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I’m Sorry, We Cannot Accommodate That Request

I recently witnessed one of the tackiest, most disrespectful expressions I have ever seen.

The other night while dining in a nice restaurant, there was a rather large party taking place in a somewhat secluded area. They were quite loud, and we could overhear bits and pieces of what was going on, which did not bother me at all, but my date and I gathered this:

One woman was quite drunk. She approached a manager asking why she had not received the most recent drink she ordered, and he very kindly explained to her his legal obligations not to serve her alcohol at this time. She flipped out, demanding her next drink, and all others in her party angrily joined her ranting and raving. Eventually all this stopped and the manager was no longer at their table. During our meal, I excused myself to the ladies room just as this larger party was leaving. The drunk woman walked up to her server and said “Yes, I’d like to order a ‘kiss my ass’ with a side of ‘suck it’!” What an awful thing to say! The server kindly replied, “I’m sorry, but the kitchen is actually out of that right now.”   1115-10


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  • Enna February 17, 2011, 12:22 pm

    I’m surprsied they weren’t kicked out. I was at a wedding once and people were a bit loud but it was high sprireted loud – the odd swear word but that wasn’t directed at anyone peresonally – like someone tripping over and a word popping out in surprsie.

  • Daisy February 17, 2011, 3:45 pm

    Meegs: where I live establishments which serve liquor are obligated to stop serving anyone who appears to be intoxicated. Continuing to do so can cost the bar or restaurant large fines; they can even lose their liquor licenses. They are also legally liable if the patron leaves their establishment and has an accident. Furthermore, persons having a private party in their own home can similarly be held responsible if someone gets drunk at their party and goes on to hurt someone. In one case, a young man got drunk at a house party, climbed up on a roof, and dove into the pool. He struck the edge, broke his neck, and ended up paraplegic. He sued the homeowner for not cutting him off and was awarded a very large settlement.

  • Rebecca February 18, 2011, 3:24 am

    Also, a restaurant isn’t even a public place; it’s a private establishment that customers are INVITED to come to to purchase food and service. In our entitled “customer is always right” society, people seem to forget this and think that they can behave any way they want inside someone else’s place of business. They can’t.

    They can’t kick you out for being a woman, minority, disabled, homosexual, or anything else that is covered by the basic rights granted under your country’s laws, but they sure can kick you out (or refuse you service) for obnoxious behaviour.

  • Robert February 18, 2011, 9:54 am

    You can’t win.

    Had a work Christmas party at a restaurant. The shop foreman and one of the salesguys got into a drinking contest and were both smashed when the waitress cut them off. They were both getting rowdy about being cut off so I grabbed the waitress and asked her to serve them their rum and cokes and just leave the rum out. Worked like a charm or so I thought, they guzzled their next “round” and the foreman threw up all over the table. When he found out I had switched the rum and coke for plain coke he blamed me for his throwing up. Apparently it wasn’t all the alcohol he consumed it was suddenly and unkonowingly switching from alcohol to soda.

  • Just This Side February 20, 2011, 9:23 pm

    Have to agree that this type of behavior is unacceptable, but unfortunately all too common. I’ve had to go through a similar situation and must say that the staff handled it well. Things could have escalated a lot farther than they did, and I am doubly glad that the waiter managed to get a nice polite F*%^ you in at the end without causing to large of a problem.

  • Twik February 21, 2011, 4:34 pm

    Actually, there are lots of places where “public intoxication” is a criminal offense, and you are not legally entitled to go out in public and get drunk to intoxication, even if you supply your own alcohol.

    Most staff in venues that serve alcohol are trained in knowing their local laws, and their legal responsibilities as to when they can and cannot serve people who are showing signs of drunkenness. If you don’t like it, you would be best advised to stay home and provide your own alcohol.

  • Lisbeth March 3, 2011, 10:57 am

    The server handled it with class.

  • Adica March 11, 2011, 1:05 pm

    I think this is my new favorite story on this site. 😀