Working at a restaurant might possibly be one of the hardest jobs around. In addition to the long hours and low pay, waiters and hostesses must also deal with rude, dumb, and ridiculous customers all throughout the day.
Soulless Diner Expects a Discount
"I was working as the duty manager in a steakhouse back in around 1995. We had a packed house and were running around like crazy when one of the waitresses called me over to her table.
"It was a table of four, old mom and dad and their two adult kids. The old guy was having a heart attack. When I got there, I checked his pulse, which was faint and erratic, so I put him flat on the floor. I kept checking for a pulse and felt it fade away, then stop, so I started CPR and heart massage, while telling the waitress to call an ambulance. Obviously, everyone was looking as people do.
"I continued trying to revive him and was joined by an off duty paramedic and between us, we gave him chest compressions and blew into his mouth to keep oxygen circulating. It took about 20 minutes for the ambulance to arrive and during this time we were unable to get his heart going. I knew he was dead, but could not bring myself to tell his wife and kids, so I just kept going with the CPR.
"When the ambulance arrived, they took over and decided to get him onboard and take him to the hospital. His wife and kids got in the ambulance. I was totally shaken up after having this guy literally die in my arms.
"As I walked to the kitchen to take a time out, a fat b*tch from one of the tables nearby stopped me and started complaining that it put her off her meal and ruined her night out. I was seething as she said we should have had some form of portable walls so diners would not have to watch 'that sort of thing.' I could tell she had just thought it would be a good opportunity to get a discount on her bill.
"I was livid and nearly punched her when my boss pulled me away and made me sit outside. I think my parting words were something along the lines of, 'Your f*cking night was ruined? Think about that poor family who have just lost a father, you f*cking slag.' That was the day that I realized some people are just f*cked in the head and lack any compassion or empathy.
"A couple of days later, the daughter came in to tell me her father had passed away and to thank me for my efforts. Damn, I felt so bad for her."
Crazy Woman Performs a Baptism
"I waited on this woman who carried a Bible around with her everywhere and was a general psychopath. She would pee in the booths after drinking literally 15 cups of coffee, scream at waitresses, scream at her reflection in the mirror, scream at the plants - you name it. Everyone would fight over who got stuck waiting on her, and one day, I drew the the short straw and waited on her.
"I took her order and went to put it in the kitchen. I was getting mocking laughs from co-workers. I said something to the effect of, 'Good Lord, tell me about it.' She overheard this and yelled at me saying that the Lord would not save me. Then, she dumped a pitcher of water over my head and told me I was baptized. I go into the bathroom to ring out my hair, and she follows me in, looks me dead in the eyes, and reaches up her dress to get the bloody pad she was wearing, stuck it to the wall and walked out.
"I've seen a lot of f*cked up sh*t waitressing, but that was the only time I was left speechless."
Racist Customer Makes Waitress Cry
"We had a waitress run into the kitchen bawling her eyes out. It took us a few minutes to find out what had happened from her. Apparently, a customer kept telling his son what he wanted, and the son would tell this waitress. When pressed by the waitress why he would not speak to her directly, he told his son to tell her, 'I don't talk to n******.'
"We chased the f*cker out of the place. We wanted to roll him, but he was pretty quick."
Mother Throws a Tantrum in Middle of Restaurant
"I worked at Longhorn a few years back as a server, and we had this one fat b*tch come in with her awful brats every other day. She'd always request my section, as if to punish me for some unknown reason. Every time they came in, she'd first complain about how the booth was too small and how it couldn't seat her oversized 300-pound ass. She always ordered sweet tea, which would never be sweet enough. She'd make ridiculous requests, like wanting me to go lock her car for her, or running to a convenience store next door for her. She'd try and mix meals without having to pay full price for them. She'd always order a steak that was never to her liking.
"One day, she waddled in with her brats. She sat down, ordered her steak, and ate nearly half of it. I come over to check on her, and as she's chewing a piece of this steak, says to me that her steak is sh*t and she wants a refund. I pull a manager over to her, and she goes off, saying, 'I was the worst waitress she's ever had here, her steak was awful, and I was incompetent.'
"My manager, knowing better, tells her that he won't comp the meal. This lady gets irate. She takes all the dishes on the table, starts throwing them on the floor, starts pulling down pictures, and taking swings at us. We called the cops, and she was banned.
"She tried coming back to eat with us on multiple occasions, and she was thrown out every time."