Comment from waitress - so stupid it\'s funny.....

Posted on: Sun, 04/08/2001 - 12:43pm
LisaG's picture
Joined: 07/19/2000 - 09:00

pTook the boys to a local dive and asked the usual questions - including "what kind of oil do you cook in?" The waitress goes away from the table, comes back and tells us "COOKING OIL"!!!! No kidding - I thought it was motor oil......../p

Posted on: Mon, 04/09/2001 - 9:25am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Just goes to show you, it really DOES take all kinds... [img][/img]
Sheesh, I'm glad she clarified that. All this time I was thinking they used a Nut-Scented Bath Oil and THAT'S why we had to avoid the oil... [img][/img]

Posted on: Thu, 04/12/2001 - 12:31pm
KarenT's picture
Joined: 10/30/1999 - 09:00

This reminds me of a time when our family went on a holiday. We stopped at one restaurant within a tourist site. We asked what kind of oil they use for their french fries. The waitress said "oh yes it has nuts in it because it was called granola oil." My husband and I had never heard of granola oil before and tried to tell the lady it might be canola oil. She insisted she was right until my husband went into the kitchen with her and read the container to her. It was canola oil no nuts involved!

Posted on: Thu, 04/12/2001 - 1:59pm
Joined: 03/17/2001 - 09:00

ROFL!!! Karen and Lisa!!! Thanks, I needed that! Gives new meaning to "blow in her ear...Thanks for the refill"

Posted on: Thu, 04/12/2001 - 9:55pm
ImStillSharon's picture
Joined: 02/28/2001 - 09:00

LOVE these "Stupidisms"!!!!!!
When I was booking a flight, I carefully explained that I am PA and would need to let the stewardess know about my EpiPen and how to use it should something happen. The person on the other end was very helpful and asked me to explain about the allergy and what other precautions I take.
After a long chat she told me that I should never leave the house without my "insulin" because it's waaaaaaaaay too dangerous!!!!!!
She was so sincere that I had to wait until I hung up to laugh!

Posted on: Fri, 04/13/2001 - 1:35pm
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

At the risk of being ridiculed, I must defend waitresses and restaurants in general.
First of all, I wonder how many of you have ever worked in a restaurant?
I wait on between 80 and 100 people everyday!
I knew nothing about allergies until I almost lost my child to peanut allergy at 16 months of age. I, of course then educated myself with everything I could get my hands on.
I have worked in the same place for 13 years. I have trained over 500 employees.
Most of them don't give a shit about anything but making money and getting out of there. Unfortunately, that applies to many things nowadays. How many times have you gotten home from the store and are missing things you paid for, or get home from a fast food place and are missing half of your order.
In this day and age not many people still want to do service jobs like waitressing.
We have so many young people that are only concerned with what they are doing that night for excitement, that they can't be bothered by any serious issues. But, if noone of any caring nature wants to do this 2.50 an hour job then what else can they do?
We rely solely on our tips. You have to be a diplomat, a nurse, a mom, a friend, a food connoisseur, and fast as your legs can take you, because everyone reminds you they are hungry, and everone is late to where they are going, as if that is my fault! Get up earlier or go to McDonalds! Your hungry? What did someone else say "duh"!
I have had many patrons with food allergies, and I do everything I can to make sure they are safe. I get the ingredients from the container, I let them talk to the chef, and if I feel there is any slightest chance of cross-contamination, I tell them not to order that item.
You will never find in any walk of life, find a place where people always care. How many have been misdiagnosed by a doctor, left to die in an emergency room?
How many have taken in their car and gotten ripped off by a mechanic?
Like I said, in all walks of life there are those who just shouldn't be in their particular position!
I work very hard, and take pride in my job! 95% of my customers are the absolute greatest, but that remaining 5% forget that I am also a person with feelings, a mom, a wife, a sister, and a daughter.
Sometimes I can't even go to the restroom for hours, or eat because I am so busy and I will never neglect my people!
I try not to judge anyone unless I can walk that mile in their shoes!
Try this line of work once, it's a real education!
P.S. here is an example of a what I deal with; yesterday a woman entered the restaurant, asked where the restroom is. She came back out and asked for a newspaper. We gave her one someone else left behind. She went back into the restroom and shit on the floor on that paper, and left again! Who cleans that up? Would you?

Posted on: Fri, 04/13/2001 - 2:15pm
Joined: 03/17/2001 - 09:00

excuse me TJ PJ there is no need for the crude talk. They were merely pointing out the misunderstanding not that they were inept waitresses. It is only what they said. It could have been anyone it just happened to be waitresses. Please clean up the talk on this board thankyou. My 8 year old sometimes comes in here with me and I don
't want him to read that nonsense. Much appreciated

Posted on: Fri, 04/13/2001 - 2:18pm
Joined: 03/17/2001 - 09:00

oh and yes by the way I did have to clean up "stuff". Someone messed the stairs leading to our storage basement. 5 steps of doo. I am a Dental Hygienist and I cleaned it up. It was not beneath me to do it. Is anyone else above it!?

Posted on: Fri, 04/13/2001 - 2:18pm
Sue's picture
Joined: 02/13/1999 - 09:00

T.J. & P.J.
Thanks for the chuckle.
I was a waitress for years. I can relate to what you are saying. Yes, you are under paid. Because I was a waitress, I have a good understanding of how you have to depend on your tips and not your salary.
I waited on some odd people, but your story about the lady and the newspaper takes the prize. No, I don't want to walk a mile in her shoes before I judge her as one of those people that are a few bricks short. She could have escaped from somewhere [img][/img]
I want you for my waitress the next time I go to a restaurant - do you live in Arizona?
Thanks for sharing and reminding me of the hard work that dealing with the public is.
You sound like a caring person with a good sense of humor!!
Sue in Sunny Arizona

Posted on: Fri, 04/13/2001 - 2:36pm
LisaG's picture
Joined: 07/19/2000 - 09:00

T.J. & P.J. - I wasn't bashing waitresses at all, it just happened to be a waitress who made the comment to me - and it was a stupid comment - whether it came from a waitress, relative, friend, or whatever. The fact that she was a waitress had nothing to do with it. As for what your "customer" did, I think she was probably commitable. Oh, and yes, I clean up "stuff" - I'm a nurse.....also not paid enough for what I do.....I've had patients "potty" in the bed DELIBERATELY - because it was "easier than getting up to go the bathroom"!!!!
I do realize that I couldn't be a waitress too - I couldn't keep that many things straight in my head at once [img][/img]

Posted on: Mon, 04/16/2001 - 12:52am
Laura C's picture
Joined: 03/03/2001 - 09:00

Lisa G,Karen and Sharon thanks for making my day. I think that is the first time I have laughed in the past three years in regards to PNA.While reading I was thinking to myself if someone could post one of these "Stupidism's" a day it would be great.What a stress reducer.To T.J AND P.J. Mom I don't think you should take this so personally.Unfortunatly there are many people in this world that don't realize there are people who actually enjoy and take pride in their occupation.I am a registered nurse and I have seen,smelled,cleaned and dealt with things I don't believe I am able to print here.The point I believe was to make us laugh and not at any ones expense.I've heard many "Stupidism's" about nurses and do not take offense because I know what type of nurse I am.So if anyone out there has one go ahead I'm sure I'll need another on by tomorrow!


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