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Houston Waiter Refuses To Serve Dickhead Customer

Hits: 14471 | Rating: (3.3) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: fancylad
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blackcatseye
Female, 30-39, Europe
 656 Posts
Monday, January 28, 2013 8:33:45 PM
Way to go for the waiter and the restaurant. It looks like a swanky Italian, which in my experience means they are really nice people. I used to take my kid outside when he played up and ask him if he wanted to go home or sit with the grown ups and he always calmed down, from the age of 1 I could take him anywhere. Just a tip for any new parents. All kids play up, special needs or not but you don't do that.

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4186 Posts
Monday, January 28, 2013 7:57:56 AM
@Gerry1of1

Clue: If you're a non-nice individual, you tend to get non-nice responses.

I've never agreed with the proposition that 'the customer is always right'.

Sometimes the customer is an asswipe, and should be treated accordingly.

Of course, my tendency to treat them accordingly is the reason I don't have a job where I deal with the public. 98% of customers are either great or tolerable.

Dealing with the other 2% just wasn't worth it.

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4186 Posts
Monday, January 28, 2013 7:55:10 AM
Gerry1of1-"So if a waiter doesn't like what you say, even if no one around you is offended, he can throw you out."

That's not what happened here. The waiter refused to serve them. The rude asswipes decided to leave rather than ask for another server.

The OWNER can throw them out. Every single server can refuse to server them.

Gerry1of1-"Suppose he doesn't like your pro-Obama button?"

He can opt not to serve you.

Gerry1of1-"Or pro-Romney tshirt?"

He can opt not to serve you.

Gerry1of1-"No, if you haven't bothered the other customers the waiter is there to serve food."

Hey, he bothered the server. That's enough.

It's a JOB. Not indentured servitude. He can refuse to serve you for any reason whatsoever. But, if he does it for arbitrarty reasons, he will lose his job.

In this case, the owner backed him up. Rightly so.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33895 Posts
Sunday, January 27, 2013 4:42:49 PM

"It is up to the waiter's discretion to serve them. "

So if a waiter doesn't like what you say, even if no one around you is offended, he can throw you out.

Suppose he doesn't like your pro-Obama button? Or pro-Romney tshirt? What if he doesn't like your religious referance? No, if you haven't bothered the other customers the waiter is there to serve food. If he wants to be a judge of society let him become a judge or preacher or politician.

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4186 Posts
Sunday, January 27, 2013 12:11:01 PM
Draculya-"it depends on how the kid was behaving"

I agree, it has nothing to do with dissability.

I cancelled an order and walked out of a restaurant once because a 5 year old (with no appearant problem) decided go into one continuous scream at the top of her lungs, and her parents thought the appropriate way to handle it was to ignore it.

The restaurant was in a mall, and we could still hear the child screaming from 200 feet away.

At least 5 groups of people either walked out without eating, or turned around before even going in.

First, the parents should have disciplined and/or removed the child.

Secon, the parents deserved an asswipin for being horrible parents.

ForSquirel
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 1515 Posts
Sunday, January 27, 2013 9:18:08 AM
faith in humanity slightly restored, at least until tomorrow when someone does some stupid ass poo and becomes famous for it.

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 11518 Posts
Sunday, January 27, 2013 2:54:46 AM
For me, it depends on how the kid was behaving. If he was just a regular downs kid, then no worries. If he was flinging scat, then I'd have moved and had the same thoughts.

FAKEBACON
Male, 18-29, Canada
 592 Posts
Saturday, January 26, 2013 11:11:24 AM
I'm surprised at how many IAB'ers are on the rude customers side... jackasses.

