TRUST that my server will try their best to get my order correct.

            I don’t care if you don’t bring me my food, it would be always your fault, because you could have brought it out ahead of time.

            “If the problem caused you no immediate distress and was fixed by the server,”

            I have distress once I see the condiment or condiments missing when that could have been brought out ahead of time. Even if it’s not predicting as far as the condiments go since those are ordered, it’s part of anticipating customer’s needs like giving extra napkins or appetizer plates before the appetizer arrives, etc.

            Who cares if it was fixed but I sat asking FOUR TIMES and had to get a MANAGER to FUCKING GET IT??? SERIOUSLY, FUCK YOU if that’s your ASSHOLE ATTITUDE! I shouldn’t have had that issue PERIOD and my condiments should have been brought out by OUR SERVER BEFORE the food arrived to AVOID another server that KNEW he wasn’t seeing a tip since at chain restaurants usually it’s other server’s running each other’s food, so he got NOTHING for doing anything extra for me, so he didn’t give a damn. NOBODY said they were sorry except for the manager that time.

            It seems to happen A LOT the condiments issue. You just have no idea how many times it happens. It is the MOST PREVENTABLE mistake you can think of and it’s the MOST OFTEN one that happens all because of lazy and uncaring servers that don’t want to make an extra trip for their customers that they probably will have to make later, but don’t want to risk it in case if it does come out correctly.

            Also, I have had problems with let’s say I order chicken tenders that come with honey mustard according to the menu. So let’s say I order just like this ” I would like the chicken tenders with a side of bbq sauce.” The server brings out the bbq sauce, but not what the *MENU* stated the item came with. According to the menu this is what I am ordering “Chicken tenders with a side of honey mustard dipping sauce.” So even if I order another condiment, some servers are like ASSUMING the customer couldn’t POSSIBLY like more than one dipping sauce or if it’s an appetizer, that the other person or people at the table may like one sauce, but not the other. If the menu states it comes with a sauce, unless you charge more for it, you should bring both since that is what the customer is ordering according to the menu. If it does cost more, then if I were a server I would ask if they wanted both to be sure.

            I had this issue at Applebee’s and the manager told me in the computer they had no way of putting both. I was like “Don’t you think they should fix that since it’s not impossible to order more than one condiment and no wonder why I am getting it wrong from other servers.” Although, they should know their menu well enough that even if you didn’t take my order, since it’s on the side, I would give what the customer is paying for, since they don’t charge for extra condiments at any Applebee’s I have ever been to. So if they are supposed to get honey mustard and also order bbq sauce, if I were to run the food, if I knew that the computer wouldn’t put both, I would make sure both was on the plate since I am supposed to know the menu BETTER than the customers.

            Anyway, so I have lots of problems with condiments CONSTANTLY the #1 ISSUE, so FUCK YOU AND YOUR UNCARING MEAN VIEW OF IT, FUCK YOU if you don’t care. Condiments are the REASON WHY I go to certain restaurants and ones I don’t go to if I don’t like the ranch or tartar sauce. Like for example, if I like the fried shrimp, but not the tartar sauce, I will bring my own to a place. I have brought my own salad dressing before at places from other restaurants in order to want to eat their food because their condiments suck in my opinion.

            I brought some ranches from some other restaurant at Outback before. Outback’s ranch is OK, but not the best.

            “talking about how your time is more important than other guests,”

            I NEVER SAID A SUCH THING NOR WOULD EVER, EVER, EVER THINK THAT and you know it! You seem to be very uncaring. I have a right to be incredibly picky because it’s MY MONEY, NOT YOURS! I can choose to spend it the way *I* want to without YOUR DECISION MAKING CONTROLLING WAYS!

          • damngoodserver

            Her service is individualized. She specifically told us to have her order in and ready when we see her there.
            You fail to see the point that i do not care whether or not you would tip me. That is your choice and your opinion. My personality is not suitable for your server requirements. You need someone more docile and submissive. I am very outspoken and independent. Plain and simple. I have never had a customer upset with me for introducing myself. I would rather be called by name when someone needs me rather than “hey you waitress lady”. It is common courtesy to use a person’s name.
            Also, i am not a bitch. I am simply honest. Do not mistake the two.
            I never said condiments weren’t important and yes it is rediculous that you had to ask several times before the manager had to bring it. My boss would have jumped my ass for that. So with that point, we agree.
            My final words to you are simply this: do not assume all or even most servers do not care about their job or customers. I have grown to care for many of my regulars on a personal level.
            I was honestly hoping that you would be more mature in this conversation so that i could actually try to see your side of things, but i asked you very kindly to stop calling me names and act like an adult. It is clear to me now that you are incapable of doing such a thing and have lost all credibility with me. Have a nice day and i hope i never meet or have to serve you or anyone like you fore nobody deserves to be set up to fail and be miserable about it. Also, i showed many of your posts to my boss. She told me that your attitude would have you escorted out of the building. Shes been in the restaurant industry for over 25 years. Goodbye.

          • janedoe

            Spring1, please just admit that you have some sort of mental/emotional disorder. I truly feel sorry for you and your husband. I cannot imagine even knowing you on a personal level. You must have had a troubled childhood to be so cynical and combative. You seem to never be happy. Typically those to know everything, really know nothing. Your world must be so small, dark and desolate to be so completely miserable. I really, really cannot believe how you have made it so far in life as to know how to use the internet. Please inform us of your occupation so that we may critique you and your performance and what WE expect. Try to not call names like a child and speak to us like an adult, (respectively), would. When you call people names and treat people like you have on this board, you show us your level of maturity. You are embarrassing yourself. Try to have a little humanity and perspective. Ok?

          • Jchapeton15

            LMAO Spring1 is still commenting after a year haha and show respect for the server who’s just trying to do their job.

          • Chris

            STUPID BITCH?? Seriously? That’s seriously what you think is appropriate to write to someone? What a coward you are, what a coward you are for posting in this forum. What a narcissistic jerk you are.

          • Chris

            The Boss Applesauce? WOW. You are an extreme dominatrix, aren’t you? I bet you are pissed that most people aren’t paid in tips because you have no “rights” over them. At least in your bizarre, self-shouting proclaim that you, by some very Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder standards expect for us to “better get it just right…or no tip.” YOU ARE CHEAP. Cheap in quality, cheap in every way imaginable. I bet you are someone who returns items you’ve worn because you have a “right” to the return policy. I bet you like free samples at ice cream stores because you have the “right?” and I bet you feel you have all of these rights, because you are an Am-errr-ican citizen, eh?

          • Springs1

            “YOU ARE CHEAP.”

            NOPE, 25%-30% and upwards tipping is NOT CHEAP. I just want perfect service, that’s all and if things do go wrong, I want someone to be nice enough to apologize.

            “I bet you are someone who returns items you’ve worn because you have a “right” to the return policy.”

            NO, I have NEVER done that before EVER in my lifetime. I would have to remove the tags anyways because that would make me itch, so I wouldn’t be able to do that anyways.

            I am NOWHERE NEAR CHEAP. I just want what *I* want for ***MY*** money.

          • Chris

            Springs1, Just WHERE did you get these rules of service from?? I am very curious. You are very specific and yet as I wrote before up above, before, I don’t come across people like you very often in all of the jobs I’ve had. In fact, your “rules” have never been in any employee manual I’ve ever had.

            You seriously think you are the only person who is correct and that’s all that matters. I bet you have issues with EVERY place you pay money to, don’t you? The grocery store, your doctor, your mechanic? BECAUSE YOU PAID FOR IT, right? But then you’re going to tell me that you are paying for our SERVICE and that’s your problem. I just have NEVER encountered someone like you who has that expectation. Wow. I am pretty certain that someone was very mean to you when you were a young person and you witnessed some weird shit growing up and someone in your life didn’t let you make mistakes and made sure to tell you your mistakes each and every time. You sit in judgement, like it’s your professional job. You are just waiting for someone to screw up! And when they do, you are right there to nail them with the excuse that you are paying for it, their service is your GOD-GIVEN RIGHT!! That is some sick shit. And Chilis is an upgrade to McDonalds?

          • Springs1

            “Springs1, Just WHERE did you get these rules of service from??”

            These aren’t my rules. I didn’t make this list that the blogger made.

            ” I bet you have issues with EVERY place you pay money to, don’t you?”

            No, because I am not paying for the service at those places.

            ” You are just waiting for someone to screw up!”

            NO, I want perfect service.

          • spitter lol

            you are an asshole and its people like you that get bad service because you are an asshole and your tip is not worth your shit. we don’t want to know your name either

          • Springs1

            spitter lol

            “you are an asshole”

            NO, YOU ARE an INCONSIDERATE ASSHOLE!

            “its people like you that get bad service because you are an asshole”

            NO,
            it’s LAZY SERVERS as to why. I am NICER than they are to me. I tell
            them *THANK YOU* even though they don’t say they are sorry and I am NICE
            about the mistakes as well.

            “our tip is not worth your shit.”

            25%-30% tips it sure is for wonderful service. You have NO CLUE OF WTF you are talking about!

          • JohnC44

            Springs1, you are truly an embarrassment to the human race and should be shunned like a leper for your disgusting attitude. I do not work in the food service, but I know several people who do. They work hard for awful wages and that tip that you feel entitles you to total control over a server is the only thing closing the gap between sweatshop wages and minimum wage (in many cases). You’ve made several references to your “hard earned” money, but I seriously doubt you can even hold a job with your nauseating personality and questionable ability to speak English, so I assume you’re probably spending money you didn’t earn anyway. You seem to have no concept of the paradigm of working for a living. If you did, you would reserve your arrogant narcissism for your poor husband and leave it out of the equation when dealing with people outside of the wretched shitpool that you oozed out of.

            To make it easier for you to vomit out more overly-capitalized, asterisked vitriol, I’ll break down the rules for you:

            1) You will treat a server as you would like to be treated at all times. You will not cut them off when they’re delivering their required dialogue, regardless of how hungry and thirsty you are.

            2) If you are in distress to such a degree that you cannot wait for the meal to progress at a normal pace, you should find another source of food or seek medical care (but I would recommend psychiatric treatment in any case).

            3) You will accept inevitable mistakes and courteously ask for correction of the issue should it be significant enough to do so. You will ask, not demand, and you will allow your server to do their best to address the situation as best as they can.

            4) You will leave a reasonable tip to your server without expectation of servitude to you. Your tip is a bear minimum acknowledgement that the person brought you food that you didn’t have to make yourself. Again, without this extra income, your server makes less than minimum wage. This is not optional, regardless of your perception of service. If you feel strongly enough to prompt you not to tip your server, this person had better well punched you in the face after you opened that sewer pipe of a maw you call a mouth. I imagine this scenario should happen more than it does though, sadly.

            If you cannot abide by the above rules, stay out of restaurants until you can. As a restaurant patron, I do not want my meal spoiled having to listen to your ignorant pissing and moaning and self-entitled arrogance while I’m enjoying my meal. Keep in mind you are a nobody – no one but yourself gives a crap about your perceptions, especially not someone who makes slave wages to serve you food to help you sustain your awful “life”. If you can’t deal with that, stay at home and eat your children, or whatever it is that you do to sustain your vile, horrendous existence.

          • Springs131

            JohnC44

            “that tip that you feel entitles you to total control over a server is the only thing closing the gap between sweatshop wages and minimum wage (in many cases).”

            That makes ZERO SENSE what-so-ever! If you feel that you want control**********************YOU********************** pay my tip, OK CONTROL FREAK?

            “but I seriously doubt you can even hold a job with your nauseating personality and questionable ability to speak English, so I assume you’re probably spending money you didn’t earn anyway.”

            I work 40 hours a week in an office JERK!

            “They work hard for awful wages”

            That’s where you are wrong. Most servers don’t work hard. Most servers are too lazy to write EVERY request down or if they do write things down, they don’t verify them for what they can notice without touching the food, they just WING IT. I don’t know ANY servers that make sure all the prices on your check are correct. That’s not working hard, is it?

            Here’s a server or a former server that agrees with me that works or worked at a Red Lobster:

            http://stef319.hubpages.com/hub/Confessions-of-A-Food-Server

            Stef319 said:

            “I definitely know where you’re coming from with servers,
            though. I will agree that 90% of our servers ARE lazy. They drive me crazy; as lazy as they are with their tables (who are providing their tips), imagine how lazy they are when it’s time to do sidework and help clean the restaurant. They’re always on their cell phones, outside smoking cigarettes, flirting with the cooks, when they should be paying attention to their guests. And I bet they get your orders wrong all the time because you’re right-they are lazy. They expect a 20% tip always. They wonder why they get “stiffed” on a tip sometimes. It’s because they didn’t deserve a tip!That’s why I said that I don’t want other servers taking my food out. I don’t trust them at all. They don’t read the kitchen slips, they bring a steak out without a steak knife, they forget sides, and they auction off food. It ends up costing me more time cause not only do I have to apologize for their order delivery not being correct, but I still have to go back to the kitchen and get whatever they forgot. And god forbid that the guest asks THEM for something because not only will they not get it, but they won’t even have the courtesy to tell me what the table wanted.The hostess told me that she has a hard time finding her to tell her she has tables. She knows she cuts corners, and she puts texting and smoking above her guests’ needs, but I think that she still expect 15%. Then, she kept wanting to go outside for cigarettes- with me!!”

            Auctioning off food is VERY LAZY! I once had a waitress when we were in a party of 4 that asked “Who had the coke, who had the sprite, etc.? I mean, SHE FUCKING WROTE IT DOWN, WHY DON’T SHE FUCKING**********************READ********************* HER FUCKING LIST AND QUIT MAKING *US* DO HER JOB FOR HER!

            This is how you do it.

            xx

            xx

            This is how we were seated. 1 and 2 on top, the 3 and 4 on the bottom. That’s how you know who had what. It’s VERY LAZY to auction off food or drinks when *YOU* TOOK the damn order. It’s stupid. It also makes the server look DITSY AND STUPID as well as VERY LAZY!

            Most don’t:

            1. At times even not write your order down.

            2. Write *ALL* request down(refills, bags, box, etc.)

            3. Compare their written orders or tickets/computer screen orders to the food for obvious errors.

            4. Compare the menu prices to the check prices to make sure the customers aren’t overcharged.

            5. Verify the amount they are even charging you(has happened a few times where the server hands us the wrong amount charged on the credit card along with the check that has the correct amount).

            6. Some don’t go in the order in which request came in because they are too lazy to do so(like make 2 trips to bring soft drinks and then when the bar drinks is ready make another trip for that is what they should do, but some don’t).

            7. I have had 4 or 5 servers tell me “You might have to
            remind me” because they were too lazy to write my order down and reread
            their written order.

            When you work hard, you ********TRY YOUR BEST*******, MOST DON’T try their best and you know it!

            HELL a server or former server is TELLING YOU THE TRUTH! Smoke breaks, texting, etc. I have even caught our waitress we had a Buffalo Wild Wings years ago when I went to the bathroom she was texting. I couldn’t believe it. Why wasn’t she working? Why was she PLAYING on the job? I mean if she was actually going use the bathroom, that’s human nature, but texting is not something that you should be doing when customers can see you do this when you want their money. Especially on a busy Saturday night as this was, you have no time to do that.

            “You seem to have no concept of the paradigm of working for a living.”

            YOU DON’T, because I work for a living STUPID ASS!

            “1) You will treat a server as you would like to be treated at all times. You will not cut them off when they’re delivering their required dialogue, regardless of how hungry and thirsty you are.”

            I would want to be treated to be cut off you STUPID ASS if I were a server. I would want them out faster to make MORE MONEY. YOU ARE STUPID, YOU REALLY ARE!

            If I were a server, I would be considerate of my customer’s hunger, time, and thirst. I would 100 ZILLION PERCENT UNDERSTAND if they did cut me off, because it’s ******************THEIR TIP MONEY**************** that is paying for their ******************************TIME******************** THERE not to be wasted on stupid shit they aren’t interested in.

            SO YEAH, I am ALREADY treating them as I would treat my customers if I were their server. I am not doing anything, NOT A THING DIFFERENTLY than I would expect to get treated.

            I would want to talk the least so my customers could get their things faster stupid ass! The more faster they get their stuff, the happier THEY ARE, and the HAPPIER I WILL BE with the MORE CUSTOMERS, MORE TIP POTENTIAL!

            “2) If you are in distress to such a degree that you cannot wait for the meal to progress at a normal pace, you should find another source of food or seek medical care (but I would recommend psychiatric treatment
            in any case).”

            I can get the service the way *I* want it for *MY* money CONTROL FREAK! You can’t tell me what to do! You aren’t *PAYING* my tip, are you?

            “3) You will accept inevitable mistakes and courteously ask for correction of the issue should it be significant enough to do so. You will ask, not demand, and you will allow your server to do their best to address the situation as best as they can.”

            I already am courteous by STILL telling them “THANK YOU” even though A LOT OF THEM DO NOT SAY THEY ARE SORRY!

            I don’t demand, I *ASK* for things STUPID! You don’t know me.

            “4) You will leave a reasonable tip to your server without expectation of servitude to you.”

            NOPE, it’s *EARNED*, NOT SOME RIGHT! NO SERVER IS ENTITLED TO A TIP unless the restaurant has automatic gratuity for a large party or if I use a coupon that requires it.

            So their expectations are more important than ours? NO, they are *EQUAL* and that’s how the tip should be! You treat me wonderful, you get a wonderful tip, you treat me horrible, you don’t get a tip, you treat me with mediocre service, you get a mediocre tip, etc. Get what I am saying? I just will treat your tip the way you treat me if you were my server.

            “Your tip is a bear minimum acknowledgement that the
            person brought you food that you didn’t have to make yourself. gain, without this extra income, your server makes less than minimum wage. ”

            This is not a server issue, so don’t put the cooks into this. Making my food can’t be compared to the server since they aren’t the cooks STUPID IGNORANT IDIOT! YOU ARE THE DUMBEST PERSON, I SWEAR!

            Bringing me food doesn’t ENTITLE my server to a tip STUPID ASS! It has to be correct as much as they possibly can control, it has to be in a good time frame that they can control such as not delaying putting in the order or putting in the order wrong or forgetting something I ordered, etc.

            Also, the check has to be 100% correct and if it’s not, it’s not going to be a good tip. WHY if you didn’t check the prices and I found a wrong price, that *YOU* couldn’t have if you were server? I know you can’t change the price, but the manager can’t either in most cases, because it’s corporate that sets the prices, but you can certainly NOTICE IT ***********BEFORE************** you hand me my bill that it has a wrong price, get the manager to fix it to ************CARE************ about *MY MONEY* JUST AS IT WERE YOURS IF YOU EXPECT ME TO CARE ABOUT YOUR MONEY!

            You think that serving food is all it is. YOU ARE REALLY IGNORANT! We just recently had a bitch waitress during a NON-BUSY time 11a.m. have one of 3 prices that were on the menu that that’s all she had to check and we had a dollar overcharge on an item. Instead of being nice, which I presented nice that I just told her that the price was $3.95 for the queso, not $4.95 and instead of apologizing, she refused to fix it blaming it on that they didn’t update the menus. I was like “When you are a customer, don’t you go by the advertised prices and that we don’t order from the computer to know that the price is wrong, so that’s illegal that you can’t legally charge me $4.95. See, if I were the server in the situation, first I would have tried to notice this, but let’s say I didn’t, I would have said “I’M SO SORRY ABOUT THIS, LET ME GET A MANAGER TO FIX IT.” Then I would have asked the manager to take a coke off the bill for my customer’s inconvenience since they had to literally do MY JOB for them as well as the manager’s job to have initially keep up with the correct prices. Instead I had to tell her I wanted it fixed when she had refused to fix it and blame a MENU, NOT A HUMAN BEING EVEN, a piece of PAPER as if that was at fault, BS! For the LYING BITCH because of a DOLLAR, instead of having $6 on around a $35 check(we got served food without utensils even with NO apology even, so that’s why she wouldn’t have gotten 20%). The no apology and the obvious mistake caused her to have less than 20%. You should say you are sorry when you mess up. As I said before, because she was such a bitch and REFUSING to get it fixed, she got stiffed. WHY? She acted just like you that server’s money is HOLIER THAN THOU and OURS IS NOTHING!!

            You act like that server’s money is more important than ours. It’s ***********EQUALLY JUST AS IMPORTANT*********** as theirs.

            As I said before, instead of being nice, she was a bitch and she could have EASILY CAUGHT this situation WELL BEFORE our entrées came out since this was an appetizer.

            It was *HER* fault 100%, NOT a FUCKING MENU! This was ON HER! Even the manager didn’t fix the price, he just adjusted the total minus a dollar before taxes. The manager’s excuse was that the owner didn’t want to fix it, but I told the manager I have only been there 2 times and that since I don’t work here, I shouldn’t know more than they do. I also told him they need to train the servers to compare the menu prices to the check prices, because this is 100% PREVENTABLE! As I said before, it was SLOW, NOT busy even. 3 items were on the menu prices. The soft drinks weren’t. So she could have easily verified 3 prices in less than 30 seconds even.

            Instead of just admitting she was at fault, she blames a piece of paper, WTF?? SERIOUSLY, HOW STUPID IS THAT? Personally, if I were the server, I wouldn’t damage my entire tip for a dollar. That’s RETARDED! I wouldn’t have blamed anyone else when I would have been the *LAST* PERSON to ************SEE************ THE CHECK since this is just comparing NUMBERS from the advertised prices on the menu to the check.

            So when you go through these situations like we have, you will see, that most servers are just like what STEF319 said, ENTITLED, LAZY, and VERY SELFISH!

            WHY are you acting like server’s money we have to bow down to, but OUR MONEY is DIRT? I would like to know your answer?

            Any NICE human being would have apologized and would have not REFUSED to fix it NOR would have they blamed a menu for the issue. It’s not the menu’s fault I don’t have a right price on my check. That’s IMPOSSIBLE! The menu didn’t move and it didn’t bring me my check. I also don’t look at the computer or order from it for that to count either. Any nice human being would have checked the prices to begin with to *CARE* about ******OUR MONEY******** if they want ********OUR MONEY****** to act like it’s *THEIR* MONEY, because it IS literally *THEIR MONEY* ON THE LINE when this situation happens.

            “This is not optional, regardless of your perception of service.”

            IT SURE IS, that’s why it’s not automatic in most cases and it’s not entitled either.

            Your perception is that their money is more important than our money, when NO ONE PERSON ON THIS EARTH IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN ANOTHER! Even the President isn’t more important than anyone else. I don’t care WHO THE FUCK YOU ARE! WE ARE ALL **********EQUALS************ ON THIS EARTH!

            “If you cannot abide by the above rules, stay out of restaurants until you can.”

            I can do as I please CONTROL FREAK ASSHOLE! As I said before, you feel that servers are ABOVE US. I have got news for you, they just as EQUAL AS WE ARE!

            WE have to earn our pay, so should they! They aren’t ENTITLED to money. THEY *********EARN************ IT!

            The servers shouldn’t refuse to fix an issue nor should they blame it on an OBJECT OR ANOTHER PERSON when they are at fault for something by *****************LYING****************** to the customer and think that’s OK to do so. Lying is not OK. That’s one of the commandments.

            It’s not the menu’s fault I have a wrong price. I ordered the queso as it came, NOT modifications. Our server should **********CARE*************** about us as *********EQUALLY************** as they want us to ******CARE*********** about their money.

            I will not bow down to them. They are at OUR MERCY if they want our money to *CARE* about OUR MONEY, OUR TIME THERE, OUR THINGS BEING RIGHT as much as they possibly can control. If I were the server, I would have gotten that fixed *****WELL BEFORE********* the customers got their entrées. It’s only 3 items, doesn’t take but less than 30 seconds to verify 3 items, even if it would have been busy, but it wasn’t, it was VERY SLOW! It’s all about being SELFISH AND ENTITLED! As Stef319 said, they think they are OWED 20% all the time no matter HOW they treat us, HOW LITTLE THEY TRY THEIR BEST, ETC.!

            NO SERVER IS ENTITLED TO A TIP unless automatic gratuity is added, even then, I have heard of people that got it taken off from managers before and it doesn’t entitle them to any MORE money that they COULD have earned by trying harder.

            “As a restaurant patron, I do not want my meal spoiled having to listen to your ignorant pissing and moaning”

            Then wear earplugs, don’t go out to eat, listen to the people at your table or bring something to listen to on your phone or asked to be moved. NO ONE IS MAKING YOU EAT OUT STUPID ASS CONTROL FREAK!

            “and self-entitled arrogance while I’m enjoying my meal.”

            EVERY customer is self-entitled because they are*******************PAYING FOR THEIR TIME THERE CALLED A TIP STUPID ASS***************!

            WE ARE ENTITLED, because we are *PAYING* for it. If my server wants to control my service, then *THEY* should pay me a tip then.

            “Keep in mind you are a nobody – no one but yourself gives a crap about your perceptions,”

            Then why are YOU AND OTHERS WRITING ME? YOU ARE A HYPOCRITE!

            YOU ARE DUMB! They give a crap, because if you wouldn’t, you wouldn’t have wrote to me, would have you, DUHH?

            “awful “life”.”

            I have a good life and you are just JEALOUS!

          • JohnC44

            The best part of your response is how distressed you are in writing it – it’s truly priceless to think about that aneurysm about to pop in that cesspool of a brain of yours. One of the best things I’ve seen on the Internet in a long time. Thanks for that, springs1 – you made my day. Everything you’ve said is totally wrong, but iI wasn’t honestly expecting much more than a foaming at the mouth reply to my points.

            Priceless.

          • Springs1

            “Everything you’ve said is totally wrong,”

            HOW when I have PHYSICAL***********PROOF*********** that I am right and you don’t STUPID ASS, HUH?

            WHERE’S ***************YOUR************ PROOF, HUH?

            You don’t have any, DO YOU?

            You just don’t want to admit that most servers are SELFISH LAZY ASSHOLES!

          • Liz

            Hey I see that everyone is attacking you and whatever, but I just wanted to let you know that as a server I would love to just get ur food and get u out while keeping you happy so you have a positive experience, but the thing is it is we have to sit there and make conversation. at my job they even want me to take the time out to ask you why you came there. (yea I know). Everyone likes things a certain way and it is the servers job to try and figure that out so you stay happy. So if anything you should just let the server know you are in a time constraint and they will make sure you are served quickly so they are not wasting your time and they can get you in and out and then they can get another table and make more money

          • Deana Dunham

            Here you go again Adrian- with your crazy rants. Just stay in your universe because ***NO***ONE***LIKES***YOU!!

          • Springs131

            JohnC44

            “tip that you feel entitles you to total control over a server is the only thing closing the gap between sweatshop wages and minimum wage (in many cases).”

            That makes ZERO SENSE what-so-ever! If you feel that you want control**********************YOU********************** pay my tip, OK CONTROL FREAK?

            “but I seriously doubt you can even hold a job with your nauseating personality and questionable ability to speak English, so I assume you’re probably spending money you didn’t earn anyway.”

            I work 40 hours a week in an office JERK!

            “They work hard for awful wages”

            That’s where you are wrong. Most servers don’t work hard. Most servers are too lazy to write EVERY request down or if they do write things down, they don’t verify them for what they can notice without touching the food, they just WING IT. I don’t know ANY servers that make sure all the prices on your check are correct. That’s not working hard, is it?

            Here’s a server or a former server that agrees with me that works or worked at a Red Lobster:

            http://stef319.hubpages.com/hub/Confessions-of-A-Food-Server

            Stef319 said:

            “I definitely know where you’re coming from with servers,
            though. I will agree that 90% of our servers ARE lazy. They drive me crazy; as lazy as they are with their tables (who are providing their tips), imagine how lazy they are when it’s time to do sidework and help clean the restaurant. They’re always on their cell phones, outside smoking cigarettes, flirting with the cooks, when they should be paying attention to their guests. And I bet they get your orders wrong all the time because you’re right-they are lazy. They expect a 20% tip always. They wonder why they get “stiffed” on a tip sometimes. It’s because they didn’t deserve a tip!That’s why I said that I don’t want other servers taking my food out. I don’t trust them at all. They don’t read the kitchen slips, they bring a steak out without a steak knife, they forget sides, and they auction off food. It ends up costing me more time cause not only do I have to apologize for their order delivery not being correct, but I still have to go back to the kitchen and get whatever they forgot. And god forbid that the guest asks THEM for something because not only will they not get it, but they won’t even have the courtesy to tell me what the table wanted.The hostess told me that she has a hard time finding her to tell her she has tables. She knows she cuts corners, and she puts texting and smoking above her guests’ needs, but I think that she still expect 15%. Then, she kept wanting to go outside for cigarettes- with me!!”

            Auctioning off food is VERY LAZY! I once had a waitress when we were in a party of 4 that asked “Who had the coke, who had the sprite, etc.? I mean, SHE FUCKING WROTE IT DOWN, WHY DON’T SHE FUCKING**********************READ********************* HER FUCKING LIST AND QUIT MAKING *US* DO HER JOB FOR HER!

            This is how you do it.

            xx

            xx

            This is how we were seated. 1 and 2 on top, the 3 and 4 on the bottom. That’s how you know who had what. It’s VERY LAZY to auction off food or drinks when *YOU* TOOK the damn order. It’s stupid. It also makes the server look DITSY AND STUPID as well as VERY LAZY!

            Most don’t:

            1. At times even not write your order down.

            2. Write *ALL* request down(refills, bags, box, etc.)

            3. Compare their written orders or tickets/computer screen orders to the food for obvious errors.

            4. Compare the menu prices to the check prices to make sure the customers aren’t overcharged.

            5. Verify the amount they are even charging you(has happened a few times where the server hands us the wrong amount charged on the credit card along with the check that has the correct amount).

            6. Some don’t go in the order in which request came in because they are too lazy to do so(like make 2 trips to bring soft drinks and then when the bar drinks is ready make another trip for that is what they should do, but some don’t).

            7. I have had 4 or 5 servers tell me “You might have to
            remind me” because they were too lazy to write my order down and reread
            their written order.

            When you work hard, you ********TRY YOUR BEST*******, MOST DON’T try their best and you know it!

            HELL a server or former server is TELLING YOU THE TRUTH! Smoke breaks, texting, etc. I have even caught our waitress we had a Buffalo Wild Wings years ago when I went to the bathroom she was texting. I couldn’t believe it. Why wasn’t she working? Why was she PLAYING on the job? I mean if she was actually going use the bathroom, that’s human nature, but texting is not something that you should be doing when customers can see you do this when you want their money. Especially on a busy Saturday night as this was, you have no time to do that.

            “You seem to have no concept of the paradigm of working for a living.”

            YOU DON’T, because I work for a living STUPID ASS!

            “1) You will treat a server as you would like to be treated at all times. You will not cut them off when they’re delivering their required dialogue, regardless of how hungry and thirsty you are.”

            I would want to be treated to be cut off you STUPID ASS if I were a server. I would want them out faster to make MORE MONEY. YOU ARE STUPID, YOU REALLY ARE!

            If I were a server, I would be considerate of my customer’s hunger, time, and thirst. I would 100 ZILLION PERCENT UNDERSTAND if they did cut me off, because it’s ******************THEIR TIP MONEY**************** that is paying for their ******************************TIME******************** THERE not to be wasted on stupid shit they aren’t interested in.

            SO YEAH, I am ALREADY treating them as I would treat my customers if I were their server. I am not doing anything, NOT A THING DIFFERENTLY than I would expect to get treated.

            I would want to talk the least so my customers could get their things faster stupid ass! The more faster they get their stuff, the happier THEY ARE, and the HAPPIER I WILL BE with the MORE CUSTOMERS, MORE TIP POTENTIAL!

            “2) If you are in distress to such a degree that you cannot wait for the meal to progress at a normal pace, you should find another source of food or seek medical care (but I would recommend psychiatric treatment
            in any case).”

            I can get the service the way *I* want it for *MY* money CONTROL FREAK! You can’t tell me what to do! You aren’t *PAYING* my tip, are you?

            “3) You will accept inevitable mistakes and courteously ask for correction of the issue should it be significant enough to do so. You will ask, not demand, and you will allow your server to do their best to address the situation as best as they can.”

            I already am courteous by STILL telling them “THANK YOU” even though A LOT OF THEM DO NOT SAY THEY ARE SORRY!

            I don’t demand, I *ASK* for things STUPID! You don’t know me.

            “4) You will leave a reasonable tip to your server without expectation of servitude to you.”

            NOPE, it’s *EARNED*, NOT SOME RIGHT! NO SERVER IS ENTITLED TO A TIP unless the restaurant has automatic gratuity for a large party or if I use a coupon that requires it.

            So their expectations are more important than ours? NO, they are *EQUAL* and that’s how the tip should be! You treat me wonderful, you get a wonderful tip, you treat me horrible, you don’t get a tip, you treat me with mediocre service, you get a mediocre tip, etc. Get what I am saying? I just will treat your tip the way you treat me if you were my server.

            “Your tip is a bear minimum acknowledgement that the
            person brought you food that you didn’t have to make yourself. gain, without this extra income, your server makes less than minimum wage. ”

            This is not a server issue, so don’t put the cooks into this. Making my food can’t be compared to the server since they aren’t the cooks STUPID IGNORANT IDIOT! YOU ARE THE DUMBEST PERSON, I SWEAR!

            Bringing me food doesn’t ENTITLE my server to a tip STUPID ASS! It has to be correct as much as they possibly can control, it has to be in a good time frame that they can control such as not delaying putting in the order or putting in the order wrong or forgetting something I ordered, etc.

            Also, the check has to be 100% correct and if it’s not, it’s not going to be a good tip. WHY if you didn’t check the prices and I found a wrong price, that *YOU* couldn’t have if you were server? I know you can’t change the price, but the manager can’t either in most cases, because it’s corporate that sets the prices, but you can certainly NOTICE IT ***********BEFORE************** you hand me my bill that it has a wrong price, get the manager to fix it to ************CARE************ about *MY MONEY* JUST AS IT WERE YOURS IF YOU EXPECT ME TO CARE ABOUT YOUR MONEY!

            You think that serving food is all it is. YOU ARE REALLY IGNORANT! We just recently had a bitch waitress during a NON-BUSY time 11a.m. have one of 3 prices that were on the menu that that’s all she had to check and we had a dollar overcharge on an item. Instead of being nice, which I presented nice that I just told her that the price was $3.95 for the queso, not $4.95 and instead of apologizing, she refused to fix it blaming it on that they didn’t update the menus. I was like “When you are a customer, don’t you go by the advertised prices and that we don’t order from the computer to know that the price is wrong, so that’s illegal that you can’t legally charge me $4.95. See, if I were the server in the situation, first I would have tried to notice this, but let’s say I didn’t, I would have said “I’M SO SORRY ABOUT THIS, LET ME GET A MANAGER TO FIX IT.” Then I would have asked the manager to take a coke off the bill for my customer’s inconvenience since they had to literally do MY JOB for them as well as the manager’s job to have initially keep up with the correct prices. Instead I had to tell her I wanted it fixed when she had refused to fix it and blame a MENU, NOT A HUMAN BEING EVEN, a piece of PAPER as if that was at fault, BS! For the LYING BITCH because of a DOLLAR, instead of having $6 on around a $35 check(we got served food without utensils even with NO apology even, so that’s why she wouldn’t have gotten 20%). The no apology and the obvious mistake caused her to have less than 20%. You should say you are sorry when you mess up. As I said before, because she was such a bitch and REFUSING to get it fixed, she got stiffed. WHY? She acted just like you that server’s money is HOLIER THAN THOU and OURS IS NOTHING!!

            You act like that server’s money is more important than ours. It’s ***********EQUALLY JUST AS IMPORTANT*********** as theirs.

            As I said before, instead of being nice, she was a bitch and she could have EASILY CAUGHT this situation WELL BEFORE our entrées came out since this was an appetizer.

            It was *HER* fault 100%, NOT a FUCKING MENU! This was ON HER! Even the manager didn’t fix the price, he just adjusted the total minus a dollar before taxes. The manager’s excuse was that the owner didn’t want to fix it, but I told the manager I have only been there 2 times and that since I don’t work here, I shouldn’t know more than they do. I also told him they need to train the servers to compare the menu prices to the check prices, because this is 100% PREVENTABLE! As I said before, it was SLOW, NOT busy even. 3 items were on the menu prices. The soft drinks weren’t. So she could have easily verified 3 prices in less than 30 seconds even.

            Instead of just admitting she was at fault, she blames a piece of paper, WTF?? SERIOUSLY, HOW STUPID IS THAT? Personally, if I were the server, I wouldn’t damage my entire tip for a dollar. That’s RETARDED! I wouldn’t have blamed anyone else when I would have been the *LAST* PERSON to ************SEE************ THE CHECK since this is just comparing NUMBERS from the advertised prices on the menu to the check.

            So when you go through these situations like we have, you will see, that most servers are just like what STEF319 said, ENTITLED, LAZY, and VERY SELFISH!

            WHY are you acting like server’s money we have to bow down to, but OUR MONEY is DIRT? I would like to know your answer?

            Any NICE human being would have apologized and would have not REFUSED to fix it NOR would have they blamed a menu for the issue. It’s not the menu’s fault I don’t have a right price on my check. That’s IMPOSSIBLE! The menu didn’t move and it didn’t bring me my check. I also don’t look at the computer or order from it for that to count either. Any nice human being would have checked the prices to begin with to *CARE* about ******OUR MONEY******** if they want ********OUR MONEY****** to act like it’s *THEIR* MONEY, because it IS literally *THEIR MONEY* ON THE LINE when this situation happens.

            “This is not optional, regardless of your perception of service.”

            IT SURE IS, that’s why it’s not automatic in most cases and it’s not entitled either.

            Your perception is that their money is more important than our money, when NO ONE PERSON ON THIS EARTH IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN ANOTHER! Even the President isn’t more important than anyone else. I don’t care WHO THE FUCK YOU ARE! WE ARE ALL **********EQUALS************ ON THIS EARTH!

            “If you cannot abide by the above rules, stay out of restaurants until you can.”

            I can do as I please CONTROL FREAK ASSHOLE! As I said before, you feel that servers are ABOVE US. I have got news for you, they just as EQUAL AS WE ARE!

            WE have to earn our pay, so should they! They aren’t ENTITLED to money. THEY *********EARN************ IT!

            The servers shouldn’t refuse to fix an issue nor should they blame it on an OBJECT OR ANOTHER PERSON when they are at fault for something by *****************LYING****************** to the customer and think that’s OK to do so. Lying is not OK. That’s one of the commandments.

            It’s not the menu’s fault I have a wrong price. I ordered the queso as it came, NOT modifications. Our server should **********CARE*************** about us as *********EQUALLY************** as they want us to ******CARE*********** about their money.

            I will not bow down to them. They are at OUR MERCY if they want our money to *CARE* about OUR MONEY, OUR TIME THERE, OUR THINGS BEING RIGHT as much as they possibly can control. If I were the server, I would have gotten that fixed *****WELL BEFORE********* the customers got their entrées. It’s only 3 items, doesn’t take but less than 30 seconds to verify 3 items, even if it would have been busy, but it wasn’t, it was VERY SLOW! It’s all about being SELFISH AND ENTITLED! As Stef319 said, they think they are OWED 20% all the time no matter HOW they treat us, HOW LITTLE THEY TRY THEIR BEST, ETC.!

            NO SERVER IS ENTITLED TO A TIP unless automatic gratuity is added, even then, I have heard of people that got it taken off from managers before and it doesn’t entitle them to any MORE money that they COULD have earned by trying harder.

            “As a restaurant patron, I do not want my meal spoiled having to listen to your ignorant pissing and moaning”

            Then wear earplugs, don’t go out to eat, listen to the people at your table or bring something to listen to on your phone or asked to be moved. NO ONE IS MAKING YOU EAT OUT STUPID ASS CONTROL FREAK!

            “and self-entitled arrogance while I’m enjoying my meal.”

            EVERY customer is self-entitled because they are*******************PAYING FOR THEIR TIME THERE CALLED A TIP STUPID ASS***************!

            WE ARE ENTITLED, because we are *PAYING* for it. If my server wants to control my service, then *THEY* should pay me a tip then.

            “Keep in mind you are a nobody – no one but yourself gives a crap about your perceptions,”

            Then why are YOU AND OTHERS WRITING ME? YOU ARE A HYPOCRITE!

            YOU ARE DUMB! They give a crap, because if you wouldn’t, you wouldn’t have wrote to me, would have you, DUHH?

            “awful “life”.”

            I have a good life and you are just JEALOUS!

          • Springs1

            JohnC44

            “that tip that you feel entitles you to total control over a server is the only thing closing the gap between sweatshop wages and minimum wage (in many cases).”

            That makes ZERO SENSE what-so-ever! If you feel that you want control**********************YOU********************** pay my tip, OK CONTROL FREAK?

            “but I seriously doubt you can even hold a job with your nauseating personality and questionable ability to speak English, so I assume you’re probably spending money you didn’t earn anyway.”

            I work 40 hours a week in an office JERK!

            “They work hard for awful wages”

            That’s where you are wrong. Most servers don’t work hard. Most servers are too lazy to write EVERY request down or if they do write things down, they don’t verify them for what they can notice without touching the food, they just WING IT. I don’t know ANY servers that make sure all the prices on your check are correct. That’s not working hard, is it?

            Here’s a server or a former server that agrees with me that works or worked at a Red Lobster:

            http://stef319.hubpages.com/hub/Confessions-of-A-Food-Server

            Stef319 said:

            “I definitely know where you’re coming from with servers,
            though. I will agree that 90% of our servers ARE lazy. They drive me crazy; as lazy as they are with their tables (who are providing their tips), imagine how lazy they are when it’s time to do sidework and help clean the restaurant. They’re always on their cell phones, outside smoking cigarettes, flirting with the cooks, when they should be paying attention to their guests. And I bet they get your orders wrong all the time because you’re right-they are lazy. They expect a 20% tip always. They wonder why they get “stiffed” on a tip sometimes. It’s because they didn’t deserve a tip!That’s why I said that I don’t want other servers taking my food out. I don’t trust them at all. They don’t read the kitchen slips, they bring a steak out without a steak knife, they forget sides, and they auction off food. It ends up costing me more time cause not only do I have to apologize for their order delivery not being correct, but I still have to go back to the kitchen and get whatever they forgot. And god forbid that the guest asks THEM for something because not only will they not get it, but they won’t even have the courtesy to tell me what the table wanted.The hostess told me that she has a hard time finding her to tell her she has tables. She knows she cuts corners, and she puts texting and smoking above her guests’ needs, but I think that she still expect 15%. Then, she kept wanting to go outside for cigarettes- with me!!”

            Auctioning off food is VERY LAZY! I once had a waitress when we were in a party of 4 that asked “Who had the coke, who had the sprite, etc.? I mean, SHE FUCKING WROTE IT DOWN, WHY DON’T SHE FUCKING**********************READ********************* HER FUCKING LIST AND QUIT MAKING *US* DO HER JOB FOR HER!

            This is how you do it.

            xx

            xx

            This is how we were seated. 1 and 2 on top, the 3 and 4 on the bottom. That’s how you know who had what. It’s VERY LAZY to auction off food or drinks when *YOU* TOOK the damn order. It’s stupid. It also makes the server look DITSY AND STUPID as well as VERY LAZY!

            Most don’t:

            1. At times even not write your order down.

            2. Write *ALL* request down(refills, bags, box, etc.)

            3. Compare their written orders or tickets/computer screen orders to the food for obvious errors.

            4. Compare the menu prices to the check prices to make sure the customers aren’t overcharged.

            5. Verify the amount they are even charging you(has happened a few times where the server hands us the wrong amount charged on the credit card along with the check that has the correct amount).

            6. Some don’t go in the order in which request came in because they are too lazy to do so(like make 2 trips to bring soft drinks and then when the bar drinks is ready make another trip for that is what they should do, but some don’t).

            7. I have had 4 or 5 servers tell me “You might have to
            remind me” because they were too lazy to write my order down and reread
            their written order.

            When you work hard, you ********TRY YOUR BEST*******, MOST DON’T try their best and you know it!

            HELL a server or former server is TELLING YOU THE TRUTH! Smoke breaks, texting, etc. I have even caught our waitress we had a Buffalo Wild Wings years ago when I went to the bathroom she was texting. I couldn’t believe it. Why wasn’t she working? Why was she PLAYING on the job? I mean if she was actually going use the bathroom, that’s human nature, but texting is not something that you should be doing when customers can see you do this when you want their money. Especially on a busy Saturday night as this was, you have no time to do that.

            “You seem to have no concept of the paradigm of working for a living.”

            YOU DON’T, because I work for a living STUPID ASS!

            “1) You will treat a server as you would like to be treated at all times. You will not cut them off when they’re delivering their required dialogue, regardless of how hungry and thirsty you are.”

            I would want to be treated to be cut off you STUPID ASS if I were a server. I would want them out faster to make MORE MONEY. YOU ARE STUPID, YOU REALLY ARE!

            If I were a server, I would be considerate of my customer’s hunger, time, and thirst. I would 100 ZILLION PERCENT UNDERSTAND if they did cut me off, because it’s ******************THEIR TIP MONEY**************** that is paying for their ******************************TIME******************** THERE not to be wasted on stupid shit they aren’t interested in.

            SO YEAH, I am ALREADY treating them as I would treat my customers if I were their server. I am not doing anything, NOT A THING DIFFERENTLY than I would expect to get treated.

            I would want to talk the least so my customers could get their things faster stupid ass! The more faster they get their stuff, the happier THEY ARE, and the HAPPIER I WILL BE with the MORE CUSTOMERS, MORE TIP POTENTIAL!

            “2) If you are in distress to such a degree that you cannot wait for the meal to progress at a normal pace, you should find another source of food or seek medical care (but I would recommend psychiatric treatment
            in any case).”

            I can get the service the way *I* want it for *MY* money CONTROL FREAK! You can’t tell me what to do! You aren’t *PAYING* my tip, are you?

            “3) You will accept inevitable mistakes and courteously ask for correction of the issue should it be significant enough to do so. You will ask, not demand, and you will allow your server to do their best to address the situation as best as they can.”

            I already am courteous by STILL telling them “THANK YOU” even though A LOT OF THEM DO NOT SAY THEY ARE SORRY!

            I don’t demand, I *ASK* for things STUPID! You don’t know me.

            “4) You will leave a reasonable tip to your server without expectation of servitude to you.”

            NOPE, it’s *EARNED*, NOT SOME RIGHT! NO SERVER IS ENTITLED TO A TIP unless the restaurant has automatic gratuity for a large party or if I use a coupon that requires it.

            So their expectations are more important than ours? NO, they are *EQUAL* and that’s how the tip should be! You treat me wonderful, you get a wonderful tip, you treat me horrible, you don’t get a tip, you treat me with mediocre service, you get a mediocre tip, etc. Get what I am saying? I just will treat your tip the way you treat me if you were my server.

            “Your tip is a bear minimum acknowledgement that the
            person brought you food that you didn’t have to make yourself. gain, without this extra income, your server makes less than minimum wage. ”

            This is not a server issue, so don’t put the cooks into this. Making my food can’t be compared to the server since they aren’t the cooks STUPID IGNORANT IDIOT! YOU ARE THE DUMBEST PERSON, I SWEAR!

            Bringing me food doesn’t ENTITLE my server to a tip STUPID ASS! It has to be correct as much as they possibly can control, it has to be in a good time frame that they can control such as not delaying putting in the order or putting in the order wrong or forgetting something I ordered, etc.

            Also, the check has to be 100% correct and if it’s not, it’s not going to be a good tip. WHY if you didn’t check the prices and I found a wrong price, that *YOU* couldn’t have if you were server? I know you can’t change the price, but the manager can’t either in most cases, because it’s corporate that sets the prices, but you can certainly NOTICE IT ***********BEFORE************** you hand me my bill that it has a wrong price, get the manager to fix it to ************CARE************ about *MY MONEY* JUST AS IT WERE YOURS IF YOU EXPECT ME TO CARE ABOUT YOUR MONEY!

            You think that serving food is all it is. YOU ARE REALLY IGNORANT! We just recently had a bitch waitress during a NON-BUSY time 11a.m. have one of 3 prices that were on the menu that that’s all she had to check and we had a dollar overcharge on an item. Instead of being nice, which I presented nice that I just told her that the price was $3.95 for the queso, not $4.95 and instead of apologizing, she refused to fix it blaming it on that they didn’t update the menus. I was like “When you are a customer, don’t you go by the advertised prices and that we don’t order from the computer to know that the price is wrong, so that’s illegal that you can’t legally charge me $4.95. See, if I were the server in the situation, first I would have tried to notice this, but let’s say I didn’t, I would have said “I’M SO SORRY ABOUT THIS, LET ME GET A MANAGER TO FIX IT.” Then I would have asked the manager to take a coke off the bill for my customer’s inconvenience since they had to literally do MY JOB for them as well as the manager’s job to have initially keep up with the correct prices. Instead I had to tell her I wanted it fixed when she had refused to fix it and blame a MENU, NOT A HUMAN BEING EVEN, a piece of PAPER as if that was at fault, BS! For the LYING BITCH because of a DOLLAR, instead of having $6 on around a $35 check(we got served food without utensils even with NO apology even, so that’s why she wouldn’t have gotten 20%). The no apology and the obvious mistake caused her to have less than 20%. You should say you are sorry when you mess up. As I said before, because she was such a bitch and REFUSING to get it fixed, she got stiffed. WHY? She acted just like you that server’s money is HOLIER THAN THOU and OURS IS NOTHING!!

            You act like that server’s money is more important than ours. It’s ***********EQUALLY JUST AS IMPORTANT*********** as theirs.

