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(Daily Mail)   Parents upset because their dinner receipt had "Thank you, little F**ker" printed on it after their precious little snowflake threw a temper tantrum in the restaurant   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 405
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2009-09-10 07:58:49 PM  
And without that precious little snowflake, that waitress wouldn't have gotten the $.02 tip that you know she got.

In other news:

Grats Waitress... Hero tag on vacation?
 
2009-09-10 08:02:20 PM  
I'd be upset too, but that's pretty funny.
 
2009-09-10 08:05:18 PM  
I hate these parents because they bothered to go to the news with it. Wouldn't a discussion with the manager be enough? A comp'ed meal or two?
 
2009-09-10 08:23:48 PM  
Gig103: I hate these parents because they bothered to go to the news with it. Wouldn't a discussion with the manager be enough? A comp'ed meal or two?

FTA: Restaurant owner Steve Ryan apologised for the message and said the member of staff responsible, believed to be a 29-year-old manageress, had been sacked.
'I have visited the customer involved and invited him to be our guest this weekend. We offer unreserved apologies.'
Kimberley said she and Craig turned down the restaurant's offer to be their guest.


Sounds like the manager handled the situation appropriately but the parents are attention-whoring douchebags.
 
2009-09-10 08:25:20 PM  
Of course there is a 4x6 glamore shot of the kid. Cause that needed to be on there.
 
2009-09-10 08:36:28 PM  
Aeronas: And without that precious little snowflake, that waitress wouldn't have gotten the $.02 tip that you know she got.

I'm sure the personal satisfaction she got out of doing that was worth far more to her than whatever crappy tip she would've gotten. I know it would've been worth more to me.

And BTW, who the fark eats Mexican food in England? As bad as even the European food is in England, can you imagine how bad it would be to eat at a restaurant where Brits are trying to cook Mexican food?
 
2009-09-10 08:44:19 PM  
Cyberluddite: And BTW, who the fark eats Mexican food in England? As bad as even the European food is in England, can you imagine how bad it would be to eat at a restaurant where Brits are trying to cook Mexican food?

What? You wouldn't like mutton enchiladas?
 
2009-09-10 08:52:54 PM  
cksewell: Cyberluddite: And BTW, who the fark eats Mexican food in England? As bad as even the European food is in England, can you imagine how bad it would be to eat at a restaurant where Brits are trying to cook Mexican food?

What? You wouldn't like mutton enchiladas?


You know how I know neither of you own passports?
 
2009-09-10 08:56:41 PM  
FarkinNortherner: You know how I know neither of you own passports?

Hm. I own two of them. Am I qualified now?

I've frequently been to England - and yes, the cooking is atrocious. Granted, only for native cuisine - Indian food, for example, rocks. But yes, the stereotypes about english cooking are (somewhat) rooted in fact.
 
2009-09-10 08:58:24 PM  
Oh, and +1 for the hero tag for the waitress.

I understand kids are sometimes difficult, but some parents don't even try.

(And I swear, a restaurant that was adults only - without the strippers, please - could charge a premium and still make a killing. Same goes for movie theaters)
 
2009-09-10 08:59:25 PM  
That little farker is a major TILF.
 
2009-09-10 09:03:11 PM  
cksewell: Cyberluddite: And BTW, who the fark eats Mexican food in England? As bad as even the European food is in England, can you imagine how bad it would be to eat at a restaurant where Brits are trying to cook Mexican food?

What? You wouldn't like mutton enchiladas?


Mathematics of wonton burrito meals?
 
2009-09-10 09:03:25 PM  
cksewell: Gig103: I hate these parents because they bothered to go to the news with it. Wouldn't a discussion with the manager be enough? A comp'ed meal or two?

FTA: Restaurant owner Steve Ryan apologised for the message and said the member of staff responsible, believed to be a 29-year-old manageress, had been sacked.
'I have visited the customer involved and invited him to be our guest this weekend. We offer unreserved apologies.'
Kimberley said she and Craig turned down the restaurant's offer to be their guest.


Sounds like the manager handled the situation appropriately but the parents are attention-whoring douchebags.


Which only makes me more convinced that the family probably earned the wrath of the waitress.

Doing something to get caught like that is kinda stupid though. there are SOOO many more ways to secretly fark with people you are serving food and drink.
 
2009-09-10 09:04:37 PM  
Cyberluddite: And BTW, who the fark eats Mexican food in England?

Nobody. The eat El Paso tortilla chips and tasteless frown stuff wrapped in tortillas with a side of ketchup.
 
2009-09-10 09:04:47 PM  
cksewell: What? You wouldn't like mutton enchiladas?

I wouldn't mind so much if they weren't boiled.
 
2009-09-10 09:04:48 PM  
groby: I've frequently been to England - and yes, the cooking is atrocious.

Weird, I manage to eat out in excellent restaurants all the time. Oh, wait, you're pandering to stereotypes and/or have only ever eaten out on a pauper's budget in one of the most expensive cities in the world. Got it.

Although, to be fair, I would have my doubts about Mexican food, we don't really have any Mexicans.
 
2009-09-10 09:08:46 PM  
FarkinNortherner: groby: I've frequently been to England - and yes, the cooking is atrocious.

Weird, I manage to eat out in excellent restaurants all the time. Oh, wait, you're pandering to stereotypes and/or have only ever eaten out on a pauper's budget in one of the most expensive cities in the world. Got it.

Although, to be fair, I would have my doubts about Mexican food, we don't really have any Mexicans.


Every single "ethnic" restaurant in the area has Hispanics in the kitchen? Italian? Probably cooked my a guy from Columbia. the sushi/hibachi place keeps trying to pass off a Dominican guy as Japanese. We have a laugh about it when he's our chef.
 
2009-09-10 09:11:18 PM  
Gwendolyn: Every single "ethnic" restaurant in the area has Hispanics in the kitchen?

Huh? What area?
 
2009-09-10 09:13:25 PM  
FarkinNortherner: groby: I've frequently been to England - and yes, the cooking is atrocious.

Weird, I manage to eat out in excellent restaurants all the time. Oh, wait, you're pandering to stereotypes and/or have only ever eaten out on a pauper's budget in one of the most expensive cities in the world. Got it.

Although, to be fair, I would have my doubts about Mexican food, we don't really have any Mexicans.


Yeah, I don't think I'd do Mexican in the UK. But I could eat at The Gun almost every night. London dining has been (sometimes fairly) bashed in the past, but no cities other than NY and Paris (I miss pre-Katrina NO) can surpass it currently.
 
2009-09-10 09:15:48 PM  
FarkinNortherner: Gwendolyn: Every single "ethnic" restaurant in the area has Hispanics in the kitchen?

Huh? What area?


Sorry I live in Maryland. I did not mean to imply that was in your area.

I just meant that the cooks not being of the ethnicity of the food served doesn't mean the food sucks.
 
2009-09-10 09:18:03 PM  
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2009-09-10 09:19:27 PM  
Did somebody say "precious"?

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2009-09-10 09:22:34 PM  
Those responsible for the sacking have also been sacked.
 
2009-09-10 09:35:31 PM  
All parents are people.
Most people are stupid.
Most parents are stupid.
Stupid parents can't raise their kids right.
Most kids are spoiled little brats.

\Currently going through the terrible twos with my oldest
\\Yes, it's hard to discipline them
\\\But I'm not raising a happy kid, I'm raising an effective adult
 
2009-09-10 09:37:29 PM  
The Weeners to TFA pretty much says it all: Why didn't the parents just take their kid and leave, if the service was being that slow? Everyone would be happier.
 
2009-09-10 09:39:18 PM  
Gwendolyn: Sorry I live in Maryland. I did not mean to imply that was in your area.

Ah, right, sorry, I was confused.

I just meant that the cooks not being of the ethnicity of the food served doesn't mean the food sucks.

True enough, I'm just not sure there's enough idea of where Mexico is, never mind what the food's like, for it to really be a success!

/past my bedtime
//grumpy
 
2009-09-10 09:41:28 PM  
According to the receipt they ordered pizza, quesadillas and fudge cake for a two year-old. Little Molly is going to be fat like mum sounds.
 
2009-09-10 09:46:07 PM  
If this was the kind of restaurant that calls itself "family friendly" or has a "kid zone" than the actions of that waitress are unexcusable.

I have waitressed in everything from 5 star dining to a place I lovingly described as a "low class Red Lobster*. If it welcomes kids, it welcomes kids. I simply chose to NOT go to places that have "kid's menus" or "kid zones". I'd rather eat at home an only occasionally eat out. If you walk into an Applebees, you deal with the possibility that children will be screaming.


*instead of eating the free food there, I would take my lunch breaks at McDonalds. Muuuuuch higher quality.
 
2009-09-10 09:48:54 PM  
groby: Oh, and +1 for the hero tag for the waitress.

I understand kids are sometimes difficult, but some parents don't even try.


They should try harder to find a sitter before taking their snowflake with them to a restaurant. I take that back. Can't find a sitter? Don't go out to eat and drag your snowflake with you. The rest of adults that understood breeding and how it could affect the rest of your life don't want you around with your little hellion ruining our dinner.

There are reasons why a lot of us never had and never will have kids, we don't need to be reminded why.
 
2009-09-10 09:50:54 PM  
Hau Ruck:
There are reasons why a lot of us never had and never will have kids, we don't need to be reminded why.


Overreacting much? I don't have kids, and I don't want kids - but as long as parents are actually parenting, they're surprisingly easy to tolerate.
 
