Once I walked into a restaurant in Trivandrum.
Waiter : Poricha Kozhi, Chappati.. (Chicken fry and Chappati)
Me : What else.. is available
Waiter : Chappati Beef fry, curry
Me : And?
Waiter : Egg curry, roast
Me : Aint there any vegetable curry
On this, the waiter gave a blank look and said “YES”.
Me : 2 chappatis and One veg curry
Waiter gave me the blank LOOK and hurried to the kitchen. I wondered if I did something wrong. Somehow, the non-veg hotels don’t like serving vegetarian especially in Kerala.
After 4 minutes he came back with a plate of chappati and veg curry. I quickly gulped down the chappati. I was still hungry.
Me : One more chappati, please
Waiter : okay
He bought me one chappati, I was still hungry. I asked for one more. The waiter obeyed.
I was still hungry and he asked for one more, (You wont blame me, if you would have seen the size of those chappati’s). On this the waiter frowned and said
“Look you can’t keep asking for ‘one one’ chappatis. If you need more you should tell me now, I can’t go the kitchen every time. !!!”
Now the question is, did I do anything wrong? I was surprised at this answer because as far as I know the hotel is in service business and HIS job is to get to the kitchen and bring the food. I am paying for it as well. It’s not just me, Reema hate rude waiters too.
A colleague of mine went for breakfast at a hotel in Chennai. He ordered Masala Dosa’. The order was served in banana leaf within 5 minutes. After the tasty meal, he wanted one more. He ordered for one and requested the waiter to change the leaf.
Waiter : No we can’t do that
Colleague : why?
Waiter : One person one leaf
Colleague : But this leaf is torn and I want a new leaf as I ordered one more dosa.
Waiter : we cant do that.
Colleague :I want to see the supervisor.
Supervisor : No sir we cant do that.
Colleague : Okay then cancel my order and give me the bill.
The leaf was taken away and he was given the bill for one masala dosa. After paying the bill, my colleague walked to another table and sat there and said.
“One masala dosa please…………..” and he got the new leaf.