If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Gawker)   If your bar/restaurant is named "FRIENDLY'S", it would be in your best interest not to put "FARKING NEEDY KIDS" on the customer's bill   (gawker.com) divider line 55
    More: PSA  
•       •       •

10213 clicks; posted to Main » on 18 Jun 2013 at 4:25 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



Voting Results (Smartest)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Archived thread
2013-06-18 05:29:54 PM  
6 votes:

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 05:25:39 PM  
5 votes:
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 07:21:25 PM  
4 votes:

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!
2013-06-18 05:00:59 PM  
4 votes:

Begoggle: Quickly!!  To the media!!


St. Louisan here: Friendly's is a south city redneck/hoosier dive bar that happens to serve food. Why he took his 4 year old kid here I never understand. He could drive 5 or 10 minutes and go to any number of more family friendly places where he could go to watch the game and drink some beer while him and his son ate on Father's Day.

My guess is this classy dad got rejected when he tried to take his kid into Johnny's and DBs.
2013-06-18 04:49:53 PM  
4 votes:
I would have circled that on the bill and left no tip, then complained to the management about the waitress. Then again, I'm not the type of guy that's going to bring a kid to a bar to eat, so there's that.

/if they don't cater to under 21, there's probably a reason
2013-06-18 04:39:25 PM  
4 votes:

EvilEgg: How are they not being sued by the big chain for Trademark infringement?


Probably because no one is confusing Paddy's Pub over here with an ice-cream chain.

images.hngn.com

My Dad took me into places like this as a kid and we still go to the crappiest bars in every town, but I don't think I'll be dragging my kids to a smoky cave to watch me pound $1 cups of Old Style and then grab a 22 oz out of the cooler "for the road."

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.
2013-06-18 02:22:54 PM  
4 votes:
Customer sounds like a giant farking asshole who would eat at a shiathole like Friendly's. fark him. The "split plate" was a dead give away. farking asshole.
2013-06-18 01:20:02 PM  
4 votes:
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...
2013-06-18 06:44:26 PM  
3 votes:
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 06:41:13 PM  
3 votes:

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 05:05:04 PM  
3 votes:
so you go into a place you know from the start isn't welcoming of kids, and then to thank them for bending the rules for you, you spend a whopping $2.50 for a chicken leg for the kid? Good work.
2013-06-18 04:54:03 PM  
3 votes:
How about if you have kids with you and you want to stop off for a meal, try the local McDonald's and leave the bars for the grownups.

/farkin' needy kids
//doesn't mean the children
2013-06-18 04:51:20 PM  
3 votes:
If I got that bill, and by dragging my kids out to eat at least once a week I know what Farkin needy Kids are, I would laughed my butt off and tipped the waiter extra.  I would have assumed it was inside joke for me.
2013-06-18 07:35:50 PM  
2 votes:

mccallcl: 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!


I took it this way: She took their order, Dad didn't order food for his child, then the kid was hungry, of course, so Dad ordered a tiny little bit of food for the kid. And the waitress was like, "farking needy kid! Imagine, wanting to eat lunch when you're in a restaurant with your father!"

Complete sarcasm, and more a snark on Dad being a selfish jerk than anything else. She wasn't saying the kid was needy; she was saying the opposite, and that Dad should've ordered him something up front.
2013-06-18 07:23:07 PM  
2 votes:
Looks fake to me. As someone who has been in the restaurant industry for 16 years, very rarely do you ever find an establishment that doesn't use table numbers even for their bar tables. The only instance is usually a bar check (because patrons are not only seated at bar seats, but standing as well). What's more, the server's name just says "server" not a name. Again, the only time you ever see that is if it's a generic bar log-in for bar tenders. I'm thinking hoax for publicity.
2013-06-18 07:10:35 PM  
2 votes:

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 05:43:41 PM  
2 votes:

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 05:22:36 PM  
2 votes:
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 05:03:28 PM  
2 votes:

MizzouGuy: If I got that bill, and by dragging my kids out to eat at least once a week I know what Farkin needy Kids are, I would laughed my butt off and tipped the waiter extra.  I would have assumed it was inside joke for me.


I like you : )
/People like you were a pleasure to serve back when I was doing that gig.
2013-06-18 05:01:35 PM  
2 votes:

skinink: 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.

Maybe they're just a small place and they stick up for each other. I went to a diner and walked in on a customer dispute with her waitress. The customer didn't want to pay for her meal because it came out late and it made her group leave late, despite the fact that the lady ate the whole meal.

The waitress was walking all around the diner loudly mocking the customer. The manager did come out and take the cost of the meal off the bill, but said nothing to the waitress. It's just a local diner and the workers there don't take any crap from anyone.


