10 Easy Ways to Creep-Out The Restaurant Employee Who Treated You Like Dirt

This man represents "Timmy" the uppity waiter in my story
This man represents "Timmy" the uppity waiter in my story
Eat nasty items and let patrons and the smart alec waitrer see youi
Eat nasty items and let patrons and the smart alec waitrer see youi
Dress as shabbily as you can without breaking the restaurant dress code
Dress as shabbily as you can without breaking the restaurant dress code

HUNGER HAS REALLY HIT YOU

You are starving for food, any food, just as long as it’s clean and cooked. You are growing concerned quickly for you haven’t been this hungry in years. You exit your cab then start a mild jog toward the nearest restaurant. Your nose right now is your best friend because all of the tasty aroma’s coming your way.

Upon entering the restaurant, you have to wait to be seated for about ten minutes. That’s cool. You are now inside an eatery, so you relax. When fifteen-minutes pass, an uppity-looking hostess comes to get you to take you to your table. You smile. She pretends to not see your friendliness. Any other time her superior attitude would hack you off, but now, you are now sitting at a table waiting for your waiter to greet you and take your order.

It were all that easy. But this is real life. Your stomach is now growling and burning for lack of food. It has been over half an hour and no waiter. Oh, you see plenty of waiters going to and fro taking huge platters of tasty food to customers. The waiters look in your direction, but that is as far as it goes.

Gaze at people in the restaurant through your wine gass and do not bat an eye
Gaze at people in the restaurant through your wine gass and do not bat an eye
Make scary faces at restaurant customers and act as if you cannot help it
Make scary faces at restaurant customers and act as if you cannot help it

TIME MARCHES ON AND YOUR STOMACH PROTESTS

Now an hour has lazily passed and still, no waiter. You are tempted to just ask a waiter to stop and see what you want to eat, but that might get a waiter fired, so you want to do the right thing, and continue to wait. An hour and a half has went by, and you are feeling light-headed from hunger. Time for drastic action. You start to get up from your table and then lo and behold, “Timmy,” a smart alec waiter shows up.

You are almost glib with happiness to see “Timmy.” You are so happy that you are tempted to name your first male son after him. But that will soon change, just wait and see.

You order a Ribeye steak, baked potato, fries, and sweet tea, but “Timmy,” snaps, “Sorry, sir. We are all out of those items,” and stands with hand on hip as if you are taking up his time.

Then you, being “Mr. Compromise,” order a Red Snapper plate with the fixings and “Timmy” barks, “Sorry, sir. We ran out of those things an hour ago.”

Do like this pretty girl and sit and smile at the patrons  all of the time you are in the restaurant
Do like this pretty girl and sit and smile at the patrons all of the time you are in the restaurant
Bring your little nephew with you and pay him to stick his tongue out every five minutes
Bring your little nephew with you and pay him to stick his tongue out every five minutes

NOW YOU KNOW YOU ARE BEING TREATED LIKE DIRT

But you see another waiter taking a Red Snapper plate with the fixings past you to another table. Now you are feeling very angry. And “Timmy” looks as if he doesn’t give a rip because he doesn’t. Could be that the way you are dressed has given him the signal that you are from “Blue Collar, America,” where people like you work for a living and besides, you did not have time to speed home, shower, and dress in a tux before entering this restaurant.

After you ask, “Well, ‘Timmy,’ please tell me just what do you have?” he spits out some jibberish about Cajun Meatloaf with Home Fries and a House Salad on Special for just $35.00 tonight and tonight only. Then “Timmy” seals the deal of losing your business as he snidely-slurs, “And people ‘like you,’ might love our Fried Chicken with Spinach,” and laughs at your angry demeanor.

Then “Timmy,” says, “Would you please hurry, I have paying customers to take care of.” With one swipe of your hand, you throw your table napkin on the empty plate and storm out of this restaurant leaving a happy “Timmy” who is elated to see you go.

Do you just let this go? No. You are not taking this laying down. A plan must be made and quick for you are not a person to be stepped-on like a welcome mat. So you eat a bologna sandwich before bed and before you drift off, you devise a perfect get-even plan.

If you do not mind, I want to share your master plan with my followers. I want to call your plan

Bonus ways to creep-out the rude restaurant employee

Talk to your food when it gets to your table
Talk to your food when it gets to your table
Maggots, anyone?
Maggots, anyone?
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Dressing down is not agains tthe law
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See caption underneath photo below
Slowly eat disgusting things that you have brougth with you into the restaurant
Slowly eat disgusting things that you have brougth with you into the restaurant

10 Easy Ways to Creep-Out The Restaurant Employee Who Treated You Like Dirt

  • Show up in a clever disguise and ask for “Timmy,” by name and complain about everything he does. Talk to the manager about this being the “first” time you have visited his restaurant and (a) waiter, “Timmy,” ruined it for you.
  • Give a hot girl pal some big cash to enter the restaurant after you are seated. Then she is to make a nasty scene about “Timmy” not owning-up to getting her pregnant and since the baby is “Timmy’s” she tells him how irresponsible he is for not going with her to the doctor.
  • Eat your meal without chewing and talk in a foreign language loud as possible to really get attention.
  • Wave at the shocked restaurant patrons who cannot believe they are witnessing a man in 2014 doing what you are doing.
  • Talk like “Jed Clampett,” each time “Timmy” asks you if there is something else for you.
  • Toss a hot buttered roll way across the dining area without anyone seeing you.
  • For no reason, get up and run as fast as you can to the cashier and then laugh as if you are the victim of a joke.
  • When “Timmy,” finally brings you what you ordered, stand up and yell, “If you do not bring me what I ordered, I am talking to the restaurant owner, not the manager!”
  • Before “Timmy” leaves your table, take a bite of your food, clutch your throat, make choking sounds and pretend to faint and fall into the floor.
  • When you get your order, don’t let “Timmy” see you do this, but spill a lot of your food on yourself. Then jump up and scream, “I frequent this establishment to get a good meal and get treated like a common dog! Just wait until my law firm gets through with you!” Then stamp your feet, glare at the customers, and tell the manager to get out of your way as you are leaving.

