I am the leader of the server revolution! Taking the power away from the customers and putting it back in the hands of the bartenders and servers. Yelp off!!!
Whenever a customer tells me that they’re ready to order, it usually means that they need another 15 minutes to decide what the hell they want. I can understand being indecisive and having a hard time trying to decide between one or two things, but some people act like they’re picking a college. (thanks Lou Santini.)
And then guests will ask me what I like. I tell them three items that I really enjoy on the menu. Then they ask me about something I didn’t mention. I tell them it’s not in my top three. Now I’m somehow in an argument about why I didn’t mention EVERYTHING on the menu.
Here’s how a conversation went with a table the other night:
Customer: “We’re ready to order.”
Me: “What may I get for you?”
Customer IMMEDIATELY looks back at the menu and says nothing for 2 minutes.
Me: “I’ll give you another moment.”
Customer: “That’s not necessary. I told you that we’re ready to order!”
Me: “Please. What may I get for you.”
Customer: “Don’t start with me. Go to somebody else.”
Me: “I can’t start with somebody else. You’re the only one at the table.”
Until next time… Server’s don’t pay their rent with compliments.
“Bitter. Party of 1? Your table is ready.”