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2015-08-31 12:52:05 PM  
Why do waiters feel the need to embellish this much?  I'll buy that the lady asked for the full menu and behaved rudely when she didn't get it, but spitting on the waiter and storming into the kitchen sound made up to me. (I stopped reading there. No doubt there's more ridiculous claims further down)
 
2015-08-31 12:54:59 PM  
FTA: Another co-worker would routinely steam lattes with 2% instead of skim if the customers were rude about their orders, satisfied that they would leave ever-so-slightly fatter.


Oooooh.... edgy.  Way to stick it to the man.  *eyeroll*
 
2015-08-31 01:20:14 PM  

serial_crusher: Why do waiters feel the need to embellish this much?  I'll buy that the lady asked for the full menu and behaved rudely when she didn't get it, but spitting on the waiter and storming into the kitchen sound made up to me. (I stopped reading there. No doubt there's more ridiculous claims further down)


If anybody spat on my shoes, I'd tell them they won't be served and they need to leave. Let her 5 friends be pissed at her because they didn't get food.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2015-08-31 01:29:58 PM  
I wonder how many of those are real.
 
2015-08-31 02:23:16 PM  

serial_crusher: Why do waiters feel the need to embellish this much?  I'll buy that the lady asked for the full menu and behaved rudely when she didn't get it, but spitting on the waiter and storming into the kitchen sound made up to me. (I stopped reading there. No doubt there's more ridiculous claims further down)


Well then, you missed the totally not made up part where the waitress dumps an entire pitcher of Sangria on the customer's head.  And that's the end of the story!  Nope, nothing happened after that.  They enjoyed their meal, or didn't, but that was the end of the whole affair!  Yup!

Having worked in numerous eating establishments throughout high school and college, I can tell you that I've seen employees take much worse revenge on customers for transgressions that were much less egregious, so I too wonder why some of these installments read like Penthouse Forum for Service Worker entries.

/been said a lot on Fark but bears repeating: but don't fark with people who make your food.  Just don't
 
2015-08-31 03:11:09 PM  

serial_crusher: Why do waiters feel the need to embellish this much?  I'll buy that the lady asked for the full menu and behaved rudely when she didn't get it, but spitting on the waiter and storming into the kitchen sound made up to me. (I stopped reading there. No doubt there's more ridiculous claims further down)


It's waiter porn. Just let them enjoy it.
 
2015-08-31 03:29:57 PM  

ZAZ: I wonder how many of those are real.


It's Jezebel: I think we all know the answer.
 
2015-08-31 03:33:32 PM  

serial_crusher: Why do waiters feel the need to embellish this much?  I'll buy that the lady asked for the full menu and behaved rudely when she didn't get it, but spitting on the waiter and storming into the kitchen sound made up to me. (I stopped reading there. No doubt there's more ridiculous claims further down)


it lets them think their Liberal Arts Degrees were totally worth it
 
2015-08-31 03:34:28 PM  

Needlessly Complicated: FTA: Another co-worker would routinely steam lattes with 2% instead of skim if the customers were rude about their orders, satisfied that they would leave ever-so-slightly fatter.


Oooooh.... edgy.  Way to stick it to the man.  *eyeroll*


When I worked at a coffee shop one of my coworkers would put low fat cream cheese on the bagels of our fat customers.
 
2015-08-31 03:36:49 PM  
I had a drunk asshole come into a kitchen once.  I always kept this beater pan in the far corner of the range to dump off excess oil while sauteing.  I take that pan with all this hot oil, walk around to the server's line, GET THE FARK OUTTA HERE!  And motion like I'm gonna dump the whole thing on him.  He sees me charging at him with what I had, he got the fark out.
That's like the worst thing you could ever do (go into the kitchen to start shiat), you don't know how crazy (we're all a little nuts) one or all the back of the house staff are.
 
2015-08-31 03:37:22 PM  
When did we get a CSB tag?
 
2015-08-31 03:44:06 PM  
Some of these stories are not that great. The ones where the servers try to negotiate with the assholes are more embarrassing for the servers than the customers, frankly.
 
2015-08-31 03:45:41 PM  
I had a rude customer once. You know what I did? I gave him what he asked for. The icing on the cake? I told him to have a nice day. Don't fark with me.
 
2015-08-31 03:46:18 PM  

serial_crusher: Why do waiters feel the need to embellish this much?  I'll buy that the lady asked for the full menu and behaved rudely when she didn't get it, but spitting on the waiter and storming into the kitchen sound made up to me. (I stopped reading there. No doubt there's more ridiculous claims further down)


Thatdidn'thappenstan is a crazy country!  All the best wait staff stories come from there.

As a server you have a lot of time to fantasize about stories like this because people are so awful and management will bend over backwards no matter how bad the customer is so these are basically wait staff fan fiction.

