|No, I Will Not Buy You a Drink
||[Jul. 7th, 2004|01:11 am]
Me: standing by the bar waiting on a couple of beers, running a credit card
??: random customer, no relation to my tables at all, walking up to me at the bar, behind the little "server area" rope
??: Oh, I'll just wait until you're done. I don't want to interrupt you during your transaction
Me: Hi, can I help you with something?
??: Yeah, I want a Coke. (once again, NOT my customer; we're standing at the bar with the bartender across from me, looking right at him)
Bar: A Coke?
??: No, that's ok, she'll help me.
Me: Ok, would you like me to order you a Coke then?
??: Yes [as i turn] that's $2, right?
Me: Almost, it's $2.25, sir.
??: Oh, I only have $2...
Me: Ok... [goes to deliver beers and credit card slip, returns a few minutes later]
??: I'm going to be about 40 cents short...
Me: Oh, I'm sorry. Would you like some water?
??: Yes, 40 cents... I thought I had two dollars... [goes to count again, obviously waiting for me to offer to pay]
so I put in another order and go about my business in the service area
??: So I'm 40 cents short...
Me: I'm sorry sir, I don't have 40 cents to give you.
??: [stands and stares at me, still clearly waiting for me to buy him a Coke]
Me: [starts to walk away]
??: I'm Mark, by the way....
Me: It's nice to meet you Mark, but you're standing in my server area, could you please step back? Thank you. [walks away with beers]
x-posted to customers_suck