Okay, been awhile since I have had an ‘Ugly Table’ one of the main reasons is I haven’t experienced a lot of ‘NEW’ things, until last night. Ironically, these people were sitting at the ‘Ugly Table’. They also ‘reserved’ food the night before (yup, made sure we had a certain entree a day before they showed up, so annoying).

Decibel Level

So I am having a conversation with my table as I am leaving them their check, something that MOST good servers do, and as I am walking away, I hear a condescending voice from another table,

“Ah, waiter, Ah waiter!”

I turn around and acknowledge them.

“Could you keep your decibel level down a bit, you were quite loud while talking to your table, we are trying to enjoy a conversation with our dinner companions and your voice is overpowering our conversation.”

While I will admit, my voice travels, I thought she was joking, and I chuckled at her. Then she gave me the stink eye, and when I was walking away she was bitching to the rest of the table about how she wanted a quiet night out and I was ruining it.

Yup, Saturday night at a popular downtown restaurant that has live music (she complained about that also) and she wanted to have almost complete silence so ‘she’ could be heard (that’s really what it was all about). Not sure what the wife of a retired doctor has to talk about, but I am sure it was intriguing . . . ahem.

Next time, eat at home with ear plugs in, and for extra measure, a bag over your head, so your husband wouldn’t be tempted to speak with you either, his decibel level may be to high.

Scott L. Ehrisman (c) 7/21/2013

9 Thoughts on “The Ugly Table #77

  1. hmr59 on July 21, 2013 at 10:38 pm said:

    Excuse me, but could you lower the tone of this post? It’s just a bit loud. Thanks. 😉

  2. Lemming on July 22, 2013 at 12:27 am said:

    Was she talking about why she didn’t want a Wal-Mart in her part of the City?

  3. Craig on July 22, 2013 at 9:33 am said:

    Oh Lemming….zing!

  4. Lemming, trust me, she shops at WM, or at least she gets her husband’s ensembles there.

  5. hornguy on July 22, 2013 at 12:32 pm said:

    Isn’t home the appropriate place to have a quiet dinner?

  6. Bond Perilous on July 22, 2013 at 3:31 pm said:

    “What the F^€K were they thinking!”

  7. Anthony D. Renli on July 23, 2013 at 2:15 pm said:

    So…If I understand this correctly, they went to a Beer and Burger joint (You are still @ JL Beers, right?) – good burgers, and great beer, I’ll give you…but a beer and burger joint – with LIVE MUSIC!?!? and they complained about the noise?

    This isn’t like they were at Foley’s, or Minerva’s or even flippin’ Red Lobster. What a moron.

  8. AR – I haven’t worked at the Sh*thole for over a year. I do work at a nicer place DT, but these people are regulars and know we are busy on Saturday nights and we have live music. She was just being a snob. And as HG said, if you want a quiet meal, stay at home.

  9. Some people go to a restaurant looking to pick a fight with the server or the manager. I’ve seen it happen a time or two during my career as a diner-outer. It’s an ego-driven power trip.

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