Ever since I was 15, I have worked in the service industry. In high school, I worked the seafood restaurant circuit on Kent Island, Maryland, known for its blue crabs. I've shown many a person how to open crabs with just a butter knife (I am anti-crab mallet, but more on that later). After that, I worked in a boutique through college, helping girls unsure of themselves find dresses that made them feel amazing. And finally, in Boulder, Colorado, I worked at Great Harvest Bakery, slicing some of the best bread I've ever had. All of this is to say that I know the service industry well.
From that point of view, I can say that mistakes happen. Sometimes, the universe simply conspires against you as a waitress or waiter and you just have to take it in stride. The following stories exemplify the worst of the worst. Reddit user two_letters_longgg asked fellow Redditors, "What's the worst restaurant experience you've ever had?" Here are the 10 worst answers.
Warning: Strong language is used in some, but not all of the answers.
1. A restaurant with a set dinner will not change its menu for you.
2. Shame on the chef.
3. Oh boy. Buffets have a bad rep.
4. Chicago style pizza, never again.
5. Glass is inexcusable.
6. I can breakfast where I want, thank you!
7. Of course there's a McDonald's incident.
8. Wait what?!
9. Old Country Buffet strikes again.
10. A server's greatest nightmare.
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