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....