New recipes

7 Worst Dinner Party Dishes

7 Worst Dinner Party Dishes

What not to serve for an enjoyable, stress-free party for all

Many hosts and hostesses will agree: hosting a dinner party can be stressful. There is a bar to stock, tables to set, flowers to arrange, and of course an inviting scene to set — and then you’ve got to prepare multiple courses on top of that!

Click here to see the 7 Worst Dinner Party Dishes Slideshow.

We couldn’t emphasize keeping things simple enough, whether it’s when setting the table, shopping for food, or setting up the bar. Same goes for when you’re planning the menu: Simple is better. But serving garlicky hummus with some store-bought chips might not be the wisest appetizer to serve — unless you and your guests plan on not talking at all when seated around the table. Same goes for that tomato soup, served with croutons, a garnish of crème fraîche, and a pinch of micro basil. The last thing you need to worry about is spilling soup on the floor before it makes its way to the table or using tweezers to properly align the garnish. So before you settle on the menu for your next gathering, read up on what dishes are best to avoid and consider our suggestions for a safer alternative. You can thank us later.

Click here to see the 7 Worst Dinner Party Dishes Slideshow.


Servers Share The Most Disastrous Dinner Date They've Ever Witnessed

Waiters and waitresses are exposed to a variety of customers each night. More likely that not, some of those customers will be out on a date at their restaurant. Sometimes, the date goes well and a relationship is formed. Other times, it can go horribly wrong. When that happens, the wait staff is there to see it all go down.

Servers on Reddit share the worst dinner date disaster they've ever witnessed. Content has been edited for clarity.

"I worked at a bar in a hotel for five years. I had a table come down from their hotel room, and sit at one of my pub tables for dinner. From the moment they sat down, you could tell the wife was furious about something. She was unbelievably pleasant toward me, but did not say a single word to the man at the table. I get their drinks and then their orders- he ordered steak and she ordered the sauciest pasta dish we had on the menu.

About 20 minutes later (the wife still hadn’t said a word to the man since they sat down), their food was done and my food runner set it on the table. Right as I was about to walk over to see if they needed anything else, I saw the woman stand up, say 'Get bent, John,' as she picked up the plate of pasta and dumped it all over his head and down into his lap.

Then she very calmly walked out of the bar and back up to her hotel room.

I spent a few minutes helping the man clean up and got my manager to come handle the situation from there as it was way above my pay grade at that point.

Later in the night, the woman came back to the bar without the man and we talked for a while. Turns out he admitted to cheating on her right before their dinner reservation. I never saw either of them again."

"I work at a small bakery in my town. I am general kitchen staff, and not a waiter, but I was there when this all went down.

It was around two in the afternoon, the day had been normal, but suddenly I saw the retail staff in a huddle and took my first opportunity to go see what was happening.

Apparently a couple had come in on this summer day, ordered two bowls of soup and sat down. The girl that took their order went to the back and prepared their soup for them, then brought it back out.

In the time it took for her to get the soup, the woman had taken off her flip-flop, put her leg across the table, and the guy was going to town sucking on this lady's toes in the middle of the restaurant. The waitress didn't notice until she went to place the soup on the table. She stood there in shock, and the couple was oblivious to her presence. This guy is going all in, and the lady is starting to moan by the time they realize their soup is ready.

The waitress was in complete shock for the rest of her shift, and that couple is no longer allowed on the premises."

"I used to work at a bar where 70% of the customers were on first dates. There was a line of two person booths along the wall when you first walk in. There were two dudes sitting by themselves in two different booths. Both of them were facing the door, one was in the first booth one was in the last booth. This girl comes in and walks up to the first booth, says hi to the guy, and sits down.

They are chatting for about five minutes when the other guy who is sitting by himself comes up to her and says 'Hey I’m so-and-so… aren’t you so-and-so. '

They all talk for like 30 seconds, and she gets up and goes and sits with the other guy at the last booth. Eventually a different girl shows up for a date with the guy at the first booth.

I don’t know exactly what happened, but I almost died watching it unfold. She was definitely embarrassed."

"A couple of friends and I went to the Mexican restaurant where another friend was waiting tables. There was a couple kind of catty-cornered from us that had a bit of an 'off' vibe. We could see them, but not really hear them, so we asked our server friend what was up. She said it seemed to be a first or second date that was a bit awkward. The girl had ordered one of those enormous pitchers, and was not sharing it.

I had to go make a phone call (back in the pay phone days), and when I came back, I ended up sitting with my back to the couple. Maybe 10 minutes later, I hear our friend the server say, 'No, no, no!' and the sound of a full punch bowl being emptied from a great height.

Giant Drink Girl had stood up, swayed a bit, and vomited all over their meals, table, and the surrounding floor. The restaurant comped everyone sitting nearby, and the girl’s date abandoned her in the ensuing chaos."

"I was a waiter at a very famous, upscale restaurant. One night, a gentleman approached the maitre’d, requesting someone take pictures of him proposing to his girlfriend. Since I was the closest one to the maitre’d, I was tasked with performing this duty.

After stalking the table for a solid hour, the moment was inevitably approaching. I set up at an angle where she couldn’t see me and when he busted out the ring I started taking as many pictures as I could. Anyone who has tried to capture a once in a lifetime moment on camera knows that you’re not really watching what’s going on, you’re just trying to frame the moment. After about 20-30 pictures, I slowly realized that she was declining the proposal and the scene was quickly degenerating into a Five Alarm dumpster fire. However, I was far enough away that I couldn’t hear what was being said, and couldn’t be sure of what was transpiring so I continued taking pictures just in case. Finally, I stepped back and watched the scene unfold in reality as she stormed out of the restaurant in embarrassment and he scrambled to pay the bill and chase after her.

He’d requested that I use my phone and send the best pictures to him. Needless to say, he never approached us for the pictures and I have about 100+ pictures of a wedding proposal gone wrong somewhere deep in my iCloud photo bank."

"This couple came into this bar that I worked at, and it was business as usual took their order, brought out drinks and food, including dessert. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary.

However, this couple began to argue as they work through their dessert about how the guy didn't bring a battery pack to charge their phones. Home girl is straight up screaming at this dude. Luckily, it was a really slow night and they were only ones in the restaurant.

I offer to charge their phone if they have their cable. I never offer to charge anybody's phones because I don't like dealing with the hassle. But I felt for the guy because I was that guy at one point.

This is the point where I feel like I should've thought something was up. The guy hands me what looks like a busted up prepaid phone you get from the supermarket, and what looked like a chewed up charger cable. I run to the back and go to charge it only to find out the cable wasn't compatible with the phone. I go back to them and notice they left without paying. I was more impressed than I was upset."

"This was probably about four years ago, in a joint called the Esquire Tavern on the River walk.

We had a street entrance as well as a river entrance, but from the river you had to walk up a really narrow metal staircase to our balcony. It barely had enough room for five small tables, including one that was tucked in a corner that made it hard to see from below.

Anyways, it was a slow summer lunch so I was doubling as a hostess, and this guy comes up from the river entrance and asks for a spot on the patio, specifically the hidden cramped one.

'No problem sir,' I say, and I get him set up.

We chat for a bit, I take his order, bring it out and go about my business - which was to passively watch him through the window because he was my only table and I wanted to keep an eye on him. I started to notice him suddenly ducking his head, as if he's trying not to be seen from the river level by someone. I remember pointing it out to another co-worker, who was just as curious as I was.

Then we heard a woman scream 'There you are Marcos, you piece of trash!'

I could hear the staircase shuddering as someone was clearly stomping their way up it, and my coworker astutely dipped out to find the manager. The lady started laying into this dude, and all I could make out was something about ditching her all the while he's just ignoring her and calmly eating his buffalo burger, which made her snap.

She slapped the heck out of this dude, telling him to 'freaking acknowledge her,' and he simply got up, walked around her and came inside to sit at the bar. She then sits down and starts eating this poor man's meal like nothing is wrong! By this point though the manager is here and he goes outside and starts trying to kick her off the premises while I go talk to Marcos and figure out what's what.

We later found out the woman was his wife, and they had come downtown for lunch she had a nasty habit of getting super messed up and belligerent which always ended up ruining their plans, including a wedding reception a few months prior. She refused to go get help, insisting that she'd keep her drinking to a minimum, and this was their first vacation since that incident.

They had stopped at a brunch place around the corner and she proceeded to have four drinks back to back. When she was ordering her 4th drink, he told her that she was already out of control, and that if she kept drinking he was going to close the tab and go eat lunch somewhere else, and that he'd meet her back at the hotel. She told him he was stupid and that he wasn't going anywhere.

So he got up, paid their bill, and walked out. I guess she thought he was putting up a front and was actually waiting outside for her, then realized he wasn't. She started running up and down the river looking for him he just wanted to finish his burger in peace before dealing with her craziness. In the end, we had her ejected from the premises and my manager made him another burger on the house.

A year or so later, we saw him at the bar with a different woman. He divorced his wife and couldn't look happier."


Servers Share The Most Disastrous Dinner Date They've Ever Witnessed

Waiters and waitresses are exposed to a variety of customers each night. More likely that not, some of those customers will be out on a date at their restaurant. Sometimes, the date goes well and a relationship is formed. Other times, it can go horribly wrong. When that happens, the wait staff is there to see it all go down.

Servers on Reddit share the worst dinner date disaster they've ever witnessed. Content has been edited for clarity.

"I worked at a bar in a hotel for five years. I had a table come down from their hotel room, and sit at one of my pub tables for dinner. From the moment they sat down, you could tell the wife was furious about something. She was unbelievably pleasant toward me, but did not say a single word to the man at the table. I get their drinks and then their orders- he ordered steak and she ordered the sauciest pasta dish we had on the menu.

About 20 minutes later (the wife still hadn’t said a word to the man since they sat down), their food was done and my food runner set it on the table. Right as I was about to walk over to see if they needed anything else, I saw the woman stand up, say 'Get bent, John,' as she picked up the plate of pasta and dumped it all over his head and down into his lap.

