I like this pic, I thought it would be a good start to this post. I don’t want to write about the usual crappy service in restaurants. I just want to share with you 3 experiences I had while doing some shopping in Canal Walk, I couldn’t believe the shocking service.
We were browsing the shoes on sale at Edgars, and asked the 2 assitants who were standing in the corner having a fat chat, a couple of questions. The response to both queries was “what you see is what you get”. No effort to assist in any way, perhaps direct us toward similar non-sale items which we might be interested in, nothing.
Then we go buy some tickets for the movies. My friends put their cash down, I take it and offer my credit card as payment for all the tickets. The woman gives me a look of total annoyance and basically snatches the card out of my hand. I understand that a credit card payment might be more hassle than a cash payment, but it’s a valid form of payment. The ‘ticketlady’ has no place getting annoyed with a customer because they choose to pay by credit card.
Then after the movie we go to Primi Piatti for some coffee. We walk in and the waiter asks “table for 3?”, to which we respond “yes please, we’d like some coffees”. He then proceeds to tell us that they are closed. Am I to understand, they have a table for 3 to offer, but not if we are just having coffee? If they think I am going to go back and eat there, they are mistaken.
Life would be easier if everything was just self-service