Category: Food & Drink

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Let Them Eat Wedding Cake

| MI, USA | Employees, Food & Drink

(My spouse and I choose not to have a traditional wedding cake. Instead, a friend who owns a cake shop makes us four of his small chocolate raspberry cakes as a wedding gift. At the wedding reception, my spouse and I cut the cake, and the venue staff serves our guests. There are about six pieces left afterwards.)

Mother: “I’m going to go ask the staff to box up the leftover cake so you can freeze some for your first anniversary.”

(She walks back to the kitchen, then returns empty handed a minute later.)

Me: “Oh, are they going to bring it out to us?”

Mother: “Well… I went back to ask them to package it… and they all just kind of looked at the ground until the head waiter said, ‘It just looked so good…’”

Me: *laughing* “Really?”

Mother: “Yup. So, there are no more pieces left, but you can tell [Chef Friend] that the staff at [Venue] said his cake was way better than any normal wedding cake they’ve had.”

(My mom was a little angry, but my spouse and I thought it was hilarious and passed the compliment on to our friend.)

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You Want All Of Them As Sure As Eggs Are Eggs

| Boston, MA, USA | Employees, Extra Stupid, Food & Drink

(I’m at the grocery store checking out some eggs. I pick up a half dozen, and as it seems light, open it; there’s only four eggs in there! I bring the carton up to the employee stocking the meats a few feet away.)

Me: “Excuse me; this carton only has four eggs in it.”

Employee: “Oh. Right. Okay…”

(He takes the carton from me and inspects the eggs. I’m about to say “thank you” and go back to looking when…)

Employee: “How many do you want?”

Me: “I’m sorry?”

Employee: “How many eggs? Do you want the full half dozen?”

Me: “Yes… Yes, I do.”

(I have no idea why he thought I would want a not-full carton of eggs!)

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Tempers Boiling

| Belgium | Awesome Customers, Food & Drink

(I’m a waitress at a small tavern. I’m carrying a kettle to a table when I trip over a purse left in the middle of the tavern and spill boiling water over a customer’s leg. I brace myself for a very angry customer, thinking I’m going to get fired.)

Customer: *pouring a bottle of water over his leg* “Are you okay? Did you hurt yourself?”

(My manager comes out apologising, demanding I apologise as well, raising his voice at me and being quite angry in general.)

Customer: “Why the h*** are you yelling at her? She tripped; it’s not her fault.”

(The customer then refused the free meal my manager offered, called an ambulance, but refused to leave until my manager assured him I would not be punished in any way.)

Manager: *to me* “Uh… sorry, but d***, I thought he’d sue the h*** out of us.”

Me: *still confused* “Some customers are very nice I guess.”

(The customer came in the next day, his leg wrapped in bandages, and asked if I had hurt myself, ate with us again, and left a generous tip!)

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