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When I go up to a table with a real smile on my face, happy to serve them, why do they give the rudest and nastiest responses ever? I get regulars who do this all the time. There is no possible way they've been having a bad day everyday. And if they were, why take it out on me? I'm only 16, and I have 50 year olds acting more immature then my 10 month old little brother! Why can't people be nice? Don't they know I am the one handling their food. I'm not the kind of person to spit in it or anything, but if I was, so many people would be eating my saliva!
morlaqueen morlaqueen 16-17, F 16 Answers Jun 29, 2011

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People can be petty, some just like to abuse anyone they have any kind of power over.<br />
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BUT, look at it this way, you only have to deal with these creeps for one meal, they have to live with themselves their entire lives.<br />
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Think of your nice customers when you get a nasty one. I love to over-tip because it makes me feel good to know that you folks don't expect it. I also don't often dress too high-class when I go out for a meal, so the tip is usually that much more unexptected.<br />
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Forget about the rude creeps, it says far moer about them than it does you.

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Chin up sweetie, it has absolutely nothing to do with you. You must be doing a fabulous job and your customers are just insecure p r i c k s. It's not about having a bad day or not (some one having a bad day is no excuse to act like a ******), it's about general decency or courtesy that their parents forgot to teach them and it's something that they didn't pick up along the way. Anyone with 2 cents worth of class would never undermine someone serving them or assisting them, it's just plain wrong.<br />
Where I come from, waitresses are usually hospitable but I have come across a few who think they're doing me a favour by taking my order. Nonetheless I shrug it off because it's unpleasant to be mean.

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Tonight I almost cried because a customer was so rude to me. I am such a nice person I was doing everything that I could. I kept on getting triple sat and they think they are the only one in the damn resturant! They ordered wine and the bartender was so busy that it was taking a while a walked back to the table and the guy in his late 60's says to me what are you forgetting and I said your wine will be out soon I keep on checking blah blah blah, he rolled his eyes all most every time I would walk over there and ask a normal question. After everything he didnt want to pay for his meal! There was nothing wrong the bill was 80.00 he tiped me 3.00!!! I am in college paying my bills. That is not ok. :(

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I don't really mind if the waitress smiles or not but if she does, I will return the favour. If these customers never smile back they must be ******** or dislike you for some reason.

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sometimes they deserve it , yet the wait staff probably still ***** and spit in the food . how many of you know someone that brags about how great they do their job but everyone else knows they suck at it ? just sayin....

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Some people are ungrateful and think they're entitled to be waited on.

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I agree that members of the public can be read. If you do service work you are considered lesser than others. Working as a cleaner i get looked down at a lot. Try to ignore and remember you just do it for the money.

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People are a**holes and the more time goes on, the worse it gets. The best thing to do is to kill them with kindness.

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You could walk up to the table and say,treat me nice and maybe I will smile more.Be up front with them some like it when you kid with them.

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Because they're ********. Don't take it personally. Some people just don't know what good manners are.

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Because they have't worked in the business. They have no clue how much dumb **** you deal with at every table but have to smile and act nice, not stab them.

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