Friday, September 22, 2017

Tomorrow night's grub

We are dining at a Malaysian restaurant in Elsternwick tomorrow night. We have been there once before and it was not great. The food was fine, but the service was rubbish. There is a vague connection between the restaurant and an acquaintance. I think he is non hands on part owner.

I hope the restaurant now knows to not put an young inexperienced Asian student lass with poor English onto a table of grumpy old gay men. Of course, we are always perfectly pleasant to our wait staff, no matter how stupid and incompetent they are. We are more likely to overlook the shortcomings of a cute young Asian student male waiter.

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  1. You're more inclined to overlook the shortcomings of a cute young Asian student male waiter?
    Shame on you. That's discrimination. And sexist. If you're willing to overlook the one then you should do the same to the other. Play fair. And being gay shouldn't have anything to do with it.

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    1. River, yes, you are absolutely correct. I am not keen on this student waiter business at all. Many of the young females who wait in these kind of places seem terrified of customers and terrified of their bosses. They are never taught that charm and smiles can heal many situations, but they also often have poor English skills too. It always seems exploitative to me, and we know many of them are underpaid.

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  2. Why return if you didn't like it the first time around?

    And, furthermore, ditto River's comment.

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    1. Lee, who knows why we are returning. Our older friend had the biggest issues on the night and he is very much a 'get the manager' type, yet he is the one who pressed us to return.

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  3. Here's hoping for better service whoever is working tomorrow night 😀 happy weekend Andrew.

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  4. Waiting tables is hard work.

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    1. Dora, it is not a job I could do and I admire many of our wait staff who are always cheerful and pleasant, even though they don't work for tips here.

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  5. I hope it is a much better night for all - wait staff included.
    And, of course, echo River and Lee.

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  6. I speak English and three dialects of chinese and I still struggle sometimes with waiters at Asian restaurants!

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    1. AdRad, that's interesting. Partly a cultural divide too, I think.

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