FAKEBACON
Male, 18-29, Canada
 592 Posts
Saturday, January 26, 2013 11:06:11 AM
@ptpete clearly you have no soul :D

maggierose78
Female, 18-29, Southern US
 661 Posts
Saturday, January 26, 2013 9:17:04 AM
My sister was Down Syndrome, she passed away in 2006. I know how society treats these individuals, and I say "brava" to that waiter.

frnttrndy
Male, 50-59, Midwest US
 49 Posts
Saturday, January 26, 2013 6:46:17 AM
Good Job

PTPete
Female, 30-39, Western US
 1244 Posts
Friday, January 25, 2013 9:44:46 PM
If it is an upscale restaurant where we will be dropping some serious money--I do not want to be near any kid of any kind. Any place else, well, you take your chances. This kind of rudeness, though, is completely unacceptable. I waited tables throughout college & I was lucky enough to work for people who valued good manners, but, also, light hearts. people need to lighten the f*ck up sometimes.

djwajda
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 846 Posts
Friday, January 25, 2013 12:43:30 PM
I applaud this waiter and wish I lived clos enough to Houston to thank him personally.

I have a special needs daughter. Restaurant visits for my family at times can be hard. We do our best to keep things from bothering other patrons but sometimes things happen.

The children themselves do not ask for this to happen to them. They cannot help that they are prone to loud outbursts or something along those lines. I've been given dirty looks and even been told to "shut that kid up".

I'm sure people like @Gerry1of1 have never had to experience what parents like myself endure on a daily basis so I generally take comments like his for what they're worth.

At the end of the day it pleases me to know there are people like this particular waiter who are worried about more than just their tip.

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13145 Posts
Friday, January 25, 2013 10:20:19 AM
I worked as a waiter at an uppity establishment and one night a couple had a reservation they had to wait for. They decided to take it out on the hostess so badly that they made her cry. when the manager saw this he went up to them and said you no longer have a reservation here and told them to leave. In a private bussiness you have the right to refuse a customer being out of line.... well if you're the owner or if the owner agrees with you.

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13145 Posts
Friday, January 25, 2013 10:14:41 AM
Shouldve served him and had the family take turns doing things to his food

LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4179 Posts
Friday, January 25, 2013 9:46:10 AM
Well done that man.

Gerry, just because someone is a waiter that does not make them your vassal or bond-servant. He was perfectly within his rights. Of course he loses a customer and takes the risk of losing his job but that's his call.

I teach kids with special needs and often take them out to eat - learning how to use a modest but decent restaurant is an important skill. Staff have always been delightful and put in extra effort. More than once they have returned the tip and asked for it to go towards something for the kids. Obviously this waiter felt protective towards the lad and did the right thing.

pompousass7
Male, 40-49, Canada
 261 Posts
Friday, January 25, 2013 9:17:49 AM
so gerry..if the table beside you said..can we move...fags should eat by the back door where they spend most of their time anyway..you wouldn't want the waiter to stand up for your rights?

Zeegrr60
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 1854 Posts
Friday, January 25, 2013 7:39:06 AM
Waiter did good.

Nihilism
Male, 50-59, Canada
 27 Posts
Friday, January 25, 2013 6:00:38 AM
"damn, I have to watch out what I say at restaurants now or I might not be served if the waiter is offended..."

Of course you have to watch what you say. Freedom of Speech doesn't imply any freedom of consequences from your actions or opinions. You may be able to say anything you want but others are entitled to judge you based on what you say.

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4186 Posts
Friday, January 25, 2013 5:29:16 AM
SarahofBorg-"You can't create tolerance without understanding."

If they rude customers don't understand after that, they never will.

Gerry1of1-"it's the waiters job to shut up and serve the damn food."

Servers can reserve the right to serve who they want. The owner then has the right of supporting them or firing them.

Musuko42
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2804 Posts
Friday, January 25, 2013 4:28:02 AM
@HalfPintRoo

"damn, I have to watch out what I say at restaurants now or I might not be served if the waiter is offended..."

Do you often mock people with disabilities?

If not, stop worrying.

HalfPintRoo
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 2475 Posts
Thursday, January 24, 2013 9:15:26 PM
I should add--- that is assuming I was talking amongst the people I was with and not at costumers or waiters

HalfPintRoo
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 2475 Posts
Thursday, January 24, 2013 9:14:09 PM
damn, I have to watch out what I say at restaurants now or I might not be served if the waiter is offended...

lt633c
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 143 Posts
Thursday, January 24, 2013 8:24:44 PM
Awesome !

Runemang
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 2159 Posts
Thursday, January 24, 2013 7:39:08 PM
Good for him!

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