nmgirl98 (nmgirl98) wrote in bad_service,

Short  and sweet from tonight -

Dinner out with friends which I haven't done in a long time.  There were only 4 of us and we were ready for a nice relaxing, fun evening.  One of my friends is an accountant and had the week from hell so this was a serious relax dinner for her.

All went well - good food, great conversation, etc.  Being Friday it was getting a little packed but we'd gotten there around 4:45 in anticipation of a busy restaurant.  We were finished with dinner and drinks around 5:45.  The waitress brought the checks, we put our payments into the folder and went back to our conversation.  So far - so good.  Waitress takes the checks - we keep talking.  She brings them back and says in quite a snippy tone, "Here are your cards.  We need the table.  Thanks for coming" and walks off.

o.O ????  No, we weren't planning on staying much longer - just enough to finish the topic we were talking about...maybe about 15 minutes or so.  Yes, I know the restaurant is getting busy but that's no reason to get snippy with us after we all gave you quite a nice tip.

Suffice to say we hung for a little more, got up and then found the manager at the front of the place.  Too bad for the waitress that he's a good friend of ours (one reason why we chose to go there).  We didn't make a huge deal out of it but we did mention it.  He tried to give us some coupons - wasn't the point of the exercise - so we told him to give them to the students we saw eating dinner near us.  

Service is everything - snippy waitressing will kill ya every time....
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