How would you handle this situation I had at a restaurant...

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  1. Lucky Pierre

    Lucky Pierre Well-Known Member

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    Sitting at table at restaurant. Food has been ordered... should be arriving anytime now.

    Young punk food runner (not our server) drops off two dishes to the table directly in front of me and leaves. I see everything. A couple of minutes later, they flag him down, he takes the dishes away. "This isn't what we ordered". He then walks around the entire dining area, confused, mouth open, total fucking retard, eventually comes to our table and, sure enough, there is our order.

    "I gave the other table your order by mistake... don't worry, they didn't touch nothing I think," he says with a "I hate my job and my life" attitude most loser teenagers have.


    So what now?

    If you send it back because you're concerned, you just guaranteed yourself a 100.00% chance you will be swallowing semen or feces (or both) when your order returns from the kitchen.


    If you keep it, then you're eating a dish that most likely the other couple touched with their fingers, maybe even took a small bite, etc.

    One option is to stiff the server, but it wasn't really her fault.
     
  2. DrSublux

    DrSublux Who am dis VIP

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    Do A group of lovely people tip?
     
  3. AmishGirl

    AmishGirl Well-Known Member VIP

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    This is why I can't be bothered to go out to eat much anymore; who the fuck needs the harassment .... :coffee:
     
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    i would have told him that Sublux sucks off teenage waiters with bad attitudes
     
  5. Lemmy

    Lemmy Douchebag Extraordinaire Gold

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    I'd send it back, pay for my drinks and go elsewhere. Or I'd just eat it and hope for the best. Depends on my mood and time constraints.
     
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  6. DrSublux

    DrSublux Who am dis VIP

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    and the problem with this is?
     
  7. Xhorder

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    Just eat it... who cares if they did touch it. (Don't be a pussy like Howard)
     
  8. Nibbler

    Nibbler heaven is in your mind Gold

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    The restaurant staff must have known what a bad tipper you are.
     
  9. Mlaw

    Mlaw Quite Contrarian Gold

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    You said you saw everything--if you saw that the people didn't touch your food I would just tell the waitress that the food runner f'd up and needs some better training, if you did see them touch it I would have told your waitress that you're not comfortable eating what was served to other people because you don't know if they touched or ate some of it. Again with the info about the food runner needing more training
     
  10. Reggae Mistress

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    The runner should have never walked around the restaurant, trying to figure out who's food goes where. He should have returned the food to the kitchen if there was any confusion.
     
  11. RobsDad

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    I would have asked to see my server, explained the situation, and if your server is worth anything, they would have sent it back for you, and re-fired your ticket.

    If that didn't happen, I would have followed Lemmy's advice, paid for what I drank, and vamoosed.
     
  12. Lucky Pierre

    Lucky Pierre Well-Known Member

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    I couldn't tell 100% if they touched the food or not. They were directly in front of me, back facing me, with the dish on the table directly in front of them. Also, I wasn't exactly studying the situation intently at that point because I naturally assumed they were given their order and my order would be along any time now. I was sitting there, facing forward, having a normal conservation, etc.
     
  13. Mlaw

    Mlaw Quite Contrarian Gold

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    then I would have waited for my waitress and told her what happened, I doubt very much that she would have been pissed at you---the food runner sure. The kid could have been new, who knows? It's a training issue or a communications breakdown in the kitchen
     
  14. gwartney

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    You should have acknowledged that Burger King shouldn't even have table runners and gone ahead and eaten your Whoppers.
     
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    This ^^^^

    As I mentioned a million times before, I work in a restaurant and when shorthanded I'll jump in and help out the front end. I have run food for them, and believe me, I get confused all the time with that stuff and have forgotten where I was going, so it happens to the best of us. I just had to go back to the window and ask what table I had to go to.
     
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    :jj:
     
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    I think everyone knows that he shouldn't have done what he did, the question is, now that he did it, what should the diner have done?
     
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    Slap the food runner across the face with your limp dick? :dontknow:
     
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    this
     
  20. Chwizas Girl

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    One time I eat in westaurant with Chwiza and they serve us both someone else's dinner. Chwiza eat both meals vewy fast and when waiter comes back to get mistaken order, Chwiza say 'thanks for fwee appetizer, now where our fuckin food.

    ROR