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    from home cook's point of view...

    -someone looking over my shoulders (to make sure that I'm doing things right)
    -piling up dirty dishes and utensils (and this means I have to clean up afterwards)
    -leaving knives (and yelling at the parents and friends for touching them)


    also, i have to share my complaints about how my tiny kitchen is build
    -i hate our electric stove
    -counter is so high that i'm on my tip toe
    -our sink is way too small
    -ventilation doesn't help at all

    okay, i have to say something nice also so that i don't sound too angry...

    i love our tiny kitchen... cooking is always fun when someone is around my home in Japan and here in LA, I always have a good time cooking and sharing that time with my family.

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    Been wanting to add another one. People not watching their flame. Drives me nuts seeing a giant blue flame wrapped around a small pot. I spin into an even greater orbit when people aren't paying attention and yellow flames are under the pot. GRRR.....

    -AJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajhuff View Post
    I spin into an even greater orbit when people aren't paying attention and yellow flames are under the pot.
    eh? yellow flames?
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    How about people who could do what they're doing twice as fast.

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    I have a dishwasher who, when we send him to pick up the ground meat from the butcher every morning, spends 30 minutes looking at snowboards in the ski shop. He also goes there to poop. I can't figure out why the boss wont fire him. That's sort of a pet peeve on two levels: dishwashers who walk across town for their daily constitutional, and owners who wont fire incredibly awful employees.

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    I asked my boss pretty much the same thing one day, about a dishwasher we had. He said "he shows up, and I can't find anyone to take his place."
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    Oh, I asked my boss one day too. He said "who will go get the hamburger?"

    /headdesk

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    I keep saying dishwasher is the best job in the house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sara@JKI View Post
    from home cook's point of view...

    -someone looking over my shoulders (to make sure that I'm doing things right)
    -piling up dirty dishes and utensils (and this means I have to clean up afterwards)
    -leaving knives (and yelling at the parents and friends for touching them)
    LMOL, I can see my misis saying similar things.

  10. #100
    From servers:

    hearing "not my table"
    lack of comminication
    those who do not aspire to be career servers and express it aloud or through their work
    excessive perfume/cologne; no one wants to smell a french cathouse
    lazy, whining, rambling
    do not pay attention during pre-service/don't care to learn menu
    catty BS

    in the kitchen:
    babbling, dirty (hands, station, uniform, coolers), disrespectful of coworkers,
    "not my job" crap
    unprepared; tools, sharpie, uniform, dull knives
    thieves; wether it's taking things home or mise, side towels, etc.
    garbage can movers; get a ****** bain marie and keep it at your station
    moving my things/touch my things/leave my things dirty after breaking rule #1
    cell phones; if your aren't on the phone with a vendor it's going in the fryer
    houdini act; leaving the line/expo without saying anything and for stupid reasons.
    fail to prep/fill station; you left a spit sip of sauce in that squirt bottle?
    fail to label/consolidate/FIFO
    "well at _______ we used to do it this way"...i dont care
    cooks who complain about heavy metal during prep time
    idiots in general

    Customers:
    those who bring their kids and dont know how to behave
    those who lie about allergies; had a lady stay with us claiming to be allergic to chlorophyl and vinegar...3 days later i spotted her eating a green salad with vinaigrette. dont like it fine but dont BS me.

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