            As I said before, instead of being nice, she was a bitch and she could have EASILY CAUGHT this situation WELL BEFORE our entrées came out since this was an appetizer.

            It was *HER* fault 100%, NOT a FUCKING MENU! This was ON HER! Even the manager didn’t fix the price, he just adjusted the total minus a dollar before taxes. The manager’s excuse was that the owner didn’t want to fix it, but I told the manager I have only been there 2 times and that since I don’t work here, I shouldn’t know more than they do. I also told him they need to train the servers to compare the menu prices to the check prices, because this is 100% PREVENTABLE! As I said before, it was SLOW, NOT busy even. 3 items were on the menu prices. The soft drinks weren’t. So she could have easily verified 3 prices in less than 30 seconds even.

            Instead of just admitting she was at fault, she blames a piece of paper, WTF?? SERIOUSLY, HOW STUPID IS THAT? Personally, if I were the server, I wouldn’t damage my entire tip for a dollar. That’s RETARDED! I wouldn’t have blamed anyone else when I would have been the *LAST* PERSON to ************SEE************ THE CHECK since this is just comparing NUMBERS from the advertised prices on the menu to the check.

            So when you go through these situations like we have, you will see, that most servers are just like what STEF319 said, ENTITLED, LAZY, and VERY SELFISH!

            WHY are you acting like server’s money we have to bow down to, but OUR MONEY is DIRT? I would like to know your answer?

            Any NICE human being would have apologized and would have not REFUSED to fix it NOR would have they blamed a menu for the issue. It’s not the menu’s fault I don’t have a right price on my check. That’s IMPOSSIBLE! The menu didn’t move and it didn’t bring me my check. I also don’t look at the computer or order from it for that to count either. Any nice human being would have checked the prices to begin with to *CARE* about ******OUR MONEY******** if they want ********OUR MONEY****** to act like it’s *THEIR* MONEY, because it IS literally *THEIR MONEY* ON THE LINE when this situation happens.

            “This is not optional, regardless of your perception of service.”

            IT SURE IS, that’s why it’s not automatic in most cases and it’s not entitled either.

            Your perception is that their money is more important than our money, when NO ONE PERSON ON THIS EARTH IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN ANOTHER! Even the President isn’t more important than anyone else. I don’t care WHO THE FUCK YOU ARE! WE ARE ALL **********EQUALS************ ON THIS EARTH!

            “If you cannot abide by the above rules, stay out of restaurants until you can.”

            I can do as I please CONTROL FREAK ASSHOLE! As I said before, you feel that servers are ABOVE US. I have got news for you, they just as EQUAL AS WE ARE!

            WE have to earn our pay, so should they! They aren’t ENTITLED to money. THEY *********EARN************ IT!

            The servers shouldn’t refuse to fix an issue nor should they blame it on an OBJECT OR ANOTHER PERSON when they are at fault for something by *****************LYING****************** to the customer and think that’s OK to do so. Lying is not OK. That’s one of the commandments.

            It’s not the menu’s fault I have a wrong price. I ordered the queso as it came, NOT modifications. Our server should **********CARE*************** about us as *********EQUALLY************** as they want us to ******CARE*********** about their money.

            I will not bow down to them. They are at OUR MERCY if they want our money to *CARE* about OUR MONEY, OUR TIME THERE, OUR THINGS BEING RIGHT as much as they possibly can control. If I were the server, I would have gotten that fixed *****WELL BEFORE********* the customers got their entrées. It’s only 3 items, doesn’t take but less than 30 seconds to verify 3 items, even if it would have been busy, but it wasn’t, it was VERY SLOW! It’s all about being SELFISH AND ENTITLED! As Stef319 said, they think they are OWED 20% all the time no matter HOW they treat us, HOW LITTLE THEY TRY THEIR BEST, ETC.!

            NO SERVER IS ENTITLED TO A TIP unless automatic gratuity is added, even then, I have heard of people that got it taken off from managers before and it doesn’t entitle them to any MORE money that they COULD have earned by trying harder.

            “As a restaurant patron, I do not want my meal spoiled having to listen to your ignorant pissing and moaning”

            Then wear earplugs, don’t go out to eat, listen to the people at your table or bring something to listen to on your phone or asked to be moved. NO ONE IS MAKING YOU EAT OUT STUPID ASS CONTROL FREAK!

            “and self-entitled arrogance while I’m enjoying my meal.”

            EVERY customer is self-entitled because they are*******************PAYING FOR THEIR TIME THERE CALLED A TIP STUPID ASS***************!

            WE ARE ENTITLED, because we are *PAYING* for it. If my server wants to control my service, then *THEY* should pay me a tip then.

            “Keep in mind you are a nobody – no one but yourself gives a crap about your perceptions,”

            Then why are YOU AND OTHERS WRITING ME? YOU ARE A HYPOCRITE!

            YOU ARE DUMB! They give a crap, because if you wouldn’t, you wouldn’t have wrote to me, would have you, DUHH?

            “awful “life”.”

            I have a good life and you are just JEALOUS!

          • damngoodserver

            If you were my server, I would be the customer that called your corporate office and had you fired. As a server, it is not just our job to take orders, bring food, and give a ticket. It is our job to make our “guests” feel happy and make sure they are enjoying themselves. Most people don’t go to a restaurant just to get food and leave. They go to relax and enjoy their free-time. When I greet a table, I ask them how they are doing and if they’re having a good day. I inquire about their taste in food as well as take their orders. I suggest items and give them honest opinions of the items they ask about. I have become friends with many of my regulars. and honey you think your 25-30% is so much… I make 40-60% and sometimes 100% for my tips. Why? because I’m not some machine that doesn’t care about my customers. I have sat down at a customers table and consoled them because they were crying. That person didn’t order a thing, but gave me $20 for helping her through her brother’s death. Damn, I must be a terrible server for actually giving a damn about my customers. Screw you.

          • serverdude

            You are my hero, everything you said i thought, I hate the asinine ***** and the rambling, I am a server and have made my day.

          • springhater

            your disgusting i hope u die

          • Slater Glynn

            I’ve just read all these comments and I do agree that SPRINGS1 is definitely an asshole!

          • Anastasie

            “I’m nice about their mistakes…” Oh, because you have NEVER, EVER forgotten anything in your life, right? You’ve never fucked up, right? Yeah, servers make mistakes. Sometimes intentionally, a lot of the time unintentionally. I wasn’t aware that because we’re human & prone to human error, we don’t deserve the same amount of politeness you deserve, since apparently you’re so fucking perfect.

          • Katelyn

            You couldn’t possibly be a server. You wouldn’t have the patience to deal with people like you.

          • i dont want to delay you

            Because then the customer is going to think that the server is being rude and is rushing them.

          • Corey

            Dude you sound like an idiot. The server is supposed to read your mind?

          • Springs1

            No, they are supposed to act like customers came to the restaurant to *EAT* STUPID ASS. THEY ARE HUNGRY AND THIRSTY! WHY ELSE GO EAT if you aren’t hungry to a restaurant?

            I am also not a dude. I am a WOMAN! Why do you feel that servers should rule us when they aren’t the ones *PAYING* for it and they want *OUR* money, huh? That makes NO SENSE CONTROL FREAK! *WE* RULE EVERYTHING WITH OUR TIP MONEY WE ARE PAYING! WE ARE PAYING FOR OUR TIME CALLED A TIP!

          • joe

            Because they are human fucking beings and you should not CONTROL them with your shitty tip.

          • Lisa Gallucci

            You’re the biggest FUCKING ASSHOLE I think I have ever encountered!!! I don’t give a shit how good your FUCKING tip is, NO ONE is your FUCKING slave ASSHOLE!!!!

          • damngoodserver

            You don’t rule a damn thing with your tip money. I’d sooner throw your tip back in your face than deal with your shit. I’d much rather serve a decent person who doesn’t tip a dime. Why? Because at least I’m not going to be treated as though my work means nothing. We servers aren’t trying to rule you. We are trying to serve you and 15-20 other people. YOU WILL NEVER RECEIVE YOUR STANDARDS OF SERVICE, EVER! and we do pay.. we pay with our fatique, exhaustion, and sweat to make sure your sorry ass gets what you “need” to enjoy yourself.

          • serverlover12

            Is the server supposed to walk up to the table and just stand there quietly until you decide to speak? just because they are doing a service doesn’t mean you don’t need to show them basic courtesies that are owed to every human being, they are employees not slaves.

          • dawn

            Actually they are REQUIRED by management to state their names.

          • James V

            The way you perceive servers is very disrespectful to me. I have been in the restaurant industry for over 25 years and am a Master of my craft. We as service PROFESSIONALS, will be happy to bring you what you require. By no means do you rule us with a tip. The word TIP is short for ” To Insure Promptness”. If you boss me around and tell me to do things rather than ask politely, I promise you will not be happy with my service, nor will I want to help you in any way. I will always tell you my name, because it is the professional thing to do. Just as if I walked into your office and you were helping me with some professional service. Waiters are people who deserve respect. And do not piss the wrong person off. In every profession, there are the “bad apples”. A lot of the times, your server is the last person to handle your food before it arrives to your table. I promise I have more respect than this, and probably more than you deserve. If you want to see what service truly is, respond to this post and I will give you my name, number, and restaurant I work at. Than I can see what kind of guest you truly are and we can both post about our experience together. Put your money where your mouth is. I dare you!

          • guest

            Youre clearly an idiot. People like you just ruin my day working in the hospitality industry. So disgusting, rude and freaking entitled. You treat people like shit because youre going to buy something from them??? How old are you????

            The same crap you’re complaining about, another “decent guest” like yourself would be happy about. Ugh!!!

            The decent people are sooooo few and far between!!!

            Do you lack the common sense to appreciate the fact that every cuatomer is different and different things bother them. Get over yourself.

          • Springs1

            guest

            “Youre clearly an idiot.”

            NO, “you’re” an idiot, you can’t even SPELL CORRECTLY, can you?

            You are an idiot because the person that is *PAYING* ************RULES THE SHOW STUPID ASS*************! You are there to do what we say, not what *YOU* want.

            “People like you just ruin my day working in the hospitality industry.”

            HOW? Because we want what *WE* want for **OUR MONEY** that makes us ruin your day, WTF???

            That makes NO SENSE WHAT-SO-EVER and you know it.

            If you are looking for chit chat, go be a bartender, not a server.

            “So disgusting, rude and freaking entitled.”

            I am not disguising nor rude and ************MY TIP MONEY******* MAKES ME ENTITLED YOU STUPID ASS IDIOT! ***WHO*** IS PAYING DUMMY? NOT YOU, SO SHUT YOUR MOUTH AND DO AS WE TELL YOU TO STUPID BITCH!

            “You treat people like shit because youre going to buy something from them???”

            WHO said I treat anyone poorly? I don’t. I am VERY NICE asking NICELY for things, telling them “THANK YOU” and even apologizing if I forget something unlike the likes of most servers that are just pure assholes that DO NOT EVER say they are sorry when they mess up or even lie to your face about who is at fault.

            “How old are you????”

            36yrs old. You must be 20yrs old or something with NO KNOWLEDGE OF COMMON SENSE of *WHO* RULES THE SERVICE AND WHY!

            “The same crap you’re complaining about, another “decent guest” like yourself would be happy about. Ugh!!!”

            Then they should *ASK* for that and not make others suffer through it. Don’t make me suffer because you want someone to delay you when you are hungry to place your order. Most people go to the restaurant very hungry and also wait for a table a long time that they do NOT want any delays unnecessarily.

            “The decent people are sooooo few and far between!!!”

            That’s right, the ones that have to have *CONTROL* over *****OUR TIP MONEY******* are more than the ones that are TRULY GOOD SERVERS that let *US* RULE THEM as it is SUPPOSED TO BE SINCE IT’S ***************OUR MONEY**************, NOT THEIRS!

            “Do you lack the common sense to appreciate the fact that every cuatomer is different and different things bother them.”

            That’s why you don’t punish the people that don’t want it STUPID ASS! Don’t make them suffer for the people that want it. if you want something, *ASK* for it dummy. ARE YOU 2yrs old that you can’t *ASK* for something?

            “Get over yourself.”

            You get over yourself CONTROL FREAK BITCH! Service is not about what the server wants, it’s about what the *CUSTOMER* wants for *THEIR TIP MONEY* that the server wants. If you want someone’s money, don’t you think you should do everything you can to make *THEM* happy? DUH!! If you make yourself happy but not them, do you honestly think you will get a good tip? Common sense should answer that question for you.

          • guest

            Way to go. I didn’t include an apostrophe for one of my contractions. That automatically means I can’t spell. Why didn’t you also mention my customer typo?

            Do you feel as if your point is stronger because of a baseless insult about my spelling skills?

            Anyway, I am actually not a bitch. I don’t go to restaurants and get pissed off because I have to wait an hour. THE RESTAURANT IS NOT PERSONALLY ATTACKING ME. Other people are eating at tables!!!

            People who act like adults get better service than whiny adults who get upset because you introduce yourself and tell them your name!! The 1 literal second it takes for a person to say their name seriously bother you?!

            You get the service EVERYONE ELSE GETS!! Your 15 dollar tip gets the same service a 10 dollar tip gets. Once again, get over yourself. You are as special as every other guest who walks into a restaurant.

            You get the service the restaurant provides!! You aren’t paying to be catered to. Im sure you can wipe your own ass.

          • Springs1

            guest “You get the service the restaurant provides!!”

            No, the restaurant is a business. They DO NOT “provide” service, *******MY SERVER*********** DOES IDIOT!

            “You aren’t paying to be catered to.”

            Then if the customer isn’t to be catered to, WHY are we TIPPING ONE PENNY WORTH then? Tipping is so we can be catered to our EVERY LITTLE WHIM WE DESIRE. That’s the point of ******EARNING************ A TIP! It’s not some RIGHT!

            “Your 15 dollar tip gets the same service a 10 dollar tip gets.”

            Then why would I pay $15 if I get the same service? That makes NO SENSE at ALL what you are saying. If am paying a $15 tip(assuming you mean that $15 tip is like 25%-30% or above percentage tip).

            “You are as special as every other guest who walks into a restaurant.”

            Yes, but if I will pay you more, then I expect more than the person that pays you only 15%-20% for excellent service. Shouldn’t I deserve to get better service if I am PAYING you more? That is only fair, don’t ya think?

          • guest

            Wow, you’re actually slow. Maybe customers like you arent rude and obnoxious to be rude and obnoxious — maybe it’s the lack of social understandings.

            The server works for the restaurant. That is why they have guidelines they must follow.

            Yes, they wait on your table, they are the connection between you and the kitchen. They provide you with the servic (THE SAME SERVICE) they provide every other guest. Once again: GET OVER YOURSELF.

            The restaurant employs the servers, HENCE, the restaurant gives you service. You dont fire servers, restaurants do. Restaurant s also pay servers. Servers are employees of restaurants. They are an extension of the restaurant.

            If you and others don’t tip, tje restaurants has to increase the servers pay to at least minimum wage perhour. That’s why some restaurants include gratuity on your bill automatically.

            Obviously they aren’t going to treat you like crap– they want a higher tip so they grin and bare people’s crap.

            Your 18% tip can be 15 dollars while someone else’s 18% tip is $10. Youll get the same service. Youre not special. Get over yourself.

            Servers aren’t psychics. They cannot predict the percentage you’ll tip. That comes after the service. You expect them to give you EXTRA service because youre you and they should know how much you’ll tip even before uou do?? You can’t actually be in your thirties….

            Servers aren’t slaves, contrary to what you obviously believe. You can wipe your own ass – er- mouth (I dont know if your ass looks different from your mouth, particularly, though).

          • Springs1

            guest

            “The server works for the restaurant.”

            Then WHY are *WE* ************PAYING******************* the server and not just the “restaurant” then, huh?

            Answer that please?

            “They provide you with the servic (THE SAME SERVICE) they provide every other guest.”

            Actually some don’t. Some provide better service to big tippers such as the regular customer that tips a $20 bill on a beer they will serve them first even if let’s say you were there first, which you aren’t a regular customer there for example.

            You are very wrong when it comes to service. Some servers provide more service to certain people.

            Also, the table that wants 20 refills vs. a table that wants only 3 refills, do some comparisons, because obviously you aren’t getting the same amount of service as far as refills go at the 3 refills table, you aren’t, it’s impossible.

            “The restaurant employs the servers, HENCE, the restaurant gives you service.”

            NO, the restaurant is a business. The *SERVER* is the person doing the actual work, NOT the business STUPID ASS! Do you need a DICTIONARY to look up what the word “BUSINESS” means and what the word “SERVER” means?

            The server gives me service that’s why we *PAY* them.

            We wouldn’t *****PAY THEM A TIP************* if the “RESTAURANT” was the only people we had to pay STUPID ASS! YOU ARE FREAKING DUMB AND STUPID AS ALL FUCK!

            “You dont fire servers, restaurants do.”

            I have gotten 3 servers fired, YES I HAVE! Also, we have had a different server mid-meal once because the manager had asked us if we’d like someone else since this waitress(the one of the ones I helped get fired) was making us miserable, so we got another server).

            Also, I request NOT to get certain servers as well as request to GET certain servers. That means it’s all out of rotation, so they end up not getting a turn that time around.

            While I may not fire a server, I can help them get fired and I can also request not to have them. I can refuse their service just as they can refuse to serve me.

            “Restaurant s also pay servers.”

            Then why have tipping? Obviously servers don’t like the pay, do they?

            “Servers are employees of restaurants. They are an extension of the restaurant.”

            They also work for the *CUSTOMER* since the customer *TIPS*. They work for BOTH the restaurant and the customer, but the customer has 85% working for them while around 15% is the restaurant, because we pay the rest of the $5.12/hr left plus more at times in most cases of what they would have to get to get at least min. wage.

            We are paying the server MORE than the restaurant is, so we are more their employer than the restaurant is IDIOT!

            If you were right, the tip would NEVER go higher than $2.12 per hour that you are dining there. There would be no such thing is 18%, 20%, etc. The tip would only be $2.12/hr. Then we’d be equals to the restaurant as far as who they are working for. They’d still be working for both of us, but equally. They aren’t working equally for them and us. We pay MOST of the wages, therefore, they work for us. Sorry, you are wrong and you know it!

            Nobody would tip if you were right. Who would tip if the restaurant is their employer?

            “If you and others don’t tip, tje restaurants has to increase the servers pay to at least minimum wage perhour.”

            That’s not true if some other people have paid enough for that hour for them to get min. wage. All they have to do is make $5.12 from either one person or more in one hour to make up the difference. So even if the server has 4 tables that don’t tip them, but the 5th table gives them at least $5.12, then the restaurant doesn’t have to pay them min. wage. The restaurant just has to pay $2.13/hr in that case.

            “That’s why some restaurants include gratuity on your bill automatically.”

            No, it’s because restaurants know if there is a large party that service will be slower and the customers may not tip well. THAT’S WHY. Not all restaurants have that. Chili’s doesn’t for example.

            “Obviously they aren’t going to treat you like crap-”

            Some do. You have NO CLUE OF WTF you are talking about. LOTS of service are assholes. LOTS AND LOTS OF THEM don’t apologize when they mess up no matter how NICE you are to them.

            I once had a waitress that just because I ordered a different margarita than the first one she said to me “ARE YOU TASTE TESTING.” What a NOSY BITCH! That’s WRONG! I mean really, that’s out of line.

            A lot of servers also LIE “I was waiting until your food came out to bring you your bottle of mustard.” BS!! If you forgot, you say you are sorry. Don’t LIE!

            Most aren’t nice in general, because most don’t say they are sorry when they mess up.

            “Your 18% tip can be 15 dollars while someone else’s 18% tip is $10. Youll get the same service.”

            No, some servers treat others better. I have seen it personally. Some I find write me off because I order heavily modified orders. To them, they’d rather not have 25%-30% to work hard. They’d rather get 18%-20% and just do much of nothing compared to my table.

            I don’t agree that you will get the same service. Some servers aren’t nice people. Some servers will favor certain people.

            “Servers aren’t psychics”

            Then why do they “TRY” to be like bringing the check without asking if we are ready for it, bringing refills without asking, bringing water without asking, bringing ketchup without asking, etc.?

            They sure want to be psychics,that’s for sure.

            As far as them not knowing how much we will tip, that’s for them to *EARN*. They should treat us as if they KNOW they will get 25%-30% or more, then they will get that. Not knowing and just assuming that because my orders are heavily modified they write me off a lot of times. That just gets them a more worse tip than if they would have just simply tried their best.

            “You can’t actually be in your thirties….”

            Yes 36yrs old. You must not be.

            “Servers aren’t slaves,”

            Yes they are, because OUR TIP MONEY TELLS THEM TO DO EVERYTHING WE ASK FOR!

            You are LAZY to say such a thing! I was the customer’s slaves when I worked a donut shop/diner back between 1998-2002 off and on a little over 2yrs worth if I expected or wanted people to tip me. No one has to tip. It’s a choice.

            Servers are slaves for the tip they get. I don’t mean slaves like you aren’t getting paid. I mean if they expect a good tip, they have to provide good service(WORK YOUR ASS OFF AND THEN SOME).

            Bust your ass to make a good tip. Servers are your slaves. They are there to get you your every want and need within reason of course.

            The servers work for *OUR* TIP we pay them. They are more our employee more than the restaurant is. As I said before, if we were only paying the $2.13/hr and they paid the rest, then I’d say they were more the restaurant employee, but they aren’t. They are more OUR EMPLOYEES since we are(*((((((((((((PAYING*******************)))))))))))))) them.

            If you think the restaurant is their only employer, NO ONE WOULD TIP. They would ONLY make min. wage since the law would require the restaurant to make up for it.

            WHY are we tipping them if you were right, huh?

            “The server works for the restaurant.”

            The server is working for *MY TIP* they get from *MY POCKET*! If they only wanted $7.25/hr min. wage, they wouldn’t get a tip, would they?

          • guest

            I’m not going to waste my time and read your mindless self entitled rant. You obviously have no clue. You’re contradicting yourself constantly.

            It’s not psychic to see an empty glass. It’s not psychic if they bring ketchup when ypu actually don’t want ketchup.

            Can you stop being willfully ignorant. For bloody sake I literally write “some restaurants do XYZ” and your bloodyresponse is “not all restaurants do XYZ.”

            Some restaurants include 18 % on your bill ALWAYS. At my restaurant, the tip is open ended which leads people to tip $3 on a $97 bill.

            So DONT TIP THEM if they are the assholes you claim them to be. If thwy are assholes, then they obviously don’t care about waiting on your table and are just doing it to KEEP THEIR JOB AT THE RESTAURANT.

            That tip you leave on the table doesn’t always only go to them. In some restaurants TIPS ARE SPLIT BETWEEN FOOD RUNNERS, BUSSERS AND SERVERS, PLUS MORE.

            At my restaurant, servers get 60% of their tip.

            you’re ignorant, you cant help it.

            This argument is pointless. You’re slow, self entitled, IGNORANT, immature, etc
            It’s like arguing with a bat.

          • guest

            So here is the insane part…Springs, your first comment was timestamped ten months ago…the last one was six days ago…your telling me that you have been having this arguement at whatever site this is for damn near a whole year????? You are completely insane.

          • Deidra

            Any decent server provides the same service to each and every one of their customers. I nearly always know immediately upon taking drink orders what type of tippers the customs happen to be, but I continue to give good service. This in turn drives those who are desperate to justify their miser ways search, grasp, and in many cases HOPE for even the smallest mistake. Whether it be legitimate or something that they have been able to convince themselves in their warped frame of reference as a detrimental faux pas. These are the individuals that will not allow themselves to be satisfied. There does come a certain point where I have not sat, eaten, had a sip of water, been able to use the restroom even just stop sweating at any point in the last eight hours, that I do discontinue any desire to continually try to please the unpleasable. This is when I genuinely have no concerns about your happiness, when I would GLADLY pay to get you the fuck out of the restaurant. This is of course never an option, so I will instead spend my efforts furthering wonderful experiences for my other patrons. You keep speaking on how it is your money and you are paying for a service, but by not wasting my time with people like you and focusing on all of the others that I am serving even if you stiff me I can more than double what I would have received from you in tips from the other individuals. No server NEEDS you. We’ll be just fine. This world is full of people like you, but more often than not we do get to deal with wonderful people who DESERVE our respect and our time. Money aside. I have several regulars that are not the best tippers, I’ve had them for years and they never have been, but they are pleasant as can be. You reiterate that you are nice continuously, but with your warped expectations and quite clear self-entitlement issues, I am sure that is not the case. No one wants to deal with that. We are all working for tips, but for ever server I’ve ever known we also have enough self respect to not worry about not receiving your 5 – 10 dollar tip at the expense of being treated poorly. Regardless of saying thank you or please, the air in which you conduct yourself is very evident. And ain’t nobody got time for that.

          • Springs1

            Deidra

            “Whether it be legitimate or something that they have been able to convince themselves in their warped frame of reference as a detrimental faux pas. These are the individuals that will not allow themselves to be satisfied.”

            That’s not me though. I am looking for PERFECTION and I do get it AT TIMES, actually LOTS OF TIMES. I am not looking for you to mess up so I can give you less. I am looking to get what *********I*********** want for *************MY TIP MONEY**********. I am looking for a caring, hard worker that doesn’t want control over my tip money and wants to provide me with personalized service for my personalized tip by doing what **********I************ want them to do.

            I am not looking for problems. I don’t make the server not check things over that they can control or not write my order down or make them control things they had no permission to do, do I?

            “we also have enough self respect to not worry about not receiving your 5 – 10 dollar tip at the expense of being treated poorly.”

            But I am not treating any server poorly though. I am a VERY NICE PERSON!

            “with your warped expectations”

            No, YOURS IS that you think you rule our tip money.

            “”quite clear self-entitlement issues,”

            You seem self-entitled to act like you want that CONTROL over OUR TIP MONEY.

          • Springs1

            guest

            “Youre clearly an idiot.”

            NO, “you’re” an idiot, you can’t even SPELL CORRECTLY, can you?

            You are an idiot because the person that is *PAYING* ************RULES THE SHOW STUPID ASS*************! You are there to do what we say, not what *YOU* want.

            “People like you just ruin my day working in the hospitality industry.”

            HOW? Because we want what **WE** want for **OUR MONEY** that makes us ruin your day, WTF???

            That makes NO SENSE WHAT-SO-EVER and you know it.

            If you are looking for chit chat, go be a bartender, not a server.

            “So disgusting, rude and freaking entitled.”

            I am not disguising nor rude and ************MY TIP MONEY******* MAKES ME ENTITLED YOU STUPID ASS IDIOT! ***WHO*** IS PAYING DUMMY? NOT YOU, SO SHUT YOUR MOUTH AND DO AS WE TELL YOU TO STUPID BITCH!

            “You treat people like shit because youre going to buy something from them???”

            WHO said I treat anyone poorly? I don’t. I am VERY NICE asking NICELY for things, telling them “THANK YOU” and even apologizing if I forget something unlike the likes of most servers that are just pure assholes that DO NOT EVER say they are sorry when they mess up or even lie to your face about who is at fault.

            “How old are you????”

            36yrs old. You must be 20yrs old or something with NO KNOWLEDGE OF COMMON SENSE of *WHO* RULES THE SERVICE AND WHY!

            “The same crap you’re complaining about, another “decent guest” like yourself would be happy about. Ugh!!!”

            Then they should *ASK* for that and not make others suffer through it. Don’t make me suffer because you want someone to delay you when you are hungry to place your order. Most people go to the restaurant very hungry and also wait for a table a long time that they do NOT want any delays unnecessarily.

            “The decent people are sooooo few and far between!!!”

            That’s right, the ones that have to have *CONTROL* over *****OUR TIP MONEY******* are more than the ones that are TRULY GOOD SERVERS that let *US* RULE THEM as it is SUPPOSED TO BE SINCE IT’S ***************OUR MONEY**************, NOT THEIRS!

            “Do you lack the common sense to appreciate the fact that every cuatomer is different and different things bother them.”

            That’s why you don’t punish the people that don’t want it STUPID ASS! Don’t make them suffer for the people that want it. if you want something, *ASK* for it dummy. ARE YOU 2yrs old that you can’t *ASK* for something?

            “Get over yourself.”

            You get over yourself CONTROL FREAK BITCH! Service is not about what the server wants, it’s about what the *CUSTOMER* wants for *THEIR TIP MONEY* that the server wants. If you want someone’s money, don’t you think you should do everything you can to make *THEM* happy? DUH!! If you make yourself happy but not them, do you honestly think you will get a good tip? Common sense should answer that question for you.

          • Gabriel

            Then why the hell go out in the first place if you’re in such a rush. That’s what fast food and to-go is for you piece of shit.

          • Princess Sparkle

            That’s a lot of asterisks for emphasis…

          • Jamie Leigh

            O yes, let’s treat the server like they’re second rate citizens, shall we?

          • Springs1

            Who said I am treating a server badly? They are being inconsiderate to us, not the other way around. Remember, they want the money, that’s why they are at work, DUHH.

          • SpringSpeaksTruth

            OMG OMG SPRING1 YOURE SO RIGHT EVERYTHING YOU SAID IS SOOOOOOOO TRUE OMG*********IM YOUR BIGGEST FAN*******

          • Dylan Jones

            Because they are human and you should live your sad boxed in life cyber interacting, oh that’s right you can not eat the internet. This one of the downsides of the internet, socially inept people who would have been living in their moms basement 20 years ago are now blogging their ineffective advice all over like cyber graffiti.

          • Springs1

            “Because they are human”

            So it’s ok if you were a server to delay my time, but not for me to do it to you??? Double standard, don’t you see that? The difference is with me, I am paying a tip, you aren’t paying a tip if you delay me.

          • Dylan Jones

            Since when is decorum considered a delay. If you don’t want to tip eat a TV dinner in your bath robe and you eat as fast and detached as you like.

          • Springs1

            When you are on someone else’s (DIME(not literally 10 cents), you are delaying them. They are your boss telling you how to do the job if you want the payment at the end called a tip, DUHHH.

            Who said anything about not wanting to tip moron? We tip at times 25%-30% and upwards for really good service.

          • That-waitress

            damn you have fucking issues……. you do know you DONT have to eat out right ;)

          • A Human Being

            It’s called human decency, servers do not treat you by default as someone they can make money off of…JUST MAYBE a server cares about reading the attitude of the table upon first greeting them…if an extra three and a half seconds ruins your night maybe you should try eating at mcdonalds where you don’t have to tip anyone cunt.

          • Springs1

            “It’s called human decency,”

            But that’s an OPINION OF YOURS, NOT MINE, THE CUSTOMER’S which is ******PAYING YOU******, so don’t you think doing something that pleases me would make you make more money which is the entire point of a job to make BOTH people HAPPY, HUH?

          • Chris

            We have no way of knowing what pleases you! You have all of these rules built up that are incredibly unrealistic. You find ways to excuse the fact that you will not always tip at least 15%. Like it is owed to you, because you are PAYING. In most “PAID” situations, the agreement is in writing for goods or services rendered. Without your needs being communicated clearly, how are we supposed to know how we’re failing if you don’t tell us?? Instead, you’ll just give the poor, stupid, young college kids more ammo to be jerks. Because it sounds like they are the ones waiting on you and maybe they aren’t good at their jobs because the restaurant doesn’t care if they make mistakes. But it is up to you as a human to at least tell the server WHY you are leaving 11% because don’t we all want to make this world a better place?? Oh, I’m sorry, you don’t care, you just want to pay your good money to get the service you want. Screw being communicative to your server and at least giving them a chance to be better. Unless you tell them, they won’t know and believe me, the only way we learn is if we are told. If you leave us a cheap tip, we just think you’re a jerk. But if you tell us, “I really think next time you should pay more attention, because I would have tipped you more,” then at least you are being part of our society and engaging in being a good person, instead of you believing you are nice because you say please and thank you. How about you criticize the real issue, which is that LOTS of people suck these days and aren’t nice, whether it’s the restaurant or retail store. Service standards have gone way downhill. But with all of your passion, you should try, for the sake of bettering service, by accompanying your 11% tip with a reason. And I am not being a control freak, I’m making a suggestion.

          • Springs1

            Chris
            “You have all of these rules built up that are incredibly unrealistic.”

            I didn’t write this article you IDIOT! Nothing I have said is unrealistic and you know it.

            “You find ways to excuse the fact that you will not always tip at least 15%.”

            No, I don’t make them not try their best or not say they are sorry when they mess up.

            “Like it is owed to you, because you are PAYING.”

            If they want my money they should do as I want. Doesn’t everybody even *YOU* want what you want for *YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY*? So DO I.

            “Without your needs being communicated clearly, how are we supposed to know how we’re failing if you don’t tell us??”

            COMMON SENSE YOU *ASK* QUESTIONS YOU STUPID IDIOT! There should be no refills without asking, no checks without asking, no ketchup being given if it’s not on table without asking, etc.

            ” But it is up to you as a human to at least tell the server WHY you are
            leaving 11% because don’t we all want to make this world a better
            place??”

            I tell them in most cases and sometimes it is a bit of common sense like waiting 17 minutes to get our check rung up, common sense you are going to get stiffed. That’s one time we stiffed without saying anything many years ago. It wasn’t busy, but to ignore that table and always give everyone else a turn, that’s just wrong and that’s what happened that time.

            Normally I tell my server what’s wrong like they forgot my ranch so I tell them “I ordered a side of ranch” or if I have an overcharge I tell them or if they got something else obviously wrong I tell them. If I don’t and we leave a bad tip or stiff, I report it to a manager and/or corporate.

            “Screw being communicative to your server and at least giving them a chance to be better. ”

            That’s why YOUR SERVER is supposed to ask the questions and not ASSUME anything. I have a lot of servers over the years that assume. You shouldn’t be for example bringing the check without asking. If the customer is mad that they had to wait, they should have been the one to speak up that they were in a hurry, not the rest of the people suffer that don’t want to be that rushed like that. I feel if you don’t want dessert, *YOU* speak up to ask for your check when you order your entrees.

            “Unless you tell them, they won’t know and believe me, the only way we learn is if we are told.”

            If I get something wrong, I LET my server know. Now, at times sometimes it’s common sense like if you CUT, common sense you won’t get a good tip. For example, once a Red Lobster waitress had our 2 entrees and 2 side salads for another table on the same tray that had not even been in the building, much less seated when we ordered our entrees, which instead of bypassing their table and giving us OUR HOT FOOD that we ORDERED WELL BEFORE THEM, NOOOO, she was a CUTTER, gave them their side salads first. She got a dollar tip and I did tell the manager. I didn’t tell her, but I told the manager. WHY should I have to tell you cutting is wrong, huh? Since when is cutting morally right? My point is, if she didn’t know why she almost got stiffed, she is STUPID. Any person with COMMON SENSE would know. I wouldn’t have even taken time to put the side salads on the tray even, which is 3-4 seconds that our food was not getting to us. If you have some things for one table on a tray and another on the tray, hand them in the correct order in which the people ordered them in. That’s only ********FAIR AND MORALLY RIGHT******. My point is, I shouldn’t have to tell her, nor should I even have to explain common sense.

            I served people in a donut shop/diner back in 1998-2002 off and on a little over 2yrs worth. I made 100% sure that I went in order. Once, I did something stupid, I was doing drive-thru on the afternoon shift which unless you were training someone, you were by yourself up front since there’s much less business in the afternoon at a donut shop of course. So as I was doing drive-thru one guy with some kids sat at the counter and a lady & a man sat at one of the 2 booths we had. I stupidly didn’t ask who came first. As I went to the counter since it was closest immediately the lady at the booth said “WE WERE FIRST” just like that. I will admit I was 100% FULLY WRONG and I don’t remember if they stiffed since most people didn’t tip anyways in general inside or much(Usually $20-$25 an 8hr shift M-F, sometimes less it depends). My point is, I was wrong. It was common sense. I made a bad decision. I deserved to be stiffed since I did cut, but I didn’t *KNOW* I did, but that Red Lobster waitress sure the hell *DID* know who ordered first. Even if she wouldn’t have taken our order, it’s common sense that obviously entrees are done before side salads anyways, but my point is, she knew, but did the morally wrong thing anyways. I didn’t, but should have asked who was first, but stupidly didn’t. I always went in order otherwise except for that one time I messed up. My main point is, I know what I did wrong and she should have too just by DUH you know those people ordered after us. It’s just common sense.

            ” If you leave us a cheap tip, we just think you’re a jerk. But if you tell us, “I really think next time you should pay more attention, because I would have tipped you more,” then at least you are being part
            of our society and engaging in being a good person, instead of you believing you are nice because you say please and thank you.”

            A few times I have and all that does it really piss off the server. I got a server fired by doing that because she sassed me. Long story short, she made A LOT of OBVIOUS DUH mistakes with my food like 5 I believe, she was asked by us TWICE for utensils, didn’t check up on where my margarita was(ended up waiting a half an hour for it due to a mix up which was her fault she didn’t check up on it much sooner than over 15 mins., so I told her when she had asked if I had gotten my margarita all the things, which before I could even get to some I said “I had to ask for utensils twice” and her response was “THAT’S THE HOSTESS’S JOB” to my face. I was FLOORED like I thought she’d say she was sorry, I REALLY HONESTLY DID since she didn’t once apologize for *ANY* of the mistakes she made. So she got fired and I am glad that I didn’t let anyone else end up making their dining experiences horrible as well. So yeah, telling them is such a good idea, RIGHT????? They just get DEFENSIVE and LIE. It’s not the hostess’s job after I order my drinks, it’s my server’s job. Once I have gotten seated without the utensils, it’s the server’s job, PERIOD! I am not supposed to have to get up to get my own, although on occasion I have, but shouldn’t have and should have made my server do their job.

            “by accompanying your 11% tip with a reason. ”

            As I said before, it backfires. Also, making them argue with you could get you thrown out making a scene. Most things I end up telling them when they go wrong like if I have a wrong side dish I get it corrected, etc.

          • Chris

            The “rules” I am referring to aren’t the blog writer’s, but your own, personal unwritten rules that you seem to have when sitting down to order food. I am not an idiot and I think that that is not a nice thing to say to anyone. I don’t freely tell people that they are IDIOTS or that they lack COMMON SENSE. Not every person’s “common sense” is the same. You don’t know people’s stories, but I bet this all has to do with the increasing lack of good service in every industry and this new generation has to learn from someone telling them. If someone gets fired because you told them, well that sucks, but people usually don’t get fired over one thing like that, it can most often be that the manager knows that person’s work history. Maybe try some humor. Like when ordering, you can jokingly threaten them. Like the second time you have to ask” I need utensils, I don’t have them, can you make sure I get them from whoever’s job it is? I’d like to eat my food and I obviously can’t. I don’t want to ask for a third time.” Be stern. I’ve had nights where my night is just awful and I’m soooo busy and some jerk says that to me, even though I don’t like what he or she’s said, it gets my attention really quick and boy do I apologize.

          • Springs1

            Chris
            “Like the second time you have to ask” I need utensils, I don’t have them, can you make sure I get them from whoever’s job it is? I’d like to eat my food and I obviously can’t. I don’t want to ask for a third time.” Be stern. ”

            NO F’ING WAY ARE YOU CRAZY TO TAKE THAT MUCH *******TIME I AM *********PAYING FOR***************?

            Seriously, you are CRAZY! I am NOT GOING TO DO THEIR JOB FOR THEM! If I have to ask like that, that’s pathetic and they deserve a bad tip, seriously. I mean they sure aren’t acting like they are a customer EVER OR ever eat at home even that they need something to eat with, DUHHH!

            I am not going to spend my tip money on that. My time is what I am paying for not to have to beg and plead to get something that should be COMMON SENSE without having to ask for basic utensils to eat with and a napkin.

            To explain all of that is wasting other people’s time as well. I am not going to do that crap. F’ ING NO WAY!

          • Springs1

            Chris

            “Like the second time you have to ask” I need utensils, I don’t have them, can you make sure I get them from whoever’s job it is? I’d like to eat my food and I obviously can’t. I don’t want to ask for a third time.” Be stern. ”

            NO WAY ARE YOU CRAZY TO TAKE THAT MUCH *******TIME I AM *********PAYING
            FOR***************?

            Seriously, you are CRAZY! I am NOT GOING TO DO THEIR JOB FOR THEM! If I have to ask like that, that’s pathetic and they deserve a bad tip, seriously. I meanthey sure aren’t acting like they are a customer EVER OR ever eat at home even that they need something to eat with, DUHHH!

            I am not going to spend my tip money on that. My time is what I am paying for not to have to beg and plead to get something that should be COMMON SENSE
            without having to ask for basic utensils to eat with and a napkin.

            To explain all of that is wasting other people’s time as well. I am not going to do that crap. NO WAY!

          • Springs1

            Chris
            “You have all of these rules built up that are incredibly unrealistic.”

            I didn’t write this article you IDIOT! Nothing I have said is unrealistic and you know it.

            “You find ways to excuse the fact that you will not always tip at least 15%.”

            No, I don’t make them not try their best or not say they are sorry when they mess up.

            “Like it is owed to you, because you are PAYING.”

            If they want my money they should do as I want. Doesn’t everybody even *YOU* want what you want for *YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY*? So DO I.

            “Without your needs being communicated clearly, how are we supposed to know how we’re failing if you don’t tell us??”

            COMMON SENSE YOU *ASK* QUESTIONS YOU STUPID IDIOT! There should be no refills without asking, no checks without asking, no ketchup being given if it’s not on table without asking, etc.

            ” But it is up to you as a human to at least tell the server WHY you are leaving 11% because don’t we all want to make this world a better place??”

            I tell them in most cases and sometimes it is a bit of common sense like waiting 17 minutes to get our check rung up, common sense you are going to get stiffed. That’s one time we stiffed without saying anything many years ago. It wasn’t busy, but to ignore that table and always give everyone else a turn, that’s just wrong and that’s what happened that time.
            Normally I tell my server what’s wrong like they forgot my ranch so I tell them “I ordered a side of ranch” or if I have an overcharge I tell them or if they got something else obviously wrong I tell them. If I don’t and we leave a bad tip or stiff, I report it to a manager and/or corporate.

            “Screw being communicative to your server and at least giving them a chance to be better. ”

            That’s why YOUR SERVER is supposed to ask the questions and not ASSUME anything. I have a lot of servers over the years that assume. You shouldn’t be for example bringing the check without asking. If the customer is mad that they had to wait, they should have been the one to speak up that they were in a hurry, not the rest of the people suffer that don’t want to be that rushed like that. I feel if you don’t want dessert, *YOU* speak up to ask for your check when you order your entrees.

            “Unless you tell them, they won’t know and believe me, the only way we learn is if we are told.”

            If I get something wrong, I LET my server know. Now, at times sometimes it’s common sense like if you CUT, common sense you won’t get a good tip. For example, once a Red Lobster waitress had our 2 entrees and 2 side salads for another table on the same tray that had not even been in the building, much less seated when we ordered our entrees, which instead of bypassing their table and giving us OUR HOT FOOD that we ORDERED WELL BEFORE THEM, NOOOO, she was a CUTTER, gave them their side salads first. She got a dollar tip and I did tell the manager. I didn’t tell her, but I told the manager. WHY should I have to tell you cutting is wrong, huh? Since when is cutting morally right? My point is, if she didn’t know why she almost got stiffed, she is STUPID. Any person with COMMON SENSE would know. I wouldn’t have even taken time to put the side salads on the tray even, which is 3-4 seconds that our food was not getting to us. If you have some things for one table on a tray and another on the tray, hand them in the correct order in which the people ordered them in. That’s only ********FAIR AND MORALLY RIGHT******. My point is, I shouldn’t have to tell her, nor should I even have to explain common sense.

            I served people in a donut shop/diner back in 1998-2002 off and on a little over 2yrs worth. I made 100% sure that I went in order. Once, I did something stupid, I was doing drive-thru on the afternoon shift which unless you were training someone, you were by yourself up front since there’s much less business in the afternoon at a donut shop of course. So as I was doing drive-thru one guy with some kids sat at the counter and a lady & a man sat at one of the 2 booths we had. I stupidly didn’t ask who came first. As I went to the counter since it was closest immediately the lady at the booth said “WE WERE FIRST” just like that. I will admit I was 100% FULLY WRONG and I don’t remember if they stiffed since most people didn’t tip anyways in general inside or much(Usually $20-$25 an 8hr shift M-F, sometimes less it depends). My point is, I was wrong. It was common sense. I made a bad decision. I deserved to be stiffed since I did cut, but I didn’t *KNOW* I did, but that Red Lobster waitress sure the hell *DID* know who ordered first. Even if she wouldn’t have taken our order, it’s common sense that obviously entrees are done before side salads anyways, but my point is, she knew, but did the morally wrong thing anyways. I didn’t, but should have asked who was first, but stupidly didn’t. I always went in order otherwise except for that one time I messed up. My main point is, I know what I did wrong and she should have too just by DUH you know those people ordered after us. It’s just common sense.

            ” If you leave us a cheap tip, we just think you’re a jerk. But if you tell us, “I really think next time you should pay more attention, because I would have tipped you more,” then at least you are being part
            of our society and engaging in being a good person, instead of you believing you are nice because you say please and thank you.”

            A few times I have and all that does it really piss off the server. I got a server fired by doing that because she sassed me. Long story short, she made A LOT of OBVIOUS DUH mistakes with my food like 5 I believe, she was asked by us TWICE for utensils, didn’t check up on where my margarita was(ended up waiting a half an hour for it due to a mix up which was her fault she didn’t check up on it much sooner than over 15 mins., so I told her when she had asked if I had gotten my margarita all the things, which before I could even get to some I said “I had to ask for utensils twice” and her response was “THAT’S THE HOSTESS’S JOB” to my face. I was FLOORED like I thought she’d say she was sorry, I REALLY HONESTLY DID since she didn’t once apologize for *ANY* of the mistakes she made. So she got fired and I am glad that I didn’t let anyone else end up making their dining experiences horrible as well. So yeah, telling them is such a good idea, RIGHT????? They just get DEFENSIVE and LIE. It’s not the hostess’s job after I order my drinks, it’s my server’s job. Once I have gotten seated without the utensils, it’s the server’s job, PERIOD! I am not supposed to have to get up to get my own, although on occasion I have, but shouldn’t have and should have made my server do their job.

            “by accompanying your 11% tip with a reason. ”

            As I said before, it backfires. Also, making them argue with you could get you thrown out making a scene. Most things I end up telling them when they go wrong like if I have a wrong side dish I get it corrected, etc.

          • John

            You are an asshole and probably should never eat out. We servers are just trying to be friendly and make you comfortable and set the atmosphere. We don’t want your tip. Stay home and cook it yourself. Thank you. :)

          • Springs1

            John
            “You are an asshole and probably should never eat out.”

            HOW, when *YOU* are being one to want TO PURPOSELY DELAY SOMEONE FROM ORDERING, HUH? I mean WHY be SO *********INCONSIDERATE******** when you know when *YOU* are hungry you wouldn’t want someone to do that to you, WHY do it to someone else, huh?

            “We servers are just trying to be friendly and make you comfortable and set the atmosphere.”

            But what if we don’t want that for our tip money, huh? Why do you feel you have to do what *****YOU****** want CONTROL FREAK, HUH? What if the customer doesn’t want that? WHY should you FORCE that on them when you want their money? Shouldn’t you please *********THEM******** and NOT YOURSELF if you expect and want their money, huh?

            STOP ACTING LIKE YOU ARE IN CONTROL OF SOMEONE ELSE’S MONEY. It’s NOT YOUR MONEY TO DECIDE HOW *******THEY WANT *************THEIR SERVICE********! It’s only up to the person paying the tip, that’s right, *******PAYING FOR THEIR TIME THERE CALLED A TIP!

            Stop controlling our tip money.

            “We don’t want your tip.”

            Then why complain when you have to pay to serve me then? Why are you at work then if it’s not for money? Why not volunteer if you don’t want the tip? I’d do what my customer wants. If my customer wants me to take up their time, that’s them for their money. If they don’t want to chit chat with me, why would I purposely delay them. I would be ********CONSIDERATE OF EVERY SECOND THEY ARE PAYING FOR NOT TO DO WHAT YOU WANT TO DO THEM.

            Who says it’s a comfortable and set atmosphere? That’s not your call to say. That’s the PERSON PAYING THE TIP’S CALL TO MAKE. Their opinion only counts. Yours doesn’t count ONE SECOND WORTH since you aren’t the person ***PAYING*** so you HAVE NO SAY SO in what ******WE WANT******* FOR ************OUR TIP MONEY****** WE ARE PAYING YOU!

            ***IF YOU WANT THINGS YOUR WAY, ***************YOU PAY US A TIP**************, GOT IT CONTROL FREAK ASSHOLE?

            “Stay home and cook it yourself.”

            NOPE, NEVER WILL HAPPEN! Quit your job and stop being a CONTROL FREAK SERVER TRYING TO RULE US WHEN WE ARE THERE TO RULE YOU, SINCE WE ARE ******PAYING FOR IT************* AND YOU AREN’T! IF YOU WANT IT YOUR WAY, *YOU* PAY US!

          • Disgusted

            You sound like you’re 10 years old.

          • Springs1

            Disgusted
            You should like you are an UNCARING asshole that is 10yrs old yourself. I am 36yrs old, going to be 37yrs old soon. You are VERY WRONG!

          • Chris

            “that’s the PERSON PAYING THE TIP’S CALL TO MAKE.”

