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#106 Panthers_Lover

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 01:26 PM

unless you're in vegas.


You know, there are restaurants in Vegas that aren't buffets ...

http://www.lasvegasr...s.com/top10.cfm

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 01:28 PM

or a cruise ship

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 03:13 PM

Man the servers at Capital Grille are the best. They give you their card and you can request them when you come back. and they all know the wine list and have tried all the wines. It's so damn expensive though.

Anyway i agree mostly its not the servers fault. But some people just aren't cut out for it.

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 05:22 PM

Thanks. I am much more happier without kids. I love my sleep at night, no being fat for 9months, not being able to drink on the weekends I'd miss for 9months, money I'd rather spend on us on a vacation or a bigger tv, etc.


I was the same way until I grew up a little and I don't have a single regret, the only thing I miss is alone time with my wife, but with local in-laws it's not that bad.

There is nothing you could trade me to give back one moment of time with my son, not the three months of daily trips to the NICU, not the night we had to so CPR or anything. I'm young and have only been a parent for just short of two years, but it's hard to imagine that life gets any better than this.

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 05:26 PM

I would trade all the sleep, cars, money, alcohol, and vacations if it meant that nothing bad would ever happen to my daughter and that she lived a long and healthy life.

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 05:27 PM

You know, there are restaurants in Vegas that aren't buffets ...

http://www.lasvegasr...s.com/top10.cfm


Ya umm I've been to vegas about 15 times and have eaten at many of their restaurants. Just saying that their buffets are the best.

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 07:52 PM

So glad you know so much about the service industry. How about you go get a job at Applebee's and Ill come sit in your section tonight, treat you like the way you just spoke of treating your servers and blame everything on you then give you a horrible tip.

I'm sure you would be just as knowledgeable then as you are now.


I didn't treat any servers horrible and I didn't ever blame nor am I blaming EVERYTHING on them. I am saying that MOST things the server can notice *BEFORE* the BRING YOU the problem. It is the GOD'S TRUTH and you know it!!

I am so nice that even times when they don't say they are sorry for a mistake such as when at times they remember all on their own at the table such as "I'll bring you your ranch" and they don't say they are sorry, but I STILL say "THANK YOU", then they still don't apologize, how about that one for ya? You see, that means those times even I couldn't even say what was wrong, they already knew when they got to the table.

At times when they didn't remember, I am mostly all the time nice as pie about a mistake and say thank you when they bring the item back. There have been a few times I lost my cool, but that was because if there were many mistakes that were obvious on the plate, I can tell they didn't try their best or give a care, so that would piss me off that it wasn't really a mistake, but a lack of effort and caring.

I actually know more than most servers do, HONESTLY, I can't tell you the number of times I knew the menu BETTER than they did. That's just for starters. See, when you have it happen to you PERSONALLY, you would do EVERYTHING in your power to try not to that to someone else, of course that's if you are a caring and non-lazy person of course as I am not lazy and I am very caring.

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 07:53 PM

Someone registered just to show how big a douche they are to their servers??

hahaha


NO, I posted to prove the people that have less experience than me as a customer that I know more than they do.

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 07:54 PM

for every time you act like that to a server you earn 10 bad experiences from future servers. Just be patient, it's going to take some time for karma to balance itself out based on your past actions.


what way, what actions?

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 08:00 PM

piggybacking off the chain restaurant thread, how much are you expected to tip wait staff at a buffet style restaurant? No offense to anyone but all they do there is fill the tea glass once or twice. You get your own clean plates and food. I don't feel as if I should tip as much at these places as compared to places I actually get waited on.


I just do a dollar a person for a buffet. WHY?

1. They don't bring you any food.
2. They may or may not refill your glass since usually I find at buffets the glasses are huge.
3. Some places you pay upfront before you eat like Golden corral, some places you pay at the counter afterwards, meaning your server has to come by to give you your check.

I don't count them taking dirty dishes in the tip, because I could care less if they take them or not. I usually sit at a decent size booth or table, so I have enough room to keep the dirty dishes stacked and it doesn't bother me a bit. To me, service is something you benefit from, taking my dirty plates I don't benefit from them doing that in my eyes.

Now at cheap buffets like at CiCi's pizza, I don't tip at all since YOU have to do EVERY SINGLE THING with getting your drinks, you have to order at the counter and pay at the counter, refill your drinks yourself. The only thing they do is take your dirty plates, which as I said, I don't view that as any service in my eyes.

#116 The Saltman

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 08:02 PM

Hey springs are you a panther fan?

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 08:07 PM

I would love to be Springs boss. Cuz i bet she nevers messes up...ever

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 08:08 PM

I have waited tables before and treat all my servers like gold, even when things go wrong, because I know how tough the job is.


While the job IS VERY HARD, I am having more servers time and time again at even different restaurants out of state out of town, etc. or restaurants we have never been to before even, servers that just don't try their best. I am finding more and more servers being very lazy. Things such as one waiter once we had that we had only got an appetizer and some drinks as a snack type of outing in the middle of a Saturday afternoon. The waiter didn't write it down and I only added a side of ranch even. He comes with a tray with food(it's not busy keep this in mind), he hands us a side of beans and a side of rice when we ordered quesadillas. When he handed us our real order from the tray, he forgot the ranch(OF COURSE). See, he was too lazy to write it down. He was too lazy to compare the ticket since he didn't write it down. He was too lazy to compare which table had which items. I am finding more and more stupid, lazy ass servers like that. THAT is the type of servers I hate, despised, loathe. Whatever happened to hard working people? I know they do have some out there, because we have had many, but WHY are these type of lazy people exists? They only make $2.13/hr, you would THINK it would be some type of INCENTIVE? It seems a lot of servers like that feel they are ENTITLED to that tip no matter HOW they treat you or how lazy they get.

#119 The Saltman

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 08:09 PM

In one year how many times have you eaten at a restaurant springs?

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 08:09 PM

Hey springs are you a panther fan?


No, sorry to say, I am SAINTS FAN!! I live in Louisiana. I hope we go to the superbowl for the 2nd time this year.


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