Food For Thought 6.9.09

Last week I wrote about slipping standards of service. Most readers blamed lax management and training. But we also received a number of, shall we say, interesting comments from people claiming to be wait staff or former wait staff. Their take? Diners are to blame.

Before I point out the obvious, here's a little food for thought from those folks.

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Santian, via Flickr

"Don't fuck with the people who handle your food. They will remember you next time, and they have a lot of anger they want to unleash."

"THANK YOU! for the tip! it won't even pay the tax I am charged for serving YOU! Good thing I have $3.17 in my pocket to put with it so I can go home and sleep 4 hours before I have to get up to go to my other food service job!"

"They make us come to work do all the side work stand around for 4-5 hours make no tips and send us home empty-handed! Who do you cleans the building, yep its us, so when you mess up a bathroom I may be the one who cleans it then brings you your food...Nice thought!"

"And its just not here in Dallas its all accross the country, and other countries as well waiters are the last Legal Slaves on the planet. SO WHERE ARE ALL THE "GOOD SERVICE PEOPLE" they found a better job!"

Words of wisdom from the people who serve you. They are aggressive, work with little sleep, and keen to kill. The obvious? U.S. Army recruiters should approach some of these people. With that much pent up anger to unleash on the enemy, the Pakistan border would be cleaned up in no time.

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