            Just where is this alleged contract that you bring out EVERYTIME you go dine someplace?? Maybe you should bring a pre-printed card on it with your rules and regulations and hand it to the server, so they know in advance what not to do? So they know that if they aren’t 100% perfect, their tip will depend on it? Oh, wait that would entitle you to call me a control freak, since you like that term. Well, YOU are the control freak. Go back on your meds, lady.

            You say you are nice, but you’re really being passive-aggressive=

            Passive aggressive behaviour takes many forms but can generally be described as a non-verbal aggression that manifests in negative behavior. It is where you are angry with someone but do not or cannot tell them. Instead of communicating honestly when you feel upset, annoyed, irritated or disappointed you may instead bottle the feelings up, shut off verbally, give angry looks, make obvious changes in behaviour, be obstructive, sulky or put up a stone wall (OR NOT TIP AT LEAST 15%). It may also involve indirectly resisting requests from others by evading or creating confusion around the issue.

            A passive aggressive might not always show that they are angry or resentful. They might appear in agreement, polite, friendly, down-to-earth, kind and well-meaning. However, underneath there may be manipulation going on – hence the term “Passive-Aggressive”.

            Passive aggression is a destructive pattern of behaviour that can be seen as a form of emotional abuse in relationships that bites away at trust between people. It is a creation of negative energy in the ether which is clear to those involved and can create immense hurt and pain to all parties.

            It happens when negative emotions and feelings build up and are then held in on a self-imposed need for either acceptance by another, dependence on others or to avoid even further arguments or conflict.

            BUT THE CONFLICT RESULTS IN ANOTHER HUMAN NOT GETTING PAID THEIR TIPS.

          • Springs1

            “So they know that if they aren’t 100% perfect, their tip will depend on it?”

            COMMON SENSE you sure don’t have, do you?

            ” Go back on your meds, lady.”

            NO, I don’t have medications. You obviously need some though to be a hard worker to earn pay. You have no common sense.

            “BUT THE CONFLICT RESULTS IN ANOTHER HUMAN NOT GETTING PAID THEIR TIPS.”

            If they have no common sense, then that’s not my problem, is it? I do tell them most of the times when things go wrong. If they don’t remember when tip time comes that they forgot my ranch, that they got my side dish wrong, etc., that’s not my issue, is it?

          • Chris

            Oh, but it is indeed your issue to tell them if and only if you wish to be a decent human being :) If you want to fairly call yourself nice, that is. You must do it. Because somehow on this forum, oh about 99.9% of the people writing here don’t believe in your value system, yet without knowing them you call them lazy and other names. And as this is an anonymous forum, I will freely brag and tell you that I have received countless upon countless positive responses to my service and in fact, have not only been told how great of a server I am, but that I’m the very best they’ve ever had! And at one of the BEST restaurants in the United States at that. SO I am fairly nice and fairly confident that I care a heck of a whole lot about my guests as it is my profession and I really, really hope that if I forget someone’s ranch dressing that they wouldn’t dream of denting my tip because the tip is classy and it’s a sum of the total. I never go below 15%. My father was a chef and his rule to me was “If you dine out, it’s your obligation to tip or don’t dine out.” That is what I was raised on. If I receive atrocious service, I don’t go below 15% before tax. I just don’t. And if it’s really bad, I am not nice to my server. I’m not rude, but enough is enough. And honestly I almost never have had awful service.

          • Springs1

            Chris
            “I really, really hope that if I forget someone’s ranch dressing that they wouldn’t dream of denting my tip”

            WHY? You want a “PERFECT SCORE”, then DO A *PERFECT JOB*, otherwise, WHY should I tip you 20% for forgetting my ranch, huh? You could have easily brought it out ahead of time. WHY should you feel you deserve a good tip for messing up, huh? The entire point of tipping is JUDGING how you did. That’s what tipping is.

            I hope that most people take off for those things so I can get improved service so it doesn’t happen so often. If you take away some pay you will ***********LEARN***************** rather than being paid no matter what 20% or more. WHY should someone pay you 20% to forget something?

            WHY shouldn’t they dent your tip? I mean really, you are working to not make problems. That’s what you are working for.

            I don’t think like you at all. When I messed up at the donut shop/diner I worked for, I SURE AS HELL DIDN’T EXPECT TO GET A TIP OR A GOOD TIP FOR MESSING UP. WHY DO YOU, HUH? I don’t care if it’s only a condiment I forget, I sure as hell couldn’t have expected a perfect score tip. I know what I deserved and what I didn’t.

            Even if I were a server, I would know I wouldn’t deserve no 20% for forgetting someone’s ranch. That’s not right to pay me 20% for that. If the server apologizes, 15% or 16%, but not way 20%. I wouldn’t think I’d deserve that.. I am not understanding WHY you do when I wouldn’t even think I would, huh?

            At least I am thinking FAIRLY. YOU AREN’T. YOU ARE THINKING SELFISHLY.

            “If I receive atrocious service, I don’t go below 15% before tax.”

            I do, I stiff at times or go to 8%-10% if it’s pretty bad or 5%. The servers will NEVER LEARN if you pay them anyways IDIOT! WHEN WILL YOU EVER LEARN THAT YOU ARE MAKING BAD SERVICE HAPPEN?

            I mean if I gave you a $20 bill to do nothing or to work as a server for the $20 bill for an hour, most people probably would not choose to work for it and you know it. You are just making bad service continue IDIOT!

            “”If you dine out, it’s your obligation to tip or don’t dine out.”

            No, a tip is **********EARNED, NOT A GUARANTEED RIGHT*****. I don’t agree. We have had servers intentionally steal before. One I helped get fired because she stole. She stole $9 of my friend’s change and claimed she didn’t have a change bank to our faces. Then gave me the empty gift card on purpose stole I believe it was around $7. We all stiffed her all 5 of us. She should have gotten arrested, not just fired. We were all very nice to her. I never understood why this happened except for that we had 3 separate checks at the table(me and my husband, then a couple, then another friend by himself.).

            So NO, it’s no obligation, it’s *EARNED*. It’s more like an obligation if it’s good service, but that’s what I mean by earned.

          • Irritated.

            You’ve obviously NEVER been a server. And although it may do you some good, God help your poor patrons if you ever are.

          • Jordan Krueger

            wow is that really how you think? when i go out i prefer to know my servers name. and i’ve never had a server walk away before asking me if i wanted a drink. just because you can’t handle 10 seconds of human interaction doesn’t make it the servers fault for your shitty experience. you’re a moron and if you’re in such a hurry you should just eat out of a trauf like the pig you are. the REAL flaw in the service industry is that servers aren’t allowed to REJECT customers like you. i’m sure anyone who’s ever met you would agree that you’re money isn’t good enough and you’re not worth anyone’s time. i’ve never been a server, i’m a cook. i don’t have a bias and i don’t always agree with what servers talk about online but just as a decent human being i’m saying that you’re a loser and you should be sterilized.

          • Springs1

            “when i go out i prefer to know my servers name.”

            Then ********ASK*********** rather than make everyone else suffer that doesn’t want to endure that waste of time STUPID IDIOT MORON! *ASK* FOR WHAT YOU WANT!

            ” just because you can’t handle 10 seconds of human interaction doesn’t make it the servers fault for your shitty experience.”

            Well just because you can’t handle not knowing their name doesn’t mean I should have to endure it.

            ” you’re a moron”

            That’s *YOU* that can’t ******ASK****** for what you want.

            “if you’re in such a hurry you should just eat out of a trauf like the pig you are.”

            If you aren’t in a hurry, WTH ARE YOU EATING OUT IN THE FIRST PLACE, HUH? WHY did you go then and not later if you weren’t in a hurry, huh?

            “you’re a loser”

            NO, YOU ARE that you feel that everyone should have to have YOUR service wants when you don’t want to *ASK* for what you want like a GROWN ADULT!

          • damngoodserver

            We tell you our name so that you don’t have to ask. We offer the information as a courtesy. Get the fuck over it. idc if you want to know my name or not, I’m gonna tell you any way and you’re just going to have to get the hell over it.

          • D

            BECAUSE IT IS THEIR FUCKING JOB! the FIRST thing a server is taught is to introduce themselves and try to create some sort of relationship with the customer (cuz see again, you were WRONG, most of the customers we get to know because they will then become regulars, its called “creating repeat business”). so unless you have ever worked in the food service industry (which from your idiotic responses, i’m going to guess that is a no); i suggest you stop, because you sound completely ignorant. If you don’t want to wait for a drink or food, stay at home and cook your own damn meal. the whole restaurant is not going to drop everything they are doing just to make sure that you don’t have to wait an extra 3 seconds for the server to tell you their name, so either get the fuck over it, or cook your own meals. people like you are the reason that servers and bartenders get a bad name, and more than half the time end up hating their fucking job.

          • Summers1

            The whole article is stating that saying “Hi, my name’s Glenn and I’ll be your server tonight!” is annoying. And you just said that you would do just what is required…”My name is such and such, I will be your server tonight…” If that is what you would do, why are you being such a dick?

          • matt

            Springs, its a requirement for most servers to introduce themselves by name. Especially in chains. Trust me, that server doesn’t want to give you their life story. They want to serve you so you can leave and they get paid. So stop being a prude and allow them to do their jobs.

      • Followasmile

        No. Servers don’t get to eat because they’re waiting on assholes like you. If your server introducing themselves bothers you, you need to get over it. It lets you know who is taking care of you in the event that you need anything. Get over yourself. Go take your money elsewhere, because I can GUARANTEE that no server EVER needs money SO badly that they want to deal with an asshole for the likely 10% Your going to leave because they told you their name and it pissed you off.

      • anonymous

        You. Are rude. And believe it or not, yes servers do go out to eat sometimes too! And we’re even worse to serve sometimes because we actually know what to expect of a server and what actually went wrong. You are just an impatient asshole.

        • Springs1

          “You. Are rude.”

          HOW?

          “And believe it or not, yes servers do go out to eat sometimes too!”

          They sure don’t act like it.

          “And we’re even worse to serve sometimes because we actually know what to expect of a server and what actually went wrong.”

          I know what to expect too.

          “You are just an impatient asshole.”

          You are a CONTROL FREAK, VERY INCONSIDERATE ASSHOLE!! I am a VERY CONSIDERATE PERSON NOT TO PURPOSELY WASTED SOMEONE’S TIME FOR THEIR MONEY!!

          • getoveryourself

            I hope whoever serves you spits in your food, because you sound like the worst kind of customer.

            If I were you, I wouldn’t go back to the same restaurant too many times – servers remember terrible customers and talk about them in the kitchen.

          • Springs1

            “I hope whoever serves you spits in your food, because you sound like the worst kind of customer.”

            WHY? It’s not going to do anything if they aren’t sick IDIOT! I would NEVER, EVER WISH THAT ON ANYONE, EVEN *YOU* UNCARING JERK! FUCK YOU!!

            “If I were you, I wouldn’t go back to the same restaurant too many times –
            servers remember terrible customers and talk about them in the kitchen.”

            I am an AWESOME CUSTOMER PAYING 25%-30% and UPWARDS TO MY BEST SERVERS! You have NO FUCKING CLUE OF WTF YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT!! You are just TOO LAZY AND UNCARING TO SERVE THE CORRECT WAY!!

          • Pheorach

            I highly doubt any of that is true, and I bet you would give them pennies out of a toilet if you were even HALF as generous.

          • Springs1

            It *IS* TRUE! I don’t understand WHY you doubt that? All I want is what *I* want for *MY* money. WHY THE FUCK IS THAT A CRIME, HUH?

          • dexx

            I think the people are doubting your credibility because (and I’m saying this as gently as possible) you are getting really really worked up and really yelling at everyone over something that is a matter of opinion. What a lot of people have to realize is that everyone likes something different from their waiter, and lots of people prefer the waiter to introduce themselves, so that they know who to ask for by name. I understand being in a hurry, but I think most people have gone a day without food for whatever reason, so we’ve all been there. But that really isn’t an excuse to be so passionate to the point of yelling about a silly topic like whether or not the waiter should introduce himself before taking your order. In the end, remember that the waiter can’t please everyone as we all have differing opinions, and some people actually get upset when introductions aren’t made.

          • dexx

            also, as a server if I was to introduce myself it wouldn’t be so that you would “humanize” me more and give me a bigger tip, it would be so that if you needed to call me or find me, you could. As opposed to having to go up to the hostess and asking “can you get my server?” which then would elicite a response such as “ok… where were you sitting? what did she look like?”

          • Samantha Reffert

            all the asterisks and caps lock doesn’t help with credibility either. i feel like if Springs1 was able to change the font of their text it would be in Comic Sans

          • springs1STFU

            clearly everyone hates you here so just STFU already!

          • gonats20

            i just read this whole rant and i can honestly say theres no need for insults , where i work under the service sequence it’s required to say your name and i will be serving you ect. they trying to do their job but every one is entitled to their own opinion

          • Pheorach

            You are the biggest fucking shithead I have ever had the displeasure of seeing on the internet. I hope any waiter you abuse is going to spit in your fucking drink.

            You sound like the most callous, inconsiderate, douchebag to ever roam the planet.

            Listen. You have no idea what a waiter goes through on a day by day basis. If you want good service, you’re going to have to abide by restaurant etiquette. Unlike what your whore of a mother must have taught you; YOU. ARE. NOT. ENTITLED. TO TREAT. PEOPLE. LIKE. SCUM. FOR. DOING. THEIR. JOBS.

            Go die in a pit, seriously. Or go wait tables for ONE DAY; and see just how much you like being treated this way.

            You think you’re the fucking queen of England or something? You are just another face out of billions of faces on this Earth, and you need to learn some fucking manners.

            “A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person”

            That quote holds true, no matter ho much you want to shout over the internet.

          • Springs1

            “You are the biggest fucking shithead I have ever had the displeasure of seeing on the internet.”

            HOW? I am VERY NICE AND CONSIDERATE!

            “I hope any waiter you abuse is going to spit in your fucking drink.”

            Does it matter if I don’t get sick, huh?

            NOPE, IT DOESN’T! I can get them arrested though. I don’t hope that on you or anyone. See how *YOU* are the one that is a dickhead, huh?

            “You sound like the most callous, inconsiderate, douchebag to ever roam the planet.”

            NO, I am the 100% OPPOSITE of this. I think of other customer’s time, you don’t. You want to waste time asking shit that no one gives a fuck about.

            They didn’t dine there to talk to you if they don’t know you unless they are dining alone maybe, but most people don’t dine alone in general.

            You are the most inconsiderate person to make someone do something and knowing they are hungry/thirsty is an ASSHOLE to delay them on purpose. FUCK YOU! Then you expect that GOOD tip at the end, WTF???

            ” If you want good service, you’re going to have to abide by restaurant etiquette”

            NO, I get good service without doing that. I don’t need to do anything unless *YOU* are going to *******PAY FOR MY SERVICE********! GOT THAT CONTROL FREAK ASSHOLE, HUH?

            *HOW DARE YOU TELL ME HOW TO SPEND MY MONEY* CONTROL FREAK ASSHOLE?

            I am not telling you how to spend your money. That’s a personal issue.

            ” Unlike what your whore of a mother must have taught you;”

            She’s not a whore. In fact, she waited until she was 23yrs old to have intercourse and I followed in her footsteps waited until I was 25yrs old when I was MARRIED to have intercourse.

            Neither one of us are whores. *YOU* must be the whore.

            “YOU. ARE. NOT. ENTITLED. TO TREAT. PEOPLE. LIKE. SCUM. FOR. DOING. THEIR. JOBS.”

            I 100%, BILLION PERCENT *********AGREE******** WITH YOU! I don’t treat ANYONE like scum. WHERE THE HELL ARE GETTING THAT FROM, HUH?

            “Or go wait tables for ONE DAY; and see just how much you like being treated this way.”

            WHAT WAY? That people are in a hurry? That people are hungry? That people are thirsty? I wouldn’t DARE DELAY THEM IF THAT’S NOT WHAT *THEY* WANTED FOR *THEIR* MONEY. If a customer asked me how I was doing, I would then know that’s what they want for *THEIR* money. But if they don’t, I am not going to *MAKE THEM* like *YOU* would.

            If they just want me to be there only when needed, that’s how they want their money spent. WHO WOULD I BE TO TELL THEM HOW TO SPEND THEIR MONEY, HUH?

            I don’t get why you think I am mean to a server? I am not mean. In fact, I am *NICER* than most servers are to me. For example, “I would like the mozzarella sticks adding a side of ranch to it.” Our server brings it out, she immediately notices it without me telling her. She says “I’ll bring you your ranch in a moment.” She comes back. “I say “thank you”, NO SORRY TO SPEAK OF. I was NICER than she was. This happens A LOT that servers will NOT APOLOGIZE. YET, I AM NICE ENOUGH TO STILL SAY THANK YOU! I am the person that is being polite, NOT THEM!

            Sure there are servers that will apologize, but they are RARE, REALLY RARE!

            “You think you’re the fucking queen of England or something?”

            You seem that way that you think you should rule my money.

          • _usvi

            This is sad and funny all at the same time. You continue to rant about your point of view when frankly it is a load of shit. I hope springs1 isn’t your stripper name because you’d be getting pennies all night. Aiming those things for your face, you dense ass.

          • Springs1

            Another thing to add:

            I want to hear “I’m sorry” when my server messes up, yet, ***I**** that’s right, *I* STILL THANK THEM.

            Another example, this waitress we had forgot my husband’s baked potato when *SHE* brought out our food. Instead of going to find out what happened, she stares at the fucking ticket on the tray and then leaves without a word. Then comes back with it, NO APOLOGY, but my husband still said “thank you” to her though.

            THAT IS HOW MOST SERVERS ARE, ASSHOLES! FUCKING NOT POLITE, NO MANNERS, ETC. They don’t want to admit they fucked up, because they think their tip will be altered, but it was lowered MUCH MORE because she was a bitch. She didn’t apologize. I mean, HOW MEAN CAN YOU GET? SHE FORGOT TO BRING IT OUT FROM THE KITCHEN EVEN IF THE ORDER WAS PUT IN CORRECTLY, *SHE* STILL FORGOT TO LEAVE WITH IT. It’s OBVIOUS TO THE EYES A WHOLE SIDE DISH IS NOT THERE!

            So if it’s something like that, servers should even more so apologize, because we already know WHO fucked up. OUR SERVER! We should have had a “SO SORRY” for a side dish. That’s more major than a side of ranch being forgotten.

          • Springs1

            Another thing as well:

            Answer these questions:

            1. How do *YOU* FEEL when *YOU* are hungry and thirsty?

            2. How do *YOU* FEEL if you ever waited an hour or more for a table or even a half an hour for table when you are hungry and thirsty?

            3. Have you ever gone a whole day or almost a whole day like waited from 6a.m. breakfast time and then didn’t eat until 8p.m.? I have, if you haven’t, maybe you need to so you can understand how it feels to be THAT hungry and THAT thirsty.

            *YOU* are the INCONSIDERATE DICKHEAD!

          • BarlowGirl

            I have because I’ve been able to only afford one meal a day. You know whose fault that is? Mine. You know what I did at the end of that day? Fed my freaking self like an adult.

          • Fifi

            I do! I work two full time jobs and go to law school. But I never take it out on people around me. You know why? Because I made a choice to study for my civil litigation test and not eat. I chose to stay and work late killing cows at the meat packing plant so that I could get the money I need for that $500 Civil Rights textbook. I worked 14 straight hours at the restaurant because I wanted the extra cash to stock up on groceries. THESE ARE ALL CHOICES I MADE! I do not take the consequences of my choices and take them out on other people.

          • Springs1

            Fifi
            “Because I made a choice to study for my civil litigation test and not
            eat. I chose to stay and work late killing cows at the meat packing
            plant so that I could get the money I need for that $500 Civil Rights
            textbook. I worked 14 straight hours at the restaurant because I wanted the extra cash to stock up on groceries. THESE ARE ALL CHOICES I MADE! Ido not take the consequences of my choices and take them out on other people.”

            I am not either. That doesn’t mean I don’t have the right to get the service how *I* want it since MY *******TIP MONEY************IS **************PAYING**************** FOR MY TIME NOT TO BE WASTED ON THINGS I DON’T WANT!!

            WHY should I be thankful for a server to not be considerate of me being hungry or thirsty or my time even?

            That’s not nice, is it?

            I am not taking it out on them. You don’t seem to get that it’s not about *YOU* the server, it’s about what ************WE************* WANT FOR OUR MONEY AS TO HOW WE WANT TO SPEND THAT TIME CALLED A TIP!

            If we want to not engage in a conversation and just order, shouldn’t we get that for *************OUR HARD EARNED MONEY************ since we are ********PAYING*********** for that privilege unlike you said “Wendy’s”, huh?

            WHY do you feel the need to control how we want *********OUR************SERVICE when you aren’t *PAYING* for anything in it, huh?

            WHY do you feel the need to have control? *YOU* are the one with the issues, NOT ME!

            You have control issues. I bet you control your wife as well, don’t you telling her what she can or cannot do, am I right?

          • joe

            Yeah that whole 2 dollars you probably tip really hurt you. I know because you work in an office for 40 hr week. What exactly are you doing? Sitting on your ass not having to deal with shit people like you everyday holding “tips” over their head to get them to do anything you want. You really are a disgrace to humanity. You have nothing to say about people calling your mother a whore? You are a decent person.

          • Samantha Reffert

            if waiting for a table is that big of an inconvenience for you (not that it doesn’t annoy me as well, just not to the extent it apparently annoys you), then don’t eat out at peak dinner hours without a reservation or calling ahead. plain and simple.

            plenty of people go all day without eating. and guess what.. servers are a solid percentage of them. just because food is available all day doesn’t mean we get to sit back and scarf down anything in eyesight during our shift. lunch shifts are busy so we don’t eat. the lull between lunch and dinner MIGHT be enough time to shovel a bite or two of something into our bodies, but we spend that down time prepping for the dinner rush. and dinner hours are busy so we generally don’t have an opportunity to eat anything substantial until 10 at night. i know personally i normally only have time to eat 1 actual meal every other day. i have worked 14 hour shifts where the only thing i had time to eat was bar olives. but i could never be so dangerously famished that i wouldn’t let my server give me their name. i give my name out so i’m not referred to as “Hey You”, or have your fingers snapped in my face, or the dreaded “Sweetie”. on top of that, the vast majority of establishments REQUIRE you to give your name. as in it’s in the handbook, you are trained to do it, and if caught not doing it could lose your job. its trivial and silly, but just let us get our name out so we can keep our menial job serving tables so society as a whole doesn’t have to make their own dinners (God forbid!). if you are THAT thirsty or THAT hungry that your server taking 3 seconds of your night up to give you a name to address them by, then maybe you shouldn’t have taken up your precious time driving there, walking to the building and waiting for the hostess to seat you when you could have stayed home and made yourself a sandwich and NOT be on the (apparent) brink of death. or just simply call your order in as a carry-out. problem solved. no wait for a table, no server wasting precious seconds you could be using to peruse your menu, dinner cooked for you. AND you don’t have to pay tax (in Ohio at least) ;)

          • Springs1

            Samantha Reffert

            “if you are THAT thirsty or THAT hungry that your server taking 3 seconds of your night up to give you a name to address them by, then maybe you
            shouldn’t have taken up your precious time driving there, walking to the building and waiting for the hostess to seat you when you could have stayed home and made yourself a sandwich and NOT be on the (apparent) brink of death. or just simply call your order in as a carry-out. problem solved. no wait for a table, no server wasting precious seconds you could be using to peruse your menu, dinner cooked for you.
            AND you don’t have to pay tax (in Ohio at least) ;)

            If you are THAT INCONSIDERATE of MY TIME *****I******* AM PAYING YOU FOR TO NOT EVEN CONSIDER THAT MY TIME IS BEING WASTED SINCE I PROBABLY WON’T REMEMBER YOUR NAME ANYWAYS 99% of the time, so why don’t you think how CONTROLLING YOU ARE that you have a CONTROL ISSUE!

            *WE* RULE THE SERVICE, NOT OUR SERVERS!

            If the boss makes you fine, but that doesn’t mean the customers will remember it nor do they care in most cases, because they came there to eat and drink, NOT to know your name(unless obviously you know this person).

            I don’t get WHY you think service is all about the server when **************WE************ are *****PAYING****** THE TIP THAT *YOU* WANT, you should be catering to *OUR* PERSONAL WANTS at the table, NOT what *YOU* want to do.

          • Samantha Reffert

            the way you portray yourself in your comments i picture you sitting at a table, your server trying to spit out their name and the specials, and you putting your hand up in their face and telling them you really don’t care you just need a water or you will keel over, meanwhile casting dirty looks in their direction. you are taking up prime real estate in your servers section. anybody else could have sat there and chances are anybody else would have had the common decency to just wait for their server to finish.

            when you go out to eat you pay for the experience. you have someone wait on you hand and foot, cook your meal and clean up after you. if you feel this is an experience not worthy of your money, that’s completely your prerogative but don’t make it your servers problem because it’s NOT their problem. they’re just there to do a job, their boss is the one pulling the puppet strings.

            it’s awfully bold of you to assume that we care one iota about controlling you. controlling you? really? we’re telling you the freakin specials. we care about giving you a yummy meal, a pleasant dining experience, and then turning your table as fast as possible so another waiting hungry tummy can sit there. i don’t know what fantasy land you’re in that your server telling you their name is their own form of vigilante justice, but we really don’t care about seeking revenge on you. we are doing a job to make a paycheck because we have bills just like you. care to learn why i work this job? i mean i already know the answer but i shall tell you anyways. a semi truck drove over the hood of my car and narrowly missed taking off my legs, let alone driving over my body. i work 18 hour days to pay my medical bills because the settlement i got came before the bills came tumbling in so i used it to pay my tuition in full for 7 classes/19 credits. sound fun? because it’s HELL. if you prefer we could NOT do our job, get fired for not giving you the specials, then claim unemployment and jump on the food stamp train so you can pay for us to eat. OR you can let us tell you it’s pizza night. are you that inconsiderate of your server’s time?

            and we DO cater to your wants, after we give you our name and intro spiel which is required by our bosses. ……honestly, this is not an argument that needs to be brought to the servers as there is nothing we can do about it if we care to keep our jobs. if it’s something you are seriously THIS distraught about that it makes you abuse your caps lock and asterisk key, then talk to management about how their 1-2 minute spiel (which in all honesty probably wasn’t even set by them but by a corporate office, depending what type of establishment we’re talking about) is getting in the way of your meal. we’re just doing our jobs. none of us enjoy having to recite the same thing over and over, but we have to in order to collect our measly $3.65/hour.

            and you are right, you DO rule the service.. to an extent. your server is the one DOING the serving so technically they are the ones RULING the service.. as in they have the ability to take all night to bring you a water and get your order but choose not to (and if they do, they really just should not do this job). on the flip-side i see that you as the guest, also play a big part in ruling the service because without you to serve there wouldn’t be work.. until another table comes in to take your would-be place. we love our guests and will treat everyone with respect, but the Golden Rule applies in this scenario as much as it does in any other. and that rule “we reserve the right to refuse service to anyone” is very real, just please be respectful and let your server finish talking, that $3.65 they might lose out on for being fired from their job could be the money they need for diapers. or in my case, an MRI and corrective surgery. an extreme example, yes, but also very real.

          • Springs1

            Samantha

            “when you go out to eat you pay for the experience.
            you have someone wait on you hand and foot, cook your meal and clean up after you. if you feel this is an experience not worthy of your money, that’s completely your prerogative but don’t make it your servers
            problem because it’s NOT their problem. they’re just there to do a job, their boss is the one pulling the puppet strings.”

            Actually, your boss isn’t the person that is tipping you. *WE* RULE you!

            Remember what *YOU* said, *YOUR* WORDS:

            “and you are right, you DO rule the service.. to an extent. your server is the one DOING the serving so technically they are the ones RULING the service.”

            So yeah, *WE* get to rush things if we *CHOOSE* to because as everyone wants, even **********YOU***********, wants what *********THEY*********** WANT FOR **********************************THEIR HARD EARNED MONEY************!!

            This means we get to not have to listen to something we don’t want to. You can’t force us, nor can your boss. STOP BEING SO FUCKING ASS CONTROLLING BITCH! SERIOUSLY, YOU HAVE A CONTROL ISSUE!

            I have never put a hand over their face stupid. That’s just stupid of you to say.

            “chances are anybody else would have had the common decency to just wait for their server to finish.”

            So you tell us this, but then you say:

            “it’s awfully bold of you to assume that we care one iota about controlling you. controlling you? really? we’re telling you the freakin specials. we care about giving you a yummy meal, a pleasant dining experience, and then turning your table as fast as possible so another waiting hungry tummy can sit there.”

            Obviously, it’s all about what *YOU* want as a server to me, so that’s ********************** A HUGE CONTROL ISSUE************ STUPID ASS IGNORANT BITCH!’

            NO DECISIONS SHOULD BE YOURS, NONE! It’s **************************OUR TIP MONEY******************* YOU WANT, SO COMMON SENSE WOULD TELL YOU TO DO AS *************************WE**********************************
            TELL YOU TO DO, NOT *****************YOU************ OR ANYONE ELSE FOR THAT MATTER!

            If we rule the service, then we have a right to SHUT YOU UP and LET US ORDER!

            You say you want to:

            “then turning your table as fast as possible so another waiting hungry tummy can sit there.”

            HOW THE HELL IS THAT POSSIBLE IF YOU ARE TELLING US THINGS WE AREN’T INTERESTED IN BY ****************WASTING VALUABLE TIME************, HUH?

            YOU ARE A STUPID IDIOT! If you want us out faster, why don’t you SHUT THE FUCK UP AND TAKE OUR DAMN ORDERS? I mean, seriously, STFU!! Walk up say something and if we respond with “I would like a coke and my husband would say what he wants.” We don’t need to hear the specials in most cases, because we know what we want. Not everyone wants to hear specials and most of the time, those specials are much more expensive than anything on the menu.

            When I go to a restaurant, I have ******************NEVER************ ordered a special. I already know or have one or two dishes already picked out, because either I have gone there before OR if it’s a new restaurant, I read about it online so that way I don’t have to wait to figure out what I want.

            WHY should someone have to get their *TIME* WASTED on something they don’t want to spend it on in terms of paying for their service, huh?

            You are trying to CONTROL OUR TIP MONEY! STFU and LET **************US************ ORDER like the money tells you it’s supposed to be that if you want us out faster, DUH, you have to let us ORDER FASTER YOU STUPID IGNORANT IDIOT! Obviously, if you don’t, it’s going to take longer and it will be *******YOUR FAULT**********, NOT ANYONE ELSE’S!

            It *IS* CONTROLLING! WHO THE FUCK ARE YOU TO TELL SOMEONE WHAT THEY WANT IN THEIR SERVICE FOR ******************THEIR**************** MONEY? That *IS* what you are doing, FORCING PEOPLE TO DO AS (*YOU*) want instead of what (*THEY*) want for their money.

            IT’S OUR MONEY you want, you are at *OUR MERCY* as to if and how much you get to SHUT YOUR MOUTH AND TAKE OUR ORDERS!

            “when you go out to eat you pay for the experience. you have someone wait on you hand and foot, cook your meal and clean up after you. if you feel this is an experience not worthy of your money”

            WHERE did I say we didn’t tip? We tip at times 25%-30% and upwards for wonderful service.

            You actually aren’t getting someone to wait on you hand and foot at times when the service has been bad. It’s not all the time like that.

            You don’t seem to realize you are trying to tell us what to do when that’s NOT the way service goes. It’s not like we want your tip, you want *****OURS******* IDIOT! So DUH, VOLUNTARY money I would want, I know I’d be at the mercy of the person I am serving to do things ******************THEIR****************** WAY so I can get more stupid ass. Doing it my way will not make them happy, why do that to them, huh?

            YOU ARE VERY CONTROLLING!

            It’s NOT ABOUT YOU, it’s about what *WE* want as the customer, because you want OUR MONEY, NOT the other way around.

            I bet you decide other things in the customer’s service too that’s not your decision like getting the check without asking first or bringing glasses of water without asking or bringing ketchup if there is none on the table without asking or bringing refills of drinks or bread without asking. If you do *ANY* of those things, you are controlling someone else’s money without their consent and then on top of that, if you guess wrong, you are even more controlling them to waste time doing these things for nothing.

            The service is *NOT* about our servers. I don’t understand WHY you think it is?

            “OR you can let us tell you it’s pizza night.”

            But it’s not your money, so you get ZERO DECISION MAKING ABILITIES in this.

            WHY should I have to let you? You want my money remember, NOT the other way around.

            “are you that inconsiderate of your server’s time?”

            It’s not about you STUPID ASS! We don’t have to be considerate of your time when you weren’t considerate of ours. You aren’t being considerate of our tip money by delaying us from placing our orders.

            I am considerate such as if I am not ready to order, I say so. I don’t make my server stand there while I make a decision. I am considerate when I tell my server all my condiments I need with my meal when I place my order.

            YOU AREN’T being considerate of our time though. You are purposely delaying us from getting our drinks and food. WHY do that? WHY FORCE US TO LISTEN TO SHIT WE AREN’T INTERESTED IN?

            “and we DO cater to your wants, after we give you our name and intro spiel which is required by our bosses.”

            But your boss isn’t *****************PAYING FOR THEIR TIME THERE***************, so he or she doesn’t get a say so in what *WE* want for *OUR TIP MONEY*!

            Your boss doesn’t dictate what I have to listen to from my server. I say what I want or don’t want for my tip money. NO boss or YOU can force us to listen to shit we aren’t interested in.

            Once at a local chain restaurant we have here, we were ready to order when greeted, our waitress was nice and CONSIDERATE enough to say “I won’t tell you the specials” or something like that. She didn’t make us sit through shit we weren’t interested in. THAT was SOOOO CONSIDERATE of our time. I mean if customers tell you they are ready to order, DUH, they don’t want to hear specials. It’s just like the annoying servers that will say “No dessert” when you tell them you want your check before they offer dessert. DUH, if I said I wanted the check, DUH, I have ALREADY ANSWERED THE QUESTION. That’s annoying and being inconsiderate. It’s a STUPID ASS QUESTION. It would have been stupid if our waitress would have told us the specials after telling her we were ready to order. What a waste of time that would have been for both of us. Especially for people that are on a work lunch break, so if they only have an hour, plus and travel time, that cost A LOT of TIME that other servers are inputting orders ahead of ours the more time they waste telling us things we aren’t interested in.

            “and let your server finish talking,”

            This is the thing though, we ************************DON’T HAVE TO BE FORCED, that’s right ********FORCED*********** TO DO THIS! WHY CAN’T YOU GET THIS THROUGH YOU STUPID CONTROLLING SKULL, HUH?

            WE DON’T HAVE TO! BE CONSIDERATE OF OUR TIME! Your boss isn’t paying you 99.9% of your wages, *WE* are, so STFU and do what ***********WE********* TELL YOU TO DO!

            If we don’t interrupt you, then *WE* wait longer for our food and drinks. WHY do that to ourselves?

            Talking about the rest of the stupid shit you said has **************************ABSOLUTELY NOTHING**************** to do with this. WHY mention “{PERSONAL}” problems into this? I could care less just as you could care less about any personal problems I have had.

            This isn’t a charity or a social event. It’s *YOU* doing as *WE* tell you to do.

            You want socializing, be a bartender, NOT a server!

            As far as your stupid shit about diapers, that’s a *CHOICE* to have a kid. Don’t blame me because you opened your legs STUPID BITCH!

            If you need surgery, that’s a personal issue. This is NOT about YOU! IT’S BUSINESS, NOT a PERSONAL ISSUE OR ISSUES!

            You sure don’t care about if someone is laid off, do you? So WHY THE HELL SHOULD WE CARE ABOUT YOU THAT WAY, HUH?

            This isn’t a charity. This is *YOU* doing what *WE* want for *OUR* money that *YOU* obviously want. You are at the mercy of the customer as to how much they are going to give you. Talking about this personal shit makes NO SENSE WHAT-SO-EVER to what we are talking about here.

            You are talking about being considerate, which all I see is a ************SELFISH BITCH***************** WHINING ABOUT HER PERSONAL ISSUES rather than just doing the job she is being told to do.

            Service is NOT about the servers, it’s about the customers. *WE* are paying, NOT YOU!

            If you were paying us, *THEN* you can rule the service or if the manager was paying us, then he or she can rule the service, but that’s not how things go, is it?

            OUR MONEY RULES THE SHOW, NOT YOU!!

            What is so hard to understand that it’s about being considerate of our time that we are paying for? You aren’t helping us get out faster by telling us things we aren’t interested in, are you?

            You obviously don’t skip meals like I do to not get fat so I can also be hungry when I go out to eat. When *YOU* eat the day before less than 500 calories, then tell me the next day how *YOU* feel when your server is telling you the specials you could care less about. I am not going to go to a restaurant to waste money if I am not hungry for the food.

          • Samantha Reffert

            first, i am a bartender.. i served tables in the past. and of course if somebody tells me they already know what they want i wouldn’t waste your time along with mine in telling you the specials but if you just sit down and are studying the menu deciding what you want then ill just mention it.. you can listen as you read, i don’t expect eye contact. or just pretend to listen, it’s whatever to me.

            second, you degrade the strength of your argument, which was pretty bleak to begin with, by attempting to insult with things like “stupid bitch”, “selfish bitch”, all that nonsense about opening your legs (i don’t have kids by the way it was an example).. et cetera. i didn’t call you names, you could offer the same respect.. you know since you’re so considerate.

          • joe

            There is no point. I feel like we are fighting a women who has no one in her life. The only social interaction she gets is when she goes out to eat by herself, and that’s probably why she is so angry, because the servers don’t want to chitchat with her bitch ass.

          • joe

            It is not the restaurant or servers fault you are a fucking idiot. Eat something stupid ass.

          • Danielle

            Servers are required to introduce themselves in most restaurants. If you have so many problems with things that servers are REQUIRED to do by their bosses, why not talk to the bosses before acting like a complete asshole. Yeah some servers are lazy and some can be rude. But most of them don’t start off that way for no reason. If you want to be able to walk into a restaurant and sit down within 10 seconds MAKE A RESERVATION. You can’t get a table if none are available!!! You are NOT the nice person you say you are if you sit here and call people stupid bitches and idiots and morons! And fyi ********THIS****** MAKES *******YOU****** LOOK LIKE AN IDIOT.

          • Alysonland

            You really should not be a waiter or in any kind of service job. If you worked in my restaurant I would fire you immediately.

      • server007

        clearly you have never been a server it’s not my pleasure to introduce myself to your lame ass but management forces us to say our name. You never know when there will be some idiot yelping away about you or a secret shopper

      • Fifi

        If you want to start your order and not be delayed, then take your ass to Wendy’s.

        • Springs1

          Fifi
          “If you want to start your order and not be delayed, then take your ass to Wendy’s.”

          If you want my money, then you shall do as *I* TELL YOU TO DO IDIOT!

          I mean you want someone else’s money, but you don’t want to please them by being ***CONSIDERATE**** of their HUNGER AND THIRST AS WELL AS THEIR TIME, does that make ********ANY******** SENSE, HUH?

          You are at the customer’s mercy if you want their money. Don’t you get that or what?

          You aren’t paying MY TIP, so BRING YOUR ASS TO WENDY’S TO WORK THERE IF YOU DON’T WANT TO SATISFY THE *******CUSTOMER******* AND ARE JUST INTERESTED IN SATISFYING YOURSELF!! The service isn’t about you, it’s about the **********CUSTOMER**********, hence the name “CUSTOMER SERVICE”, NOT “SERVER SERVICE” IDIOT!

          You don’t understand that service isn’t to please the server, it’s to please the customer. You are there to do as *WE* want, NOT what *YOU* want. WHY ARE DO YOU HAVE ISSUES WITH *******CONTROLLING SOMEONE ELSE’S MONEY**********, HUH?

          WHO ARE YOU TO TELL ME HOW TO SPEND MY TIP MONEY, HUH? WHO THE FUCK ARE YOU?

        • Springs1

          Fifi

          Another thing, once we went to Applebee’s on Mardi Gras day a number of years ago. We waited 15 minutes for a table already and I think I didn’t eat anything that day at all and this was around 5:p.m. or so. Our waiter greeted us the normal greeting, but added some crap. He asked “How’s y’all’s Mardi Gras, Go to any Parades?” Now, any **********CONSIDERATE************** person would think about our hungry and thirst as well as people after us that are waiting for a table as well as his other customers instead of bullshitting with the customers when they don’t even know their server yet. Also, servers want to blame the kitchen staff for the delays in their food, well you can’t blame the kitchen staff for shit like that. First off, we don’t go to parades and did that back when we were young, not ever since we were together. Secondly, how would this waiter feel if *WE* did that to him when he waits for a table and didn’t eat for a whole day? Would he like it? I sure bet her wouldn’t have.

          BOTH of us wanted to just tell him “Can we please order we are really thirsty and hungry”, but decided to answer to not make waves and just said “No we don’t go to parades.” The thing is, the next time a server we don’t know does something like that, I will ask them nicely “Can we please order, we are really hungry and thirsty.” The main thing as to why people wait for a table a long time to get
          seated and food is because servers want to waste time like that instead
          of just doing their job by letting the customer ORDER. It’s not about *HIM* as the server. He ended up getting stiffed, but it wasn’t because of that. What happened was at the end of the service our bill was around $36 and something cents. He took the check and credit card like usual, but then gave back for some weird reason, just the credit card receipt and left really quickly. So we notice right away the credit card receipt had $47 and something cents billed to it. So I go up to him at another table because he made a HUGE ERROR and I am not going to be punished with my time for his mistake if it was really one, which I think he did it on purpose because to get a higher tip and maybe charge a friend’s table a lower check amount possible for the friend and higher tip, but also possibly maybe because we didn’t go to parades, I don’t know. I do know it’s suspicious that he purposely decided not to give our check back because normally you do get that back when you pay because that’s your receipt that you paid. This to me, was done on purpose so we wouldn’t notice the amount that was charged didn’t match our check. Anyway, so instead of doing like any decent human being would, which this is what I would have done that he should have stopped what he was doing at the table he was at and told them “I’m so sorry that I overcharged this lady’s bill, I’ll be right back.” Instead what happened was I had gone up to him and told him “This is wrong” as I am holding the credit card receipt and he did NOTHING, said NOT EVEN A SORRY. So he in a sense makes me have to get a manager if I want to leave anytime soon, so I go get the manager. The manager tells me that he rung up the wrong table on my credit card. As the manager is reringing the correct amount on our credit card, our waiter comes around and STILL FUCKING DOESN’T SAY HE’S SORRY for an almost $11 overcharge and it’s not like we were mean or anything about it. He sure didn’t want to save his tip any by apologizing, did he? So as the manager was reringing it up, the manager asked what we had ordered. VERBATIM from memory he told the manager. I truly think since he didn’t ONCE say he was sorry, it was done on PURPOSE. I told the manager that, but of course the manager doesn’t believe me that servers can STEAL. But anyway, we left NOTHING! WHY? Because of the way he handled it. As I said before, if that was me as the waitress, I would have PROFUSELY apologized and asked the manager to comp at least a coke for the customer’s inconvenience and I would have interrupted the table I was at to fix the issue since it was still that person’s turn since *I* would have messed up.

          Normally 98% of the times, we don’t have such horrible service that we stiff, but I honestly think he was INTENTIONALLY trying to steal. He would have gotten at least $2 more from us from the higher check if the tip would have been based on 20%. He also as I said could have wanted to give a friend some meal cheaper. For him to not give us back the itemized check back, to ignore me as I told him about the issue, and not apologize shows he was trying to steal. But we got him back by stiffing his ass.

          For him to not even ONCE say he was sorry when we was there when the manager was reringing my credit card up on the correct table, to me tells me he did it on PURPOSE, NOT no accident. An accident is you apologize from one human being to another, whether you get a tip or not, you should apologize out of common decency if a worker did this at Wendy’s even to overcharge someone, especially for such a large amount like that should have gotten a COMP of at least a soft drink off the bill and should have accompanied any apology from the WAITER.

          So rethink before you say I am such a not nice person, because I am. I would be a LOT NICER about issues like this if I would have done something like that. I would have interrupted my table I was at because it was still that customer’s turn since I would have messed up. I would NEVER make a customer feel they have to get a manager. That isn’t our job as a customer. THEY should fix their OWN MISTAKES, which it wasn’t a mistake, it was intentional, no doubt in my mind. We weren’t ever mean to him or anything or rude or anything. I am not sure WHY he did this other than he was money hungry and wanted to steal. To me it was just really odd that when he rung up the credit card receipt and gave it REALLY FAST without our check and walked off so quickly that we couldn’t get him before he went to that other table. He did it on PURPOSE!

          You think I am a not nice person, think again. I am a VERY NICE and CONSIDERATE PERSON! I would have bended over backwards to apologize for the customer just from one human being to another tip or no tip would not be my concern, because I would have just felt bad about overcharging someone that much and making them wait longer to leave. He wasn’t concerned about our time at all that he didn’t stop what he was doing at the table he was at. He I think was getting some drink orders possibly or something, I don’t know, but that was rude of him to not immediately stop what he was doing since it was still OUR TURN because this was delaying us from leaving. It’s different if let’s say my food order is wrong, I’ll wait until my server comes back, but if I am ready to leave, I am sure not going to be held hostage being punished with my time to stay another moment longer, because that WILL affect the tip as to how long they are making us stay to fix the mistake. All of that took probably around 5 minutes or so by the time I told him and then by the time the manager came around, then returned the money, then had to rering up the correct thing. The manager didn’t even comp anything for our time that we were inconvenienced. I don’t remember if the manager apologized, but I really don’t think he did or if he did as I said before, he didn’t believe me when I said I thought the waiter did it on purpose. I am for 100% CERTAIN he did it on purpose, because he would have at least ONCE apologized and he would have stopped immediately to take care of this issue rather than doing what he did. He also didn’t give us back the check and then walked off so quickly on purpose so we wouldn’t realize the wrong amount was billed to our credit card before the tip. I hope that if he did this again that they arrested this waiter for being a THIEF! This was VERY WRONG what he did.

          So remember when you want to say I am not nice, I am VERY NICE and would have been SUCH A NICER SERVER about it. Also to think that he VERBATIM knew what we had ordered when he was there when the manager was reringing our table’s order back up says a lot. I just was floored when he didn’t stop what he was doing so we could leave. I mean what kind of person holds you hostage when you have an overcharge, especially a LARGE one like around $11 worth? As I said, I don’t interrupt servers at a table if I have a problem if I am in the service, but this was after we had paid and wanted to leave, so waiting for him to come back is punishing our time and it’s affecting any tip he would have gotten. Also, it’s not my job to get a manager to fix it, that’s his job. He wants the tip, not us. Plus, he wouldn’t have had *ANY* reason to come back since the service was paid for already. Also, you may say instead of involving him, get a manager, but as I said before, NOT OUR FUCKING JOB to get *HIS* mistake fixed. He wants a tip, *HE* should get the issue fixed and being that we weren’t going to be asked if we needed anything anymore for a while at least, I wasn’t going to just sit there.

          Anyway, just saying that you think I am not a nice person, that waiter was a COMPLETE ASSHOLE FROM THE VERY START by not considering our hunger and thirst time and then not even considering when were were leaving and we ANSWERED his question about if we went to parades. We shouldn’t be obligated to have to answer that if he wanted our money, he should have tried to please *US*, NOT HIMSELF! BOTH of us(me and my husband) agreed about what he did wasn’t right. I mean we waited 15 minutes already for a table. No wonder WHY we waited 15 minutes for a table, because it could have been 10 or 5 minutes if he wouldn’t delay each table he’s at that they can’t order their food right away if the want to. He was a VERY INCONSIDERATE human being. I couldn’t imagine not apologizing if I overcharged someone, especially THAT MUCH MONEY. I couldn’t fathom being that cruel.

          • joe

            Why the fuck is it the servers fault that you are fucking stupid and didn’t eat. That’s why you are such a grouchy asshole.

          • Mrs.Anderson

            You may have had some bad experiences. Honestly I feel like you are the bad luck Brian of eating out. But if you are a server yourself, you should understand the “experience” that management wants you to provide. If someone tries to strike up a conversation it is because they are trying to make your evening a bit more personal and not sound like a drone. Not because you may be a tad high maintenance does not make the server at fault. Gain some compassion and maturity and relax. If you choose not to eat that is hardly my fault. I do not have premonitions, although I’m sure any server who has the displeasure of serving your irate and immature self wishes they did so they could hand you off to the next person. Honestly, listen to yourself. People on this blog are trying to hold an adult conversation with you to discuss your issues and try to gain your point and like a child all you do is utilize your caps lock option and curse. Maybe one day you will figure out that the world is a big place and you, my dear. are a very little part of it. Perhaps the reason someone didn’t say “sorry” when they forgot your disgusting amount of mayonnaise you ordered is because they wanted to move quickly to get it. Maybe you are not their only table. Maybe you are just too difficult to please. But as the old adage goes, when every thing seems to be going wrong in the world around you, perhaps the problem is you, not the world. Get over yourself and grow up young lady and show some class.

          • Springs1

            “Perhaps the reason someone didn’t say “sorry” when they forgot your disgusting amount of mayonnaise you ordered is because they wanted to move quickly to get it. Maybe you are not their only table.”

            They can easily say it as they are putting down the item on my table when they bring the item to the table MORON! Are you that stupid that it would take more time? It doesn’t take ONE SECOND MORE. You can say and put something down at the *********SAME EXACT SECOND OF TIME********* and you know it.

            What you are saying is BS! They can at least say they are sorry when they get back with the item. They can also say it after I mention the problem if they want forgiveness. How can you expect *ANY* type of forgiveness without ONE apology, huh? I don’t forgive people that are mean assholes.

