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Saturday, June 25, 2011

If we don't serve it, guess what?! We don't serve it!

So, this is something that happened when I worked at a steakhouse in NC. I was opening that day, and we were still doing our sidework before the doors were unlocked. Now, this love didn't open until 11, and as openers, one of us got in at 10, and the other about 10:15. This couple had been waiting to be let in since 10:30, so we were having some laughs about that. Lunch was usually slow during the week, so we thought it was pretty damn funny that someone wanted a steak lunch THAT badly.
When we opened the place up, they were sat in my section, here's how it went...
(SP=stupid people)
(Me= obviously, me)
SP "Can we get your BREAKFAST menu?! (annoyed sigh)We came here for your breakfast, and you wouldn't even let us in. You saw us waiting!"
Me " Sorry, Ma'am, we don't open until 11, and we don't serve breakfast."
SP " yes you do! We had it a few months ago. You must be new."
Me " sorry Ma'am, I've been here for almost two years, and we've never had breakfast items. We are only open lunch and dinner. Could I start you ou with anything to drink?"
SP " no, you will serve me breakfast. I want eggs and ham on a croissant. NOW!"
Me " I'm sorry, Ma'am, but we do not have ANY breakfast items in the restaurant to make you a breakfast. There IS a place across the street that serves breakfast, if you'd like to head over there."
SP " don't you have ANYTHING I can eat?! #*{%*! Stupid kind of place doesn't sell breakfast?"
Me " Ma'am, we have lots to choose from in our menu, and our steaks are quite good."
SP " NO! Why do y'all only sell STEAK stuff?!
Me "Ma'am, this is [ ] Steakhouse, we serve steaks. It's what we do."

I swear, these people were so clueless, and I will never forget that openin shift. We cracked jokes about that appear long. I'll have to remember to tell about the table of Marines that tried to steal a giant moosehead off the wall.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

My first Blog!!!!!

So, this is my first attempt at a blog. I'm still new to this stuff, so have pity (and patience) while I get used to this.
I'm a server. I won't say where (because I really do like my job, crazy stories and all) and I'd rather not get into trouble because of someone with a chip on their shoulder.
Basically, I live in an area lots of people like to visit, and vacation, and spend money at the tourist traps. I work at a local resort, and love that I get paid to be in a place that others spend lots of money to go to. haha- suckers! (ok, ok, those people have way more money than I'll probably ever see in my lifetime, but still.... )
 I'm not even sure where to start, with all the stories I have. I guess I'll start at one, and go from there. Gotta start somewhere, right?

 We have a bar in full view of every table in the place I work. It's not exactly a wrap around place, more like a wierd "L" shape, with the bar in the elbow of the "L".
 It never fails to get a table at least every other day that asks me if we have a full bar. I always want to say "no, what you see there, with all that liquor and wine, and beer, is just for show". ugh.
A couple of people showed up about 15 minutes after we had closed for lunch one day. Now, in our place, the kitchen closes after lunch to start prepping for dinner, plus, it gives us FOH guys a chance to turn the room and get it all fancified for dinner service.
So, this woman, she looks at our sign outside of the front door that lists our hours of operation, and of course, opens the door, and asks.....
"What time do you close?"
OS (Other Server): "Sorry, Ma'am, the kitchen closed 15 minutes ago."
Clueless Lady: "So can we come in and eat, there will be 4 of us, but we are waiting on the other two to arrive soon"
OS: "Ma'am, I'm sorry, but we closed 15 minutes ago. The kitchen has shut down."
CL: blank stare........."So, we can't have lunch here"
OS: "no Ma'am, sorry, not today"
CL: "What if we eat quickly?"

I swear, it was all we could do to not burst out into fits of laughter because she just DIDN'T GET IT