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(Mother Nature Network)   Man tries to justify walking out of a restaurant after he placed his order by saying the air hockey table was too loud. "I also had visions of the puck flying from the gaming table and landing in one of our milkshakes"   (mnn.com) divider line 79
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2013-10-05 08:15:49 AM
img.fark.net
 
2013-10-05 08:38:05 AM
Subby sounds like an insufferable doormat, and is really bad at reading.
 
2013-10-05 10:15:26 AM
That article doesn't need to exist, neither do these comments, including this one.
Some things are just not worth discussing, how you do or don't eat your food is pretty high on that list.
 
2013-10-05 10:16:04 AM
Hey Subby, it was a WOMAN and I dont blame her for leaving
 
2013-10-05 10:17:17 AM
I'd have first asked if we could be seated farther away from the air hockey table; that being said, I have no issue with what the guy in the story did.
 
2013-10-05 10:19:25 AM
But the noise from all of the vintage video games would have been ok to her?
 
2013-10-05 10:19:25 AM
Ohmygodwhothehellcares.jpg
 
2013-10-05 10:20:47 AM
I once knocked a woman's glasses off her face with an errant air hockey puck.
 
2013-10-05 10:20:50 AM
" my boys and I decided to head out for burgers. "

Burgers. What are the expectations here? Library-like decorum?

"To tell the truth, so was I. Ms. Pac-Man? Frogger? The site of them makes this child of the 80s happy. "

Hey, idiot, learn to spell. I'm walking away from this article. Sorry, "artical".
 
2013-10-05 10:22:52 AM
CSB/

Took family to TGI Fridays (over 15 years ago now) and just as the food was placed on the table, the (very drunk) guy at the table next to up stood up, stood next to our table, and vomited on the floor.
It splashed up on us and, presumably, on the table!

We got up to leave and the manager rushed over as we were heading for the door.... with our bill!

We argued that not only did we not eat the food, it was covered in vomit spray.

Haven't been to a Fridays since
 
2013-10-05 10:22:53 AM
It's fine to walk...as long as you pay.
 
2013-10-05 10:23:17 AM
As a former waitress, I always make sure to throw a couple of dollars on the table as a courtesy.

A man whose a former waitress, subby? While that's physically possible, it's more likely that reading is low on subby's priority list.

As to the point of TFA, yes you're justified in leaving whenever you're unhappy with any aspect of a restaurant.  Just tell them that you're doing it (and maybe why), which the former-waitress dude did do.  Don't just up and leave.
 
2013-10-05 10:24:17 AM
If the noise of air hockey is too loud for you, you may, in fact, be a whiny little whiner.
 
2013-10-05 10:24:46 AM
I drink your milkshake?
 
2013-10-05 10:25:37 AM

dpaul007: I'd have first asked if we could be seated farther away from the air hockey table; that being said, I have no issue with what the guy in the story did.


Yep.

Had she walked out without first talking to the waitress/canceling the order, asshole.
Had she walked out after eating some of the food, asshole.

This I have no problems with.  My only minor contention would be that (unless my reading is bad) she didn't actually ask to be reseated, but that should have been the waitress's  job to offer.
 
2013-10-05 10:26:03 AM
HOTY!

/holding my place before this goes over 1000+
 
2013-10-05 10:27:46 AM
This woman or man needs to be kicked to sleep
 
2013-10-05 10:27:54 AM
Regardless of whether you admire the restaurateur or not, as soon as you saw that 50% of the floor space was devoted to video games, air hockey, etc. you should have realized that food was not this place's first priority.
 
2013-10-05 10:31:20 AM

buntz: CSB/

Took family to TGI Fridays (over 15 years ago now) and just as the food was placed on the table, the (very drunk) guy at the table next to up stood up, stood next to our table, and vomited on the floor.
It splashed up on us and, presumably, on the table!

We got up to leave and the manager rushed over as we were heading for the door.... with our bill!

We argued that not only did we not eat the food, it was covered in vomit spray.

Haven't been to a Fridays since


What an asshat manager!. They overserved the guy to boot. If it would've been recent, a call to the liquor control authority would have been in order.
 
2013-10-05 10:33:59 AM
dummy, what did you expect in a place like that.
 
2013-10-05 10:34:19 AM
When kids who complain over minor things become adults volume 14. By Dr. Beryl Van Haus
 
2013-10-05 10:34:39 AM
Don't really care about this story but I want to go to a place like this, Sounds fun.
 
2013-10-05 10:35:12 AM
i.imgur.com

I think he needed to move acrooooooooooooss the room
 
2013-10-05 10:37:34 AM
Oh boy, a mommy blog. Lets all look at what outrageous moment of smug suburban life someone just had to tell the internet
 
2013-10-05 10:38:10 AM
This summer I worked at Fun City in Estes Park, Co.  Giant slide, games, etc.  I ran the Mini Golf booth with an air hockey game in the room next to me.  The noise that thing puts off could not only wake the dead, but bring them back to life kicking and screaming about the loud CRACK CRACK and laser noises for score keeping.

You need to be deaf to play that game.
 
2013-10-05 10:39:02 AM

Bob The Nob: [i.imgur.com image 300x168]

I think he needed to move acrooooooooooooss the room


You'd have to move to the next business over to avoid that noise.
 
