April 5th, 2007

Dalek BMSMA

MAD MEX of OSU CAMPUS

I get the fact that you think very little of gamers and geeks.
(Our group of 20; one table of 12 and the others at separate tables)
But we have money. And we vote with it. We have come to your place for almost a year now.
And after this last weekend... you are not getting anymore of it.

Issues:

When we order food, we expect to get it all.

If we don't- don't charge us for it. Or argue that it came out. It didn't. And no the other people didn't eat it. Believe us we watched every plate that came out because some of us hadn't had anything for almost 12 hours.

When we have drinks, we should get a refill- we should not have to order our refills with our drink.

It's not too much to expect a good attitude from our waitress and management. We are customers, not pests, and we all buy specialty drinks not water.

And the straw that broke the camel's back;
When a person who is extremely allergic to meat proteins explains to your waitress just how sick he can get and asks to be very careful with his food- you should of heeded that. Instead I had to dive across the table and smack a fork out of his hand. Because his burrito was filled with CHICKEN.
Your excuse was weak tea. Your waitress just IGNORED a minute explanation of why he needed it vegetarian. It annoyed her and she didn't believe him- a little chicken couldn't really kill him. And hey- sometimes a little revenge is okay? Not.
Thank you for comping it but it's just the last time you'll get a chance to almost kill a friend of mine.

Anyone live in Columbus Ohio that knows a good late night place that provides good service and food?
20 hungry gamers need a new place.
Me

Taxi Service

There are a lot of local private hire companies near where I live. Recently I've started using Dominoes who, on the whole, have been quick, good value and nice drivers. Last night I got a taxi over to my boyfriend's house and used them.

The taxi arrived about 5 minutes after I phoned it. So far, so good. Now, whenever I enter a taxi I always made a habit of asking "Taxi for drusillamac before I get in. Personally, I think it's a lot politer. Plus I tend to get taxies home from nights out from Glasgow city centre and woe betide you if you accidentally steal someone else's taxi. After I said that the driver snapped "Why do you think I'm waiting outside here?!" I was a little put off but replied I always like to check first. OK, it was a quiet residential street but still there was no need for him to be that grumpy.

Moving on, I gave him the address. He replied he had never heard of it so I asked him if he knew another better known street nearby. The driver did know where that was so I told him I could direct him from there. A few minutes later (after he thought about the address I had originally given) he accused me of saying the wrong street and told me I should have said Street B which is the street up from where I was going. Why would I tell him to go to Street B when I was going to the street next to it?! The rest of the journey was made in silence apart from his football program on the radio.

I was not impressed and I didn't give him a tip which is rather unusual for me.

My boyfriend got a taxi home from the same company the previous night but a different driver. All he got from the male driver was comments like "I prefer women to wear hardly any clothes because it means you can have sex with them when you want." Plus he overcharged him by £2 as well.

It's a shame because this company's call centre staff are really good and usually the drivers are pretty decent guys.
Writing

Vegetarian means chicken, right?

Inspired by the recent post about a vegetarian dish coming with chicken. I don't eat red meat or poultry but that's through choice rather than any dietary constraints.

A few weeks ago I went to my local TGI Fridays with some work friends. I ordered vegetarian enchiladas but the same dish had a chicken option. The meals did take slightly longer than usual to arrive but the place was packed. My food arrived and it was a little colder than I preferred. However, I decided to plough ahead and eat it.

Until I saw what looked like chicken in my food. I accidentally ate a piece of chicken but I wasn't too freaked out. I only gave up most meat a few months ago so I didn't feel too bad. So I called over the waitress and explained the situation. Her response was "Oh my God are you going to cry?" A bit of a strange question to ask but made sense when she said exactly the same thing had happened last week and the customer began to cry.

I got a new portion that was piping hot and chicken free. The waitress was so panicky I didn't want to complain. But I really hope she learns that vegetarian option means NO meat.

EDIT: I wasn't trying to blame the waitress but I just looked at the last section I wrote. As other posters have written it could have been a busy chef who read the note wrong or something like that. In all honesty I was more taken aback by her asking me if I was going to cry than finding chicken in my meal ;-)