            Where did being *NICE* go? I mean if you want someone’s money, DUH, you apologize. Heck even on the street if I bump into someone I say I am sorry for NO tip even, WHY when the person wants a tip that you DON’T have to LEGALLY give them, they don’t say they are sorry when they mess up, huh?

            “you should understand the “experience” that management wants you to provide.”

            The manager isn’t **PAYING** the tip, so they have ZERO SAY SO in the service.

            ” If someone tries to strike up a conversation it is because they are trying to make your evening a bit more personal and not sound like a drone. ”

            They should be doing it *AFTER* your orders are into the computer to be ******CONSIDERATE******* of the customer’s thirst, hunger, and time MORON!

            ” Not because you may be a tad high maintenance does not make the server at fault.”

            What does that have to do with anything?

            ” If you choose not to eat that is hardly my fault.”

            No, but you should act like the person has waited all day to eat. Especially if they had an hour or more wait for a table. It’s called being *CONSIDERATE*. I bet you are the person I see that is in the grocery store line not having your money out already before you get to the line, huh? You seem that inconsiderate type. When I go to a line in a store, I have my credit card or money out BEFORE I get into the line. It’s called human decency being considerate of other people’s time.

            ” Maybe you are just too difficult to please. ”

            NO, my tips say I have been pleased MANY of times before 25%-30% and upwards.

            “perhaps the problem is you, not the world. ”

            Then if it was only me, then WHY are people interrupting the server’s greeting all over the place I see blogs, forums, etc. stating this same issue that when the server greets the customer instead of letting them fully greet, they just order their drinks? I mean if it was “just me” then you may have something, but it’s not, it’s a WHOLE LOT OF PEOPLE OUT THERE because WHY are there SOOO MANY DAMN COMPLAINTS ABOUT IT, HUH? Most people agree with me, that’s why IDIOT!

      • http://www.facebook.com/lromein Lauren Nabi

        Springs1 the sight of your psychotic ramblings on ever single restaurant article on the internet seriously makes me want to jump into traffic. You need medication sweety.

        • Springs1

          Lauren Nabi

          “the sight of your psychotic ramblings on ever single restaurant article on the internet seriously makes me want to jump into traffic.”

          If you don’t like it, DON’T READ IT STUPID ASS IDIOT! Seriously, you are dumb!

          NOTHING of what I said is psychotic and you know it.

          “You need medication sweety.”

          NO, YOU DO! Because I have FEELINGS, that I need medication, WTF???? SERIOUSLY, YOU NEED SOME! You are obviously made of stone!

          • joe

            How old are you, because this is like a 12 yr old girls rant. “seriously you are dumb”
            “STUPID ASS IDIOT”
            Come up with something better.

      • Britt9310

        Please never go out to eat at a restaurant ever again. You are a sad excuse for a human being. If you don’t like the way restaurants are run, then cook the food yourself. I honestly cannot comprehend how one person can be so rude and inconsiderate. Servers are doing their job because they care about their guests and the experience that they have at a restaurant. You have no right to judge a server and say that they are the ones that don’t care or the ones that mess everything up, which you put in another comment. There are some servers that don’t care, but most of them do, including me. I hope to god I never have you or any thing like you as a guest as long as I’m a server. All my guests appreciate me telling them my name upfront, that way they know how to address me if they ever need anything. Clearly you are the only person wrong here since everyone on here is against you. I would feel stupid if I were you. I just don’t understand why you even go out to eat if you hate it so much. I understand that it’s your money and you’re the paying customer, but there’s such a thing as respect and that should hold higher than the value of money.

        • Springs1

          Britt9310

          “If you don’t like the way restaurants are run, then cook the food yourself.”

          It has NOTHING to do with restaurants, it has to do with getting what *I* want for *MY* money. It’s not the way “restaurants” are ran, it’s the way the *SERVER* doesn’t do what *I* want them to do for *MY TIP MONEY* they want.

          “I honestly cannot comprehend how one person can be so rude and inconsiderate.”

          How is it rude to get what *YOU* want for *YOUR* money, huh?

          “Inconsiderate” is what ***********THE SERVER********* IS DOING DELAYING THE CUSTOMER TELLING THEM THEIR ORDER! HOW THE HELL CAN YOU SAY “I” am inconsiderate when *****************YOU************ ARE being inconsiderate of our HUNGER, TIME, FEELINGS, and THIRST, HUH?

          “Servers are doing their job because they care about their guests and the experience that they have at a restaurant.”

          If they cared about their guests and their experience, they wouldn’t **************PURPOSELY*********** DELAY************ THEIR ORDERING PROCESS, WOULD THEY?

          What an INCONSIDERATE HUMAN BEING YOU ARE!

          Restaurant service is NOT about what my server wants it’s about what the ***********CUSTOMER************* WANTS YOU CONTROL FREAK YOU!

          ” You have no right to judge a server and say that they are the ones that don’t care or the ones that mess everything up, which you put in another comment.”

          I have EVERY RIGHT TO JUDGE since I am ***********HOLDING THE MONEY YOU WANT STUPID IDIOT********** as to what tipping IS, a JUDGE that JUDGES YOUR SERVICE STUPID ASS, IGNORANT IDIOT!

          That’s what tipping is. Some “JUDGES” your performance and tips according to the service STUPID!

          That’s why it’s an OPTIONAL thing in most cases.

          “There are some servers that don’t care, but most of them do, including me.”

          Then answer these questions to prove it:

          1. Do you compare the menu prices to the check prices BEFORE you hand your customer their check? I bet you don’t, do you? We have had a LOT of wrong prices over the years from servers that don’t “CARE” about our money, but they sure want our money. Remember, legally the price on the menu is the advertised price, NOT what is in the computer and if it doesn’t match, that’s on the *LAST PERSON* which is my server in nearly all cases to have noticed this *BEFORE* they gave us the check and gotten it fixed from their manager BEFORE we are given our check.

          2. Do you write down *EVERY* request asked for and then go back to the list to reread it? If you don’t, that proves you don’t care.

          3. Do you bring out non-bar drinks before bar drinks for a table? If you don’t, you don’t care about the non-alcohol drinkers thirst.

          4. Do you offer more things to do like a soft drink to-go or more bread or box up the food? If you don’t, you are lazy and don’t care.

          5. Do you make sure the food is correct for what you can notice without touching the food with the written order or ticket/computer screen order? If you don’t, you don’t care.

          6. If the customer says they are ready to order at the greeting, do you purposely waste their time pissing them off telling them all the specials or do you trust them they know what they want? If you waste their time, you the FUCK SURE DON’T CARE!

          7. Do you check the bar drinks you deliver for any errors like missing salt on a margarita glass, etc.? If you don’t, you don’t care.

          Get what I am saying? I bet you don’t do the things I have said, do you?

          “but there’s such a thing as respect”

          But you aren’t respecting ************OUR HUNGER, THIRST, TIME, AND FEELINGS******************** when you want **************OUR MONEY************ CALLED A TIP!

          STOP BEING SUCH A CONTROL FREAK! LET US ORDER! You are only hurting yourself by delaying getting the orders. The faster we are out of there is the faster you can get another table to tip you. It makes the most sense if the customers just want to order, LET THEM! It’s better for everyone, the restaurant to make more sales by getting the next set of people sat faster, the server to get more tips by getting the next table sat faster, and it gets the customer to get their service faster(food, drinks, etc.).

          “All my guests appreciate me telling them my name upfront, that way they know how to address me if they ever need anything.”

          99.9% of the time I don’t remember the server’s name. Most people are bad with names. I remember before I even had any alcohol ever but one sip of beer or two in my lifetime even, I had to ask 3 times this girls name when I first starting going to college. Most people don’t have good short term memories, especially with names. I don’t remember things like that once someone says it. Like if I were a server, I’d literally have to write down EVERY SINGLE request. There’s NO WAY I could remember most things without writing them down and then rereading the list.

          So NO, most customers you know don’t remember, much less appreciate you wasting their time. Just GET OUR ORDERS! WHY do you think so many blogs are out there about “Don’t answer with diet coke when we ask how you are doing” for example? Because people are going there to eat, drink, and be with people they are with. They aren’t going there for their time to be wasted.

          YOU are the person that is inconsiderate. You don’t understand that the LONGER you wait to get our orders, the LONGER you are PURPOSELY DELAYING us from getting our food and drinks. Then you say that we are not respecting you. It’s not about our servers, it’s about US since you want OUR MONEY, you are at OUR MERCY as to what to do. You do as *WE* tell you to do. You don’t get to command or tell us what’s next, *WE* get to do that STUPID ASS CONTROL FREAK! You have an ISSUE WITH CONTROL. I bet you give the check without knowing if it’s wanted or refills without knowing it’s wanted or water without knowing if it’s wanted, huh? If you do, you have CONTROL ISSUES BIG TIME! Restaurant service isn’t about our servers, it’s about CUSTOMERS(WHAT THEY WANT), NOT WHAT ***********YOU***************SERVERS WANT STUPID ASS!

          YOU SERVERS ARE AT THE MERCY OF THE CUSTOMER IF YOU WANT THEIR MONEY TO DO WHAT*****************THEY******************** WANT!

          STOP CONTROLLING OUR TIP MONEY IF YOU WANT OUR MONEY!

          Let us do the deciding!

      • Britt9310

        Also, it takes literally 30 seconds to say what my name is. And then I go into taking the drink order and running the drinks out. If that’s not good enough for you then please kill yourself.

        • Springs1

          Britt9310

          “Also, it takes literally 30 seconds to say what my name is. And then I go into taking the drink order and running the drinks out. If that’s not good enough for you then please kill yourself.”

          But that’s INCONSIDERATE AND TIME YOU ARE TAKING UP THAT WE DON’T WANT NOR CARE ABOUT STUPID ASS!

          YOU REALLY HAVE *****************HUGE CONTROL ISSUES****************** that you think you should rule our tip money.

          If you want to pay our tip, GO AHEAD do as you please, but since you want our money, don’t you think you should do as *WE* want to get it STUPID ASS?

          Pleasing the customer, NOT YOURSELF is the goal of a tip STUPID ASS!

          YOU ARE SO INCONSIDERATE OF THE CUSTOMER’S TIME, HUNGER, THIRST, AND FEELINGS!

          WHY should we have to endure things that delay our food and drinks, huh?

          It’s not fair and then you want our money, WTF???

          If you want control, *YOU* pay the tip, GOT IT CONTROL FREAK BITCH?

      • Deez

        Your probably a 10% tipper(if that) and a bitch to go along with it. The server is not trying to delay you, if anything they probably want YOU out of there as quick as possible because you act like a whiny bitch. Server have steps of service they have to go through and if they don’t could face consequences and then will not be able to serve wonderful people like you. So no its not they are torturing you, its because they want to keep their job. So next time if you dont want all that get fast food and GO HOME!!!!!

      • Deez

        Your probably a 10% tipper(if that) and a bitch to go along with it. The server is not trying to delay you, if anything they probably want YOU out of there as quick as possible because you act like a whiny bitch. Server have steps of service they have to go through and if they don’t could face consequences and then will not be able to serve wonderful people like you. So no its not they are torturing you, its because they want to keep their job. So next time if you dont want all that get fast food and GO HOME!!!!!

        • Springs1

          Deez “Your probably a 10% tipper(if that)”

          No, how about a 25%-30% and UPWARDS TIPPER for WONDERFUL SERVICE, huh? My husband and I tip anywhere from zero to at times 30% and above even.

          It all depends on the service. I am not sure WHERE you get I don’t tip well from for good service, huh?

          “and a bitch to go along with it.”

          Calling me a bitch when you don’t even know me shows how much of a bitch *YOU* are!

          “The server is not trying to delay you,”

          When they ask you how you are doing or if you have been there before, THEY ARE! They sure don’t need to know those things, they don’t.

          ” So next time if you dont want all that get fast food and GO HOME!!!!!”

          No, I will continue to eat out. I have every right to get what *I* want for *MY* money, that’s right, MY MONEY is paying the tip.

          • joe

            How do you know they don’t want to know how you are doing? Some people out there care about other people in the world I know that is hard for you to understand because you don’t give a shit about other peoples lives.

      • coakes48

        If your so concerned about your money and you think, “oh he told me his name so he must be out to get my money,” than stay the f home.

      • pplsuck

        most chain restaurants REQUIRE such greetings. the server doesn’t have a choice. if they don’t comply, they get in trouble. i am a server and i HATE giving my name to strangers. like i need some creeper knowing anything about me. where i work, they even want us to try and get your name out of you….do you know how terrible i think that is?? personally, i don’t do any of it because i think it is a waste of time, and creepy. but remember, you shouldn’t be punishing people for doing their jobs the way they’re supposed to according to their company. they’re just trying to do their job.

      • S

        How much of YOUR time does it really take for a server to introduce themselves out of common courtesy?

        • Springs1

          How is that common courtesy to waste my time, huh?

          • URWhatUBeat

            Will you save some african children, already ?

          • joe

            Really you think 10 seconds of your time is so valuable. You are just to full of yourself. With as much as you go out I am thinking how do you do it?

      • Nathan McClain

        Sorry Springs1, I am a server and we are required to say ” hello our name is ___, and I will be your server this evening”. So before you go ape shit remember there are rules we have to go buy, for example not yelling at dumbass, rude customers.

      • joe

        Because he gave you his name? yeah that whole thirty seconds where he wanted to be a human being, not some dog who does everything for you really ruined your trip. Yeah you may be paying in the resturant but that doesn’t employees should be treated like shit. Obviously you have never worked in the food industry.

      • Stephanie Crowe

        You have an option to leave the restaurant if you don’t want to wait .usually the hostess let’s you know right away if there’s a wait and how long .
        It’s your choice to leave and go somewhere else
        Or stay and bitch about it .

      • Deidra

        By the way, a lot of the servers that you are bitching about making you wait another 2 seconds to get your drink likely have not eaten that if they’ve doubled. And they probably haven’t had any water either. Oh yea, and they also haven’t sat down in 8 hours and are failing classes because managers don’t always care about school and are exhausted because they’ve done this days in a row and are STILL not covering all of their bills.

      • Brittany

        How in the world are they delaying you of anything…it’s not like the food is never going to come…as a server myself it is our job to introduce ourselves…I’ve had people before write me note saying “introduce yourself”…some customers (the non rude ones) like when they personal with the server…if you are such in a big hurry go to McDonald’s…otherwise stop complaining about how we do our job…we don’t go to your place of businesses and tell you how we hate how you do you job!!

        • Springs1

          Brittany

          “How in the world are they delaying you of anything”

          COMMON SENSE, EVERY SECOND THE ORDERS AREN’T IN THE COMPUTER, THE LONGER I WAIT, DUHH! ARE YOU THAT STUPID OR WHAT? So the longer you take to get my order, the LONGER I WAIT IDIOT! YOU ARE STUPID that someone actually has to ****EXPLAIN** this to you. WHAT A STUPID IDIOT YOU ARE!

          “we don’t go to your place of businesses and tell you how we hate how you do you job!!”

          Because you aren’t tipping me, so that’s why you have no control STUPID, BUT *WE* DO!

      • Yami

        You need not to go to a restaurant that forces its waiters to introduce themselves OR complain to that restaurant that I do not force your waiters to introduce themselves.
        Both ways, not waiters problem.

    • tpc107

      Thank you! I am a server and when I read that it is “annoying” when your server gives their name I thought that was completely ridiculous!

      • D

        no kidding, and not only that but at MOST of the jobs i was a server at, it was a requirement. if my manager walked by and heard me not inroduce myself by name, i got in trouble for it. so sorry if it is soooo “annoying” but im not going to get a talking to every night just because you dont want me to be in a good mood while im working. its server not servant.

    • nick

      This is probably the most idiodic article I have ever read. If you’ve never been a server at any restaurant you should be banned from eating out. The author of this is the biggest douche in the world.

  • Lauren

    1. INTRODUCE THEMSELVES BY NAME

    Their text: “Hi, my name’s Glenn and I’ll be your server tonight!” Does anything induce more eye rolls at the table than this sort of chipper opening gambit? We’re going to be in each others’ company for at most a few hours, and preferably about 30 minutes if the meal goes according to plan. This sort of feigned intimacy is just annoying, and always feels a little like a ploy to actually say, “Remember that I am a human being with a name and a family…so don’t stiff me on the tip, you dick!”

    Am I the only person who thinks telling someone your name is in no way a negative? Seriously, who was the genius who wrote this opening because you, sir, are an ass hat. Let’s go over the practical reasons for telling your table your name:

    1. If you fail to provide your name to your table on a shop you automatically fail and get reamed out by your boss for forgetting something so simple.
    2. Not telling your name to the table will cause them to pull over random servers and say, “Hey can you get my waiter? I want to change something on my order and I don’t see him.”. The server will almost always reply with, “Sure, who is your server?” at which point you have a panic attack because the only thing you know is that he is tall with brown hair.

    PS – the reason we tell you our name is for you, dumb ass. Plus, you don’t care about the fact that we’re humans and have families…you tip like shit anyway, so blow me. And there is no instance in the history of man where a table has HOPED to be there no longer than thirty minutes “if everything goes according to plan” and a “few” hours means at least three so make up your fucking mind because my service isn’t that terrible – your ass is just lazy and taking up space.

    2. TOUCH YOU AND THINK IT’S FRIENDLY

    Their text: I don’t need a shoulder rub while you recite the specials, or a playful tap on the arm to show that we’re hitting it off. It’s already distressing enough that you are touching the plate that I’m going to eat off of—let’s not allow the intimacy to get out of control!

    Umm, I’m not sure what kind of restaurants you’ve been frequenting but unless there’s a pole in the middle of your table, no one should be touching you. I have never, nor will I ever, provide a customer with a shoulder rub – seriously, not that kind of Asian. Additionally, if it’s “distressing” that I’m going to be touching the plate – maybe you should have stayed the fuck home so you can be anal somewhere else!

    3. SAY EVERYTHING THAT YOU INQUIRE ABOUT ON THE MENU IS “REALLY AMAZING”

    Their text: Listen here, homie: You should be an enthusiastic booster of the restaurant, sure, but you are not the chef’s personal hype man. Put down the imaginary Flavor Flav clock and chill. We’re already at the restaurant, so presumably we came here because we thought maybe there would be some good food to eat. The sale has been made—now is your time to do your actual, non-shilling job and help us navigate the menu.

    All right, before we go any further – no one says “homie” anymore. This isn’t 1999. Secondly, what does Flavor Flav’s clock have to do with ANYTHING. Who the hell wrote this?

    Anyway, has it ever occurred to you that maybe everything on the menu is actually amazing? Seriously, there are some restaurants where every dish is a good dish. Also, more than likely, you are asking me about the top ten most popular dishes people tend to order so yeah, they’re all pretty good.

    And one more thing – if you’re at a fucking Red Robin, where the main product is a fucking burger, maybe you should go elsewhere for distinctive reviews on the entrees offered that contain words like “succulent” and “luscious”.

    Also – I’m going to be busy getting your drinks, putting in your appetizer, getting you “more napkins” and alerting the kitchen about your semen allergy…so forgive me for assuming that the fact that you’re adults means you can put on your big boy pants and look over a laminated piece of paper (WITH DESCRIPTIONS OF THE FOOD) without adult supervision.

    Read more about my review on: http://ljoysharkey.wordpress.com/2013/01/27/well-isnt-this-interesting/

    • Sarah

      I agree with you, telling someone your name is actually a good thing! I don’t see a problem with it. Even if I go out to eat I prefer to know the server’s name. I also think the server is part of the dining experience… sure, I don’t want the server bugging me every minute, but when I go out I expect to hear their name, specials, have the server check up on me etc… If i didn’t want any human contact than I just would stay in

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  • Snobby Waiter

    Some of these I can agree with, but I think you have some anger issues that are affecting your story telling abilities :- Also you shouldn’t call out a whole country (Americans) to make a point.

  • Nick, server/bartender

    This article is pathetic. Work a week as a server and you’d want to print this out just to burn it as much as I do right now.

  • Loo

    The reason we greet ourselves is so needy/ignorant customers like whoever wrote this article don’t touch my arm when I walk by (which I might add apparently makes you uncomfortable) and ask for another/more coke or more pepper (which apparently never happens)
    And a nice “thank you” is just common courtesy. If you don’t like it, don’t look at it. God forbid we just try to make your day a little better when in reality we have had a terrible day making sure our costomers are happy.
    I couldn’t help but notice that a lot of these explanations talked about waiters “wanting a bigger tip” but the fact of the matter is waiters are underpaid and under appreciated by the cheap people like whoever wrote this article.

    • Springs1

      “And a nice “thank you” is just common courtesy. If you don’t like it, don’t look at it.”

      It’s not about that, it’s about you wasting ***********MY TIME************** YOU INCONSIDERATE IDIOT. HOW IS IT COMMON COURTESY TO WASTE MY TIME, HUH?

  • http://www.facebook.com/rebecca.mcgar Rebecca Mcgar

    IDIOTS! Most of this our boss or restaurant chain make us do and we don’t even like doing it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rebecca.mcgar Rebecca Mcgar

    Everyone should have to wait tables a week of their lives and 2 yrs in the military!

  • http://www.facebook.com/april.lamkin April Lamkin

    Wow! The person who keeps writing these things, you are an ignorrant son of a *beep*! Work in a damn restaurant you asshole and maybe you wont be such a douchebag who shouldnt be eating out! You sound like someone who treats your server like garbage leaving them a penny! And by the way, the kitchen does mess up quite a bit! To think a person who doesnt cook your damn food is at fault is so damn ignorant its pathetic!

    • Springs1

      “To think a person who doesnt cook your damn food is at fault is so damn ignorant its pathetic!”

      HOW when servers put in orders wrong? Heck when I worked at a donut shop/diner many years ago, I was guilty of putting in orders wrong.

      • Madeline

        Working at a donut shop isn’t comparable to working as a server in a real restaurant. And when you previously stated that you know how serving is to be done because you dine out quit a bit and watch is like you saying you know how to be a crime scene investigator because you watch C.S.I. People are human and make mistakes in all sorts of jobss. The difference with working in food and beverage is that servers have no set pay. And people expect to be waited on hand and foot for potentially a few bucks.

        • Springs1

          “because you dine out quit a bit and watch is like you saying you know
          how to be a crime scene investigator because you watch C.S.I.”

          NO it’s not. You are comparing watching a game on tv to being in the game. I am not doing that, because I am *IN* the service IDIOT, NOT a spectator watching tv. YOU ARE DUMB!! *I* am receiving my food wrong at my table at times, NOT just watching it STUPID ASS. YOU ARE IGNORANT AND AN IDIOT!!

          • Madeline

            There is no reason to argue with you. Everyone just needs to ignore your trolling existence. You said you “watch” servers do their job, in another post you put on someone’s comment, and in reading your assault against April I decided to comment here.
            Please tell me how I am ignorant to anything that I made a point of.
            And also please tell me how far insulting someone with names has gotten you since being in elementary school.
            You are a deplorable person to debate because all your points are that everyone else on this page is an idiot and for some reason you have a higher intellect than all of us, and just reading through you argued with many college graduates, I myself in school to become a nurse. There for, from this point on I am ignoring your trolling ass and I hope others will follow.
            p.s. I love your story of living at home at 21 and working at a donut shop by the way. That made my night for how much of a loser you truly are.

          • Springs1

            “Please tell me how I am ignorant to anything that I made a point of.”

            Watching someone eating out on tv is just like watching CSI on tv.

            Being *IN* the service at a restaurant is **NOT* BEING A SPECTATOR YOU IDIOT!!

            YOU ARE DUMB!!

            “I am ignoring your trolling ass”

            That’s because you know I PROVED YOU THE FUCK WRONG, ISN’T IT?

      • http://www.facebook.com/mark.taronji Mark Taronji

        That is because you are a MORON.

  • http://www.facebook.com/april.lamkin April Lamkin

    lol, btw idiot, I actually made more money when I wrote “Thank You” notes on the bottoms of checks. :)

    • Springs1

      Did you actually *ASK* the customers if that’s why they tipped more? I have tipped less for them wasting my time if I waited a long time for my check because they decided to waste my time or if I had an overcharge.

      You actually DO NOT TRULY KNOW if that is the reason and you know it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/MissMajestyDivine Maj Esty Divine

    The person who wrote this should 1. Stick to drive throughs. 2. Expect to eat lots of other people’s saliva when dining out. 3. Grab a clue that for 2.13 an hour servers are not your personal servants. 4. If you don’t like the requirements my employer has for me to work there and perform the duties I’m assigned to keep my job then eat at home. 4. I suspect that you are one of those people who tip 2$ on a 150$ bill and expect the server to kiss your ass like you just paid their mortgage payment. If you don’t like the ways company requires us to wait on you pick somewhere else, there are plenty of serve yourself buffets, drive throughs and frozen dinners stay the f-out of our lives because we don’t need self rightcheous pricks to wait on.

    • http://www.facebook.com/shesbenevolent Kate Wright

      Couldn’t have said it better myself.

  • Server01

    This piece is not only insulting, it is ignorant, rude, small minded, and pathetic. I never leave comments, but this hit a nerve. Most of the stuff you listed is in our job description. Try getting a job in a restaurant and see how fast your “opinion” changes. Your perspective on life sucks.

  • Madeline

    Needless to say Mr. Chris Schonberger (the author) has never worked in corporate restaurant, or the restaurant industry period. I believe everyone needs to work at least one gig in a restaurant to understand the life of a server, host, cook, etc. and to understand much of what we say/do is mandated by the restaurant management or corporate offices. Easiest and most encouraged way for changing what you don’t like in a restaurant or even what you do like is giving your feedback by taking the surveys that about EVERY restaurant has by phone or online and let them know how your experience was, instead of coming online and complaining about it in a useless list that was obviously created just to complain and to upset a good amount of hard working people.
    And p.s. I believe you are forgetting that a restaurant is a business to make the most money they possibly can. Just like any other service. If a server wasn’t offering you a soda instead of water or fancier upgrade of mac and cheese they wouldn’t be doing their job.

  • http://twitter.com/burnisthetruth EmanuelBürnGoldstein

    After a decade of serving/bartending, I’ve learned that the thing about “proper service” is that it’s completely specific to the individual. One guest hates when the check gets dropped off before dessert and prefers to ask for the check while the next one hates when he has to ask and feels offended when it doesn’t arrive during the actual meal. Some customers prefer to be hounded every thirty seconds with a server who actually interrupts their conversation to ask if they need anything (“He’s SO attentive!”) while the next prefers to just flag down his server should he need anything (otherwise known as ‘silent service’). The best we in the industry can do is not lose our cool with the assholes, keep a smile on our faces at all times (when in the FOH, at least. LoL!) and try our best to accommodate everyone to the best of our abilities. Even when our customers act like spoiled little children or write ridiculously unfounded personal opinion articles like this one…

  • Jbomb

    Springs1, are you the person that wrote this article, or are you just a troll? Regardless, every single comment you make further enforces what a privileged, sniveling a-hole you are. I have not seen a word of positive of feedback regarding your work in my feed, and it’s all over it. This is coming from someone not in the service industry.

    • urumomo

      the woman is obviously deranged . I usually don’t keep reading this kinda crazy shit but I’ve got a vivid image of her bouncing off the walls with stuff stuck to her sweaty face …. drool . the worx !

    • Springs1

      “Springs1, are you the person that wrote this article, or are you just a troll?”

      Neither.

      “privileged,”

      My TIP MONEY MAKES ME PRIVILEGED IDIOT!!

      When you want things your way, *YOU* come to pay for my tip, OK?

      “sniveling a-hole you are.”

      How am I an asshole to not want my time wasted and for my server to think about my hunger, time, and thirst, huh?

      • dexx

        Actually, I’m sure that most servers would be willing to sacrifice their tip than to raise to your ridiculous standards of confusion. So in a way, I will pay for your tip. So consider yourself not privileged anymore.

  • Cat

    I’ve only read the first thing and I can already say that they’re probably taking your plate because you are yet another stupid douchebag who can’t answer questions. “Can I get that out of your way?” “I’m good.” I’m good…what? “I’m good is the answer I’m giving you because I don’t pay attention and think you’re asking me if I want water?” “I’m good with the amount that I’ve eaten and I want you to get the plate out of my way?” “I’m good with keeping the plate because I still need it?” I have no idea what that means. If I ask you, “Oh, so you are finished eating?” Do NOT look at me with disdain and say “I’m good.” THAT DOESN’T MEAN ANYTHING. Speak like an adult. I bet you $10 that is why you’re food is getting taken early. Because people can’t read your mind, you special snowflake princess. And if you’re reading this, wondering how someone could possibly think that this is an appropriate response, I get this from roughly 30% of my customers. I am not exaggerating. So yeah, screw you.

  • Followasmile

    Are you kidding me?? It insults you that we tell you our name?? Are you serious?? What if you need something, have a question, etc?? Do you honestly think its better to not notice the servers name and say “hey you!” Or snap your fingers?? And you want drinks and food already waiting at your table?? Seriously?? First of all, that is unsanitary and disgusting. If they are fresh, that just increases your wait time before getting to your table, which, if it were the case, I am sure you would have a problem with that, too. And what restaurants are you going to where the majority don’t seat you WITH menus?? I have NEVER worked Ina restaurant where the policy was “you need to wait for your waiter.” If you ask me for something, I will get it for you. Same with 99% of the people I have worked with in my life. Unless its a drink that the server needs to ring in, but even then i will tell your server for you. but how will I know who your server is if you don’t even want to know their name!! We ask if you need change because we are NOT psychic. A lot of people do leave exact and, since we don’t just hang out at the table waiting for you to get your money, people get distracted by enjoying their company so we just need to know if we need to bring you change. We have shit to do. Like get people drinks so they don’t have to wait 20 minutes for them. Just tell us if we need to come back to the table or not. We aren’t assuming you are leaving us all of your money. Granted, I prefer saying, “I’ll be right back with this for you” because it sounds better, gets the point across, and a lot of people pay with cards, so th change thing just sounds stupid. And just because someone says, “can I get you another coke?” Doesn’t mean that there aren’t refills. Sometimes people use words. Words that mean the same thing as MORE and REFILL because saying the same damn things a million times gets obnoxious and mundane. If we have to charge for another drink, we HAVE to tell you. People ASSUME everything should just be given to them (like free bread and chips already waiting for them) so if they get a charge on their bill that they ASSUMED was free, they are going to complain and get it taken off their bill. SO WE TELL YOU.

    • Followasmile

      Some of these are ridiculous and a noxious, but are you kidding me with the rest? The first one, especially, is incredibly insulting. And if you don’t like other people touching your plate of food, why the fuck are you going out to eat??

    • Springs1

      “We ask if you need change because we are NOT psychic. A lot of people do
      leave exact and, since we don’t just hang out at the table waiting for
      you to get your money, people get distracted by enjoying their company
      so we just need to know if we need to bring you change. We have shit to
      do. Like get people drinks so they don’t have to wait 20 minutes for
      them. Just tell us if we need to come back to the table or not. We
      aren’t assuming you are leaving us all of your money. Granted, I prefer
      saying, “I’ll be right back with this for you” because it sounds better,
      gets the point across”

      Since you aren’t psychic, why don’t you just do your *******FULL JOB*********** THAT YOU ARE GETTING*************PAID IN THE TIP TO DO, HUH?

      DO NOT ASK THAT!! It makes you look ***********LAZY AS ALL FUCK*******!!

  • Big b

    Waiter got down at eye level with me to take my order….first world problems

  • http://www.facebook.com/djderek D.j. Derek Johns

    Whoever put this list together is a sad excuse for a human being and should be barred from eating in public, forever.

  • pikku lintu

    Don’t worry, soon we’ll have robot servers who won’t act the least bit friendly or human towards you, and won’t dare beep its serial identification numbers upon greeting you.

    • Springs1

      You don’t get it, it’s not about that, it’s about ************DELAYING YOUR FOOD AND DRINKS FROM GETTING TO YOU IDIOT!! Don’t you get it, the less time you take to greet us, the LESS TIME we wait for our food and drinks, IDIOT?

      Talk later on in the service *AFTER* we have ordered and don’t need anything!! THAT WOULD BE MORE CONSIDERATE DON’T YOU AGREE?

      • anonymous

        Nope don’t agree.Fuckers like you just aren’t considerate and are rushing through life. WE ARE REQUIRED TO DO THAT IN THAT ORDER!! IF WE DON’T WE MAY GET FIRED!!!!! GET THAT THROUGH YOUR EFFING THICK SKULL YOU DUMBASSSSS!!!! My job requires this: Hi everyone! How are you doing today? My name is so and so and I’ll be taking care of you today, what can I start you off with to drink (name off our drinks, our specials, our featured beers, then ask for appetizer alllll before we get your drink. Got a problem? Think about your servers livelihood and deal with it. Otherwise I hope that karma is a bitch to you and you end up with no job and homeless on the fucking street in Alaska.

        • Springs1

          “My job requires this: Hi everyone! How are you doing today? My name is
          so and so and I’ll be taking care of you today, what can I start you off
          with to drink (name off our drinks, our specials, our featured beers,
          then ask for appetizer alllll before we get your drink. Got a problem?”

          I don’t have to listen to it for *MY* MONEY, CONTROL FREAK! I don’t give a rat’s ass if the manager wants to try to control my money, I won’t let you!!

          • Fuckyou

            So if you’re at your job, and your boss tells you that you have to do a specific thing, or you’ll get fired…. You wouldn’t do it? I think you’re fucking stupid, or a troll. Your “money” means nothing until it is in the till. Absolutely. Nothing.

            Your money does not make you a better person.

            Your money does not make you more entitled than other people.

            Your money does not buy you faster service.

            A waiter having to deal with a dick like you, who would get soooooo pissed over “hi, my name is Glen” , doesn’t care that you have tons of money. Sure, if they get a tip for TOLERATING you, that’s a bonus, but they aren’t going to be kissing the ground at your feet just because of your “MONEY”

            You accuse people of being “CONTROL FREAK[s]” yet you’re the one demanding a waiter BREAK POLICY to soothe your overgrown ego.

            Fuck you. Fuck you. Fuck you. Fuck you. Fuck you.Fuck you. Fuck you. Fuck you. Fuck you. Fuck you.Fuck you. Fuck you. Fuck you. Fuck you. Fuck you.Fuck you. Fuck you. Fuck you. Fuck you. Fuck you.Fuck you. Fuck you. Fuck you. Fuck you. Fuck you.Fuck you. Fuck you. Fuck you. Fuck you. Fuck you.Fuck you. Fuck you. Fuck you. Fuck you. Fuck you.

          • Springs1

            ” You wouldn’t do it?”

            I wouldn’t work for someone that is *CONTROLLING* **********SOMEONE ELSE’S MONEY********** that are *******PAYING******** FOR THEIR TIME THERE CALLED A TIP!!

            “Your money does not make you more entitled than other people.”

            It does to people that stiff or leave a crappy tip like 10% for good service, it sure the FUCK DOES!

            “Your money does not buy you faster service.”

            It sure does. I have seen blogs of servers say that “a person will give me a $20 bill, I am going to ignore these others for that $20 bill customer.” This was a bartender that said that. MONEY TALKS!

            “Your “money” means nothing until it is in the till. Absolutely. Nothing.”

            Then you’d only make $2.13/hr, so that’s not going to pay your bills, is it?

            “A waiter having to deal with a dick like you,”

            WHY do you want *CONTROL*, HUH? If *YOU* were paying my tip, *THEN* you can delay our time. You are the dick that is VERY INCONSIDERATE, ********VERY******** INCONSIDERATE of customer’s thirst and hunger.

            WHY have to answer how we are doing? Just get my shit. That’s your job.

            It’s a job. It doesn’t have to be the way *YOU* want it. It has to be the way **********THE PERSON THAT IS ***********************PAYING THE TIP********************** WANTS IT DUMMY CONTROL FREAK!!

            WHO are *(YOU)* to tell me how I want ***********MY MONEY*********** SPENT, HUH? I don’t tell my server how to spend their money. Don’t tell me how to spend mine.

            “who would get soooooo pissed over “hi, my name is Glen” ,”

            I didn’t say I got pissed over that if you *READ* what I said. I get pissed at them asking you “How you are doing today” and ESPECIALLY THIS FUCKING QUESTION which THANKFULLY almost no one does ask “HAVE YOU BEEN HERE BEFORE?” It’s WASTING TIME!

            *YOU* are being an INCONSIDERATE DICK by asking that shit. JUST SAY “My name is such-n-such, I will be your server today, Can I start you all off with something to drink such as a top shelf margarita?” That’s it. You don’t need to know we have been here a zillion times. You don’t need to know how we are doing. That’s not your business. It’s not your money paying for our time there, it’s *OURS*, so *WE* get to control the money if you want that money at the end.

            You have to please, so then we can please you with a nice tip. It’s a give and take thing.

            “You accuse people of being “CONTROL FREAK[s]” yet you’re the one demanding a waiter BREAK POLICY to soothe your overgrown ego.”

            No, *WE* RULE how our time is there. I didn’t say break policy. I said STOP asking MORE than what you need to. JUST ASK US WHAT WE WANT TO DRINK AND TELL US YOUR NAME, THAT’S IT! We don’t need to answer if we have been there before or how we are doing. JUST SHUT UP AND GET OUR SHIT. THAT WILL MAKE *YOU* HAVE MORE TIPS THE FASTER WE ARE OUT OF THERE. It’s to *YOUR* benefit to get the orders in faster so you can make more money IDIOT!

            You don’t need to ask how we are doing. If I don’t know my server, WHY would I want to be friends with them just yet if I don’t know if they are going to be a caring, non-lazy worker or not, huh? I only want the servers and bartenders that we KNOW to ask us that. The people we don’t know a lot of times do suck.

            WHY are you *MAKING* people answer the questions when *YOU* want their money, huh? I mean if you were paying *US* the tip, THEN we’d gladly suffer through the TIME DELAYS, but a lot of people don’t have the time like at lunch time, they are on their lunch break. They don’t have bullshit time to answer shit like that. EVERY MINUTE COUNTS that NOW another server beat you to the punch and put an order into the computer and mine is delayed a lot more just because of that one order even. You are VERY INCONSIDERATE and aren’t thinking about that you are FORCING people to be friendly.

            WHY DO PEOPLE HAVE TO BE FRIENDLY? Can’t it just be “Hi my name is such-n-such I will be your server today, can I start you all off with something to drink(whatever upsell you have to do)?

            I had a waitress once we were ready to order when greeted, she at least *ASKED* us(HAD THE DECENCY TO) if we wanted to hear the specials rather than pissing us off by delaying us.

            BE CONSIDERATE, BE CONSIDERATE, BE CONSIDERATE!

            NOT EVERYONE HAS TO WANT WHAT *YOU* WANT IN THE SERVICE!

            It’s not up to you since you aren’t paying for our time there, it’s up to *US*!

          • dexx

            I think you’re probably the only person in the world who would ever say “why do people have to be friendly?” Usually we get tipped because we weren’t friendly. To me, you have it backwards. If the server wasn’t friendly and just did the bare minimum, didn’t bother to have personality, THAT would be treating you like you were just a way to make money for them. It’s the servers that go out of their way to show that they care about their customers as people and not just a means to an end that I think are being.. considerate… So I guess your point just seems flawed. If you’re in a hurry and don’t want to hear the specials just say so. So much yelling over something so ridiculous. it would be the same as me yelling at you because you put tonnes of ******* those around your words because oh man, I could read your comments faster if you didn’t use those. It’s all just pointless.

          • Tina

            You make it sound like being a server is equivalent to being a slave and or a whore. No amount of money can justify being treated like as such. You are a disgusting excuse for a human being.

          • Yup

            Spring you are stupid. You keep talking about ‘wasting your time”. Seems to me that you are wasting a shit load of time responding to these posts..

          • Springs1

            You are stupid, because I am not *PAYING* for my time here, but I am when I go out to eat STUPID IDIOT, that’s the *************HUGE DIFFERENCE******** IDIOT that you can’t figure that one out.

          • Fuckyouspring1

            *****YOUUUUUU**** should go DIE you *****MISERABLE***** stupid idiot!
            Hahaha, spoken like the true 12 year old that you are.

          • Springs1

            NOPE 36yrs old STUPID ASS IDIOT! I don’t even wish you would die, because I am nice and you aren’t.

          • Spring1knows

            ****SPRRRING1**** I COMPLETELY AGREE WITH EVERYTHING YOU HAVE SAID OH MY GOD WHY DO PEOPLE WASTE MY TIME WITH INTRODUCING THEMSELVES OMG JUST BRING ME A WATER ALREADY JEEEEZ. THEYRE ON ****MY*** TIME EARNING WHAT I GIVE THEM AS A TIP!!!!!!!!!!

          • Guest

            I wish you would take *****YOUR***** money, and shove it straight up your wallowed out asshole, you miserable piece of shit.

          • Springs1

            WOW, what a mean person you are.

          • Kelsey Langdon

            I’ve been reading this whole string of messages and only just realized that you have literally been having this argument for more than a year. Why? Why is it so important to you? I’m not a server. I don’t even work in a restaurant. But I personally like it when a server is friendly (even if I do get a little impatient sometimes when I’m hungry, and just want them to let me run to the kitchen and get it myself xD). I believe that it is all a matter of personal preference, as you and I don’t like the same things in a restaurant. However you should at least try to understand that the servers are usually doing everything they can to make you happy, not just because it is their job and they want a tip, but also because they take pride in their work and enjoy working with people. They might not always hit the nail right on the head because it is difficult to know what every individual person wants out of their dining experience. That doesn’t mean you have to tip them well in spite of their mistakes, but there is no reason to be so fervently upset about something like this that you argue with multiple people and even fling angry insults at them over the course of a year online.

  • http://www.facebook.com/will.holmes.37625 Will Holmes

    Introduce themselves by name.

    - If I had a nickel for every time I didn’t give my name
    and the guests later ask for it or was annoyed that they didn’t know it, then I
    wouldn’t have to serve. There is another gripe in this article about how the
    employees don’t work as a team, but it’s a bit difficult when a table flags
    down a hostess and asks to see there server unexpectedly; the hostess will ask
    “Who was your server?” and then the awkward attempts to describe what your
    server looked like begins. We are TOLD to give our names. And yes I am a human
    being god dammit, not SERVER UNIT 8734.2-A, I have a name and this whole
    experience will be easier in the long run if you know it.

    Touch you and think it’s friendly.

    - I don’t do this unless I absolutely have to and even then it is a light touch to the elbow or fore arm, never above never below. But if you are distressed about someone touching your plate, think how distressed we are realizing that your saliva and filthy “Not washed regularly” hands have been all over the plate when we pick it up hundreds of times throughout the day.

    Say everything that you inquire about on the menu
    is “really amazing.”

    - Did you even bother to read the menu before you started asking me a bunch of stupid questions? Could you ask better questions than “Is this good?” Further still have you ever had to face down your boss after he catches you not giving a sterling review of the menu items? Many of the things expressed here about servers are actually things that they are ORDERED to do and if they don’t relay everything glowingly they get the whip for it. If you have read the menus PROPERLY and still don’t know what to get ask the server “What’s your favorite item on the menu?” or “What would you recommend?” Not “Is this good?” or “What does this taste like?”

    Wait forever to take your drink order, bring menus,
    or offer water.

    – Yes because that’s what I look forward to, extra dishes for no reason, customers snapping “I didn’t order water!” or approaching a table that can’t get their shit together and SIT DOWN or get off their cell phone. All servers have to greet the table within a minute, two if they are busy. Everyone has a staple drink they order when they go to a restaurant, order it and THEN look at the cocktail menu, but no I am not working harder instead of smarter just because you can’t have patience.

    Ask you if you’ve dined there before and if you
    “know how the restaurant works.”

    - Again this is another ORDER from management to ask these questions. The assumption that this is a blanket code for “We’re trying to fuck you over” is generalized and self serving to support a petty argument. I worked at a famous tourist restaurant in Louisville and we asked that all the time to (Gasp) be a bit more interpersonal with our guests. Themed or specialty restaurants need to ask this to ensure there isn’t any awkwardness for the guest so as to increase the chances of a pleasant experience. Further still asking questions such as “What brings you folks out today/this evening?” helps you to better gauge your customers time table so you can know whether to hustle a little faster or slow it down so as
    to not be a pest. If you don’t ask questions you don’t have answers and without
    answers you or your guests could be left spinning in the wind.

    Tell you to wait for “your waiter” when
    you ask for something.

    - That person you flagged down, grabbed by the shirt sleeve, snapped your fingers at or hollered at to come help you, was in the middle of running their ass off to help someone else and ‘surprise’ don’t have time to drop everything to wait on you as if you were the only customer in the restaurant. Now if said person tells you “I will let
    your server know, or I’ll be sure to tell your server” then you need to be
    grateful for that; most people will say right away, nod and smile and then turn
    around and completely forget you even existed to return to the work they were
    doing in the first place. It also helps to be sure to request EVERYTHING you
    need when the server drops the food off and asks “Is there anything else I can
    get you?” instead of making them run twenty times for each individual thing.
    And no, no one is going to go the extra mile to help everyone when they only
    get a pittance on the hour and are more heavily dependent upon the tips of
    THEIR customers and not you. Your waiter is YOUR WAITER; that doesn’t mean the hostess or thebus boy are as well.

    Squat, take a knee, or sit down at your table.

    - This is the stupidest complaint ever. Yes it is a bit weird for a server to join you in the booth I’ll admit, and yes the claim gives leeway to establishments that have made this a common practice for charm but this just reeks of “Ew, the servant is trying to be human with me”. And it is dead wrong to call a server “creepy” because
    they respect your child enough to speak to them at eye level instead of
    towering over them. Children are guests too and maybe, just maybe, they want to
    be talked to, not over.

    Go straight for the upsell.

    - Again this is something we are ORDERED to do. I personally hate being forced to sell shoes to amputees but if I don’t comply with company policy then I have no job. So how about you just let me do my schtick and just politely say “no thank you” and we can move on. Don’t demand of me to risk my employment just because you don’t want to be bothered. And yes, bigger checks mean bigger tips, so yeah sorry I want to pay my bills.

    Make you feel like a criminal because you ordered
    just drinks, or just dinner, instead of seven courses and four bottles of wine.

    - If you want ‘just a drink’ go sit at the bar. If you’re eating lite be quick about it. And yeah being yelled at by your boss for not meeting sales isn’t the diner’s problem,
    but making the sale is in the diners hands so realize that someone else is
    being punished because you wanted to be cheap or inconvenient. And yes if you
    order a soda and nothing else and occupy a table in my section for hours, then
    I am going to hate you. That also goes for people who have finished their meal
    and decide to camp out with their chatting. You do get treated equally no
    matter what you spend; you come in we serve you, you eat, now make room for
    others who wish to do the same and remember that your screwing with someone’s
    income by demanding that you don’t have to be considerate of their time.

    Ask if you need change

    - Yes it is the guest’s duty to let us know if they want change, but so very often they aren’t paying the least bit of attention when we come to grab the check. I always make sure to SAY (not ask) “I’ll be right back with your change”, to prompt the guest to either say “No change” or “Ok thank you”. If you leave it hanging in the air
    though (As so often customers do) then we are going to inquire.

    Talk about specials without telling you the price.

    - The specials are ALWAYS expensive. If you’re not prepared to spend money then don’t eat out. However I will relent on this one and agree it would be courteous to share the prices.

    Take your plate away before you are finished.

    - This is a stupid thing for a server to do. I always ask “may I take this out of your way?” or I take a visual cue from the napkin being set on the plate and even then I still ask. It is also stupid for a server to just assume you are throwing anything out and you should always be offered a box even for little things. However guests need
    to COMMUNICATE with us. We aren’t psychic.

    Over share about their day, their job, or their
    life beyond the restaurant.

    - Oh I’m sorry was I being too human again? I agree with not lamenting about the ills of your work, but if a customer pulls me into a conversation or asks me personal questions I am not going to stone cold wall up just for the sake of professionalism. There are limits of course but to just whole sale dismiss any extra conversation as
    inappropriate is snotty and it is presumptuous to put the full responsibility
    of the nature of verbal interactions on the server.

    Try to pass of their mistakes.

    - This is a double edge sword of yet again, presumption. The BIGGEST problem with problems is that guests ALWAYS blame the server and take it out on them by stiffing them. Yes the kitchen backs up, yes the bartender forgot to make that drink and yes server make mistakes too. But more often than not the one who bears the
    punishment for such mistakes is the server. We do what we have to save our
    income. Most servers are told to not give details about delays or mistakes but that
    never works because customers always demand an explanation. So we give one, and no it isn’t always the truth because the real reason may be unpleasant all around and guests will look for the slightest thing to reprieve themselves from tipping. Again to state that the server is always lying to you or passing the buck is a presumption that hurts us.

    Go H.A.M. with the pepper and Parmesan.

    - No argument here, but it helps if the customer is paying attention.

    Write a nice message on the receipt with hearts
    dotting the i’s and smiley faces all over the place.

    - Based on the whole of this article I can assume that this person has NEVER worked in the industry and doesn’t know what it’s like to rely on a simple message in the hope that it will crack the miserly shell of an obviously short tipper. As a male server I have never been interested in writing messages on my ticket, females tend to do this more. Despite the obvious need to abstain from hearts and smileys a simple message of “thank you!’ or “Have a wonderful day” is that little extra step of
    service that we put in there to not only have the guest’s stay with us be
    enjoyable but their departure as well. The article writer demands more care and
    then laments the care given. And as stated before in certain instances it DOES
    help the tip.

    Hit on your date.

    - No argument here.

    Fold your napkin for you when you get up.

