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the gods must be crazy!

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so, is it just me, or during the full moon cycle, do customers seem to be more demanding, more high maintenance and just plain wacko? geez, this one seemed crazier than usual with plate deconstruction and bizarro behavior..one particular incident....a woman orders our "teriyaki tuna', which as the menu reads, is a sesame glazed grilled ahi with a sake ginger sauce, asian pesto(spinach, basil, ginger,chile etc.),and wasabi 'bullet'.....served with oriental vegetable and rice stir fry...the plate comes back...she wants all the sauces taken off, because nothing goes with anything, and it ruins the tuna, she doesn't like the veggies...she doesn't want the stir fry rice, she wants roasted garlic mashed potatoes....did she not read the menu? what would possess someone to even order that dish...she brought in a 12 year old bottle of wine that the cork was just dust and so staff spent alot of time trying to decant the stuff, which in the end wasn't drinkable anyway,then she wanted to change tables when they got dessert...oh, and of course, the other family members were all 'on the siders'...how the hell can you order  a simple spaghetti with garlic,butter, herbs and white wine dish and want everything on the side? of course we were right in the middle of an extremely busy night with every table full... i just said no...order a kids plain pasta plate...as for the tuna, i just wiped off, threw it on the grill for a second or two to burn off any 'evidence' and returned it with the mashers...really pissed me off though..at that point i just wanted them gone....oh well, glad to see that moon gone...rest of the weekend was equally as crazy and weird...go figure!

joey

food is like love...it should be entered into with abandon or not at all        Harriet Van Horne

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food is like love...it should be entered into with abandon or not at all        Harriet Van Horne

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Y'now, I've know quite a few nurses.  One of them was THE major cheese in a large hospital--said she wold regularily staff and extra 10% more on full moon nights.  Another nurse worked the physch ward, again, more than usual suicides and "stuff" happening on full moons; and another worked ER and then maternity, said it was a proven fact that more babies are born on full moon nights than on regular nights.  Who am I to argue with a nurse?

 

 

So yeah, it might be the full moon, but if I read between the lines, it sounds like the waitstaff weren't up to snuff'.   Hope they charged a corkage fee.....

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...."This whole reality thing is really not what I expected it would be"......
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the waitstaff are very attentive and very good about explaining anything on the menu(sometmes too much so)..i hardly ever have refires and because of the kitchen size, i stress that not only does the food go out promptly and perfectly, but that the customer understands the dish...as for the wine, it was a bad cork, and a bad customer...just simply that...and yes, we charge corkage...so much for reading between the lines!

joey

food is like love...it should be entered into with abandon or not at all        Harriet Van Horne

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food is like love...it should be entered into with abandon or not at all        Harriet Van Horne

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post #4 of 5

Just watched 'The Gods must be Crazy'...great movie!    ...you should too...good for perspective!

 

A friend finished work last full moon and saw 4 street brawls in a row so I see where the nurses are coming from...

 

I think the diner was probably coincidence as the those ones are just as crazy whenever they go anywhere the only plus is they still have to carry legal tender!

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post #5 of 5

It's not the food.  Sometimes people have issues.  Unfortunately you had to deal with it.

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