Sorry, Not In My Job Description
So today my boy Rodney comes up to me laughing his ass off.
Here's his story.
Rod had a your basic lunch table, 3 top older ladies, they were finishing up and he offered coffee or dessert.
Needless to say he had a couple takers.
Two hot teas and a cappuchino...
Thing is our expresso machine was down.play by play time.
Rodney,"I'm sorry ma'am our expresso machine is down, can I offer you a coffee?"The lady,"Well I want a cappuchino!"
"I'm sorry ma'am we don't have any..."
The lady submerged deep in the thoughts of her mind."Well isn't there a coffee shop around the corner?"
Unsure Rodney responded,"Yes."The lady motioned toward him,"Well?"
"Aren't you going to go get me one?"Rod was taken aback, he had no response, luckily the lady's friends stepped in before the explosion.
"He isn't going to go get you a cappuchino!"
"Well they're out, he should go get me one, its their fault they don't have any!" She said.
"Well that isn't his job, you can go over and get it."
Same exact thing happened to me a few years back.
White trash four top, as I was asking for drink orders someone ordered a Coke."Is a Pepsi ok, we don't have Coke products sir..."
"Well I want a Coke.""Sorry sir we don't carry it."
A befuddled look was the best he could muster,"Well can't you go to the store and get me some?"
Boy was I pissed.
My response, "No."
"Well its your job to serve me!"
Looking dead in his eyes I said, "I'm not your errand boy, now what do you want to drink..."
Idiots, why do we get the blame, I suppose its the whole shoot the messenger thing.If we serve Coke people get pissed, if we serve Pepsi they get pissed.
Either way it's not my decision.
I don't know how many times someone wants a soda so bad but won't accept the alternative, usually they get a pissed off look and say,"I'll just have water."
Invariably I get a shitty tip when this happens.
Restaurants carry one brand or the other, they have contracts that get very expensive if they carry more than one product.
Too bad they don't have what you want, in this world that happens sometimes,I don't really care that much, if God forbid you have to eat a meal without a Coke, Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper or Caffeine free Slice.
And throwing a hissy fit won't make me care either, and I certainly won't pawn off my tables that might prove profitable just to run to the nearest 7-11 just so you can enjoy your meal that much more.