I honestly believe that everyone should either work in retail or the food industry at least once in their life. I started in high school working at a movie theater, then throughout college and after I worked at a few restaurants. I both loved and hated my serving jobs. While some guests totally appreciate you waiting of them for a meal; their are others that could care less. Like every job there are things people do that drive us nuts.
So, what are the things that guests do that drive servers mad? Well, a bunch of them have shared their biggest pet peeves with Buzzfeed, and after reading them you may change your dining out habits for good.
Restaurant server pet peeves include:
“One thing that never fails to be annoying is when a guest orders a steak rare and sends it back for being undercooked. Even worse, they’ll order it well-done and send it back because it’s too chewy. Know your meat, people!”
“It’s annoying when people make their server take multiple trips back and forth because they don’t order everything at the same time. If you know you like ketchup, ranch, hot sauce, and more ranch, please ask for it all at once.”
“Literally nothing irritates me more than when people snap at me. I’m not your dog or your servant. Do not snap at me.”
“It’s annoying when customers sit at my table for hours after they’ve finished eating. When you don’t leave my table, no one else can sit there, so I’m losing money.”
“Please stop stacking your dirty dishes and silverware on top of one other. I have to use my fingers to fish out your dirty knife covered in used ketchup. I know you think you’re helping, but you aren’t.”
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