Borg Queen (lady_borg) wrote in bad_service,
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MSG bad service I think

There is this fantastic restuarant in my part of world that serves thai food. The food is awesome. I have been there a couple of times and loved the food, the wine the service the everything.

Went there with a friend today. I heard a little rumour that they used MSG. A bit annoyed that I did not know earlier but I ignored it.

The majority that I go out I always ask the question if they use MSG. I am badly intolerant. I can get fatigue, mood swings and it can make me feel ill. I stay away from it. Some places I won't ask because they dont serve food that normally has it. Sadly in my part of the world a lot of asian places use it. So when I go for my fav type of food I have to ask who uses it and doesn't. I am terrified that I am going to offend people...but I have hardened up recently knowing that most places don't use it. It is also a well known fact that most asian places use it...therfore some have bad rep because of it. (Some italian places use it as well)

I went to this place and the person serving us...if they used MSG. Immediantly he went on the Defensive and said no quite abruptly. I told him why and he said he didn't care. We orded our meals and he walked off.
When he came over with our drinks I then made sure he knew I meant no offense. He then got worse and said that it was his restuarant and he did take offense. I apologised before he went to say he was offended because as an asian restaurant to be asked the question, is quite offensive. Again I Apologised and he walked off shaking his head.

We got our meals mebbe five minutes later. Another server came over for our empty glasses and was told not to worry about it but that he was trying to get rid of us.
The owner the ignored us for the rest of the night, the other server was quite nice and polite...
(I hope this all makes sense)
NB: In australia we dont tip. So no, no tip was given.

TLDR:
Went to awesome restuarant, got almost yelled at by manager for offending him about his use of MSG. Something I am allergic to. When really he should have been proud and not having a go.
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