A Restaurant Review
Yes, yes, yes.
The food was outstanding.
But did you notice how the table wobbled?
These are a few of my least favorite things
- Wobbly chairs and tables
- Do your chairs wobble at home? Mine don't.
- Dirty Salt Shakers
- The peeve that started this list
- I shouldn't feel the need to wash my hands after touching one of these
- Dirty Restrooms
- And the smells. This is what I'm going to smell right before I eat your food?
- Doors should kick out or have a place to throw the paper towels.
- Dirty glasses or silverware
- OK, the list is getting repetitive. Dirty this, dirty that. It shouldn't be
- All the same, the service should shine.
- Unimaginative recommendations
- Often I don't feel like reading the menu. Tell me what's good.
- Better yet, tell me what's not on the menu, but you and your co-workers like to put together for yourselves.
- I'll have what you're having.
- Empty water glasses
- Not enough napkins
- Insipid conversation
- Or failing that a simple, 'How may I serve?'
- Doggy bags that leak on the way home
- Having to ask for more bread
- At $25/plate, you can throw in a free loaf
- And another for the ride home
- OK. I can live with that, but for the love of God, stop touching the stuff.
- Goes for scratching, too.
- OK, fair enough. How about just acting like the tip is optional and you're intent on earning it?
- How about we just settle for that?
- You do that and I leave 20%...
A $10 tip? You want me to leave how much? You've got to be kidding me. Why in my day, I had to work three hours over a hot fry vat to earn $10. And I was happy to have it, I tell you. Harrumph! Kids these days. They don't know what working means.
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