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September 16, 2012

Your table of four is just about to finish eating when two other “joiners” come to the table 20 minutes later and decide they want to order some food. When the two joiners are just about to finish eating their food, another shmoe shows up to the table 17 minutes later to try and order. Unfortunately for shmoe, there is another reservation for this table in 10 minutes and it looks like the only food he’s gonna be eating is nothing.  Thank you come again.

When people show up to the table a little bit at a time, it extends the amount of time that your party will be sitting at the table and therefore keeping other customers from getting to sit down to eat, and therefore keeping me from making more money, and therefore I get annoyed, and therefore I start thinking of new ways to torture customers, and therefore I have to go and purchase “How to booby trap your cutomers tables for dummies”, and therefore I get into trouble and get fired, and therefore I have no more stories to write on here, and therefore. . . . you get my point.

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11 Comments
  1. ok, you scared me at first, lol, but after reading a bunch of posts, you got me. funny stuff!! love the honesty. maybe some of these people will read them and think, “hey maybe i shouldn’t act like such an …(fill in the blank.)”

  2. javaj240 permalink

    It’s a domino effect. I can see that.

    I was unfamiliar with “How To Booby-Trap Your Table For Dummies”. I will have to get myself a copy. I may also have some ideas to share for the second edition.

  3. Wow, is this happening that much? Why do groups stagger their entries into restaurants? It makes no sense.

  4. GreedyFrog permalink

    Call me old fashioned, but I think people doing this show a blatant lack of manners.

  5. Damn I like your thought process. If you ever need a job as a contract warrior give me a call.

    • I might have to take you up on that!! It would be a great way for me to release my frustration!!!

  6. Oooh, I’ve had many a job in customer service and boy, do I not have the disposition for it. You have to really like people, and be cheerful and I’m just…not. I assume you’ve seen the movie, “Waiting”?

    • Waiting is a great one. If that movie covered everything that servers have to put up with, it would be a 3000 hr long movie 🙂

  7. I have nominated you for the Sunshine Award. There is no pressure to accept. I do think it’s ironically apropos http://resamcconaghy.com/2012/09/20/get-me-to-the-show-on-time/

  8. Mishka permalink

    ugh i DESPISE this … espcially when ppl change seats and want 10 separate checks at the end, and wonder why getting the bill takes so long even after saying, “I’ll be a few minutes separatingyour checks SINCE YOU’VE ALL f*cking DECIDED TO PLAY FUCKING MUSICAL CHAIRS”

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