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  • I got mad at a restaurant

    Maybe it's my PMS?

    I stopped by a Organic Raw Vegan take-out place near my apt hoping to order a wrap. Most of their wraps are filled with veggies and nut mixtures and some of them come wrapped in cabbage or other greens. They're really friggin good and it's the only non-fast food place around here. I was out of stuff to cook with and I'm being lazy...anyways..

    They had two wrap specials - one wrap was wrapped in greens and the other wasn't. I asked if I could have the wrap not listed as being wrapped in greens wrapped in greens and the girl said no. Other items had the option of being served over cabbage or flax bread so I asked if I could have it wrapped in cabbage or over cabbage and she said no again. She said to me, "Ma'am.. haven't you ever been to a restaurant before? Do they change things for you?" I said ,"Yes. ALL THE TIME!"

    Then I asked if I could speak to the cook(it's a small place he was standing just a few feet away). I asked him about using the cabbage that could be used for all the different menu items. He said if he used cabbage for my 1 wrap that it would mess up his entire supply of cabbage for all the other items. He doesn't even have 2 pieces to spare basically...I walked out.

    My dinner instead tonight was Primal coconut milk hot cocoa .

    Oh how I wish this went waaaay mainstream and it would be easy to get a hold of Paleo foods!!!!

  • #2
    I think they were just being stupid. Why would it put his whole day in jeopardy if they gave you a leaf or two of cabbage?? Ridiculous.
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    • #3
      I can guarantee that the owner of the restaurant was nowhere nearby when his employees, out of stupidity, were driving customers away.
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      • #4
        Even most fast food restaurants will try to accommodate the customer, not just the one that says have it your way.
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        • #5
          That is entirely stupid. If they are THAT close on ingredients (i.e. the cabbage) they need to send one of those charming and helpful staff members to the grocery store!

          (And I'll say that from the perspective of someone who has worked as a cook in a restaurant. Of COURSE they could have changed it. That was pure stupidity!)

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          • #6
            How frustrating for you!

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            • #7
              Maybe they should take a look and eating Primal... then they wouldn't be so lazy!

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              • #8
                That is the way things are today after the young'uns go through government mind control and indoctrination centers (public schools or private school clones). I have two stories along those lines. These are not from a time of the best eating on my part.

                The first was just me cracking jokes. An affliction from way back. A group of us went on lunch break to a nearby pizza place. It was five dollars for all you could eat. Just being a wise butt, I asked the young lady if I could pay a little extra and get more than I could eat. Most of my fellow workers had to chuckle at that. They laughed out loud when that cashier told me that I couldn't have more than I could eat because they only allowed having all you could eat, like the menu said. Smart?

                The other was in a pizza place again many years later. They had a special on a pepperoni pizza. I asked for the reduced price but told the man behind the counter that he could keep the pepperoni. He told me that I could only have the sale price if I had the pepperoni pizza. Fine. I asked for the pepperoni on the side. When it was delivered I threw the wrapped pile of pepperoni in the trash. A few of the customers waiting for their orders laughed at that but there was one who thought that I was somehow violating everything America stood for by wanting 'something for nothing'. Smart?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by periquin View Post
                  That is the way things are today after the young'uns go through government mind control and indoctrination centers (public schools or private school clones). I have two stories along those lines. These are not from a time of the best eating on my part.

                  The first was just me cracking jokes. An affliction from way back. A group of us went on lunch break to a nearby pizza place. It was five dollars for all you could eat. Just being a wise butt, I asked the young lady if I could pay a little extra and get more than I could eat. Most of my fellow workers had to chuckle at that. They laughed out loud when that cashier told me that I couldn't have more than I could eat because they only allowed having all you could eat, like the menu said. Smart?

                  The other was in a pizza place again many years later. They had a special on a pepperoni pizza. I asked for the reduced price but told the man behind the counter that he could keep the pepperoni. He told me that I could only have the sale price if I had the pepperoni pizza. Fine. I asked for the pepperoni on the side. When it was delivered I threw the wrapped pile of pepperoni in the trash. A few of the customers waiting for their orders laughed at that but there was one who thought that I was somehow violating everything America stood for by wanting 'something for nothing'. Smart?

                  Don't bother complaining to management. They won't understand either.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by AnneArchy View Post
                    I stopped by an Organic Raw Vegan take-out place
                    This is where you went wrong.
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                    • #11
                      If only you hadn't asked them to take a risk on an expensive ingredient. That cabbage you know, if you don't watch your stock carefully, will bankrupt you faster than the rise in a vegan's vLDL.
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                      • #12
                        You weren't trying to order the soup wrapped up in cabbage leaves, were you?

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                        • #13
                          To quote the ever wise Mugatu "I feel like I'm taking CRAZY PILLS!"
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                          • #14
                            Oh dear. Customer service intelligence fail.

                            OK, let me cheer you up. Yesterday I stopped off at Morton's in Oxford's Covered Market and asked for one of their burgers with no bun and no chips (fries), just lots of salad. The girl at the till thought this very odd, checked it with me, and said that since the chips were included, she'd have to reduce the price. And did. Very good burger, too.

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                            • #15
                              Hilary: Got to be something good about Oxford. Seems like some people with intelligence are behind the counters. My maternal granddad was born and raised there. That's why Inspector Lewis is a must watch.
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