Submitted Jan. 24, 1997
From Columbus, Ohio
- My boyfriend and I work at TGI Friday's in Columbus.
Frequently, we are forced to wait on people who wouldn't
know good etiquette if they shoveled it into their mouths.
One day my boyfriend, Keith, was dropping off two salads
with Italian dressing to a table of three. The two
women at the table claimed the salads and as Keith was
asking them if they wanted "fresh ground pepper" the man
suddenly declared "I need a water!" Keith, used to such
interruptions,was nonplussed. He ignored the man and
attempted to again ask the women whether they wanted
pepper. They said they did, and as Keith was grinding
the pepper onto the women's salads the man bellowed,
"I need a water!" Keith didn't say a word in
response. He asked if there was anything else the
table needed, besides water, before he left. They said
they were fine.
Keith got the man a water and set it
on the table. He then stood and waited. The man looked
at the water but didn't say a word. Keith waited about
thirty seconds for the man to say something, and when
he didn't even acknowledge the existence of the beverage
Keith picked it back up, walked to the bus stand,
dumped it out, and walked away.
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