writerjess (okanagansun) wrote in bad_service,

Bad service at my local pub!

There's a sports bar I've been going to for a few years to watch Canucks games. The staff all recognize me and my boyfriend, and we're friends with the manager. I've been there too many times to count.

So last night the bartender asked me for ID. OK, I was wearing a hat, maybe she didn't recognize me. Surprised, I looked up and I said, "are you sure? I come here all the time with my boyfriend. You know us."

"Yes, I asked you for ID, you HAVE to give it to me."

But then she walked away.

So I started to walk away.

Bartender: "hey get back here, I asked you for ID"
Me: "Yes, but then you walked away. I thought that meant you had recognized me. Here's my ID."
Bartender: "LOOK IT's THE LAW OKAY"

Yeah...okay. Except that we've met in this bar like fifty times and it's not as if you asked me nicely.

She stared at my ID (she made me give her 2 pieces, too) for literally two full minutes, comparing signatures and making comments about my Learner's license (yeah I'm 27 and I have a Learner's license, what business is it of hers?). Frustrated, I threw my hands in the air a little. She finally gave my ID back and started yelling at me as I went to my table "IF YOU'RE GOING TO BE RUDE ABOUT IT I'll HAVE YOU KICKED OUT OF HERE YOU KNOW!"

Luckily our friend the manager came out right then and saw the bartender yelling at me. She apologized profusely and went to talk to the bartender.

As we were leaving I could still hear the bartender complaining about us to the manager, saying that she shouldn't have apologized to us. Honey, get over it. I did.
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