A one-two brunch

June 10th, 2012 · 39 comments

Writes Jennifer in Denver: “At the restaurant where I work, my co-worker has had some issues with the cooks not reading his tickets correctly.” (Apparently, Scott’s not one for the “you catch more flies with honey” approach.)

EGGS BENEDICT: PLEASE DON'T FUCK IT UP THIS TIME

related: How NOT to earn great restaurant tips

FILED UNDER: Denver · restaurant


39 responses so far ↓

  • #1   DNH

    He did say “please”.

    Jun 11, 2012 at 12:05 am   rating: 48  small thumbs up

     
  • #2   Poltergeist

    I hate it when people fuck with my food. It’s completely inappropriate and makes it taste funny.

    Hopefully Scott warned the two patrons that the liquid drizzled over the top probably wasn’t Hollandaise sauce.

    Jun 11, 2012 at 12:21 am   rating: 19  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   aliceblue

      Funny tasting is bad enough, but when the meal wants to smoke a cigarette before you eat it, — so frustrating!!

      Jun 11, 2012 at 11:49 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   makfan bang

    I cannot for the life of me come up with another breakfast dish that I could misread and prepare by mistake when glancing at “eggs benedict”. “Eggs florentine”?

    Jun 11, 2012 at 1:29 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   Adriana

      I thought the same thing. I’m guessing Scott picked the easiest order ever on purpose just to remind them how stupid they are.

      Jun 11, 2012 at 8:46 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   LafinJack

    Vinegar actually catches more flies than honey: https://skeptigirl.wordpress.com/2008/08/14/the-great-fruit-fly-experiment/

    Jun 11, 2012 at 3:13 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   Alex F

    I’m not sure I understand why two guests are eating 93 eggs benedicts,

    Jun 11, 2012 at 4:37 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   Bob

      That’s a ‘S’, not a ’9′.

      Jun 11, 2012 at 8:46 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.2   Poltergeist

      I bet that’s how the chef read it, too. Watch him send out 93 orders of Eggs Benedict, each of them wrong in a different way.

      Jun 11, 2012 at 12:28 pm   rating: 26  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.3   Cyberjar88

      I only see one order. Therefore, there must only be one customer.

      Jun 11, 2012 at 6:29 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.4   Margie

      Yeah, that’s an “S”… and since at the bottom it says “S3 Seat 3,” I’m going to guess that S3 means “Seat 3″.

      Jun 12, 2012 at 2:48 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.5   M L

      Cyberjar88: it says 2 guests.

      Separate bills, but the meals need to be prepared at the same time. My official guess!

      Jun 14, 2012 at 8:10 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.6   Cyberjar88

      @M L: My bad. Guess I need some new glasses.

      Jun 14, 2012 at 5:39 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   Adriana

    I get Scott’s frustration. If an order is wrong, I never know whether it’s the waiter’s fault or the kitchen’s fault, and I’m sure some of his customers have reduced his tip wondering the same thing. Of course, cursing at the chef is probably a good way to ensure all his orders are late and incorrect.

    Jun 11, 2012 at 8:48 am   rating: 27  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   Serenity

    I totally get his frustration. I consistently have issues with the cooks not reading the modifiers ( no tomato, sauce on side, etc.)….then getting PO’d at ME when I tell them they did it wrong. Read the ticket, buddy! I didn’t put that shit on there for my own amusement!! and if you are confused about it, ask me! don’t waste everyone’s time by just guessing and doing it wrong! smh

    Jun 11, 2012 at 10:12 am   rating: 34  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   The Elf

      Honestly, based on employment patterns around here in greasy spoons, diners, and other places that would be serving eggs benedict at noon, if you want the cook to read the special instructions, you’ll need to print them in Spanish.

      Jun 13, 2012 at 7:03 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   GhostWriter bang

    Breakfast at 11:48? Oh yes- let’s please not fuck it up for today’s self-entitled leisure class.

    Jun 11, 2012 at 10:18 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   Gina

      God forbid someone have brunch on the weekend. I am sorry you have to work seven days a week but maybe don’t take it out on the rest of the world?

      Jun 11, 2012 at 10:23 am   rating: 71  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.2   Liz

      Wow buddy. Ever hear of Dennys. 24/7 breakfast. Not a new concept here.

