13 January 2007

Customer Service

Our waitress last night:

Customer: Out of #7, 8, or 9, which would you recommend?

Waitress: #7

Customer: #7 is best, then?

Waitress: Well, I don't know about the food, but 7 is my favorite number.

17 comments:

mamatuip said...

Well...did you get the number 7? Or was it someone else who was asking?

meno said...

I like a woman who knows her job.

Did she use the word "like" a lot?

Mignon said...

Now I finally understand how we ended up with GW Bush.

Lucy said...

Hahahaha.

Mr Stapler said...

Okay, Ms Stapler, full disclosure ... it was her first day on the job [and maybe her last, she disappeared halfway through the meal, never to return again.]

Meg said...

*forehead slap*

In my little backwater restaurant, I'd pull another server over to get an opinion when I wasn't sure...but then again, I didn't last long at that job, either.

super des said...

In the 3 weeks that I worked at a restaurant, I didn't get a chance to try everything. So when a customer asked for a recommendation, I would just wing it. Not 7 is my favorite number, but that meal is really good.
Though it'd be really funny if they tried to sue for getting a bad meal on recommendation.

Heather B. said...

I would've gotten annoyed by that, but only because I take my food choices seriously so when I ask a server about a dish I expect a straight answer, before I end up eating vile crap for dinner.

Lisa said...

Mr. Stapler, are you serious? She never returned to follow through? Yikes.

Mom101 said...

And they say good help is hard to find. Pshaw.

QT said...

Whoa -that is so not cool. I take my order very seriously, thank you.

Mr Stapler said...

Yes, she never returned. I mean, we had some very personable asian women waiting on us for the last 50% of the meal. No explanation. Mystery waitress could've just been someone who walked in off the street for all we knew ...

Marcia said...

At least she was honest!

gingajoy said...

yeah. i like 8 myself. with a side of 4 (or 5, depending on my mood)

WAILING WAITRESS said...

Well---if it was her First Day on the Job, why did you ask her what she would recommend? Light To Be Shed: Most places make waiters pay for thier meals. Usually, the first day of a waiters job they are beyond broke, having just spent a week in traing at minimum wage (wanna talk about GW Mignon? Cuz I am ALL OVER THAT), and probably cannot have afforded to try out #6 #7 #8. And she was probably nervous, and she probably wanted to give you an answer other than "I don't know", or "It's my first day and I am too broke to afford to be your Personal Taster, so I am going to go with what I do know, which is the #7". Honestly, The Aristocratic Nouveau Riche these days.....

mdog said...

i love this.

SUEB0B said...

Wailing - 1. it was not ME that asked The Question. It was my friend, and in my defense, I said "It's her first day!!" but when the waitress forged ahead with the answer, I thought it was too good not to repeat. I mean, she shoulda said "Yes, it is my first day so I can't really give advice," and that would have covered it.

And also in our defense, we were super nice to her and patient and all that. I just thought it was a funny exchange.

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