I popped in to collect something from my wife who was having a late lunch with a friend. They were just about set to go, but my wife and I decided to have a quick drink before leaving.
No problem getting served as the bar was all but empty. I ordered a Guinness and a G and T. Not paying too much attention I assumed that like most places, the Guinness would be left to partly pour whilst the G and T was prepared. The G and T was duly prepared and placed in front of me. I was then advised that they had no Guinness. I suggested to the barman that it might have been a good idea had he told me that they had no Guinness before serving the G and T as I did not want any other brand of beer. I pointed to the G and T and told him that it was no longer required before walking over to the restaurant area to let my wife know what had happened and that they could meet me down the hill at Langside library after they had finished their conversation.
I had put on my jacket and was in the middle of collecting a couple of items from my wife when I became aware of the barman who served me approaching. To me, he adopted a wholly unnecessarily provocative attitude. Initially, he told me that I had been "a bit cheeky" and then accused me of "having a hissy fit". I repeated my assertion that it might have been reasonable for him to tell me that they had no Guinness before presenting me with the G and T. I have to add that at no time, either at the bar or back at the restaurant area, did I use inappropriate language towards the barman, nor did i adopt an aggressive or provocative demeanor. I felt wholly uncomfortable about the situation and was rather uneasy about exactly why the barman had chosen to follow me right across the empty establishment. Exactly what did he mean to achieve by this action?
I asked for his name (obviously to report his inappropriate behaviour) and he responded by asking me for mine. Only he could tell you why he responded in such a way. I again asked for his name which he then gave me although he declined to add his surname, which I suppose is fair enough.
He then asked me to leave after inviting me to report him if I liked.The fact that I was standing and had put my jacket on might have been a clue that I was already in the process leaving. I could have asked him to explain the reason for him requesting me to leave but not wishing to escalate the already ridiculous situation, I left for the sanity of outdoors.
The Church on The Hill is a nice enough place but as it says on the headline "pity about the staff attitude".
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