The first story, if any of it is true, probably is more along the lines of:  "We had some customers come in and rudely demand the full menu and my mother begrudgingly obliged after politely insisting we weren't ready to prepare the full menu."
 
2015-08-31 03:49:47 PM  
Just go here: http://notalwaysright.com/

The stories aren't all 4 pages long.
 
2015-08-31 03:50:30 PM  
So a customer told you to drink something and you did?

Sorry, but the customer being right does not mean I am obligated to put food or drink in my body, because there are all kinds of medical reasons/allergies that might be a bad idea, but ok....
 
2015-08-31 03:51:52 PM  
seeing as there is a plea at the bottom for more such stories, it behooves farkers to send them as many made-up far-fetched stories as they can.  under no circumstances is the author required to verify these things.  so i suggest to all the farkers who feel like a bit of fun, send them the made up stories, and maybe copy them in here.

this is only inspired by a college Economics prof who had a pastime of sending fake letters to the Editorial page of the newspaper with made up digressions about city politics, local traffic, pop culture du jour, and all under different pen names.  i think he liked to keep a small collection of the ones they printed in earnest.

/good times
//good times
 
2015-08-31 03:58:01 PM  

Needlessly Complicated: FTA: Another co-worker would routinely steam lattes with 2% instead of skim if the customers were rude about their orders, satisfied that they would leave ever-so-slightly fatter.


Oooooh.... edgy.  Way to stick it to the man.  *eyeroll*


Joke's on them. I order mine with heavy cream.
 
2015-08-31 04:01:28 PM  
Here's a real one: I was working at a restaurant tending bar. There was a very obnoxious man with a large party -- obnoxious in a way that is openly hostile that perhaps only a waiter or bar tender could understand. But, whatever. He's just as annoying as can be to patrons and staff alike, and I was glad to see him finally get his table in the restaurant so I wouldn't have to deal with him.

As my shift continues, the wait staff periodically update me as they grab their drinks. He's loud, he's demanding, he's and asshole, and then apparently made some kind of sexist comment to one of the waitresses which sets off a tizzy, but this happened towards the end of his meal and it is a large group so they figure he'll be on his way shortly.

Enter a waitress, sobbing. She said that this obnoxious guy stood up and started heading to the bathroom, and knocked into her. She was holding a tray as full as could be with a round of drinks for a large party. He smashed into her and it went everywhere. All he said was "Oops, that was both of our faults."

It is time for him to finally leave, and it seems no one ever transferred his tab from the bar to the restaurant, so he had to settle up with me. So he sauntered up to the bar, totally wasted, with his party, intending on paying -- but his card doesn't go through. I run it once, twice, three times.

Declined.

He pulls out other credit cards. Decline. Decline. Decline.

It's about 10:45 PM on Friday night. He whips out his phone to call his bank and figure this out (not gonna happen). His party looks around sheepishly, and starts pulling out cash to cover the bill. They pay, tip, and leave.

I stepped out to run across the street to talk to a friend who tended bar across the street, and the guy was standing there and I kinda purposefully ran into him. Not, like, to hurt him. But I did bump into him, made eye contact and said, "Sorry. That's probably both our faults."

tl;dr Made an asshole think his credit card was declined to make him look silly because I am a small person.
 
2015-08-31 04:04:51 PM  
Sorry I left this out but for clarity, when I ran the card it prompted me to enter the last four digits of his credit card which I flubbed so that it wouldn't process. Over the course of 15 minutes or so.
 
2015-08-31 04:05:19 PM  
"There are Raisins in My Toast" is a masterpiece, and that WaHo worker needed to chill out, and maybe laugh at the silliness that is that song to brighten his day instead of getting pissy at it.
 
2015-08-31 04:06:30 PM  

serial_crusher: Why do waiters feel the need to embellish this much?  I'll buy that the lady asked for the full menu and behaved rudely when she didn't get it, but spitting on the waiter and storming into the kitchen sound made up to me. (I stopped reading there. No doubt there's more ridiculous claims further down)


I've worked with the public.  I completely buy that there are people in the world that would do this.
 
2015-08-31 04:06:53 PM  
Finding a variety of answers via Google on precisely how illegal the spitting thing is/isn't. Any Fark Lawyers care to weigh in?
 
2015-08-31 04:10:52 PM  

BigNumber12: Finding a variety of answers via Google on precisely how illegal the spitting thing is/isn't. Any Fark Lawyers care to weigh in?


im not a lawyer but it probably goes more to how good a lawyer is (and local statutes maybe).  people have sued for assault for things like that.  they dont always win, i think, unless they're cops who were spat upon.
 
2015-08-31 04:11:46 PM  

Cheeseface: "There are Raisins in My Toast" is a masterpiece, and that WaHo worker needed to chill out, and maybe laugh at the silliness that is that song to brighten his day instead of getting pissy at it.


