15 Times Customers Were Unclear About their Food Allergies
Confessions from Servers
1. I CAN’T HAVE EGGS!
Customer: Excuse me! You told me this didn’t have egg in it!
Me: that’s right sir, it definitely doesn’t
Customer: well I’m having an allergic reaction so it must have egg in it!
Me: oh my god I’m so sorry, I don’t know what to say because there is no egg in that dish! Chef, there’s no egg in that satay right?
Chef: no egg!
Customer: it must do because i can feel my throat swelling!
Me: I’m really sorry I don’t understand, I mean unless you’re allergic to peanuts too-
Customer: yes i have a nut allergy
Customer: I’m allergic to nuts as well
Me: …satay is peanut sauce
Customer: WELL HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO KNOW THAT???
(via @12pillows on Reddit)
2. IT’S YOUR JOB TO ASK ME ABOUT MY ALLERGIES, NOT MINE TO TELL YOU.
Why do people fail to notify servers of serious nut allergies!??
I had a similar experience where a guest was ADAMANT that there be no celery in her salad, despite us not even having celery in the building. All good, no celery, check on her half way through the meal and everything is still cool. I come to clear the plates and ask her if she wants the 90% of her salad that she hasn’t eaten packed up and she goes off that I didn’t ask her if she was allergic to nuts because there were almonds on the salad. ON. THE TOP. The same almonds that are not only listed beneath that very item you pointed to when ordering but also conveniently pictured in the menu on top of the salad!
To top it off her idiot husband backed her up in saying that I should have asked her what she was allergic to in addition to celery. Oh yeah, I’ll get right on that and fit in into the spiel I have to give to my 50+ tables every night. Sure.
(via @MasquedPlaty on Reddit)
3. MACADAMIA NUT COOKIE REFUND
I once had someone wanting to exchange a macadamia cookie that they had bought because they have a nut allergy and they started having a reaction when they started eating it. I was dumbfounded. They apparently didn’t know macadamia was a nut and didn’t see the writing on the macadamia label that says “made with coconut” so it has two different types of nuts in it.
(via @llDurbinll on Reddit)
4. POTASSIUM ALLERGY
I had a women tell me she had a potassium allergy (wtf!?!) and wanted to know what meals we had that were the lowest in potassium… I remember chef’s face when I went back to the kitchen to ask. She expected US to know what foods were lowest in it and got super frustrated I didn’t just know off the top of my head. Be responsible about your allergies people!
(via @MoodyChurchill on Reddit)
5. THE PIZZA EATER WITH CELIAC DISEASE
I work at a pizza place and we get [customers with] celiac [disease] come in all the time who literally can’t breathe the air around pizza dough. One lady asked if we could clean our pizza oven. The giant oven. That pizza is constantly moving through. During the lunch rush.
(via @ydneyqw on Reddit)
6. (DEATHLY) ALLERGIC TO SHRIMP BUT EATS AT A SEAFOOD RESTAURANT
“Deathly allergic to shrimp, left epi-pen at home” (But decided to eat at a chain seafood restaurant…) I literally had a customer say this to me when I approached the table… why in the fuck are you risking your life on purpose? Why are you suicidal and making it my problem?
Then the suicidal diner bitched on an online survey because someone brought a shrimp appetizer too close to the table and she broke out in hives. Instead of laughing at how dumb this broad was, my manager put her review on a bulletin board for all to read and take seriously. Wtf.
(via @lurkerinrage on Reddit)
7. I’M ALLERGIC TO TOMATOES BUT I MUST HAVE THEM!
I had a lady come into my sandwich shop the other day and order a sandwich with tomato. As I was making it she said she was really allergic to tomato but she wanted something to make it taste alright. I purposely left it out. How stupid can people be?
(via @celebi123 on Reddit)
8. SHRIMP ALLERGY BUT I LOVE THEM!
I saw this happen the other day. I was at Joe’s crab shack and a fire truck shows up. A bunch of firemen and emts run inside and stabilize this poor girl. Her mom’s words were ” I mean sometimes she breaks out when she eats shrimp but never like this, she just really loves popcorn shrimp.” This level of stupid I truly can’t makeup.
(via @pandadentist on Reddit)
9. ALLERGIC TO SHRIMP BUT NOT CRIPSY SHRIMP
I had a guy and his wife order coconut shrimp. He goes, “Can you make sure they cook it extra crispy, I am allergic but when it’s overcooked, I usually don’t break out.”
(via @cjfray96 on Reddit)
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