I was having lunch with my husband at our favorite Thai restaurant. We ordered our food, and as we were waiting for it, a little boy threw up all over the table where he and his parents were sitting, a few tables away from us. Just then, our server came with our meals. Instead of handing them off to us, she placed them on an empty table between us and the barfing kid, and hurried to grab napkins to clean up the mess.
Our server got their table cleaned up (I guess), though I never saw any buckets of water or disinfectant. Just lots and lots of napkins. My husband and I were sitting there, eyeing our food getting cold, so I decided to just get it myself. As I was doing so, our server noticed me and apologized and then proceeded to take our plates of food from me and put them on our table.
Ehellions, I was seriously grossed out. She went from wiping up vomit with napkins to handling our dinner plates of food. I managed to stammer, "Uh, I wish you hadn't done that." Then she looked at me, seemed to realize what she'd done, and then asked me, "Do you want me to get you another one?" I nodded my head, "Yes, please!!"
So that happened, on top of being treated to the lovely smell of vomit right before lunch. It got me wondering if they'd never had to deal with something like that before, because they were clearly not prepared for it. Ever happen to any of you?