    - No argument here. I only
    want to touch your filthy napkin once when I clean the table.

    Ask if you’d like “another” Coke instead
    of “more” Coke.

    - This is an over estimation of the guest’s observation skills. My former
    workplace offered free refills on soda, but ala carte juice and milk. How many
    times did I have to deal with an irritated customer and their bill when they
    ordered 3 O.J.’s not knowing they weren’t refilled for free? Too many times to
    remember them all. So yes, we say “another” for ala carte, and “more” for free.
    We ask because we need to know as much as possible to make your experience the best it can be. Remember WE ARE NOT PSYCHIC. I have even had instances where I brought the customer another refill on assumption only to have them tell me they don’t want it, or they leave it there to melt; so I wasted product and I
    have more mess to bus.

    Disappear.

    - Fair enough, but if we were there in sight at all times someone would complain about servers hovering.

    Like I said this person sounds like some stuck up self righteous “guest” who feels that the standard of practice should fit their specific preferences. The writer doesn’t want to be bothered with acknowledging that their server is a person. The writer also seems to be completely ignorant of the fact that the server doesn’t cook the food, set the prices, or isn’t the only person to make mistakes. oh and the- (I’m a cheap skate, so what?) comment totally belies the writers true nature; someone who has never served a day in their life and is just a stones throw away from stiffing on a bill with their own message of “Get a real job” scrawled on the receipt.

    • Springs1

      “It also helps to be sure to request EVERYTHING you need when the server drops the food off and asks “Is there anything else I can get you?” instead of making them run twenty times for each individual thing.”

      Most servers don’t ***********WRITE EVERYTHING DOWN*********** is my problem. I ask for MANY things at once and a lot of times servers forget shit, not because they actually “TRIED” to remember by writing things down, they wing it and don’t write it down.

      May I ask do you go with your pad of paper with your pen when you ask “Is there anything else I can get you all?” If you don’t, to you realize WHY you may not be getting all the request, because even I at times have not asked for everything, because I am just sick of the servers forgetting things due to not even TRYING to remember what I said?

      If you had your pad and pen ready, I really think you’d have more people asking for many more things at once, honestly and you can *OFFER* things that the customer may not think of. Like if one person wants a refill asking you, but the other person may just want a fresh one even if it’s near empty even to OFFER them a refill too.

      “- Yes it is the guest’s duty to let us know if they want change,”

      NO, we don’t have to let you know SHIT!! You are too assume we want change as you get change EVERYWHERE ELSE In this world, WHY because you make tips, that makes you get to keep change all of a sudden, huh?

      It is NOT our duty to tell you that. My husband and I hardly ever pay with cash, but when we once paid with (2) $20 gift certificates when our bill was $34.69, the waiter only gave us $5 back shorting our change by 31 cents. Ever since then if we ever pay with cash, I will TEST my server to see if they are going to be a THIEF like that or not and also seeing how lazy they really are as well as irresponsible to bring enough coins on them or too lazy to go to the bar to get the change.

      I don’t understand how you think it’s our duty to do ANYTHING? We are tipping. It’s not our duty to tell you we don’t need change. You should assume *************EVERYONE WANTS THEIR CHANGE********** and if they leave it all, guess what ****YOU HAVE **********EARNED************* THAT PART OF THE TIP THEY JUST LEFT YOU BY ********************************WORKING*************************** FOR IT INSTEAD OF BEING LAZY ON THE JOB!!

      “it will crack the miserly shell of an obviously short tipper.”

      So you finally admitting it’s a **********SELFISH********** ACT, huh? It’s only for the tip. They don’t even mean it even and it wastes TIME that could be better spent on getting refills for another table, getting the customer’s check that is waiting to leave faster, etc.

      The service isn’t up to the server to have that time wasted of theirs. It’s a waste of time.

      Once I had a waitress write “thank you” and signed her name on the check and she overcharged me. What happened was she put a shot on the bill that was for the table next to us, but yet, she FOUND THE TIME TO WORRY ABOUT DOODLING INSTEAD OF MUCH MORE IMPORTANT THINGS. She got a stiff. If you are more worried about JUST YOUR MONEY, then you won’t have OURS!! If you have time to do that, you have time to try to catch an error on the bill.

      “But more often than not the one who bears the punishment for such mistakes is the server.”

      Because most of the time it is the server’s fault. I didn’t say always, I said MOST, because most food errors you can notice WITHOUT touching the food like a wrong side dish, missing ranch, bbq sauce on ribs but the customer ordered no bbq sauce, etc. If you bring out the food and took my order, you can notice these type of things to get the kitchen staff to correct them *BEFORE* you leave the kitchen with them.

      “- If you want ‘just a drink’ go sit at the bar.”

      NO, we are customers that can sit ANYWHERE WE WANT. WHY should we have to sit around others if I we want privacy and plus a lot of states out there have smoking in restaurants, so that means, there’s NO FUCKING ASS WAY I WANT TO BREATH THAT SHIT IN MY FACE. I DO NOT SMOKE and I don’t feel I should be subjected to bringing that crap right by me. Let me sit in an non-smoking section as my RIGHT is. You are not thinking about anyone’s health or happiness except for your own.

      We have gotten just drinks LOTS of times at tables. I don’t have to sit at the bar if I don’t want to.

      WHO the FUCK ARE YOU TO BE A CONTROL FREAK LIKE THAT TO TELL ME HOW I WANT TO SPEND MY TIME AND MONEY, HUH?

      • Charlotte

        Why do you type the way you do? So many asterisks and caps. Why?

      • urumomo

        you might talk to your doctor about adjusting your meds….your life may improve.

      • Fifi

        My wife is taking psychiatric nursing this semester! We are going to print off your comments and send it to her professor. I think we are detecting Antisocial Personality Disorder, A touch of General Anxiety Disorder. Probably of a mix of Narcissistic and maybe a hint of Borderline Personality Disorder. I hope your case study gets her and “A” on her case study project. Thank you for being such a good specimen to study.

        • Springs1

          Fifi
          ” I think we are detecting Antisocial Personality Disorder, A touch of
          General Anxiety Disorder. Probably of a mix of Narcissistic and maybe a hint of Borderline Personality Disorder. I hope your case study gets her and “A” on her case study project. Thank you for being such a good specimen to study.”

          You have a disorder, it’s called ******************CONTROL FREAK DISORDER************* that you have to have control over someone else’s money.

          It’s not your service, it’s *OURS*, so we should be able to have it in EVERY WAY**************WE************DESIRE, NOT YOU!

          Customer service is just that **************CUSTOMER***************** SERVICE, NOT to please the server. If it was about pleasing the server we wouldn’t be tipping, would we? Do you pay for things you don’t receive? Most SMART people wouldn’t.

          It’s not about pleasing you, it’s about pleasing *US*! STOP CONTROLLING OUR HARD EARNED MONEY AND LET *****US***********RULE YOU ON EACH INSTRUCTION OF WHAT TO DO NEXT! WE RULE YOU! YOU SERVERS ARE AT OUR MERCY IF YOU WANT OUR MONEY IDIOT! YOU HAVE TO DO AS *WE* SAY! WE CONTROL YOU FOR THE MONEY *YOU* WANT!

          Think about it.

          You are narcissistic because you think serving is just about *YOU* the server. WHY is that, huh? Serving is about *CUSTOMER SERVICE* not about what YOU WANT. YOU REALLY HAVE SOME CONTROL ISSUES!

          I bet you order for your customers like you probably give refills without having the customer’s consent, don’t you? If you do, you are a control freak. If you give the check without asking first, that’s control. If you give the customer water with asking them or them ordering it, you are a control freak.

          Understand that service is *NOT* about you, it’s about ************************THE CUSTOMER*************************, STUPID INCONSIDERATE IDIOT?

  • AngryWaiter

    Mr. Schonberger, you are a misinformed self-entitled ass. What’s your next article? “10 Annoying Things Garbagemen Do”? “20 Worst Things Crab Fishermen Say”? You should be refused service in all the restaurants in the world. Or get fired from your writing job ( It’s “Try to pass OFF your mistakes”, not “Try To Pass OF your mistakes”, learn to write), and be forced to work in an intesive, high-end restaurant.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gina.vitielliss Gina Vitielliss

    I am so disgusted with this article, you clearly have never been a server in your entire life, if you had you would never have posted this. It’s funny, because 1/2 of the complaints you had we talk about. Do you really think I want to tell you my name? Especially in the beginning of the meal, if you were pleasant I would be more than happy to give you my name at the end of the meal, this way I would hope you would ask for me next time… But after this article I suggest you introduce yourself first , every server will know your name eventually and when you introduce yourself first we can make sure we give you the shittiest service ever. Please don’t ask what is good on the menu our taste buds are different I have had almost everything on the menu and of course everything is going to better than the McDonald’s I usually eat every night when I get off work. I don’t seem to feel the need to include prices on the features, they are features for a reason, they are going to be pricy, and you will look like an idiot when asked. If you are looking for a “deal” hit up a happy hour somewhere or go to one of my faves.. McDonalds. So I could sit here and post everything I can to defend my job, but I know that’s not going to have any impact on a complete douche bag like yourself . Let me post this for those of you who agree and tell you what we hate as servers
    1. I hate when u ask for bread before I even pick up the menus, bread is more expensive than a bag of chips, you dot come in to fill up on bread, u are there to order. You get one loaf and while you might be starving you get this between the app and dinner/ with a salad to patch up the time u are waiting for your meal.
    2. Don’t sit there forever! And if you do… Tip accordingly, the longer u sit the less money I am making. We don’t work together where we pull tips and everyone leaves happy.
    3. Tip 20% if the service is good! You do know we don’t get a paycheck and we have to tip out the hosts / bartenders at the end of the night.
    Dude, the list can go on and on so there really isn’t a point to add to my list. Just like there isn’t a point to yours, bottom line is you are a cheap, ignorant, douche bag who probably takes everything for granted. No one is perfect, no one loves to serve but most of us do for the extra cash, we are in school, graduates with a degree with no “real” job yet, single mothers, fuck ups… We are a bunch of misfits, but at least we are trying to make your day a little better by telling you our name, asking if this is your first time here so we can go over the menu with you, bringing you water and bread, taping you on the shoulder cuz we probably felt awkward , asking if you need change cuz we aren’t experienced yet. You are a douche bag. And I hope you never write another article cuz your topics suck.

    • Springs1

      “1. I hate when u ask for bread before I even pick up the menus, bread is
      more expensive than a bag of chips, you dot come in to fill up on
      bread, u are there to order.”

      That’s part of the **********************TIP******************** YOU STUPID, LAZY IDIOT!!

      NO, we are there to have the service the way *********************WE****************************** WANT IT CONTROL FREAK BITCH!! FUCK YOU!!

      WHO THE HELL ARE YOU TO TELL US HOW TO RUN SERVICE *************WE************** ARE PAYING YOUR ASS!!

      WHEN YOU PAY OUR TIP, ***********THEN************* YOU CAN TELL US HOW YOU WANT THINGS. Is that understood CONTROL FREAK BITCH, HUH?

      “2. Don’t sit there forever! And if you do… Tip accordingly,”

      NO, tips are for ************SERVICE**************, NOT FOR JUST SITTING. If anything, if there were rental fees, it would go the **********RESTAURANT********** just like when you rent a private room for a private party.

      You don’t have to tip more and you shouldn’t unless you get that amount of service. If someone let’s say doesn’t get anymore service at all like they don’t want anything else for an extra hour let’s say, that’s not service, so no one in their right mind tips on a service they don’t receive. If you do, you are dumb as rock!!

      If I am done, I just leave. I don’t sit. I don’t feel the people that do sit should pay you more for doing absolutely **********NOTHING************ for them after they have paid.

      Now, obviously, if they want more service like refills or bread for example, OF COURSE you should tip more then as long as the service was at least decent.

      “but at least we are trying to make your day a little better asking if this is your first time here so we can go over the menu with you,”

      But you are AGGRAVATING the REGULAR CUSTOMERS and NO RESTAURANT IS REALLY THAT DIFFERENT THAN ANY OTHER EXCEPT for places like “The Melting Pot” which is a fondue restaurant I have heard(never been to it) can take up to 2 hours, but otherwise, WHY should it matter if we have been there before or not? It takes up **********OUR HUNGER AND THIRST TIME*********, so BE CONSIDERATE AND STOP ASKING THAT SHIT! NO ONE WANTS THAT. WHY DO YOU THINK IT’S SO RARE? It’s not that often me and my husband get that, which have been going out to eat 2-3 times a weekend at times since late 2000.

      Imagine waiting for a table for an hour and your server asks that. HOW WOULD **********YOU************** FEEL WHEN YOU WAITED ALL DAY TO EAT ALMOST OR POSSIBLY YOU DID AND IT’S 8p.m. AT NIGHT, HUH? I bet you would appreciate a server more than just cuts to the chase “Hi my name is such-n-such, Can I start you all off with something to drink?” THAT’S IT!! You don’t need to say anything more. Saying your name the thing is, most people aren’t going to remember your name, therefore, it’s not like it’s going to help much, HONESTLY. I am very bad with short term memory with names, so are most people. The only reason why I say to say your name is because usually that’s a requirement of the job and if the people do remember it, it may help in that regard if they need them.

      So our day isn’t “brighter” by you asking if we have been there before. It’s STUPID. Do you realize we have been asked that only twice at Red Lobster and we have gone there a zillion times, like I am 35yrs old and I remember going at like 14yrs old even. Seriously, it’s a STUPID QUESTION THAT WASTES *********VALUABLE TIME*********** THAT YOU COULD BE GETTING REFILLS FASTER FOR ANOTHER TABLE, THEIR CHECK FASTER, OUR FOOD AND DRINKS INSTEAD OF WASTING OUR TIME, ETC. WHY ASK THAT SHIT? IT DOESN’T MATTER!! IT DOESN’T!! IT’S NOT ANYONE’S BUSINESS IF WE HAVE BEEN TO THE RESTAURANT BEFORE. IT’S NOT!!

      “asking if you need change cuz we aren’t experienced yet.”

      It’s *********COMMON SENSE AS A CUSTOMER IDIOT************! You don’t need to be experienced as a server to know not to ask for your tip IDIOT!! YOU ARE DUMB!

      “bringing you water and bread”

      You should only be doing that if the customer wants those things. Don’t waste their time if they don’t want it. ALWAYS *ASK*, NEVER **ASSUME*** ANYTHING!!

      • Anon.

        What is wrong with you? Why are you so mad?? Were you not breastfed as a child??

        • Springs1

          Anon

          “Why are you so mad?”

          Because servers should be *CONSIDERATE*, *NICE*, *THOUGHTFUL*, *CARING, *NOT LAZY*, ETC.

          Why do you think, huh?

  • Person

    This is an awful article from someone who has clearly NEVER waited tables. #1 – god forbid you treat your server like a person who has an actual name. Thats so beneath you. What ever happened to snapping your fingers and yelling “waitress!” #10 – Actually, getting your tip from change now or 5 min later DOES matter to a server. If you don’t need change, beat the server to the punch and say you don’t need it. Don’t make a BUSY server grab a BUSY manager to go to the office, open the safe, and break your $50 bill if you’re just going to leave the change on the table as a tip. It is RUDE.

    • Springs1

      “Don’t make a BUSY server grab a BUSY manager to go to the office, open
      the safe, and break your $50 bill if you’re just going to leave the
      change on the table as a tip. It is RUDE.”

      NO, it’s ***********YOUR FUCKING ASS JOB LAZY ASS************!!

      ******************WORK******************** FOR YOUR MONEY LAZY ASS, *****************WORK**************!!

      The bar(which most places do have a bar in general) I am pretty sure would have a $20 bill and some $10′s or 5′s.

      HOW DARE YOU TELL US HOW WE WANT OUR SERVICE!!

      WHO THE HELL ARE YOU TO TELL US HOW TO RUN THE SERVICE WHEN YOU WANT OUR MONEY AND ***************WE**************** ARE **********PAYING************* FOR THE SERVICE?

      WHAT AN ASSHOLE YOU ARE, THAT’S RIGHT, ***********YOU***********LAZY ASS THAT DOESN’T WANT TO **************EARN*************** THEIR PAY!!

      • Charlotte

        This is so strange. You’ve put so much effort into coming across as angry as possible. Why are you spending your time doing this if your time is so valuable?

        It’s stuff like this that makes me sad for our spoiled culture. Your energy is spent on ranting insanely on the internet about standard sever behavior… and you’re so worked up about it! You care so much about this small aspect of everyday life. If only that energy could go toward making the world better instead of perpetuating your awfulness.

        • anonymous

          oh thank god for you. thank you for pointing that one out!! I’ve been wanting to say it this whole time!!

      • yeesh

        You’re hammered.

        Put down the cosmo.

      • dexx

        Lady look… you keep calling servers lazy, but they had a point about how making the super busy server run for change that you will leave anyways is pointless. I can say every weekend when I am slammed I am liturally jogging through the restaraunt to keep up with everything. So you can’t call us lazy because you want us to neglect giving other tables good service just so that you can get everything exactly how you want it. If there are seven other tables who also want pristine service we need to find ways to balance that. It’s not being lazy, it’s being realistic. Yes there are some servers who are legitimately lazy and entitled. But you are going beyond wanting good service, to wanting us to read your mind and expect us to skip “friendly things” so that you can get out the door faster, but instead having us do more unnessecary things such as getting change that you were going to leave anyway. Trust me, when servers are busy, they want nothing more than to get you out the door so that they can have even 1 minute of breathing room before the table is re-sat.

        • Springs1

          It’s STEALING THOUGH what you are saying and for that you should be FIRED AND ARRESTED just like all the OTHER THIEVES.

          I got my 31 cents back and made sure the waiter got NOTHING for stealing. You want to steal, you won’t even get the cents you stole. I will make you WORK for it to give me my change as the way it’s SUPPOSED TO BE.

          If you are that lazy, why don’t you give a DOLLAR BILL, but NO you are too SELFISH to do that, aren’t you?

          Why your money we have to bow down to, but yours, oh we have a server stealing our change?

          It’s *NOT* your call to make to keep money that isn’t yours. Tipping is the *CUSTOMER’S * JOB, NOT YOURS!

          It does have to do with laziness, because why wouldn’t you get it to *EARN* that tip?

          It’s realistic, because I have had servers give exact change before. You are just a THIEF is all that is VERY LAZY on the job.

          “But you are going beyond wanting good service, to wanting us to read your mind and expect us to skip “friendly things”"

          I don’t want to read my mind, I want to let *US* do the ordering. If we look like we want to chat, you will find out soon enough. No need to punish the ones that don’t.

          You have time to chit chat, but not any time to give change? That makes no sense.

          ” busy server run for change that you will leave anyways is pointless.”

          NO, it’s ***************EARNING YOUR TIP*************** STUPID ASS! Also, the customers may not leave the coins and give you dollars. You also don’t know if they will leave anything, but *********STEALING IT BEFOREHAND********* IS AN ****************************ILLEGAL********************** ACTION!

          Why don’t you give *MORE* than what was owed? This way, the customer may give you more in the tip? I have done that before.

          I HOPE YOU GO TO JAIL FOR WHAT YOU ARE DOING!

  • Rob

    Schonberger, it’s painfully obvious you’ve never had to work for a tip before. Instead of complaining about service, why don’t you try stepping into a server’s shoes? Having experience regarding what you are sharing about might prevent you from writing ignorant articles like this one in the future.

    Have a great day!

  • Nikki

    Hello you’re dumb, servers are forced to do half this stuff. Do I care if you rude people know my name? Sure don’t but I get fired if I get secret shipped and don’t tell them who I am. We don’t care if you’ve ever been there, again, forced. Try annoying things servers are forced to do by companies.

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  • Heather

    This is absolutely absurd. I think servers should come criticize everything you do in your job. There are so many things on this “list of things that piss you off” that are REQUIRED! So while i’m sure you feel great about writing this little piece you can stay home and fuck yourself. Trust me when I say the service industry doesn’t need you or your criticism.

  • Bdubs waitress.

    There are somethings in here that I can agree with. However, in the restaurant I work at it is not a code to charge you for another drink it’s no can I actually provide you with another drink you are looking a bit low. Another thing. Many of the things you have listed here servers must do. It is a part of their list of things that must be done when they are at a table. Yes including the name thing. If we don’t there is a fear that you may be a secret shopper. I don’t know about any of you other servers out there but if we fail, we’re fired. Simple as that. And I’m sorry I’m not sacrificing my job over your assholery. Simple as that. I think that the asking if you need change though is just an extreme no-no. Rude. I simply say that I will be back with change and either they say I don’t need any or take your time. As for the silverware- at my restaurant the greeters are supposed to take care of that and most of the time I end up doing it, so keep that in mind and don’t dock tips for some stupid silverware. HA! Bread? That would not be our fault sir. Try a fancier restaurant. Specials should always be named with the price. Period. Messages on checks at my restaurant are encouraged by management although I simply put a thank you have a great day! Yet one more thing, NEVER, and I repeat NEVER just assume that it is ALWAYS the fault of your server. More often than not it is the kitchen who screws up or the bartender is backed up for me. I have no problem freely admitting if I have made a mistake and I will let them know. Too many fuckers like you sir just assume shit and think everything that goes on the restaurant MUST be the fault of the server. Sorry that I don’t hold every position and therefore control all aspects of your service but sometimes shit just isn’t my fault. I like to give personal service and host every table as if they were at my own home to eat. more often than not, I have found that this yields higher tips and many regulars. Seriously get a life. I’d like for you to take a server job for a minimum of two weeks and see how it goes. You have to go through all of this by the book. I challenge you. Come on! Then write an article about that and we’ll see how you feel!

    • Springs1

      “As for the silverware- at my restaurant the greeters are supposed to
      take care of that and most of the time I end up doing it, so keep that
      in mind and don’t dock tips for some stupid silverware.”

      That’s our server’s job to notice we don’t have anything to eat with, NOT ANYONE ELSE’S JOB!!

      “Messages on checks at my restaurant are encouraged by management although I simply put a thank you have a great day!”

      So it’s not “REQUIRED” then, huh?

      The managers hate complaints, but then they want to make the customers wait to leave, GEE HOW STUPID OF THEM, DON’T YOU AGREE?

      “More often than not it is the kitchen who screws up or the bartender is backed up for me.”

      That’s just not true and you know it. Most mistakes you can notice **********WITHOUT*********** TOUCHING THE FOOD OR BAR DRINK and you know that is THE GOD’S TRUTH!!

      More often, it’s your server that messed up whether they put in the order wrong, forgot to put in the order, brought out the wrong item, forgot something in your order that was obvious(like a side of ranch), etc. THAT IS THE GOD’S TRUTH AND YOU KNOW IT!!

      • Heather

        Actually it isn’t. This person didn’t ask you to criticize their comment, why are you being an asshole?

  • http://www.facebook.com/jagerfrogger Robert Yager

    I came to this site just to tell you that whoever wrote this article needs to be thrown to the sharks. Obviously has zero idea what its like to work as a server or even in a restaurant.

  • lovin

    We have to introduce ourselves. And have you considered shutting the drink menu? That’s what tells us you are ready to order. Also, we don’t choose whether there’s bread (or chips and salsa) on the table. That’s the restaurant.

    • Springs1

      “Also, we don’t choose whether there’s bread (or chips and salsa) on the table.”

      YOU DO MORON WHEN YOU *********TAKE IT TO US IDIOT!! Even if you have to greet with it, you can still ********ASK********* BEFORE************ PUTTING IT DOWN ON OUR TABLE IDIOT!!

      THAT IS **********NOT*************** THE RESTAURANT, THAT’S THE INCONSIDERATE SERVER IDIOT!!

      • dexx

        I think what he meant was that some restaraunts don’t have complimentary buns or chips.

  • lovin

    OH, and chances are, if you are at a table without menus, you sat yourself and don’t belong there.

  • jacecadeiux

    Obviously the author of this article hasn’t done any real hard labor in his life time, or else he wouldn’t be ripping common concepts of human decency to shreds. Get over yourself.

  • http://www.facebook.com/shesbenevolent Kate Wright

    You are the actual worst.

  • http://www.facebook.com/shesbenevolent Kate Wright

    Poor me it’s SUCH a drag to be privileged enough to eat out

  • Julius

    what are you even talking about dude? a high concept restaurant can’t have a specific way to order? that way you won’t get pissed when you get 3 shrimp and look at me like i’m the idiot. you’re the idiot chris. You’re so low brow it’s actually disgusting. Must be what happens when a) you write for a food blog and b) have never served before. Can’t believe it’s that hard for you to know my name because I always get asked. by whom? decent people who’ve worked in the service industry and want to make the whole thing pleasant. if i try to act all impersonal and slavish — like you suggest — people think i’m weird. you want me to get on the table and sing mammy for you? sometimes the kitchen is backed up, hell i don’t even run my own food but i get blamed for it. blame me? sure. I bet that makes you feel better. Let’s sneer at the waiter while he’s gone. That’ll make us feel good about our pathetic fucking lives. Asking if you want change turns an awkward ordeal into a one word response. Getting change sucks and it’s difficult, during a rush I don’t have the time to cater to all of your little idiosyncrasies. I have to hit the bar in order to do it and I don’t make extra trips because i’m invading your space. Also i’ve never been to a restaurant where a tap doesn’t give you unlimited sodas and WHO CARES. don’t act so self-righteous about it you jabroni, white people problems like I wouldn’t believe. ehrherme he said another instead of refill 10 percent for you herhesmesr. waiting is a job that idiots like you make difficult. you’re not a king you’re a person eating in a restaurant, and just because you don’t get respect on the regular doesn’t mean I have to make it up to you. If I ever see you in person I will gouge out your eye and skull fuck you and yes this is a direct threat. I’m coming for you chris and nothing can stop me. I’m in college so I won’t have to keep dealing with shitheads like you but make no mistake I won’t forget. by the way WHAT IS THAT STOCK PHOTO EVEN IMPLYING?! It seems like the kid is being rude and everyone is giving the stink eye, the waiter is putting down the food doing his job and has the smallest reaction of the group, my god what are you doing dude? Is this what you had in mind when you started writing? bad blogs and top 20 lists? It’s lazy. lazy writing, lazy reading. My comment is deeper and more self aware than your shit. you suck dude. you are the absolute worst. I hope you get a lark as you look at this comment because if your plan was to infuriate a proud mormon pastor and father of 12 then congrats chris you did it. seriously though I’m coming for you. i’m so coming for you you don’t even know. see ya :)

  • Julius

    oh my god chris, what’s so funny is that the comments to this article are universally bad. They all say the exact same things that I do! That’s so funny! Oh my god do you just feel like a huge piece of shit right now? Are you sitting in your office questioning your life choices because I hope to god you are. I mother fucking hope to joseph smith you are. I bet you want to hentai and shit you piece of shit. if the administrators to this website are reading this I hope you realize how awful this is and I hope you fire chris. i’m considering suicide because of the shitty depth of this post. fuck you chris, fuck you so harrddddd

  • K

    I couldn’t even get to the end of this. You guys are idiots who have clearly never worked in service. Go eat at McDonalds you assholes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/voodoo.curse Kyle Allen Reed

    Everything about this article makes me want to kick you in the genitals. Try working in a restaurant for 6 months…2 months…..no, I bet you wouldn’t last TWO DAYS, you prissy little shitcake.

  • Annonymous

    This is one of the most ridiculous things I have ever read on the internet, maybe you should quit bitching and cook your own food.. Honestly most of this list is stuff your server cannot help, if I don’t tell everyone of my tables my name when I walk up to them I will get fired, and don’t think management does not watch for that stuff. I think it may be time for you to take a break from your little blog and go wait some tables ass hole, it is a whole different ball game from the other side..

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  • sam

    taking a knee is a way to curb lower back pain from bending over to answer your thousand questions about where the steak grew up and if it was treated nicely before it was butchered so you could eat it you asshole

  • adam mizun

    hey I wrote a comment about skullfucking the author that was taken down I’d like it to be put back up.

  • server, a damn good one

    I feel like this person is an idiot and has no right to write an article like this. It seems like they go in to restaurants expecting the server to be a bumbling, lying, forgetful, money hungry piece of trash. My goal every day is for my guests to enjoy themselves and the tip will come as a result of that. What kind of dipshit doesn’t want the server to tell them their name? haha…I don’t have the time or probably the space to write what’s wrong with this “article”.

  • kim

    1. Is usually required by most restaurants.
    2. Is one of the many things to do to increase your tip. There was a study done!
    3. Is annoying.

    4. Water yes…. bread is not an appetizer. If you are hungry now order one!!! Chips and salsa are there to make you order more drinks because of the saltiness and to fill you up faster to get you to leave faster.

    5. This is another one of those proven ways to increase your tip. So is wearing lipstick if you are female!

    6.This shouldn’t happen. The only time it might is if an item needs to be added to the check and the person you asked can’t get it.

    7. once again…proven tip increase. Standing is said to be rude because the server is looking down on you. getting on a child’s level is suppose to make them feel more comfortable………I agree it’s weird.

    8.Psychological trick. I suggest the most expensive item you will skip the cheapest item and pick a mid priced item because they won’t look too expensive after the suggestion.

    9.when you order only drinks the server must tip 10% of the cost to the bartender plus generally 2% to others and you are taking up their real estate to make money. So if you don’t tip for taking up there table and time you literally are making them pay to wait on you……SIT AT THE BAR!

    10.If the server doesn’t have the correct change to give you it takes time away from giving everyone great service to run around looking for it. Also bad tippers don’t like servers to bring their bad tips back to the table and let their date or others at the table find out what a cheapskate they are. Then they complain because the server has embarrassed them!!
    11. I understand this one. but if you need to ask the price you probably shouldn’t order it.
    12.13. 14. shouldn’t happen. But they don’t control how fast your food or drinks are made.

    15.lol i have no response

    16.proven to increase tips

    17. that is annoying

    18.restaurant rule

    19.Honestly it would seem odd to just ask if you would like a coke when you already have A coke. Or its you 10th or you are done with your dinner.

    20.If you had everything you needed it was silent service. you may not have noticed but they were paying attention to you. If you went without a drink the entire time your sever sucked.
    The author of this very obviously never worked in food service. If they had they would know most of these are required or suggested by the employer and the server has little control over it. Others are because when a server is at the mercy of the person they are waiting on to tip them so they can pay their bills every little suggestion to help will be used.

  • gbfdkm

    Amazed that you haven’t taken this horrid “article” down yet.

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  • Secret_chef

    Anyone who doesn’t understand or empathize with this article really should not be in the service industry. Just because you hate your job does not give you the right to do it poorly. Great customer service is what makes a restaurant experience stand out – and really seperates the best establishments from the rest. The fact that you dislike this article only shows how disrespectful a server you are. Before you start bashing my post understand that:
    1. I am I the industry for over 20 years- prior to owning I was a server for many years
    2. I ALWAYS tip at least 20% no matter how poor my service is.
    3. I do agree that many items on this list are required by management – but then again, I believe that this article was directed toward management as well as the serving community.

  • Sam

    Sounds like whoever wrote this article despises going out to eat. I hope his/her freezer is filled with TV dinners so the restaurant industry doesn’t have to deal w/this individual. I do however agree with the squatting at the table. Frustrated, little ogre.

  • Chris

    I wish the author of this would work in a restaurant for at least a week. I have done every front of the house position over the last ten years. Being a strangers door mat is not easily done with grace. Yet we still manage to find a way to day in and out.

    The establishments do not pay the servers even enough to cover taxes. Only even a portion of the money tipped to your server is even taken home with them after tip outs and credit card fees.

    If you cannot deal with basic human interaction while dining out, please learn to cook.

    There is a difference between server and servant.

  • Tiredofserving

    Any chain restaurant makes their servers introduce themselves by name
    I worked at a 5 star restaurant where it was MANDATORY for the server to go over to the the table and fold the napkin when someone got up

    Writing an article without doing all of the research is stupid

  • RestauRANTeur

    Most of the time when someone tells you to “wait for your waiter” it’s because they’re the HOST. Use your eyes. I know it’s a restaurant and you came here not to think, but just for a moment notice the person who sat you and gave you menus. Did you see them as you walked in the door? Were they standing at a little desk (in the biz we call it the “host stand”)? Are they maybe dressed differently than the waiters and waitresses, whom you can now see all around you, since you’re at your table? Did you maybe even see them answer the phone or move reservations around on a computer screen? Guess what? That’s a host! As in, not your server. As in if they were your server they wouldn’t have time to stand behind a desk and answer the phone and take reservations, because they’d be SERVING TABLES. As in, they can’t get your gluten free Mango margarita with no ice and extra mango puree because they already have a job, doing what they just did for you, except for OTHER PEOPLE, while taking reservations, refilling water glasses, bussing tables, wiping your fingerprints off the glass door, and cleaning up the trash idiots leave strewn around the waiting area even though there’s a trash can right there. Don’t like this facet of the way nearly every restaurant works? Take it up with a MANAGER. Tell them you’d like the hosts to take drink and appetizer orders. But don’t blame it on your server or your host. I guarantee you it’s a very rare restaurant where either of them had ANY input whatsoever into how things are run on a day to day basis.

  • James

    To be fair, customers are more annoying than waiters. Having actually worked in a restaurant there is nothing shittier than getting stiffed completely by a large party with a tab over $100. And they take up potential earnings (ie, the table space(s)) for a long time. Not to mention people are way to picky and complain about everything. Its not an easy job, wish more could relate to it. I mean you pay for the food with the bill, not the service. The tip pays the service. People don’t seem to understand that.

    • James

      We live in such an entitlement-based society. All of the sudden people ‘deserve’ the best and everything they want. Nobody deserves anything. Ever. We must work hard at what we want. We’re weak as a people and no longer hearty. We want more, more, more. Where’d the spartan mentality go?

  • Joshua Walker

    Maybe you shouldn’t go to a resturant with the intention of expecting to get a drink, food, and everything your heart desires in record breaking time so you can hurry up and get out of there because you feel as awkward as accidentally ordering a drink at a gay bar and realizing afterward you were in the wrong place. If you have to ask the server how much the lobster costs, you can’t afford it. You are already going to find any reason to complain about my service, if I do the things you ask or don’t do the things you ask it’ll be the exact opposite of what you wanted because your real reason for complaining is because you are cheap, bitter, and sad. If you want a quick meal, make it yourself, then nobody introduces themselves, touches your plate, takes your food away, or does any of the things you find to be so terrible. Honestly it would be best if you avoid social situations all together as you clearly don’t have the communication skills necessary to function. I wouldn’t be suprised if you have no job, weigh 400lbs, collect disability because being “too fat” is actually a disability, and complain because you are un-attractive, lonely, poor, and sad. Your only option is to eat as much food as fast as possible to fill the empty void of sadness you feel while making everyone feel as misable as you are because if you can’t be happy nobody should be. I really really hope that you don’t breed because society would be much better off if you didn’t.

  • Parysa

    1: As others have pointed out, I have to do that.
    2: Don’t touch me and I won’t touch you and we’ll all get along just fine.
    3: I have to do that.
    4: I try not to do that, but sometimes I have guests that I’m trying to fix something for or my manager has grabbed me or the kitchen has a question or I got double or triple sat and am trying to go in order so I don’t get mixed up and bring you table 302′s ranch and give them your ketchup. And yeah, writing things down is great, but we’re given one order card per table and there’s not always room to write down “lemons and A1 sauce and napkins and a spoon.”
    5: I have to.
    6: I’m busy with my guests. Sometimes I don’t have time to bring you wet naps because I’m trying to figure out why there are no biscuits made so I don’t get yelled at by one of my guests.
    7: If you want me to stand straight, speak where I can hear you.
    8: I have to. It feels just as pushy to me as it does to you, trust me.
    9: Go sit at the bar. I have a limited number of tables and at that point, you’re messing with my money.
    10: We’re not allowed to, so non-issue. Agree it’s rude.
    11: Agree
    12: Agree
    13: I can usually tell people who see me as a human being rather than a robot from people who are so afraid of having to give a decent tip that they justify not paying me for services offered by dehumanizing me and I don’t bother with the latter. You’re also getting the bare minimum of service from me bc I’m not going out of my way for you to treat me as sub-human.
    14: 90% of problems in my restaurant ARE because of the kitchen. Have you ever worked in a restaurant? Most of the kitchen staff are STONED off their asses. Every single other person has to do their job right in order for me to do mine. If there aren’t any clean glasses or silverware, you can’t eat. If the kitchen backs up, your food will be late, etc.
    15: N/A
    16: Hearts and smileys, a bit much. But a table I really enjoy serving is going to get something that shows that I appreciated them.
    17: Agree
    18: Eww
    19: Semantics. If I refill your cup directly I say “more” and if I have to bring a new glass, I say “another.”
    20: Agree, but there are things we have to do in addition to taking care of you like getting ice, warning the cook not to let your food touch shellfish so you don’t die, figuring out if something has peanut oil in it so you don’t die, wait for the manager to get free to break the hundred we were given on a $15 order, waiting for the manager to split your check up (many places have it set up that we can’t do that ourselves), rolling silverware because we’re almost out, etc. We’d love to be free to wait on you and only you and stand quietly behind you while you eat on the off chance you want to bitch that we don’t have zucchini when it’s out of season, but we have other things to do. If that’s what you want, go to a higher end restaurant or hire a butler and a cook.

    • Springs1

      “And yeah, writing things down is great, but we’re given one order card
      per table and there’s not always room to write down “lemons and A1 sauce
      and napkins and a spoon.”

      Then it’s time to bring one with you STUPID LAZY ASS, UNCARING BITCH!

  • Maria

    This is honestly one of the stupidest articles I’ve read in my life. Are you truly so spoiled, ungrateful, and self important that the other human beings waiting on you, bringing you food that is available in abundance in this very lucky country of ours, annoy you so bad by doing things that are usually seen as thoughtful, and are sometimes mandatory, that you have thought to complain about it to a public audience? It seems that nearly everything annoys you. Your glass-is-less-than-half-full, nitpicking mentality is an illustration of modern Americans completely forgetting to be grateful for the luxuries they’ve been afforded.

  • Anon

    The most brattiest, egotistic and annoying article ever. Go eat at fast food restaurants! You won’t have to deal with “annoying servers” and the service is super fast! No one will be up selling you and you can save your damn money. EASY.

  • asdfg

    What a whiner lmfao.

  • lucy l.

    Haha. This is honestly one of the worst things I have ever read, but (even as a waitress who greets myself with my name and asks my guests how they’re doing) I find it hard to be offended by this article seeing as the author of this article is clearly the saddest most pathetic anti-social douche bag to ever grace this earth. Clearly you just don’t like going out at all so why don’t you just spare the rest of us your foul negativity and stay home with your girlfriend who would clearly rather date your waiter, lord knows she’d probably be better off.

  • Toofer

    Who ever wrote this article is one of the biggest scumbags in existence.

  • fighjuufgvhgf

    Hahaha! You really are a nasty bitch ass. I hope someone beats the shit out of you and leaves you without any teeth so you have to buy dentures otherwise spend the rest of your life sucking liquid out of a straw. Oh yeah, you stupid bitch, you do realize that you’re only one customer among many, right? :-D Dumbass. No one needs to listen to you although you have proven that you have control issues. Now, do everyone a favor here and rot

  • Lizard

    This article is absolutely awful, and clearly written by somebody who has never waited tables. Many of the things they mention are either 1) Entirely personal preferences (such as the kneeling by the table), or 2) Completely out of the server’s control (such as having chips and salsa or bread to start).

    If you have this large of a list of irritating things to think about every time you go out to eat, I suggest you stick with fast food or IHOP, where the service will be subpar anyway, and you’ll have plenty to complain about.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brie.mcreynolds Briana McReynolds

    How can you be so rude and misinformed? I’d say 15/20 of the complaints you made were things that server do because our boss REQUIRES us to. We are required to introduce ourselves. We are required to upsell. We are required to kneel down and make eye contact. We are required to hide the price unless you ask. We KNOW how annoying it is to people, but we lose our jobs if we do not look like fanatics of the company. For a lot of the complaints you made, there are just as many guests that would be upset if we DIDN’T do them… like share about our lives, or kneel down and talk directly to children. Have you ever worked at a restaurant? What you said is hurtful to the servers around the world who try their hardest and whose rent money is at the guests’ mercy. You’ll complain about servers, but you keep going to restaurants, eh? Blame the companies, not us.

  • Server#54,372

    Oh, I just realized that we are being pranked by a donkey jizz guzzling 10 yr old! Now I see why the article blows testies and the grammar/punctuation makes me want to eat ass with a spoon! Does your mommy know you are using profanity? Maybe it’s time to wash your face hole with soap? I hope when you are grown up, you will learn to treat servers with respect rather than being the fudge packing, cunt licking, shit sucking, ball cheese that you are. Thanks for the laughs, kiddo :)

  • http://www.coffee-beans-machines.com/ Bren69

    myself and my wife once got asked to leave an Indonesian restaurant in Amsterdam once upon a time. we had ordered and were waiting on starters. When the service realized i hadn’t ordered a main they tried to push me into ordering one. I wasnt hungry enough so even though my wife had ordered a main they asked us to leave …. apparently it wasnt acceptable to them that i wasnt ordering a main….

  • notquitespeechless

    lol if this is the stuff you feel is blog worthly, you need to take the silver spoon out of your ass. We are there to do a job (most of us by a corporate guideline). If you don’t like being waited on, get take out. Servers are PART of the dining experience. We are not nameless, faceless mind readers who will do everything specifically as you would like. Oh, and if you can’t use my name when speaking to me, you WON’t get more OR another Coke. I’m a human being.. I have doubts about you.

  • Ashlee

    This post is kind of lame. I work in the restaurant business and I make good tips for doing some of the stuff you said don’t do.. WACK POST

  • noway

    Lol wtf, NO SHIT the lobster n mac is gonna be better than just mac. who is this guy??

    & really, a smiley face on ur check ruins ur eating experience? jesus u sound miserable

  • http://twitter.com/phillyguerrilla phillyguerrilla

    Servers tell you their name so you can get their attention without holding your glass up and shaking it (because that just might get your food contaminated). Just like you dont want to be grabbed, they dont want to be grabbed when you need something. Act like a civilized adult and use their name.

    From a former waiter, and host, who thoroughly enjoys dining out, all other complaints in this list are fair game. Though I must say, the complaints listed seem to be problems with inexperienced servers. A lot on this list, like another waiter asking you to wait for your waiter, isnt a legitimate reason to short change your server.

  • not a shitty waiter

    1. Really? What? No matter the scenario when I’m first meeting someone I introduce myself to them with my name. Either at a dinner party with my father for his job or waiting tables it doesn’t matter. Its polite. It also has many benefits. When you fucking need me its better to ask someone else “Hey can you grab Broderick” than “Can you grab that one server with…um…blonde hair..he’s tall and slender”. In addition to this I’m a genuinely friendly person most of the time and introducing myself by name will help bring back regulars. Regulars = requests = steady flow of income.

    2. IDK where you’ve eaten, but I’ve never blatantly touched someone intimately. And its usually frowned upon.

    3. I myself and a bunch of other servers I know will be straight forward with you. I often recommend things I personally enjoy. If I haven’t eaten something I’ll tell you that and then give you a general description that will hopefully give you enough information to make a decision. If I don’t like something I’ll say that, but still try to help you with making the decision on the item. If something is genuinely bad for whatever reason I’ll also tell you that and recommend something else. I’m not going to serve you something shitty.

    4. Maybe its a regional thing or maybe you’ve not eaten out often, but genuinely menus are brought by the host when you sit down. Also, if its during a rush don’t expect a super speedy meal. Why would you want bread and water sitting around waiting for you? Ew. You’re not my only table I do things in a process and in order.

    5. If you’ve never eaten at the restaurant before don’t you want some sort of heads-up as to what’s what? Or do you just want to blindly order things and then get pissy when its not delivered in a certain fashion or it sucks? Its also one of the many things you bitch about in your article that’s forced into our heads during training.

    6. Again…where the fuck have you been eating? I’ve worked at a few restaurants ranging from chain family restaurants like Bob Evan’ss to locally owned family restaurants to steak houses. Even at lower restaurants like Bob Evan’s and the little Italian restaurant I worked at servers, hosts, etc. were more than happy to get you something. If the busboy can’t help you they’ll try to grab someone like a manager or myself. Or they’re just really busy. But most of the time people will try to accommodate you.

    7. Some restaurants require this maneuver. I worked at Outback and they did. I also am 6’4 and usually an inch or two taller depending on the shoe. Sometimes its super awkward and or difficult to understand them when its super busy so I have to kneel. Guests especially appreciate this when they’re elderly or when children like to order them self.

    8. I recommend a wide variety of things, not just the most expensive. I try to gauge my audience and get a feel for what they like. Recommending a personal favorite is also always a safe bet even if its not the most expensive. But I am going to upsell, sorry. Lobster mac IS better than regular mac. A burger IS better with bacon.

    9. I’m indifferent really. I’m not going to treat you like an evil person if you just want a shake or coffee or some appetizers.

    10. I always ask if you need change. If someone gives me a 50 for a 20 dollar bill??

    11. Again I ask…where have you been eating? I always offer prices and have never had that problem when dining out.

    12. I can’t keep asking this, but what barbaric places do you eat at? Even if the plate is empty I ask if you want me to clear the plates for you (I know that must be annoying to). Its what I’ve always been taught and its polite.

    13. That can be annoying and its frustrating when other servers throw pity parties to get sympathy tips. I keep conversation short and cordial, but I expect that of you too when its super busy.

    14. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to deal with shitty PoS systems that don’t print tickets in kitchens and sometimes there are mess ups in the kitchen. I will admit that I will sometimes try to pass of the blame. But most of the time I’ll just apologize and offer you something free.

    15. I can’t speak for other servers, but I try to do a little a bit at a time and I expect the guests to tell me when its enough.

    16.I only write messages on checks to friends/regulars usually in jest. But it can get a bit overboard. I work with a server who uses a variety of gel pens to create little messages. Then again she’s one of those awful overly peppy type people who have coffee instead of blood running through their veins.

    17. I’m not going to lie. I’m going to flirt if I see any opportunity. I know I’m an attractive individual and if I can make more money than I will.

    18. I’m not touching your napkin during dinner.

    19. I’ve never worked for a restaurant that doesn’t offer free refills.

    20. Management and training generally dictates when you need to walk by. I will also do a walk by a couple times so that if you need something I can help you but if not I’m not going to ask if you need anything (don’t want to be one of those pesky servers who visits you too much). Anymore people will just flail their hands around screaming across the restaurant if they need something.

  • Bob Saget

    Try being a server in a restaurant, and then complain. Its not easy. Typical (probably American) jerk taking things for granted and complaining of first world problems.

  • My name “I tuoch ur food stupi

    For the people or customers if you want to be called that. if you are at a restaurant that does not stop the cheese or pepper grinder on time, come off your wallet and eat somewhere better or stay home. cook for yourself and clean up after yourself see what kind tip you would leave. By the way when eat at home and drop something on the floor do pick it up, do you let your children make an unbelievable mess.? NO YOU DONT. get a grip

  • hedgehog

    you have clearly never worked in a restaurant. after your first complain i couldn’t believe what i was actually reading. you’re just a critical self righteous dick. if you don’t like the service at a restaurant cook your own damn meal

  • Molly

    Excuse me Sir, but if you have this many issues with restaurants maybe you should stay home and cook your own meal. Mentioning specials without saying the prices?? Really? Don’t come out to eat if this is your main concern. You seem like an extremely bitter person. Servers are not introducing themselves by name, or recommending dishes just as an attempt get a bigger tip out of you. It’s actually our job, we’re not that desperate for your money. Thanks.

  • Manager

    You’re an idiot. I didn’t even finish your rant, because it’s all been said before, check out Yelp.com, it’s full of “experts” like yourself. I laughed when you commented on squatting at a table – you think that servers don’t know what they’re doing? It’s been statistically proven with empirical evidence from a multitude of universities that that action directly affects tips in a positive manner, and “in the long run,” you are just one more asshole that takes an impractical position from an outside looking in stance. Go to McDonalds, or better yet, stay home since you know everything and can do it better yourself. Oh, and the Lobster Mac is way better, asshole.

  • Annoyingserver

    I googled “annoying customers” after a long hard day of work, just to see if other workers in the restaurant industry are as dumbfounded as I am with how disrespectful a human being can actually be and I came across this article. I have been in the industry for 6 years and worked every possible front of the house position…and this article just verified my disgust in the majority of customer complaints. I am a humble person and if I make a mistake, I own up to it. I take the criticism from the customer with grace knowing that next time I am faced with the same or similar situation I can take my prior customers feed back and use it for better. BUT there are a few (actually 1000) things customers and the person who wrote this article need to take into account when it comes to dining.

    1. If you’ve never worked in the front of a restaurant you should refrain from writing articles of this nature. 90% of your complaints lead me to think you have O.C.D and you should just never leave the shelter of your home or the nearest fast food restaurant.

    2. Your server introduces themselves because they are a human being and for centuries and centuries our parents have been giving us these things called “names.” Names allow us to identify ourselves. So cases such as getting referred to as “boy” “girl” getting snapped at, getting waved down, or being called “waiter” can be avoided. If you had guests in your house that you were meeting for the first time, I’m sure you would take offense if you went to tell them your name and they said you were “wasting there time.” If you worked in a restaurant you would know that the ONE TIME you don’t introduce yourself, the customer usually asks you anyway. Another point, some servers have customers they refer to as regulars…People who come to the establishment often. (by the looks of it you are not a regular ANYWHERE) Point being, some customers call and make a reservation and like to REQUEST a certain server. Pretty hard to do without knowing their name…Its how we build our customer base. Its how we make people feel welcome. And its how we avoid people like you from barking at us…Just eases the whole dining situation a little.

