Customers who are real jerks
Posted 18 June 2002 - 05:30 AM
After eating a meal I've prepared for them, my friends often say "you should open a restaurant." Aside from the fact that I would not want to destroy my love for cooking by doing it for a living, I could not deal with the assholes that I know populate the business (as they do much of life). Twenty years in the ad agency business I could barely contain my disdain for clients who acted like pricks. The stories Basil Dog tells of the way some customers behave, I would have trouble keeping from dumping the table on their laps and throwing them out the door. Can you just shrug it off and say as long as they pay the bill I'll take the money and ignore them? I couldn't possibly. Preparing and serving food for someone is such an intimate act, I only do it for people I really like. How do you deal with the anger you must feel when confronted by this element?
Posted 18 June 2002 - 08:10 AM
Again, sorry to butt in
Posted 18 June 2002 - 08:27 AM
"Behold, I teach you the ubermunch. The ubermunch is the meaning of the earth. Let your will say: the ubermunch shall be the meaning of the earth!" -Fritzy N.
"It's okay to like celery more than yogurt, but it's not okay to think that batter is yogurt."
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Posted 19 June 2002 - 08:08 PM
Posted 20 June 2002 - 06:53 AM
Hand comes down on shoulder from behind.
Me: "That's it. Get the fuck out. Now."
Me: " Shut the fuck up you yellow mutt cocksucker."
Customer then forcibly spun around, frog-marched to the door, a solid push across the sidewalk.
Me: "And stay out!"
Naturally, I apologized to the ladies for my language and bought them dessert.
Posted 20 June 2002 - 01:33 PM
isn't that how "Law and Order" started last week?
-ripped from the headlines inc.
Posted 20 June 2002 - 05:25 PM
Can i just say how much i enjoyed your books.One thing i noted was your impression of British chefs not lending stuff to rivals when they are in the shit.This may be true in London, but everywhere i have worked, we have lent and borrowed on a regular basis.I'd hate you think we were all selfish bastards.
Thanks for doing such a great job with this Q+A session, much appreciated