Out & About will be about the various random and seemingly unimportant things I do in between living the stressful life of a uni student, watching dramas, eating, and sleeping.
Now let's start "Out & About #1"!
Yesterday, I hung out with one of my close friends. While going through cheap forms of entertainment the day before, I suggested doing a photoshoot at Lakeshore, going trampoline jumping, and then catching the movie that she suggested watching. But since I needed a ride (car-less for the time being *sob*), she would have to drive us around. And that, as she said, was a bit too much driving and placed her outside of her automobile usage comfort zone.
We sat down at around half past 7, all of us decently hungry. After desperately trying to get our waitress's attention after she placed our drinks in front of us, she finally came to our table to take our orders. While other tables had a cornbread starter, we didn't receive one until I asked another waitress if we could please have SOMETHING to eat while waiting for our food, who in turn told our waitress to do it. With an annoyed scowl on her face, she went into the kitchen and emerged a while later to dump a plate of stale, spicy and dried out cornbread in front of us without a single "Sorry for the wait. Your food will be right out.".
Our food finally came into sight around 8. And by that time, we were all famished to the extent that no being could possibly hold us back from diving into it. (Except of course, me and my photo-taking needs. But yeah, you get the point.)
Asking the waitress for sauce was like forcibly dragging a child out of the toy aisle: difficult and annoying. Not a smile in sight, you could basically hear her silent groan as she returned with the sauces we wanted about 10 - 15 minutes later.
Amazing customer service right? But it doesn't just end there.
Upon leaving, I politely asked if she could pack up the rest of our dinners. And put them in separate boxes of course, since there have been times when I did not add that and the food was all jumbled together in one huge box. The response I received was a cold, sarcastic and ridiculously rude "Thank you. I KNOW.".
By 9 o'clock, we really wanted to leave. But again, the waitress was just too BUSY chatting with other customers that she dismissed our waves several times before dragging herself over to place the bill at our table.
To be completely honest, the food was good - not great by my standards. But good. Good enough to come back for.
However, as a customer, I've never felt my business so unappreciated as this.
So in short:
Customer Service? NEGATIVE INFINITY on a scale of 0 to 10. That woman seriously needs some proper training before she steps foot in a restaurant ever again. (OH and notice my photos above? Yeah, the one with the ring pointing at the menu - that's her. Avoid her at all costs, people. And don't tell me I didn't warn you in advance.)