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(Thrillist)   It's hard to believe some of these people manage to stay alive, much less make it out to restaurants to eat   ( thrillist.com) divider line
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2017-03-20 11:05:30 AM  
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2017-03-20 11:38:41 AM  
"Lady: (thinks for a minute) 'Which region is that from?'"

Franzia, duh.
 
2017-03-20 12:00:34 PM  
Done in one.
 
2017-03-20 01:22:45 PM  

GRCooper: [img.fark.net image 425x285]


I was thinking more this, but it's pretty much the same scene.
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"Sparkling muscatel. One of the finest wines of Idaho."
 
2017-03-20 02:22:06 PM  
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2017-03-20 03:16:01 PM  
The article's repulsive. I'm sorry, but, this just makes whatever "Thrillist" is look, well, bad.
 
2017-03-20 03:18:27 PM  
That article was barely a step above articles that are nothing but tweets from other people.
 
2017-03-20 03:21:17 PM  
 
2017-03-20 03:22:18 PM  
"Restaurant Workers Biatch About Their Customers"...Film at 11:00.
 
2017-03-20 03:32:22 PM  
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2017-03-20 03:34:26 PM  
The first story was bullshiat.  The declasse couple was too cliche' and the comeuppance was too obvious.  Work on your material.
 
2017-03-20 03:37:36 PM  
I had a lady the other day try to add something to her order at an entirely different register than the cashier currently in the middle of taking her order. I was dumbfounded.
 
2017-03-20 03:40:17 PM  
This shiat again? Who did Thrillist steal this stuff from?
 
2017-03-20 03:44:13 PM  
People who aren't as smart as me that can't dress in a style has great as mine make terrible food and wine decisions I would never make because I am better than them.
 
2017-03-20 03:48:16 PM  
I have a small chip on my shoulder and one night many years ago now, my work had a party at a nice restaurant...we were all dressed in ties and dress. I was at the bar and ordered a "Cab er net sah vig non."

The bartender just rolled with my purposely uncultered ass and served me the wine. We all laughed. It was dumb funny. Hopefully someone got paid to write a dumb article talking sh*t on me.
 
2017-03-20 03:51:00 PM  

fusillade762: This shiat again? Who did Thrillist steal this stuff from?


CA Pinkham left Jezebel, went to some other website and is now writing for Thrillist
 
2017-03-20 03:59:22 PM  
Screw the haters, I love reading these things. Anyone got more csb sites like this and notalwaysright, because they and Judge Judy are my prime brain candy. Everyone has their vices...
 
2017-03-20 04:03:57 PM  

busy chillin': I have a small chip on my shoulder and one night many years ago now, my work had a party at a nice restaurant...we were all dressed in ties and dress. I was at the bar and ordered a "Cab er net sah vig non."

The bartender just rolled with my purposely uncultered ass and served me the wine. We all laughed. It was dumb funny. Hopefully someone got paid to write a dumb article talking sh*t on me.


TBH, if you weren't a dick about it, the bartender probably wouldn't remember you. They're use to people miss pronouncing shiat all the time.

For me, it's always 50/50 if one of these stories is actually true. People are terrible, and that applies to every side of a situation. On the other hand, one of the best ways to judge a person is to see how they treat waitstaff and servers.
 
2017-03-20 04:10:05 PM  

lackadaisicalfreakshow: Screw the haters, I love reading these things. Anyone got more csb sites like this and notalwaysright, because they and Judge Judy are my prime brain candy. Everyone has their vices...


Yup.  I am an avid reader of CA Pinkham's weekly article and notalwaysright/notalwaysworking.
 
2017-03-20 04:11:10 PM  

busy chillin': People who aren't as smart as me that can't dress in a style has great as mine make terrible food and wine decisions I would never make because I am better than them.


Actually, this is pretty much all about laughing at people who are smug pretentious assholes and treat "the help" like shiat, whether it's a waiter, a pizza driver, or a chocolate store clerk. Of you think that they are being unfair to these people, I would guess that you are in serious danger of being on one of these lists. That is, if you haven't been featured already.
 
2017-03-20 04:12:04 PM  

Gaddiel: busy chillin': I have a small chip on my shoulder and one night many years ago now, my work had a party at a nice restaurant...we were all dressed in ties and dress. I was at the bar and ordered a "Cab er net sah vig non."

