Sep 02 2008

Waitresses who give me tortilla soup that tastes like bleach and then act like I’m CRAZY for politely sending it back!

Published by at 2:02 am under Jerks

First of all, I worked in a restaurant for two years and I know first hand how INCREDIBLY difficult and stressful it can be. Working in a busy restaurant sucks giant hairy ass because every time you start your shift you know the next 8 hours are guaranteed to be total chaos. EVERY DAY!

So anyway, I went to lunch at a nice-ish restaurant with two coworkers (fuck you, yes I have a job) and a couple of us ordered the tortilla soup appetizer. What we received looked more like orange chili or maybe this, but OK not a big deal. Before the first spoonful touched my lips I already smelled something suspect but I like to live on the edge so into my mouth it went. YUMMY, soapy bleach, just like mom used to make when she wanted me to slowly die! I took another small bite and it was clear something had gone horribly wrong with this soup. I asked my friend is she felt the same way and of course she did because it tasted like hobo’s armpit.

We quietly discussed the possibility of sending the soup back but didn’t want to be dicks. Ultimately we decided it needed to be sent back but unfortunately our waitress refused to check back with us. I think she saw us discussing the soup and was avoiding us. Finally she stopped by with our sandwiches and in my shyest, most polite voice I said “I’m sorry, I know you are going to think we are crazy but this soup does not taste right. I really think there is something wrong with it.”

Her reaction? She stared at us like we just said “I think this soup is evil, it’s stealing our thoughts.” All she said was a long, sarcastic “O Kaaaaaaaaaay” before removing the bowls of poison soup. Here’s the thing, even if we WERE dicks and the soup was JUST FINE she still should have said “Oh my god, I’m so sorry. Let me take these from you and check with the chef.” Then she can go into the kitchen and flip us off or spit in our food but to our face at least PRETEND to give a shit.

She never said sorry once. Well, that’s not entirely true, when dropping off the check she lazily said “again, I’m sorry about the soup.” Again? Again? Too late to start working for that tip.

I realize this long boring story about my soup seems trivial but I just fucking hate people in the service industry who treat you like shit when you are being VERY polite to them. I don’t care if you hate your job, most people do, deal with it. I have worked some HORRIBLE jobs but I never took it out on the customer, it wasn’t their fault that I was too stupid to get a good job.

Be like me, I am perfect.

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4 comments to “Waitresses who give me tortilla soup that tastes like bleach and then act like I’m CRAZY for politely sending it back!”

  1. LLGon 02 Sep 2008 at 12:29 pm

    You ARE perfect. So is the list, at least so far. And I think bleach soup is a delicacy in some parts of the world. They color themselves orange, and say, “Whenever we had went to eat some bleach soup…”

  2. You Just Made My List!on 02 Sep 2008 at 2:50 pm

    Thanks LLG, I agree that I am perfect. So are you saying orange people are actually in a soup cult and not just New Jersey douchebags? Interesting theory I will look into it.

  3. King Fridayon 15 Sep 2008 at 5:42 am

    The more polite you are, the more likely it is that the person is gonna be rude. It’s human nature or something, dominance and submission. No one is ever rude to those bitchy grandmas. Ever.

  4. You Just Made My List!on 15 Sep 2008 at 9:45 am

    King Friday, That is a good point. I am going to act like an old lady the next time I have to send back soup.