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2013-06-18 05:15:54 PM  

BKITU: mjohnson71: /Wouldn't have thought of taking my kids to Friendly's in

a 1000 years

That's probably smart, considering that you and your kids will all be long since dust in 1000 years.


oops

/One small step man. One giant leap for mankind.
 
2013-06-18 05:16:37 PM  

mjohnson71: BKITU: mjohnson71: /Wouldn't have thought of taking my kids to Friendly's in a 1000 years

That's probably smart, considering that you and your kids will all be long since dust in 1000 years.

oops

/One small step man. One giant leap for mankind.


I need to stop typing.
 
2013-06-18 05:18:22 PM  

ytterbium: Why didn't she just biatch about them in the kitchen like normal waitstaff do?


She doesn't speak Spanish.
 
2013-06-18 05:20:21 PM  

" Attention customers: waiters, serves, bartenders, and pretty much the entire restaurant staff hate you. They dread when you come in, and they talk shiat about you when you leave."


That's not true. I had some great customers and got along great. They weren't difficult to take care of and on top of it their tips were decent. The people you refer to are the ones who come in and act like jerks and behave as if you're their personal manservant.

 
2013-06-18 05:20:23 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: The water was cold: dletter: thismomentinblackhistory: exick: LordZorch: So, a place that doesn't cater to people who want to inflict their crotchfruit on everyone else is "bad"...?  Too bad more places aren't like this...

Friendly's is an ice cream parlor. Their entire existence is based on catering to kids.

Actually we both made the same mistake. The place is not the franchise, but instead a sports bar...great family environment I'm sure.

As did I.... Friendly's the chain is strictly a NorthEast US thing (I have family outside of Philly, so, I know it from that).  So, this bar in St Louis doesn't likely get into any trouble with the name.


I didn't realize that Florida is in the NE!

Not as "strictly" as you thought.

It's an easy mistake to make, what with all the New York and Maryland trash that move down here daily.


DOnt foget the trash from Ohio and Michigan too. Then theres the late start to the summer heat, usually something I wouldnt complain about, but it kept the snow birds here and extra month or so.

We need a new PR compaign for FL...'FL, its already bad enough, please stay where you belong and dont make it any worse.".
 
2013-06-18 05:20:48 PM  
Rule #1: Never, ever leave a paper trail.

(Or a social media trail.)
 
2013-06-18 05:22:36 PM  
I think the dad, the waitress and the owner ALL come off like douchebags here.

The kid gets off with a warning.
 
2013-06-18 05:23:46 PM  

BKITU: mjohnson71: /Wouldn't have thought of taking my kids to Friendly's in 1000 years

That's probably smart, considering that you and your kids will all be long since dust in 1000 years.


Reincarnation, how does it work : )
/Just joking.
 
2013-06-18 05:25:15 PM  
It's still amazing that we're such a sensitive society now that this was a national news story within 24 hours. Hell, it's on the main page of CNN.com right now.
 
2013-06-18 05:25:39 PM  
This is the difference between a local pub and a national chain.

If it's a national chain, the PR department would inform us after two days that "The employee in question is no longer a member of our team".

Since it's a local guy's joint, we're informed that "I told Phyllis to erase that shiat before printing the tab from now on.  The customer needs to relax and get laid more often".

I like local joints.
 
2013-06-18 05:26:10 PM  

LarryDan43: ytterbium: Why didn't she just biatch about them in the kitchen like normal waitstaff do?

She doesn't speak Spanish.


You just about made me spit beer all over my keyboard ; )
 
2013-06-18 05:28:59 PM  
Meh, don't bring your kid to a bar and the server is a coont.
 
2013-06-18 05:29:01 PM  
Yeah stupid mistake, and the waitress should feel bad and be reprimanded, maybe even fired, but get over it.  As if you've never joked about someone you didn't really know behind their backs.  Your kids probably were needy.  Sometimes the truth sucks.
 
2013-06-18 05:29:54 PM  

fo_sho!: I think the dad, the waitress and the owner ALL come off like douchebags here.

The kid gets off with a warning.


I fail to see how the owner is a douchebag. What did you want him to do? Fire the server on the spot for a dumb joke? That'd be an overreaction to what was clearly a joke that got farked up. The little snowflake wasn't in any way wounded by it, and nor was dad. What else should the owner have done? Bent to his knees and fellated the guy? Given him freebies for a month? The guy brought his damned snowflake to a sports BAR that is for over 21s. He needs to man up and admit he is just as responsible as the server was, if not more so.

The only thing the owner did wrong is letting the kid in at all. And I say that as somebody with a four year old snowflake of my own.
 
2013-06-18 05:30:21 PM  
Just coincidence, but that's what I was arrested for when I worked at the shelter.
 
2013-06-18 05:31:30 PM  
As far as a joke goes it's not making a lot of sense.  Maybe it was how they looked, or something?  I don't know.  That just sounds like something better could have been used.
 
2013-06-18 05:31:32 PM  
My dad took me to dive bars. And I love him for that. My darts, shuffle board (everyone liked playing with the sand a little, not just kids), and Keno skills are awesome.

If your kids are good and you called ahead, whatever. That's cool.

If your kids suck...just...just stop.

"Farking needy kids"...dad should have thought that was kind of funny.
 
2013-06-18 05:32:06 PM  
No man wants to hear his kids are dicks on Father's Day.

But it happens.
 
2013-06-18 05:35:48 PM  

endmile: vernonFL: I also thought it was the ice cream place. I used to love going there when I was little. Now that I know better, I don't go there anymore.

Its on par with Denny's as far as atmosphere and quality go.

THIS. I have been living in upstate NY for a couple of years now. Friendly's farking sucks. And they are not friendly.


The one in Clifton Park is good.  I've always found their ice cream sundaes divine.
 
2013-06-18 05:35:52 PM  
It sounds like the "strict" over 21 rule needs to be shored up a bit. If the kid was a peripheral pain in the ass and I happened to be in that miserable dive at the time I'd already hate my life enough without having to listen to that little farker too.
 
2013-06-18 05:36:35 PM  
1)    Dad sounds like a Farking needy Dad. ... He needs STFU, stop whining (wanting his meal for free) and to grow some balls

2)    If I got that check (If I had farking needy kids), I would have written farking needy waitress in the tip area, and been done with it,

3)   They need Yelp reviews about Yelp. One site I would never go for advice on anything
 
2013-06-18 05:39:25 PM  

mjohnson71: Looks like the yelp.com nazis have attacked.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/friendlys-restaurant-and-bar-saint-louis


I have a feeling the people that would go to Friendly's don't even know what a Yelp is.
 
2013-06-18 05:40:18 PM  

skinink: " Attention customers: waiters, serves, bartenders, and pretty much the entire restaurant staff hate you. They dread when you come in, and they talk shiat about you when you leave."
That's not true. I had some great customers and got along great. They weren't difficult to take care of and on top of it their tips were decent. The people you refer to are the ones who come in and act like jerks and behave as if you're their personal manservant.


I was a waitress from 16 until 19, then a bartender (between a few "big kid" jobs because college is farking expensive) from 19 until recently (I'm 26). I had many customers that I looked forward to seeing. Some made my day. I also remember this one super religious guy that would come in with his 6 kids, run up a $300 bill, and tip $0. And I always had to take them because I knew what he wanted (he was very particular and his kids were assholes). He sucked. And I went out of my way to try to make his meal enjoyable...but he never tipped. Not me. Not anyone in the surrounding bars/restaurants. I will never forget that douche.

But for the most part, everyone was nice. The kids were pretty good. And I liked my job(s).
 
2013-06-18 05:41:37 PM  

dabbletech: Just coincidence, but that's what I was arrested for when I worked at the shelter.


Heh heh heh
 
2013-06-18 05:43:41 PM  

gweilo8888: fo_sho!: I think the dad, the waitress and the owner ALL come off like douchebags here.

The kid gets off with a warning.

I fail to see how the owner is a douchebag. What did you want him to do? Fire the server on the spot for a dumb joke? That'd be an overreaction to what was clearly a joke that got farked up. The little snowflake wasn't in any way wounded by it, and nor was dad. What else should the owner have done? Bent to his knees and fellated the guy? Given him freebies for a month? The guy brought his damned snowflake to a sports BAR that is for over 21s. He needs to man up and admit he is just as responsible as the server was, if not more so.

The only thing the owner did wrong is letting the kid in at all. And I say that as somebody with a four year old snowflake of my own.


You. I like you.
 
2013-06-18 05:58:37 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: Rapmaster2000: Not that it messed me up or anything. It was kind of cool, but not something that's encouraged these days. Bars used to be more kid friendly in that they told you to go play video games and leave them alone while they pounded a few, and nobody worried if you were being watched.

They're getting harder and harder to come by. I remember as a kid thinking the bar was magical -- cherries in a freakin' red Sprite with an umbrella? Magic. It was also awesome playing Super Mario Bros. on a huge projection screen.