The bartender just rolled with my purposely uncultered ass and served me the wine. We all laughed. It was dumb funny. Hopefully someone got paid to write a dumb article talking sh*t on me.

TBH, if you weren't a dick about it, the bartender probably wouldn't remember you. They're use to people miss pronouncing shiat all the time.

For me, it's always 50/50 if one of these stories is actually true. People are terrible, and that applies to every side of a situation. On the other hand, one of the best ways to judge a person is to see how they treat waitstaff and servers.


People are truly this big of assholes, but I agree that you can't always tell if these are legit or not...
 
2017-03-20 04:14:34 PM  

Gaddiel: busy chillin': I have a small chip on my shoulder and one night many years ago now, my work had a party at a nice restaurant...we were all dressed in ties and dress. I was at the bar and ordered a "Cab er net sah vig non."

The bartender just rolled with my purposely uncultered ass and served me the wine. We all laughed. It was dumb funny. Hopefully someone got paid to write a dumb article talking sh*t on me.

TBH, if you weren't a dick about it, the bartender probably wouldn't remember you. They're use to people miss pronouncing shiat all the time.

For me, it's always 50/50 if one of these stories is actually true. People are terrible, and that applies to every side of a situation. On the other hand, one of the best ways to judge a person is to see how they treat waitstaff and servers.


Yeah, I wasn't being a dick to him. Just trying to make a couple girls I worked with laugh by acting foolish. It worked.

on your terrible people...now I have one. I won't type what the people were wearing or how I looked way better and know interesting factoids about interesting foods, but we were at Applebee's and this family was trying to get a free meal. They kept returning dishes and just not accepting things. Our waitress said they try it every time. It has worked a couple times but this time the manager came out and said "No, you are paying for this. This stops tonight." There was a brief exchange and then the manager left and they all grumbled while eating.
 
2017-03-20 04:16:46 PM  

Mikey1969: busy chillin': People who aren't as smart as me that can't dress in a style has great as mine make terrible food and wine decisions I would never make because I am better than them.

Actually, this is pretty much all about laughing at people who are smug pretentious assholes and treat "the help" like shiat, whether it's a waiter, a pizza driver, or a chocolate store clerk. Of you think that they are being unfair to these people, I would guess that you are in serious danger of being on one of these lists. That is, if you haven't been featured already.


No, I definitely don't treat "the help" like sh*t. I was bagging on the words they chose to use so they could feel better about themselves. McSomethingnotascoolasme or whatever it was.
 
2017-03-20 04:17:43 PM  

Rapmaster2000: The first story was bullshiat.  The declasse couple was too cliche' and the comeuppance was too obvious.  Work on your material.


You think someone would do that?  Just go on the internet and lie like that?
 
2017-03-20 04:23:09 PM  

Trivia Jockey: lackadaisicalfreakshow: Screw the haters, I love reading these things. Anyone got more csb sites like this and notalwaysright, because they and Judge Judy are my prime brain candy. Everyone has their vices...

Yup.  I am an avid reader of CA Pinkham's weekly article and notalwaysright/notalwaysworking.


I have wasted many a work hour browsing that site. It's almost as nefarious as TV tropes.
 
2017-03-20 04:41:49 PM  
On our first vacation together, my wife and I went on a 3-day cruise to the Bahama's out of Florida. I'd been on a cruise of the Mediterranean previously and it was a nice trip. Showing up for this cruise was like a casting call for the Jerry Springer show.

At dinner, we were seated with two other couples who were just clueless. Like the guy in the article, one guy complained that his tuna tartar wasn't cooked. His girlfriend asked if they had a fancy steak like a ribeye because her prime rib was pink inside. When they found out they could add a loaded baked potato to their meals, it was like they won the lottery.

The last night, one guy gave up on the menu and order the kids, dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets. He asked my wife what she was having when he saw her plate and she told him it was Veal. He was silent in thought for a minute, then asked "Is Veal chicken or fish?"
 
2017-03-20 04:47:37 PM  

Rapmaster2000: The first story was bullshiat.  The declasse couple was too cliche' and the comeuppance was too obvious.  Work on your material.


