Websites you wish you'd thought of first

Some threads may be NSFW

Re: Websites you wish you'd thought of first

Postby guest » Mon May 19, 2014 3:53 am

User avatar
guest
Hot Fudge Poor Dentition
 
Posts: 6633
Joined: Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:40 am
Location: the old windmill

Re: Websites you wish you'd thought of first

Postby Sterile Whites 48313 » Mon May 19, 2014 9:30 am

guest wrote:http://www.yelp.com/list/the-worst-of-detroit-detroit


Awesome...I'll never eat in this town again.
Just another run of the mill suburban white devil, with an "Assault" weapon. Molon Labe.
.
User avatar
Sterile Whites 48313
Hot Fudge Vagatarian
 
Posts: 2510
Joined: Sat Mar 24, 2007 10:34 am
Location: Wistfully recalling those halcyon days.

Re: Websites you wish you'd thought of first

Postby Roquefort Robert » Mon May 19, 2014 1:05 pm

Sterile Whites 48313 wrote:
guest wrote:http://www.yelp.com/list/the-worst-of-detroit-detroit


Awesome...I'll never eat in this town again.



That's just one asshole's opinion. Of the handful of places I checked, all of them had at least three stars from Yelpers. And of the places I have been to on her list, have all been average to above average.
By using the El Dorado Atmospheric and Oceanic temperatures thermal map. I caculated the contrary direction where the polar jet stream is going and it didn't look pretty.
User avatar
Roquefort Robert
HFD Resident Perv
 
Posts: 5220
Joined: Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:33 pm
Location: Flint

Re: Websites you wish you'd thought of first

Postby frank - up in grand blanc » Mon May 19, 2014 1:40 pm

Roquefort Robert wrote:
Sterile Whites 48313 wrote:
guest wrote:http://www.yelp.com/list/the-worst-of-detroit-detroit


Awesome...I'll never eat in this town again.



That's just one asshole's opinion. Of the handful of places I checked, all of them had at least three stars from Yelpers. And of the places I have been to on her list, have all been average to above average.


There's always one, one unreasonable prick as well as one horrible dining experience that is inexcusable. For my part, I try to be as sweet as pie as well as likeable because I don't want lousy service and I don't want my food to get trashed. But just as there's nothing to be gained by being a bad customer there's nothing to be gained by being a shitty server or by be shitty to your customers. I don't raise a stink or send letters to the owner, rather I vote with my feet and take my biz elsewhere. Last December I was with a small group out trying to have a meal and we went into a seat-yourself local bar with a grill. It was a busy night and as we approached the sole open table a harried served snarked out: that table is reserved, that's what the "reserved" sign means. It was a small sign laying flat on the table so we'd missed it, but still: why be an asshole waitress? We were all semi-regulars and it wasn't like we were storming in like we owned the place. So we left and for the part of me & my wife we haven't been back. Will they go bust or will the waitress take an insurmountable hit because we've boycotted? Probably not, but throw in the odd night out with the ten or 15 in tips each time and ask: was it worth the 50 bucks over the past five months, Ms. Bitch, to throw in a dig because you were busy one night?
User avatar
frank - up in grand blanc
HFD Marketing Consultant or Dumbass
 
Posts: 9163
Joined: Thu Mar 22, 2007 8:42 pm
Location: "Avatar repossessed for history of non-payment.."

Re: Websites you wish you'd thought of first

Postby Amadeus » Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:50 am

http://sebpearce.com/bullshit/

The "New Age Bullshit Detector."

I can imagine all sorts of hijinks with this...
“We have 25 years or so invested in the work. Why should I make the data available to you when your aim is to try and find something wrong with it?” Phil Jones, 2005
User avatar
Amadeus
Hot Fudge Humanitarian
 
Posts: 2628
Joined: Sat Mar 24, 2007 3:04 pm

Re: Websites you wish you'd thought of first

Postby guest » Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:17 am

frank - up in grand blanc wrote: So we left and for the part of me & my wife we haven't been back.

While Frank is voting with his feet, the bitch of a waitress has probably moved on. My experience with dining out is that if it's a venue where you can get an entree for under $12 you will get shit service: water won't be refilled, the server will have to be hunted down for the check, ....you know. You've all been there. These are jobs that have no barriers to entry, fewer barriers to exit, and owners/managers don't give a shit as evidenced by a total absence of training or supervision of staff.

Whoever said tipping is broken nailed it. Yes, they'll get their 15-20%, or a higher percentage if I'm just grabbing a burger at a dive because nobody tips less than a buck even if the tab adds up to $3.75. I know it's their only income but, seriously, TIPS=To Insure Prompt Service is a myth. The tip comes when it's over, past the point of any recovery, and is only given as an obligation (which can be waived). When I run the world, servers will be paid what they're worth. The cheapo places will pay minimum wage, eye rolling and snark will still be free, and more upscale joints will pay a living wage if their staff approaches a level of service one would expect from professionals.
User avatar
guest
Hot Fudge Poor Dentition
 
Posts: 6633
Joined: Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:40 am
Location: the old windmill

Re: Websites you wish you'd thought of first

Postby The Beav » Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:30 am

guest wrote:because nobody tips less than a buck even if the tab adds up to $3.75.