2009-09-10 09:52:30 PM  
"Chilli Con Carne Beef"

/funny
 
2009-09-10 09:53:05 PM  
Hau Ruck: The rest of adults that understood breeding and how it could affect the rest of your life don't want you around with your little hellion ruining our dinner.

Again, don't go to a place that advertises a "kid zone" or a "kids menu".
 
2009-09-10 10:02:39 PM  
what_now: Hau Ruck: The rest of adults that understood breeding and how it could affect the rest of your life don't want you around with your little hellion ruining our dinner.

Again, don't go to a place that advertises a "kid zone" or a "kids menu".


Understood. And luckily we've found independent restaurants that are definitely not offering kids menus. And I hate to say it, but the economy has helped keep this to a minimum in more places too.
 
2009-09-10 10:03:34 PM  
what_now: Hau Ruck: The rest of adults that understood breeding and how it could affect the rest of your life don't want you around with your little hellion ruining our dinner.

Again, don't go to a place that advertises a "kid zone" or a "kids menu".


We've got a nice-ish restaurant nearby that has a room upstairs with a big screen TV, some little tables and chairs and some books and toys. They get a few college students to supervise and the staff is happy to serve the kids their meals in there. It's total win. I usually tip them $10 which is far far less than a babysitter and a good time is had by all.
 
2009-09-10 10:08:05 PM  
groby: Hau Ruck:
There are reasons why a lot of us never had and never will have kids, we don't need to be reminded why.

Overreacting much? I don't have kids, and I don't want kids - but as long as parents are actually parenting, they're surprisingly easy to tolerate.


Not at all. And in the case of TFA, it doesn't sound like much parenting was going on.

And yes, there are many times when the wife and I choose to sit well away from small children and they're amazingly quiet and behaved. But it never hurts to be safe.
 
2009-09-10 10:09:10 PM  
Eddie Adams from Torrance: We've got a nice-ish restaurant nearby that has a room upstairs with a big screen TV, some little tables and chairs and some books and toys. They get a few college students to supervise and the staff is happy to serve the kids their meals in there. It's total win. I usually tip them $10 which is far far less than a babysitter and a good time is had by all.

...or that. That's fantastic. There's no place around me that has the SPACE to do that, because of how expensive commercial space is in the city, but that is a great idea.
 
2009-09-10 10:19:59 PM  
you know what's comical. if i got that note, i'd laugh because i know my three yr old is terrible. god help me he's going through a stage.
 
2009-09-10 10:22:35 PM  
FarkinNortherner: You know how I know neither of you own passports?

I certainly do, and I've certainly eaten many meals in England. Yeah, the food has improved dramatically over the years, and as accurate the the stereotype about shiatty food in England used to be, I acknowledge you can get good food (especially Indian, Thai, and other ethnic food, but also other kinds as well), in London especially. But as nuch as it's improved, the Brits are still far behind other countries.

Anyway, having said that, I wouldn't even eat Mexican food in Boston, let alone in England--the quality of Mexican food seems to have an inverse relationship with the restaurant's distance from Mexico. Any more than I'd eat Thai food in Mexico.
 
2009-09-10 10:25:10 PM  
i honestly don't know why people whose children can't behave themselves bring them out in public.
 
2009-09-10 10:28:58 PM  
FarkinNortherner: groby: I've frequently been to England - and yes, the cooking is atrocious.

Weird, I manage to eat out in excellent restaurants all the time. Oh, wait, you're pandering to stereotypes and/or have only ever eaten out on a pauper's budget in one of the most expensive cities in the world. Got it.


At the risk of stirring up a hornets nest and going off topic I have to know what it is about food in Britain that is so reviled by Farkers. Note, if you haven't been then I'm not interested in your opinions, because you can't have any.

You can get some of the finest food in the world in Britain, from all corners of the world chefs come, bring their food, and you can walk down a street and pass 10 restaurants from 10 separate countries. You can get anything you want, cooked in any way you please. If you can't find something to satisfy you then you can always go for some good old fashioned American cuisine in one of our many McDonalds or KFC's!!!

As for actual British food, well it varies wildly from place to place but the main staples are the animals of the land and the fish of the sea, with a few vegetables thrown in for good measure. Everyone likes those things, they're pretty much universal, and you can cook them in any way conceivable and they would still taste great. Boiling, roasting, grilling or just plain raw it's all good. (Just for the record, as I know boiling seems to be the main gripe around here, I've never eaten or seen food boiled outside of Ireland, but I certainly have no issue with it)

There's nothing wrong with roast beef, or steak and kidney pie, or bangers and mash, or best of all, the full English breakfast.

Just for the record, and to pre-empt the buffoonery, my teeth are white and straight, tea is better than any other non alcoholic beverage, I don't have government cctv watching me sleep, guns and knives are still legally obtainable, I'm not a cockney chimney sweep and I talk like the Queen because she's my mum she is.

It's 3:30am, so I am going to have to go, but I look forward to reading the replies in the morning.
 
2009-09-10 10:33:11 PM  
When a farking parent is willing to use the term "a little tantrum", you know that it was something more than just some general biatching and moaning.

Apart from that, never EVER give a customer your opinion of them in writing. Word against word is sooo much easier to stand up against later on, and most of the time, a customer is so full of opinion of self-worth and entitlement, a manager end up giving them a raised eyebrow in a rather French manner before dismissing them.

/Used to work pubs
//Loved a lot of the customers
///Knows that whiny customers rarely come back, and really isn't worth any extra attention
//Still, highly unprofessional, and stupid enough that the waitress that did it, deserved to get fired
 
2009-09-10 10:38:10 PM  
WaltzingMathilda: i honestly don't know why people whose children can't behave themselves bring them out in public.

Because there is a certain type of woman out there, who knows that she is more important than anyone due to the fact that a human in miniature size has been squeezed out of her. After having had a human head rip her vagina apart, she is now the second most important life-form on the planet, where the only entity of higher importance, is the screaming little brat she squeezed out.

These will over time turn out to be the true helicopter parent. You will easily recognize them as the women waiting to get into an ER with a baby that sneezes every once in a while. They will continue to do this for about ten years time. They will also quite probably try to be elected to the school board at some point.
 
2009-09-10 10:40:11 PM  
I love the headline: "Family Horrified After Restaurant Bill". Horrified? Really? Horror might be an appropriate reaction if they had found their little screeching creature (for example) eaten by an alligator. But if you're "horrified" by an F-bomb on a dinner check, perhaps you need to get off the grid, move to the hilly country and raise goats.
 
2009-09-10 10:44:58 PM  
Two temper tantrums for one meal??? Next time leave the little fu**** home, stay with her. Other people are trying to enjoy their meal without the piercing screams and other items of entertainment from your little bundle of misery.
 
2009-09-10 10:45:42 PM  
seventypercent: I love the headline: "Family Horrified After Restaurant Bill". Horrified? Really? Horror might be an appropriate reaction if they had found their little screeching creature (for example) eaten by an alligator. But if you're "horrified" by an F-bomb on a dinner check, perhaps you need to get off the grid, move to the hilly country and raise goats.

"The hilly country" for a couple of Brits, would probably be Scotland. Not the best shelter against F-bombs, aye?
 
2009-09-10 11:02:05 PM  
seventypercent: I love the headline: "Family Horrified After Restaurant Bill". Horrified? Really? Horror might be an appropriate reaction if they had found their little screeching creature (for example) eaten by an alligator. But if you're "horrified" by an F-bomb on a dinner check, perhaps you need to get off the grid, move to the hilly country and raise goats.

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"LOOK AT THE THE BILL! They called our baby a little f******!"
 
2009-09-10 11:08:03 PM  
groby: Oh, and +1 for the hero tag for the waitress.

I understand kids are sometimes difficult, but some parents don't even try.

(And I swear, a restaurant that was adults only - without the strippers, please - could charge a premium and still make a killing. Same goes for movie theaters)



There's a movie theater not too far from me that has food and bar service while you're watching the movie. Bonus: You have to be 21+ to step inside.

/Farking love it.
//SO and I saw "The Hangover" there.
///It was great not having some snot nosed brat making noise.
 
2009-09-10 11:15:18 PM  
groby: Oh, and +1 for the hero tag for the waitress.

I understand kids are sometimes difficult, but some parents don't even try.

(And I swear, a restaurant that was adults only - without the strippers, please - could charge a premium and still make a killing. Same goes for movie theaters)


The Historic Senator Theater is ages 5 and up only, with a policy to boot rowdy kids. Historic 1930's movie palace kept in original shape.

Yeah they went out of business and the government had to buy it to keep it open. So I guess your theory is...wrong.
 
2009-09-10 11:52:36 PM  
Slaxl: At the risk of stirring up a hornets nest and going off topic I have to know what it is about food in Britain that is so reviled by Farkers. Note, if you haven't been then I'm not interested in your opinions, because you can't have any.

No clue. Walk along Edgeware road, pick any place at random, and tell me you found bad food. I didn't find the flavorless boiled food anywhere in London.

And strangely, York was even better.
 
2009-09-10 11:53:41 PM  
Killerclaw: The Historic Senator Theater is ages 5 and up only, with a policy to boot rowdy kids. Historic 1930's movie palace kept in original shape.

Yeah they went out of business and the government had to buy it to keep it open. So I guess your theory is...wrong.


5 and up doesn't count as adults only.

I don't think his theory was right, but your example doesn't prove or disprove anything.
 
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