I love that to every peeve in this thread I've read, I've agreed with.
As a rule I normally don't like mind dietary requirements. Both my son and my wife put up with some.
But I hate pretentious ones. A buddy of mine had the request last week: "I don't eat anything with a mother or a face."
He didn't serve her any vinegar or sourdough.
Or clocks for that matter.
Having a floor drain back up when you have a full house. Worst day ever.
It's not the Answer it's the Experience
I think vegans are masochists with control issues.
Nothing out of my fryer can be vegan because cheese and tempura batter go in it?
No meat ever goes in the fryer.
Servers asked for more vegetarian small plates. I have 15 small plates on my menu. 11 are vegetarian.
I actually make Tofu bacon for these people to substitute. How can anyone tell me I am not doing enough?
I have personal relationships with all the people who raise our meat. I choose one over another based on slaughtering practices. I even know our dairy farmers for milk and cheese.
I feel I go a loonngg way to ensure my customers get quality product and provenance.
But vegans can suck it. And my servers stock is plummeting.
Not skimming sauces, before, during, and after reducing.
We have a new dishwasher that likes to hover. I want to shake him.
People that sit on buckets to organize the walk in.
And one that probably means nothing to anyone, I picked it up fifteen years ago at my first job: it is a towel,not a rag. This was followed by something off color said by a fifty year old woman that I cannot in good taste say in front of potentially mixed company.