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deanie's service...unbelievable?...

c1ue1ess88 | Aug 30, 200909:49 PM

About a week ago a friend and I went to Deanie's. We sat across from each other diagonally and we were approached by our waitress. My friend orders a bowl of gumbo, and a po-poy. I get the crab duo. Keep in mind that we are a party of only two people. The waitress comes back 5 minutes later with a plate, doesn't tell us what it is, and sets it in front of me, so I begin eating. I see half a blue crab on the plate and since I ordered a crab duo begin to eat it. Five minutes later his po-boy comes out, and another five minutes later my crab duo comes. When i see my plate I realize that the fried crab dressing balls and crabmeat au gratin are on the plate, which are the only two things I order. It is now when I realized that the dish the waitress set in front of me was the gumbo.

When it came time to pay the bill i was adamant about not paying for the gumbo. These are my two grounds:

1. She didn't tell me what it was.
2. She placed it in front of me when my friend who happened to be the only other person at the table ordered it.

I asked to talk to a manager and refused to pay for it, but she said since someone ate it she couldn't take it off the bill. I told her fine, I just won't tip my waitress.

Was the the correct course of action? Or should I have done something else?

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