Yeah.  Especially the bowling alley bar!
 
2013-06-18 05:59:03 PM  

megarian: skinink: " Attention customers: waiters, serves, bartenders, and pretty much the entire restaurant staff hate you. They dread when you come in, and they talk shiat about you when you leave."
That's not true. I had some great customers and got along great. They weren't difficult to take care of and on top of it their tips were decent. The people you refer to are the ones who come in and act like jerks and behave as if you're their personal manservant.

I was a waitress from 16 until 19, then a bartender (between a few "big kid" jobs because college is farking expensive) from 19 until recently (I'm 26). I had many customers that I looked forward to seeing. Some made my day. I also remember this one super religious guy that would come in with his 6 kids, run up a $300 bill, and tip $0. And I always had to take them because I knew what he wanted (he was very particular and his kids were assholes). He sucked. And I went out of my way to try to make his meal enjoyable...but he never tipped. Not me. Not anyone in the surrounding bars/restaurants. I will never forget that douche.

But for the most part, everyone was nice. The kids were pretty good. And I liked my job(s).


Just be consoled that evil people like that if they are right about their religion will burn in hell and if their wrong lol they get nothing. I hated working Sundays during the day those people that came in after church were the worst people I had all week and cheap as hell when it came to tips if they believed in them that is.
 
2013-06-18 06:01:50 PM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: megarian: skinink: " Attention customers: waiters, serves, bartenders, and pretty much the entire restaurant staff hate you. They dread when you come in, and they talk shiat about you when you leave."
That's not true. I had some great customers and got along great. They weren't difficult to take care of and on top of it their tips were decent. The people you refer to are the ones who come in and act like jerks and behave as if you're their personal manservant.

I was a waitress from 16 until 19, then a bartender (between a few "big kid" jobs because college is farking expensive) from 19 until recently (I'm 26). I had many customers that I looked forward to seeing. Some made my day. I also remember this one super religious guy that would come in with his 6 kids, run up a $300 bill, and tip $0. And I always had to take them because I knew what he wanted (he was very particular and his kids were assholes). He sucked. And I went out of my way to try to make his meal enjoyable...but he never tipped. Not me. Not anyone in the surrounding bars/restaurants. I will never forget that douche.

But for the most part, everyone was nice. The kids were pretty good. And I liked my job(s).

Just be consoled that evil people like that if they are right about their religion will burn in hell and if their wrong lol they get nothing. I hated working Sundays during the day those people that came in after church were the worst people I had all week and cheap as hell when it came to tips if they believed in them that is.


Don't "believe in" tipping? Whatever. I can get over it and still serve you when you come in and make everything pleasant. No tip + one of those "why you are a sinner" pamphlets? You are a dick.
 
2013-06-18 06:04:34 PM  

megarian: tinfoil-hat maggie: megarian: skinink: " Attention customers: waiters, serves, bartenders, and pretty much the entire restaurant staff hate you. They dread when you come in, and they talk shiat about you when you leave."
That's not true. I had some great customers and got along great. They weren't difficult to take care of and on top of it their tips were decent. The people you refer to are the ones who come in and act like jerks and behave as if you're their personal manservant.

I was a waitress from 16 until 19, then a bartender (between a few "big kid" jobs because college is farking expensive) from 19 until recently (I'm 26). I had many customers that I looked forward to seeing. Some made my day. I also remember this one super religious guy that would come in with his 6 kids, run up a $300 bill, and tip $0. And I always had to take them because I knew what he wanted (he was very particular and his kids were assholes). He sucked. And I went out of my way to try to make his meal enjoyable...but he never tipped. Not me. Not anyone in the surrounding bars/restaurants. I will never forget that douche.

But for the most part, everyone was nice. The kids were pretty good. And I liked my job(s).

Just be consoled that evil people like that if they are right about their religion will burn in hell and if their wrong lol they get nothing. I hated working Sundays during the day those people that came in after church were the worst people I had all week and cheap as hell when it came to tips if they believed in them that is.

Don't "believe in" tipping? Whatever. I can get over it and still serve you when you come in and make everything pleasant. No tip + one of those "why you are a sinner" pamphlets? You are a dick.


I worked at a restaurant that was across the street from the Southern Baptist national convention. Yea, I hope they all burn in there personal hells.
 
2013-06-18 06:10:04 PM  

dletter: thismomentinblackhistory: exick: LordZorch: So, a place that doesn't cater to people who want to inflict their crotchfruit on everyone else is "bad"...?  Too bad more places aren't like this...

