#8. Demon Spawn
“Loud, screaming child hurls their meal at the server’s feet.
The mother looks up at the server and rudely tells her “I guess you’re gonna need to get her something else and clean that up.”
The kid spent the entire meal screaming and jumping all over the booth. At the end, kid wants dessert, and the parents say no, since she hadn’t eaten her dinner.
Mother of the year decides that she’s going to eat the kid’s dessert right in front of her.
The kid then began screaming things such as, ‘I’m going to fucking kill you!’ and, ‘I fucking hate you, you asshole!'”
#9. The Bad Reuben
“My girlfriend and I worked at the same restaurant in Savannah, GA while in college. St. Patrick’s day is huge here, about 750,000 people come every year and get very, very drunk.
One year an intoxicated customer, “didn’t like his Reuben,” and proceeded to grab my girlfriend (his waitress) and literally rub it in her face.
Myself, a bartender and a bouncer, literally tossed him out the front door.”
#10. “He threw it on the ground”
“We had one lone man come in in the afternoon who was particularly difficult. He complained that there was nothing on the menu that he wanted to eat and our prices were too expensive.
After patiently trying to give him suggestions of popular dishes or specials, he tried to negotiate the prices on things – offering to pay half of the price listed on the menu.
I told him that I wasn’t authorized to make changes to the prices on the menu, but that I would get my manager to come over and speak with him.
After trying to dicker with my manager (who is also extremely patient), he was told simply that the prices listed were the prices that they charge for the food, and if he wasn’t happy with the selection or pricing, there were plenty of other restaurants in town he could eat at.
He ended up ordering something off the menu. I served him (pleasantly and promptly) and brought him his bill.
When I came back to get payment from him, he left the exact change for his bill on the table.
He then took a nickel, spit on it, told me that was my tip, and threw it on the ground under the table.
I told my manager, and she escorted him out of the restaurant while telling him he wasn’t welcome at her restaurant anymore.”
#11. The Monte Cristo
“Family of 6 plus grandma and grampa. They had clearly scoured the city for every coupon they could find.
Right away, the mother tells the kids they can’t have soda unless grandma and grampa pay for it. Super classy.
Everything is going well, and I have gotten at least 3 other large tables since bringing their entrees out. When I check back, the mom bitchily asks why her son didn’t get any powdered sugar with his Monte Cristo. I reply that we don’t serve it with powdered sugar, just strawberry cream cheese.
Lady flips out and says that it isn’t a Monte without powdered sugar. I reply that I don’t think we even have powdered sugar in house, but I would be happy to double check.
Her response: ‘Well, powdered sugar is just ground sugar, so you can just make some.’
I stood there flabbergasted for a good 30 seconds before her husband finally piped up and said, ‘You can’t really be serious, he’s not going to go grind sugar for you.'”
#12. What an Asshole
“A customer continuously asked me for my phone number.
After refusing multiple times, he then told me ‘You’re not hot anyway.'”
#13. “16 kids, all over 21…”
“A friend worked at a fancy pizza shop and brewery in west Philly.
I was there one night while he was working, table of 16 kids, all over 21, racks up a tab of $175.
He’s the only server on their table, gets the food out on time and is a really nice guy.
Kids leave cash on the table along with a ton of trash and a total mess. Ketchup in their drinks and everything.
They only tipped $1.50.”
#14. Holy crap…
“A party of 4 came in last night. They were super needy for the entire 2 hours they sat there. The wait for desserts and drinks was pretty bad: we had a new bartender and a new dessert cook.
My guests weren’t too rude about it or anything, but they seemed strange.
At the end of the meal, one of them stopped me to tell me he was a pastor. He said that they didn’t have much money because of the government shutdown.
He said that servers were the only people making money during it, and that we’re all rich because we lie about how much we make so we don’t pay taxes.
His bill was $157.
He wrote a big “0” in the tip line.”
#15. R, R, and arrgh!
“Cheap-ass owner had us recycle salsa.”
#16. Just a little hyperbolic
“While working at Subway I had two older ladies come in and tell me how much of a nice young man I was, and how it was so refreshing to have a fast food employee be so sociable.
This ultimately led to the conversation “This must be a summer job while you’re in college, right?”
I answered yes and told them that I had just finished my sophomore year as an engineering major at Penn State.
This led to a ten-minute session of them screaming at me, claiming that I was a terrible person who supports child molestation. They literally told me I was no better than Jerry Sandusky himself, and said they didn’t know how I could live with myself.
They told my manager they couldn’t believe that she could work with someone like me (wasn’t I just the exceedingly nice young man?).
My manager told them in the nicest way possible that they could go fuck themselves, and I never saw them again.”
#17. The Special Request
“I work at a sushi restaurant.
I’ve actually had customers ask me to lay naked on the table so they could eat sushi off of me.”
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