    3. When it comes to kneeling…you are right. But I do think that a 90 year old woman would appreciate being able to hear me or at least read my lips..And I would appreciate her being able to hear me as well so I don’t have to repeat the specials 100 times over.

    4. Remember. You are not my only customer. Chances are if you come in during the dinner rush I have 3 or 4 other tables who are on the same routine as you. Meaning all of them need drinks at the same time, all of them need to order at the same time, etc etc. I don’t look around at my tables and say “I think I like them the best, i’ll go to that table first.” I go by protocol, which means I go to my tables in the order that they came in. So excuse my your highness if you have to wait for a few minutes. Like everyone else said, McDonald’s.

    5. Remember. The industry is not flawless. Its a group of individuals with different strengths and weaknesses coming together to try to make a great experience for their customers AND pay the bills doing it. Things come up. Mistakes are made. There is a kitchen (that people don’t typically see) And if the kitchen is off or understaffed or behind for whatever reason… this affects the waitstaff, the host trying to seat people, the bartenders, take out, and most importantly the customers. Not only the kitchen…If one piece of the puzzle is off, it jeopardizes the flow of the entire night.

    6. You want us to leave our personal matters at the door, you should leave yours as well. If your starving and didn’t eat all day and your complaining about your food taking a little while THATS NOT OUR FAULT. if you have a movie to catch in 20 minutes…THATS NOT OUR FAULT. if your husband or wife is being an asshole and you want to take your rage out on the nearest dennys. THATS NOT THEIR FAULT. If your going to come in and bitch about prices DONT GO THERE. Because again ITS NOT OUR FAULT. Stay home.

    7. The napkin thing irked me. If you get up to go to the restroom and put your napkin on the table when your food is coming out what do you want the server to do with it? Trust me, we dont want to touch your germ filled napkin but you leave us no choice. Ill be sure to throw it on the floor and not bring out a new linen next time. Use your hands.

    All in all. We are human beings. If you have this many problems with the industry then start your own! Sounds like you will have a successful clan of boring, no name, robot servers. Fun place to be. I wish you luck.

    • Springs1

      “your complaining about your food taking a little while THATS NOT OUR FAULT.”

      Answer these questions HONESTLY PLEASE, because you are VERY WRONG when it comes to this LIAR and you know it in MOST cases:

      1. WHEN do you put in my order? Do you wait or do you go put it in immediately after taking it? If you are double sat or triple sat, you can still go put in each order into the computer after taking each table’s order. By not doing that can result in a much longer wait and that would be YOUR FAULT.

      2. FORGETTING to put in an order. My husband and I have experienced this for REAL that servers ADMITTED to our faces they have FORGOTTEN TO PUT ORDERS IN. All of them were appetizers, bar drinks, and a cup of soup.

      3. Did you put in the order CORRECTLY into the computer? Have had many times servers ADMITTED to our faces they did not do that correctly. Have had wrong entrées before due to our server putting in the order wrong. Have had wrong bar drinks too due to the server putting in the order wrong.

      4. Did you FORGET ANYTHING I ORDERED such as a SIDE DISH if you bring me my food? We have had this happen a number of times as well. Condiments are *ALWAYS* the server’s fault since that can be brought out ahead of time.

      5. Did you DROP anything I ordered? Luckily, we have not had this happen, but I have seen a server once drop some fries from a plate before and I did have a waiter spill some margarita martini when pouring into a martini glass. In other words, it is possible, not likely, but very possible.

      6. Did you remember to GET my food? We have had a server do that before. Also, we have had a number of servers forget bar drinks.

      7. Did you bring out my food obviously correctly if you bring my food out? Do you realize how many times OUR OWN SERVER brings out DUH mistakes like the side dish is wrong, the entrée is wrong, something obvious is not correct bacon that isn’t covered up isn’t extra, extra crispy when you can clearly notice that it isn’t without touching anything, etc.? Every DUH mistake you bring out is YOUR FAULT I am waiting for what I did order by you wasting my time bringing me the wrong item or wrongly prepared item or forgot something. While we all make mistakes, I would have to say a good 90% of the time, servers NEVER COMPARE THE WRITTEN ORDERS TO THE FOOD, because they are TOO LAZY and DON’T CARE!!

      8. Servers DO wait to put in entrée orders when appetizers, side salads, or cups of soup are ordered. THAT *IS* THE GOD’S TRUTH! Sometimes it’s TOO LONG THEY WAIT!

      If it’s another server, it still doesn’t make it the kitchen staff’s fault I have the wrong side dish for example since that is something that’s obvious. It’s either my server that didn’t put in my order correctly or this other server that didn’t compare the ticket to the food or that this other server did compare the ticket to the food, but just missed it(HIGHLY UNLIKELY, but possible).

      1. Once, we had a Red Lobster waitress had our 2 entrées on the tray as well as 2 side salads that were for a couple that wasn’t even there when we ordered. Anyway, instead of bypassing their table to hand us ours first since WE DID ORDER FIRST(common sense would tell you that it takes more time to cook food than it does to fix a side salad anyways even if it wasn’t our server that delivered our food, but it was our waitress that delivered our food), she decided to hand them theirs first off the tray. THAT IS SOMETHING THAT IS IN THE SERVER’S CONTROL TO HAND OUT THINGS OFF THE SAME TRAY IN THE ORDER IN WHICH IT WAS ORDERED IN!!

      2. Once, we had a waitress that greeted us which we ordered an appetizer as well as our drinks when greeted. I saw she tucking in chairs at empty tables and pretty much doing everything but coming back to get our entrée order. Well, I found out what happened. She brought out our appetizer and when I asked she said that she wanted to wait to put in our entrée orders. The thing is, that delayed us more by not at least coming to GET our orders. That way, when the appetizer was ready, we wouldn’t have gotten delayed eating our appetizer since we then had to give our entrée orders when we could have given our entrée orders WELL BEFORE THAT and we would have gotten our entrées faster due to that she could have just left to put our entrée orders into the computer after delivering our appetizer instead of taking time to order when our appetizer was sitting in front of us.

      The point is, SHE delayed our entrées as well as to be able to start eating our appetizer because she could have at least TAKEN our entrée orders and then when our appetizer would have been brought out, could have immediately gone to the computer to put our entrée orders in.

      What she did was make us wait while our hot appetizer was sitting in front of us, we couldn’t touch it, because we had to order our entrées and could have done that wayyy before that.

      She also delayed our entrées because we had to spend extra time AFTER our appetizer arrived to give her our entrée orders when we could have done that wayyyy before that.

      3. Once, we had a waitress that assumed that because they were out of raspberry topping for a cheesecake slice when we had ordered dessert that she’d bring us strawberry. Turns out, she knew when she put in the order that the computer had it the manager told us. So she did it on PURPOSE to be so lazy and uncaring as to not come to ask if we wanted the next closest thing. We didn’t, we sent it back, so she had MORE WORK. Also, she didn’t even think about what if someone is allergic to strawberries. I just honestly can’t believe someone would do that. If they are out of something, common sense would be to come to see if the next closest thing is ok. Not everyone wants the next closest thing. So it wasn’t like it was just getting the order wrong by accident or by not verifying the written order with what she was bringing or putting in the order wrong by accident, this was on PURPOSE to be LAZY and to ASSUME. I didn’t know at first that she did that. I thought at first she just was that stupid(or truly just messed up(highly doubt it)) to bring us strawberries on top of a cheesecake when we ordered raspberries.

      4. Your server delays coming to get your order or delays you ordering due to personal conversation. We have had that before as well. Once, we had a waiter that we didn’t know after waiting 15 mins. for a table on Mardi Gras day ask us BEFORE we ORDERED ANYTHING “How’s y’all’s Mardi Gras” “Go to any parades.” See, I don’t mind chit chat with a stranger, but be considerate to do it AFTER we have our orders into the computer so you don’t take up our time. We have also had servers not come to get our order due to playing around.

      Sometimes taking a long time or a longer time has A LOT to do with the server:

      My husband and I have had 3 TIMES where servers FORGOT to put food orders into the computer. We also have 4 times servers forget to get bar drinks from the bar. Once a waitress forgot to put in a bar drink into the computer. Two of the 3 times it was an appetizer and the servers ADMITTED doing so. The third time was a cup of bisque which is normally served before a meal just like a side salad is.

      My husband and I also have had delays due to that the servers delayed putting orders into the computer when they COULD have such as deciding to buss a table first or decide instead of a mini-greet(I’ll be right with you all), one waiter I saw decided to take a party of 6 people’s drink/appetizer orders instead of putting in our food orders into the computer. I can understand if they call you over, but if they don’t, you should be putting that order into the computer not delaying our food. The longer you wait to put in orders, the LONGER WE WAIT!!

      So truly think about that MOST of the time when you wait a LONG TIME for your food or bar drinks even, it could be the server’s fault.

      9 times out of 10, your server had *SOMETHING* to do with the delay in most cases! That’s the GOD’S TRUTH!

      So PLEASE STOP LYING, because I HAVE ALL THE ***************PROOF************ THAT YOU ARE 100% WRONG ABOUT THIS! WHERE’S YOUR PHYSICAL PROOF? I know, YOU DON’T HAVE ANY!

  • Mercy Brown

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  • Jake

    The dude that wrote this 1) has never worked in the industry and 2) is a d-bag. Most of the stuff here is expected of servers. I realize some might be annoying to some people, but if you hate being served how servers serve then serve yourself at home.

  • Waiter

    Obviously whoever wrote this article has never actually been a server in their entire life, it’s a special job that requires focus, people skills, and multi tasking and it is not easy when one table is pissed off, another needs refills, and another is impatiently waiting for their food, yes if you can’t do that then you’re in the wrong line of work but come on

  • Jim

    Fuck you, shitty writer.

  • christina zielinski

    This article was clearly written by someone who has never worked as a server before. The majority of the actions listed here as annoying as they may be are what we’re trained to do, and punished if we don’t to make your night out as pleasurable as possible. I’m sorry if folding you napkin, writting “thank you” on your bill (because believe me most of us would love to write f*** you), or heaven forbid TELL YOU OUR NAME. If something as little as that completely ruins your dining experience, EAT AT HOME, because while your sitting there comfortably comapling about something as simple as that, we’re working our butts off harder than most of you would like to admit for a much lesser amount than you do. Enjoy sitting at your 9-5 office job tomorrow then when you try and write another article under your name have someone say “I don’t care, knowing your name annoys me.”

    • Springs1

      Writing “thank you” on the check is *NOT* WORKING HARD and it is VERY MUCH *************WASTING VALUABLE TIME**************** you could be getting refills, someone’s food, a bar drink, etc., but you chose to waste time and be VERY INCONSIDERATE of your customer’s time.

  • tiffers

    its mandatory to say your name when greeting a table.

  • Glenn

    I bet you have eaten alot of spit, hair, feces, floor crud, and maybe even semen. Yes, you are paying and good service is expected. But I am a server, not your servant. If you dont have time to return kindness to someone putting forth the effort to keep you happy and give the best experience, then stay the fuck home. Just realize that some servers do blow but not all. We are just doing a job, we dont need your snobby ass rolling your eyes in our faces for introducing ourselves. Dont carry your bad experience from one server to another. Its also not my fault your drinks take forever, you had a long wait, you dont like what you ordered, or you dont like my suggestions. If you go into a place treating people who will accomidate any of your needs and be a disrespectful ass, chances are you would hate eating out because who wants to be nice to a condecending douche. You make your own experience. Get fucking real. Asshole.

    • Springs1

      Glenn

      “Its also not my fault your drinks take forever,”

      Actually IT VERY WELL CAN BE!

      Answer the following questions HONESTLY:

      1. *WHEN* do put in that drink order? My husband and I have had servers forget to put in bar drink orders before and have seen them *PURPOSELY* DELAY going to the computer because they wanted to buss a table which *CAN* wait or without being called over go to ask other tables how they were doing.

      2. *DO YOU *FORGET* TO GET THE DRINK FROM THE BAR? Have had this happen A NUMBER OF TIMES BEFORE BY SERVERS. I can remember around 5 or so during the years.

      3. Do you put in the ORDER *CORRECTLY*? Have had that with food items and possibly even bar drink orders that came out OBVIOUSLY wrong to the table

      4. Do you bring out the *CORRECT* drink? Once I ordered a white russian, the waitress at Chili’s brought me a frozen mudslide, which was our waitress. Another waitress I ordered a white russian with absolute vodka. The DINGY waitress brings me in a *CLEAR* GLASS a BLACK RUSSIAN(NO CREAM). She didn’t *LISTEN* to what drink I told her. I have NEVER had a problem ordering that way for a very long time(YEARS).

      5. Rare, but can happen, the server drops the entire drink or even part of it. I had a waiter drop some of a flavored martini as he was pouring into the glass. I wasn’t too happy since these things were expensive.

      “you had a long wait,”

      ANY PROBLEM YOU DO such as forgetting to put in an order, an overcharge, bringing out the wrong items, forgetting something, etc., makes a wait for a table longer for people that are waiting for a table and waiting longer for your food and drinks when you are the customer.

      WHY do you want to LIE to the public? I don’t get it?

      “If you dont have time to return kindness to someone putting forth the
      effort to keep you happy and give the best experience, then stay the
      fuck home.”

      I very much return kindness telling them “thank you” and asking NICELY for things. They however, don’t have to waste our time asking us how we are doing at the greeting or ask if we have been there before crap. LET US ORDER! How do *YOU* feel when *YOU* are hungry and thirsty or in a hurry, huh?

      It’s just simply called ***********BEING CONSIDERATE************** OF OTHERS! Why don’t you try that, huh?

  • Cory

    This is one of the most stupid articles I have ever read, every point is absolutely ridiculous and clearly written by someone who has never worked in a restaurant.

  • Pinche Puto

    You are an Idiot, only people who haven’t served before would be this ignorant.

  • Pinche Puto

    respond, you waste of life.

  • DJ

    Wow, this sounds like the ramblings of an ignorant person who’s never had to wait tables in his/her life.

  • tt103

    Springs1, you should probably go jump off of a bridge and die. You sound like a 12 year old saying stupid ass and obviously you do not know how a restaurant is ran or what is expected in the first place.

  • CET

    As a dutiful service industry employee, half of these things are just wrong.

  • Tom Pecena

    As a professional of 25+ years I have to comment. Many of the things you mention are common in chain type restaurants. I agree one should never touch a customer unless it’s a regular and you are greeting them at the door or escorting them out after a wonderful meal.

    As far as the order of service. In polite society the sequence of service at a nice restaurant goes something like this: guest sits, gets a drink order, then the menu, drinks arrive, order taken, menus removed, then bread arrives. There should be no food on the table until the menus are gone. Several steps are actually doing 2 jobs. 1)After placing the drink order you bring the menus. The menu keeps the customers busy while the drinks are being made. 2) The bread keeps them busy while the appetizers are being made. That way there is a seamless progression and there is never a gap in service.

    One should never ask if a customer has been in before. Quite possibly the customer comes in every Monday (the waiters night off) and instead came in on Tuesday with friends who have been told how everybody knows them and how special the place is. Then to be asked “Have you been here before.” Very embarrassing. Or if it’s a regular who appears with several different ladies. Discretion is a must. The proper question is “When were you in last?” The answer will provide a lot of information. Have they been in since the menu change? Do they already know about the specialty of the house? Are they familiar with the style of food on the menu (perhaps home cooking from an obscure island in the Mediterranean)? It’s a reasonable question.

    On the eating light item. If you are going to a $75 pp restaurant and can’t afford it, go to a place you can afford. You’ll be happier and get a more filling meal. Or worse yet, don’t come in the middle of a busy night with a date, order one appetizer after being there 1 hour, picking at it for another hour , and nursing a glass of house wine all night. That table is for people that want to eat. That table is my source of income. It’s not a place for you to make out and grope your date for 3 hours. That’s costing me and the restaurant money.

    One should always just bring the change (people pay cash still?) with no comment.

    Lastly on clearing. Each course is cleared at one time when everyone is finished. You know if Granny eats slow, so slow down so everyone is finished but her. That’s rude and now she’ll feel rushed. The only time to clear otherwise is if the customer pushes the plate away or asks the waiter to remove it.

    Of course, many people haven’t been taught how to act in any restaurant,much less a nice one. If The customers and waiters all went by the same rules, the entire experience would be so much nicer. I could write an entire column on what customers do that’s annoying simply because they don’t know any better.

  • hannah

    I wonder if you have even had to serve someone or even worked in customer service clearly you sir are ignorant and disrespectful
    and by the way you greet the customer and tell them your name because you want the customer to feel welcome… not just hurry them along and ask what do you want chop chop!!..
    every point you have said in this article is a joke.
    and you seem like a very angry miserable person that no one can satisfy.

  • Ann

    I think most places make you say your name to your customers. My old boss made ALL OF US SAY IT, I hated to say my name. I just wanted to get with the program, take their order and give them their check. If my boss heard us not say our name he would write us up!!! It all just depends on the work place people.

  • tara

    this is probably the most ignorant and unintelligent thing that i have ever read. go spend one day working in a restaurant. you’d probably cry for your mother like the little bitch you are. if i ever had the chance to wait on you, i would lose my job. go fuck yourself, asshole.

  • Springs1

    JohnC44

    “that tip that you feel entitles you to total control over a server is the only thing closing the gap between sweatshop wages and minimum wage (in many cases).”

    That makes ZERO SENSE what-so-ever! If you feel that you want control**********************YOU********************** pay my tip, OK CONTROL FREAK?

    “but I seriously doubt you can even hold a job with your nauseating personality and questionable ability to speak English, so I assume you’re probably spending money you didn’t earn anyway.”

    I work 40 hours a week in an office JERK!

    “They work hard for awful wages”

    That’s where you are wrong. Most servers don’t work hard. Most servers are too lazy to write EVERY request down or if they do write things down, they don’t verify them for what they can notice without touching the food, they just WING IT. I don’t know ANY servers that make sure all the prices on your check are correct. That’s not working hard, is it?

    Here’s a server or a former server that agrees with me that works or worked at a Red Lobster:

    http://stef319.hubpages.com/hub/Confessions-of-A-Food-Server

    Stef319 said:

    “I definitely know where you’re coming from with servers,
    though. I will agree that 90% of our servers ARE lazy. They drive me crazy; as lazy as they are with their tables (who are providing their tips), imagine how lazy they are when it’s time to do sidework and help clean the restaurant. They’re always on their cell phones, outside smoking cigarettes, flirting with the cooks, when they should be paying attention to their guests. And I bet they get your orders wrong all the time because you’re right-they are lazy. They expect a 20% tip always. They wonder why they get “stiffed” on a tip sometimes. It’s because they didn’t deserve a tip!That’s why I said that I don’t want other servers taking my food out. I don’t trust them at all. They don’t read the kitchen slips, they bring a steak out without a steak knife, they forget sides, and they auction off food. It ends up costing me more time cause not only do I have to apologize for their order delivery not being correct, but I still have to go back to the kitchen and get whatever they forgot. And god forbid that the guest asks THEM for something because not only will they not get it, but they won’t even have the courtesy to tell me what the table wanted.The hostess told me that she has a hard time finding her to tell her she has tables. She knows she cuts corners, and she puts texting and smoking above her guests’ needs, but I think that she still expect 15%. Then, she kept wanting to go outside for cigarettes- with me!!”

    Auctioning off food is VERY LAZY! I once had a waitress when we were in a party of 4 that asked “Who had the coke, who had the sprite, etc.? I mean, SHE FUCKING WROTE IT DOWN, WHY DON’T SHE FUCKING**********************READ********************* HER FUCKING LIST AND QUIT MAKING *US* DO HER JOB FOR HER!

    This is how you do it.

    xx

    xx

    This is how we were seated. 1 and 2 on top, the 3 and 4 on the bottom. That’s how you know who had what. It’s VERY LAZY to auction off food or drinks when *YOU* TOOK the damn order. It’s stupid. It also makes the server look DITSY AND STUPID as well as VERY LAZY!

    Most don’t:

    1. At times even not write your order down.

    2. Write *ALL* request down(refills, bags, box, etc.)

    3. Compare their written orders or tickets/computer screen orders to the food for obvious errors.

    4. Compare the menu prices to the check prices to make sure the customers aren’t overcharged.

    5. Verify the amount they are even charging you(has happened a few times where the server hands us the wrong amount charged on the credit card along with the check that has the correct amount).

    6. Some don’t go in the order in which request came in because they are too lazy to do so(like make 2 trips to bring soft drinks and then when the bar drinks is ready make another trip for that is what they should do, but some don’t).

    7. I have had 4 or 5 servers tell me “You might have to
    remind me” because they were too lazy to write my order down and reread
    their written order.

    When you work hard, you ********TRY YOUR BEST*******, MOST DON’T try their best and you know it!

    HELL a server or former server is TELLING YOU THE TRUTH! Smoke breaks, texting, etc. I have even caught our waitress we had a Buffalo Wild Wings years ago when I went to the bathroom she was texting. I couldn’t believe it. Why wasn’t she working? Why was she PLAYING on the job? I mean if she was actually going use the bathroom, that’s human nature, but texting is not something that you should be doing when customers can see you do this when you want their money. Especially on a busy Saturday night as this was, you have no time to do that.

    “You seem to have no concept of the paradigm of working for a living.”

    YOU DON’T, because I work for a living STUPID ASS!

    “1) You will treat a server as you would like to be treated at all times. You will not cut them off when they’re delivering their required dialogue, regardless of how hungry and thirsty you are.”

    I would want to be treated to be cut off you STUPID ASS if I were a server. I would want them out faster to make MORE MONEY. YOU ARE STUPID, YOU REALLY ARE!

    If I were a server, I would be considerate of my customer’s hunger, time, and thirst. I would 100 ZILLION PERCENT UNDERSTAND if they did cut me off, because it’s ******************THEIR TIP MONEY**************** that is paying for their ******************************TIME******************** THERE not to be wasted on stupid shit they aren’t interested in.

    SO YEAH, I am ALREADY treating them as I would treat my customers if I were their server. I am not doing anything, NOT A THING DIFFERENTLY than I would expect to get treated.

    I would want to talk the least so my customers could get their things faster stupid ass! The more faster they get their stuff, the happier THEY ARE, and the HAPPIER I WILL BE with the MORE CUSTOMERS, MORE TIP POTENTIAL!

    “2) If you are in distress to such a degree that you cannot wait for the meal to progress at a normal pace, you should find another source of food or seek medical care (but I would recommend psychiatric treatment
    in any case).”

    I can get the service the way *I* want it for *MY* money CONTROL FREAK! You can’t tell me what to do! You aren’t *PAYING* my tip, are you?

    “3) You will accept inevitable mistakes and courteously ask for correction of the issue should it be significant enough to do so. You will ask, not demand, and you will allow your server to do their best to address the situation as best as they can.”

    I already am courteous by STILL telling them “THANK YOU” even though A LOT OF THEM DO NOT SAY THEY ARE SORRY!

    I don’t demand, I *ASK* for things STUPID! You don’t know me.

    “4) You will leave a reasonable tip to your server without expectation of servitude to you.”

    NOPE, it’s *EARNED*, NOT SOME RIGHT! NO SERVER IS ENTITLED TO A TIP unless the restaurant has automatic gratuity for a large party or if I use a coupon that requires it.

    So their expectations are more important than ours? NO, they are *EQUAL* and that’s how the tip should be! You treat me wonderful, you get a wonderful tip, you treat me horrible, you don’t get a tip, you treat me with mediocre service, you get a mediocre tip, etc. Get what I am saying? I just will treat your tip the way you treat me if you were my server.

    “Your tip is a bear minimum acknowledgement that the
    person brought you food that you didn’t have to make yourself. gain, without this extra income, your server makes less than minimum wage. ”

    This is not a server issue, so don’t put the cooks into this. Making my food can’t be compared to the server since they aren’t the cooks STUPID IGNORANT IDIOT! YOU ARE THE DUMBEST PERSON, I SWEAR!

    Bringing me food doesn’t ENTITLE my server to a tip STUPID ASS! It has to be correct as much as they possibly can control, it has to be in a good time frame that they can control such as not delaying putting in the order or putting in the order wrong or forgetting something I ordered, etc.

    Also, the check has to be 100% correct and if it’s not, it’s not going to be a good tip. WHY if you didn’t check the prices and I found a wrong price, that *YOU* couldn’t have if you were server? I know you can’t change the price, but the manager can’t either in most cases, because it’s corporate that sets the prices, but you can certainly NOTICE IT ***********BEFORE************** you hand me my bill that it has a wrong price, get the manager to fix it to ************CARE************ about *MY MONEY* JUST AS IT WERE YOURS IF YOU EXPECT ME TO CARE ABOUT YOUR MONEY!

    You think that serving food is all it is. YOU ARE REALLY IGNORANT! We just recently had a bitch waitress during a NON-BUSY time 11a.m. have one of 3 prices that were on the menu that that’s all she had to check and we had a dollar overcharge on an item. Instead of being nice, which I presented nice that I just told her that the price was $3.95 for the queso, not $4.95 and instead of apologizing, she refused to fix it blaming it on that they didn’t update the menus. I was like “When you are a customer, don’t you go by the advertised prices and that we don’t order from the computer to know that the price is wrong, so that’s illegal that you can’t legally charge me $4.95. See, if I were the server in the situation, first I would have tried to notice this, but let’s say I didn’t, I would have said “I’M SO SORRY ABOUT THIS, LET ME GET A MANAGER TO FIX IT.” Then I would have asked the manager to take a coke off the bill for my customer’s inconvenience since they had to literally do MY JOB for them as well as the manager’s job to have initially keep up with the correct prices. Instead I had to tell her I wanted it fixed when she had refused to fix it and blame a MENU, NOT A HUMAN BEING EVEN, a piece of PAPER as if that was at fault, BS! For the LYING BITCH because of a DOLLAR, instead of having $6 on around a $35 check(we got served food without utensils even with NO apology even, so that’s why she wouldn’t have gotten 20%). The no apology and the obvious mistake caused her to have less than 20%. You should say you are sorry when you mess up. As I said before, because she was such a bitch and REFUSING to get it fixed, she got stiffed. WHY? She acted just like you that server’s money is HOLIER THAN THOU and OURS IS NOTHING!!

    You act like that server’s money is more important than ours. It’s ***********EQUALLY JUST AS IMPORTANT*********** as theirs.

    As I said before, instead of being nice, she was a bitch and she could have EASILY CAUGHT this situation WELL BEFORE our entrées came out since this was an appetizer.

    It was *HER* fault 100%, NOT a FUCKING MENU! This was ON HER! Even the manager didn’t fix the price, he just adjusted the total minus a dollar before taxes. The manager’s excuse was that the owner didn’t want to fix it, but I told the manager I have only been there 2 times and that since I don’t work here, I shouldn’t know more than they do. I also told him they need to train the servers to compare the menu prices to the check prices, because this is 100% PREVENTABLE! As I said before, it was SLOW, NOT busy even. 3 items were on the menu prices. The soft drinks weren’t. So she could have easily verified 3 prices in less than 30 seconds even.

    Instead of just admitting she was at fault, she blames a piece of paper, WTF?? SERIOUSLY, HOW STUPID IS THAT? Personally, if I were the server, I wouldn’t damage my entire tip for a dollar. That’s RETARDED! I wouldn’t have blamed anyone else when I would have been the *LAST* PERSON to ************SEE************ THE CHECK since this is just comparing NUMBERS from the advertised prices on the menu to the check.

    So when you go through these situations like we have, you will see, that most servers are just like what STEF319 said, ENTITLED, LAZY, and VERY SELFISH!

    WHY are you acting like server’s money we have to bow down to, but OUR MONEY is DIRT? I would like to know your answer?

    Any NICE human being would have apologized and would have not REFUSED to fix it NOR would have they blamed a menu for the issue. It’s not the menu’s fault I don’t have a right price on my check. That’s IMPOSSIBLE! The menu didn’t move and it didn’t bring me my check. I also don’t look at the computer or order from it for that to count either. Any nice human being would have checked the prices to begin with to *CARE* about ******OUR MONEY******** if they want ********OUR MONEY****** to act like it’s *THEIR* MONEY, because it IS literally *THEIR MONEY* ON THE LINE when this situation happens.

    “This is not optional, regardless of your perception of service.”

    IT SURE IS, that’s why it’s not automatic in most cases and it’s not entitled either.

    Your perception is that their money is more important than our money, when NO ONE PERSON ON THIS EARTH IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN ANOTHER! Even the President isn’t more important than anyone else. I don’t care WHO THE FUCK YOU ARE! WE ARE ALL **********EQUALS************ ON THIS EARTH!

    “If you cannot abide by the above rules, stay out of restaurants until you can.”

    I can do as I please CONTROL FREAK ASSHOLE! As I said before, you feel that servers are ABOVE US. I have got news for you, they just as EQUAL AS WE ARE!

    WE have to earn our pay, so should they! They aren’t ENTITLED to money. THEY *********EARN************ IT!

    The servers shouldn’t refuse to fix an issue nor should they blame it on an OBJECT OR ANOTHER PERSON when they are at fault for something by *****************LYING****************** to the customer and think that’s OK to do so. Lying is not OK. That’s one of the commandments.

    It’s not the menu’s fault I have a wrong price. I ordered the queso as it came, NOT modifications. Our server should **********CARE*************** about us as *********EQUALLY************** as they want us to ******CARE*********** about their money.

    I will not bow down to them. They are at OUR MERCY if they want our money to *CARE* about OUR MONEY, OUR TIME THERE, OUR THINGS BEING RIGHT as much as they possibly can control. If I were the server, I would have gotten that fixed *****WELL BEFORE********* the customers got their entrées. It’s only 3 items, doesn’t take but less than 30 seconds to verify 3 items, even if it would have been busy, but it wasn’t, it was VERY SLOW! It’s all about being SELFISH AND ENTITLED! As Stef319 said, they think they are OWED 20% all the time no matter HOW they treat us, HOW LITTLE THEY TRY THEIR BEST, ETC.!

    NO SERVER IS ENTITLED TO A TIP unless automatic gratuity is added, even then, I have heard of people that got it taken off from managers before and it doesn’t entitle them to any MORE money that they COULD have earned by trying harder.

    “As a restaurant patron, I do not want my meal spoiled having to listen to your ignorant pissing and moaning”

    Then wear earplugs, don’t go out to eat, listen to the people at your table or bring something to listen to on your phone or asked to be moved. NO ONE IS MAKING YOU EAT OUT STUPID ASS CONTROL FREAK!

    “and self-entitled arrogance while I’m enjoying my meal.”

    EVERY customer is self-entitled because they are*******************PAYING FOR THEIR TIME THERE CALLED A TIP STUPID ASS***************!

    WE ARE ENTITLED, because we are *PAYING* for it. If my server wants to control my service, then *THEY* should pay me a tip then.

    “Keep in mind you are a nobody – no one but yourself gives a crap about your perceptions,”

    Then why are YOU AND OTHERS WRITING ME? YOU ARE A HYPOCRITE!

    YOU ARE DUMB! They give a crap, because if you wouldn’t, you wouldn’t have wrote to me, would have you, DUHH?

    “awful “life”.”

    I have a good life and you are just JEALOUS!

  • Christopher Wells

    I think it’s bad service when a waiter doesn’t say their name, then I won’t know what to call them when I ask for something.

  • t

    you sound like a rich republican cocksucker been servin fr 4 yrs and prob happir then ur miserable ass

  • Annie

    It’s pretty apparent you’ve never waited tables a day in your life, and based off this list I’m assuming you let your superiority complex show with you waiter which is why you might get such shitty service. Do you know how annoying it is to go get someone change (depending on the restaurant/waiter you might have to go to the bar and wait for it)when you just got 5 new tables and have a million other things to do, just because the customer thinks they’re so much above you they can’t be bothered to speak to you long enough to say “no thanks”. Also at least 7/10 tables end up asking for your name immediately after you walk up to the table, so sorry that you have to acquaint yourself with a lowly waiter but maybe suck it up and deal next time. More than half of your complaints have nothing to even do with tipping or the server themselves. Some weird restaurants have these weird things called rules for their employees and whether or not water is on the table before you grace their section with your prescense probably has nothing to do with them. Good lord, for the sake of everyone’s happiness including yours please just order delivery from here on out and stay inside.

    • Springs1

      Annie

      “Do you know how annoying it is to go get someone change”

      Do you know how ***********LAZY AND SELFISH AS WELL AS UNCARING YOU SOUND?

  • Mike Lewis

    The name issue is more indifferent to the preference of either the guest or the server and focuses more toward actual service etiquette. It is in the tradition of civil behavior and it allows you a better connection between the server and the guest. The supported theory is that during your stay, you will receive a better quality of service as people tend to care more after the exchange of names. The small connection also makes it easier to accommodate if you are a regular patron of the establishment. From either side of the exchange there are benefits that enhance the overall experience. It is alright to have a preference against it, and a good server will pick up on that, statistically it works better in favor for.

    Incidentally, if you are in a short or irritable mood, take-out would make the world a better place that evening.

  • Mike Lewis

    The name issue is more indifferent to the preference of either the guest or the server and focuses more toward actual service etiquette. It is in the tradition of civil behavior and it allows you a better connection between the server and the guest. The supported theory is that during your stay, you will receive a better quality of service as people tend to care more after the exchange of names. The small connection also makes it easier to accommodate if you are a regular patron of the establishment. From either side of the exchange there are benefits that enhance the overall experience.

    Incidentally If you are in a short temper or irritable mood, then drive thru or take-out would likely better suit you.

  • eric Kelsey

    I don’t like to tell people my name however some companies you work its part of what they tell you to do. I don’t even like wearing a name tag the place I work at now requires you buy one and tell you’re name. When I worked at Michael Mina we were not supposed to tell our name at the table which I had no problem with at all.

  • eric Kelsey

    Bread is not given till salad course in nice restaurants because guests usually order apps

  • eric Kelsey

    Yeah I don’t like this either many corporate restaurants won’t even let server’s go on the floor until they have listened to and approved a server’s spiel. If anything I would tell the manager when you come in or the hostess that you hate hearing all that crap and trust me if enough people complain about it will stop.

  • eric Kelsey

    I had a family come in the other night at a high end steak house I work at. They enjoyed four loaves of bread while only ordering one calamari and 3 salads with a order of mashed potatoes to share for 5 people. Then they of course asked for their free birthday dessert.

  • ashley

    Whoever wrote this column is an idiot. Everything you hate about restaurants has actually been proven to increase tips. But to you Im sure all servers are just the help that you look down upon. If you hate the experience so much, stay home. People in the restaurant industry hate dealing w you anyways.

  • Mojitofajita

    This entire bit, written like a true piece of $h-t.
    Now, to address the horrible troll in this thread. I’ve worked as a server or bartender for 17 years. I’ve bought a house, by myself, off of my hard work. At the end of my shifts, I’m exhausted. I have hauled kegs, lifted huge trays, and tons of heavy sidework (which changes from restaurant to restaurant). I don’t know that you know this or not, but writing down orders is considered to be a mark of an amateur. I can memorize 8 orders including modifications, at a time. How I do this is that I literally memorize each individual interaction I have with each person including their position at the table. In doing this, I have a mental record hours, days, even months later of what they had and their individual requests. I’ve seen couples come in months between visits and I remember what they drink and what they’ve eaten.
    I am the lead server at our restaurant. I get the biggest sections and the best shifts. I’m up for promotion. Not writing things down is not always a sign of faulty weakness, it often means that you have gotten the lead server or a promising one. Writing things down wastes valuable time and allows your mind to be passive while orders take place. It’s a great tool, don’t get me wrong, and if you know you’re new at a restaurant or your memory is just not that sharp, it’s a lifesaver, but it’s not the only method and I work 50-60 hour weeks. 40 sitting in an office would be a place suspended between heaven and torture.

    • Springs1

      “Writing things down wastes valuable time”

      SO you have NEVER FORGOTTEN ANYTHING? You’re PERFECT, RIGHT? BS, THIS IS BS! If you have forgotten something, that means you should have written it down LAZY IDIOT! It’s also not just writing it down, it’s going back to the list of things rereading them.

  • Mojitofajita

    I would like to add that I don’t even bother telling tables my name. Long ago I figured out that people, much like our troll, see me as simply a conduit of which they receive food and drink. They don’t actually believe, at the time, that we are human beings with actual souls, much like them. That we too, like a good cocktail after work, dogs that need walking, a house that needs cleaning, a sister to call or any other normal human experiences. At that moment we are a walking margarita and quesadilla, tempranillo and antipasto, Cote du Rhone and foix Gras. Newsflash! We are humans. Just like you. With souls and lives, just like yours. No one is asking for miracles (maybe you are), but treat us as you would your cohorts at the office or even with the common decency of a complete stranger. Do not treat us like invisible people, hookers, dishrags and doormats, your personal punching bag or be abusive. No one who works like we do should be treated worse than stray dogs (and I’ve been known to take good care of stray dogs). For some of us, this is still a chosen, respected profession.

  • SpitInYourFood

    so what I’ve gathered from you post here is that you want your server to show up immediately, but not say a word, to be right next to your table at all times to bend at your every request bow down and call you master but not neal at your feet, tell you the price of things, but not assume you don’t know the price of things, read your mind…stay home is my advice for you.

  • Bloom511

    Springs1~~ You disgust me. I work my ass off in a restaurant with horrible hourly wages. Tips are the only way a server can actually afford to pay their bills. Tips aren’t optional, they are mandatory. You are tipping for the time/service you received. If you don’t tip, you are a waste of our time. You shouldn’t have even came in to the restaurant. Stick to fast food if you can’t tip. A few of these “annoying” things that servers do are required. Most of our bosses require us to greet our tables with our names along kneeling at our tables in order to create a personable experience. You wonder you have to wait awhile for your order to be put in? If you have a 7 table section, there’s going to be some delay between each table. Lastly, if you think that it is an easy job I challenge you to work on the weekends in a restaurant. It will really give you a whole new view on how hard servers work.

    • Springs1

      “Tips aren’t optional, they are mandatory.”

      NO, they are optional unless you are in a large party that had automatic gratuity or a coupon that requires you to have automatic gratuity.

      “If you don’t tip, you are a waste of our time.”

      I NEVER said I didn’t tip IDIOT! I have stiffed for horrible service, but most of the times I tip very well, like 25%-30% and even more at times for very good service.

      “You wonder you have to wait awhile for your order to be put in? If you
      have a 7 table section, there’s going to be some delay between each
      table.”

      NOT if you go in the ORDER of TURNS. If table 6 just ordered their entrees, WHY would you not go to the computer to put the orders into the computer if no one has called you over or you don’t have any previously ordered items? I have seen servers do it at chain restaurants. The damn computers are in the dining area at places like Chili’s, Red Lobster, Applebee’s, etc.

      “It will really give you a whole new view on how hard servers work.”

      I 100% disagree that most servers work hard, because most are lazy not checking their written orders with the food for obvious errors, not comparing the check prices to the menu prices for overcharges, not writing orders down or any request down, etc.

  • Not4striking Syria

    Like any other service: It is the management, server and Profile of the company. I say (and I have been a server in the military world, fast food, fancy dining and corporate like Darden) If ya do not want the delayed,greeting…..no matter where you dine. SAy you are in a hurry or you would like your order on the fly. Even fancy dining restaurants…want to please the customer. They want people to come back and if a server is not making your order happen…go to management. The faster tables turn, the more chances for other tippers…..If you cannot afford to tip, then do not go to a restaurant that is normal for tipping. Imagine you or your family member hustling and sweating to please clients and no tips cause someone is a lousy customer. I make sure my tips go on the card…that way the employee has to claim what they make. Also if the service was below standard, then do not tip and write it on the payment statement or let management know. Truth is…..you save money eating at home and you can tip yourself in the bank. Best place to eat is your own kitchen and anyone can learn to be a gourmet self pleaser. Signed eating specialist

  • Not4striking Syria

    the worst place for service and lousy food and high prices is HABIT Burger! No tips necessary, but because it is an Orange County Corporate company, they act as if they are better than. The crew makes minimum and they throw hints about tips. R U Kidding….it is over priced fast food. I had to bring this up, as it represents the snots that run the corporate office, like Katherine Lawrence. She is a money hungry selfish woman and she thinks she is better than the average employee.

  • HeresYourRanchBitch

    Y’all have all fallen into her trap. Springs1 has been posting the same foam-at-the-mouth butt hurt ‘OMG YOU’RE LAZY AND SELFISH AND UNCARING ABOUT MY CONTROL OF *****MY***** MONEY’ on message boards and in groups she has absolutely zero interest in or connections to for at least six or seven years. She has been banned from a shaving board(!) for this idiocy. She actually trolls the internet looking for discussions about bad service or tipping so she can show up posting her incoherent, screaming self-entitled, repetitive crap. This crazy heifer actually googles her screen name to see if people remember her from her other psychotic breaks, and then resurrects old topics. Google springs1…she has no less than 4 or 5 blogs and live journals, all of which say the same thing, OVERANDOVERANDOVERANDOVER. She is all about being ‘fair’ and servers not ‘controlling’ her or ‘ordering for her’ which is how this psychopath views free refills. Her piss-ant little meltdowns seem funny at first, then you realize that she’s serious and actually believes what she’s ranting away about and it gets sad, then you actually start to fear for her, because she’s either going to have a stroke or aneurysm because a waitress dared to refill her coke without asking (****BECAUSE that is ORDERING FOR HER!!!!! Why would she let a server who is there to SERVE CONTROL her hard earned MONEY!!!!!!!********* ) or else a waitress is going to stab her in the throat one night at Applebee’s.

  • Darren

    I do not find this annoying at all. Especially if it is an upscale place and I will be spending over an hour there and will be ordering multiple courses, I find it a very nice touch for the server to have something else to say than “Are you ready for your order or do you need a couple more minutes?” Especially if I’m alone or not engaged in conversation with friends.

  • Hi

    When we say “Hi my name is…”, we’re not reminding you we’re a human to get a better tip, we’re reminding you we’re human so you don’t snap/shout at us to get attention, interrupt us while waiting on other tables, take your daily stress out on us or expect us to have all the answers to life.

  • Alexis

    Hi my name is.. oh wait.. you don’t care. You’ll bitch at every employee here to ge what you want… do you mind if I stand and hover over you like an overly dominant ass, intead of talk to you face-to-face? Okay, great! I’ll go get that spit-free water for you.
    Seriously, who wrote this?! Obviously someone who has never served or worked in the food industry (or customer service, for that matter).
    Servers do EVERYTHING for a specific reason, many reasons which are being closely managed, and if service steps are neglected, the skill level of service will not be ignored. Seeing as how the small wage is our only guarantee for money, we try to make customers and managers happy. Unfortunately, we can’t please everyone, but whatever customers find annoying, is just their paranoia. Get over it, enjoy the company, service and food while you still can!

    • Springs1isPsychotic!

      She can’t. She’s been miserable in her dining ventures for at least 8 or 9 years. Google her screen name & be amazed that this crazy woman is still alive.

  • damnstrumies

    @Springs1:disqus
    Have you ever waited on tables? Or have worked in the service industry? I am assuming not by the way you talk. You can stop calling everyone names to make yourself feel better. I don’t know if you have noticed this. but the majority of people responding are responding to tell you that you basically need to re-evaluate how you treat other people, regardless of their job. Perhaps it’s not everyone who is wrong, stupid, idiotic, or an asshole. Maybe its you. I know, I know, I’m asshole because I’m telling you the truth(yes, this is the truth). People like you make servers hate their jobs. I am server/trainer and I do like my job and I try to make my guests happy. I do apologize and take blame for my mistakes because we all aren’t perfect all the time. Stating your name and welcoming you to their establishment is supposed to be friendly not a tedious task for you. If you don’t like someone telling you their name, when they are serving you food, then maybe you shouldn’t go out to eat. Its a way of being polite. Yes, I get you are paying for your service, but it still doesn’t give you a right to treat people so poorly. I mean what kind of person does that? What do you do snap your fingers or say “excuse me sir/miss?” They are there to make your time enjoyable not be your slave. They do have other people they need to think about besides you. Honestly, your money is not that important when you start to treat some like nothing. It doesn’t matter what they do you will find one thing that you didn’t like and not tip or tip poorly. Remember, these are people too. You should work as a server for a least month and tell me do you really want to wait on someone like yourself? You are not a nice person and if I had you for a guest I would purposely make it a bad experience for you so I never had to see you ever again. Also, remember a server does not need to serve you. They have a right to refuse service. This is not to bash you, but to give you a little advice on being human. Now please tell me how much of an idiot I am in capital letters because you have nothing better to say. You are a worthless human being. I am 20 years old and three times a better person then you.

    • Springs1

      damnstrumies

      “but it still doesn’t give you a right to treat people so poorly.”

      I don’t treat people poorly. WHERE DO YOU GET THIS FROM?

      I am actually NICER than they are to me. I STILL say “thank you” even though most servers don’t say they are sorry for their mistakes.

      “Remember, these are people too. You should work as a server for a least
      month and tell me do you really want to wait on someone like yourself?”

      YES, I ALWAYS act like *I* am the server in the situation, ******ALWAYS******!

      “You are not a nice person”

      YES I AM! You don’t know me at all.

      “I am 20 years old and three times a better person then you.”

      NO, everyone is *EQUALLY* important in this world. You aren’t better than me nor am I better than you. Stop acting like you are a king or queen.

      “What do you do snap your fingers or say “excuse me sir/miss?”"

      I don’t say either. I ask nicely “Can I get a such-n-such” and then I say “thank you” before they even get it, then when they get it I say “thank you.”

      Why would anyone snap their fingers? That makes no sense what-so-ever!

      “not be your slave.”

      This is where you are wrong. They are there to get my every want for the tip they want. You sound VERY LAZY! They are slaves. What I mean by that is not being mean to them, but that they have to slave over the table like if I want ranch, if i want extra napkins, if I want my burger with just lettuce and onions to put it in the computer that way, if I want more bread, if I want 5 refills, understand? That’s what I mean by slave. They are there to bust their ass for their tip.

  • Jade

    The author of this article has clearly never been a server. 90% of the things you complained about are things we’re required to do, per our manager. There’s rules and guidelines in every workplace. If you’re so damn anal about everything, perhaps you should stay in your cave and eat oatmeal for dinner. Then you can complain that your microwave didn’t cook it right….

  • DtotheB

    Whoever wrote this list is a massive hypocrite and a full-scale ass-hole.

  • Liz

    It’s pretty clear you’ve never worked in a restaurant. Or seen the movie Waiting..

  • ladida

    Half of these are stupid. It’s our job to introduce ourselves in mostplaces… If our manager is around and hears our introduction, you best believe our ass is getting drug in the back for being unprofessional. Become a server, or learn what their job consists of and what they are told to do, before you say how annoying they are. Then you will realize you just made a fool of yourself for complaining about a simple little server, when you should be complaining about the company and the way they choose to run it.
    You sound like you need to stay at home to eat, rather than go out.

  • Crystal

    The person who wrote this is definitely NOT the average customer. Most customers apparently WANT this which is why most restaurants TRAIN their servers to do this. You might find it annoying, because the things that you are saying are annoying are things that as a server I typically hate HAVING to do. I’d rather hear nails on a chalkboard than hear a customer ask me what I like to eat, or what’s good hear. I’m a complete stranger, why does it matter what I like to eat..it’s your mouth. I might like to eat dead people that I have frozen in a deep freezer in my basement. If you like hands off service, go to McDonalds, but to be honest if you go to any chain restaurant every server spent a week being trained to do most of the things you say you can’t stand.

  • calm down

    Springs1, maybe money is not more important than how we treat one another. I understand that you work hard for it and that you want to get what you want from it. That is certainly your right, but if you treat people badly, they dont CARE how much money you have. They dont want it. I am sorry that you have gotten bad service in the past, just as I am sorry for the good servers who have had to wait on you.

    I see that you talk about how lazy servers are. You’re right. We do get lazy. Sometimes you get a guest that is so incredibly rude and high maintenance that you just give up. That person is probably not going to tip you well, anyway, so why bother? Why would they waste their time on you when they can spend time with tables who will tip well? They would rather not even try than bend over backwards to meet your standards.

    Would you allow someone to treat you terribly for a dollar? Two dollars?

    I understand that my words will have no impact on you. I understand that i will probaby be insulted for trying to reason with you. You obviously cannot understand what everyone is saying to you, or you refuse to change your point of view, despite all of the evidence of its wrongness. I just hope to god you’re a troll and not a real person.

    • Springs1

      calm down
      WHO said I treat ANYONE BADLY? This makes NO SENSE!

      • calm down

        I refer you to the last paragraph of my previous post.

