From renstarx: Chinese & American food hamburger...?
From NY Daily News:
A ditzy diner is in deep truffle trouble after mistakenly taking a bite out of a $750 chunk of the pricey delicacy that she thought had been a free sample.
The woman was walking through Washington D.C.'s upmarket Equinox restaurant when she spotted the valuable white Alba fungi under a glass dome, reports the Washington Post.
Thinking it was a sample, she took a silver dollar-sized nibble before ditching the remainder on her bread plate.
The astonishing blunder came to light minutes later when restaurant co-owner Ellen Kassoff Gray clocked the half-eaten delicacy discarded on the customer's table.
To add insult to injury, the unidentified woman told Kassoff Gray she hadn’t even liked the truffle’s flavor.
Kassoff Gray took the remainder of the gourmet foodstuff over to her husband and co-owner chef Todd Gray.
"He said, 'That's a $300 bite!' It was one of the costs we had to eat, literally," she added.
Luckily for the customer, Kassoff Gray decided not to charge the diner for her costly accident.
The glass case had been set up to promote the restaurant's vegan brunch buffet - which offered truffle shavings for a $20 surcharge.
From Daily Mail:
A single mother working as a waitress in Virginia got the Christmas gift of a lifetime on Thursday when a customer tipped her $1,200 on a $128 tab.
Server Megan Asadi at The Virginia Kitchen in Herndon, Virginia received a 946 per cent cash tip from kind diners who wished to remain anonymous.
The Good Samaritans who left the generous tip have a website called tipbombs.com and they leave a momentous tip to an unsuspecting server annually and post the story on their site.
Asadi was going to take Thursday off but luckily she didn't and was able to walk out $1,200 richer.
'I wanted to get off today, but....' she told FOX laughing in disbelief about her good fortune.
The single mother of two teenagers moved from Iran to America five years ago. She says she plans on spending her money on her daughters for holiday gifts.
'I'm going to surprise them,' she told Fox.
'Take them to the mall and tell them, "Buy everything you want."'
This isn't the first time the tip bombers have surprised a lucky server. Last year they left a waiter with just a bit more than $1,400.
This story was originally posted on: June 22, 2011
Okay, SO, hi. I haven't died, if anyone was wondering. Today has been... well, interesting to say the least.
It's about the first full week of summertime and holy CRAP has it been crazy. But today, thus far, has been the worst. The thing is, I spent the morning opening on register at Nugget Stand in Fantasyland. Decent amount of people, whatever. Pretty much a normal day.
But then, about noon or shortly thereafter, something happens.
THE POWER GOES OUT!
But not for us. No, that wouldn't be interesting at all, just boring. The big restaurant in the area loses power, as well as the two rides closest to it.
Now, the only place to get a hot meal in the entire LAND is our tiny little nugget stand.
And it's the middle of lunchtime.
To say we got SLAMMED is an understatement of the highest caliber, and we only had three registers open. We sold enough chicken to shame the Colonel in a heartbeat. Plenty of register lines and all that.
I'm going pretty fine and helping this guests when all of a sudden, this British lady (with what I think is a harelip) walks up, about 10 feet away from me at a VERY BUSY RESTAURANT and says something with a VERY heavy accent.
I don't understand her, so I say "I'm sorry, I don't understand."
She repeats herself, just as unintelligible as before.
Again: "Sorry ma'am, I don't understand."
And, a third time, we repeat the cycle.
Eventually, she joins the rest of my line and finally gets up to order. I take her order, everything's fine, when suddenly:
DID SHE JUST CALL ME RETARDED? Bitch, what the FUCK is wrong with you? I go to school full time for Information Technology, I've got STRAIGHT A'S IN CALCULUS.
I've been in advanced classes all my life, and goddammit I won Jeopardy twice. Thankfully, the lady behind me, after she walked off, said "Don't worry. I was right next to her, with no machinery and sound going on, and I couldn't understand what the fuck she said either."
It made me laugh a little.
Beyond that, though, the rest of the day, while busy, was great, and there were generally good and patient guests, including the family that owned and ran their own restaurant and gave me plenty of reassurance that I was doing a great job despite the stress. Hopefully the generally good vibe amongst the guests lasts.
Until next time, have a magical day!
This story was originally posted on: April 28, 2011
First off, the Spaced:
I was over behind the tea cups and having a decently good time. A lady walked up, and asked me an innocently enough where Pirates of the Caribbean is. Okay, no problem.
So here's what follows:
MM: "No problem! It's over in Adventureland." *points towards Adventureland and is about
to say more when...*
SL(Spaced Lady):"Oh, so it's not in the Magic Kingdom?"
I was literally dumbfounded at that and merely responded "No ma'am, it's here. Adventureland is just another section of the park."
I don't remember if she had a first time visit button on, but I've seriously NEVER had someone think that Adventureland is not in the park.
Secondly... Let's go with the Stupid:
I'm at our stand that now sells chicken nuggets amongst other things and one of our new menu options is a kid's meal PBJ. The kid's meal comes with: two sides (grapes, apple slices, cookies, or jell-o) and a drink. OH, and a side note: we only sell potato chips, NOT FRENCH FRIES.
I had a couple come up and begin to order, two chicken nuggets, whatever. But then the Dumb Lady (DL) and her significant other add a PBJ to the order. Enter scene:
MM: "Okay, would you like the meal or the sandwich?"