Friendly's is an ice cream parlor. Their entire existence is based on catering to kids.

Actually we both made the same mistake. The place is not the franchise, but instead a sports bar...great family environment I'm sure.

As did I.... Friendly's the chain is strictly a NorthEast US thing (I have family outside of Philly, so, I know it from that).  So, this bar in St Louis doesn't likely get into any trouble with the name.


Huh, they have Friendly's in FL.  We are talking about the ice cream and burger place right?  Ive got one that is like 10 miles away.
 
2013-06-18 06:11:13 PM  

megarian: one of those "why you are a sinner" pamphlets? You are a dick.


Assholes will leave those on the countertops and in the restroom at my work. I pick them all up and throw them away before real customers can see.
 
2013-06-18 06:12:55 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: megarian: one of those "why you are a sinner" pamphlets? You are a dick.

Assholes will leave those on the countertops and in the restroom at my work. I pick them all up and throw them away before real customers can see.


They used to slide them on the shelves at the grocery store I worked at.  Can't stand those people.
 
2013-06-18 06:16:59 PM  

vernonFL: I also thought it was the ice cream place. I used to love going there when I was little. Now that I know better, I don't go there anymore.

Its on par with Denny's as far as atmosphere and quality go.


This.
 
2013-06-18 06:17:52 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: megarian: one of those "why you are a sinner" pamphlets? You are a dick.

Assholes will leave those on the countertops and in the restroom at my work. I pick them all up and throw them away before real customers can see.


I want to put on a ski mask, approach them in a dark parking lot with some kind of weapon and "personal massager" and say "I'll show you 'sinner.'" And run away as they soil their pants.

I obviously have other issues, but you can't say I don't have goals!
 
2013-06-18 06:18:05 PM  
mjohnson71:

My guess is this classy dad got rejected when he tried to take his kid into Johnny's and DBs.

Dad Of The Year: After Johnny's, take your son on a quick run across the river to PT's!

/Sauget Ballet
 
2013-06-18 06:20:14 PM  

mjohnson71: Looks like the yelp.com nazis have attacked.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/friendlys-restaurant-and-bar-saint-louis

1 reviewBryan W.Scottsdale, AZ

6/18/2013 The staff are a bunch of rude jerks.  I'll never go back. skip this place.

Sure.  Whatever, Bryan W. from Scottsdale, AZ.
 
2013-06-18 06:28:06 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: megarian: one of those "why you are a sinner" pamphlets? You are a dick.

Assholes will leave those on the countertops and in the restroom at my work. I pick them all up and throw them away before real customers can see.


The ones I see in the restroom are usually at the bottoms of the urinals.
 
2013-06-18 06:29:09 PM  
But Domachowski also stuck up for the employee, telling CNN she "didn't mean to offend the gentleman and his son," and was "just in a hurry and forgot to take that off."

And yet she found the time to put it on there in the first place.
 
2013-06-18 06:32:24 PM  

HeartBurnKid: But Domachowski also stuck up for the employee, telling CNN she "didn't mean to offend the gentleman and his son," and was "just in a hurry and forgot to take that off."

And yet she found the time to put it on there in the first place.


Never worked in a bar/restaurant have you?
 
2013-06-18 06:41:13 PM  

Incorrigible Astronaut: The owner stuck up for the waitress? Sorry, but that's an insta-fire pretty much anywhere. I'll put even odds on the two sleeping together.


Of course he did! What's he supposed to do, fire her for making a mistake? It's a lot harder and more expensive to find a good waitress than to find another bad customer. Firing employees is bad business, it would be the boss equivalent of what the waitress did.
 
2013-06-18 06:44:26 PM  
What do people not understand about NOT putting shiat like this in writing?

It's ok to walk back to the kitchen and biatch about pain in the ass customers to the cooks, busboys, et al. It's stupid to type that sentiment into a work computer. And even stupider to not read the farking thing before you hand it to the customer.

But it does provide amusement for the rest of us, so there's that.
 
2013-06-18 06:58:33 PM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: HeartBurnKid: But Domachowski also stuck up for the employee, telling CNN she "didn't mean to offend the gentleman and his son," and was "just in a hurry and forgot to take that off."

And yet she found the time to put it on there in the first place.

Never worked in a bar/restaurant have you?


No, I haven't (though I have done customer service).  Am I missing some profound insight that somehow makes biatchiness like this completely acceptable?
 
2013-06-18 07:00:30 PM  

catmandu: ytterbium: Why didn't she just biatch about them in the kitchen like normal waitstaff do?

