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Waiter from Hell

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Waiter from Hell

sibbell | Oct 30, 2000 08:15 AM

Went to the Beach Cafe (70th and Second)yesterday for brunch. Have been going for years, know the owner etc. The waiter came over to take our order, standing by the table, pad in hand, writing something on it (I assumed the table number)- so I said "I would like the grilled bacon and cheese" - no response from the waiter, so I said "Okay?" - he looked up from the pad and said "I am not listening to you, I am doing something else, and I haven't heard a word that you said" - well, I had to laugh - what else to do? Then he said "So what do you want to order?", told him again. "So, you want the grilled cheese?" - "Actually, I would like the grilled bacon and cheese" - "We call it grilled cheese, is that what you want?"- you get the picture. I was stunned, although I have to admit amused by his rudeness, and left a tiny tip. The owner was not around, so couldn't let him know.

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