Annoying Things Customers Do That Waiters Hate The Most

Annoying Things Customers Do That Waiters Hate The Most

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While it may not be obvious at first, the mindless service drones who bring you food at restaurants actually have thoughts and feelings. Here are the most annoying things customers do that waiters hate the most.

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Asking Which Customer They Recommend

Asking Which Customer They Recommend

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Their taste may not match yours, so instead of putting them on the spot, make up your own mind about who in the dining room seems cool and might make a good friend.

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Tipping

Tipping

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Typically, waiters deeply resent the implication that their supervisors aren’t compensating them generously.

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Bringing Your Own Busboy

Bringing Your Own Busboy

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Waiters and busboys often have a rapport that allows them to work a dining area efficiently, a relationship that gets thrown off when customers bring someone from home to clear off tables.

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Asking Them To Skip The Specials

Asking Them To Skip The Specials

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Remember, your server is pursuing a career in acting, so just let them have this.

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Using Your Dirty Plates For Skeet Shooting

Using Your Dirty Plates For Skeet Shooting

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Hurling your plates into the sky and exploding them with a rifle creates more of a cleanup for the waitstaff than you may expect.

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Leaving Entire Portions of Place Mat Uncolored

Leaving Entire Portions of Place Mat Uncolored

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Your waiter went through all the effort of bringing crayons to the table, so the least you could do is attempt the word puzzles or put a pair of shades on the cartoon sun.

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Asking If They’d Like To Join The Mile High Club

Asking If They’d Like To Join The Mile High Club

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If you insist on sexually harassing the waitstaff, at least make it context-appropriate.

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Five Hours Of Uninterrupted Slurping

Five Hours Of Uninterrupted Slurping

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Whether it’s a bowl of soup or strand of spaghetti, your waiter doesn’t want to hear you slurp away for five hours straight.

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Asking If God Exists, Why Does He Allow Children To Be Hurt?

Asking If God Exists, Why Does He Allow Children To Be Hurt?

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Waiters simply do not have time to ponder such philosophical questions, especially during peak hours when maybe you can get away with a yes-or-no query like, “Is free will an illusion?”

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Holding Entire Restaurant Hostage At Gunpoint

Holding Entire Restaurant Hostage At Gunpoint

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Everyone has seen Pulp Fiction, nobody will think you’re being edgy or cool for doing this.

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Legally Adopting Them

Legally Adopting Them

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Just because every server needs a strong parental figure in their life doesn’t mean it should be you.

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Making Them Test For Poison

Making Them Test For Poison

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If you suspect the chef has a vendetta against you and has sprinkled cyanide into your food, the least you could do is bring someone along to take that bullet for you.

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Snapping Your Fingers At Them When You’re Choking

Snapping Your Fingers At Them When You’re Choking

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Don’t hail your waiter like they’re some kind of servant. Be patient as you wait for them to come over and dislodge a cherry tomato from your windpipe.

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Failing To Fully Materialize Before Entering The Restaurant

Failing To Fully Materialize Before Entering The Restaurant

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Waiters are busy people with any number of tasks while on shift, so the last thing they want to do is to mop up your ectoplasmic goo at the hostess stand before seating you.

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Eating Most Of Your Fork Before Requesting A New One

Eating Most Of Your Fork Before Requesting A New One

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You weren’t satisfied with your utensil, but instead of sending it back right away, you somehow managed to bite off about five inches of it.

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Not Leaving an Unexpected $10,000 Tip So They Can Finally Quit This Shitty Gig

Not Leaving an Unexpected $10,000 Tip So They Can Finally Quit This Shitty Gig

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It’s the least you could do.

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Telling Them You Used to Work in a Restaurant

Telling Them You Used to Work in a Restaurant

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They know, they can see the cattle brand on your cheek.

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Forgetting To Loosen Your Belt, Slap Your Distended Belly, And Bellow “Big Bruce Gonna Sleep Well Tonight!”

Forgetting To Loosen Your Belt, Slap Your Distended Belly, And Bellow “Big Bruce Gonna Sleep Well Tonight!”

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This gesture may not mean much to you, but every diner that fails to do it will count against a server on their next employee evaluation.

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Taking A Dip In The Chocolate Fountain

Taking A Dip In The Chocolate Fountain

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While stripping nude and hopping in may seem totally harmless, you’re not the one who has to clean up all the chocolate footprints.

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Eat

Eat

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It’s pretty disgusting watching you eat, and the waiters definitely agree. Maybe just do that at home.

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