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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

To The Fucking Bitch Server at Ti Couz Tonight

Dear Fucking Bitch Server,

I love Ti Couz. I generally find that it has good service. That was until I met you.

If I've said it once, I'll say it again. I love servers. Idolize them even. I know they work harder than most people are willing to. But I do not love you. No, I do not.

I'm sorry you hate your job. Or perhaps you had a bad day. That does not give you an excuse to act like a complete and total twat. I didn't fuck your boyfriend or piss in your perfume, so don't take your crap out on me.

For example, I know that there is a board to sign up on. Tonight, however, there were several folks waiting for tables and yet the counter had but one lone diner. I figured it would not hurt to ask about counter seating. I did not need you to snap at me when I asked for guidance.

Also. I think it's complete crap that your place of employment now charges two fucking fifty for bread unless you order soup or a salad. There was a nicer way of informing us of that policy when we asked for some bread, however. And by the fucking way, we would have had salad had you had the advertised organic greens in stock so I think that you should have just given us the goddamn bread.

I've had a shitty ass couple of weeks. That did not prevent me from saying "please" and "thank you" and treating you in a cheerful manner. I showed you respect. I played nice. And yet you were still a complete and total twat. If this is how you treat nice customers, I'd hate to see how you treat the average diner who expects you to wipe their ass for them. I'd imagine it's an all out bloodbath.

Seriously, bitch, lose the 'tude. Because it makes you suck at your job. The fact that I tipped you 20% anyway was a fucking gift because I know you theoretically work hard for the money. Now start earning that shit. I'll be watching you.

xoxo
Joy

"To eat is a necessity. To eat intelligently is an art."
-- La Rochefoucauld

12 Comments:

Blogger Sam said...

That's too crap. One bad egg, spoiling the dozen. Conversely, a couple of weeks ago Fred and I had the best service we had ever has at Ti Couz. We visited during a weekday afternoon and sat outside. Our server was fantastic beyond fantastic, I am sure she was an old-timer but I was surprised I had never seen her before, maybe she doesn't work weekends when we usually go. She was totally cool, taking everything in her stride, including not getting narky at the French couple next to us who just took a pavement seat without signing up on the board. She just cheekily teased them a little and let them stay put.

I was mortified by the 2 guys and one small child on our other side. Two guys were chatting without paying attention to small child who had large blue marker pen which he used to paint entire baby chair, entire menu and other things, a lovely shade of scribbled-blue. When they got up to leave they let child simply drop pen on sidewalk, along with papers and stuff. They just got up and walked away without the slightest shred of embarassment as to the mess they had made and what they had done and no attempt to tidy any of it up. [Father was French too, btw, I think]. I can't believe that parents bring their kids up this way. Anyway, when the lovely waitress came to clear up their devastation, again she was totally cool and I remarked to her how sorry she was to have to deal with such a-holes. She just took in her stride, again, and said "they'll get their comupance soon enough, when that kid grows a bit older", as she started trying to scrub off the blue ink, with a smile on her face.

Is this incident going to put you off for ever?

7/27/2006 9:12 AM  
Blogger Joy said...

Sam,

Of course not! I heart Ti Couz. But I'd seriously think of asking for a different server if I got her again. I've never had bad service there before so I was beyond shocked at how completely awful she was.

7/27/2006 9:37 AM  
Blogger drbiggles said...

Daaaang.

You want me to go kick her ass?

7/27/2006 9:53 AM  
Blogger Gillette said...

While 99.999% of service I have had in New York is great, One time I had an incredible asshole waiter. It was so bad, we started laughing about it. We had just arrived and were happyhappy to be there so and turned the event into a game. I left him a huge tip and wrote on the bill(so the owners would see it):

"Hope this helps your mood, Mr. Grumpy Pants."

Hehehe...that was way fun!!

7/27/2006 12:54 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

gillette - I am so jealous of the high service standards you have in NYC. It really caught my attention when I visited for the first time in June.

7/27/2006 4:44 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I have to agree with gillette that service in New York is generally awesome. My dining companions and I are usually the youngest in any given establishment, and even in the stuffiest of stuffy four-stars, we get great service.

Whenever I go to Ti Couz, I get the same 'tudy server. Sure, she's efficient as hell but I feel like I'm talking to a ticking time-bomb.

8/01/2006 10:18 AM  
Anonymous SFGary said...

I have never had bad service there yet but why did you leave a 20% tip? She won't learn anything. I would have had a chat with the owner, if possible. There are way too many good places to eat in SF that you don't have to put up with this crap.

8/01/2006 3:29 PM  
Anonymous brandi said...

I've had quite a bit of shitty service at Ti Couz, but it's still one of my favorite places to get brunch... those Bloody Marys are just too damned yummy to not want all the time and their crepes are always awesome.

But, as far as I am concerned, their service for the weekend brunch shifts is more often obnoxious than not. For some reason, we seem to always get the server who absolutely DESPISES my (generally low-maintanance and nice) kid, no matter what section we seem to get sat in. We were very pleasantly surprised this past weekend to get a different server who was kind and efficient. She ended up with an almost 30% tip and we left happier than usual, even though we *always* leave happy (especially me, what with the numerous bloodies).

8/08/2006 12:13 PM  
Blogger ponzoom said...

I went to Ti Couz a couple of weeks ago, and got that terrible Mission hipster attitude that I love so much. I'd only been there one other time (and loved it), so I didn't realize there was a sign-up board inside, and just sat down at one of the tables outside (seriously, why leave a menu on an outdoor table if you can't just seat your own damn self?) When the waiter finally came out he (very rudely) asked if we'd checked inside and then took off, so we weren't sure what we were supposed to do, and got up and went inside (5 people.) So, in the midst of this commotion, some other assholes went and seated themselves at the table where we'd been sitting and got served w/ no problem! WTF? I figured it was because we had 2 kids with us, but wasn't really sure what the deal was. They obviously aren't very kid friendly, since my friend ordered orange juice for her 3-year-old and they brought it in a goblet, and then made us wait FOREVER while everyone that got seated after us got their food. Sure, I might go back, but next time, they aren't getting 20% if I experience anything similar to the last time...

9/12/2006 9:42 PM  
Blogger blister said...

Tell it like it is....
when biggles is done with her i'll sweep her into the gutter.
xoxoxo

10/02/2006 11:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You pussies. You get bad service and you still tip 20%. Oh, but you complain on you blog. Nice.

10/04/2006 3:34 PM  
Blogger Joy said...

Anonymous,

Riiiiight, because you coming here and insulting people anonymously isn't a pussy move at ALL. How's that hypocrite juice tasting for ya?

xoxo
Joy

10/05/2006 7:29 AM  

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