Then she very calmly walked out of the bar and back up to her hotel room.

I spent a few minutes helping the man clean up and got my manager to come handle the situation from there as it was way above my pay grade at that point.

Later in the night, the woman came back to the bar without the man and we talked for a while. Turns out he admitted to cheating on her right before their dinner reservation. I never saw either of them again."

"I work at a small bakery in my town. I am general kitchen staff, and not a waiter, but I was there when this all went down.

It was around two in the afternoon, the day had been normal, but suddenly I saw the retail staff in a huddle and took my first opportunity to go see what was happening.

Apparently a couple had come in on this summer day, ordered two bowls of soup and sat down. The girl that took their order went to the back and prepared their soup for them, then brought it back out.

In the time it took for her to get the soup, the woman had taken off her flip-flop, put her leg across the table, and the guy was going to town sucking on this lady's toes in the middle of the restaurant. The waitress didn't notice until she went to place the soup on the table. She stood there in shock, and the couple was oblivious to her presence. This guy is going all in, and the lady is starting to moan by the time they realize their soup is ready.

The waitress was in complete shock for the rest of her shift, and that couple is no longer allowed on the premises."

"I used to work at a bar where 70% of the customers were on first dates. There was a line of two person booths along the wall when you first walk in. There were two dudes sitting by themselves in two different booths. Both of them were facing the door, one was in the first booth one was in the last booth. This girl comes in and walks up to the first booth, says hi to the guy, and sits down.

They are chatting for about five minutes when the other guy who is sitting by himself comes up to her and says 'Hey I’m so-and-so… aren’t you so-and-so. '

They all talk for like 30 seconds, and she gets up and goes and sits with the other guy at the last booth. Eventually a different girl shows up for a date with the guy at the first booth.

I don’t know exactly what happened, but I almost died watching it unfold. She was definitely embarrassed."

"A couple of friends and I went to the Mexican restaurant where another friend was waiting tables. There was a couple kind of catty-cornered from us that had a bit of an 'off' vibe. We could see them, but not really hear them, so we asked our server friend what was up. She said it seemed to be a first or second date that was a bit awkward. The girl had ordered one of those enormous pitchers, and was not sharing it.

I had to go make a phone call (back in the pay phone days), and when I came back, I ended up sitting with my back to the couple. Maybe 10 minutes later, I hear our friend the server say, 'No, no, no!' and the sound of a full punch bowl being emptied from a great height.

Giant Drink Girl had stood up, swayed a bit, and vomited all over their meals, table, and the surrounding floor. The restaurant comped everyone sitting nearby, and the girl’s date abandoned her in the ensuing chaos."

"I was a waiter at a very famous, upscale restaurant. One night, a gentleman approached the maitre’d, requesting someone take pictures of him proposing to his girlfriend. Since I was the closest one to the maitre’d, I was tasked with performing this duty.

After stalking the table for a solid hour, the moment was inevitably approaching. I set up at an angle where she couldn’t see me and when he busted out the ring I started taking as many pictures as I could. Anyone who has tried to capture a once in a lifetime moment on camera knows that you’re not really watching what’s going on, you’re just trying to frame the moment. After about 20-30 pictures, I slowly realized that she was declining the proposal and the scene was quickly degenerating into a Five Alarm dumpster fire. However, I was far enough away that I couldn’t hear what was being said, and couldn’t be sure of what was transpiring so I continued taking pictures just in case. Finally, I stepped back and watched the scene unfold in reality as she stormed out of the restaurant in embarrassment and he scrambled to pay the bill and chase after her.

He’d requested that I use my phone and send the best pictures to him. Needless to say, he never approached us for the pictures and I have about 100+ pictures of a wedding proposal gone wrong somewhere deep in my iCloud photo bank."

"This couple came into this bar that I worked at, and it was business as usual took their order, brought out drinks and food, including dessert. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary.

However, this couple began to argue as they work through their dessert about how the guy didn't bring a battery pack to charge their phones. Home girl is straight up screaming at this dude. Luckily, it was a really slow night and they were only ones in the restaurant.

I offer to charge their phone if they have their cable. I never offer to charge anybody's phones because I don't like dealing with the hassle. But I felt for the guy because I was that guy at one point.

This is the point where I feel like I should've thought something was up. The guy hands me what looks like a busted up prepaid phone you get from the supermarket, and what looked like a chewed up charger cable. I run to the back and go to charge it only to find out the cable wasn't compatible with the phone. I go back to them and notice they left without paying. I was more impressed than I was upset."

"This was probably about four years ago, in a joint called the Esquire Tavern on the River walk.

We had a street entrance as well as a river entrance, but from the river you had to walk up a really narrow metal staircase to our balcony. It barely had enough room for five small tables, including one that was tucked in a corner that made it hard to see from below.

Anyways, it was a slow summer lunch so I was doubling as a hostess, and this guy comes up from the river entrance and asks for a spot on the patio, specifically the hidden cramped one.

'No problem sir,' I say, and I get him set up.

We chat for a bit, I take his order, bring it out and go about my business - which was to passively watch him through the window because he was my only table and I wanted to keep an eye on him. I started to notice him suddenly ducking his head, as if he's trying not to be seen from the river level by someone. I remember pointing it out to another co-worker, who was just as curious as I was.

Then we heard a woman scream 'There you are Marcos, you piece of trash!'

I could hear the staircase shuddering as someone was clearly stomping their way up it, and my coworker astutely dipped out to find the manager. The lady started laying into this dude, and all I could make out was something about ditching her all the while he's just ignoring her and calmly eating his buffalo burger, which made her snap.

She slapped the heck out of this dude, telling him to 'freaking acknowledge her,' and he simply got up, walked around her and came inside to sit at the bar. She then sits down and starts eating this poor man's meal like nothing is wrong! By this point though the manager is here and he goes outside and starts trying to kick her off the premises while I go talk to Marcos and figure out what's what.

We later found out the woman was his wife, and they had come downtown for lunch she had a nasty habit of getting super messed up and belligerent which always ended up ruining their plans, including a wedding reception a few months prior. She refused to go get help, insisting that she'd keep her drinking to a minimum, and this was their first vacation since that incident.

They had stopped at a brunch place around the corner and she proceeded to have four drinks back to back. When she was ordering her 4th drink, he told her that she was already out of control, and that if she kept drinking he was going to close the tab and go eat lunch somewhere else, and that he'd meet her back at the hotel. She told him he was stupid and that he wasn't going anywhere.

So he got up, paid their bill, and walked out. I guess she thought he was putting up a front and was actually waiting outside for her, then realized he wasn't. She started running up and down the river looking for him he just wanted to finish his burger in peace before dealing with her craziness. In the end, we had her ejected from the premises and my manager made him another burger on the house.

A year or so later, we saw him at the bar with a different woman. He divorced his wife and couldn't look happier."


Servers Share The Most Disastrous Dinner Date They've Ever Witnessed

Waiters and waitresses are exposed to a variety of customers each night. More likely that not, some of those customers will be out on a date at their restaurant. Sometimes, the date goes well and a relationship is formed. Other times, it can go horribly wrong. When that happens, the wait staff is there to see it all go down.

Servers on Reddit share the worst dinner date disaster they've ever witnessed. Content has been edited for clarity.

"I worked at a bar in a hotel for five years. I had a table come down from their hotel room, and sit at one of my pub tables for dinner. From the moment they sat down, you could tell the wife was furious about something. She was unbelievably pleasant toward me, but did not say a single word to the man at the table. I get their drinks and then their orders- he ordered steak and she ordered the sauciest pasta dish we had on the menu.

About 20 minutes later (the wife still hadn’t said a word to the man since they sat down), their food was done and my food runner set it on the table. Right as I was about to walk over to see if they needed anything else, I saw the woman stand up, say 'Get bent, John,' as she picked up the plate of pasta and dumped it all over his head and down into his lap.

Then she very calmly walked out of the bar and back up to her hotel room.

I spent a few minutes helping the man clean up and got my manager to come handle the situation from there as it was way above my pay grade at that point.

Later in the night, the woman came back to the bar without the man and we talked for a while. Turns out he admitted to cheating on her right before their dinner reservation. I never saw either of them again."

"I work at a small bakery in my town. I am general kitchen staff, and not a waiter, but I was there when this all went down.

It was around two in the afternoon, the day had been normal, but suddenly I saw the retail staff in a huddle and took my first opportunity to go see what was happening.

Apparently a couple had come in on this summer day, ordered two bowls of soup and sat down. The girl that took their order went to the back and prepared their soup for them, then brought it back out.

In the time it took for her to get the soup, the woman had taken off her flip-flop, put her leg across the table, and the guy was going to town sucking on this lady's toes in the middle of the restaurant. The waitress didn't notice until she went to place the soup on the table. She stood there in shock, and the couple was oblivious to her presence. This guy is going all in, and the lady is starting to moan by the time they realize their soup is ready.

The waitress was in complete shock for the rest of her shift, and that couple is no longer allowed on the premises."

"I used to work at a bar where 70% of the customers were on first dates. There was a line of two person booths along the wall when you first walk in. There were two dudes sitting by themselves in two different booths. Both of them were facing the door, one was in the first booth one was in the last booth. This girl comes in and walks up to the first booth, says hi to the guy, and sits down.

They are chatting for about five minutes when the other guy who is sitting by himself comes up to her and says 'Hey I’m so-and-so… aren’t you so-and-so. '

They all talk for like 30 seconds, and she gets up and goes and sits with the other guy at the last booth. Eventually a different girl shows up for a date with the guy at the first booth.

I don’t know exactly what happened, but I almost died watching it unfold. She was definitely embarrassed."

"A couple of friends and I went to the Mexican restaurant where another friend was waiting tables. There was a couple kind of catty-cornered from us that had a bit of an 'off' vibe. We could see them, but not really hear them, so we asked our server friend what was up. She said it seemed to be a first or second date that was a bit awkward. The girl had ordered one of those enormous pitchers, and was not sharing it.

I had to go make a phone call (back in the pay phone days), and when I came back, I ended up sitting with my back to the couple. Maybe 10 minutes later, I hear our friend the server say, 'No, no, no!' and the sound of a full punch bowl being emptied from a great height.

Giant Drink Girl had stood up, swayed a bit, and vomited all over their meals, table, and the surrounding floor. The restaurant comped everyone sitting nearby, and the girl’s date abandoned her in the ensuing chaos."

"I was a waiter at a very famous, upscale restaurant. One night, a gentleman approached the maitre’d, requesting someone take pictures of him proposing to his girlfriend. Since I was the closest one to the maitre’d, I was tasked with performing this duty.

After stalking the table for a solid hour, the moment was inevitably approaching. I set up at an angle where she couldn’t see me and when he busted out the ring I started taking as many pictures as I could. Anyone who has tried to capture a once in a lifetime moment on camera knows that you’re not really watching what’s going on, you’re just trying to frame the moment. After about 20-30 pictures, I slowly realized that she was declining the proposal and the scene was quickly degenerating into a Five Alarm dumpster fire. However, I was far enough away that I couldn’t hear what was being said, and couldn’t be sure of what was transpiring so I continued taking pictures just in case. Finally, I stepped back and watched the scene unfold in reality as she stormed out of the restaurant in embarrassment and he scrambled to pay the bill and chase after her.

He’d requested that I use my phone and send the best pictures to him. Needless to say, he never approached us for the pictures and I have about 100+ pictures of a wedding proposal gone wrong somewhere deep in my iCloud photo bank."

"This couple came into this bar that I worked at, and it was business as usual took their order, brought out drinks and food, including dessert. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary.

However, this couple began to argue as they work through their dessert about how the guy didn't bring a battery pack to charge their phones. Home girl is straight up screaming at this dude. Luckily, it was a really slow night and they were only ones in the restaurant.

I offer to charge their phone if they have their cable. I never offer to charge anybody's phones because I don't like dealing with the hassle. But I felt for the guy because I was that guy at one point.

This is the point where I feel like I should've thought something was up. The guy hands me what looks like a busted up prepaid phone you get from the supermarket, and what looked like a chewed up charger cable. I run to the back and go to charge it only to find out the cable wasn't compatible with the phone. I go back to them and notice they left without paying. I was more impressed than I was upset."

"This was probably about four years ago, in a joint called the Esquire Tavern on the River walk.

We had a street entrance as well as a river entrance, but from the river you had to walk up a really narrow metal staircase to our balcony. It barely had enough room for five small tables, including one that was tucked in a corner that made it hard to see from below.

Anyways, it was a slow summer lunch so I was doubling as a hostess, and this guy comes up from the river entrance and asks for a spot on the patio, specifically the hidden cramped one.

'No problem sir,' I say, and I get him set up.

We chat for a bit, I take his order, bring it out and go about my business - which was to passively watch him through the window because he was my only table and I wanted to keep an eye on him. I started to notice him suddenly ducking his head, as if he's trying not to be seen from the river level by someone. I remember pointing it out to another co-worker, who was just as curious as I was.

Then we heard a woman scream 'There you are Marcos, you piece of trash!'

I could hear the staircase shuddering as someone was clearly stomping their way up it, and my coworker astutely dipped out to find the manager. The lady started laying into this dude, and all I could make out was something about ditching her all the while he's just ignoring her and calmly eating his buffalo burger, which made her snap.

She slapped the heck out of this dude, telling him to 'freaking acknowledge her,' and he simply got up, walked around her and came inside to sit at the bar. She then sits down and starts eating this poor man's meal like nothing is wrong! By this point though the manager is here and he goes outside and starts trying to kick her off the premises while I go talk to Marcos and figure out what's what.

We later found out the woman was his wife, and they had come downtown for lunch she had a nasty habit of getting super messed up and belligerent which always ended up ruining their plans, including a wedding reception a few months prior. She refused to go get help, insisting that she'd keep her drinking to a minimum, and this was their first vacation since that incident.

They had stopped at a brunch place around the corner and she proceeded to have four drinks back to back. When she was ordering her 4th drink, he told her that she was already out of control, and that if she kept drinking he was going to close the tab and go eat lunch somewhere else, and that he'd meet her back at the hotel. She told him he was stupid and that he wasn't going anywhere.

So he got up, paid their bill, and walked out. I guess she thought he was putting up a front and was actually waiting outside for her, then realized he wasn't. She started running up and down the river looking for him he just wanted to finish his burger in peace before dealing with her craziness. In the end, we had her ejected from the premises and my manager made him another burger on the house.

A year or so later, we saw him at the bar with a different woman. He divorced his wife and couldn't look happier."


Servers Share The Most Disastrous Dinner Date They've Ever Witnessed

Waiters and waitresses are exposed to a variety of customers each night. More likely that not, some of those customers will be out on a date at their restaurant. Sometimes, the date goes well and a relationship is formed. Other times, it can go horribly wrong. When that happens, the wait staff is there to see it all go down.

Servers on Reddit share the worst dinner date disaster they've ever witnessed. Content has been edited for clarity.

"I worked at a bar in a hotel for five years. I had a table come down from their hotel room, and sit at one of my pub tables for dinner. From the moment they sat down, you could tell the wife was furious about something. She was unbelievably pleasant toward me, but did not say a single word to the man at the table. I get their drinks and then their orders- he ordered steak and she ordered the sauciest pasta dish we had on the menu.

About 20 minutes later (the wife still hadn’t said a word to the man since they sat down), their food was done and my food runner set it on the table. Right as I was about to walk over to see if they needed anything else, I saw the woman stand up, say 'Get bent, John,' as she picked up the plate of pasta and dumped it all over his head and down into his lap.

Then she very calmly walked out of the bar and back up to her hotel room.

I spent a few minutes helping the man clean up and got my manager to come handle the situation from there as it was way above my pay grade at that point.

Later in the night, the woman came back to the bar without the man and we talked for a while. Turns out he admitted to cheating on her right before their dinner reservation. I never saw either of them again."

"I work at a small bakery in my town. I am general kitchen staff, and not a waiter, but I was there when this all went down.

It was around two in the afternoon, the day had been normal, but suddenly I saw the retail staff in a huddle and took my first opportunity to go see what was happening.

Apparently a couple had come in on this summer day, ordered two bowls of soup and sat down. The girl that took their order went to the back and prepared their soup for them, then brought it back out.

In the time it took for her to get the soup, the woman had taken off her flip-flop, put her leg across the table, and the guy was going to town sucking on this lady's toes in the middle of the restaurant. The waitress didn't notice until she went to place the soup on the table. She stood there in shock, and the couple was oblivious to her presence. This guy is going all in, and the lady is starting to moan by the time they realize their soup is ready.

The waitress was in complete shock for the rest of her shift, and that couple is no longer allowed on the premises."

"I used to work at a bar where 70% of the customers were on first dates. There was a line of two person booths along the wall when you first walk in. There were two dudes sitting by themselves in two different booths. Both of them were facing the door, one was in the first booth one was in the last booth. This girl comes in and walks up to the first booth, says hi to the guy, and sits down.

They are chatting for about five minutes when the other guy who is sitting by himself comes up to her and says 'Hey I’m so-and-so… aren’t you so-and-so. '

They all talk for like 30 seconds, and she gets up and goes and sits with the other guy at the last booth. Eventually a different girl shows up for a date with the guy at the first booth.

I don’t know exactly what happened, but I almost died watching it unfold. She was definitely embarrassed."

"A couple of friends and I went to the Mexican restaurant where another friend was waiting tables. There was a couple kind of catty-cornered from us that had a bit of an 'off' vibe. We could see them, but not really hear them, so we asked our server friend what was up. She said it seemed to be a first or second date that was a bit awkward. The girl had ordered one of those enormous pitchers, and was not sharing it.

I had to go make a phone call (back in the pay phone days), and when I came back, I ended up sitting with my back to the couple. Maybe 10 minutes later, I hear our friend the server say, 'No, no, no!' and the sound of a full punch bowl being emptied from a great height.

Giant Drink Girl had stood up, swayed a bit, and vomited all over their meals, table, and the surrounding floor. The restaurant comped everyone sitting nearby, and the girl’s date abandoned her in the ensuing chaos."

"I was a waiter at a very famous, upscale restaurant. One night, a gentleman approached the maitre’d, requesting someone take pictures of him proposing to his girlfriend. Since I was the closest one to the maitre’d, I was tasked with performing this duty.

After stalking the table for a solid hour, the moment was inevitably approaching. I set up at an angle where she couldn’t see me and when he busted out the ring I started taking as many pictures as I could. Anyone who has tried to capture a once in a lifetime moment on camera knows that you’re not really watching what’s going on, you’re just trying to frame the moment. After about 20-30 pictures, I slowly realized that she was declining the proposal and the scene was quickly degenerating into a Five Alarm dumpster fire. However, I was far enough away that I couldn’t hear what was being said, and couldn’t be sure of what was transpiring so I continued taking pictures just in case. Finally, I stepped back and watched the scene unfold in reality as she stormed out of the restaurant in embarrassment and he scrambled to pay the bill and chase after her.

He’d requested that I use my phone and send the best pictures to him. Needless to say, he never approached us for the pictures and I have about 100+ pictures of a wedding proposal gone wrong somewhere deep in my iCloud photo bank."

"This couple came into this bar that I worked at, and it was business as usual took their order, brought out drinks and food, including dessert. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary.

However, this couple began to argue as they work through their dessert about how the guy didn't bring a battery pack to charge their phones. Home girl is straight up screaming at this dude. Luckily, it was a really slow night and they were only ones in the restaurant.

I offer to charge their phone if they have their cable. I never offer to charge anybody's phones because I don't like dealing with the hassle. But I felt for the guy because I was that guy at one point.