You have no fucking clue what you are talking about.
User avatar
The Beav
Hot Fudge Bundy
 
Posts: 12395
Joined: Fri Mar 23, 2007 12:34 pm
Location: Reruns.

Re: Websites you wish you'd thought of first

Postby guest » Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:56 am

The Beav wrote:
guest wrote:because nobody tips less than a buck even if the tab adds up to $3.75.


You have no fucking clue what you are talking about.


I meant nobody like how Lowell's kid is everybody over there.
User avatar
guest
Hot Fudge Poor Dentition
 
Posts: 6633
Joined: Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:40 am
Location: the old windmill

Re: Websites you wish you'd thought of first

Postby middle aged female » Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:48 am

The Beav wrote:
guest wrote:because nobody tips less than a buck even if the tab adds up to $3.75.


You have no fucking clue what you are talking about.

Granted, this is many years ago, but I still remember my first dollar tip. I worked in a greasy spoon up in Almont and an out of towner (female) came in and ordered a bowl of soup and a cup of coffee. After I spilled her soup and slopped it on her and apologized profusely, she handed me a dollar for a tip. I was so freaked out I told her I wasn't allowed to take that much. She insisted so I did. Part of the problem is that most of my morning clientele were the local businessmen who came in for a coffee klatch each morning and left me the change from their individual cups of coffee. Coffee was .21 including tax back then, so they each left me .04 as a tip. Cheap bastards.
User avatar
middle aged female
Hot Fudge Designated Driver
 
Posts: 7394
Joined: Thu Sep 04, 2008 9:22 am

Re: Websites you wish you'd thought of first

Postby The Beav » Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:36 pm

guest wrote:
The Beav wrote:
guest wrote:because nobody tips less than a buck even if the tab adds up to $3.75.


You have no fucking clue what you are talking about.


I meant nobody like how Lowell's kid is everybody over there.


I forgive you. And Lowell's kid tips for shit. Nick has come into the bar on my shift a few times and dropped a whole two dollars on a $20 tab. Haven't seen him for quite a while. Which is not a bad thing.
User avatar
The Beav
Hot Fudge Bundy
 
Posts: 12395
Joined: Fri Mar 23, 2007 12:34 pm
Location: Reruns.

Re: Websites you wish you'd thought of first

Postby Sterile Whites 48313 » Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:55 pm

The Beav wrote:
guest wrote:
The Beav wrote:
guest wrote:because nobody tips less than a buck even if the tab adds up to $3.75.


You have no fucking clue what you are talking about.


I meant nobody like how Lowell's kid is everybody over there.


I forgive you. And Lowell's kid tips for shit. Nick has come into the bar on my shift a few times and dropped a whole two dollars on a $20 tab. Haven't seen him for quite a while. Which is not a bad thing.


My common tip is 25 percent if I don't know you. My regular bartenders and wait staff get 35-40 percent because they take care of us...on a big bill I've dropped 50 percent. You get what you pay for...
Just another run of the mill suburban white devil, with an "Assault" weapon. Molon Labe.
.
User avatar
Sterile Whites 48313
Hot Fudge Vagatarian
 
Posts: 2510
Joined: Sat Mar 24, 2007 10:34 am
Location: Wistfully recalling those halcyon days.

Re: Websites you wish you'd thought of first

Postby thunderstruck » Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:23 pm

middle aged female wrote:
The Beav wrote:
guest wrote:because nobody tips less than a buck even if the tab adds up to $3.75.


You have no fucking clue what you are talking about.

Granted, this is many years ago, but I still remember my first dollar tip. I worked in a greasy spoon up in Almont and an out of towner (female) came in and ordered a bowl of soup and a cup of coffee. After I spilled her soup and slopped it on her and apologized profusely, she handed me a dollar for a tip. I was so freaked out I told her I wasn't allowed to take that much. She insisted so I did. Part of the problem is that most of my morning clientele were the local businessmen who came in for a coffee klatch each morning and left me the change from their individual cups of coffee. Coffee was .21 including tax back then, so they each left me .04 as a tip. Cheap bastards.

19%. Thank your benefactors. :-)

I tip based on performance, but I also have a progressive sliding scale based on the price of the meal/drinks. There's a little diner near me that just has abnormally prices. It's tough to run up much of a bill there, and even 25 - 30%% seems unfair to the waitresses who are as nice, customer-oriented and professional as those at a Ruth's Chris or Andiamo's. I've gone there for lunch with one of my young charges on a day when "kids eat free", and had a $6 bill for the two of us. A $5 tip doesn't seem out of whack.

On the other hand, a sub-par waiter at a nice restaurant shouldn't be getting a $50 tip for providing uninterested, tardy and mechanical service to a party of four, even if that's the way the math works out.
User avatar
thunderstruck
Hot Fudge Regular
 
Posts: 1195
Joined: Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:01 pm
Location: Beyond comprehension

Previous

Return to Other Discussions

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests