What is your worst experience ever at a restaurant? Service or foodwise?
I worked at a chain restaurant that is famous in college towns known for its "fruit and stinging bugs". One of the other female servers was so angry at a customer that she spit on the dessert. Thankfully she was fired and we all applauded as she stormed out like a child!
A decade ago, we went to a so-called reputed restaurant. The service was disappointing - they served the meals more than an hour late. We ordered the whole fish piece dish and they served meagre portion of minced fish in gravy which shocked me and my family. I and my family were so disappointed that we decided not to visit this place again.
I went with a friend to a serve-yourself Indian restaurant in North London. I eat Indian food all the time, so I know what it's supposed to taste like. This food didn't look so great, but when we tasted it, it was absolutely vile - every dish was luke-warm, either greasy or watery, with a stale, horrible taste, as if it had been sitting there for days quietly congealing. Neither of us could eat it, so I took the worst looking dish to the proprietor and said, "I'm sorry, but I have to complain about this food. It's completely inedible; in fact it's the worst food I've ever tasted." He just looked at me, took a deep breath and said, "Well - that's YOUR opinion!" and walked away!
For some reason, one experience that sticks out in my mind was when my boyfriend and I ate at a chain casual dining restaurant and the first question out of the server's mouth was, "what do you want from the bar?" The only thing was, we were sitting nowhere near the bar and we were both at an age where we rightfully should have been asked for ID for any sort of drink from the bar anyway. It was kind of dubious that she was just assuming we were of legal drinking age (we were) and when we ordered soda she essentially ignored us for the rest of the time we were there. Not a pleasant experience.
I love clam chowder! So, I went to this restaurant with a friend of mine, and she suggested that I try the Oyster Chowder. I assume that it will be like clam chowder, and the oyster would be cut up in piece. The oysters were WHOLE, and gray! I lost my appetite ...... I am not a fan of oyster!
My worst food related experience happened when I was about 10 years old. My parents and their friends decided to have a barbeque. So, naturally I went straight for the chips and dip while i waited for the food to finish cooking. Well, me being me I swallowed a chip unchewed and it got lodged in my throat. I went to the first person I saw which was my brother. I started to wave my arms frantically and point at my throat. Soon he tired of trying to figure out what I was miming and walked away. Desperate, I ran to my mother who had her back to me while she was preparing food. I started to yank on her shirt, she half glanced around and asked me to wait a minute because she was busy (In her defense she was preoccupied and didn't really look around to see what was wrong lol). I gave up trying to get her attention as I was running out of oxygen, and stumbled down the hallway fearing I was going to suffocate and that no one would help me. Then suddenly my father came around the corner. I guess he saw that I was choking on something, because he grabbed me and starting doing the heimlich. Finally, after what seemed like forever that evil chip popped out and I could breathe again. Boy was that an experience! I didn't eat any chips for months lol.
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