  • Mason

    You have problems… The very first thing on your list says that you’re annoyed by the Server introducing their name. yet in several of your comments you say the way you would introduce yourself to the customer is “Hi my name is Springs1, I will be your server today”. I am a waiter, and i just started 2 weeks ago, and for something as simple as not even introducing your name to the customer can get you fired. So clearly you have no idea with what you want. I understand finding the specials and stuff annoying, but if it’s that unbearable, then just politely tell the server that you’re not interested. It’s as simple as that. You’re obviously easily frustrated and you keep saying you’re a considerate person, but look at everything you say in your comments. In no way are you proving that you are a considerate person, or even that you are anything that can’t be described as rude. Look at all the CAPS and name calling! Sorry, but you are the true definition of a hypocrite. Everything that I’ve read from you lead me to believe that you are a cold hearted bitch.It’s the truth hunny, get real with it! It’s common courtesy to introduce yourself to someone in this occasion, let alone any occasion to where there’s going to be any form of interaction between one another. The idea of you thinking you having a point to prove, and that you’re overall a nice and understanding person makes me, and obviously everyone else in this forum/blog, that you are insane. Can’t wait to see what crazy response you have for this one. Probably more name calling and CAPS (which over the internet is seen as frustration and/or yelling). Please, surprise me :)

  • Hello, My name is

    First, I will start by saying Chris, who wrote this, *clearly* has never been a server and I find it, “very annoying” that you posted your name as author for this, I don’t need to know your name, in fact, I’m pretty sure, “This sort of feigned intimacy is just annoying, and always feels a little like a ploy to actually say, “Remember that I am a human being with a name and a family…”
    Second, I work a Monday through Friday corporate job and I find this extremely offensive. I think these are the 20 things server should do in fact. It’s one thing to have a server who rolls their eyes, doesn’t work, meet your needs, and has attitude, which happens at EVERY job in the world, not just the service industry, but everything mentioned in this article seems to portray quite a professional waiter.
    This article isn’t even sound. Chris doesn’t even seem to understand the very *basic* fundamentals of social psychology.
    You’re an idiot.

  • Angry Restaurant Guy

    As a twenty-five year veteran of restaurants from fast food to fine dining and busboy to GM, my response to the author of this article is:

    “F*^K you, eat at your F&$%king house.”

    Sorry if we’re trying to feed your family and earn a living at the same time asshole.

  • Veriria

    Some I agree with (such as asking if I want my change: of course I do! So I can figure out how much to tip). But others are just common courtesy and don’t deserve to be on this list. Such as the name thing. I’m not a high maitenance customer but I like being treated as a cousin, as it were, when I’m out getting served. Seems like you like to be left alone and that’s fine — but hey the good servers are trying to make $$$ like the rest of us.

    • Springs1

      You are DUMB if you can’t figure out a tip. .20 x your bill amount if you are tipping 20% MORON!

      • Veriria

        You’re a moron if you don’t realize what I meant.

        I meant that: Of course I want my change back. I’m not going to automatically say “Keep the change,” when my change may be $19.00 on a $21.00 meal, depending on the level of service.

        What are you, 12 years old? Learn to read & interpret what you read.

        • Springs1

          “such as asking if I want my change: of course I do! So I can figure out how much to tip”

          YOU SAID THIS, NOT ME MORON! You want your server to ask if you want change to know how much to tip. THAT IS WHAT YOU ARE SAYING IDIOT!

          • Veriria

            You’re a cute little troll. Now, isn’t it your bed time?

          • Springs1

            NO, I am older than you most likely 36yrs old as a matter of fact IDIOT!

          • Veriria

            I think you need a time out, young man, until you can learn to play with with other people.

          • Veriria

            Also: STFU NOOB. There, you should be able to understand that appropriately enough.

  • Suzaku

    This is probably one of the stupidest biased articles I’ve ever read. Speaking from both a server and a host perspective, half the things that author is suggesting we don’t do are things that we’re REQUIRED TO DO. At the restaurant that I work at we are required to give a name because we are surveyed at the end of the night and that is how the General Manager sees progress. We are not allowed to tell the price of a “chef” special because usually we have menus that are handed over with the price in bold letters/numbers right at the bottom of the entree. Most servers bring a sense of honesty to their job, but you as a customer need to ask. A lot of times servers feel pressured because customers might ask them about an item and not like the response received so they continue to pressure them in order to get some sort of positive response. Also in peak hours you have to take into consideration that servers are serving anywhere from 3-6 tables at the same time. That means they have to get every drink order and every order within the first 2-6 minutes that you arrive. As a guest you should be patient and notice the hour that you choose to dine. As for the kneeling/squat thing, servers do it as a means to be approachable and to listen to the order better, especially if you’re working at a restaurant that is child friendly.Restaurants get loud and they’re trying to make the family feel welcomed and taken care of. Asking for change is a polite gesture, along with the happy holidays part of it. Bottom line is servers are attempting to make some form of a connection with you and your friends/ family you are in no position to judge them when they’re going out of their way for you. Realize that oftentimes a server can do everything in their power to do everything perfect and assholes like you only tip a ten percent because of bullshit reasons such as these listed above. More than anything the author of this article should pick up a job in the restaurant business as a server and realize the type of hell serving is before making a stupid article about twenty irrelevant things that servers do that he finds annoying.

    • Springs1

      “Asking for change is a polite gesture,”

      No it’s NOT polite to “SOLICIT” a tip. Asking to KEEP the REST of the customer’s money is SURE THE HELL NOT POLITE. WHERE THE HELL D YOU GET THAT FROM? It’s RUDE, LAZY, AND VERY ENTITLED of them.

      “because of bullshit reasons”

      Not everything is bullshit reasons. No one needs a delay of asking if you have been there before. It DOESN’T MATTER! Just take our order. *WE* are holding the money *YOU* want, so just SHUT UP AND TAKE OUR ORDER LIKE YOUR JOB IS!

      ” Realize that oftentimes a server can do everything in their power to do everything perfect”

      No, most of the time servers are lazy. Most don’t *WRITE DOWN* EVERY SINGLE THING, meaning they don’t *TRY* their best. They don’t try their best in most cases. That *IS* the GOD’S TRUTH. Look at how KJo is complaining about getting change how LAZY that is. Servers don’t work hard like they should in most cases. It’s *RARE* today to find servers that REALLY WORK VERY HARD. Most are like KJo, LAZY as ALL FUCK!

  • B. Locke

    I think introducing oneself is a standard service practice even in industries and countries without tipping (e.g. doctors, lawyers, pilots, and in some situations police officers). I would recommend against assuming that a personal introduction is a ploy to get a bigger tip. That’s a pretty depressing way to live.

  • EveryoneEver

    Well I won’t introduce myself as long as you clean up after your damn kids. Sugar caddies are not toys, and napkins, silverware, and food do not belong on the floor.

  • EveryoneEver

    It’s funny. The first one says that people don’t care if you have a name your holding them up from eating but small ways down the list there mad if you don’t get them some something there waiter is responsible to do. This guy is a real prick.

  • ayefrase

    You’re an idiot. You’ve clearly never even looked into the real job description of a server; and you are also quite obviously too ignorant to consider that servers are trained and REQUIRED to follow certain procedures. You’re nothing more than a talentless CHARLATAN.
    - A person who works as server for a living

  • wow, ridiculous

    you must be a canadian

  • KJo

    This is just ridiculous. REALLY?? It’s called a server, not a servant. You don’t like when your server asks you if you’d like change. So instead you want them to take time to go and dig from their pockets to find change for you, and you’re probably not the first person to need change, so they could be out at this point. And it’s not like there’s just cash registers anywhere, so now they have to go to the bartender and wait until the bartender has time after all their customers are served, to go ahead and get your server change so they can give it back to you, where you end up just leaving it anyway. In the meantime, your server “disappears” from all their other customers, one of your other complaints. Yes, servers take care of numerous customers at one time. THANKFULLY a majority of them are not like you. And this is why your server asks you if you’d like change. So you don’t have to wait, and so the other customers can also be checked on in the meantime. WOW!

    • Springs1

      KJo “And this is why your server asks you if you’d like change.”

      No, it’s not up to *YOU* if they want their change or not. It’s all about LAZINESS. WHY should other service be *ANY* MORE IMPORTANT than the person that needs change, huh? If you are TOO LAZY AND STUPID TO BRING CHANGE either in your apron pocket or in a purse, then that’s **********YOUR PROBLEM*******, NOT ANY ONE ELSE’S LACK OF RESPONSIBILITY BUT YOURS, YOURS, YOURS!

      Your job is to get change. That’s part of the tip, PART OF THE TIP IS GETTING THE CHANGE. If they left it all, you have *EARNED* THAT PART of the tip STUPID ASS!

      Asking if you want change DECREASES YOUR TIP MORON, because you are SOLICITING A TIP ********ASKING “CAN I KEEP THIS MONEY PLEASE”, it’s what you are doing.

      Solicitation is illegal. You can’t ask for a tip. That’s what you are doing.

      If you were my server, I’d stiff you just for the fact that you showed how ENTITLED and LAZY you are to not get the change as well as ASKING for your tip. You will get the tip when I leave or give it to you. Until then, that money is *MINE*!

      Luckily for you, my husband and I pay with a credit card 99.9% of the times, so you have less work. We have even had stupid servers that have asked if we wanted change paying with a credit card even because they didn’t look or the credit card holder was broken so they couldn’t see the card. That’s stupid. Also, if a person pays with 3 $20 bills for a $43 check, YOU BET THEY WANT CHANGE. ARE YOU INSANE? You are just lowering your tip from being TOO LAZY to get the change. It’s all about being TOO LAZY TO DO YOUR JOB! One customer’s request is not more important than another. I am not sure WHY you are favoring the other customers as if they are holier than thou?

      ” THANKFULLY a majority of them are not like you.”

      Majority of customers don’t pay with cash. You are also happy you don’t have to work as hard, OF COURSE, you are lazy!

      “so now they have to go to the bartender and wait until the bartender has time after all their customers are served, to go ahead and get your
      server change”

      No, you can bring your own money. No one is making you depend on the bartender. Also, you can make change during slow times like making change before the place opens or if it’s a 4-11 shift then you come in before 4 to make your change. You make some change BEFORE your shift and if you have to in between, then you have to, but you don’t have to go to the bartender EACH time someone has cash. YOU ARE DUMB AS ROCK IF YOU DO THAT SHIT! DON’T *EVER* DEPEND ON SOMEONE ELSE FOR YOUR TIP MORON! YOU ARE LAZY AND TOO STUPID TO BRING MONEY ON YOU AS WELL AS IN A PURSE OR BAG. This way, you make your OWN BANK.

      “It’s called a server, not a servant.”

      No, it’s called a servant. You are there to do EVERY SINGLE THING WE WANT! YOU ARE FUCKING ASS LAZY ASS! LAZY, LAZY, LAZY AS ALL THE FUCK THAT YOU CAN’T GET CHANGE! THAT’S YOUR FUCKING ASS JOB BITCH! THAT’S YOUR JOB!!

      “This is just ridiculous. REALLY??”

      You are ridiculous to complain about doing PART OF ******YOUR JOB REQUIREMENTS! YOU ARE LAZY!

      STOP BEING SO FUCKING LAZY AND ENTITLED! EARN YOUR PAY BY DOING THE FULL, THAT’S RIGHT, THE ***************FULL 100% COMPLETE JOB OF GETTING CUSTOMER’S CHANGE! THAT’S YOUR FUCKING JOB!

      DO you even get ALL of the change? Some servers will decide to keep some. THOSE servers get stiffed.

      “So instead you want them to take time to go and dig from their pockets to find change for you,”

      THAT’S YOUR JOB BITCH! STOP BEING SO GOD DAMN MF LAZY ASS! STOP BEING SO FUCKING LAZY STOP BEING SO LAZY AND COMPLAINING ABOUT DOING WORK!

      If you don’t want to be a fucking server, DON’T BE! NO ONE IS MAKING YOU! If you hate it so much, WHY don’t you go do something else that doesn’t require giving change?

      “you’re probably not the first person to need change, so they could be out at this point.”

      That’s why you should have been responsible enough to bring your own change bank with you and in between slower times, go to make change from the bartender. It’s not that difficult MORON!

  • Chicho Blanco

    While I do agree with some of the points I have to say that the author of this “article” is a complete tool. I am glad I no longer have to wait tables.

  • steph

    I have a little list for you (whoever wrote that):
    -you clearly don’t go out much
    - you have no manners
    - you are antisocial
    -You never work as a server
    - you are a loner
    - you have no respect for other people
    - you never go to fancy places
    -Any excuse works for you not to tip
    - you have NO idea what you are saying
    PS- I am a server in a fancy restaurant and I probably make much more money than you

  • coakes48

    First of all, they tell you there name in case you need something, want to ask for them, and if you need to get there attention. We live in a civil world where we can say, “can u get mike’” or “tell mike I changed my mind,” or if u need to tell the manager something like, “mike sucks.” This is aweful. Who do ppl think they are. I think EVERYONE who goes out to eat should try to wait tables on night to see what they have to go though. Damn.

  • coakes48

    And please, stay in. Don’t go out to eat. You people who are so annoyed by the servers who are just doing there job, STAY HOOOOME!

  • ojeezereally

    I’d rather have a pap smear than wait on a person like Springs1. Do society a favor and order out.

    • Springs1

      Of course a pap smear does feel good honestly. It’s someone inserting something in you. I don’t see how that’s a bad thing???

      • kelseu

        Have you ever actually had a pap smear? As a woman in your 30′s I would think that you have….I guess some people aren’t made uncomfortable by a speculum in their hoo-hah.

  • Realist

    Some of these are absolutely ludicrous, especially the first one. I think you should make “The 20 most annoying things customers do at restaurants” and start with “Feeling annoyed because the server has some sense of education and introduced himself”.
    (P.S: I’m not a server but some of these are the sign of a customer who just likes to be a pain in the a$$!)

  • Department of accountability

    The funny thing is you try to stereotype waiters and think that you know what they are about. But it is so easy to stereotype you by your attitude. You are probably white. Probably Jewish. Probably middle to upper middle class. You are a soulless, self important, wanna be writer who is and always will be a loser who would be better off never having been born than wasting our time with your pretentious attempt at wit. Words can not describe how pathetic you are. And the worst part is, I think you know that. Yet you still waste our time with your self important drivel. You are a pathetic piece of sh*t. F*ck you.

  • Department of accountability

    The funny thing is you try to stereotype waiters and think that you know what they are about. But it is so easy to stereotype you by your attitude. You are probably white. Probably Jewish. Probably middle to upper middle class. You are a soulless, self important, wanna be writer who is and always will be a loser who would be better off never having been born than wasting our time with your pretentious attempt at wit. Words can not describe how pathetic you are. And the worst part is, I think you know that. Yet you still waste our time with your self important drivel. You are a pathetic piece of sh*t. F*ck you.

  • HI MY NAME IS LULU!

    This makes me really uncomfortable, annoyed and sad. I agree with some of your criticism/opinions. But, honestly number one was the real kick starter for your entire list. it really just shows you have no human decency and YOU make the experience awkward. Suck it up, say hello, listen, order, eat, understand, and have some respect. Serving is a degrading job, people don’t love to clean up after you and touch your boogers, and they certainly want to make you happy because yes, they are living and supporting themselves off of tips. And, I agree if the order is wrong and they disappear, go ahead, leave a 10-15% tip. I never do! EVER! No matter what! Because I UNDERSTAND AND I AM A HUMAN BEING. But hey, if you want karma to smack you upside the head, so be it. (it really exists) I am a server and I have been for 10 years. I have a degree in oil painting. I love to make art I make money off of it. But, I pay my bills by waiting tables. I have only had 2 complaints in 10 years. Not everyone is going to like you, I get it. People who complain are selfish and self centered. They believe they deserve special treatment. Complaints are always exaggerated and down right evil, we know you just want the server fired, the manager shot, and a gift card. So remember; the customer is always wrong and the owners don’t fire the servers over your complaints (unless they were hostile or something) owners know you are crazy. Servers do get pushed to the limit! (that’s probably why they disappear) We sometimes have to hold our pee in for 3 hours, we can’t eat during the rush either, we get cotton mouth from talking so much and not drinking water. Can you imagine not eating for 7 hours while running around non stop and then getting a dinner rush where you have to stare at food and people eating all night!! You need to understand that as a customer. Everyone should have to wait tables at some point in their life. Serving isn’t made for everyone. So be happy they are out there and someone is feeding you since you can’t do it yourself.

    OH! And we have to tip a percentage off of our sales to the person who sat you (host) the person who cleaned your table and cleared your plates (busser) the person who poured/made your drinks (bartender) so if you leave us a shitty tip, we basically paid to wait on you. Is that far?

  • HI MY NAME IS LULU!

    This makes me really uncomfortable, annoyed and sad. I agree with some of your criticism/opinions. But, honestly number one was the real kick starter for your entire list. it really just shows you have no human decency and YOU make the experience awkward. Suck it up, say hello, listen, order, eat, understand, and have some respect. Serving is a degrading job, people don’t love to clean up after you and touch your boogers, and they certainly want to make you happy because yes, they are living and supporting themselves off of tips. And, I agree if the order is wrong and they disappear, go ahead, leave a 10-15% tip. I never do! EVER! No matter what! Because I UNDERSTAND AND I AM A HUMAN BEING. But hey, if you want karma to smack you upside the head, so be it. (it really exists) I am a server and I have been for 10 years. I have a degree in oil painting. I love to make art I make money off of it. But, I pay my bills by waiting tables. I have only had 2 complaints in 10 years. Not everyone is going to like you, I get it. People who complain are selfish and self centered. They believe they deserve special treatment. Complaints are always exaggerated and down right evil, we know you just want the server fired, the manager shot, and a gift card. So remember; the customer is always wrong and the owners don’t fire the servers over your complaints (unless they were hostile or something) owners know you are crazy. Servers do get pushed to the limit! (that’s probably why they disappear) We sometimes have to hold our pee in for 3 hours, we can’t eat during the rush either, we get cotton mouth from talking so much and not drinking water. Can you imagine not eating for 7 hours while running around non stop and then getting a dinner rush where you have to stare at food and people eating all night!! You need to understand that as a customer. Everyone should have to wait tables at some point in their life. Serving isn’t made for everyone. So be happy they are out there and someone is feeding you since you can’t do it yourself.

    OH! And we have to tip a percentage off of our sales to the person who sat you (host) the person who cleaned your table and cleared your plates (busser) the person who poured/made your drinks (bartender) so if you leave us a shitty tip, we basically paid to wait on you. Is that far?

  • TrainerGirl1

    I worked at The Cheesecake Factory for over 3 years and it is a requirement by the company to introduce ourselves with our name in our initial greeting. It’s called the Steps of Service and is proper Hospitality at it’s best. It’s called being polite and genuine. I always wanted to have a personal experience with my guests and I had many repeated customers who would request to sit in my section. I am now a Personal Trainer and would NEVER start any workout session (even if they were in a hurry) and not make sure that my client didn’t know my first name. Servers make Serving others a career and for some it is a life-long income. There are always going to be rude guests that we have to deal with, but it’s just how the world is. No-one is perfect and we all have company standards to follow. The guest is ALWAYS right and that’s just part of what a server should face. If the guest thinks that a server telling them their name is a waste of time, then so be it. Everyone can have their own opinion, but still the server is just probably following the company guidelines they learned from training. So, let’s all just settle down and put our time into another topic that has some substance, OK? Good luck and just remember you only live once, so treat each other how you want to be treated no matter their position in life. It’s not all about the “ME” and “I” factors in this world and I just wish we all could get along. Maybe it’s Global Warming that’s causing all this hatred among us….haha who knows…

  • moosh

    HI MY NAME IS LULU!

    This makes me really uncomfortable, annoyed and sad. I agree with some of your criticism/opinions. But, honestly number one was the real kick starter for your entire list. it really just shows you have no human decency and YOU make the experience awkward. Suck it up, say hello, listen, order, eat, understand, and have some respect. Serving is a degrading job, people don’t love to clean up after you and touch your boogers, and they certainly want to make you happy because yes, they are living and supporting themselves off of tips. And, I agree if the order is wrong and they disappear, go ahead, leave a 10-15% tip. I never do! EVER! No matter what! Because I UNDERSTAND AND I AM A HUMAN BEING. But hey, if you want karma to smack you upside the head, so be it. (it really exists) I am a server and I have been for 10 years. I have a degree in oil painting. I love to make art I make money off of it. But, I pay my bills by waiting tables. I have only had 2 complaints in 10 years. Not everyone is going to like you, I get it. People who complain are selfish and self centered. They believe they deserve special treatment. Complaints are always exaggerated and down right evil, we know you just want the server fired, the manager shot, and a gift card. So remember; the customer is always wrong and the owners don’t fire the servers over your complaints (unless they were hostile or something) owners know you are crazy. Servers do get pushed to the limit! (that’s probably why they disappear) We sometimes have to hold our pee in for 3 hours, we can’t eat during the rush either, we get cotton mouth from talking so much and not drinking water. Can you imagine not eating for 7 hours while running around non stop and then getting a dinner rush where you have to stare at food and people eating all night!! You need to understand that as a customer. Everyone should have to wait tables at some point in their life. Serving isn’t made for everyone. So be happy they are out there and someone is feeding you since you can’t do it yourself.

    OH! And we have to tip a percentage off of our sales to the person who sat you (host) the person who cleaned your table and cleared your plates (busser) the person who poured/made your drinks (bartender) so if you leave us a shitty tip, we basically paid to wait on you. Is that far?

    • Springs1

      ” People who complain are selfish and self centered.”

      Pot calling the kettle black here HYPOCRITE! You are complaining DUMMY! LOOK IN THE MIRROR MORON!

      “And we have to tip a percentage off of our sales to the person who sat
      you (host) the person who cleaned your table and cleared your plates
      (busser) the person who poured/made your drinks (bartender) so if you
      leave us a shitty tip, we basically paid to wait on you. Is that far?”

      It’s fair if you did a shitty job, YES IT IS! It’s not fair if you did a good job, but you accepted the terms of employment as they were and KNEW that you may end up having to do that. So you sometimes may have to take the good with the bad at times.

      “Complaints are always exaggerated and down right evil”

      Yours are. Mine aren’t. Mine are from my HEART.

      “And, I agree if the order is wrong and they disappear, go ahead, leave a 10-15% tip.”

      No, leave less than that or nothing if that happens.

      Treat them as they have treated you like SHIT!

      EQUAL/EQUAL.

      “I never do! EVER! No matter what! Because I UNDERSTAND AND I AM A HUMAN BEING.”

      A human being that is LAZY and UNCARING, so that’s why I tip at times that or less than that if the service is poor. All you are doing is creating that bad service to happen more and more rather than STOPPING IT.

      “they certainly want to make you happy because yes, they are living and supporting themselves off of tips.”

      If they did, they’d TRY THEIR BEST by making sure if they are bringing out the correct food or drinks with their written orders or tickets, but most don’t.

      If they wanted to make you happy, they’d make sure you didn’t have any overcharges.

      If they wanted to make you happy, they’d think of your feelings and time by being CONSIDERATE!

      “we know you just want the server fired, the manager shot, and a gift card.”

      Server fired – Yes if they are very bad I hope NO ONE ELSE’S LIVES ARE RUINED BECAUSE OF THE JERKS.

      Manager shot – NO, nobody I want to see get hurt.

      Gift card – No, doesn’t help service get better. I don’t want to free crap, I want just about if not problem free service is what I want, not the stupid gift card. I don’t want the shitty service.

      “We sometimes have to hold our pee in for 3 hours, we can’t eat during
      the rush either, we get cotton mouth from talking so much and not
      drinking water. Can you imagine not eating for 7 hours while running
      around non stop and then getting a dinner rush where you have to stare at food and people eating all night!! ”

      While everyone knows this, you *CHOSE* such a job. If you can’t handle it, DON’T BE A SERVER! I have gone an entire day with only eating 300 calories or so LOTS of times, evening doing a lot of things. If you have eaten a lot the day before, it’s not so bad.

      As far as water goes. If you have time to buss a table, you have time to just take literally 3-7 seconds to sip on some water. I don’t think they’d fire you over that.

      As far as the bathroom, I do feel for you on that one, but you *CHOSE* that job. As I have gotten older, going to the bathroom more often would be a problem for me if I were a server. I’d probably not get as good tips because of the bathroom, not because I wouldn’t be good at the job, but if you are in the bathroom, you can’t get someone’s refills, check, food, etc. If you are a person that needs the bathroom a lot, this is TRULY not a job for you. I am just saying. UTI infections you can get from holding your pee in. Some servers I have read claimed that got them from this job because they held their pee in. My problem for me would be both #1 and #2 personally.

      When I was younger it wasn’t as much of an issue, now, harder to hold the pee in, but remember I am 36yrs old so my body has changed since I was younger.

  • jweins

    As a person who worked in the food service industry for over ten years, I just have to say, whoever put this list together is definitely a person I would be embarrassed to go out to dinner with. Should I unfortunately find myself ever dining with someone like you, I’m the one that apologizes to the waiter for your behavior on the way out of the restaurant. It’s not quirky, or funny, or neurotic…it’s cheap and rude.

  • C

    This is the most bullshit article I’ve read about servers. If WE can take the time to wait on you hand and foot, YOU as a decent human being can learn our name. Nothing is worse than when someone asks for their server and they don’t even have the decency to remember your name

    • Springs1

      “If WE can take the time to wait on you hand and foot, YOU as a decent human being can learn our name.”

      Not if you want someone’s money you don’t need to exchange names. WHY do you want CONTROL? WHO THE HELL ARE YOU TO TELL ME HOW TO SPEND *******MY HARD EARNED MONEY*******, HUH?

      WHY is it YOUR BUSINESS what happens for our tip money in the service *WE* are PAYING *YOU* FOR? If you want what you want for your money when you spend it, WHY can’t we get what we want for our money?

      We don’t have to learn your name. That’s not why people eat out.

      WHY do you want CONTROL? It’s NOT WHAT THE SERVER WANTS IF YOU WANT OUR MONEY STUPID! If you want OUR MONEY, YOU HAVE TO DO WHAT *WE* WANT, NOT WHAT *YOU* WANT STUPID ASS!

      WHY THE CONTROL? WHY CONTROL OUR TIP MONEY? Common sense that if you want someone’s money you do the things ***********************THEY************************** WANT, NOT GETTING A THING YOU WANT OUT OF IT, DUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

      “they don’t even have the decency to remember your name”

      WHY? You don’t know ours? I mean seriously. This is a BUSINESS TRANSACTION. WHY do we need to know your name when 98% of the times I do not remember the person’s name. I am thinking about what I want to eat, reading the menu. I am not worried about your name. You don’t know ours. That’s the way it should be, a business transaction. do you know all the people’s names that serve you at McDonald’s or a store like Walmart? I doubt it.

      It has NOTHING to do with decency. It has to do with a lousy short term memory. I remember when I had never drank alcohol before how when I was 18yrs old(I am 36yrs old now), when I was in my first fall semester in college I had to ask 3 times for this girl’s name. That’s right, 3 times. My short term memory sucks and it’s not just mine. A LOT of people can’t remember when they hear a name. I can’t remember something after it’s first said usually. That’s how I have always been. It’s not like people are doing it on purpose. Also, WHO CARES WHAT YOUR NAME IS? Just GET US OUR STUFF and do a GOOD JOB, you will get a good tip, regardless of your name.

      I don’t remember the server’s name because I just don’t care. Just get us our stuff. It’s a BUSINESS TRANSACTION, NOT a buddy chat area.

      This isn’t about you. When will you learn it’s about exchanging services for money? It’s not about if we know you personally. You don’t care about us personally, do you?

  • S

    I’m a server, and I can tell you from personal experience that many of the things on this list you claim as “annoying,” such as introducing yourself and friendly chatting, are many of the reasons why my customers like me, compliment me to management and return to the restaurant and request me as their server.

  • S

    I’m a server, and I can tell you from personal experience that many of the things on this list you claim as “annoying,” such as introducing yourself and friendly chatting, are many of the reasons why my customers like me, compliment me to management and return to the restaurant and request me as their server.

  • BenDover

    This is hilarious! Springs1 is nothing but a troll! Just saw another site, “10 rude things restaurant patrons do,” and the comments looked exactly like this. So if you want to spend your life arguing with never-ending comments, go ahead and take a crack at the bullshit that is Springs. Lmfao…seriously?? I can’t stop laughing at the thought of a morbidly obese 40′s something crazy bitch sitting at her computer just WAITING for someone to respond to her thousands of comments….what a life! Good riddance!

    • Springs1

      BenDover

      “I can’t stop laughing at the thought of a morbidly obese 40′s”

      That’s you. I am 36yrs old 5 feet 0 inches tall weighed this morning 97 and a half pounds. NOT EVEN FAT, NOT EVEN CLOSE. ARE YOU JEALOUS OR WHAT STUPID IDIOT? You are crazy to not want what you want for YOUR tip money.

  • Alex

    This is just ridiculous! All I’m hearing is that no matter what the server does you are still going to tip shit. Just cook your meals at home.

  • A hard working waitress

    You obviously have no soul Chris Schonberger

  • A hard working waitress

    Oh and I bet all you assholes agreeing with this article have never worked as a server. You are all THOSE asshole customers.

  • Críostóir O’Carra

    I agree with ALL of these but a recent socio-psychological research paper on sex showed that female servers who draw a smiley face get an increased tip. When male servers do this there is no effect!? thought this was interesting? Also explains why the ladies do it!

  • a_cent

    the writer of this list is a embarrassing and classless and should not dine out. stick to fast food establishment and you won’t have to worry about this list or having to take a female out for a nice meal

  • Ignore the Hater

    So, this Springs1 joker Owns the comment section of this piece. lol. Please, people, instead of focusing on the one (1) person who is clearly misled about the horrific things that a good server is put through by both customers and management (as well as occasionally cooks, bussers and other servers), look at all the people defending servers! It’s a beautiful thing really. Almost everyone except Springs1 is doing it.
    Now, if only those people would show up at the restaurants where all these good servers work and tip them as much as they would like to be tipped then we may not even be having this excruciating and controversial conversation.

  • prettyblunt

    I’m sure others have said this already, but I am just having a hard time understanding what it is you were hoping to get out of this list? I am not in the service industry and I too work in a very prestigious office. But the way you talk about servers is almost as though you think you are on a much higher level in the human race.
    I’m assuming that you have bad experiences when ever you go into restaurants because you go in with a predetermined attitude of annoyance. You automatically assume your server is going to be everything you hate. So when you give a face of rolling eyes and curl your lip under your nose like you’ve just smelt something rancid (and I’m sure judging by what a negative person you are, that look is probably stuck to your face), your server is automatically going to think, “Great this is going to be some douche bag who likes to complain and just wants to try to make herself feel better by degrading others.” So why would they give you good service?
    I can’t fathom why you even go out at all. And if you are really that hungry then make your own food, or go get some fast food. Your hunger level is no ones problem but yours. It does not constitute your rational for treating perfect strangers like they are some how accosting you by trying to be polite and friendly.
    You are not the only person in the world, and not everyone is like you. There are people who love to be greeted with the servers name etc. There are those who need extra help navigating the menu etc. Just like every other human in the world, servers are not mind readers. They don’t see you and say, “oh I can tell this lady is so hungry she could eat everything in this restaurant including the dishwasher. I better make sure I don’t waist her precious time by telling her my name.”
    None of what you said is even that big of deal, to create some rude rant about it. You sound like a very negative bitter person who maybe needs to find some happiness in life and realize that it’s short and there are plenty of other things to care about or worry about then this. And if you don’t like to have the inconvenience of being served at a restaurant, then don’t go.

    Oh one more thing. Have you ever seen the movie “Waiting”? If not you should. You sound a lot like the women in there, and the service did not turn out great for her. I wonder how many times someone has spit a snot ball in your food.

  • michaela

    We’re just trying to do our Fucking job. normally, the restaurant you’re in requires us to do some of those silly things( taking a knee, offering an upsell, etc). Granted some of these things are unprofessional in my book( asking if you need change instead of just assuming it, trying to pin the blame on someone else instead of just fixing your order), but believe me. we don’t want to interact with you either. we are just trying to make you happy.

    • Springs1

      “asking if you need change”

      You should NEVER “ASK” if someone needs change. Here’s why:

      1. You are *ASKING* “Can I keep this for a tip?” Soliciting a tip is not good service.

      2. Shows PURE LAZINESS that you don’t want to do the FULL ENTIRE JOB!

      3. Interrupts people’s service for stupid questions.

      You should assume everyone wants their change and just give it just as if you were working at a store or a fast food restaurant that doesn’t have tipping. You should NEVER ask if you could keep someone’s money. If they leave it all there and you got it, so what, you have earned your tip by getting it as your job is to do.

  • C Nott

    Who ever wrote this article is the biggest pretentious asshole I’ve ever heard. Must be nice sitting in your elitist tower looking down on all the little people.

  • joe

    whoever wrote this, deserves all of these things to happen to them, all the time, forever. you suck.

  • Desya_beloved

    People sure like to complain about tips but are the first ones to say eating out is too expensive! Which do you want? Either they pay servers a living wage lie everyone else in the country and your prices go up, or you tip and the prices remain as they are.

  • Springs1

    guest

    “I’m not going to waste my time and read your mindless self entitled rant.”

    You are just MADDDDD because I PROVED YOU THE FUCK WRONG STUPID BITCH AND YOU KNOW IT!

    “You’re contradicting yourself constantly.”

    If I would have, you’d have proof. I have NOT contradicted ANYTHING I have said, NOT ONE GOD DAMN THING and you know it!

    You have nothing to prove to me, so you are trying to grab straws when there aren’t any to grab to prove me wrong.

    “It’s not psychic to see an empty glass. It’s not psychic if they bring ketchup when ypu actually don’t want ketchup.”

    Yes it IS STUPID BITCH, because I HATE KETCHUP, so YES, they are ACTING LIKE EVERYONE LIKES KETCHUP WHEN THEY DON’T STUPID IGNORANT IDIOT BITCH! YOU ARE DUMB AND STUPID TO THINK EVERYONE HAS TO LIKE KETCHUP! I HATE KETCHUP EVERY SINCE I WAS A KID! I HAVE NEVER LIKED THE STUFF, EVER!!

    Even if they see an empty glass, that’s how stupid you are that someone can’t CHANGE DRINKS YOU STUPID IGNORANT FUCK!

    I CHANGE FROM COKE TO DR. PEPPER TO ICED TEA AT TIMES EVEN. My husband changed from a diet coke to water even. People can change drinks if they want to. SO YES, IT SURE THE FUCK IS TRYING TO READ MY MIND IF I WANT ANOTHER!

    I have sent servers back because they got me a refill I didn’t order. I NEVER FUCKING ORDERED IT, DON’T FUCKING BRING ME SOMETHING I NEVER CONSENTED TO! *ASK* ME IF I WANT ANOTHER REFILL of the same drink. I may want a different drink. I may want a bar drink or water. You don’t know, do you STUPID IGNORANT IDIOT!

    This waitress was trained properly just READ AND WEEP BITCH:

    http://1000awesomethings.com/2008/06/30/994-waiters-who-bring-free-refills-without-asking/

    “Ashley November 29, 2008 at 11:38 pm I too am a server and as part of training in the restaurant I work at, I was taught to ask before bringing a refill, because although they will drink it if it’s in front of them, some people dont actually want that whole other glass of pop, they might actually want water or an alcoholic beverage… so in asking you always make sure the customer is getting what they want. :)

    See, this waitress is doing their job the way they are *************SUPPOSED TO BE***************** by doing what the *************************************CUSTOMER WANTS************************, NOT ASSUMING like you would.

    YOU ARE ACTING PSYCHIC! It is MIND READING to do these things when you don’t know if they want that done, DO YOU STUPID ASS IGNORANT IDIOT?

    I am paying for my service, therefore, that means not wasting my time. TIME IS MONEY FOR THE BOTH OF US(SERVER AND CUSTOMER)! You are on my dime(not literally 10 cents, I mean you are on MY MONEY, YOU DO AS *I* ASK YOU TO DO, NOT AS YOU TRY TO PREDICT WHAT YOU WANT TO GIVE ME, WHAT *******************I********************** WANT FOR MY TIP MONEY! You want my money, you are at MY MERCY TO GET IT, NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND CONTROL FREAK BITCH!

    YOU HAVE PROBLEMS WITH CONTROL! My tip money controls your behavior in my service if you want my tip.

    It is psychic, because I don’t want ketchup so that server is wasting my time. They are on my time called service while they bring things to my table I don’t want interrupting my service for no real reason and wasting time. For example, I sent back at Red Lobster a waiter when he brought me another dr. pepper and asked him “Can I get a coke this time?” Instead of APOLOGIZING FOR ORDERING FOR ME, NOOOOOO, HE’S AN ASS AND LOOKS PISSED. WELL WHY THE FUCK ARE YOU TRYING TO BE PSYCHIC? WHY ARE YOU ORDERING FOR ME WHEN YOU ARE AT MY BECK AND CALL, NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND THAT YOU ARE CONTROLLING MY SERVICE, I CONTROL YOU IN THIS DINING EXPERIENCE! I AM THERE FOR*************YOU************* TO CATER TO MY EVERY LITTLE NEED, NOT YOU TO DO WHAT *YOU* WANT, TO DO WHAT ***********I**************** WANT IF YOU EXPECT A GOOD TIP AT THE END. That’s common sense!

    If you think people want refills without asking, you can always ask at the greeting to see if they want it. You don’t have to ask every time they need a refill. You ask if they want refills without asking at the greeting so that way you know to do that or not. I HATE when servers trying to CONTROL things. I don’t want them to bring me my check without asking, my refills without asking, water or especially water with lemon without asking, ketchup without asking, etc. I DON’T WANT THEM TO DO THAT! I RULE THEM, THEY DON’T RULE ME! MY TIP MONEY RULES THE SHOW! THAT’S HOW STUPID YOU ARE! If the restaurant was just their employer, then we wouldn’t be tipping, would we?

    “Some restaurants include 18 % on your bill ALWAYS.”

    Not in the state of Louisiana. I have NEVER been to a restaurant that had gratuity added in only a party of 2 before. I have heard of restaurants doing service charges as far as people saying over the internet in New York, which I have never been to that state before to know.

    “That tip you leave on the table doesn’t always only go to them. In some restaurants TIPS ARE SPLIT BETWEEN FOOD RUNNERS, BUSSERS AND SERVERS, PLUS MORE.”

    I already know about tipping out a percentage of SALES, NOT THE TIP at most restaurant chains they do this. SO WHAT? That’s not my problem. I tip based on my *SERVICE*. That means my server can catch some errors that others do *BEFORE* they bring me a lot of obvious errors such as for example a margarita without salt on the rim of a glass when I ordered salt. Once a waitress at Outback brought me the margarita I ordered without salt when I had ordered it with salt(I always order my margaritas with salt). Anyway, instead of being nice being that I was nice to her when I had told her, she was like “So he didn’t put it on there” to blame the bartender. It’s not the bartender’s fault OUR WAITRESS brought out an obvious glass without salt. She should have compared her written order to the glass *BEFORE* she left the bar with it wrong. Instead of saying she was sorry, NO, she blames the bartender that is not at fault. The bartender didn’t serve me a glass without salt on the rim. You can see salt on the rim of a glass without any liquid in the glass. That’s how stupid some of these servers are to blame others for OBVIOUS mistakes you don’t have to touch the drinks or food to notice them.

    “you’re ignorant,”

    No, YOU ARE! I am *PAYING* to get the service *I* want, not what the restaurant wants, what *I* want. Doesn’t everyone want what *THEY* want for *THEIR* money?

    You are too ignorant to realize that my tip money controls my service. You don’t realize that YES they work for MY TIP. YES THEY WORK FOR ME! You never answered the questions, because you can’t answer them. WHY ARE WE TIPPING IF THEY DON’T WORK FOR US? I ASK YOU AGAIN, PLEASE ANSWER?

    *************WHY TIP IF THEY WORK JUST FOR THE RESTAURANT? ***************************

    You can’t answer stupid ass ignorant idiot, can you?

    “self entitled”

    My tip money makes me entitled. The people that are cheap that don’t tip well for good service are the ones that shouldn’t feel entitled to much of anything and the ones that don’t tip at all shouldn’t get to have any service at all except for fast food places that don’t have tipping like McDonald’s.

    • guest

      There really is something off with you.

      I only read half of what you wrote.

      Do you lack the ability tp grasp that everyone is different?? You may be pissed that thry just bring you a refill while others love it. You may love something others hate. THAT IS WHY SERVERS FOLLOW RESTAURANT RULES. THEY NEED A BASELINE THAT PLEASES THE MOST PEOPLE. You are incapable of grasping this simple concept but everyoneis different.

      I said they aren’t psychic to know what you prefer before you open your mouth or whether you are “starving and have been waiting for a table for an hour” or your favorite color or when you like taking a shit….

      Their “psychic behavior” of seeing an empty glass and filling it up is loved by other guests so they do it for everyone. How lucky would a server be to come across someone who gets pissed because they have a refill….

      You tip because you are paying for a service. The service everyone received is meant to be equal per management.

      • Springs1

        guest
        “I only read half of what you wrote. ”

        Because you don’t want to admit I am right and you are wrong.

        “Do you lack the ability tp grasp that everyone is different??”

        You sure don’t that you think servers should do what MOST people want rather than give *******INDIVIDUALIZE****** service for the individualized TIP they receive.

        If everyone is different, WHY serve by what most people want, huh?

        You are CONTRADICTING YOUR OWN LOGIC HERE!

        “You may be pissed that thry just bring you a refill while others love it. You may love something others hate.”

        That’s why you ask at the *GREETING* so you can know to not piss off everyone that doesn’t want that. Not everyone wants it, so WHY do it for everyone just as you pointed out “Do you lack the ability tp grasp that everyone is different?”

        You pointed out that everyone is different, so WHY serve by majority if you aren’t getting ONE big majority tip that EACH INDIVIDUAL PERSON AT THE TABLE HAS AN *OPINION* ABOUT THE SERVICE THAT THEY WILL PUT INTO THE TIP THAT YOU GET?

        “THAT IS WHY SERVERS FOLLOW RESTAURANT RULES. THEY NEED A BASELINE THAT PLEASES THE MOST PEOPLE.”

        Most servers don’t give refills without asking. We go out 2-3 times as weekend at times and have been doing so since late 2000. Servers know they don’t want to risk wasting time getting unwanted items. That’s why most servers DON’T do it.

        The customer RULES the service by the *TIP* they give. You aren’t always serving majority. You are serving INDIVIDUAL people that want different things different ways. You pointed that out yourself by saying everyone is different.

        Servers should treat everyone as what they are, *DIFFERENT*, DUHH! They want that INDIVIDUALIZED TIP, so DUH, they should do what the *CUSTOMER* wants them to do, NOT WHAT MOST PEOPLE WANT THEM TO DO, DUHHH!

        ” You are incapable of grasping this simple concept but everyoneis different.”

        Everyone is different which is WHY you DON’T EVER want to go by majority.

        “whether you are “starving and have been waiting for a table for an hour”"

        That’s why you assume the customers are hungry since they are going to a restaurant, DUH. They will tell you they aren’t ready to order.

        “Their “psychic behavior” of seeing an empty glass and filling it up is loved by other guests so they do it for everyone.”

        No, most servers don’t in our experience, HONESTLY, even at places we don’t frequent.

        You don’t do it for everyone if everyone is different IDIOT! You *ASK PERMISSION* at the GREETING “Some people like refills without being asked, is this something you all would be interested in?” This way, you’d know for SURE to do something or not. Doing it your way makes people like me have my time and TIP MONEY wasted. If someone does want refills without asking, honestly, they should *ORDER* just like I DO if for example I wanted that or wanted a glass of water, I**********ORDER************** what I want. I don’t play the mind reader game like those people do. My job is not to tell them not to order for me, that’s COMMON SENSE THAT I AM THE CUSTOMER HERE, I GET A MENU, I GET TO SET THE RULES, NOT THEM!

        MY TIP MONEY RULES MY SERVER, PLAIN AND SIMPLE! They don’t get to set the rules. WHERE do you get that someone gets to order for you from A STRANGER of all people?

        “How lucky would a server be to come across someone who gets pissed because they have a refill….”

        If all they wanted was their check or something else, I wouldn’t BLAME them for being pissed their time was wasted, WHY you can’t see that, huh? Are you incapable of being **********CONSIDERATE************, HUH?

        “You tip because you are paying for a service. The service everyone received is meant to be equal per management.”

        NO, it’s not. I am paying a tip for the service I am getting from my *SERVER*, NOT from the restaurant. I rule the service with my tip money. If I want 4 ranches, 2 mayos, 2 tartar sauces, 1 mustard, 5 refills, etc. I can have it while another table wants just pasta dishes with only one refill a piece. Understand what I am saying that it’s not equal? My service has more to it than theirs.

        I tip because they work for me as well as the restaurant STUPID! You don’t seem to comprehend that, do you?

        • server_not_slave

          I seriously think that you, ma’am need to become a hermit because you sure as hell come off as someone who doesn’t know how to interact with people. If you are so worried about someone taking up your time by introducing themselves learn your way to the local grocery store, invest in a crock-pot, and prepare something that you can eat when you walk in the door after your exhausting day sitting on your ass in that office of yours. If my hustle bothers you that much, get lost.

          • Springs1

            server_not_slave
            “If you are so worried about someone taking up your time by introducing themselves”

            Then if you want things your way, *******YOU PAY ME THE TIP********** for serving me, GOT IT CONTROL FREAK? If you want that control, have it, but it comes with a price out of *****YOUR POCKET AND NOT MINE***** since you want control over MY TIP MONEY.

  • Springs1

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  • Springs1

    guest

    “I’m not going to waste my time and read your mindless self entitled rant.”

    You are just MADDDDD because I PROVED YOU THE HELL WRONG STUPID BITCH AND YOU KNOW IT!

    “You’re contradicting yourself constantly.”

    If I would have, you’d have proof. I have NOT contradicted ANYTHING I have said, NOT ONE GOD DAMN THING and you know it!

    You have nothing to prove to me, so you are trying to grab straws when there aren’t any to grab to prove me wrong.

    “It’s not psychic to see an empty glass. It’s not psychic if they bring ketchup when ypu actually don’t want ketchup.”

    Yes
    it IS STUPID BITCH, because I HATE KETCHUP, so YES, they are ACTING
    LIKE EVERYONE LIKES KETCHUP WHEN THEY DON’T STUPID IGNORANT IDIOT BITCH!
    YOU ARE DUMB AND STUPID TO THINK EVERYONE HAS TO LIKE KETCHUP! I HATE
    KETCHUP EVERY SINCE I WAS A KID! I HAVE NEVER LIKED THE STUFF, EVER!!

    Even if they see an empty glass, that’s how stupid you are that someone can’t CHANGE DRINKS YOU STUPID IGNORANT IDIOT!

    I
    CHANGE FROM COKE TO DR. PEPPER TO ICED TEA AT TIMES EVEN. My husband
    changed from a diet coke to water even. People can change drinks if they
    want to. SO YES, IT SURE THE HECK IS TRYING TO READ MY MIND IF I WANT
    ANOTHER!

    I have sent servers back because they got me a refill I
    didn’t order. I NEVER ORDERED IT, DON’T BRING ME SOMETHING I NEVER
    CONSENTED TO! *ASK* ME IF I WANT ANOTHER REFILL of the same drink. I may
    want a different drink. I may want a bar drink or water. You don’t
    know, do you STUPID IGNORANT IDIOT!

    This waitress was trained properly just READ AND WEEP BITCH:

    http://1000awesomethings.com/2

    “Ashley
    November 29, 2008 at 11:38 pm I too am a server and as part of training
    in the restaurant I work at, I was taught to ask before bringing a
    refill, because although they will drink it if it’s in front of them,
    some people dont actually want that whole other glass of pop, they might
    actually want water or an alcoholic beverage… so in asking you always
    make sure the customer is getting what they want. :)

    See, this waitress is doing their job the way they are *************SUPPOSED
    TO BE***************** by doing what the
    *************************************CUSTOMER WANTS************************,
    NOT ASSUMING like you would.

    YOU
    ARE ACTING PSYCHIC! It is MIND READING to do these things when you
    don’t know if they want that done, DO YOU STUPID ASS IGNORANT IDIOT?

    I
    am paying for my service, therefore, that means not wasting my time.
    TIME IS MONEY FOR THE BOTH OF US(SERVER AND CUSTOMER)! You are on my
    dime(not literally 10 cents, I mean you are on MY MONEY, YOU DO AS *I*
    ASK YOU TO DO,
    NOT AS YOU TRY TO PREDICT WHAT YOU WANT TO GIVE ME,
    WHAT *******************I********************** WANT FOR MY TIP MONEY!
    You want my money, you are at MY MERCY TO GET IT, NOT THE OTHER WAY
    AROUND CONTROL FREAK BITCH!

    YOU HAVE PROBLEMS WITH CONTROL! My tip money controls your behavior in my service if you want my tip.

    It
    is psychic, because I don’t want ketchup so that server is wasting my
    time. They are on my time called service while they bring things to my
    table I don’t want interrupting my service for no real reason and
    wasting time. For example, I sent back at Red Lobster a waiter when he
    brought me another dr. pepper and asked him “Can I get a coke this
    time?” Instead of APOLOGIZING FOR ORDERING FOR ME, NOOOOOO, HE’S AN ASS
    AND LOOKS PISSED. WELL WHY THE HECK ARE YOU TRYING TO BE PSYCHIC? WHY
    ARE YOU ORDERING FOR ME WHEN YOU ARE AT MY BECK AND CALL, NOT THE OTHER
    WAY AROUND THAT YOU ARE CONTROLLING MY SERVICE, I CONTROL YOU IN THIS
    DINING EXPERIENCE! I AM THERE FOR*************YOU************* TO CATER
    TO MY EVERY LITTLE NEED, NOT YOU TO
    DO WHAT *YOU* WANT, TO DO WHAT ***********I**************** WANT IF YOU EXPECT
    A GOOD TIP AT THE END. That’s common sense!

    If
    you think people want refills without asking, you can always ask at the
    greeting to see if they want it. You don’t have to ask every time they
    need a refill. You ask if they want refills without asking at the
    greeting so that way you know to do that or not. I HATE when servers
    trying to CONTROL things. I don’t want them to bring me my check without
    asking, my refills without asking,water or especially water with lemon
    without asking, ketchup without asking, etc. I DON’T WANT THEM TO DO
    THAT! I RULE THEM, THEY DON’T RULE ME! MY TIP MONEY RULES THE SHOW!
    THAT’S HOW STUPID YOU ARE! If the restaurant was just their employer,
    then we wouldn’t be tipping, would we?