Yep, to much detail.  The rest are believable though.

I did have a funny moment when my brother in law, who is Italian, asked for the bologenese without the bologna at a nice Italian restaurant in Seattle.  My sister just about spit her food out she was laughing so hard.
 
2017-03-20 04:50:17 PM  
Knowledge ≠ Intelligence

Calling someone dumb or stupid because they don't know the same things you do makes you an asshole.

/Yeah, a lot of the people mentioned in TFA were also being assholes
 
2017-03-20 04:56:00 PM  

busy chillin': Gaddiel: busy chillin': I have a small chip on my shoulder and one night many years ago now, my work had a party at a nice restaurant...we were all dressed in ties and dress. I was at the bar and ordered a "Cab er net sah vig non."

The bartender just rolled with my purposely uncultered ass and served me the wine. We all laughed. It was dumb funny. Hopefully someone got paid to write a dumb article talking sh*t on me.

TBH, if you weren't a dick about it, the bartender probably wouldn't remember you. They're use to people miss pronouncing shiat all the time.

For me, it's always 50/50 if one of these stories is actually true. People are terrible, and that applies to every side of a situation. On the other hand, one of the best ways to judge a person is to see how they treat waitstaff and servers.

Yeah, I wasn't being a dick to him. Just trying to make a couple girls I worked with laugh by acting foolish. It worked.

on your terrible people...now I have one. I won't type what the people were wearing or how I looked way better and know interesting factoids about interesting foods, but we were at Applebee's and this family was trying to get a free meal. They kept returning dishes and just not accepting things. Our waitress said they try it every time. It has worked a couple times but this time the manager came out and said "No, you are paying for this. This stops tonight." There was a brief exchange and then the manager left and they all grumbled while eating.


Had a similar situation, with the added factor of a family flipping out over my Service Dog. They were screaming, raving she was going to bite them, eat their food, make them sick, etc. The server moved us across the restaurant and told us that they're always trying to scam free food; the dog just gave them an opening they hadn't tried. The manger told them the dog was welcome, but they had to pay and leave.
 
2017-03-20 05:08:04 PM  
I worked at a steakhouse and this asshole of a guy with terrible hair and a weird skin tone ordered his expensive steak well-done and demanded ketchup for it to boot.
 
2017-03-20 05:25:01 PM  
My wife has almost no culture when it comes to food almost less of a sense of adventure when it comes to trying new foods. It really is disappointing, since she will order the most 'Americanized' (my word, not hers) stuff on the menu. Pizza, burgers, chicken sandwich, etc..

Never in 1000 years would she behave like the people in this article. She will suck it up, try it, then ask me to go take her to get some McNuggets on our way home. Dipping sauce costs butt stuff.
 
2017-03-20 05:27:54 PM  
I was at a mid-level fast food place, and my bill was $5.85.  I didn't have any fives, so I gave the maître d'/waiter a $10 and a $1.  You'd have thought I placed my order in Esperanto.  They began to hand back the $1 with a look of confusion, fear, and trepidation in their eyes, until I explained that I'd rather have a fin in change that a knot of wrinkled singles.  And this was in a supposedly cosmopolitan city!  My driver and I exchanged knowing glances of disbelief.  I daresay we won't try that outside the provinces again!
 
2017-03-20 05:28:41 PM  

GQueue: I worked at a steakhouse and this asshole of a guy with terrible hair and a weird skin tone ordered his expensive steak well-done and demanded ketchup for it to boot.


Did he act like he owned the place?
 
2017-03-20 05:30:02 PM  
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2017-03-20 05:37:13 PM  
People are terrible in general, but these stories are all made up.
 
2017-03-20 05:52:37 PM  
"The red is just redder in Canada."

This is true. The Sun fades it below the 45th parallel.

Our reds are redder, our whites are whiter and our Blues are stupider.
 
2017-03-20 05:54:13 PM  

cousin-merle: People are terrible in general, but these stories are all made up.


Don't count on it. I used to eat out all of the time, almost every meal for a year or more and I have heard some appallingly stupid things and seen some appalling food as well.
 
