Wednesday, October 1, 2008

People Are Weird

I think it's safe to say that there are lot of weird people in this world. I also think it's safe to say that they all eat at the restaurant where I work.

Every September 30, a group of 20 or so people converge at the restaurant. They come to celebrate the grandmother's birthday. They order her a frozen drink, usually a pina colada. She also gets the steak and lobster, complete with sides and a salad.

She died two years ago.

Last year, they sent her food back to the kitchen because it wasn't cooked how she would have liked it.

No one eats the food or drinks the drink. It just sits on the table while the rest of the family eats.

This year, they scaled back. I guess the economy even hurts weird people. They only bought her a pina colada, but no meal.

They did, however, bring a birthday cake. And asked the servers to sing "Happy Birthday".

I didn't see how many candles were put on the cake, or who blew them out. I was too busy laughing at the servers who actually sang the birthday song to a dead woman.

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Marla said...

i worked in food for 10 years... some of the best stories of my life! this one is awesome!

Karen said...

I'll bet you see all types. But this one? Takes the cake. So to speak.

Jessica said...

I've worked in Food Serv ever since I was able to hold a job, and I really think that story tops most I've heard. Wow.

Nissa said...

OMG! I have never heard of anything that weird! If they want to celebrate for a dead lady, they should do it at home, not announce it to the world how strange they are..

Scarlet O'Kara said...


noble pig said...

OMG I am laughing so hard. That is just stupid of them isn't it? That is such a good one.

kimmie said...

I agree it is weird. I mean waste a good Pina Colada? But...isn't it kinda sweet that they still get together to honor her. Will we ever do that? (If we do, I'll drink the Pina Colada...wouldn't have it go to waste)

Sarah said...

That kind of creeps me out.....actually really creeps me out!
Did you have to wait their table? I think I would have laughed (and thus missed out on my tip.)

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Freeeeaky! I mean if they want to do that at home, whatever, but in a restaurant? Weeeeeeeeeird.

Sarah said...

ha!ha!that's funny

Wendi said...

Spewing my drink out of my nose.

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