Pretty much, think of it this way you have a server that shows up for all her shifts on time and some couple that's never been in before comes in with their obnoxious rugrats and you really don't want them back, well...
/Granted corporate business's may very.
2013-06-18 04:58:41 PM  
2 votes:
img.fark.net
2013-06-18 04:57:55 PM  
2 votes:
This article annoys me because the man who took his children there is a complete douchebag. SERIOUSLY? You brought your kid to a BAR...then got mad enough when the server biatched and shared all over the internet. YOU SIR ARE THE PROBLEM WITH THE WORLD. YOUR KIND. YOU. You the guy who brings your kids everywhere especially on a DRINKING run. So..I say...I can't wait till the x wife. BECAUSE you know he is no longer married sees this.
2013-06-18 04:43:22 PM  
2 votes:

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.


My Dad's friend owned this bar called The Sidetrack Saloon and they had both Asteroids and that bowling/shuffleboard game. I was entertained for hours.
2013-06-18 04:41:38 PM  
2 votes:

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.
2013-06-18 04:39:55 PM  
2 votes:
I will give credit where credit is due.  'farking needy kids' on a bill is pretty funny. The sentiment may be questionable.
2013-06-18 04:15:58 PM  
2 votes:
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.
2013-06-18 03:17:17 PM  
2 votes:
i100.photobucket.com
2013-06-18 02:40:26 PM  
2 votes:
Why didn't she just biatch about them in the kitchen like normal waitstaff do?
2013-06-18 02:24:21 PM  
2 votes:

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.
2013-06-18 11:37:15 PM  
1 votes:

EvilEgg: How are they not being sued by the big chain for Trademark infringement?


Trademarks on ordinary words are regional.  Friendly's the chain doesn't do business in that part of the country.
2013-06-18 07:19:40 PM  
1 votes:

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 06:32:24 PM  
1 votes:

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 06:01:50 PM  
1 votes:

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 05:58:37 PM  
1 votes:

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 05:40:18 PM  
1 votes:

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 05:36:35 PM  
1 votes:
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 05:32:06 PM  
1 votes:
No man wants to hear his kids are dicks on Father's Day.

But it happens.
2013-06-18 05:29:01 PM  
1 votes:
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 05:26:10 PM  
1 votes:

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 05:25:15 PM  
1 votes:
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 05:20:48 PM  
1 votes:
Rule #1: Never, ever leave a paper trail.

(Or a social media trail.)
2013-06-18 05:20:23 PM  
1 votes:

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 05:20:21 PM  
1 votes:

" 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 05:08:41 PM  
1 votes:

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.
2013-06-18 05:02:00 PM  
1 votes:
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.

Keep that in mind when it comes time to tip.
2013-06-18 04:56:26 PM  
1 votes:
You guys ragging on Friendly's (the ice cream place) can all suck it. Give me their Reese's Pieces Sundae any day!
2013-06-18 04:45:09 PM  
1 votes:

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.


Maybe they're just a small place and they stick up for each other. I went to a diner and walked in on a customer dispute with her waitress. The customer didn't want to pay for her meal because it came out late and it made her group leave late, despite the fact that the lady ate the whole meal.

The waitress was walking all around the diner loudly mocking the customer. The manager did come out and take the cost of the meal off the bill, but said nothing to the waitress. It's just a local diner and the workers there don't take any crap from anyone.
2013-06-18 04:31:50 PM  
1 votes:

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.
2013-06-18 04:30:49 PM  
1 votes:

scottydoesntknow: "So customers with children are a joke?"

Of course not! They're usually the punchline.


<rimshot>

Makes me want to go to St. Louis just to eat there and ask them to please never give up on their 21+ policy again.
2013-06-18 04:20:43 PM  
1 votes:
"So customers with children are a joke?"

Of course not! They're usually the punchline.
2013-06-18 04:07:37 PM  
1 votes:
FTFA "Gibson says he called in advance to make sure he could bring his young son to Friendly's, despite the restaurant's strict policy of admitting only customers above 21 years of age."

The World Is Not Enough.
2013-06-18 03:44:18 PM  
1 votes:
"So customers with children are a joke? This place isn't so friendly,"

If this guy isn't doing standup, he should quit his day job immediately and start.
2013-06-18 03:25:36 PM  
1 votes:

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.
2013-06-18 03:02:38 PM  
1 votes:

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


Ah, well in that case...wait, it's still stupid to insult a customer on their receipt. Probably true, but highly stupid.
2013-06-18 01:59:26 PM  
1 votes:

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.
 
Displayed 55 of 55 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report