A Little Too Aggressive
She ended up pouring her water on his head and stormed out.
The one good thing about him though… he tipped very well. Almost 60% tip on an already expensive meal.
I would kill to find out what he said to make this seemingly sweet girl a full glass all over him.”
A Better Celebration
“This was such a horrible moment that myself and a few other servers tried to make the best of. I used to wait tables at a local family pizza restaurant. One evening in the summer around 8:30 pm after the dinner rush is mostly over, a nicely dressed couple (probably late 20s, early 30s) comes in and is sat in my section. My co-workers and I can see that they are dressed way too nice for here, and the woman has a clearly puffy/red face like she has been crying. Not wanting to mention it, I go into the usual ‘hello, welcome to such-and-such, my name is…’ and get their drinks and let them look at the menu.
After a bit of talking with the man while the woman is in the bathroom since we were slow that night, I find out it is their wedding anniversary. They had plans to eat at another very nice and expensive restaurant about 5 minutes away, but even though they had a reservation they had waited about an hour or two to get seated, and then waited another hour without getting so much as a glass of water. So they left since both were starving. At this point, I’m horrified at what happened and want to do everything in my power to make them have a great night, with the husband feeling the same. So I mention it to my co-workers. A crafty server gets some colored paper and makes a few small roses with some scissors and puts it in a small vase we usually use for pens. Our bartender chips in to get them two glasses of our nice local craft brew. The wife is holding back tears at this point, but they are happy tears.
Meal is delivered to their table and they definitely look like they’re having a great time in the modest family pizza place. We also got them a dessert. Once they’re finished (around 9:30 or so) the husband tries to pay. Except all the servers and bartender have already chipped in and paid for their meal about 20 minutes ago. So I tell him not to worry about it, that this one is on us. I think we made them both tear up, but we were not about to let that previous restaurant ruin their anniversary.”
Famous Last Words
“I was serving a couple probably in their mid-twenties. It was Valentine’s Day and they were arguing a lot (probably because it was a chicken wing place and Valentine’s Day). The guy ended up calling me over to the table to calmly ask me, in front of his date, ‘Do you have a high chair or a booster seat since someone wants to act like a child?’
I was speechless, she wasn’t. They left soon after that.”
The Big Issue With Blind Dates
“I was sitting at a brewpub enjoying a very delicious IPA in the corner booth, writing some silly jokes for stand up that night. I am always aware of my surroundings and find myself looking up or over whenever someone new comes in. I briefly looked up and saw the hostess talking to a man and not taking him to a table. Whatever. I go back to writing. A minute passed and this man takes a seat at my table and says ‘Amber?’ I look up at him VERY confused. He repeats, ‘Amber? Fet Let?’… I lost my composure (as Fet Life is for people with fetishes looking for a hookup) and laughed through my ‘no.’ Just what a ballsy move. He got up very embarrassed and that’s when the girl at the booth next to me very sheepishly said: ‘I’m Amber’.
I hope to god the hostess saw that exchange.”
A Hilarious Twist Of Karma And Irony
“I once was a server at a very upscale French restaurant in NYC. One evening a middle-aged man and a young woman are sat in my section, clearly on a date. You could tell this woman was his mistress by the way they interacted with each other. They were high maintenance but pleasant enough. Right after they had received their entrees, the man looks across the way to another table and looks like he’s freaking out. So I decided to pay attention to what he was looking at and I could not believe what was happening!
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