How do I start without appearing negative? As I opened the door to take my wife out for a lovely meal on a Sunday night, I was greeted by a lovely young waitress who asked, "Do you have a reservation?" I scanned the room and counted eight people, and not wanting to appear rude, replied, "No. Is that a problem?" After being seated, I ordered the garlic bread, which was lovely and chargrilled, but for some reason had no garlic, but sugar on the bread! When asked if I would like an entree, I looked at my choices of the four available, oysters natural, oysters kilpatrick, oysters (different variation) and soup of the day. I chose oysters natural, thinking that might be the easiest option - sorry, got no oysters, was the reply. On to my choice of mains - I will have the surf and turf, cooked medium, thank you. Fifteen minutes later, out comes my porterhouse steak, not medium, not raw but still MOOING in the middle. I quietly asked the waitress over and asked, in a soft whisper, "What does this look like to you?" to which she replied, "I don't eat steak. I don't know". I asked for it to be cooked medium, ie; for those who don't know what medium is, a thin pink colour in the middle. I get up to go to the salad bar, and for all those in the army, you will recognise the standard of a few bits of lettuce, chopped cucumber and tomato, with some sprouts. Looking carefully around the salad bar for condiments and couldn't find any I once again asked a waitress where I would find the dressings, ie; italian, french etc. She replied, "We don't have any." Three minutes later my steak returns. THAT'S RIGHT, the same steak, which I had put ketchup on as a marking and cut (sliced) in two sections so I knew it was mine, came back hosed off of the previous sauce and re-dressed. The waitress asked if it was now to my satisfaction. I thought to myself, without making a scene, great, it has been microwaved and now tastes like an army boot.
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