      Jun 11, 2012 at 10:24 am   rating: 35  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.3   Lisa

      Jesus, Ghost Writer. Jump to conclusions much?

      My husband I will frequently go out for a late breakfast on Saturday, after having spent 4-5 hours on the lawn and housework. At which point, I guess I DO feel fucking entitled to a nice meal, paid for with money that *I* made by working for it.

      Jun 11, 2012 at 10:56 am   rating: 43  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.4   JingoPoe

      I’ve been known to go to a diner at 5pm and order two eggs over easy with bacon (extra crispy, please), because it’s not just for breakfast anymore.

      Jun 11, 2012 at 11:13 am   rating: 20  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.5   JingoPoe

      BTW, arrogant much?

      Jun 11, 2012 at 11:14 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.6   Poltergeist

      After a hard morning’s work of lifting heavy things and scratching my balls, I typically head out for brunch as well. I love being a lady of leisure.

      Jun 11, 2012 at 12:37 pm   rating: 26  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.7   Dr.Chalkwitheringlicktacklefeff

      This is going to turn out just like that thread about people making noise at 8:30 in the morning we had a few weeks ago, I can tell.

      Personally, eggs benedict is more of a lunch food for me anyway. I need something high fibre first thing in the morning.

      Jun 11, 2012 at 2:35 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.8   sheskrafty

      Um, the time has absolutely nothing to do with this ticket. The server could probably care less that his table is ordering breakfast at noon, he’s pissed because the kitchen has already sent out the wrong thing once, or twice, and that why he put in special instructions. Clearly the previous commenters have never worked in the service industry before.

      Jun 11, 2012 at 2:38 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.9   kaladron

      What, you get a break before then to get food?

      Slacker.

      Jun 14, 2012 at 1:37 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.10   Vulpis

      You’ve obviously never been to an IHOP, I guess, the company famous for all-day breakfast food? Or Waffle House? Or as someone else mentions, Denny’s?

      Jun 17, 2012 at 11:09 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   Nick Dye

    Eggs benedict is an easy dish to screw up. If you don’t get it just right, it’s done. Next time just make the customers order an omelet or leave. :)

    Jun 11, 2012 at 10:33 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   Dr.Chalkwitheringlicktacklefeff

      Hollandaise sauce is easy to get wrong, but I suspect that this kind of establishment uses sauce out of a jar.

      Jun 11, 2012 at 2:36 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   JC

    WTF does the time have to do with anything?!??
    Brunch maybe?
    Jesus, people really do pick the STUPIDEST fucking shit to bitch about.

    Jun 11, 2012 at 11:43 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   Adriana

    I order breakfast for lunch and dinner all the time because sometimes eggs, bacon, and sausage are the only low-carb menu items. The “we serve breakfast all day” restaurants are why I can eat out. That could’ve been someone on a lunch break, someone with a nighttime job, and of course a weekend patron.

    Jun 11, 2012 at 11:53 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   Dr.Chalkwitheringlicktacklefeff

      Brinner?

      Jun 11, 2012 at 2:38 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.2   The Elf

      Plus, there’s no real “wrong time” for yummy eggs.

      Jun 13, 2012 at 6:55 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   Dane Zeller

    I can’t read the light print. Is the order “Eggs Benedict with loogie?”

    Signed,
    The Chef

    Jun 11, 2012 at 12:08 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   Dr.Chalkwitheringlicktacklefeff

    This seems quite reasonable.

    Jun 11, 2012 at 2:33 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   lh

    As someone who both waits tables and likes eggs benedict, if the dish is ready two, three, four minutes before the rest of the table and the cooks stick it under the heat lamp instead of re-firing, you have hard poached awfulness.

    Jun 12, 2012 at 9:25 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   tokenblogger

    I would frame that one.

    Really, I would.

    And I would hang it in my kitchen!!!

    Jun 13, 2012 at 2:07 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   Danielle

    Having worked in a kitchen with people who don’t read the ticket, or don’t read all of if, etc., I feel the pain of this author. The server is probably just tired of getting the wrong food (or whatever the problem may be), and decided to take this drastic step. Very amusing. :)

    Jun 19, 2012 at 7:32 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   Sophia Grace

    *giggle*

    Jul 8, 2012 at 9:21 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     

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