This is the point where I feel like I should've thought something was up. The guy hands me what looks like a busted up prepaid phone you get from the supermarket, and what looked like a chewed up charger cable. I run to the back and go to charge it only to find out the cable wasn't compatible with the phone. I go back to them and notice they left without paying. I was more impressed than I was upset."

"This was probably about four years ago, in a joint called the Esquire Tavern on the River walk.

We had a street entrance as well as a river entrance, but from the river you had to walk up a really narrow metal staircase to our balcony. It barely had enough room for five small tables, including one that was tucked in a corner that made it hard to see from below.

Anyways, it was a slow summer lunch so I was doubling as a hostess, and this guy comes up from the river entrance and asks for a spot on the patio, specifically the hidden cramped one.

'No problem sir,' I say, and I get him set up.

We chat for a bit, I take his order, bring it out and go about my business - which was to passively watch him through the window because he was my only table and I wanted to keep an eye on him. I started to notice him suddenly ducking his head, as if he's trying not to be seen from the river level by someone. I remember pointing it out to another co-worker, who was just as curious as I was.

Then we heard a woman scream 'There you are Marcos, you piece of trash!'

I could hear the staircase shuddering as someone was clearly stomping their way up it, and my coworker astutely dipped out to find the manager. The lady started laying into this dude, and all I could make out was something about ditching her all the while he's just ignoring her and calmly eating his buffalo burger, which made her snap.

She slapped the heck out of this dude, telling him to 'freaking acknowledge her,' and he simply got up, walked around her and came inside to sit at the bar. She then sits down and starts eating this poor man's meal like nothing is wrong! By this point though the manager is here and he goes outside and starts trying to kick her off the premises while I go talk to Marcos and figure out what's what.

We later found out the woman was his wife, and they had come downtown for lunch she had a nasty habit of getting super messed up and belligerent which always ended up ruining their plans, including a wedding reception a few months prior. She refused to go get help, insisting that she'd keep her drinking to a minimum, and this was their first vacation since that incident.

They had stopped at a brunch place around the corner and she proceeded to have four drinks back to back. When she was ordering her 4th drink, he told her that she was already out of control, and that if she kept drinking he was going to close the tab and go eat lunch somewhere else, and that he'd meet her back at the hotel. She told him he was stupid and that he wasn't going anywhere.

So he got up, paid their bill, and walked out. I guess she thought he was putting up a front and was actually waiting outside for her, then realized he wasn't. She started running up and down the river looking for him he just wanted to finish his burger in peace before dealing with her craziness. In the end, we had her ejected from the premises and my manager made him another burger on the house.

A year or so later, we saw him at the bar with a different woman. He divorced his wife and couldn't look happier."


Servers Share The Most Disastrous Dinner Date They've Ever Witnessed

Waiters and waitresses are exposed to a variety of customers each night. More likely that not, some of those customers will be out on a date at their restaurant. Sometimes, the date goes well and a relationship is formed. Other times, it can go horribly wrong. When that happens, the wait staff is there to see it all go down.

Servers on Reddit share the worst dinner date disaster they've ever witnessed. Content has been edited for clarity.

"I worked at a bar in a hotel for five years. I had a table come down from their hotel room, and sit at one of my pub tables for dinner. From the moment they sat down, you could tell the wife was furious about something. She was unbelievably pleasant toward me, but did not say a single word to the man at the table. I get their drinks and then their orders- he ordered steak and she ordered the sauciest pasta dish we had on the menu.

About 20 minutes later (the wife still hadn’t said a word to the man since they sat down), their food was done and my food runner set it on the table. Right as I was about to walk over to see if they needed anything else, I saw the woman stand up, say 'Get bent, John,' as she picked up the plate of pasta and dumped it all over his head and down into his lap.

Then she very calmly walked out of the bar and back up to her hotel room.

I spent a few minutes helping the man clean up and got my manager to come handle the situation from there as it was way above my pay grade at that point.

Later in the night, the woman came back to the bar without the man and we talked for a while. Turns out he admitted to cheating on her right before their dinner reservation. I never saw either of them again."

"I work at a small bakery in my town. I am general kitchen staff, and not a waiter, but I was there when this all went down.

It was around two in the afternoon, the day had been normal, but suddenly I saw the retail staff in a huddle and took my first opportunity to go see what was happening.

Apparently a couple had come in on this summer day, ordered two bowls of soup and sat down. The girl that took their order went to the back and prepared their soup for them, then brought it back out.

In the time it took for her to get the soup, the woman had taken off her flip-flop, put her leg across the table, and the guy was going to town sucking on this lady's toes in the middle of the restaurant. The waitress didn't notice until she went to place the soup on the table. She stood there in shock, and the couple was oblivious to her presence. This guy is going all in, and the lady is starting to moan by the time they realize their soup is ready.

The waitress was in complete shock for the rest of her shift, and that couple is no longer allowed on the premises."

"I used to work at a bar where 70% of the customers were on first dates. There was a line of two person booths along the wall when you first walk in. There were two dudes sitting by themselves in two different booths. Both of them were facing the door, one was in the first booth one was in the last booth. This girl comes in and walks up to the first booth, says hi to the guy, and sits down.

They are chatting for about five minutes when the other guy who is sitting by himself comes up to her and says 'Hey I’m so-and-so… aren’t you so-and-so. '

They all talk for like 30 seconds, and she gets up and goes and sits with the other guy at the last booth. Eventually a different girl shows up for a date with the guy at the first booth.

I don’t know exactly what happened, but I almost died watching it unfold. She was definitely embarrassed."

"A couple of friends and I went to the Mexican restaurant where another friend was waiting tables. There was a couple kind of catty-cornered from us that had a bit of an 'off' vibe. We could see them, but not really hear them, so we asked our server friend what was up. She said it seemed to be a first or second date that was a bit awkward. The girl had ordered one of those enormous pitchers, and was not sharing it.

I had to go make a phone call (back in the pay phone days), and when I came back, I ended up sitting with my back to the couple. Maybe 10 minutes later, I hear our friend the server say, 'No, no, no!' and the sound of a full punch bowl being emptied from a great height.

Giant Drink Girl had stood up, swayed a bit, and vomited all over their meals, table, and the surrounding floor. The restaurant comped everyone sitting nearby, and the girl’s date abandoned her in the ensuing chaos."

"I was a waiter at a very famous, upscale restaurant. One night, a gentleman approached the maitre’d, requesting someone take pictures of him proposing to his girlfriend. Since I was the closest one to the maitre’d, I was tasked with performing this duty.

After stalking the table for a solid hour, the moment was inevitably approaching. I set up at an angle where she couldn’t see me and when he busted out the ring I started taking as many pictures as I could. Anyone who has tried to capture a once in a lifetime moment on camera knows that you’re not really watching what’s going on, you’re just trying to frame the moment. After about 20-30 pictures, I slowly realized that she was declining the proposal and the scene was quickly degenerating into a Five Alarm dumpster fire. However, I was far enough away that I couldn’t hear what was being said, and couldn’t be sure of what was transpiring so I continued taking pictures just in case. Finally, I stepped back and watched the scene unfold in reality as she stormed out of the restaurant in embarrassment and he scrambled to pay the bill and chase after her.

He’d requested that I use my phone and send the best pictures to him. Needless to say, he never approached us for the pictures and I have about 100+ pictures of a wedding proposal gone wrong somewhere deep in my iCloud photo bank."

"This couple came into this bar that I worked at, and it was business as usual took their order, brought out drinks and food, including dessert. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary.

However, this couple began to argue as they work through their dessert about how the guy didn't bring a battery pack to charge their phones. Home girl is straight up screaming at this dude. Luckily, it was a really slow night and they were only ones in the restaurant.

I offer to charge their phone if they have their cable. I never offer to charge anybody's phones because I don't like dealing with the hassle. But I felt for the guy because I was that guy at one point.

This is the point where I feel like I should've thought something was up. The guy hands me what looks like a busted up prepaid phone you get from the supermarket, and what looked like a chewed up charger cable. I run to the back and go to charge it only to find out the cable wasn't compatible with the phone. I go back to them and notice they left without paying. I was more impressed than I was upset."

"This was probably about four years ago, in a joint called the Esquire Tavern on the River walk.

We had a street entrance as well as a river entrance, but from the river you had to walk up a really narrow metal staircase to our balcony. It barely had enough room for five small tables, including one that was tucked in a corner that made it hard to see from below.

Anyways, it was a slow summer lunch so I was doubling as a hostess, and this guy comes up from the river entrance and asks for a spot on the patio, specifically the hidden cramped one.

'No problem sir,' I say, and I get him set up.

We chat for a bit, I take his order, bring it out and go about my business - which was to passively watch him through the window because he was my only table and I wanted to keep an eye on him. I started to notice him suddenly ducking his head, as if he's trying not to be seen from the river level by someone. I remember pointing it out to another co-worker, who was just as curious as I was.

Then we heard a woman scream 'There you are Marcos, you piece of trash!'

I could hear the staircase shuddering as someone was clearly stomping their way up it, and my coworker astutely dipped out to find the manager. The lady started laying into this dude, and all I could make out was something about ditching her all the while he's just ignoring her and calmly eating his buffalo burger, which made her snap.

She slapped the heck out of this dude, telling him to 'freaking acknowledge her,' and he simply got up, walked around her and came inside to sit at the bar. She then sits down and starts eating this poor man's meal like nothing is wrong! By this point though the manager is here and he goes outside and starts trying to kick her off the premises while I go talk to Marcos and figure out what's what.

We later found out the woman was his wife, and they had come downtown for lunch she had a nasty habit of getting super messed up and belligerent which always ended up ruining their plans, including a wedding reception a few months prior. She refused to go get help, insisting that she'd keep her drinking to a minimum, and this was their first vacation since that incident.

They had stopped at a brunch place around the corner and she proceeded to have four drinks back to back. When she was ordering her 4th drink, he told her that she was already out of control, and that if she kept drinking he was going to close the tab and go eat lunch somewhere else, and that he'd meet her back at the hotel. She told him he was stupid and that he wasn't going anywhere.

