We stopped in to catch a quick dinner of Appetizers before a movie. We let our server know as we sat down that we had somewhere to be and if she could be as quick as possible with everything we'd appreciate it. We ordered 3 appetizers and they came out decently quickly. However the drink we ordered before ordering the food didn't come until we'd half eaten our food, and only after reminding her we'd ordered it. We also had requested the check when she finally dropped off the drink. I'd had my credit card in hand when she returned with the check, but she left so fast I couldn't hand her the folder. We finished eating and one of us actually had to go looking for her to pay. She was at the hostess stand chatting with another server about their plans for that night. I couldn't believe it when he came back and told me that. I put the cash tipped we'd put on the table for her back in my wallet and brought the book and card up to the hostess stand for her to process. We stood by the front door, coats already on waiting for her return.