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    ^word.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by labor of love View Post
    omg yes yes yes!
    +2 on this one!!
    I once worked at a nice, shiny, brand new country club where there were 1/2" tall brass collars on the floor drains!!!
    Who the @*#% signed off on that??

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    Having a floor drain back up when you have a full house. Worst day ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Salty dog View Post
    A few of my customer rules:

    *Make a reservation.
    *Don't have your "secretary" make it.
    *Make it yourself.
    *Please arrive as scheduled.
    *We understand that schedules change. A little heads up would be good before we send your server home after standing around making $2.33 an hour. Yes, someone will come in to work your party and have no other tables.
    *Don't let foreigners leave the tip!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Did I emphasis that too much?)
    *Brief your overseas guests on US tipping customs.
    *Your table is the most important! (It is but so is everyone else's.)
    *If you walk in to an empty restaurant 5 minutes before closing you should be warmly welcomed. DON'T WEAR IT OUT!
    *You will be treated like a guest in our house. We hope you act like one.
    +100 Don't know how many times sent server home to have the party show up 3 hrs. late.
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckles View Post
    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.
    I wish, on behalf of you, that the customers would just get it, but they don't seem to. Anyway, your place sounds great - I'd eat there if I could!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckles View Post
    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.
    I love you, man.

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    ^ +1

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    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.

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