Noted With Incredulity

Posted on Tuesday 21 August 2007

A guest swatted me on my behind with a menu tonight.

I had shown the party of five to their table and handed out menus. One gentleman laughed and said, “Hey sweetheart, I want to order from the lunch menu, instead!”

This wasn’t a particularly funny or witty comment, but he intended it as such, so I smiled, nevertheless, and said, “You can order from the lunch menu–you just have to wait until tomorrow lunch.”

At which point he laughed and gave me a swift swat on my backside with his dinner menu.

Yes, really.

16 Comments for 'Noted With Incredulity'

  1.  
    August 21, 2007 | 11:56 pm
     

    I haven’t been by in a while, but will be seeing the rest of this story on the news?

    BD

  2.  
    August 22, 2007 | 12:45 am
     

    RG, you are in a completely different world. So much so that it’s hard to believe you’re still in the same country.

  3.  
    Restaurant Gal
    August 22, 2007 | 8:48 am
     

    Brilliant Donkey–Very strange that you commented last evening. I checked out YOUR site for the first time in months. Welcome back! Story at 11…..

    Chuck–No, I think, actually, these folks would behave this way in D.C., were they to dine out up there. But, given it is here, where the men seem to be overtly flirtateous in a way I never saw up north, I wonder what my reaction would have been at my old restaurant. Here, I pretty much shrugged it off. What the hell else ya gonna do, ya know, pal? 😉

  4.  
    August 22, 2007 | 9:08 am
     

    I generally give a pass if the offender doesn’t realize he’s being offensive – I imagine someone being hurt that I took their act out of context: their intention- frindliness- my perception: icky. I base it on their age and the general culture of the area. I’m not traumatized easily.

  5.  
    Jennifer
    August 22, 2007 | 9:11 am
     

    You could always hit him over the head with a… um… bottle! Yeah! Because you’re funny, too!!!! ;-D

  6.  
    August 22, 2007 | 11:07 am
     

    o.O hehe

  7.  
    Cootera
    August 22, 2007 | 11:20 am
     

    Oh boy… Toto, I don’t think we’re in DC anymore!

  8.  
    August 22, 2007 | 11:31 am
     

    Bienvenido a Miami! Home of slimy guys, whorish money grubbing girls, overinflated egos, and a complete lack of respect for others! At least we have some good restaurants here though… Welcome to the show.

  9.  
    August 22, 2007 | 2:41 pm
     

    Jali–I think this guy just didn’t have manners, class, or a sense of humor that I might share. Beyond that, he was swell! Maybe that goes with the territory down here.

    Jennifer–You are SO right! I CAN be funny, too, and I will be next time….

    Jedi Jaz–One does wonder.

    Cootera–Um, no. Not even close to close.

    Blind Mind–Welcome! Have you been lurking or just find me? Thanks for the the honest assessment of our population. Love the restaurants, and so far, even the show.

  10.  
    August 22, 2007 | 6:25 pm
     

    If that had happened to me(very unlikely, men don’t tend to slap other men’s asses well in some places maybe but even at that my gargantuan ass is safe from a slap) it would have been a case of “thank you and goodnight” take your ass slapping hand and get out. But as I say it wouldn’t happen to me…

    Am I rambling? I feel like I’m rambling…Ignore me and carry on…

  11.  
    August 22, 2007 | 6:33 pm
     

    I thought your comment that he could order from the lunch menu … tomorrow… was pretty clever! It’s hard to have a funny comeback for the backside swat when it comes outta nowwhere like that…. just think… next time you’ll be sooo ready!

    ha!

  12.  
    August 22, 2007 | 11:12 pm
     

    Manuel–You would never say that, because it would happen so fast, and suprise you so much, you would be back at the podium before it sunk in what had happened. The, you’d laugh with a manager about it, even as you shook your head.

    Jenni–Thank you for thinking I came up with a good comeback! I kind of thought so, too. And yes, next time, soooooooo ready.

  13.  
    August 22, 2007 | 11:49 pm
     

    Oh.My.

  14.  
    August 23, 2007 | 9:36 am
     

    Found you via SotP. I try to keep my lurking to a minimum…

  15.  
    August 23, 2007 | 4:47 pm
     

    I think people on vacation somehow feel that they must ‘have a good time’ and show off for everybody, it happens way too often here in Vegas as well. As an employee you’ve got to take the ‘gentle’ stuff, or suffer a complaint to the management.
    Sorry if us guys are idiots. In our heads we are brilliant.

  16.  
    Tinker
    August 23, 2007 | 11:55 pm
     

    Do they still demonstrate the Vulcan Death Grip to women that need to correct behaviour? I suggest about three feet lower down than Spock used it, and approximately on the center line. Yes, THERE. Guaranteed they’ll STILL respect you in the morning!

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