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“A Cosmo In One Hand And Filet Mignon In Another”: Rude Karen Won’t Listen To Waiter’s Warning About Rain, Loses The Table For The Whole Group
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“A Cosmo In One Hand And Filet Mignon In Another”: Rude Karen Won’t Listen To Waiter’s Warning About Rain, Loses The Table For The Whole Group

Working in customer service comes with its own difficulties and challenges. Very often those who work in customer service learn more about people from the way they behave and can sometimes predict their next move. It becomes a subtle art to be able to accommodate a client and make them to come back to a certain restaurant or cafe. But this can only be achieved through learning and experience. One Reddit user @iamjayjayisme decided to share a story that happened to him while working as a waiter to show he was able to manage a rude client in a perfect way.

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Working in customer service comes with certain challenges but it teaches us to understand people better

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The narrator started the story by stating that some time ago, he worked in a restaurant where very often, some more “entitled” people would come in. The user also revealed that the restaurant had an outdoor dining area that had an amazing view of the ocean. So very often, people would choose to sit there. Of course, it is a great choice when the weather is nice, but one can never know when rain or a storm might come. Having this in mind, the restaurant workers were prepared for such situations by asking people to switch to indoor tables.

One Reddit user shared his experience with serving a group of entitled people who didn’t agree to switch their table

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The narrator continued the story by stating that he was serving a table outdoors that had 9 guests. These people turned out to be some of those customers who are very demanding and feel that their lack of manners can be replaced by spending the correct amount of money. The weather report showed that there would be rain that day, so having this in mind, the waiter tried to approach one of the guests and ask the whole group to switch tables by going indoors. Despite the fact that almost the whole restaurant was booked, the staff prepared them a table, knowing that any second, rain could come pouring.

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The narrator revealed that in the restaurant where he worked, very often people were asked to switch tables because of the upcoming rain

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At first, the waiter had a hard time catching the customer’s attention. He tried to explain the situation multiple times until she yelled at him that they would deal with the situation themselves. The waiter then realized that there was no reason to proceed with the request, so just took their orders and proceeded with moving other people back to the inside of the restaurant.

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Sometime after, the rain started to pour and all 9 guests took their drinks and went inside to look for a table. However, at this point, everything was fully booked, so they had nowhere to sit. And on top of that, their meals were ready to be served. The woman asked the waiter to find them some seats but none of them were available and this was when he reminded her that she said they would take care of it on their own.

The same thing happened the day the waiter was serving a group of 9 people

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The waiter came to one of the guests to ask her to move from outside to indoors because of upcoming rain

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The situation ended with someone from their group asking to wrap the food to take it out, and so they left the restaurant and their half-full drinks, still hungry, and left. A lot of people online were cracking up at this story, stating that no one should mess with a person that delivers food for you. Users were excited to see some rude and obnoxious people get what they deserve for the way they treat other people.

What do you think about this situation? Don’t forget to leave your thoughts and stories in the comments down below!

After multiple tries to get the woman’s attention, she yelled at him stating that they would deal with the situation themselves

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The narrator had nothing else to do but to take their orders and leave them where they were sitting

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As promised, soon the rain started and the group went back inside, ready to be seated at another table

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However, there were no available tables left, so the woman asked what they should do now and the waiter reminded her that it was their problem now

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The situation ended in the guests leaving the restaurant and taking their food with them

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Zoe's Mom
Community Member
5 months ago

Let's stop calling these situation's Karens. Call them for what they are; Aholes!

over it already
Community Member
5 months ago

Karens are a specific niche group of a-holes, just like 'creeper' is - an apt description. If people really want to stop hearing the term, collective action to stop the behavior is what's needed.

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Memere
Community Member
5 months ago

I'm partly on the side of the server here, but if it had been me, I would have made sure the entire party knew about the approaching storm. Just telling one person who you've assumed is the host is really not professional. When I was waiting tables, I usually moved on from the a**hole person & spoke with the rest of the group.

madbakes
Community Member
5 months ago

I wouldn't have. Yelling and cursing is a hard line for me. If I was at a table and overheard someone I was with speaking to staff like that, I wouldn't have ignored it, even if it was a friend of a friend.

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Mark Karol-Chik
Community Member
5 months ago

I vote we use the name Melania for over the top rude women and Donald for asshat men.

James Ostler
Community Member
5 months ago

Dickish comment. Why not just call all Karen's Mark?

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Robert T
Community Member
5 months ago

Revenge is a dish best served in a cardboard box to a soggy customer. :D

Teresa Antoino
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5 months ago

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Nice comments Robert , you can say that again, I will be glad to take you out for a drink, do you mind if we become friends, your comments got my attention, and I will be glad to have a new friend here, how can we connect, let have fan together lol.

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Ozzie Blackwell
Community Member
5 months ago

You mean "wary" about the weather which means cautious rather than "weary" which means tired

F U
Community Member
5 months ago

Why are you recounting something when you literally say what’s happening in the next image? You need to tell the story twice?

Ein Steinbeck
Community Member
5 months ago

It's hard to keep the facts straight when you're making the whole thing up for internet points.

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Julie C Rose
Community Member
5 months ago

If yank restaurants are capable of “implementing a 20% tip on parties of 8 or more”, why can’t they…oh, forget it.

Devil's Advocate
Community Member
5 months ago

Because it's a good way of the owner paying a crap wage and avoiding taxes

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Flying Captain
Community Member
5 months ago

Reading all the comments I'd go as far as saying Mary Thompson has never worked as a waitress in her life xD Not all rich people act like that and yes I agree that most rich people in Western countries would prefer a more subdued look than the obvious display of richdom in Eastern countries but yes...assholes happen...

Mel Princess
Community Member
5 months ago

Is it just me or was this so poorly written that it was impossible to get through?

Betty Echols
Community Member
5 months ago

I agree. A degree in journalism? I couldn't finish either

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JXXXF
Community Member
5 months ago

I want to know where you can feed 8 people Filed Mignon and only pay $300!

Holly Livingston
Community Member
5 months ago

It was actually 9 people, which comes out to $33 a head. No way you can order a filet, lobster tail, and a cocktail for $33. At least not in this century. Maybe in the 80’s.

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