2017-03-20 05:58:48 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: GRCooper: [img.fark.net image 425x285]

I was thinking more this, but it's pretty much the same scene.
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"Sparkling muscatel. One of the finest wines of Idaho."


I'll see your Idaho and raise you Canada--the only country in the world where they give Scottish names to wines as a beloved Canadian humourist once pointed out.
 
2017-03-20 06:47:34 PM  
Its sad to be reminded that people like this exist.  I mean you just can't help but feel sorry for them, reduced to making up stories about their food service jobs just for attention.
 
2017-03-20 07:11:12 PM  

iron_city_ap: Dipping sauce costs butt stuff.


I'm trying to parse this phrase and am failing. What? Your wife will only do anal if she gets McDonald's dipping sauce? Huh?

/Time to stock up...
 
2017-03-20 07:30:14 PM  

iron_city_ap: Dipping sauce costs butt stuff.


I don't know what this means but I am intrigued. Continue....
 
2017-03-20 07:33:13 PM  

Entertherat: iron_city_ap: Dipping sauce costs butt stuff.

I'm trying to parse this phrase and am failing. What? Your wife will only do anal if she gets McDonald's dipping sauce? Huh?

/Time to stock up...


Does she toss salad with the honey mustard or do you toss hers?
 
2017-03-20 07:36:45 PM  

Harry Wagstaff: Entertherat: iron_city_ap: Dipping sauce costs butt stuff.

I'm trying to parse this phrase and am failing. What? Your wife will only do anal if she gets McDonald's dipping sauce? Huh?

/Time to stock up...

Does she toss salad with the honey mustard or do you toss hers?


Stay away from the mustards, way too easy to make the dog sick.  Just some friendly advice.
 
2017-03-20 07:40:01 PM  

busy chillin': I have a small chip on my shoulder and one night many years ago now, my work had a party at a nice restaurant...we were all dressed in ties and dress. I was at the bar and ordered a "Cab er net sah vig non."

The bartender just rolled with my purposely uncultered ass and served me the wine. We all laughed. It was dumb funny. Hopefully someone got paid to write a dumb article talking sh*t on me.


Not at a restaurant, but I had read about a new wine coming up, so I went to the wine store and asked for "Vi-og-ner".  The salesman didn't blink, and just corrected my pronunciation of viognier to "Vi-oh-nyay".  Given that this was in Knoxville, TN, I'm guessing that wasn't the worst pronunciation they had heard that day.
 
2017-03-20 07:40:13 PM  
There are plenty of places in the USA that eating seafood that isn't well cooked will cause problems. When your "fresh" seafood is days away from an ocean, you don't go for the raw sushi.
 
2017-03-20 07:51:55 PM  

DON.MAC: There are plenty of places in the USA that eating seafood that isn't well cooked will cause problems. When your "fresh" seafood is days away from an ocean, you don't go for the raw sushi.


Not really.  I can make a phone call to Honolulu.  Right now, at 7:48pm Monday EST.  I can find out what was brought in this evening in Hawaii, and have a whole fresh Opa from the docks in my kitchen tomorrow morning.  His eyes are still clear and the flesh sweet and briny.  Yes, it costs a premium.  It's not a rare thing.

Modern transportation is pretty amazing.

The old tropes from Bourdain really aren't true any more.
 
2017-03-20 07:53:32 PM  
P.S.  If that "Fresh Grouper" costs less than $20?  It's not fresh, and it's not grouper.  It's damned sure not either if you see it as a $7.95 lunch special.
 
2017-03-20 07:58:50 PM  

FormlessOne: The article's repulsive. I'm sorry, but, this just makes whatever "Thrillist" is look, well, bad.


I stopped reading after second story. The Super 8 pizza lady apologized and it seemed really ugly to be figuratively beating up on her.
 
2017-03-20 08:06:05 PM  

DON.MAC: There are plenty of places in the USA that eating seafood that isn't well cooked will cause problems. When your "fresh" seafood is days away from an ocean, you don't go for the raw sushi.


As another addendum:  Your "fresh" sushi grade fish in the US?  It's legally required to be frozen to remove any parasites.  It's a very strict program, and the fish will be guaranteed to be excellent, but it's been flash frozen.
 
2017-03-20 08:13:56 PM  
People who eat raw fish get what they deserve.
 
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