October 29th, 2006

Alice in Underland | White Rabbit

waffle house

So I got off work tonight, from Jimmy's, after having dealt with a headache and bitchy customers (but that's another story).

We went to Waffle House, because I really wanted some nice grits and eggs. This particular WH is rather small, and sometimes crowded, which was the case tonight. I was ready to be patient, because really, there's nothing else open around town besides a few fast food joints, and an IHOP that we'd already been in a million times. We waited a few minutes for a free table, and in the meantime, saw two guys come up to the "bar" for a to go order--which turned out to be a big one, this does matter.

A table opened up, and we sat down, though it hadn't been bussed yet. We sat... for maybe close to ten minutes, before the lady cleared it away. She wandered off, and it was another five or so before she came back to get our drink orders.

Now, I'm not a terribly impatient person, and I'm certainly pretty understanding if a place is busy--Jimmy's gets busy a lot when I'm working, and people are cool.

But when she came to get our drinks, she told us to "hurry, so I can get this order". So she rushed us, so she could work on another order. Then she went to the table behind us, which I think sat down after us, and took their order.

I guess what bugs me is just that the entire time we were waiting, the lady passed us by several times without making any eye contact or attempting to apologize for the wait, or anything.

In the end, we left my friend's coffee behind (which she hadn't even touched), left a buck for it, and just walked out. It was just too much to bear.
ballerina

McHell.

surprise, another bad McDonalds experience.

I went to the McDonalds by my work a few times over the past 2 months or so, and every single time the service was horrible. the first time, it was for breakfast & the hashbrown was so hard & burnt I could barely bite into it. they promised to send us free coupons or whatever, which I have yet to recieve. the 2nd time pissed me off.. because I'm VERY kind to anyone that has a job in customer service. I went through the drive-thru because I was really craving their fries. when I started to eat a few of them, I found that they had absolutely NO salt on them. I don't like too much salt, but a McDonalds fry is not a McDonalds fry unless it has some salt on it! it tasted horrible. so I went inside & kindly asked if I could please have a fresh box of fries. the lady sighed and trusted out her hand to grab my box of nasty fries. she scooped up some new fries, dumped salt on them, and thrusted them to me. when I said "thank you" she just scoffed and walked off.

then about 2 weeks ago, I went inside for breakfast because the drive-thru line was long. the cashier mumbled a "can I take your order?".. I placed my order and went to hand her my debit card. she SUCKED HER TEETH [worst fucking sound ever! gah!] and pointed at the debit machine. I said "oh, sorry" and made my payment. when she handed me my bag of food, she was holding it by the very corner tip of the bag, as if it were a gross sack of garbage [close comparison, though. I suppose in some aspect, McDonalds food is garbage] and once again - when I said thank you - no response.

I know these people are probably sick of flippin' burgers, but if you're going to run any business relating to food & customer service, don't be such a huge bitch about it.
gatlinburg

Subway Stupid

First let me start by saying I live in the south, and I have a slight southern accent, and I do not feel bad of making fun of this idiots accent, because she truely talked like this and was a complete MORON. 

Now, my friend Tanya and I went out shopping yesterday and decided to stop by Subway to pick up food before heading home. I wish we hadnt. 

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I know she isnt the only idiot Subway employee,Subway tends to hire people with less than adequate IQ's to perform their job. My husband gets harrassed every time he goes in and orders a veggie delight, they are always telling him that he should eat meat and thank gods they make the food right there or he might end up with a slab of meat on his veggie sub. But come on, its not rocket science. Gods forbid you have to remember what kind of sandwich you are in the middle of friggin making. Or know how CHIPOTLE is pronounced :|.
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Nothing heinous but...

I was at a restaurant like Applebees/Ruby Tuesdays (along those lines)
We are seated and the hostess takes our drink order and brings us our drinks saying our waitress will be here in a second. The "waitress" comes and takes our orders. We never see her again. A runner brings our food and I am already finished with my tea. I suck it up and eat anyways while trying to make mad eye contact with the waitress who seems to breeze by and deliberately NOT make eye contact. I even wave once or twice and get ignored (embarrassing!)
Note this is over the course of an hour so I am not whining after 10 minutes of not having a drink. As we are sitting there, suddenly something crashes onto our knees. Its the little...table extender...For the life of us, we cannot get the stupid thing back up. We finally get up and wander around until we find another employee-what looks to be a manager type person. We tell her what happened and that we could not get ahold of our waitress. Manager type person stares at us, huffs, walks over to our table without a word and proceeds to give us a lecture on how to put the table extender back into place. And not in a funny haha just so you know tone of voice-more like we are two small children employees who she has had to show a million times. (and it wasnt THAT simple-there were little wire things you had to pop into place!)
My mom timidly mentions my drink and once again manager lady huffs off and another waitress brings me a refill. Our waitress makes one last appearance and looks annoyed when we give her our credit card right away without looking at the bill(no way in hell we are letting her walk away again-a quick lunch stop was already becoming a long one!)

So not exactly heinous, but jeeze, we are never a demanding table. One refill and not having a heavy piece of wood laying across our knees is not too much to ask :p