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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #16335 on: August 10, 2012, 02:05:19 PM »
The one where the customer wants to eat outside but it's raining, and wants to know what the waitstaff will do about it.  (Shakes head).  Our favorite restaurant has a patio that closes when the weather is bad; I wonder if they've heard things like this.

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« Reply #16336 on: August 10, 2012, 02:54:42 PM »
The one where the customer wants to eat outside but it's raining, and wants to know what the waitstaff will do about it.  (Shakes head).  Our favorite restaurant has a patio that closes when the weather is bad; I wonder if they've heard things like this.

There's a local one that does have a sort of an awning that can be let out over the tables and another one that goes a step further and also has tent type "sides" that can be dropped down from their permanent awning.  Maybe that's what she was looking for?  (Smoking was allowed "outside", but not inside.)

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #16337 on: August 10, 2012, 04:56:24 PM »
The one where the customer wants to eat outside but it's raining, and wants to know what the waitstaff will do about it.  (Shakes head).  Our favorite restaurant has a patio that closes when the weather is bad; I wonder if they've heard things like this.

If I'd been the waitress, I would have been hard-pressed not to mouth off with, "If I knew how to make it stop raining on command, I wouldn't need to work for a living." (Think of all the people you could get to pay you to make it stop raining!)

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #16338 on: August 10, 2012, 05:07:19 PM »
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Course Manager:  Quit calling the MPs!
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #16339 on: August 10, 2012, 05:16:14 PM »
The one where the customer wants to eat outside but it's raining, and wants to know what the waitstaff will do about it.  (Shakes head).  Our favorite restaurant has a patio that closes when the weather is bad; I wonder if they've heard things like this.

Not an SS story, but I'm reminded. The Friday's in my hometown had a really nice patio, with those big umbrellas over the tables that were good enough for sun and probably light rain, but useless for heavy rain. We went there one day when it was really raining and while we were waiting for a seat inside got to talking with the guy who was standing outside with one of those umbrellas. This was all under a roof, of course, but the patio was open to the elements. This guy was the poor schlub waiter who'd been scheduled and assigned to work the patio that day, before anyone knew it would be raining too hard to seat people out there. So instead he got to use the umbrella to escort people back to their cars.

For the most part, I'm sure it was no big deal. Not fun, but a gig's a gig. But right after we chatted with him, he was called over to help an elderly couple. He gamely opened and shouldered the umbrella, and away they went. Walking very slowly, away they went.

You know how sometimes you forget where you parked, and you have to wander the parking lot desert for forty years? Yeah. First they're in this aisle, then in the next one, then the one next to that, then back to the first one. The old couple are gesticulating wildly by this point, and my father's laughing so hard I'm amazed he didn't hurt himself. Eventually the couple either found their car or broke into and hotwired someone else's, and the poor guy got to come back to civilization. All of us waiting for tables gave him a round of applause.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #16340 on: August 10, 2012, 08:43:46 PM »
The one where the customer wants to eat outside but it's raining, and wants to know what the waitstaff will do about it.  (Shakes head).  Our favorite restaurant has a patio that closes when the weather is bad; I wonder if they've heard things like this.

If I'd been the waitress, I would have been hard-pressed not to mouth off with, "If I knew how to make it stop raining on command, I wouldn't need to work for a living." (Think of all the people you could get to pay you to make it stop raining!)

I would have been hard pressed not to strike a dramatic pose and cry "I, Zoltar, Commander of the Four Elements, doth abjure thee, skies, cease thy endless weeping!" or something like that, just for fun :)

I really need a cape for moments like that...
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #16341 on: August 10, 2012, 09:25:09 PM »
The one where the customer wants to eat outside but it's raining, and wants to know what the waitstaff will do about it.  (Shakes head).  Our favorite restaurant has a patio that closes when the weather is bad; I wonder if they've heard things like this.

If I'd been the waitress, I would have been hard-pressed not to mouth off with, "If I knew how to make it stop raining on command, I wouldn't need to work for a living." (Think of all the people you could get to pay you to make it stop raining!)

True, but if it doesn't rain, you don't eat. 
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #16342 on: August 10, 2012, 10:02:55 PM »


True, but if it doesn't rain, you don't eat.

Much of the U.S. is experiencing severe drought right now.  I'm sure that if people could pay to avoid rain, there would be even more people (at least right now) who would pay you to bring it on!  No, she wouldn't starve!   ;D

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« Reply #16343 on: August 10, 2012, 10:15:40 PM »
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I would have been hard pressed not to strike a dramatic pose and cry "I, Zoltar, Commander of the Four Elements, doth abjure thee, skies, cease thy endless weeping!" or something like that, just for fun :)

I really need a cape for moments like that...

Brilliant! I wish I had the panache to do something like that.


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« Reply #16344 on: August 11, 2012, 07:22:38 AM »
Yesterday, I went with my niece and nephew plus my parents to Charles E Fromage as my parents wanted to take the kids there for a joint birthday party of sorts (my nephew's birthday in July, niece's in September after school starts) - my sister could not go as she had to work.  Seems like that place can be a breeding ground for snowflakes:

*The parents who let their kids freely run through the place especially some of the older ones that should know better not to do so in the first place.  Not a good mix when you have employees carrying hot pizzas and/or large pitchers of soft drinks.

