“Would you like dessert, or should I just bring the check?”
When it comes down to it, waiters, hostesses, and bartenders might just be the best people watchers around.
While buzzing around from table to table or dealing with us at overcrowded bars, these dedicated workers are privy to our most intimate conversations, our weirdest dining habits, and our personal lives, from family meals to first dates and even secret rendezvous.
Waiters on Reddit were asked to share their most cringeworthy, embarrassing, or just plain sad stories about bad dates that they’ve encountered during their time in the food industry, and these will SERIOUSLY make you question where you decide to take your next date!
Getting stood up should be the LEAST of your fears…
pockets1989: “A young couple were enjoying themselves. Seems like the dude was pretty cool and straight forward and she seemed to enjoy his sense of humor. But then the food came.”
“Young man kept talking with his mouth full, chewing loudly. Spitting food out onto the table unintentionally but noticeably. Wiping his hands on his clothes. She looked grossed out. She stopped eating told him she had to use the rest room. Never came back. After a half hour he got the hint and asked for the check. I really felt sorry for the kid because he didn’t realize what he did wrong. My manager owed me a favor so I asked him to cover the check. Told the dude it was on me and let him leave.”
moriahisaginger: “I had two men sat near each other at two separate tables, both waking for their dates. I fill water glasses and let them know I’ll check in with them when their dates show up.”
“Time passes. And passes. And both men start looking around and checking their phones.
About 20 minutes later I check in and ask either of them if they’d like a beer.
I bring out the drinks and on my next round the men are sitting in silence together at the same table for the rest of their stay.
Kinda sad but at least they both had a drinking buddy?”