So he got up, paid their bill, and walked out. I guess she thought he was putting up a front and was actually waiting outside for her, then realized he wasn't. She started running up and down the river looking for him he just wanted to finish his burger in peace before dealing with her craziness. In the end, we had her ejected from the premises and my manager made him another burger on the house.

A year or so later, we saw him at the bar with a different woman. He divorced his wife and couldn't look happier."


Servers Share The Most Disastrous Dinner Date They've Ever Witnessed

Waiters and waitresses are exposed to a variety of customers each night. More likely that not, some of those customers will be out on a date at their restaurant. Sometimes, the date goes well and a relationship is formed. Other times, it can go horribly wrong. When that happens, the wait staff is there to see it all go down.

Servers on Reddit share the worst dinner date disaster they've ever witnessed. Content has been edited for clarity.

"I worked at a bar in a hotel for five years. I had a table come down from their hotel room, and sit at one of my pub tables for dinner. From the moment they sat down, you could tell the wife was furious about something. She was unbelievably pleasant toward me, but did not say a single word to the man at the table. I get their drinks and then their orders- he ordered steak and she ordered the sauciest pasta dish we had on the menu.

About 20 minutes later (the wife still hadn’t said a word to the man since they sat down), their food was done and my food runner set it on the table. Right as I was about to walk over to see if they needed anything else, I saw the woman stand up, say 'Get bent, John,' as she picked up the plate of pasta and dumped it all over his head and down into his lap.

Then she very calmly walked out of the bar and back up to her hotel room.

I spent a few minutes helping the man clean up and got my manager to come handle the situation from there as it was way above my pay grade at that point.

Later in the night, the woman came back to the bar without the man and we talked for a while. Turns out he admitted to cheating on her right before their dinner reservation. I never saw either of them again."

"I work at a small bakery in my town. I am general kitchen staff, and not a waiter, but I was there when this all went down.

It was around two in the afternoon, the day had been normal, but suddenly I saw the retail staff in a huddle and took my first opportunity to go see what was happening.

Apparently a couple had come in on this summer day, ordered two bowls of soup and sat down. The girl that took their order went to the back and prepared their soup for them, then brought it back out.

In the time it took for her to get the soup, the woman had taken off her flip-flop, put her leg across the table, and the guy was going to town sucking on this lady's toes in the middle of the restaurant. The waitress didn't notice until she went to place the soup on the table. She stood there in shock, and the couple was oblivious to her presence. This guy is going all in, and the lady is starting to moan by the time they realize their soup is ready.

The waitress was in complete shock for the rest of her shift, and that couple is no longer allowed on the premises."

"I used to work at a bar where 70% of the customers were on first dates. There was a line of two person booths along the wall when you first walk in. There were two dudes sitting by themselves in two different booths. Both of them were facing the door, one was in the first booth one was in the last booth. This girl comes in and walks up to the first booth, says hi to the guy, and sits down.

They are chatting for about five minutes when the other guy who is sitting by himself comes up to her and says 'Hey I’m so-and-so… aren’t you so-and-so. '

They all talk for like 30 seconds, and she gets up and goes and sits with the other guy at the last booth. Eventually a different girl shows up for a date with the guy at the first booth.

I don’t know exactly what happened, but I almost died watching it unfold. She was definitely embarrassed."

"A couple of friends and I went to the Mexican restaurant where another friend was waiting tables. There was a couple kind of catty-cornered from us that had a bit of an 'off' vibe. We could see them, but not really hear them, so we asked our server friend what was up. She said it seemed to be a first or second date that was a bit awkward. The girl had ordered one of those enormous pitchers, and was not sharing it.

I had to go make a phone call (back in the pay phone days), and when I came back, I ended up sitting with my back to the couple. Maybe 10 minutes later, I hear our friend the server say, 'No, no, no!' and the sound of a full punch bowl being emptied from a great height.

Giant Drink Girl had stood up, swayed a bit, and vomited all over their meals, table, and the surrounding floor. The restaurant comped everyone sitting nearby, and the girl’s date abandoned her in the ensuing chaos."

"I was a waiter at a very famous, upscale restaurant. One night, a gentleman approached the maitre’d, requesting someone take pictures of him proposing to his girlfriend. Since I was the closest one to the maitre’d, I was tasked with performing this duty.

After stalking the table for a solid hour, the moment was inevitably approaching. I set up at an angle where she couldn’t see me and when he busted out the ring I started taking as many pictures as I could. Anyone who has tried to capture a once in a lifetime moment on camera knows that you’re not really watching what’s going on, you’re just trying to frame the moment. After about 20-30 pictures, I slowly realized that she was declining the proposal and the scene was quickly degenerating into a Five Alarm dumpster fire. However, I was far enough away that I couldn’t hear what was being said, and couldn’t be sure of what was transpiring so I continued taking pictures just in case. Finally, I stepped back and watched the scene unfold in reality as she stormed out of the restaurant in embarrassment and he scrambled to pay the bill and chase after her.

He’d requested that I use my phone and send the best pictures to him. Needless to say, he never approached us for the pictures and I have about 100+ pictures of a wedding proposal gone wrong somewhere deep in my iCloud photo bank."

"This couple came into this bar that I worked at, and it was business as usual took their order, brought out drinks and food, including dessert. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary.

However, this couple began to argue as they work through their dessert about how the guy didn't bring a battery pack to charge their phones. Home girl is straight up screaming at this dude. Luckily, it was a really slow night and they were only ones in the restaurant.

I offer to charge their phone if they have their cable. I never offer to charge anybody's phones because I don't like dealing with the hassle. But I felt for the guy because I was that guy at one point.

This is the point where I feel like I should've thought something was up. The guy hands me what looks like a busted up prepaid phone you get from the supermarket, and what looked like a chewed up charger cable. I run to the back and go to charge it only to find out the cable wasn't compatible with the phone. I go back to them and notice they left without paying. I was more impressed than I was upset."

"This was probably about four years ago, in a joint called the Esquire Tavern on the River walk.

We had a street entrance as well as a river entrance, but from the river you had to walk up a really narrow metal staircase to our balcony. It barely had enough room for five small tables, including one that was tucked in a corner that made it hard to see from below.

Anyways, it was a slow summer lunch so I was doubling as a hostess, and this guy comes up from the river entrance and asks for a spot on the patio, specifically the hidden cramped one.

'No problem sir,' I say, and I get him set up.

We chat for a bit, I take his order, bring it out and go about my business - which was to passively watch him through the window because he was my only table and I wanted to keep an eye on him. I started to notice him suddenly ducking his head, as if he's trying not to be seen from the river level by someone. I remember pointing it out to another co-worker, who was just as curious as I was.

Then we heard a woman scream 'There you are Marcos, you piece of trash!'

I could hear the staircase shuddering as someone was clearly stomping their way up it, and my coworker astutely dipped out to find the manager. The lady started laying into this dude, and all I could make out was something about ditching her all the while he's just ignoring her and calmly eating his buffalo burger, which made her snap.

She slapped the heck out of this dude, telling him to 'freaking acknowledge her,' and he simply got up, walked around her and came inside to sit at the bar. She then sits down and starts eating this poor man's meal like nothing is wrong! By this point though the manager is here and he goes outside and starts trying to kick her off the premises while I go talk to Marcos and figure out what's what.

We later found out the woman was his wife, and they had come downtown for lunch she had a nasty habit of getting super messed up and belligerent which always ended up ruining their plans, including a wedding reception a few months prior. She refused to go get help, insisting that she'd keep her drinking to a minimum, and this was their first vacation since that incident.

They had stopped at a brunch place around the corner and she proceeded to have four drinks back to back. When she was ordering her 4th drink, he told her that she was already out of control, and that if she kept drinking he was going to close the tab and go eat lunch somewhere else, and that he'd meet her back at the hotel. She told him he was stupid and that he wasn't going anywhere.

So he got up, paid their bill, and walked out. I guess she thought he was putting up a front and was actually waiting outside for her, then realized he wasn't. She started running up and down the river looking for him he just wanted to finish his burger in peace before dealing with her craziness. In the end, we had her ejected from the premises and my manager made him another burger on the house.

A year or so later, we saw him at the bar with a different woman. He divorced his wife and couldn't look happier."


Servers Share The Most Disastrous Dinner Date They've Ever Witnessed

Waiters and waitresses are exposed to a variety of customers each night. More likely that not, some of those customers will be out on a date at their restaurant. Sometimes, the date goes well and a relationship is formed. Other times, it can go horribly wrong. When that happens, the wait staff is there to see it all go down.

Servers on Reddit share the worst dinner date disaster they've ever witnessed. Content has been edited for clarity.

"I worked at a bar in a hotel for five years. I had a table come down from their hotel room, and sit at one of my pub tables for dinner. From the moment they sat down, you could tell the wife was furious about something. She was unbelievably pleasant toward me, but did not say a single word to the man at the table. I get their drinks and then their orders- he ordered steak and she ordered the sauciest pasta dish we had on the menu.

About 20 minutes later (the wife still hadn’t said a word to the man since they sat down), their food was done and my food runner set it on the table. Right as I was about to walk over to see if they needed anything else, I saw the woman stand up, say 'Get bent, John,' as she picked up the plate of pasta and dumped it all over his head and down into his lap.

Then she very calmly walked out of the bar and back up to her hotel room.

I spent a few minutes helping the man clean up and got my manager to come handle the situation from there as it was way above my pay grade at that point.

Later in the night, the woman came back to the bar without the man and we talked for a while. Turns out he admitted to cheating on her right before their dinner reservation. I never saw either of them again."

"I work at a small bakery in my town. I am general kitchen staff, and not a waiter, but I was there when this all went down.

It was around two in the afternoon, the day had been normal, but suddenly I saw the retail staff in a huddle and took my first opportunity to go see what was happening.

