On a recent Reddit subthread called “Malicious Compliance”, the woman tells how she and her sister dealt with an extremely rude waiter.
A Fancy Restaurant
Molly and her sister decided to have brunch at an upscale rooftop restaurant in the heart of the city.
The restaurant had a full table setting, complete with cloth napkins and white tablecloths. The menu featured fancy dishes like a pancake entrée with the word “melange” and mimosas priced at $16.
A Perfect Brunch
Molly and her sister had a great time even though the service was a little rushed.
They both understood the circumstance, Saturday brunch means a lot of tables with a speedy turnover.
Sympathy With the Staff
Molly’s sister had been a waitress all through college. They even joked about her applying for the weekend shifts since she’d make great tips.
A Problem With the Bill
As they were settling the bill, they noticed that they had been charged for two coffees they didn’t order or receive. Molly asked the waiter to remove the charge.
The waiter looked at their table and stated “Well you got your coffee.”
Molly shook her head no and said they did not and proceeded to show him the empty coffee mugs.
The waiter still didn’t believe Molly and her sister since they had empty cups at their table, so surely they had been drinking coffee.
The Customer Is Always Right?
Molly was quick to point out that every table had been set with two cups as part of the table setting but they did not use theirs at all to drink coffee.
Making a Meal of It
The waiter didn’t have the authority to remove the charge and informed Molly and her sister (with a smirk) that the manager on duty had just gone on break.
You’ll Have to Wait
He said that they would have to wait for 30 minutes.
He also requested that they wait at the host stand since they needed the table.
No! You’ll Have to Wait
Molly and her sister decided to make the most of their time and asked for coffee “refills”.
They even asked for cream and sugar, keeping the waiter from turning the table.
The waiter was clearly annoyed but couldn’t do much except serve them.
Ignored by the Waiter
After 20 minutes of sipping coffee and chatting, the waiter was ignoring them, and they were ready to leave.
They signaled for him to take their payment, but he kept ignoring them.
Asked to Leave
Once the manager was back from their break, the waiter and manager finally returned to their table and said they have a seating time limit and that they need to leave the table.
Struggle for Waiter’s Attention
Molly and her sister stated that they have been trying to flag him down for a while, but the waiter must have been too busy to notice.
An Embarrassed Reaction
The waiter was clearly embarrassed in front of his boss and quickly took their payment.
Molly handed him their card and booklet, and he quickly marched off to run it.
Would You Like Coffee With That?
While they waited, the manager approached them and asked about their experience.
They told her they had a great time but relayed what happened with the coffee charge.
They left a decent tip and left the restaurant, feeling good that the waiter had probably cost himself a ticket’s worth of tips if they had been able to give their table away more quickly.
Did She Go Far Enough?
Reddit users agreed with Molly’s behavior, even going as far as saying she shouldn’t have tipped the waiter at all because of his actions. Many other users also felt like the manager should have stepped in sooner, regardless they were on break or not.
Some swapped stories about similar experiences and how they handled their own issues with waitstaff.
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