2013-10-05 10:39:29 AM

Coiled Hot 1: Don't really care about this story but I want to go to a place like this, Sounds fun.

if they serve alcohol, I would lease a booth an move in.

 
2013-10-05 10:43:10 AM

brewswane: Hey Subby, it was a WOMAN and I dont blame her for leaving


If a man says something in a forest and there is no woman around, is he still wrong?
 
2013-10-05 10:43:20 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: " my boys and I decided to head out for burgers. "

Burgers. What are the expectations here? Library-like decorum?

"To tell the truth, so was I. Ms. Pac-Man? Frogger? The site of them makes this child of the 80s happy. "

Hey, idiot, learn to spell. I'm walking away from this article. Sorry, "artical".


Maybe there were in a nostalgic location.
 
2013-10-05 10:44:12 AM
When I walk into a place, I have enough intelligence  to observe my surroundings first then make a decision whether or not to eat there.

That being said, omg, there's loud games in a place covered wall to wall with games.

Have some class, ask for the food to go. Or do you not care about the food? That wasn't your main reason for choosing the place to begin with, it was the games.

You're an idiot, lady.
 
2013-10-05 10:44:49 AM
shiat, I cant spell ether.
 
2013-10-05 10:46:16 AM
I don't care for loud sharp noises a couple of feet from me while I'm trying to relax. I would have asked to be re-seated. If they weren't accomodating, I would have no problem cancelling my order and walking out as well, as long as I had paid for whatever (drinks, etc) I had actually consumed, and tipped the waitstaff.
 
2013-10-05 10:47:55 AM
cincinnati.com

Doesn't like hockey pucks either.
 
2013-10-05 10:50:49 AM

dolphkhan: I don't care for loud sharp noises a couple of feet from me while I'm trying to relax.


Do you go out for burgers with your kids when you're trying to relax?
 
2013-10-05 10:51:47 AM

Satanic_Hamster: If the noise of air hockey is too loud for you, you may, in fact, be a whiny little whiner.


This, if you go into a burger place filled with video games you know right then and there, this is going to be loud.

  But leaving would be the right thing to do, so everyone else doesn't have to put up with your whiny ass.
 
2013-10-05 10:53:02 AM
Sorry, but Air Hockey tables are amongst the few noises that really annoy the hell out of me.    There is a huge difference between "Loud Games" and the incessant  plastic on metal slamming that is an air hockey table.
 
2013-10-05 10:54:00 AM
*reads headline*
Oh.My.God!

It's like a real life Final Destination!!
 
2013-10-05 10:54:10 AM

Fart_Machine: [cincinnati.com image 400x395]Doesn't like hockey pucks either.
*

Hands over small misshapen token for the 1st Don Rickles reference in recorded history outside of AARP newsletters*
 
2013-10-05 10:54:19 AM
I walked out on an order once. Then again I had ordered 45 mins prior and had an hr for lunch.
 
2013-10-05 10:55:12 AM
It's Saturday morning and I can't wait to judge others on the internet!
 
2013-10-05 10:56:44 AM

TheDirtyNacho: It's Saturday morning and I can't wait to judge others on the internet!


I know me too! Especially people who use sarcasm. Those people are fools and scallywags!
 
2013-10-05 10:58:54 AM
I've had visions of being vaporized by death rays from Mars while eating.  It's never happened though.

/needless worry is bad
 
2013-10-05 11:00:58 AM

TheDirtyNacho: It's Saturday morning and I can't wait to judge others on the internet!


Hey now superficial human judgment isn't the only game in town!  There is also HuffPo!
 
2013-10-05 11:02:16 AM

AGremlin: Ohmygodwhothehellcares.jpg

 
2013-10-05 11:02:18 AM
What a pucking loser
 
2013-10-05 11:06:41 AM
Uh ...
 
2013-10-05 11:07:08 AM
You know, I was just eating at a burger place myself, and I'm so glad that the noise from the air hockey table drowned out the noise of 3 screaming brats and their whiny mom
 
2013-10-05 11:13:08 AM

Schroedinger's Glory Hole: HOTY!

/holding my place before this goes over 1000+


I could see the Hooters Of Tasha Yar causing a few hundred posts, but over a thousand?
 
2013-10-05 11:18:29 AM

Gunderson: You know, I was just eating at a burger place myself, and I'm so glad that the noise from the air hockey table drowned out the noise of 3 screaming brats and their whiny mom


It was pretty hard trying to play a nice game of air hockey with my older brother who'd just got back from the war, because some woman kept shooting us biatchy looks, and waving her chubby hands over the milkshakes at her table. I'm glad she left, it was really throwing off my game, and keeping me from enjoying quality time with my bro.
 
2013-10-05 11:19:16 AM
What do you know, another misleading headline on Fark.  He didn't "walk out," he politely cancelled his order and even tipped his waitress.  Money isn't plentiful these days and meals for four aren't cheap.  You should sacrifice $50 and a night out with your family so you don't "upset" anyone.  No one at the restaurant cares, you were polite enough to cancel the order and not make a stink about it, which is more than what you get from most customers.  Nothing to see here, move along.
 
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