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Old 12-31-2013, 12:34 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I feel like my dad is getting progressively worse when it comes to his behavior in dealing with waitstaff in restaurants.

if you ask my mom, my dad has always been a pain (they are divorced). as I remember it, for a long time he had a thing about hot French fries. whenever he got fries, first thing he did was check the temperature and I feel like 25% of the time it went back. today, its really any item or every item on the plate. he typically tells the waitress its "ice cold" and sends it back. I think we are talking about 50% of the time, could be worse. I have learned to ignore it, its a pretty simple transaction and he doesn't make a big deal of it.

however, the other day he ordered "coffee" at the end of the meal. the waitress asked "regular or decaf" to which he responds (not in the nicest voice) "coffee." she asks again "regular or decaf" and he repeats "coffee." it was awkward and I had no idea what he meant and neither did the waitress. but she said "okay so im getting a regular coffee" and he said yes. then he went on a rant about how he thinks that because he has gray hair that they assume he is old and wants decaf.

so im just wondering, do most people get more annoying as they get older? I said to him that I think eventually there will be places that ban him from coming in.
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Old 12-31-2013, 12:43 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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so im just wondering, do most people get more annoying as they get older?
Annoying people tend to get more annoying as they age.
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Old 12-31-2013, 12:50 PM
 
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Annoying people tend to get more annoying as they age.
Yup and then there is the whole socks with sandals thing.
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Old 12-31-2013, 01:12 PM
 
Location: USA
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Unless decaf is specified the order is for regular coffee.
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Old 12-31-2013, 01:54 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Unless decaf is specified the order is for regular coffee.
does that mean your position is that it is obnoxious of a server to ask you "regular or decaf" when you order coffee?
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Old 12-31-2013, 01:56 PM
 
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Unless decaf is specified the order is for regular coffee.
Is it wrong for someone to double check?
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Old 12-31-2013, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I heard that our frontal lobes shrink as we age. This part of the brain is where our "filter" is, so older people tend to get more outrageous in the things they say. It sounds like your father was always an *******, so I expect he'll get worse.

I have a friend who has always been a pain in the butt in restaurants. Her drink of choice is Malibu rum and pineapple juice. Hard to screw up, yet she is always unhappy with the first one and has to send it back. She is very rude to the servers and always keeps her head down when she speaks to them. I think she is just a person who is dissatisfied with herself and her life, so this makes her feel superior in some way.
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Old 12-31-2013, 02:21 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I recently visited my mother in florida and ate dinner with some of her friends. one of the ladies considers herself a wine expert so she was helping another find wine. she sees the restaurant has 2 of some type of wine and orders the waiter (not so nicely) that he should bring both wines for her to taste. this was a Chinese restaurant and this guy barely speaks English and this isn't the right place for a fancy wine person's issues. ultimately, both wines were deemed "horrible" and after a little scene, she got a mixed drink.

are wine people typically obnoxious in restaurants? it seems like she places great importance on her wine expertise so she must be somewhat flagrant about her little wine dance that she does with the tasting and everything.
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Old 12-31-2013, 02:47 PM
 
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New thread title: Obnoxious eating companions and other related musings
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Old 12-31-2013, 02:51 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Tx
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As Ive gotten older (Im 44 now) one of things I find is that I am tired of "living with it" so if I have bad service I let them know. you dont have to be a douche about it bit when they ask you "how was everything" it's ok to tell them that it sucked if it did.

They give you lots of free stuff but I am not in it for the freebies. Many of the freebies I get are still in my console in the car. I am more concerned with getting good service next time I come than a free meal.
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