DL: "The meal. Can I get that with fries?"
MM: "No ma'am. There aren't any fries. You get two sides: apples, grapes, cookie, or jell-o."
DL: "Okay." *ponders menu* "How about carrot cake?" *note: the cake and chips alone are listed directly beneath the PBJ*
MM: "No ma'am. You get two sides: apples, grapes, cookie, or jell-o."
MM: *HEADREGISTER* "No ma'am. Apples, grapes, cookie, or jell-o."
Seriously. THREE. GOD. DAMN. TIMES.
AND THEY WOUND UP CANCELING THEIR ORDER ANYWAY. FUCKING FUCK FUCKERS.
Also, I had some dude order, and he has change, but it's not enough to cover the change on the order. But he has a ten.
He asks me if I can cover his change from my till. He isn't going to get a mountain of change, so I say no and go to give him the change.
And I swear, he has aviators on and he gives me the BIGGEST FUCKING STINK EYE as I give him his bills and TWO COINS worth of change.
Seriously, why do some people act as if getting change is a sin against God/FSM/Lady Gaga? It's part of my job, as a cashier, to GET YOU QUICK CHANGE. Deal with it.
AND LASTLY, the GODDAMN CRAZY:
Thankfully this story did NOT happen to me, but the result is awesome, and the manager that this happens to deserves an RBA. (Note: They get one!)
It was at the nugget stand. One lady orders from this older guy. She gets the order, pays him, gets the change, all is well and good.
Well, obviously not, or I wouldn't be writing about it. She comes back, ranting and raving, that the cashier guy didn't give her the change.
Cashier guy, calmly, gets AwesomeManager, who comes by and does and audit on the spot.
End of story, right?
WRONG! THIS FUCKING LADY starts SCREAMING and SWEARING in the middle of fucking fantasyland that she didn't get her goddamn change and takes her water bottle and shakes it at CashierGuy and AwesomeManager, gets water everywhere, trashes the counter, and throws her water bottle to the ground and stomps out.
One of my supervisors wound up trailing her so that she could be found. Disney Security
showed up to the stand, I direct her to AwesomeManager, and the two disappear.
I wound up finding out that AwesomeManager and the security guard wound up EJECTING THAT CRAZY BITCH FROM THE MAGIC KINGDOM. She was escorted from property, and miraculously went along with it without much of a struggle.
All in all, it was an interesting spring break/pre-Easter week at the Kingdom. Summer's coming though, and from the looks of things, I'll be getting a LOT more stories to share.
Until next time, be safe, may your lines be free of crustys, and have a magical day!
I have been at a restaurant where it had been crazy busy and the waitress tried to do damage control: "Sorry about the wait. We are a bit backed up."
I actually told her if it was okay, I just needed my drink and they could bump my order to be one of the last ones since I didn't need to be anywhere that day.
She was quite surprised to say the least. She told the cooks the same thing. I had a book by my fave author (Sherrilyn Kenyon) so I was good.
It started to slow down and then I got my order. It was great food. Always has always will be, they have the best cooks there.
I finished up and then the waitress came back with a dessert that I did not order and said, "Thank you for being so patient! This is on the house."
Once finished I went up to pay for my meal and drink and I found out that my meal had been completely comped from the manager!
I figured that the meal would have cost me about $30, so I asked the manager, "Does the wait-staff share tips with the cooks?" he said 'yes'.
He said, "Yes."
I always tip at least 20%; I was raised like that. I had $60 cash on me and gave it to the manager to give to the waitstaff and cooks.
I went back to that restaurant about two years later, (I moved and came back) and the same people were still working there and they remembered me! It was awesome! I started going there so much that I was unofficially family. Its to the point that we all know each other's birthdays and hang out afterwards and our kids all play together. :D
I used to, and still do, tell people to go there. It is the best!
From Daily Mail:
A 54-year-old man convicted of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old boy in Ohio has been caught working as a Santa Claus at a Texas McDonald's.
Norman Burbank was sentenced to 12 years prison for the 1992 rape of the child, but recently moved to Baytown, east of Houston.
On Saturday police received an anonymous tip the sex offender was acting as Santa Claus at the fast food restaurant and had children in his lap, according to Click 2 Houston, along with a photo of him taken on a cell phone.
However, after being arrested and detained by police, Burbank was let go, after authorities determined he had not violated any laws by putting on the red suit.
Unless a sex offender is on parole or probation that that stipulates they stay away from children under 17, it isn't against the law to have dealings with children.
'What's right isn't always legal,' legal analyst Brian Wice told the station.
'And what's legal isn't always right.'
Local police seemed just as surprised.
'Him putting on a Santa Claus costume and having children in his lap, however unsettling that is for parents to hear, it was not a violation of Texas law,' Eric Freed from the Baytown Police Department told Click 2 Houston.
Burbank was approached by the news outlet at his home.
He answered the door to the camera crew, but told them he had no comment about his detainment or his job.
The McDonald's store released a statement about the incident.
However it remains unclear whether any background checks were done before Burbank was assigned the job.
'We take this matter very seriously as the safety of our guests are our top priority,' the statement said.
'We are looking into the situation and gathering all the evidence.'
Under Texas law, there are only a handful of jobs that registered sex offenders are legally not allowed to perform.
They are limousine and bus driver, taxi cab driver and amusement park operator.