Guy talked about the kids putting $5 in the jukebox to play the song on repeat.  I imagine it starts really grating on your nerves after about the 15th time in a row.
 
2015-08-31 04:14:27 PM  

BigNumber12: Finding a variety of answers via Google on precisely how illegal the spitting thing is/isn't. Any Fark Lawyers care to weigh in?


I have a GED in Law.  That's arguably assault.  And so far outside the norms of behavior that you could say it's prima facie evidence that the woman was inebriated and should not be served.
 
2015-08-31 04:15:01 PM  
Why is it when I see "revenge" and "Jezebel" in the same article, I automatically cover my genitals with both hands and turn my crotch safely away from the computer screen?
 
2015-08-31 04:15:34 PM  

TheHappyCanadian: serial_crusher: Why do waiters feel the need to embellish this much?  I'll buy that the lady asked for the full menu and behaved rudely when she didn't get it, but spitting on the waiter and storming into the kitchen sound made up to me. (I stopped reading there. No doubt there's more ridiculous claims further down)

it lets them think their Liberal Arts Degrees were totally worth it


I feel the need to have some bad jazz playing in the background when I read stories like that...

/and to read it, in my, head using the, Shatner, comma
 
2015-08-31 04:18:05 PM  

FrancoFile: BigNumber12: Finding a variety of answers via Google on precisely how illegal the spitting thing is/isn't. Any Fark Lawyers care to weigh in?

I have a GED in Law.  That's arguably assault.  And so far outside the norms of behavior that you could say it's prima facie evidence that the woman was inebriated and should not be served.


That was roughly what I'd been finding - "simple (?) assault" - but most focused on spitting in the face.

Given how seriously our government takes unwanted contact and disease-related scenarios, spitting on a person really should earn a pretty harsh penalty.
 
2015-08-31 04:21:00 PM  
I sell swords. I have not stabbed a customer. Yet.
 
2015-08-31 04:21:45 PM  
Sweet BS.
Just like Prudie, but for food service workers!
 
2015-08-31 04:26:27 PM  
The only thing more annoying than witnessing an obnoxious customer or free food scammer is watching the establishment suck up to them with and encourage it.

I understand the whole "customer is always right" but I would become a regular of a place if I saw them stand up to the bullies and just tell them to GTFO.
 
2015-08-31 04:27:14 PM  

BigNumber12: Finding a variety of answers via Google on precisely how illegal the spitting thing is/isn't. Any Fark Lawyers care to weigh in?


It's assault
 
2015-08-31 04:29:04 PM  

BigNumber12: FrancoFile: BigNumber12: Finding a variety of answers via Google on precisely how illegal the spitting thing is/isn't. Any Fark Lawyers care to weigh in?

I have a GED in Law.  That's arguably assault.  And so far outside the norms of behavior that you could say it's prima facie evidence that the woman was inebriated and should not be served.

That was roughly what I'd been finding - "simple (?) assault" - but most focused on spitting in the face.

Given how seriously our government takes unwanted contact and disease-related scenarios, spitting on a person really should earn a pretty harsh penalty.


Blah blah blah law yakity yak.
Tell them to leave.
You are not welcome in this establishment. Get out. NOW.
(To her friends: Get her out of here or I will call the police and you will all get a ride.)

If you think I am an internet tough guy I am not.
Never back down in the face of entitled ass hole customers. The customer is not always right. Sometimes the customer needs to leave or face the consequences.
 
2015-08-31 04:38:32 PM  

red5ish: BigNumber12: FrancoFile: BigNumber12: Finding a variety of answers via Google on precisely how illegal the spitting thing is/isn't. Any Fark Lawyers care to weigh in?

I have a GED in Law.  That's arguably assault.  And so far outside the norms of behavior that you could say it's prima facie evidence that the woman was inebriated and should not be served.

That was roughly what I'd been finding - "simple (?) assault" - but most focused on spitting in the face.

Given how seriously our government takes unwanted contact and disease-related scenarios, spitting on a person really should earn a pretty harsh penalty.

Blah blah blah law yakity yak.
Tell them to leave.
You are not welcome in this establishment. Get out. NOW.
(To her friends: Get her out of here or I will call the police and you will all get a ride.)

If you think I am an internet tough guy I am not.
Never back down in the face of entitled ass hole customers. The customer is not always right. Sometimes the customer needs to leave or face the consequences.


Who are you talking to?
 
2015-08-31 05:02:40 PM  
 
2015-08-31 05:09:08 PM  
shiat_that_didn't_happen.txt
 
2015-08-31 05:35:59 PM  

BigNumber12: Who are you talking to?


Anybody that has asshole customers. Particularly people not paid enough to take shiat.
 
