At a seat-yourself restaurant and you sit at the one dirty table when there are clean ones open?
Your server: Hi. Give me a few minutes to get this table cleaned for you.
What he/she is thinking: Dumba$$es! I hate you. I hate you. I hate you.
Got a HUGE social media following or you’re an elite Yelper? We don’t care. Don’t bully your servers/bartenders into getting what you want by threatening them rudely to share your experience to your loyal followers. You may very well be asked to leave the establishment. Besides, what are you- in Jr. high?
A restaurant or a bar messes up on your order or their service? It’s all about appropriate compensation. A lipstick mark on your glass of wine = immediate apology + a full, new, clean glass of wine. It does NOT justify demanding a free bottle of vino. Think we’re joking? Trust us, we’ve seen all kinds of tricks pulled by cheap customers to get free meals and drinks. #DontBeThatGuy #DontBeThatGirl
Sometimes, you might be absolutely right to complain about the service when you go out to eat/drink, because mistakes happen. Most service staff will bend over backwards to make things right. But, if you’re one of those people who finds something wrong every single time you go out, it might be time to rethink your approach towards the wait staff. #RudeCustomers #BeNiceToYourServers
Sometimes, servers want to talk with their customers, but don’t really have the time for it. There might be a ton of other tables or tasks that need their attention. Other times, they may just not be in a chatty mood. Take their lead when engaging in a conversation with them. #PleaseAndThankYou