Apparently a couple had come in on this summer day, ordered two bowls of soup and sat down. The girl that took their order went to the back and prepared their soup for them, then brought it back out.

In the time it took for her to get the soup, the woman had taken off her flip-flop, put her leg across the table, and the guy was going to town sucking on this lady's toes in the middle of the restaurant. The waitress didn't notice until she went to place the soup on the table. She stood there in shock, and the couple was oblivious to her presence. This guy is going all in, and the lady is starting to moan by the time they realize their soup is ready.

The waitress was in complete shock for the rest of her shift, and that couple is no longer allowed on the premises."

"I used to work at a bar where 70% of the customers were on first dates. There was a line of two person booths along the wall when you first walk in. There were two dudes sitting by themselves in two different booths. Both of them were facing the door, one was in the first booth one was in the last booth. This girl comes in and walks up to the first booth, says hi to the guy, and sits down.

They are chatting for about five minutes when the other guy who is sitting by himself comes up to her and says 'Hey I’m so-and-so… aren’t you so-and-so. '

They all talk for like 30 seconds, and she gets up and goes and sits with the other guy at the last booth. Eventually a different girl shows up for a date with the guy at the first booth.

I don’t know exactly what happened, but I almost died watching it unfold. She was definitely embarrassed."

"A couple of friends and I went to the Mexican restaurant where another friend was waiting tables. There was a couple kind of catty-cornered from us that had a bit of an 'off' vibe. We could see them, but not really hear them, so we asked our server friend what was up. She said it seemed to be a first or second date that was a bit awkward. The girl had ordered one of those enormous pitchers, and was not sharing it.

I had to go make a phone call (back in the pay phone days), and when I came back, I ended up sitting with my back to the couple. Maybe 10 minutes later, I hear our friend the server say, 'No, no, no!' and the sound of a full punch bowl being emptied from a great height.

Giant Drink Girl had stood up, swayed a bit, and vomited all over their meals, table, and the surrounding floor. The restaurant comped everyone sitting nearby, and the girl’s date abandoned her in the ensuing chaos."

"I was a waiter at a very famous, upscale restaurant. One night, a gentleman approached the maitre’d, requesting someone take pictures of him proposing to his girlfriend. Since I was the closest one to the maitre’d, I was tasked with performing this duty.

After stalking the table for a solid hour, the moment was inevitably approaching. I set up at an angle where she couldn’t see me and when he busted out the ring I started taking as many pictures as I could. Anyone who has tried to capture a once in a lifetime moment on camera knows that you’re not really watching what’s going on, you’re just trying to frame the moment. After about 20-30 pictures, I slowly realized that she was declining the proposal and the scene was quickly degenerating into a Five Alarm dumpster fire. However, I was far enough away that I couldn’t hear what was being said, and couldn’t be sure of what was transpiring so I continued taking pictures just in case. Finally, I stepped back and watched the scene unfold in reality as she stormed out of the restaurant in embarrassment and he scrambled to pay the bill and chase after her.

He’d requested that I use my phone and send the best pictures to him. Needless to say, he never approached us for the pictures and I have about 100+ pictures of a wedding proposal gone wrong somewhere deep in my iCloud photo bank."

"This couple came into this bar that I worked at, and it was business as usual took their order, brought out drinks and food, including dessert. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary.

However, this couple began to argue as they work through their dessert about how the guy didn't bring a battery pack to charge their phones. Home girl is straight up screaming at this dude. Luckily, it was a really slow night and they were only ones in the restaurant.

I offer to charge their phone if they have their cable. I never offer to charge anybody's phones because I don't like dealing with the hassle. But I felt for the guy because I was that guy at one point.

This is the point where I feel like I should've thought something was up. The guy hands me what looks like a busted up prepaid phone you get from the supermarket, and what looked like a chewed up charger cable. I run to the back and go to charge it only to find out the cable wasn't compatible with the phone. I go back to them and notice they left without paying. I was more impressed than I was upset."

"This was probably about four years ago, in a joint called the Esquire Tavern on the River walk.

We had a street entrance as well as a river entrance, but from the river you had to walk up a really narrow metal staircase to our balcony. It barely had enough room for five small tables, including one that was tucked in a corner that made it hard to see from below.

Anyways, it was a slow summer lunch so I was doubling as a hostess, and this guy comes up from the river entrance and asks for a spot on the patio, specifically the hidden cramped one.

'No problem sir,' I say, and I get him set up.

We chat for a bit, I take his order, bring it out and go about my business - which was to passively watch him through the window because he was my only table and I wanted to keep an eye on him. I started to notice him suddenly ducking his head, as if he's trying not to be seen from the river level by someone. I remember pointing it out to another co-worker, who was just as curious as I was.

Then we heard a woman scream 'There you are Marcos, you piece of trash!'

I could hear the staircase shuddering as someone was clearly stomping their way up it, and my coworker astutely dipped out to find the manager. The lady started laying into this dude, and all I could make out was something about ditching her all the while he's just ignoring her and calmly eating his buffalo burger, which made her snap.

She slapped the heck out of this dude, telling him to 'freaking acknowledge her,' and he simply got up, walked around her and came inside to sit at the bar. She then sits down and starts eating this poor man's meal like nothing is wrong! By this point though the manager is here and he goes outside and starts trying to kick her off the premises while I go talk to Marcos and figure out what's what.

We later found out the woman was his wife, and they had come downtown for lunch she had a nasty habit of getting super messed up and belligerent which always ended up ruining their plans, including a wedding reception a few months prior. She refused to go get help, insisting that she'd keep her drinking to a minimum, and this was their first vacation since that incident.

They had stopped at a brunch place around the corner and she proceeded to have four drinks back to back. When she was ordering her 4th drink, he told her that she was already out of control, and that if she kept drinking he was going to close the tab and go eat lunch somewhere else, and that he'd meet her back at the hotel. She told him he was stupid and that he wasn't going anywhere.

So he got up, paid their bill, and walked out. I guess she thought he was putting up a front and was actually waiting outside for her, then realized he wasn't. She started running up and down the river looking for him he just wanted to finish his burger in peace before dealing with her craziness. In the end, we had her ejected from the premises and my manager made him another burger on the house.

A year or so later, we saw him at the bar with a different woman. He divorced his wife and couldn't look happier."


Servers Share The Most Disastrous Dinner Date They've Ever Witnessed

Waiters and waitresses are exposed to a variety of customers each night. More likely that not, some of those customers will be out on a date at their restaurant. Sometimes, the date goes well and a relationship is formed. Other times, it can go horribly wrong. When that happens, the wait staff is there to see it all go down.

Servers on Reddit share the worst dinner date disaster they've ever witnessed. Content has been edited for clarity.

"I worked at a bar in a hotel for five years. I had a table come down from their hotel room, and sit at one of my pub tables for dinner. From the moment they sat down, you could tell the wife was furious about something. She was unbelievably pleasant toward me, but did not say a single word to the man at the table. I get their drinks and then their orders- he ordered steak and she ordered the sauciest pasta dish we had on the menu.

About 20 minutes later (the wife still hadn’t said a word to the man since they sat down), their food was done and my food runner set it on the table. Right as I was about to walk over to see if they needed anything else, I saw the woman stand up, say 'Get bent, John,' as she picked up the plate of pasta and dumped it all over his head and down into his lap.

Then she very calmly walked out of the bar and back up to her hotel room.

I spent a few minutes helping the man clean up and got my manager to come handle the situation from there as it was way above my pay grade at that point.

Later in the night, the woman came back to the bar without the man and we talked for a while. Turns out he admitted to cheating on her right before their dinner reservation. I never saw either of them again."

"I work at a small bakery in my town. I am general kitchen staff, and not a waiter, but I was there when this all went down.

It was around two in the afternoon, the day had been normal, but suddenly I saw the retail staff in a huddle and took my first opportunity to go see what was happening.

Apparently a couple had come in on this summer day, ordered two bowls of soup and sat down. The girl that took their order went to the back and prepared their soup for them, then brought it back out.

In the time it took for her to get the soup, the woman had taken off her flip-flop, put her leg across the table, and the guy was going to town sucking on this lady's toes in the middle of the restaurant. The waitress didn't notice until she went to place the soup on the table. She stood there in shock, and the couple was oblivious to her presence. This guy is going all in, and the lady is starting to moan by the time they realize their soup is ready.

The waitress was in complete shock for the rest of her shift, and that couple is no longer allowed on the premises."

"I used to work at a bar where 70% of the customers were on first dates. There was a line of two person booths along the wall when you first walk in. There were two dudes sitting by themselves in two different booths. Both of them were facing the door, one was in the first booth one was in the last booth. This girl comes in and walks up to the first booth, says hi to the guy, and sits down.

They are chatting for about five minutes when the other guy who is sitting by himself comes up to her and says 'Hey I’m so-and-so… aren’t you so-and-so. '

They all talk for like 30 seconds, and she gets up and goes and sits with the other guy at the last booth. Eventually a different girl shows up for a date with the guy at the first booth.

I don’t know exactly what happened, but I almost died watching it unfold. She was definitely embarrassed."

"A couple of friends and I went to the Mexican restaurant where another friend was waiting tables. There was a couple kind of catty-cornered from us that had a bit of an 'off' vibe. We could see them, but not really hear them, so we asked our server friend what was up. She said it seemed to be a first or second date that was a bit awkward. The girl had ordered one of those enormous pitchers, and was not sharing it.

I had to go make a phone call (back in the pay phone days), and when I came back, I ended up sitting with my back to the couple. Maybe 10 minutes later, I hear our friend the server say, 'No, no, no!' and the sound of a full punch bowl being emptied from a great height.

Giant Drink Girl had stood up, swayed a bit, and vomited all over their meals, table, and the surrounding floor. The restaurant comped everyone sitting nearby, and the girl’s date abandoned her in the ensuing chaos."

"I was a waiter at a very famous, upscale restaurant. One night, a gentleman approached the maitre’d, requesting someone take pictures of him proposing to his girlfriend. Since I was the closest one to the maitre’d, I was tasked with performing this duty.

