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rose red:
I was at a restaurant where you get your food and sit yourself.  There is a big dining area, but they open a "side room" during peak hours.  During down time, they close the side room with a metal sign standing in the middle of the doorway.  I saw a family look at the sign and just walked around it into the room.  Now the workers have to clean again.  Sadly I'm sure it's not the first time it's happened, and the cleaners doesn't appear to speak much English and I'm sure they think it's just easier to clean than confront.  When I went up to get a drink refill, I did mention to the cashier that people went into the closed area, but I don't know if anything was done or if they just let it go.

Sirius:

--- Quote from: kategillian on February 19, 2014, 06:51:40 AM ---And, honestly, what would they expect the server to say before they played the bill and tipped him? As a server myself, I'm happy to say that this kind of behavior is rare, I've even had parents ask me for a broom so they could finish cleaning.

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My mother would ask for a broom to sweep up if my little sister made a mess, although Sis didn't do it often, as she was taught not to throw her food. But you know how it is - even toddlers with the best manners can have mishaps.  I've mopped more than one table due to someone capsizing a glass or a cup.

Winterlight:

--- Quote from: kategillian on February 19, 2014, 06:51:40 AM ---And, honestly, what would they expect the server to say before they played the bill and tipped him? As a server myself, I'm happy to say that this kind of behavior is rare, I've even had parents ask me for a broom so they could finish cleaning.

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Good point. He probably just wanted to get rid of them as expediently as possible.

kherbert05:
The restaurant story reminded me of these two


Sis and her Sister-in-law took the kids out. Loren and her Older cousin were 2 and 4 yo. The restaurant had a long waiting list and Sis and her SIL decided to go somewhere else where they could get the kids fed faster.


As they were walking across the parking lot older cousin started choking, full on choking can't talk, can't cough. Sis grabbed him and went through the whole first aid procedure for a kid that size. She couldn't get what ever it was out. So she ordered SIL to call 911 and kept doing the first aid procedure. Just as the EMT's arrived she got the object out. The little imp had grabbed one of the mints on the desk as they were leaving - probably while Sis and her SIL were making their apologies to the hostess.


The EMT - threatened to call CPS on both families for being neglectful for allowing a 4 year old to have hard candy. Sis is a social worker - she told them off and filed a complaint in part because that attitude might keep someone from calling for help the next time.


Another time my cousin's kids made a mess because they were goofing around in a restaurant. They were made to clean up the mess, took a little trip to the bathroom, and came back with abject apologies that amazed the staff. Since they were old enough to know better their parents made them kick in from their own spending money $5 each over the tip we had covered because the staff was still going to have to clean more than normal to be ready for the next customer. The waiter thought we had forgotten our change. Cousin made the boys explain. Was a long time before they messed up that bad again.

doodlemor:

--- Quote from: kherbert05 on February 19, 2014, 08:11:52 PM ---

Another time my cousin's kids made a mess because they were goofing around in a restaurant. They were made to clean up the mess, took a little trip to the bathroom, and came back with abject apologies that amazed the staff. Since they were old enough to know better their parents made them kick in from their own spending money $5 each over the tip we had covered because the staff was still going to have to clean more than normal to be ready for the next customer. The waiter thought we had forgotten our change. Cousin made the boys explain. Was a long time before they messed up that bad again.

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Brilliant! Hitting the little rascals in the pocketbook clearly made a big impression.

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