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Is it impolite to ask for another server if the one you have has oozing pimples on their face?


The scenario: we'd gone out to eat and our young server had a crop of oozing acne all over her face.Disfigurements don't bother me, but the sight of ripe, drippy pus on the person who is supposed to bring us our food turned my stomach so badly I could hardly eat. Is it ok to ask for a different server when this happens, or is the problem just me?

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    paxwill 4 years ago

    I agree, sometimes we have to put our comfort aside for people who aren't as fortunate. I would hope people do the same for me in that situation. Good karma and all that.


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    lawahe 4 years ago

    Matt, you're the man.

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    bethperry 4 years ago

    Yeew, Becky! What on earth is wrong with some mothers? I wouldn't even change our kids near food when we were at home. Your husband's response has my praise!


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    bethperry 4 years ago

    It definitely was not my imagination; my husband commented on it later, too. But no, I wouldn't want to do anything to get someone fired for having acne. However, it is gross to see and makes for an unpleasant dining experience.

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    lawahe 4 years ago

    That is a very good point. If that's the face they put on their restaurant, what is going on in the back?

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    lawahe 4 years ago

    Although it is true, you never know what is going on in the back. Going out to eat means never truly knowing what your food goes through before it gets to you.

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    bethperry 4 years ago

    That Grrl, I don't know about you or others but I wash my hands in the restroom before any meal.

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    bethperry 4 years ago

    I hadn't even thought of infections, but you're right. And as servers can't have their hair hanging over food for the contamination potential I think your observation is an astute one!


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    Laura Brown (That Grrl) 4 years ago

    That would sound a bit silly. The server can't go home and rest and miss her/ his shift after all. If you want to change tables you could say the air conditioner was hitting you or the sun was in your face, something that doesn't sound like a lie.

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