After stalking the table for a solid hour, the moment was inevitably approaching. I set up at an angle where she couldn’t see me and when he busted out the ring I started taking as many pictures as I could. Anyone who has tried to capture a once in a lifetime moment on camera knows that you’re not really watching what’s going on, you’re just trying to frame the moment. After about 20-30 pictures, I slowly realized that she was declining the proposal and the scene was quickly degenerating into a Five Alarm dumpster fire. However, I was far enough away that I couldn’t hear what was being said, and couldn’t be sure of what was transpiring so I continued taking pictures just in case. Finally, I stepped back and watched the scene unfold in reality as she stormed out of the restaurant in embarrassment and he scrambled to pay the bill and chase after her.

He’d requested that I use my phone and send the best pictures to him. Needless to say, he never approached us for the pictures and I have about 100+ pictures of a wedding proposal gone wrong somewhere deep in my iCloud photo bank."

"This couple came into this bar that I worked at, and it was business as usual took their order, brought out drinks and food, including dessert. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary.

However, this couple began to argue as they work through their dessert about how the guy didn't bring a battery pack to charge their phones. Home girl is straight up screaming at this dude. Luckily, it was a really slow night and they were only ones in the restaurant.

I offer to charge their phone if they have their cable. I never offer to charge anybody's phones because I don't like dealing with the hassle. But I felt for the guy because I was that guy at one point.

This is the point where I feel like I should've thought something was up. The guy hands me what looks like a busted up prepaid phone you get from the supermarket, and what looked like a chewed up charger cable. I run to the back and go to charge it only to find out the cable wasn't compatible with the phone. I go back to them and notice they left without paying. I was more impressed than I was upset."

"This was probably about four years ago, in a joint called the Esquire Tavern on the River walk.

We had a street entrance as well as a river entrance, but from the river you had to walk up a really narrow metal staircase to our balcony. It barely had enough room for five small tables, including one that was tucked in a corner that made it hard to see from below.

Anyways, it was a slow summer lunch so I was doubling as a hostess, and this guy comes up from the river entrance and asks for a spot on the patio, specifically the hidden cramped one.

'No problem sir,' I say, and I get him set up.

We chat for a bit, I take his order, bring it out and go about my business - which was to passively watch him through the window because he was my only table and I wanted to keep an eye on him. I started to notice him suddenly ducking his head, as if he's trying not to be seen from the river level by someone. I remember pointing it out to another co-worker, who was just as curious as I was.

Then we heard a woman scream 'There you are Marcos, you piece of trash!'

I could hear the staircase shuddering as someone was clearly stomping their way up it, and my coworker astutely dipped out to find the manager. The lady started laying into this dude, and all I could make out was something about ditching her all the while he's just ignoring her and calmly eating his buffalo burger, which made her snap.

She slapped the heck out of this dude, telling him to 'freaking acknowledge her,' and he simply got up, walked around her and came inside to sit at the bar. She then sits down and starts eating this poor man's meal like nothing is wrong! By this point though the manager is here and he goes outside and starts trying to kick her off the premises while I go talk to Marcos and figure out what's what.

We later found out the woman was his wife, and they had come downtown for lunch she had a nasty habit of getting super messed up and belligerent which always ended up ruining their plans, including a wedding reception a few months prior. She refused to go get help, insisting that she'd keep her drinking to a minimum, and this was their first vacation since that incident.

They had stopped at a brunch place around the corner and she proceeded to have four drinks back to back. When she was ordering her 4th drink, he told her that she was already out of control, and that if she kept drinking he was going to close the tab and go eat lunch somewhere else, and that he'd meet her back at the hotel. She told him he was stupid and that he wasn't going anywhere.

So he got up, paid their bill, and walked out. I guess she thought he was putting up a front and was actually waiting outside for her, then realized he wasn't. She started running up and down the river looking for him he just wanted to finish his burger in peace before dealing with her craziness. In the end, we had her ejected from the premises and my manager made him another burger on the house.

A year or so later, we saw him at the bar with a different woman. He divorced his wife and couldn't look happier."


Servers Share The Most Disastrous Dinner Date They've Ever Witnessed

Waiters and waitresses are exposed to a variety of customers each night. More likely that not, some of those customers will be out on a date at their restaurant. Sometimes, the date goes well and a relationship is formed. Other times, it can go horribly wrong. When that happens, the wait staff is there to see it all go down.

Servers on Reddit share the worst dinner date disaster they've ever witnessed. Content has been edited for clarity.

"I worked at a bar in a hotel for five years. I had a table come down from their hotel room, and sit at one of my pub tables for dinner. From the moment they sat down, you could tell the wife was furious about something. She was unbelievably pleasant toward me, but did not say a single word to the man at the table. I get their drinks and then their orders- he ordered steak and she ordered the sauciest pasta dish we had on the menu.

About 20 minutes later (the wife still hadn’t said a word to the man since they sat down), their food was done and my food runner set it on the table. Right as I was about to walk over to see if they needed anything else, I saw the woman stand up, say 'Get bent, John,' as she picked up the plate of pasta and dumped it all over his head and down into his lap.

Then she very calmly walked out of the bar and back up to her hotel room.

I spent a few minutes helping the man clean up and got my manager to come handle the situation from there as it was way above my pay grade at that point.

Later in the night, the woman came back to the bar without the man and we talked for a while. Turns out he admitted to cheating on her right before their dinner reservation. I never saw either of them again."

"I work at a small bakery in my town. I am general kitchen staff, and not a waiter, but I was there when this all went down.

It was around two in the afternoon, the day had been normal, but suddenly I saw the retail staff in a huddle and took my first opportunity to go see what was happening.

Apparently a couple had come in on this summer day, ordered two bowls of soup and sat down. The girl that took their order went to the back and prepared their soup for them, then brought it back out.

In the time it took for her to get the soup, the woman had taken off her flip-flop, put her leg across the table, and the guy was going to town sucking on this lady's toes in the middle of the restaurant. The waitress didn't notice until she went to place the soup on the table. She stood there in shock, and the couple was oblivious to her presence. This guy is going all in, and the lady is starting to moan by the time they realize their soup is ready.

The waitress was in complete shock for the rest of her shift, and that couple is no longer allowed on the premises."

"I used to work at a bar where 70% of the customers were on first dates. There was a line of two person booths along the wall when you first walk in. There were two dudes sitting by themselves in two different booths. Both of them were facing the door, one was in the first booth one was in the last booth. This girl comes in and walks up to the first booth, says hi to the guy, and sits down.

They are chatting for about five minutes when the other guy who is sitting by himself comes up to her and says 'Hey I’m so-and-so… aren’t you so-and-so. '

They all talk for like 30 seconds, and she gets up and goes and sits with the other guy at the last booth. Eventually a different girl shows up for a date with the guy at the first booth.

I don’t know exactly what happened, but I almost died watching it unfold. She was definitely embarrassed."

"A couple of friends and I went to the Mexican restaurant where another friend was waiting tables. There was a couple kind of catty-cornered from us that had a bit of an 'off' vibe. We could see them, but not really hear them, so we asked our server friend what was up. She said it seemed to be a first or second date that was a bit awkward. The girl had ordered one of those enormous pitchers, and was not sharing it.

I had to go make a phone call (back in the pay phone days), and when I came back, I ended up sitting with my back to the couple. Maybe 10 minutes later, I hear our friend the server say, 'No, no, no!' and the sound of a full punch bowl being emptied from a great height.

Giant Drink Girl had stood up, swayed a bit, and vomited all over their meals, table, and the surrounding floor. The restaurant comped everyone sitting nearby, and the girl’s date abandoned her in the ensuing chaos."

"I was a waiter at a very famous, upscale restaurant. One night, a gentleman approached the maitre’d, requesting someone take pictures of him proposing to his girlfriend. Since I was the closest one to the maitre’d, I was tasked with performing this duty.

After stalking the table for a solid hour, the moment was inevitably approaching. I set up at an angle where she couldn’t see me and when he busted out the ring I started taking as many pictures as I could. Anyone who has tried to capture a once in a lifetime moment on camera knows that you’re not really watching what’s going on, you’re just trying to frame the moment. After about 20-30 pictures, I slowly realized that she was declining the proposal and the scene was quickly degenerating into a Five Alarm dumpster fire. However, I was far enough away that I couldn’t hear what was being said, and couldn’t be sure of what was transpiring so I continued taking pictures just in case. Finally, I stepped back and watched the scene unfold in reality as she stormed out of the restaurant in embarrassment and he scrambled to pay the bill and chase after her.

He’d requested that I use my phone and send the best pictures to him. Needless to say, he never approached us for the pictures and I have about 100+ pictures of a wedding proposal gone wrong somewhere deep in my iCloud photo bank."

"This couple came into this bar that I worked at, and it was business as usual took their order, brought out drinks and food, including dessert. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary.

However, this couple began to argue as they work through their dessert about how the guy didn't bring a battery pack to charge their phones. Home girl is straight up screaming at this dude. Luckily, it was a really slow night and they were only ones in the restaurant.

I offer to charge their phone if they have their cable. I never offer to charge anybody's phones because I don't like dealing with the hassle. But I felt for the guy because I was that guy at one point.

This is the point where I feel like I should've thought something was up. The guy hands me what looks like a busted up prepaid phone you get from the supermarket, and what looked like a chewed up charger cable. I run to the back and go to charge it only to find out the cable wasn't compatible with the phone. I go back to them and notice they left without paying. I was more impressed than I was upset."

"This was probably about four years ago, in a joint called the Esquire Tavern on the River walk.

We had a street entrance as well as a river entrance, but from the river you had to walk up a really narrow metal staircase to our balcony. It barely had enough room for five small tables, including one that was tucked in a corner that made it hard to see from below.

Anyways, it was a slow summer lunch so I was doubling as a hostess, and this guy comes up from the river entrance and asks for a spot on the patio, specifically the hidden cramped one.