2015-08-31 05:38:17 PM  

red5ish: BigNumber12: Who are you talking to?

Anybody that has asshole customers. Particularly people not paid enough to take shiat.


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2015-08-31 05:40:13 PM  
Every one of those stories:

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2015-08-31 05:49:49 PM  
The girl in the first story should have just asked the biatch (who may or may not even exist) to leave after being spat upon, and had her mom come out to back her up when the lady got pissy about it. The owner of the establishment can refuse to serve you if you're acting like a jackass.

/jackass is not a protected class
 
Ant
2015-08-31 06:08:44 PM  

serial_crusher: Why do waiters feel the need to embellish this much?  I'll buy that the lady asked for the full menu and behaved rudely when she didn't get it, but spitting on the waiter and storming into the kitchen sound made up to me. (I stopped reading there. No doubt there's more ridiculous claims further down)


I once saw a customer leap across a counter and attack a fast food worker over an incorrect order. The owner came out and he and the angry customer had a nice little fist fight while my friend and I ate our meals. I wouldn't put it past someone to spit on a waitresses shoes.
 
2015-08-31 06:14:00 PM  
I'm willing to believe that a few of those stories could have happened. I liked the one about the woman who dumped a pitcher of sticky booze over the head of a customer who spat on the woman's own kid.

I worked retail for several years. I occasionally refused service to people who were abusing me and my coworkers and their fellow customers. You CAN fail at life hard enough to be thrown out of a convenience store if you suck hard enough at being a decent human being.
Some rude assholes are trash and need to be thrown out because they're making the place uncomfortable for the underpaid staff and those customers who are actually decent people.

I try to be polite to everyone I meet. If someone manages to make it into my bad books, it's because they worked long and hard to establish their place in the hall of shame. It's like unlocking an achievement but anyone who unlocks it should probably immediately eat a bullet as a service to the human race.
 
2015-08-31 06:14:27 PM  
Bah, I thought this was going to be about some vigilante punishing Jared Fogle with Subway's Sweet Onion Teriyaki sandwich.
 
2015-08-31 06:29:21 PM  
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2015-08-31 06:42:22 PM  

gweilo8888: ZAZ: I wonder how many of those are real.

It's Jezebel: I think we all know the answer.


Spoiler Alert:  It was The Patriarchy all along!
 
2015-08-31 06:48:52 PM  

Needlessly Complicated: FTA: Another co-worker would routinely steam lattes with 2% instead of skim if the customers were rude about their orders, satisfied that they would leave ever-so-slightly fatter.


Oooooh.... edgy.  Way to stick it to the man.  *eyeroll*


Besides, the more fat the fluffier and thicker the foam. At home I would steam half and half and it would make the best damned cappuccinos.
 
2015-08-31 06:53:03 PM  

jigger: Needlessly Complicated: FTA: Another co-worker would routinely steam lattes with 2% instead of skim if the customers were rude about their orders, satisfied that they would leave ever-so-slightly fatter.


Oooooh.... edgy.  Way to stick it to the man.  *eyeroll*

Besides, the more fat the fluffier and thicker the foam. At home I would steam half and half and it would make the best damned cappuccinos.


Amateur. Go Heavy Whipping Cream or go home.
 
2015-08-31 07:05:25 PM  

MilesTeg: The only thing more annoying than witnessing an obnoxious customer or free food scammer is watching the establishment suck up to them with and encourage it.

I understand the whole "customer is always right" but I would become a regular of a place if I saw them stand up to the bullies and just tell them to GTFO.


The owner of the ridiculously good coffee/pastry/crepe shop down the block from us has a habit of pulling money out of the register and handing it to rude patrons, while telling them 'here is five dollars - there is a starbucks right down the street, get out'.

That's not THE reason I like to eat there, but it is certainly A reason.

/also - apparently Nutella crepes are a thing.  A thing I now need.
 
2015-08-31 07:11:44 PM  

serial_crusher: Why do waiters feel the need to embellish this much?  I'll buy that the lady asked for the full menu and behaved rudely when she didn't get it, but spitting on the waiter and storming into the kitchen sound made up to me. (I stopped reading there. No doubt there's more ridiculous claims further down)


I'd hope that if anyone made up stories, they'd be a lot more interesting than these. (The first was probably exaggerated a bit, being 15 at the time. Could still see the basics happening, loud rowdy entitled women on wine tasting tours are a dime a dozen.)

Having known plenty of service staff between my stints and my drinking habits, I can completely believe everything, both the too-nice and the slightly-unhinged. Even the crazy fast-food worker jumping out the drive-through window to fight a drunk asshole has actually been recorded on film a few times; some girls be crazy, yo. When everyone you work with is just as crazy and pissed-off, moves like that aren't even career-limiting.
 
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