Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Please write my order down.

I was going to wait until tomorrow to post about this but Chad thinks it's hilarious and thought I should post it tonight.

I have ZERO patience for servers who don't write my order down. After SEVERAL experiences at restaurants with servers not writing down what I order, if they ask what we would like to order and they don't have a pen and paper handy, I ask them to write it down. They ALL tell me that they have never messed up an order. My response is "my orders always get screwed up, even if the server tells me that". If they're a smart-ass and don't want a good tip, then they say "have I been your server before?" I tell them that it doesn't matter and I ask them to write it down anyway. There have been a few occasions where even those meals have been messed up. I know I'm a picky eater, there's never anything simple about my order. Or Chad's. For example, if a piece of tomato ends up in Chad's mouth and he realizes it, he's likely to puke. Seriously. I'm not joking. So, when we ask for no tomatos, we mean it.

And now on to the reason I'm writing this blog...

There's an Applebees that's about a mile and a half away from our house and there's a server there named Orlando who is awesome. We've had him as our server several times before and he always does a great job. A long time ago, I asked him to write our order down (probably the first time that we had him) and he's done it ever since then so I never thought about it again. He's always on the ball. Tonight, he came over to our table, greeted us and took our order... writing everything down, without me asking. He got the order perfect. While we were eating, Chad started kind of laughing to himself and I was out of the loop. He had watched our server go over to another table, greet the guy, take his order and not write anything down. We noticed that he did this to two other tables after that, but not us. Hmph.

So, I pretty much came to the conclusion that I'm one of those types of people that you will always remember. Do you know the other name for this type of person? A b*tch.

I don't think that's a good thing.


Sally said...

Nothing wrong with being a B*tch. At least Orlando is smart enough to remember you and write down your order so you don't rip him a new one...I've seen you in action and all I can say is...I wouldn't want to mess with you, you know how to get things done! :)

Sally said...

Oh take after your ole' mom!

Amanda West said...

lol... thanks Mom... you're a whole lot nicer than me though!! I'm ok as long as you don't mess with my money or my food. ESPECIALLY when I'm pregnant. ;o) (Oh, and the a/c temperature for the next couple weeks too.)