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Waiters/Waitresses/Baristas Share Their Unexpected Overheards

Waiters, waitresses, and baristas are sharing their unexpected overheards that they've experienced while working on the job. Nothing quite like just trying to muddle through your work day, while you're also playing third party to what could be the ending of a relationship, or some other kind of emotional blowup between a couple people eating a meal. 

Waiters and waitresses describe overheards they had while working, that they felt they shouldn't have heard | reddit posted by jacobr1020 eating at restaurant one day and boyfriend proposed his girlfriend very sweet, not attention-seeking at all, and seemed very genuine. She started crying and said yes. He grinned and said April Fool She PISSED!
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Tumblr Users Discuss The Art Of Faked Niceties In Service Industry

Anyone who has ever worked a gig in the service industry knows that the job is most unfortunately stuffed to the brim with entitled customers that all seem to be on a war path towards creating as much emotional distress as possible, over a whole bunch of nothing. Because of that unfortunate and frequent predicament, many members of the service industry end up perfecting their very best "customer voices." This can get very, very exhausting after awhile.

If you're looking for more gold from the world of Tumblr check out these Tumblr gems to rifle through like a goblin

A funny Tumblr thread has Tumblr users swapping stories on the art of faked niceties in the service industry.
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Customer Stiffs Waitress On Large Tab, Poetic Karma Ensues

Anyone who has ever worked a customer service job knows that the gig can come with many a rude customer who seems bent on making your day nothing short of absolutely miserable. It's as if some people are conditioned in the worst way possible, to turn the part of their brains off that's responsible for being a decent human being, as soon as they enter a restaurant/bar. Well, this guy got put in his place, in glorious fashion. 

Rude customer stiffs a waitress on a large tab, and then poetic karma ensues.
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Waitress Assumes Customers Left, Eats Customer's Salad, Customers Return

At the start of this tumultuous tale it does seem as if we're about to read something very gnarly. Like, maybe some kind of stomach bug situation from a salad never meant for human consumption. But alas, things don't shake out nearly as bad as you might think. Just a panicked waitress fielding the daunting realization that she'd consumed a customer's salad, that was actually going to return. 

Waitress assumes customer left, eats their salad, and then the customer returns.
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Tumblr Thread: Old Habits Follow Us Everywhere

This entertaining Tumblr post brings people together to bond over the strange brain farts that can occur as a result of such intense mental conditioning from jobs. If you've ever muddled through a gig in the service industry you're probably very familiar with how deeply rooted those different mandatory, totally manufactured, social niceties can be. The infamous to-go order instances as an example. 

A funny Tumblr post about people's mental conditioning from various jobs. | debrides worked with toddlers and pre schoolers three years. Sometimes accidentally slip and tell friend say bye an inanimate object say bye bus occasionally they unthinkingly just do autisticcole glad there's teacher version accidentally called teacher 'mom" hermionegranger worked at Medieval Times occasionally would slip real life and call people “my lord"
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Karen Customer Defeated By Overwhelming Kindness

Oh boy, this is just beautiful. Karen the customer came in to a restaurant ready to stir up all kinds of trouble with her toxic stance of ferocious entitlement; but she met her match. Yes, turns out the best medicine for dealing with an angry Karen is to meet the entitlement with pure and unwavering kindness. It's as if the wholesome kindness counterbalances the negative Karen energy. 

Check out some more Karen content with this work Karen who made everyone get up for a 4AM meeting.

Karen the customer gets outsmarted by overwhelmingly kind customer service | r/TalesFromYourServer Join u/Asshole_Catharsis 13d Kill 'em with kindness" made Karen so paranoid she thought fucked with her food Long managing on this busy eve group 8 had walked and were quoted 30-45 mins about 35 mins two tables opened up could push together. But apparently leader pack wanted speak with Hi were quoted 30 minutes s already 10 past really upset and want know going do
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Server Defeats Karen With Theatrical Kindness

What a beautiful take on getting back at a testy customer. For whatever reason (ignorance), some customers think it's alright to turn up at establishments and stink up the atmosphere with toxicity, entitlement, and aggressive rudeness. In this scenario, Karen meets her match in a server who decided to approach Karen's unpleasant cloud of negativity with excellent customer service, and theatrical apologies to the point that Karen actually seemed to wake up. 

Check out another time that Karen lost, with this tech support employee who called Karen's bluff.

Server defeats a terrible customer with pure and wholesome kindness. | r/TalesFromYourServer Join u/bad_thrower 1y 2 3 2 Shamed mean, shitty customer best day my life. Long am no longer server, but one all through college worked at franchise chain 24-hour restaurants is notorious cheap breakfasts and shitty service. Big yellow sign with red letters.
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Ridiculous Orders Waiters Received From Customers

Sometimes customers throw out an order that seems to escape the very definition of logic. It's like the customers just threw a bunch of random foods together, and decided to surprise the waiters with pure nonsense. I mean, hey, everyone has their thing, and sometimes people enjoy a particular food combination like ice cream and ketchup. Yes, let that settle. Ice cream and ketchup. 

Waiters share the most ridiculous orders that they've received from customers | ezekielragardos 5y worked at as server at ritzy country club on cape cod and this women once brought paint chip and told she wanted her cosmopolitan be exact same color as her pink paint chip
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Waitress Gets Back At Mean Boss By Spreading All The Kindness

This waitress managed to get back at her mean boss lady in quite the satisfying way. The saying "kill em with kindness" has never rang more true. In this case, the mean boss lady won't give the waitress her birthday off from work. So, after doing something totally normal like working on trading shifts around she managed to piss off the boss so much that she gets called out for being rude. 

From there, she decides to quit at the end of the season, but commits herself to being nice as possible to everyone around her. She ends up winning over the hearts of all her co-workers, so much that they quit with her!


Waitress gets back at her mean boss by being super kind to all of her co-workers, and they end up siding with her | r/ProRevenge post by heartmyboo got all staff side with and my birthday over our boss Alright, so this story probably isn't as prorevenge as most others but here go. This is about my summer job have worked there July October 4 years now and actually really enjoyed up until this year. So this job is seasonal restaurant opens up May October with June September being 's main season
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Server Tries Out Honest Approach With Awful Customers

This server shares a story about trying out the honest approach with some awful customers. If anything it's impressive and encouraging that this server actually got through to them. They did not sound like the kind of people that would approach much of anything with an open mind. 

Waiter tells story about trying out the honest approach on awful customers.
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18 Waiters And Waitresses Reveal The Dead Giveaways They're Serving A First Date

Waiters and waitresses have that outside-in perspective when it comes to you entering their domain, to take a chance at meeting someone for your first date. Those sporadic conversations you have with your date, consisting of information you'd already know if the other person was a consistent part of your life, are a giveaway. But at the same time, things aren't always as they appear. Maybe you're reading this as someone who's in a loving relationship, and realizing you might look like you're on a first date with your partner, every time you guys go out! 

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Cheating Customer With Zero Manners Gets Served Fresh Instant Karma At Restaurant

This unfaithful bastard had it coming. The fact he went and ate at the same restaurant with his wife AND side chick just screams careless stupidity. 

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15 Waiters and Waitresses Share The Most Awkward Dates They've Ever Seen

Every time you've had an awkward meal, your server has totally picked up on it. And if you're lucky, they tell that story about you all the time. Also, quick tip: it's probably a good idea to not propose at Olive Garden.

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