#5. Creepy and Mean
Table gets excellent service. $140 bill or so.
Person paying check is friendly and all smiles…
He waits at the door to see the sad dejected look on the waitress’s face as she looks at the receipt and gives a Hannibal Lecter smile.
You could just tell he derived pleasure from her pain.”
#6. Hey! I just met you, and this is creeeeepy…
“This happened when I was ~16 or 17. A guy came in to eat with his family (a little girl and his pregnant wife). They were really really friendly and at first I thought it was a great table.
The wife went to the bathroom, and the guy asked for the check, and on the check he wrote his phone number in the tip area along with, “Call me, baby.”
I ran his card, waited until his wife came back, and brought over the guy’s card and his receipt. I handed the receipt to the pregnant woman and told her something was wrong with the tip.
She got SUPER upset, and I got in a lot of trouble with my managers for stirring shit.
[Editor’s note: WORTH IT!]
In retrospect, I probably didn’t handle that the best way, but at the same time I was fucking furious that some guy would come to eat with HIS PREGNANT WIFE, (they were both wearing wedding bands, acting couple-y, 99% positive they were married, pretty much 100% confirmed when I gave the wife the receipt with the guy’s “tip” on it), and try to hit on a girl half his age.
If he’s pulling that shit so brazenly, god knows what else he’s doing behind his wife’s back.”
#7. Father of the Year
“I used to work at a creamery, and a family of four come in and the kids immediately started screaming at the top of their lungs about which ice cream they want, and what they want mixed in it, but the father turns around and tells them to sit down and be quiet.
Well they sit down, but are far from quiet. Then his wife starts telling him how they have coupons and how if he gets a certain thing, they can get something else free, well the man says, “No, I want what I want”
Then the wife starts to complain to him while the kids are screaming.
Then, the man just looses it, and yells to his kids “YOU’LL EAT WHATEVER I BUY YOU!!”
The kids start crying, and the wife has this scared look on her face.
She takes the kids back to the car, and says ‘Well, we don’t want ice cream.’
The man just stands there, turns to my co-worker and says, ‘DON’T EVER GET FUCKING MARRIED! THESE PEOPLE DRIVE ME INSANE'”