Bon appétit.

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MizBejabbers 2 years ago

I've only been ignored and had a long wait twice in my life. My party and I walked out after 30 minutes. Once when an employee came after us and asked why we were leaving, we told her exactly why. It was one of those country restaurants, and everybody in there looked like Jed Clampett, so there wasn't any excuse for being ignored.


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Samantha Sinclair 2 years ago from North Carolina

I once got up, walked over to the servers area, and got the drinks for my table myself. It got the manager's attention without having to ask for a manager.


sheilamyers 2 years ago

I think you can guess how I would've responded in the given situation. I'm willing to wait on being seated at a good restaurant that's busy, but that's as far as my patience goes. However, no matter how busy they are, the waiter/waitress has 15 minutes to bring me a menu and take my drink order. I'll give them another 15 minutes to come back and ask me if I'm ready to order. If they don't hit those time limits, I'll get up and walk out. If they're really so busy it's going to take longer, they need to hire more help. If the rest of the meal went the way you laid it out, I wouldn't leave a tip and I won't be going back to that restaurant.


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Rhonda Lytle 2 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

Oh! You are so nice. Timmy would be toast were it me. I admit it. I've got up and walked out making it very clear to all why. I waited tables back in the day to help pay for college so have zero tolerance for rude or uppity waiters or waitresses. Luckily, I haven't encountered too many. Personally, I'm not above leaving a one cent tip on credit card with a hand written note on the back to the manager stating he has won the award of the week for the rudest staff in town. I find if I return, there's usually a new waiter.


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JamaGenee 2 years ago from Central Oklahoma

I did the "get my own water and silverware" bit once - for a table of six! - and that definitely got the manager's attention. So much so that he gave us all six meals for free! No idea what happened to the lazy server who was too busy yakking on her iPhone to bother with us, but I suspect that was her last shift in THAT restaurant. ;D


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CatherineGiordano 2 years ago from Orlando Florida

Very good. You had me laughing out loud again. I was at a table with 7 friends and we had a really bad experience. Keep in mind that the restaurant was more than half empty. I was lucky, the waitress brought my food. Ten minutes later, one of my friends got his soup. Another 10 minutes and someone else gets a cup of the same soup. I offer to share my food with my friends. They refuse my offer, because really how much longer could they possibly have to wait? The answer: A lot longer. Finally, one of my friends complains to the waitress, and she doesn't apologize, but says in a nasty tone, "Do you want to cancel your order?" My friend gets the manager. She comes to our table and 7 very angry people blast her with complaints. The whole table gets comped. So getting revenge on your nasty waiter is great, but getting comped is better. P.S. After the manager leaves, the nasty waitress finally brings the food, and she sarcasticly says "Have a nice day." Perhaps I should go back and try some of your tricks on her.


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Ann1Az2 2 years ago from Orange, Texas

Very amusing and would most likely get a lot of attention!


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Dear Catherine,

Use your own judgement, but, and I should have included this one, it might "feel" better to get back with "Ms. Insincerity," but why not go back and GIVE her a tip, then humbly say, I forgive your nasty attitude and the way I was treated. I know you have a tough job. And you have your reasons, but you best get to know JESUS well, for the next group who you treat like dirt, might not be a nice as I am.

And you can sleep at night.

But . . .like this waiter, certainly talk to the boss. It might prevent more hurt to other people.

Thanks for the interesting comment.


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Ann1Az2,

Thanks for your sweet input and sure it would get LOTS of attention along with it also shining on the lazy waiter or waitress who thought you were dirt.

There is NO excuse for this kind of treatment.

Thanks, Ann, for your sweet comment.


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

MizBejabbers,

Nice move. You did this and all without causing problems. What a lady. But I suspect you are a lot like sheilamyers, if pushed beyond patience, look out. Right?

And who could blame you. Service personnel need to realize that there are "No Free Lunches," untless they cause them.

What a fitting pun. LOL.


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hi, Samantha,

Thanks for your kind comment. Getting the manager is what I did once at a Ryan's, but not to get a manager's attention for poor service. It was a favor to an overloaded waitress. She talked to me in a friendly way and said not to do this anymore that she could get fired.

I was willing to go to the manager and complain about her doing THREE sections by herself while some waitresses were ganging-up near the kitchen and talking. Talking! Can you believe this?

I wish many times that I had done that.


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Rhonda,

I can relate to that. One time years ago in a big town about an hour from where I live, my wife and I ate a one of those buffet places, but . . .the employee who was cutting steak and other meats for people, I noticed that he was giving his friends huge pieces of meat and me, just a bite or two.

In those days, I had a bad temper. Not to fight, but complain loudly. And I did. The assistant manager came over and without using vulgar words, I told her the truth.

Then the guy came to my table with a plate with a thin slice of meat on it and I said no thanks. We will not bother you anymore. Have a good day.

And never went back.


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

JamaGenee,

You are one sweet and caring lady. And you got ripped for doing this. Sounds like a bad time at a Pizza Hut I had last year. I gave a simple order to a waitress who left to head home without telling me. After two hours I started for the door and the manager asked why. I told him. Did you know that he did NOT offer to GIVE me a pizza?

I was shocked. And never caused a scene for three other families were ripped too.

An "I am sorry" would have helped.

Thanks, sweet friend for your comment.

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