Friday, October 23, 2009

What a day

Today was one of those days..You know the kind that you are just ready to see come to an end. It started off with my husband calling me as he was driving to work to let me know that his car was blowing smoke from under the hood...Great I thought, just what we need. He managed to make it to work and took a quick look. Water had blown and we think it might be a busted hose. I told him just call and get a tow. We will have to deal with getting it checked out over the weekend.
At the end of the day I called him to let him know I was going to come pick him up from work so as soon as the tow truck gets there we can head out to dinner. I haven't been to the grocery store since before our vacation and cooking tonight was out of the question.
He informed me that he was on the phone with the dispatcher and I thought cool, they will be there by the time I was..WRONG...TWO...Count them TWO hours later the tow truck finally arrived and we were finally on our way to dinner.

We soon arrived at the local Cracker Barrel, found just a few people eating (it was now after 8 pm). Got our order in, got the food in good time, and ate..but that was it..We got the food and ate. The waiter never came back by, not once. I had already run out of tea, and had to take a sip of my husbands water to wash down the corn muffin that went down the wrong way. I coughed several times trying to get the tickle out and he never came over. Finally after both of us had the forks and napkins on the plate and I was reading the book I had brought along the waiter showed up with the check..

Guess what he didn't go home with tonight....Yep you got it..NO TIP
I know I probably should have left him a couple of bucks, but I honestly did not feel like he deserved it. I have got more attention from the kids in a fast food line than we did this guy. Maybe if more people would refuse to tip for bad service those giving it would take notice.
As for the car, it is sitting outside in the parking lot where it will probably have to sit for a couple of weeks. I think I have mentioned before in this blog that we don't have credit cards, so we will have to save up now to get it worked on. After the recent trip that isn't going to be this pay day


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Blogger Linda said...

Uh, are you sure you didn't trace P. Noel's name?!? Sounds like bad luck is definitely following you!

I totally agree with you about waitstaff not deserving a tip if they do a shoddy job. I think that some of them expect they're going to get a tip regardless of whether they do a lousy job or not so don't care if they provide good service. I won't tip for bad service.

October 24, 2009 at 1:11 AM  
Blogger Autumnforest said...

It's a good thing you don't use credit cards. One time I had that happen at a restaurant and I left no tip and the girl went in after I filled out the slip and put in her tip. I managed to get her fired, but I refused to go to a restaurant that could allow that. Yikes! Hope tomorrow goes smoothly. You're due for an easy day.

October 24, 2009 at 1:19 AM  
Blogger KathyA said...

A gratuity is a notice of good service. Since you didn't have ANY service, I figure he owed you money!

Sorry about the crappy day. Hope today makes up for it!

October 24, 2009 at 10:01 AM  

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