Would You Like To Open a Restaurant?

Angry Female Chef

I would, but I don’t think I ever could. It’s not that I couldn’t handle being in charge or designing a menu, I think it’s the customers that would drive me up a wall. Whenever I go to a restaurant, I’m always as polite to the servers as I can be, but I’ve seen people treat waiters horribly. As the owner, I would totally pull a Gordon Ramsay and kick rude patrons out of the restaurant, and well, I think that might be frowned upon in the restaurant industry. Do you think you could handle rude patrons?

My sister is a waitress in her free time, and she once told me about a man who asked for a salad. But he didn’t want tomatoes, onions, or anything else that topped a salad, he just wanted lettuce. Not iceberg lettuce, Romaine lettuce. No dressing on the lettuce, he wanted to dip it in a little cup of dressing on the side. When my sister brought the “salad” to him, he threw a fit and argued that it was iceberg and not Romaine lettuce. My sister, being much more level-headed than me, politely explained it wasn’t iceberg. He proceeded to be an ass.

Let’s discuss what I’d do in that scenario as the restaurant owner. I’d go up to him and figure out what was wrong. Upon realizing he was being a moron, I’d tell him to go eat grass off of his front lawn and dip it in hose water, and then ask him to leave. I would assume that it wouldn’t make him too happy, and he would likely use several expletives. At that point, his little dipping cup of dressing would be dumped on his head. See? That’s exactly why I could never open a restaurant.

I can take criticisms about my writing and about my food, but I’ve never been able to tolerate stupid and rude people. As someone who goes to restaurants a lot, I see a lot of rudeness and stupidity. That’s why I think it’s a much better scenario for me to write about food and share recipes rather than run a restaurant. Do you think you could handle running a restaurant when customers can be so wrong sometimes?

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  • George

    I agree with you about the rudeness of patrons and would react in the same way you suggested. However, I have also seen servers act with rudeness toward a patron. There are bad apples on all sides.
    by-the-way, keep up the good writing.

  • http://www.chewonthatblog.com Dan Kamys

    Oh, I completely agree with regard to rudeness on both ends. But this whole “customer is always right thing” doesn’t really hold true. I just can’t stand rudeness.

    Thank you so much for reading George!


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