*One parent who seemed more preoccupied with cashing in the tickets for the little prizes compared to watching her toddler who wandered off and had to be returned to her

At least my sister's kids knew not to be snowflakes with me and my parents nearby them.  My nephew was even holding the door to let a few people in when we first arrived, and let him know to get with our group for hand stamps quickly so we did not hold up the line. 

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #16345 on: August 11, 2012, 07:51:21 AM »
The one where the customer wants to eat outside but it's raining, and wants to know what the waitstaff will do about it.  (Shakes head).  Our favorite restaurant has a patio that closes when the weather is bad; I wonder if they've heard things like this.

If I'd been the waitress, I would have been hard-pressed not to mouth off with, "If I knew how to make it stop raining on command, I wouldn't need to work for a living." (Think of all the people you could get to pay you to make it stop raining!)
I think I have that conversation regularly, but with my cats not other people. (I'm a dreadful failure at weather control as far as they are concerned).
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #16346 on: August 11, 2012, 10:55:42 AM »
The one where the customer wants to eat outside but it's raining, and wants to know what the waitstaff will do about it.  (Shakes head).  Our favorite restaurant has a patio that closes when the weather is bad; I wonder if they've heard things like this.

If I'd been the waitress, I would have been hard-pressed not to mouth off with, "If I knew how to make it stop raining on command, I wouldn't need to work for a living." (Think of all the people you could get to pay you to make it stop raining!)
I think I have that conversation regularly, but with my cats not other people. (I'm a dreadful failure at weather control as far as they are concerned).
My dogs can't understand that I can't do anything about the rain either. ::)
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #16347 on: August 11, 2012, 12:09:15 PM »
The one where the customer wants to eat outside but it's raining, and wants to know what the waitstaff will do about it.  (Shakes head).  Our favorite restaurant has a patio that closes when the weather is bad; I wonder if they've heard things like this.

If I'd been the waitress, I would have been hard-pressed not to mouth off with, "If I knew how to make it stop raining on command, I wouldn't need to work for a living." (Think of all the people you could get to pay you to make it stop raining!)
I think I have that conversation regularly, but with my cats not other people. (I'm a dreadful failure at weather control as far as they are concerned).
My dogs can't understand that I can't do anything about the rain either. ::)

I'll never forget once when I went to let the dog out of one door and it was raining - he gave me a kinda snarky look. Then he clearly had a BRILLIANT idea and trotted hopefully to the other door and scratched. When it was raining out that door TOO, I swear he gave me the evil eye. "REALLY?!?! You had to make it rain in both places at the same time?"

He knew full well how to get from one door to the other outside, so why he thought the weather would be different is unclear to me.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #16348 on: August 11, 2012, 12:48:09 PM »

I'll never forget once when I went to let the dog out of one door and it was raining - he gave me a kinda snarky look. Then he clearly had a BRILLIANT idea and trotted hopefully to the other door and scratched. When it was raining out that door TOO, I swear he gave me the evil eye. "REALLY?!?! You had to make it rain in both places at the same time?"

We had a Samoyed who HATED the rain with a purple passion.  She would stand at the patio door, clearly needing to go out, but there was no way she would go outside while it was raining.  We swore she crossed her legs!  It didn't have to be thundering or anything.  She just didn't like the "wetness" of rain. 

This was the very same dog who when it snowed, we couldn't convince her to come back in the house.  She'd roll in it, plow through it with her nose, jump around kicking it all up over herself and just loving every minute of it. 

Rain?  Snow?  They both make you wet, Dog! ???

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« Reply #16349 on: August 11, 2012, 12:55:39 PM »

I'll never forget once when I went to let the dog out of one door and it was raining - he gave me a kinda snarky look. Then he clearly had a BRILLIANT idea and trotted hopefully to the other door and scratched. When it was raining out that door TOO, I swear he gave me the evil eye. "REALLY?!?! You had to make it rain in both places at the same time?"

We had a Samoyed who HATED the rain with a purple passion.  She would stand at the patio door, clearly needing to go out, but there was no way she would go outside while it was raining.  We swore she crossed her legs!  It didn't have to be thundering or anything.  She just didn't like the "wetness" of rain. 

This was the very same dog who when it snowed, we couldn't convince her to come back in the house.  She'd roll in it, plow through it with her nose, jump around kicking it all up over herself and just loving every minute of it. 

Rain?  Snow?  They both make you wet, Dog! ???

We had a standard poodle who LOVED the snowblower.  He'd run along under the jet of snow, trying to catch it all with his mouth and just generally frolicking.  Unfortunately, his curly poodle fur created an interesting effect - the snow that got right next to his skin melted, then re-froze in one solid ice sheet covering his back.  He would literally have a 1/2" thick sheet of ice from neck to tail frozen into his fur and little ice balls frozen into the fur on his legs too.

This usually necessitated mom (or me, once I got old enough) sitting with him in the garage with a hairdryer, trying to melt him off enough to allow him inside.  I think he liked the attention.