    “Some restaurants include 18 % on your bill ALWAYS.”

    Not
    in the state of Louisiana. I have NEVER been to a restaurant that had
    gratuity added in only a party of 2 before. I have heard of restaurants
    doing service charges as far as people saying over the internet in New
    York, which I have never been to that state before to know.

    “That
    tip you leave on the table doesn’t always only go to them. In some
    restaurants TIPS ARE SPLIT BETWEEN FOOD RUNNERS, BUSSERS AND SERVERS,
    PLUS MORE.”

    I already know about tipping out a percentage of
    SALES, NOT THE TIP at most restaurant chains they do this. SO WHAT?
    That’s not my problem. I tip based on my *SERVICE*. That means my server
    can catch some errors that others do *BEFORE* they bring me a lot of
    obvious errors such as for example a margarita
    without salt on the
    rim of a glass when I ordered salt. Once a waitress at Outback brought
    me the margarita I ordered without salt when I had ordered it with
    salt(I always order my margaritas with salt). Anyway, instead of being
    nice being that I was nice to her when I had told her, she was like “So
    he didn’t put it on there” to blame the bartender. It’s not the
    bartender’s fault OUR WAITRESS brought out an obvious glass without
    salt. She should have compared her written order to the glass *BEFORE*
    she left the bar with it wrong. Instead of saying she was sorry, NO, she
    blames the bartender that is not at fault. The bartender didn’t serve
    me a glass without salt on the rim. You can see salt on the rim of a
    glass without any liquid in the glass. That’s how stupid some of these
    servers are to blame others for OBVIOUS mistakes you don’t have to touch
    the drinks or food to notice them.

    “you’re ignorant,”

    No,
    YOU ARE! I am *PAYING* to get the service *I* want, not what the
    restaurant wants, what *I* want. Doesn’t everyone want what *THEY* want
    for
    *THEIR* money?

    You are too ignorant to realize that my tip
    money controls my service. You don’t realize that YES they work for MY
    TIP. YES THEY WORK FOR ME! You never answered the questions, because you
    can’t answer them. WHY ARE WE TIPPING IF THEY DON’T WORK FOR US? I ASK
    YOU AGAIN, PLEASE ANSWER?

    *************WHY TIP IF THEY WORK JUST FOR THE RESTAURANT?
    ***************************

    You can’t answer stupid ass ignorant idiot, can you?

    “self entitled”

    My
    tip money makes me entitled. The people that are cheap that don’t tip
    well for good service are the ones that shouldn’t feel entitled to much
    of anything and the ones that don’t tip at all shouldn’t get to have any
    service at all except for fast food places that don’t have tipping like
    McDonald’s.

  • sandra

    Sounds like u shouldn’t go out to eat.. ever.. stay home and cook..

  • you_are_an_idiot

    What is wrong with you?
    This is the worst post ever. I am biased because I have over 8 years of serving experience but you my friend should not be allowed in public.
    I would like you to try serving at a busy and upscale restaurant and then write this post.
    It is a very difficult job to deal with dumb ass customers like yourself and be paid minimum wage to keep a smile on your face.
    The majority of servers work REALLY hard and deserve to be paid more than minimum wage, so if I ask if you want your change your an asshole if you’ve paid for a 17.25 meal with a 20 and say yes and then leave me the silver change.
    Fuck wad.

    I worked in this industry to pay for university and had some really great experiences. Servers are not entertainers you’re right… but they work harder than you I can guarantee that.

    I hope someone spits in your food.

    • you_are_an_idiot

      Haha I just read all of your comments springs1. You are truly an idiot. I wish you the best in your sad and pathetic life. “Female” or male.

  • Chelsea

    As a server, I am REQUIRED to tell you my name. I’m sorry for doing my job according to the training provided by my bosses. I never clear a plate before checking to be sure a guest is done, but if they are done, it’s also part of my training to clear any dishes not being used. It’s called pre-bussing, and it not only helps our bussers out, but keeps the table free of clutter while you sit and chat. It’s not my problem if you feel self conscious because you don’t have a plate in front of you; I’d rather avoid the chewing out my boss will give me for leaving a messy table.

  • 7yrs Experience helpingservers

    Why Servers do those annoying things
    (Some times it’s the difference between $2.13/hr and joblessness, the boss makes them do it)

    Learn your servers name. If you want me to get your server for you so you can go home because you haven’t seen them in an hour, I have to know their name.

    They aren’t supposed to touch you. Touching your shoulder could be to get your attention. It’s also a way to put someone at ease. If you are uncomfortable, you can tell them or ask for the manager and report sexual harassment.

    Water being left at the tables is a health hazard, ie not permitted. The server must get your order before serving drinks. No sense wasting cups. The server is not supposed to disrupt you while you are looking at the menu. If you want your order taken, close the menus.

    The reason servers ask if you have dined there previously is so that they know how to better assist you. For instance, you may not know that there are 21 signatures sauces and “Buffalo” is all of the sauces and not one specific sauce.

    If you are asked to wait, it may be because the workers are busy not because you are not important. If I’m helping one guest, I’m not going to drop what I am doing to help you out first. If you need a fork, say “May I please get a fork?” “Excuse me, I need a fork.”

    The squat maneuver is supposed to make the interaction with the guest more intimate. Tell your server that you are uncomfortable if you are.

    When a restaurant has a promotion and the server is caught not immediately up-selling, they get penalized.

    If your server makes you feel uncomfortable report it to the manager. Not everyone is cut out for serving.

    The server isn’t supposed to ask you if you need change, but is often forgotten by a busy server. If you don’t need change, they waste time by giving you change you don’t need.

    Special are many times new items and it’s not always easy to remember prices of items not often ordered.

    Your plates should never be taken without permission from you. If you have a problem with your server report it to management.

    When a server shares with you (should never be about another table/guest or employee), it’s meant to build a relationship and an attempt to capture you as a regular. They like you!

    Many times, the kitchen does mess up. A ticket was misread, another server took something off your tray, or your ticket got lost. Sometimes the kitchen is so backed up your order will take a while.

    If they are going too fast, ask them to slow down and take their time

    Servers add a note to your checks to make it personal. Again, it means that they like you and want you to come back.

    Again, notify a manager.

    Never worked with cloth napkins . . .

    There are free refills at every restaurant I’ve worked at, minus signature drinks. Sometimes, we would like to know if you are sticking with the same drink or would prefer something else. Maybe you want Cherry Coke this time.

    Again, notify a manager . . .

    • Springs1

      “The reason servers ask if you have dined there previously is so that
      they know how to better assist you. For instance, you may not know that there are 21 signatures sauces and “Buffalo” is all of the sauces and not one specific sauce.”

      But if you are there almost every week or so, or been there a ZILLION TIMES over the years, it’s WASTING VALUABLE ******TIME******. It’s AGGRAVATING to answer the SAME QUESTION OVER AND OVER AGAIN. IT’S NOT NECESSARY TO ASK THAT! It’s wasting my hunger time and not being considerate of my hunger, thirst, and time.

      If they were there the first time, it’s up to *THEM* to tell you, not the other way around. Don’t waste time asking us stupid stuff.

      The ***MENU** what a concept, huh, to let me know if there are 21 sauces IDIOT. Seriously, STOP WASTING OUR TIME WITH STUPID ASS QUESTIONS!

      “Servers add a note to your checks to make it personal. Again, it means that they like you and want you to come back.”

      No, it means they want a higher tip. They could care less about you personally and you know it. It’s wasting time yet again that you could be giving them their check faster, getting someone else’s refills, etc.

      “Sometimes, we would like to know if you are sticking with the same drink or would prefer something else. Maybe you want Cherry Coke this time.”

      This one I 100% AGREE with. I don’t understand why servers want to order for me at times. I have sent servers back with drinks before because I wanted something else.

      “If they are going too fast, ask them to slow down and take their time”

      Sometimes you can’t, because they LEAVE BEFORE you have the chance to ask for everything.

      “Many times, the kitchen does mess up. A ticket was misread, another
      server took something off your tray, or your ticket got lost. Sometimes
      the kitchen is so backed up your order will take a while.”

      While that does happen, most of the time it has to do with your server or another server like even if the ticket is correct, if there’s a wrong side dish on my plate, if my server or another server brings out the food, they can notice that not to serve it to me wrong. Waiting to put in orders I have seen servers do that as well or have had servers admit they forgot to put our orders into the computer.

      ” If you don’t need change, they waste time by giving you change you don’t need.”

      I 100% DISAGREE in that because of the THIEVES that take coin change to tip themselves the very extremely rare times I pay with cash I will get my change even if I want to keep it all to test them to see if they are honest or not.

      Once, my husband and I had a waiter that decided to keep 31 cents of our change rather than going to the bar to get the change or keep some on him or give us OVER the amount like could have given us a dollar bill for the rest of the change forfeited himself 69 cents, because most likely the server will get it back. Our bill was $34.69, we had (2) $20 gift certificates. We were owed $5.31, he only gave us a $5 bill and left. I went up to him to tell him around the kitchen area. Instead of him not delivering the side salads, he made us wait LONGER to return our change. He did say he was sorry after, but it was 100% intentional that he did it, so he got stiffed AND REPORTED to the manager. I can’t take 31 cents out of the register at a store or someone’s purse, right? WHY can servers think that they can do the same to us? You think I am being petty, they are that they aren’t giving up their cents if they don’t want to get the change or bring some on them. Stealing is wrong. If I am owed a penny, I expect it back just like EVERYWHERE ELSE IN THE U.S. you buy something.

      So because of that jerk in 2004, I will always make the server get my change. Sorry, but that’s the only way I will know if they are honest or not.

      Also, WHY are you so ***LAZY** you don’t want to do the *****FULL JOB****? I mean that’s part of the job.

      We pay with credit cards 99.9% of our outings, so we don’t have this issue. Just saying if I do pay with cash again, I will see if the server is a thief or not. That’s what customers should do, TEST their servers to see if they are going to be honest or not to decide the tip.

  • johnny

    I don’t think that the jackass that wrote this article has ever worked in the food industry or been a server, people like him are the types of people that servers hate to wait on because they’re a stuck up prick

  • Timberlie

    People get irritable with me for not giving them my name actually. Usually I just walk up, say hello, and ask them if they want me to grab them anything else to drink besides the water I brought for them. 6 out of 10 times they read off my name tag and we end up talking about my name.

  • Rachel

    this is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. You don’t like how “annoying” servers are, don’t go to a restaurant. Go get fast food. I couldn’t even finish this list. I can come up with a much longer list of how annoying customers are. And it would be a much longer list….

  • Jaguarjaguar

    I work for a family owned restaurant and let me tell you that everything in this slide show makes sense, just not to uneducated “entrepreneurs.” You’ve neglected to acknowledge that when I serve I grossly out earn my management rate of pay and that is incredibly typical which is why people who aren’t you servers don’t want to do a damn thing for you. Because it isn’t about the customer, it’s about the 19 year old girl who’s been here for three weeks and is going to make 28 dollars in the next 45 minutes while the cooks with decades of experiance make their 10-12 dollars an hour.

  • Jaguarjaguar

    More relevant tho is the reality that I have explicitly told to do almost everything on this list. I’ve been instructed to try to sit with my table, introduce myself with my name, and above all else pre-bussing, according to the owners, is the most important part of the industry. Those old morons are constantly trying to clear plates for patrons who clearly aren’t finished, you’re looking far too much into the unskilled, dime a dozen, super easily replaceable server who likely is doing exactly as instructed by their unskilled, untrained, and middle aged manager living at the poverty line. I’ve been told so frequently to “just acknowledge the guests at the door and then if it takes five minutes to get them seated and I’m taking out their drinks with their appetizer that’s totally fine.

  • Jaguarjaguar

    And I bet if you conducted an extensive experiment about the tipping impact of a smiley face and the word “thanks” on the check, you’d find that servers who do that silly stupid nonsense will out earn servers who do not. The author of this article is the preacher and I’m the choir but I bet they’ve never served or worked a single shift in a poorly managed, mom and pop restaurant where the owners got there by suing the semi truck company who hit one of their siblings.

  • Mo

    Worst article ever written.

  • kenzie

    Why would a server not ask if they want change? Either their tip and the money for the bill is in there or they need change. It is a normal question. You dont know how much money they are giving you when you pick up the check from a table

    • Springs1

      “Why would a server not ask if they want change?”

      Because the server shouldn’t be asking for their tip, DUHHH! You don’t asked that anywhere else that doesn’t have tipping, WHY should you ask for your tip?

      • Lopez

        they aren’t asking for their tip. .they are being courteous.

        • Springs1

          No, it’s not courteous to be lazy on the job and you know it.

  • kenzie

    Also they probably just forget to tell you the price of a special. Just ask

  • kenzie

    A lot of the time the kitchen makes mistakes and the servers look like the bad guys and get tipped accordingly and it sucks, think about that. And if they are asking for another coke it is just what they do just like if someone is finished with their wine you ask if they want another glass.

    • Springs1

      “A lot of the time the kitchen makes mistakes”

      Most of the time though, servers are the ones that make the mistakes GET to the customer’s table and you know it. Most mistakes are OBVIOUS to the eyes of the person bringing out the food, even if it’s not your server, that other server or food runner is responsible for reading the ticket or computer screen order, comparing it to the food for obvious errors. Also, servers do put in orders wrong as well. My husband and I have had servers ADMITTED they forgot to put orders into the computer.

  • Taylor Hall

    Sounds like you’ve never been a sever. Half the things you wrote down are ridiculous. You sound like a moron. You should try waiting tables on a Friday night, just once. I bet you couldn’t last for thirty minutes.

  • Rachel

    You obviously have never worked in a restaurant before

  • Kate88

    You, my friend, have too many first world problems to count. Oh and trust me you’ve eaten your fair share of spit and pubes. :) enjoy your next restaurant visit. Twat.

  • annoyedreader

    Dear Mr.Schonberger,
    Have you ever worked in the service industry? Or have you solely had a silver spoon in your mouth and written ungodly articles such as the beauty above? You sir are an asshole and what I can only imagine to be an intolerable human being. I feel sorry for any restaurant that has to deal with you on any kind of consistent basis, do all of us a favor, learn how to cook and stay home.

  • Jennifer

    Wow, servers are the DUMBEST people on the planet and ruin your experience at every possible moment don’t they? I am sorry you have to even be in the presence of us IDIOTS!

  • Jennifer

    This guy goes out to eat on V-day (with some poor-poor, unsuspecting girl) and New years eve. He is an amateur night diner and he speaks for no-one that matters.

  • Decent Person

    This article was written by a pompous douche bag. If all those things annoy just order take out. I will say that 60% of it was reasonable, but what you want is somebody who knows everything but suggest nothing which makes him/her bad for business and not a good server at all…where the 20 annoying things Restaurant Customers do list…

  • Serve Me

    #8… Yes, when I am making $8.90 / hr, you “Sir” are …DING DING DING!!! That’s right folks! I work for ….let’s here it again…DING DING DING …T.I.P.S!!!!
    Yes, working as a team is preferred in most cases, however “To. Insure. Prompt. Service is the reason we show up to work each day. Any other questions (from someone who SO blatantly has never worked in the industry, please feel free.
    Ps. You are likely the doofus that does at least half these things on the following itemized list which I shall name : The Ten Stupidest Things Guests do that they should NEVER EVER do.

    #10. Complain about things they have no clue about.
    #9. Ask to be seated in a certain area of the restaurant. (Why, you ask?
    See #10.
    #8. Don’t suggest menu changes.
    #7. Don’t make lists about how others should do their jobs unless it is ok that I make a list about how awful you are at your own.
    #6.Don’t ask me if we can cook your food faster. Trust me. If we could.We would.
    #5.Don’t over stay your welcome. Because, in case you missed it, I work for …say it with me now…TIPS!!! If you are taking up prime real estate you are limiting my ability to make a living. Unless you are tipping by the hour, eat up, drink up and get the **$& out.
    #4 Don’t give your server attitude. If any servers reading this are like me, you make about $30 / hour with gratuity. If one asshole (AHEM) thinks he will be a dick and get his food faster, well…here’s my theory. He can wait until my NICE, TIPPING customers have paid and enjoyed themselves :)
    #3. Don’t say “That’s gross” when a server mentions an item on the menu. I don’t care to stare at the long black hairs next to your fushia lipstick, but hey, what choice do I have?
    #2. Don’t walk into a restaurant ten minutes before they close. That would be like me making your stay 1 hour past your end of day. Nuff said.
    #1. Don’t …not ever….like never….tell a server they are a horrible at their job. Don’t do it because you’re huuuungry, you’ve *waited for your food for over an hooouur!* … or because you’re a giant prick like the guy that wrote this blog…if I can’t track you down at your job and say the same thing to you, then back off. Because at the end of the day here is a common truth…”I am a (insert nouns and verbs to suit) a Mom who spent the majority of her day cleaning poopy diapers, listening to the whining of a four year old because it’s too cold to go outisde. I’m the one who was up with a newborn 4 times last night, cradling a crying infant all afternoon. I’m the one who just lost their mother to cancer and has just returned to work not 30 minutes before you’re need to *rudely* complain over cold french fries. And hey, don’t get me wrong. 80% of guests are great. Warm. Friendly. Understanding. Happy people. And thank god for them. Yep, thank goodness for people like that.

    • Springs1

      “Don’t ask me if we can cook your food faster. Trust me. If we could.We would.”

      I don’t feel that’s true since a lot of servers decide not to go to the computer when they could getting other table’s orders when they weren’t called over like when they are triple sat. If you wanted my food to get to me faster you would IMMEDIATELY go to put my order in so I can get my food. Think about it…..

      “Don’t over stay your welcome”

      Don’t make us wait longer than we are supposed to be. It goes both ways.

      “Ask to be seated in a certain area of the restaurant.”

      If I am ***PAYING*** for my time called a tip for the service I am receiving, WHY can’t I sit WHERE I want to, huh? If you don’t let me sit where I want to, I won’t dine there, it’s that simple.

      “Don’t do it because you’re huuuungry, you’ve *waited for your food for over an hooouur!* ”

      That might be your fault if you FORGOT to put in my order, it has HAPPENED TO me and my husband A NUMBER of times where the servers ADMITTED they FORGOT put orders into the computer. Also, servers have admitted to putting in orders wrong as well as why our food was delayed. Some forgot to bring out things as well or forgot to put parts of orders into the computer. Some bring out obvious things wrong like wrong side dishes, forgetting condiments, etc.

      “a Mom who spent the majority of her day cleaning poopy diapers,
      listening to the whining of a four year old because it’s too cold to go
      outisde. I’m the one who was up with a newborn 4 times last night,
      cradling a crying infant all afternoon.”

      You decided to have sexual intercourse or be artificially inseminated, so that’s your issue if you want to be a parent. No one made you be a parent.

      You sure don’t care if someone just got laid off, so why should anyone care about your personal issues, huh? Please explain how ********FAIR****** that would be just to care about your personal issues, but not the customer’s, huh?

      “I’m the one who just lost their mother to cancer and has just returned
      to work not 30 minutes before you’re need to *rudely* complain over cold
      french fries.”

      So that means we have to be a happy about your service because you had something PERSONALLY go wrong, but WE can’t have something personally go wrong, WTH?? That’s pretty unfair of you and VERY SELFISH as well as VERY, EXTREMELY SELF-ABSORBED!

      Don’t come back to work if that happens. NOBODY wants a crying server, even YOU, so please treat others as if that were *YOU* as the customer’s table. You don’t want us ruining your day, don’t ruin ours. 2-way street it’s called of being nice.

  • Cameron Moore

    This article is ridiculous. It is standard procedure at most restaurants to announce what your name is and ask the guests if they have dined at your establishment before. Most places also have “secret shoppers” that come in and mark you down if you do not do so. Not only do we get marked down for those things, but we also get marked down (and possibly fired) if we say to our guests that the food they are asking about is not good. I could go on for hours about how terrible this “article” is. If you are agree with this article, I hope to God and all of the angels in the heaven above that I DO NOT ever have the displeasure of serving on you.

  • Liz

    Many of the things mentioned above are requirements of a server’s job. They’re called “steps of service” and are put in place by the establishment that the server works for. Maybe instead of attacking the server, you SHOULD educate yourself on how restaurants actually work. If you want to go somewhere, order immediately and dine in peace, maybe a sit-down full service restaurant isn’t for you. Servers are trained to interact with their guests on a personal level. Trust me, most of the time it’s as painful for them as it is for you. Give them a little credit. That article is nothing but a bunch of ignorant bs.

  • Eric Lockhart

    Here’s something that might blow your mind I’m a server per hour I get paid 2.15….consider that you are paying my rent…understandable every customer is different and desires different styles of service but being generally polite usually gets you better service…at least let the server get their name out because you probably should know your servers name if they are serving you. Honestly the ruder the guest the slower the service…you instantly become my last priority…so smile and act like a human that has some decency and maybe your server won’t be so annoying and insure you have the best of times eating at whichever restaurant you’ve decided to disgrace with your face…

  • Rene

    Clearly you’re a penny pinching, disrespectful, stuffy shirt, over paid asshole who has obviously never had to live off the “kindness” of others. You don’t want to be waited on in a friendly, professional manner? Get your haggard ass to a gas station.

  • Jamie Leigh

    Please rephrase the title to shit customers come up with, so they feel justified in being shitty tippers. Anyone who agrees with this article; Don’t eat out!

  • Fuck you.

    You don’t deserve to go to ANY restaurant and have a server waste their time on you. I’m in med school, and seriously the only way I’m getting by is by my tips. I know when I have a guest that is as arrogant and entitled as you, and I kill those motherfuckers with kindness knowing they won’t tip me shit. People like you, is why the world is the way it is. Such a disgusting attitude you have. And guess what, I make 700 in a 4 hour shift, more than ANY of your cheap written articles will ever make you.

  • Rocky

    The guy who wrote this has no idea what it’s like to work in the service industry! I wish he would come by the bar I bounce at so I could introduce myself by name and then have a little chat with him about manners!

  • James

    Who is the idiot that wrote this? They need to go wait tables for awhile and see much cap you must take just to make a few bucks.

  • Welcometothethunderdome

    This blogger did a great job of getting everyone talking about agreeing or disagreeing with this lost. Nice job on getting people talking.

    That said, Chris, please either eat at home, or go to a fast food joint. I’m 100% sure some server will know you and see this article and think…”Do I want to mess with his food?” And they will. Just be ready for that.

  • bubbles

    What asshole blows his nose in a restaurant’s napkin?! Really?! That’s a biohazard in my opinion and someone will have to pick that up at some point. This is not your house, and we don’t want your hypodermic needles left on the table either. Yuck.

  • platetone

    This is some of the dumbest shit I’ve ever read. I can’t believe a website about food and dining would allow this to be published.

  • Serve Me

    Springs1..I can only imagine your comment being rudely articulated, so I have chosen not to read it :) Have a fabulous weekend!

  • Colleen

    Wow, you’re a huge dick. Also, you’ve clearly never worked a restaurant. At almost every place I’ve ever worked, we’re REQUIRED to tell the tables our name. Did you ever consider that? There are so many things with this article I can’t even address them all…

  • maria

    this is the dumbest thing i have ever read… I could totally negate it with the 120 most annoying things customers do at restaurants… like if any of that shit really bothers you, STAY HOME or do everyone a favor and get takeout and GO HOME!! Freaks

  • Nate

    Most of these “annoying” things are what are pushed onto your servers by their corporate offices. Most of which have a do it or lose your job mentality and send people in to rate the servers. Sorry people working for $2.13 an hour annoy you by trying to keep their jobs. Go work a month in the industry before you write your next article and come off as more of an idiot.

  • Amanda

    All of those steps are people going out of the way to make you feel taken care of. Anybody who doesn’t appreciate your napkin being folded, or knowing the proper name to address your waiter, is living in a decade where servants assisted you; today, good service is personal service. If you are looking for an excuse not to tip because you don’t like attentiveness, I suggest you dine at places that call receipt numbers for your meal.

  • Ginn

    1. we ask you to tell us when to stop cracking pepper over your meal because WE ARE NOT PSYCHIC!
    2. We ask you if you understand the menu and restaurant because there are far too many people (assuming like you) that DO NOT READ the menu. And then, have the nerve to ask STUPID questions.
    3. We tell you our names, because its hospitable. You are going to be with me for the next hour or so, it helps if you know who I am. So you can either get my attention if you need me, or (I assume you do this often) send in a complaint with a name.(Or GOD FORBID, a compliment).
    4. We make you feel like an ass for just ordering drinks at our table for one main reason: GO TO THE DAMN BAR. We are given 4 maybe 5 tables a night that could be used for people who are actually going to sit down and ENJOY A MEAL. You selfishly sitting and just having a drink or two is not only wasting our time, but the others who have to wait for a table on a busy Friday night. That is after all what the bar area is for.
    5. If you want to know the price of the special…simple solution….JUST ASK.
    6. If you have one tiny piece of bread on your plate that you haven’t touched for 20 minutes, of course we are going to try and clear the table….we fear that if not, you might complain we didn’t get your dirty dishes off in time.
    7. Writing nice messages on the receipt is exactly as it sounds. ITS NICE! Writing thank you on a receipt— do you really hate life so much as to think that this is something logical to complain about? I have a full-time professional day job on top of my serving position. I say Thank you there too. I still even write thank you notes for gifts!!! I must be insane!
    8. Chances are, we are not hitting on your date. Seeing as you are so unfamiliar with common courtesy, look it up and maybe then you will understand the difference.
    9. “Another” or “more” to drink. No difference, if they aren’t free refills, we will tell you. Say you didn’t want another coke, you wanted a water. But I didn’t ask. I just got it for you anyway. You would be pissed. Be glad you are getting the offer. Asshole.
    Some things on your list may be accurate. But you are so damn picky it is unbelievable. If we did the opposite of all you wrote you STILL would not be satisfied. CUT YOUR SERVER A BREAK!
    ** We run around for hours on end, we get splattered with your food, drinks spilled on us, we get burnt, we slip and fall, we carry heavy ass trays and plates ALL DAY and deal with customers who COMPLAIN about everything. On top of that, we cater to your every need, multiple tables at a time for what? a 5 dollar tip on a 70 dollar check? Or to be stiffed all together?! How about the rude comments, or the ones who dine and dash. Or the ones whose checks are mainly alcohol sales and they don’t even tip enough to cover what you have to tip the bartender. The days WE PAY OUT OF POCKET FOR YOU TO COME OUT AND EAT.

    If waiters and waitresses do THAT MUCH to upset you, I have a simple solution. STAY HOME AND COOK YOUR OWN DAMN DINNER. Ignorant, self righteous asshole.

    Sincerely,
    A incredibly hard working and PISSED OFF waitress.

    • Springs1

      Ginn
      “7. Writing nice messages on the receipt is exactly as it sounds. ITS NICE!”

      NO IT’S NOT WHEN YOU ARE READY TO LEAVE DELAYING YOU FROM LEAVING, that’s *********VERY INCONSIDERATE*************!! If you want things your way, ********YOU PAY MY TIP TO ME INSTEAD IF YOU WANT CONTROL OVER MY TIP MONEY I AM PAYING YOU!

      HOW IS IT “NICE” TO DELAY A CUSTOMER FROM LEAVING HOLDING THEM HOSTAGE, because you won’t give them their check, huh? That’s MEAN and it’s wasting their time, your own time, and other customers that want things too like refills, checks, food, etc. HOW IS THAT NICE? I would really like to know HOW is it “NICE” to WASTE TIME? If a customer wants it, the customer needs to ask for this. Stop making us be FORCED to be CONTROLLED and stop being so *****************INCONSIDERATE OF THE CUSTOMER’S TIME AND FEELINGS!

      If you were on your lunch break hurrying to get back to work knowing you had some traffic to go through to get back to work, would you like your server wasting your time like that? I bet you wouldn’t, so HOW IS IT “NICE”, HUH? IT’S MEAN AND INCONSIDERATE!

      “4. We make you feel like an ass for just ordering drinks at our table
      for one main reason: GO TO THE DAMN BAR. We are given 4 maybe 5 tables a
      night that could be used for people who are actually going to sit down
      and ENJOY A MEAL. You selfishly sitting and just having a drink or two
      is not only wasting our time, but the others who have to wait for a
      table on a busy Friday night. That is after all what the bar area is
      for.”

      What a HYPOCRITE YOU ARE to act like we are selfish, LOOK IN THE MIRROR SELFISH BITCH! EVERY ***PAYING CUSTOMER****** HAS A RIGHT TO BE THERE UNLESS THE OWNER OR MANAGER SAYS THEY CAN’T BE! WHO ARE YOU TO TELL ME HOW I WANT TO SPEND MY MONEY, HUH?

      WHY should I have to be UNCOMFORTABLE FOR YOU? WHY should I not have a right to privacy for YOU? WHY should I have to think of your feelings when CLEARLY aren’t thinking of OURS? WHY should I care about what you think? You are getting more tables, so be happy. At times we have had a bigger bill than someone that ordered 2 burgers and 2 cokes, because alcohol cost A LOT of money. Who knows that those people could be there just as long as we were as well.

      Also, in other states, they have SMOKERS. WHY THE HELL SHOULD MY HEALTH BE PUNISHED FOR YOUR SELFISH ASS, HUH?

      You are a SELFISH BITCH!

      If you don’t like it work at Denny’s or IHOP or Waffle House where there is no bar. Stop complaining about things that you have NO RIGHT to complain about. We have EVERY RIGHT to just get just drinks and be comfortable, privacy, and not have icky cigarette smoke in our faces.

      If you make us feel like an ass, then your tip will show it. Why not try to make the most money you can make and make the best of the situation? Those same people may eat there another day. You are alienating people that may be eating there another day.

      Its’ not “selfishly sitting”, it’s OUR LEGAL RIGHT. If you don’t like it, as I said, go to freakin Denny’s or something where there is no alcohol.

      “deal with customers who COMPLAIN about everything. ”

      You are complaining, so what’s the damn difference, huh HYPOCRITE? We can just get just drinks. Heck, if someone wants to just get 2 cokes and sit down, they can. They are buying something. If you don’t like it, don’t be a server, plain and simple.

      “A incredibly hard working”

      Sure don’t sound like it.

      “If waiters and waitresses do THAT MUCH to upset you, I have a simple
      solution. STAY HOME AND COOK YOUR OWN DAMN DINNER. Ignorant, self
      righteous asshole.”

      Why don’t you take YOUR OWN ADVICE BY GETTING ANOTHER JOB IF YOU ARE THAT PISSED AT CUSTOMERS? Seriously, you aren’t and we aren’t either. You are a HUGE HYPOCRITE ALL OF THIS POST, SERIOUSLY!

      “a 5 dollar tip on a 70 dollar check? Or to be stiffed all together?”

      If you did a bad job, no wonder why you got that. I bet you aren’t a good server then, because most servers are not making just that.

      “PISSED OFF waitress.”

      If you are that pissed off, maybe you need to not serve customers in a restaurant. Seriously, take YOUR OWN ADVICE! Stop CONTROLLING OUR DINING EXPERIENCES! It’s not your call to make to tell us we can’t order just drinks. My husband and I have done that MANY of times during the years, MANY. If you don’t like it, TUFF SHIT! WE ARE GOING TO BE COMFORTABLE AND IN NON-SMOKING AREAS ALONG WITH HAVING PRIVACY. Sitting at the bar at times has been uncomfortable seating first off(no booth a hard chair) and with DRUNKS. I mean really, no one wants to be around someone when they are really trashed.

      You are just INCONSIDERATE of ANYONE ELSE’S FEELINGS BUT YOUR OWN! YOU ARE A VERY INCONSIDERATE PERSON! Everyone has a right to just get drinks at a table if the want to.

      “Or the ones whose checks are mainly alcohol sales and they don’t even tip enough to cover what you have to tip the bartender.”

      Then maybe you should do a better job then. Stop making them feel like an ass. Treat them like a HUMAN BEING WITH FEELINGS instead and most likely they will tip you more DUMMY!

      • Sierra117

        Starting to sound like a mega cunt.

  • Sam

    Maybe you should be complaining about restaurant management because telling your name, not bringing water out first, folding the napkin, etc are specific policies made by the employers not the employees. Servers must follow these instructions to keep their jobs. Shocker.
    Btw cooks normally do suck, badly, atleast the places I’ve worked at. They work hard and aren’t paid enough so they really don’t give a shit how long your food is taking. Yelling at them or telling the manager won’t make your food go out quicker. All servers can do is wait, like you.
    If a server won’t grab you something it’s because they have 10+ tables they have to worry about and they are too busy. If they won’t ring something in for you it’s because every server has their own card or number to log into the computers and get into your specific table. I’ll try my best to find and tell your server but I was just sat a 15 top two 2 tops and a 6 top, so your “steak knife” is the last thing I’m worrying about.
    Food is cleared before finished? Clearly a mistake made by a normal human being. Tell them and you’ll get something for free I’m sure. Clearing the plates before hand makes for a quick turn over for the tables, which management pushes.
    Slow turnover=lose job
    Not upselling enough=lose job
    Not following basic company policies=lose job
    It’s common sense. If you want something done a certain way just tell your server, kindly, we do work hard, harder than you.

  • Dylan Jones

    Are you daft, that is business? You communist freak. I am not a waiter. I just understand when you visit a for profit enterprise guess what they are going to try and make a profit.

  • Emily

    This is one of the dumbest articles on the internet. The author obviously never worked in a restaurant. Do people go to your work, piss on your face, then call you annoying? It’s because of ignorant, selfish pieces of shit like yourself that servers hate people. We’re still human beings, not machines that you can shit on for what, $2 – $10 in tips? Beyond stupid.

  • Lopez

    Really. .its annoying that they tell you their name? its adding a personal touch..not to mention saving you from asking later…in case you loved their service and want to come back for them (how “regulars”) are established..or the opposite. maybe they are required to tell you their name. ..required to upsell…required to ask if you have dined before…maybe the restaurant doesnt choose to leave the menus on the table…they dont all work like Dennys…but to fault your server for this crap is rude…petty and unfair. that being said….all of the other crap..I couldnt agree more on.

    • Springs1

      “in case you loved their service”

      That’s what the check is for, MORON! Are you stupid or what?

      • Sierra117

        You sound like a cunt here, too.

  • cnrdc

    that part of the introducing yourself is rude, I’m a server and if i have rude customer i don’t give a shit about how there order goes the amount of respect they give me gives them a better chance of how well there experience of diining there is going if there rude to me i will be rude to them and i won’t give a shit about there money i get about 30+ customers coming in that day so when people like springs one come in and are rude i will either one give them slow as hell service or two spit in their drink, and chances are people like springs one wouldn’t even give a good tip no matter how hard i tried to give them good service so people like i don’t give a shit about.

  • Glenn

    Servers are not trained to do these things and usually get reprimanded for annoying the customer, asking if your done yet, taking plates away before you’re done etc. This should be titled “20 things really terrible servers do” as the name currently implies that these things happen at every restaurant. Being a sous chef with 6 years of experience I know for a fact that they don’t. And most restaurants have specific policies against things like touching guests, being rude, and asking if “everything” tastes good rather than asking how their steak was. The other items on the list seemed hurried and not well thought out at all. I would also suggest next time trying to word your list better so your “unbias” comes through rather than sounding like a pretentious douche bag.

  • tnca

    I’m a server and I’m required to introduce myself when I greet a table. I prefer that my customers know my name. Having them call me by name sure beats being called “babe” or “waitress”. It also helps bring customers back and have them become regulars at the restaurant if they feel like they know the people that work there and vice versa. Also, sometimes I have to squat down next to a table to be able to hear my customers sitting at low-top tables. Music is constantly playing at my restaurant, so sometimes it’s hard to hear the customers’ orders. I’d think they would rather have me squat down to there seated level than for me to turn in a wrong food order. Overall, this list seems to be made by someone(s) who have never worked in the restaurant industry.

  • Joe

    Wow you are really an angry person. Get laid!!! Some of your opinions are true, but some are way off. As for the change opinion, sometimes the waitstaff give change back because the tip was way off and it’s a nice way of saying you under tipped. Maybe you need to work in the industry to understand. Please do quit your day job and look for something you might be good at.

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  • JAC

    Wow dude you really need to get laid. You’re just a miserable prick who is taking it out on servecie people. People like you are why I think EVERYONE should have to work in the service industry once in their life so you could deal with an asshole like yourself.

  • L

    Instead if spending all this time dining out you should spend it on a mental health professional. Get some help buddy.

  • Megan

    These are dumb. 1. My restaurant we are REQUIRED to give our name. Do I care about telling people my name? Absolutely not. The last thing I want is my table shouting my name when they need their free refill. 2. Take too long to bring menus or water? We aren’t hanging out somewhere we’re doing something for our other 5 tables. 3. Tell you to ask for your waiter? I mean really, you can’t tell the difference enough to ask the right person?? And the one that really got me, about blaming mistakes on the kitchen. There is such a thing as long ticket times.

    If you’ve never worked in the restaurant life, don’t write about it. And dear God I hope you don’t come into my restaurant!

  • _agf

    You are everything that’s wrong with America.

  • Anton

    Restaurants are a business. You dont like it, you can eat at home, Period. This whole article is a joke. Clearly someone who doesnt understand how the business side of running a successful restaurant works. You can only do so much “perfection” (which is what whoever wrote this article is looking for) before it all falls apart due to spoiled customer base. Servers work hard and the best they can. And NO, no one should have to SERVE on you if there’s no tip in it. What a load of BS.

    • Springs1

      “Servers work hard and the best they can.”

      No they don’t by a LOOONNNNGGGG SHOT and you know it.

      1. At times even not write your order down.
      2. Not write *ALL* request down(refills, bags, box, etc.)
      3. Not compare their written orders or tickets/computer screen orders to the food for obvious errors.
      4. Not compare the menu prices to the check prices to make sure the customers aren’t overcharged.
      5. Not verify the amount they are even charging you(has happened a few times where the server hands us the wrong amount charged on the credit card along with the check that has the correct amount).
      6. Some don’t go in the order in which request came in because they are too lazy to do so(like make 2 trips to bring soft drinks and then when the bar drinks is ready make another trip for that is what they should do, but some don’t).
      7. I have had 4 or 5 servers tell me “You might have to remind me” because they were too lazy to write my order down and reread their written order.
      8. Auction off drinks(I just recently had a waitress do this to just me and my husband, seriously, TWO PEOPLE she was too lazy to get her written order out). Not my job to tell you what I had once you left the table. LAZY, LAZY, LAZY that is. You should know I had dr. pepper for example. I shouldn’t have to tell you again and again.
      9. A lot of servers don’t go put in the order after getting it if they are double or triple sat making the 1st table wait 5-10 extra minutes for their food because they are TOO LAZY to make extra trips to the computer.

      I probably could think of more even, but this is what I have thought of now. I have other stories I can repost to prove to you that most servers are uncaring assholes that are lazy.

      Most of them sure don’t try their best at all, NOT ONE BIT!

      “Restaurants are a business.”

      Yes, but that money for the business only goes to the restaurant, so the tipping has nothing to do with the server’s income. The server’s income is their own income.

      “Clearly someone who doesnt understand how the business side of running a successful restaurant works.”

      You are clearly someone that doesn’t understand how you get repeat customers by pleasing customers, not the workers. If the customers don’t want something, why should they have to endure it since *THEY* are ******PAYING FOR THEIR TIME THERE******. If you want things your way, ***YOU*** pay your servers at least min. wage and eliminate tipping from your restaurant then. *****ONLY THEN COULD YOU RULE OUR SERVICE*** since ***WE WOULD NOT BE PAYING FOR IT**! You don’t get to control someone else’s tip money.

      It’s not how a restaurant works, it’s how servers decide to work to please the individual customer’s opinions on their service. Not everyone feels the same, so why treat them that way?

      • Sierra117

        You sound like a cunt.

  • Mark

    This article is the biggest load of bullshit Ive ever read.

  • Jenniepennie

    To the person that wrote this, you are ignorant as hell. Please, do us in the food service industry a favor and go to a fast food restaurant if your hungry.

  • Servers rock

    Wow its clear whomever wrote this article has never served! half of these things are an absolutely necessary

  • SunBlock

    I found two that I am guilty of as a server. I would rather not tell you my name unless you ask. I will also get fired if I don’t tell you it.
    Then it comes down to getting things out of your way. I am the type to ask if “there is anything I can get out of the way?” No answer or a napkin on top will mean that the plates sit there. Which also becomes annoying. Not being a mind reader, I will only take empty cups or ask you if I can prepare it to go for you.
    I can say that I have only been serving for 2 years and have a good grasp of what’s annoying. Being honest with guests and addressing their needs is the easiest way to get through the night when they don’t know I have a college degree and can’t find a real job. Thankfully I must not be that annoying. I either know when i’m not getting tipped well or it’s a guest who simply has not learned the new standards for tipping. So I keep my head high.
    Let’s face it some waiters don’t deserve a good tip. I am going to get a lot of hate for this. I tipped 40% the other day to someone who I thought deserved 10% at best because I too am a server. I say that, sorry, it’s all based on service. If you suck at your job you don’t deserve a good tip. If other things are hindering your performance that aren’t personal, let your guest know. They are usually understanding. Do your job with pride. If you don’t get a good tip but you did everything correctly it’s probably because they were non-tippers or didn’t know how to tip properly. On to the next one with a smile. No one wants bad service because of how someone else tipped you…

  • Kat

    It’s required by the restaraunt that I work for to introduce myself by name, it’s also required that I right thank you on the check.

    • kat

      Also, sometimes the Kitchen really does mess it, and I will be the first to admit to my table that I made a mistake.

  • Bro

    Hey buddy I’m some guy, our specials tonight is a glass of bleach and you walking into oncoming traffic to die under a car fire. Yours truly, any poor sole that has waited on you
    Also I’m a college graduate that has a job but also bartend’s which I’m sure is more than you could ever do. (Not that hard)

    • Bro

      Oh sorry forgot to tell you, the bleach is $4.50 and the death is $11.99, just the way you like it.

  • sharkwithpizza

    If you don’t want to deal with other human beings during your dining experience, that have names, other patrons beside yourself, and a desire to be as friendly as possible in the hopes of establishing a rapport and earning your favor enough to pay rent, I would suggest you eat at home.

  • Jessica Anderson

    Everybody should have to work in the food service industry at some point in their life so they can understand the pain (physical and mental) that goes into a serving job.

  • Firsttimelasttime

    Did Larry the Cable Guy write this post? This some cliché bullshit.

  • Jordan

    I try to always be a good patron… I don’t ask for a bunch of crazy substitutions, I tip well, etc., and I’m generally a pretty low maintenance diner. I just have one pet peeve that I don’t see mentioned here– when you’re clearly in the middle of a conversation– in the middle of a sentence even, and the server walks up and interrupts. While I don’t want my server to disappear on me, and definitely appreciate it when they check in, I also feel like a good, experienced server should be able to read a table and get a general sense of what’s going on… first date, friends catching up, intense conversation, and time their approach so they aren’t interrupting. Am I way off base on that one?

  • OG Server

    I strongly urge OP to get a job as a server. I promise them they will understand and retract all of these “annoyances” that servers do.

  • Christine

    Most of what annoys you are company polices. Things we HAVE to do. There is something called a mystery shop at most restaurants where people come in and eat to judge your performance. At my restaurant, it’s standard that we have to write on the receipt. Believe me, we don’t fucking want to. I’ve seen people get fired over trivial things like that. Furthermore, we can’t read your mind. I’m sorry that standards for keeping our jobs are annoying to you, but I really don’t give a shit what’s annoying to you as a customer. I could write a fucking book about how inconsiderate, obnoxious, and just plain rude customers are, but I would rather not spend my time criticizing others for doing a job. You’re pathetic. Someone should post your picture so we could hang it all over restaurants around the world. Eat shit, asshole.

  • jelly

    Wait what servers have rubbed your shoulders while reading the specials? where are you going? lmao

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  • ServingForWhatSeemsAnEternity

    I only ask you if you need change if it’s pretty obvious you don’t, just to be considerate. However when I’m unsure I say “I will get you some change”, but I say it relatively slowly giving you time to say no if you don’t need it. When it’s busy making change seems like it is taking up allllll your time!! Not to mention split bills when the entire table to paying by credit card- SHOOT ME!

  • server

    this is probably the most ignorant post I have ever seen. have you ever worked in a restaurant? likely not. yes, we do expect tips because we wait on you hand and foot, and we make $2.13 an hour. there are unpleasant servers AND customers. I’m so sorry we make you uncomfortable by trying to be a nice human being.

  • kitty

    The most annoying thing we have experienced in restaurants is no extra napkins. There are none on the table because of a cloth napkin, or there is just one paper napkin to start with.

    Asking the waitress for more napkins in the middle of a meal is so annoying. There should be a napkin dispenser on the table handy for when more are needed. Having to find a waiter/waitress and ASK for more is too inconvienient and should not have to be done.
    Why in the world doesn’t every restaurant either give more napkins at the start or keep extras handy to get when needed ?

  • Mikel

    I’m a med student that just started serving at an upscale restaurant as a side gig. I looked at this blog in hopes to receive pointers to improve myself. All I found was a feeling of disgust. I’ve already made some great connections with customers who have actually asked ME for my name. I’ve come to the conclusion that not all people think like those whom wrote this blog. And thank goodness for that. I’m also glad they’re not members of our lawmaking congress; although the same dysfunctional thought is setting they have in common. So I’ll take this blog with a grain of salt and assume they have used these incoherent and contradicting “complaints” to garner attention at the expense of servers who (voluntarily, by the way) tolerate them. PS I had to put my email in here to post this… point proven.

  • Gabe

    Whoever wrote this can literally eat me the fuck out. Don’t go out to eat if you can find 20 annoying things that your server does. You’re a moron and I hope you get hit with reality eventually

  • HollyAngelica

    There is a certain script that we have to follow at my work. All of the servers must introduce themselves by name….Sorry youre so irritated by that but most of us are just doing our job…….

  • ThirtySixDoubleDs

    The person who wrote some of these is an idiot. And so is Springs1.

  • madz

    Springs1 … when a server tells your their name it is also for YOU if you like your service you now have a name so that when you go back you can request to sit in their section again and KNOW you will be satisfied with your service, and since that comes so hard for you, a name might be helpful to avoid you being unhappy the second time going out to eat…..
    p.s. YOURE AN ASSHOLE

  • server_life

    This article is complete bullshit. If anyone really can’t stand these things, go cook for yourself. Servers aren’t as money hungry as you think, most of us make more money then the people we wait on hence why we never leave. Maybe we wouldn’t feel so obliged to hint that we are “actually doing something” else with our lives then working at a restaurant because guests don’t treat us like equals, and we must all be knocked up drug addicts if we are servers.

    • Ashlee

      I know exactly what you mean! At least we have jobs and don’t depend on money coming from somewhere else! I would rather wait tables than make min wage busting my ass all week to make what i can in a night waiting tables. Not all people are bad but the ones who are make me want to flip out! How about we come up with an article about what servers find annoying with customers! My first would be people like who wrote this article thinking that the world revolves around them! People who have no respect for humanity and treat others like they are way better and that we should kiss their ass over their 5 bucks!

  • Yami

    You are just a fkn moron.
    You go live in boonies and you will not even need to see waiters to bother you at all.

  • Ashlee

    I’m a server and I just want to say if you who wrote this article have had this type of personal experience at a restaurant then you should stop going there. Waiting tables is common sense and majority of the things that you have listed are actually don’ts in server handbooks. Also we don’t like to wait on other people’s tables because it’s called a SYSTEM most things are put in by a computer now days and we don’t know each other’s numbers or how they have your table set up! And if you complain about every little thing then how about cook and serve your own meal! Writing on the receipt is a form of personal thank you! A type of hospiality.. yes servers do expect tips because it’s how we make our money and most people look for an excuse to not tip a person the right percentage because you want to be cheap.. you are expected to tip the person waiting on you and if you’re not sure of the right percentage look it up.. if you’re not prepared to do this then I’m sure there is a McDonald’s not too far down the road. Another thing servers take your plates because i don’t believe I know one person who wants to have ten plates on a table and no room! The proper thing to do would be to ask if they can take that for you. Obviously this person has not done any type of research and just needed something to bitch about! My advice to you would be to do your research and make sure you know what you’re talking about so you don’t make yourself out to be some sort of egotistical asshole which I’m sure you do when you are eating somewhere assuming you’re the only person in the restaurant and everyone should bow down to you.

  • Sir Smilesalot

    Dear whoever wrote this BS:
    Just because your an uptight, antisocial POS, doesn’t mean the actual majority of the human species is. Clearly, you know nothing of the life of a waiter/waitress.

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  • Teeeeed

    How about you just eat at home :) ok bye now.

  • Marisa

    For the most part, this was petty and ridiculous. Most chain restaurants REQUIRE that servers greet the table by way of name introduction, and most of the things on this list can be chalked up to requirements of the chain. I agree about asking if you need change (super tacky), and kneeling at the table, but otherwise it’s pretty clear the author has never waited tables in their life.

  • mynameisnotglenn

    ‘Overshare about their life beyond the restaurant’. If the server waiting on me told me about their interest in marine biology and plans to move to Alaska, I’d find it pretty goddamn charming and interesting. People are people, not drones. You probably don’t want to hear the server’s complaints about other tables, but conversation about someone’s dreams and interests often leaves both parties feeling better. Who wrote this list, Patrick Bateman?

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