Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Dumb waiter

No I'm not talking about that marvelous invention for the rich and famous so that they can spend more time on their ass than bring their own plate to the kitchen.

Why do waiters or anyone in the food service like to give these little remarks that are really inapropriate?

I went to Shakey's one fine day for buka puasa, and the waiter, instead of taking the order and walked away like he was suppose to went ahead and asked me, "Ni puasa ke tak?" [Are you fasting?]

I gave him a weird look and I hoped he saw it.

"Nak serve sekarang ke?" [Want the food now?]

Hell no! There's a guy sitting in front of me who's obviously fasting. Or maybe he thought he's so 'hip and trendy' to admit that not all Muslim fasts in Ramadhan month and this guy happens to be one of them.

The nerve of that guy to ask me that. No matter that he was right and I wasn't fasting. But did he really think that I was so disrespectful to eat in front of a fasting man. Some nerve Image hosted by Photobucket.com.

This incident reminded me of another one.

I bought papaya from a food court at a major shopping mall. And when he brought my order, he said, "Untuk senang berak ye... Image hosted by Photobucket.com". That was his exact words, I swear to God, I will never forget it for the rest of my life.

I don't know what annoyed me more, that he used the word 'berak' while serving my food or that he was right (I was a bit constipated at the time Image hosted by Photobucket.com). But the fact remains, what goes in through your mouth and come out from your other end do not go together.

I don't understand. I don't know what part of their brain thinks that asking this 'little' questions is appropriate. Did they think it was cute? Did they think it was charming making those remarks? Is that suppose to be a pick-up line or something? Heck is not even funny.

Man, the things you have to go through for some decent food.


lx said...

situations like these serves to remind me of times when I have had a horrid morning and am trying to get by lunch ... and along comes some ppl to interrupt me and ask questions like "Hey, having lunch alone ah?" What the heck do these ppl genuinely think ... I'm sitting by myself filling my mouth with food ... if not lunching alone, what the heck is there?!

Desparil said...

aisey, somebody's pissed la.. don't worry about it too much. you told the guy off, didn't you? that's just how low the level of service here..

Royz said...

tell me about it. I just "kena" yesterday. Felt like an idiot queing to pay for a loaf of bread at a local grocery store when nobody seems to bother. the cashier kept "servicing" those idiot who just go straight to the front of the line. For that, I blame the cashier. He's scared of losing customers? So what am I? a beanstalk with a loaf of bread?

Aneesah said...

Ya Allah. Some people can be just so ... blunt! That -- that be*** word, he said that ... to you? In front of the papaya too? -_-;

I also find it annoying/offensive when I hear some male classmates asking my female friends, "Tak puasa yea...? [insert silly grin here]" What do they care if we are fasting or not, they know what we get once a month, no need to pointedly ask us like that. Sheesh.

Kampung Gal said...

*lol* i think someone should compile a list of stupid questions anyone could ask anybody.

yes that be*** thing will haunt me for the rest of my life. I was truly traumatized.