When will these idiots get it that it is best to not write down every stinking thought that goes through your head.


FARK!
 
PJ-
2013-06-18 07:08:03 PM  

HeartBurnKid: tinfoil-hat maggie: HeartBurnKid: But Domachowski also stuck up for the employee, telling CNN she "didn't mean to offend the gentleman and his son," and was "just in a hurry and forgot to take that off."

And yet she found the time to put it on there in the first place.

Never worked in a bar/restaurant have you?

No, I haven't (though I have done customer service).  Am I missing some profound insight that somehow makes biatchiness like this completely acceptable?


Yes.
 
2013-06-18 07:10:35 PM  

HeartBurnKid: tinfoil-hat maggie: HeartBurnKid: But Domachowski also stuck up for the employee, telling CNN she "didn't mean to offend the gentleman and his son," and was "just in a hurry and forgot to take that off."

And yet she found the time to put it on there in the first place.

Never worked in a bar/restaurant have you?

No, I haven't (though I have done customer service).  Am I missing some profound insight that somehow makes biatchiness like this completely acceptable?


Done both, hated both BTW. Anyway the only reason to be able to tag a table/ticket is so you know who is whose. It's a sports bar and people may move around so table 34 just doesn't work in that situation. So she wrote and then got slammed was in the weeds and the Fam guy is saying mam we'd like to go now, so she prints it off forgetting how she tagged them and voila.
 
2013-06-18 07:11:29 PM  

PJ-: HeartBurnKid: tinfoil-hat maggie: HeartBurnKid: But Domachowski also stuck up for the employee, telling CNN she "didn't mean to offend the gentleman and his son," and was "just in a hurry and forgot to take that off."

And yet she found the time to put it on there in the first place.

Never worked in a bar/restaurant have you?

No, I haven't (though I have done customer service).  Am I missing some profound insight that somehow makes biatchiness like this completely acceptable?

Yes.


Then enlighten me.
 
2013-06-18 07:12:05 PM  
Wasn't farking needy kids Jimmy Savile's act? I'm pretty sure that's not something you should put on the bill...
 
2013-06-18 07:12:19 PM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: HeartBurnKid: tinfoil-hat maggie: HeartBurnKid: But Domachowski also stuck up for the employee, telling CNN she "didn't mean to offend the gentleman and his son," and was "just in a hurry and forgot to take that off."

And yet she found the time to put it on there in the first place.

Never worked in a bar/restaurant have you?

No, I haven't (though I have done customer service).  Am I missing some profound insight that somehow makes biatchiness like this completely acceptable?

Done both, hated both BTW. Anyway the only reason to be able to tag a table/ticket is so you know who is whose. It's a sports bar and people may move around so table 34 just doesn't work in that situation. So she wrote and then got slammed was in the weeds and the Fam guy is saying mam we'd like to go now, so she prints it off forgetting how she tagged them and voila.


Is there a reason the tag had to be "farkIN NEEDY KIDS"?
 
2013-06-18 07:19:40 PM  

HeartBurnKid: tinfoil-hat maggie: HeartBurnKid: tinfoil-hat maggie: HeartBurnKid: But Domachowski also stuck up for the employee, telling CNN she "didn't mean to offend the gentleman and his son," and was "just in a hurry and forgot to take that off."

And yet she found the time to put it on there in the first place.

Never worked in a bar/restaurant have you?

No, I haven't (though I have done customer service).  Am I missing some profound insight that somehow makes biatchiness like this completely acceptable?

Done both, hated both BTW. Anyway the only reason to be able to tag a table/ticket is so you know who is whose. It's a sports bar and people may move around so table 34 just doesn't work in that situation. So she wrote and then got slammed was in the weeds and the Fam guy is saying mam we'd like to go now, so she prints it off forgetting how she tagged them and voila.

Is there a reason the tag had to be "farkIN NEEDY KIDS"?


They were the only ones in the bar with needy kids?
 
2013-06-18 07:21:25 PM  

HeartBurnKid: Is there a reason the tag had to be "farkIN NEEDY KIDS"?


The reason is, she was stressed out, and forced to be nice to someone that was making her suffer. So she made a mistake. Burn the witch!

The dad should have saved it as a badge of honor, it makes a good story for the bar, and if he's honest with himself his kids are needy. Profanity is not that offensive, it's a shared delusion that we pretend to be offended by it if we think it will get someone in trouble. Otherwise, who cares enough about the f word to go to the media? The dude is a whiny biatch and the waitress is probably a cool lady I would like to hang out with.

Case closed!
 
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