gargoylekitty (gargoylekitty) wrote in bad_service,

Why I'll never visit another IHOP

Once upon a time my friends and I did our normal 'hanging out late at night' thing which would normally end with a trip to IHOP for a bite to eat. After the last time we went all I can say is I will never go into another IHOP ever again. Why?

It was 3am. There where two waitresses and a 'host-type person' in the service portion of the restraunt. It was Sunday night so there was only one other group in the entire restraunt.  Strike 1)  It took them a half an hour to take our orders, while one of the waitresses wondered around randomly cleaning the place. Strike 2) The restrooms = unusable. They were so vile they made me sick. Strike 3) It took over an hour to get our food. Strike 4) DEAD FLY ON MY PLATE! Strike 5) Acting as though it was a favor for them to remove the cost of my food from our overal bill(at that point I personally would have just given the customer the whole meal for free... whatever) Strike 6) My friend had to send back part of his meal because it was cold. Strike 7) When I called back later in the day to speak with the manager he just brushed me off and gave me a line about 'giving them another chance' Hells no... never again.

On a more minor bad_service note, I was slightly annoyed at being judged by an employee of a bookstore where I'm normally given great service. Yes, I look around 16 but I can assure you I'm 20(not that it should matter anyways) and if I want to buy a book on 'lesbian pregnancy'(more for my mild curiousity and desire to know lots of random stuff than because I'm gay because I actually don't wish to spawn) does not mean you should stop talking all nicely to me the moment you see the cover of the book, give me a dirty look, and clam up to the point you just point to the total on the little screen rather than talking. You work in a store that sells books on everything from sex to religion to children's books to sci-fi, so on and so forth, if my book offends then I really don't see how you can manage to work there.

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