OK, I just can't resist.
This wasn't just the server, it was the chef too.
I like Mexican food, but don't have it very often because there are only a couple of Mexican restaurants in the area and the one I like is always packed right out to the sidewalk.
So . . . I was talking to a friend and he said "You should try "X". (name withheld to protect the guilty, and because I think they're crazy enough to come after me). The food is awesome!"
First, it takes a private detective to find this place. It's not in Google, everybody I talk to has heard of it but nobody knows where it is. It's like the Secret Restaurant. Finally we got directions from someone. Turns out it's in an unmarked back section behind a bar that's built into the first floor of a house. (it's got "atmosphere"
) I got the phone number from the friend and called up to find out what their hours were. The woman who answered said they were serving until 10pm.
Cool. We get there at 8pm, it's mostly empty, so we sit down at a table and wait. And wait. And wait.
45 minutes later the waitress shows up, drops off some menus, and leaves. Comes back in 15 minutes or so and announces, unprovoked "My feet hurt and I itch". I feel bad for her, but the itching thing was way too much
information. We ordered some chips and salsa, I think I ordered a burrito and my wife ordered a quesadilla. She takes our order and leaves.
We're starving. No chips & salsa, no tortillas, no crackers, no drinks, no nothing, and we've been there almost an hour.
This is the best part. About 5 minutes later, the chef storms out of the kitchen and starts yelling at us and says "How about I come to your house a 9 o'clock at night and make you
cook for me
?!" I'm kind of on tilt at this point, thinking that the general purpose of a restaurant is that someone makes food and people come to eat it. Maybe I'm wrong. Who knows . . .
In any case, I have a personal rule about not antagonizing crazy people with sharp knives, so I just stared at him. When he went back to the kitchen we got up and left.
I can honestly say that was the worst and most bizarre service I've ever had.