'No problem sir,' I say, and I get him set up.

We chat for a bit, I take his order, bring it out and go about my business - which was to passively watch him through the window because he was my only table and I wanted to keep an eye on him. I started to notice him suddenly ducking his head, as if he's trying not to be seen from the river level by someone. I remember pointing it out to another co-worker, who was just as curious as I was.

Then we heard a woman scream 'There you are Marcos, you piece of trash!'

I could hear the staircase shuddering as someone was clearly stomping their way up it, and my coworker astutely dipped out to find the manager. The lady started laying into this dude, and all I could make out was something about ditching her all the while he's just ignoring her and calmly eating his buffalo burger, which made her snap.

She slapped the heck out of this dude, telling him to 'freaking acknowledge her,' and he simply got up, walked around her and came inside to sit at the bar. She then sits down and starts eating this poor man's meal like nothing is wrong! By this point though the manager is here and he goes outside and starts trying to kick her off the premises while I go talk to Marcos and figure out what's what.

We later found out the woman was his wife, and they had come downtown for lunch she had a nasty habit of getting super messed up and belligerent which always ended up ruining their plans, including a wedding reception a few months prior. She refused to go get help, insisting that she'd keep her drinking to a minimum, and this was their first vacation since that incident.

They had stopped at a brunch place around the corner and she proceeded to have four drinks back to back. When she was ordering her 4th drink, he told her that she was already out of control, and that if she kept drinking he was going to close the tab and go eat lunch somewhere else, and that he'd meet her back at the hotel. She told him he was stupid and that he wasn't going anywhere.

So he got up, paid their bill, and walked out. I guess she thought he was putting up a front and was actually waiting outside for her, then realized he wasn't. She started running up and down the river looking for him he just wanted to finish his burger in peace before dealing with her craziness. In the end, we had her ejected from the premises and my manager made him another burger on the house.

A year or so later, we saw him at the bar with a different woman. He divorced his wife and couldn't look happier."


Servers Share The Most Disastrous Dinner Date They've Ever Witnessed

Waiters and waitresses are exposed to a variety of customers each night. More likely that not, some of those customers will be out on a date at their restaurant. Sometimes, the date goes well and a relationship is formed. Other times, it can go horribly wrong. When that happens, the wait staff is there to see it all go down.

Servers on Reddit share the worst dinner date disaster they've ever witnessed. Content has been edited for clarity.

"I worked at a bar in a hotel for five years. I had a table come down from their hotel room, and sit at one of my pub tables for dinner. From the moment they sat down, you could tell the wife was furious about something. She was unbelievably pleasant toward me, but did not say a single word to the man at the table. I get their drinks and then their orders- he ordered steak and she ordered the sauciest pasta dish we had on the menu.

About 20 minutes later (the wife still hadn’t said a word to the man since they sat down), their food was done and my food runner set it on the table. Right as I was about to walk over to see if they needed anything else, I saw the woman stand up, say 'Get bent, John,' as she picked up the plate of pasta and dumped it all over his head and down into his lap.

Then she very calmly walked out of the bar and back up to her hotel room.

I spent a few minutes helping the man clean up and got my manager to come handle the situation from there as it was way above my pay grade at that point.

Later in the night, the woman came back to the bar without the man and we talked for a while. Turns out he admitted to cheating on her right before their dinner reservation. I never saw either of them again."

"I work at a small bakery in my town. I am general kitchen staff, and not a waiter, but I was there when this all went down.

It was around two in the afternoon, the day had been normal, but suddenly I saw the retail staff in a huddle and took my first opportunity to go see what was happening.

Apparently a couple had come in on this summer day, ordered two bowls of soup and sat down. The girl that took their order went to the back and prepared their soup for them, then brought it back out.

In the time it took for her to get the soup, the woman had taken off her flip-flop, put her leg across the table, and the guy was going to town sucking on this lady's toes in the middle of the restaurant. The waitress didn't notice until she went to place the soup on the table. She stood there in shock, and the couple was oblivious to her presence. This guy is going all in, and the lady is starting to moan by the time they realize their soup is ready.

The waitress was in complete shock for the rest of her shift, and that couple is no longer allowed on the premises."

"I used to work at a bar where 70% of the customers were on first dates. There was a line of two person booths along the wall when you first walk in. There were two dudes sitting by themselves in two different booths. Both of them were facing the door, one was in the first booth one was in the last booth. This girl comes in and walks up to the first booth, says hi to the guy, and sits down.

They are chatting for about five minutes when the other guy who is sitting by himself comes up to her and says 'Hey I’m so-and-so… aren’t you so-and-so. '

They all talk for like 30 seconds, and she gets up and goes and sits with the other guy at the last booth. Eventually a different girl shows up for a date with the guy at the first booth.

I don’t know exactly what happened, but I almost died watching it unfold. She was definitely embarrassed."

"A couple of friends and I went to the Mexican restaurant where another friend was waiting tables. There was a couple kind of catty-cornered from us that had a bit of an 'off' vibe. We could see them, but not really hear them, so we asked our server friend what was up. She said it seemed to be a first or second date that was a bit awkward. The girl had ordered one of those enormous pitchers, and was not sharing it.

I had to go make a phone call (back in the pay phone days), and when I came back, I ended up sitting with my back to the couple. Maybe 10 minutes later, I hear our friend the server say, 'No, no, no!' and the sound of a full punch bowl being emptied from a great height.

Giant Drink Girl had stood up, swayed a bit, and vomited all over their meals, table, and the surrounding floor. The restaurant comped everyone sitting nearby, and the girl’s date abandoned her in the ensuing chaos."

"I was a waiter at a very famous, upscale restaurant. One night, a gentleman approached the maitre’d, requesting someone take pictures of him proposing to his girlfriend. Since I was the closest one to the maitre’d, I was tasked with performing this duty.

After stalking the table for a solid hour, the moment was inevitably approaching. I set up at an angle where she couldn’t see me and when he busted out the ring I started taking as many pictures as I could. Anyone who has tried to capture a once in a lifetime moment on camera knows that you’re not really watching what’s going on, you’re just trying to frame the moment. After about 20-30 pictures, I slowly realized that she was declining the proposal and the scene was quickly degenerating into a Five Alarm dumpster fire. However, I was far enough away that I couldn’t hear what was being said, and couldn’t be sure of what was transpiring so I continued taking pictures just in case. Finally, I stepped back and watched the scene unfold in reality as she stormed out of the restaurant in embarrassment and he scrambled to pay the bill and chase after her.

He’d requested that I use my phone and send the best pictures to him. Needless to say, he never approached us for the pictures and I have about 100+ pictures of a wedding proposal gone wrong somewhere deep in my iCloud photo bank."

"This couple came into this bar that I worked at, and it was business as usual took their order, brought out drinks and food, including dessert. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary.

However, this couple began to argue as they work through their dessert about how the guy didn't bring a battery pack to charge their phones. Home girl is straight up screaming at this dude. Luckily, it was a really slow night and they were only ones in the restaurant.

I offer to charge their phone if they have their cable. I never offer to charge anybody's phones because I don't like dealing with the hassle. But I felt for the guy because I was that guy at one point.

This is the point where I feel like I should've thought something was up. The guy hands me what looks like a busted up prepaid phone you get from the supermarket, and what looked like a chewed up charger cable. I run to the back and go to charge it only to find out the cable wasn't compatible with the phone. I go back to them and notice they left without paying. I was more impressed than I was upset."

"This was probably about four years ago, in a joint called the Esquire Tavern on the River walk.

We had a street entrance as well as a river entrance, but from the river you had to walk up a really narrow metal staircase to our balcony. It barely had enough room for five small tables, including one that was tucked in a corner that made it hard to see from below.

Anyways, it was a slow summer lunch so I was doubling as a hostess, and this guy comes up from the river entrance and asks for a spot on the patio, specifically the hidden cramped one.

'No problem sir,' I say, and I get him set up.

We chat for a bit, I take his order, bring it out and go about my business - which was to passively watch him through the window because he was my only table and I wanted to keep an eye on him. I started to notice him suddenly ducking his head, as if he's trying not to be seen from the river level by someone. I remember pointing it out to another co-worker, who was just as curious as I was.

Then we heard a woman scream 'There you are Marcos, you piece of trash!'

I could hear the staircase shuddering as someone was clearly stomping their way up it, and my coworker astutely dipped out to find the manager. The lady started laying into this dude, and all I could make out was something about ditching her all the while he's just ignoring her and calmly eating his buffalo burger, which made her snap.

She slapped the heck out of this dude, telling him to 'freaking acknowledge her,' and he simply got up, walked around her and came inside to sit at the bar. She then sits down and starts eating this poor man's meal like nothing is wrong! By this point though the manager is here and he goes outside and starts trying to kick her off the premises while I go talk to Marcos and figure out what's what.

We later found out the woman was his wife, and they had come downtown for lunch she had a nasty habit of getting super messed up and belligerent which always ended up ruining their plans, including a wedding reception a few months prior. She refused to go get help, insisting that she'd keep her drinking to a minimum, and this was their first vacation since that incident.

They had stopped at a brunch place around the corner and she proceeded to have four drinks back to back. When she was ordering her 4th drink, he told her that she was already out of control, and that if she kept drinking he was going to close the tab and go eat lunch somewhere else, and that he'd meet her back at the hotel. She told him he was stupid and that he wasn't going anywhere.

So he got up, paid their bill, and walked out. I guess she thought he was putting up a front and was actually waiting outside for her, then realized he wasn't. She started running up and down the river looking for him he just wanted to finish his burger in peace before dealing with her craziness. In the end, we had her ejected from the premises and my manager made him another burger on the house.

A year or so later, we saw him at the bar with a different woman. He divorced his wife and couldn't look happier."


Watch the video: 7 SCHLECHTESTE Home Workout Übungen aller ZEITEN! HÖR SOFORT AUF DAMIT! (January 2022).