Anyone who has ever worked in any kind of customer service role definitely has a few interesting stories to tell, and waiters or waitresses are no exception.
People are hangry, they don’t like the meal they ordered, they’re suffering through awkward first dates or dealing with getting served divorce papers, and the waiters are the ones who are there to witness it all! Then those waiters take to the internet so we can all appreciate the awkwardness of someone trying to break up with another by putting a note in a ring box as if he was going to propose…
Letting The Whole Waitstaff Down
It would be hard to get invested in this couple’s love story, only to find out that there maybe isn’t a love story there at all. Four hours is a long time to be on a date with someone just for their husband to show up and dash your dreams.
And He Quit By 5:22 PM
Let’s hope for this man’s sake that this wasn’t an indication of what was to come for the shifts ahead. Working at a restaurant where people go to break up does not sound like our idea of a good time.
A One-Man Show
That poor girl started off so full of joy and life and promise, thinking maybe she’d finally found a man that she was interested in, only to sit through his one-man monologue.
This Probably Could’ve Been Phrased Better
You just know that bartender walked back into the kitchen to explain the weird encounter he just had with the couple sitting at the bar. Some clarification questions might have been helpful here.
Making An Escape Plan
If she’s willing to leave the date you’re currently on to go hang out with a friend, chances are that date probably isn’t going that well, even if she said she was having a nice time.
So That’ll Just Be On One Bill?
You can’t blame the guy for wanting to switch with someone else, especially considering that interaction might have caused the couple to break up. It’s time to retreat to a different section of tables.
Just Keep Bringing The Breadsticks
What you say to that is “Okay great, would you like to start off with some drinks, or maybe some appetizers?” That is a situation that you definitely don’t want to get in the middle of.
Just Your Typical Boring Night Out
Ah yes, because everyone knows that a wedding anniversary is just like any other day. I’m sure his wife was thrilled to hear him tell the hostess this. Maybe they’ll bring her a free dessert as a consolation.
Nice To Have The Gang Back Together
The man who was on the date with that woman should take it as a sign of what kind of person he’s getting involved with. Do you really want to be with someone that vindictive?
Getting Heated, But Not About Golf
Was it awkward before they went to the bathrooms too, or did something happen that changed the night for them? No matter what, golf seems like one of those topics that you could probably avoid unless the person already told you they were super into it or something.
Smile And Nod, And Don’t Ask Questions
Who doesn’t love to witness public indecency on a Friday night when they’re just trying to earn their minimum wage salary and get that good tip so they can go home to wallow in pity over their life?
The Worst Possible Way To Do This
This, arguably, seems like one of the worst ways that someone could consciously plan to break up with another person. He went to the effort knowing she’d think it was a ring, not a breakup note.
An Awkward First Encounter Post-Breakup
All around, an awkward time was had by everyone. Depending on who broke up with who, the waiter might have gotten a decent tip out of it if she felt bad enough.
What Were The Findings From The Study?
We’d be very curious to read the findings of the study, especially if they involve men who wear rollerblades to what they think is a first date. That man probably had a lot of interesting stories to tell.
There Can Only Be One Winner
If you showed up to a date and discovered that a second person was also there to go on a date, would you stay for dinner? We’d have been putting our coat back on and getting in our car.
Making A Quick Getaway
If you know that something is bad within 30 minutes of sitting down, maybe it’s for the best that he made a quick getaway. Was it the most mature way to deal with it? No, but who knows what happened or what was said during that half-hour?
Keeping It In The Family
You can picture her standing in the bathroom, staring at herself in the mirror trying to psyche herself up to admit to her boyfriend that she’d been sleeping with his brother. Do you think she split the check with him at least?
Sorry, That’s Not On The Menu
We’d say this definitely counts as an awkward encounter, even if it might not have counted as a date. It seems like they might have some things to work through, and a few nights of quality time isn’t going to solve anything.
Feels Like The Wrong Place to Do This…
Serving your spouse with divorce papers feels like one of those things that you should probably do in the privacy of your own home. Unless he wasn’t sure how she was going to react and he wanted the added security of doing it in public?
She Makes A Good Point
It might have been a little harsh, but the woman still makes a good point. It might be difficult to build a life with someone who crumbles under the pressure of ordering a Big Mac meal.