So today while bored at work, my coworkers and I were discussing the worst tables we ever had. I would like to share one of them with you.
I was working at an Italian restaurant, that also served brick-oven pizza. A table of 4 (2 girls, 2 guys) mid-twenties had just been sat. Immediately I went over and took their drink order. Within 2 minutes I brought back their drinks and they placed an order for an appetizer as well as a pizza. This restaurant was very busy and used food-runners to bring out our food while we were busy helping other guests.
Anyway I'm busy doing something in the kitchen for another table and I see the appetizer up in the window. A food runner grabs it and out it goes to my table. I waited enough time for them to have gotten to try it and went out to ask how everything was going. As I got to the table I realized the table directly behind them was eating my tables appetizer. Oh shit, I thought. So i ran in the kitchen, screamed, "Appetizer sampler on the fly yesterday". 2 minutes later my food is ready and I deliver it to them.
As I am delivering it, they asked if that was their sampler at the other table. I say "I'm not really sure, it's not my table". They say, "Well we overheard them talking about how they didn't even order it, and ours took really long." So I apologize and say it might have happened, since we use runners. They were very unhappy, despite the fact they were now eating and everything else was fine.
They finished their appetizer and I deliver their pizza without any problems. Halfway through their pizza, they ask to speak to a manager. I bring one over, and they say that it wasn't fair this table was eating a free sampler that was theirs and they have to pay etc. So my manager says, "Don't worry about it, your whole meal is on the house(free)".
They finish and I go over basically to say goodbye to them, sorry for the problem and have a nice night. I ask them if there is anything else I can do for them. They said, "well yea we would all like dessert and coffee". No problem, I do it without complaining that it wasn't really included in the free, but hey whatever. They eventually leave, I head over to the table to clean it and what is waiting for me NO TIP....that's right NOTHING, not even a penny. So these cheap people, got their whole meal for free for something that wasn't even really a problem and couldn't even spare a couple bucks. It really upset me. It just shows how ignorant and rude people really are, oh yea and cheap!!!!