Here’s a story that will make all servers say, “Damn. I’ve definitely had that table before.” It’s sad but it’s true. Take it from someone (me) who used to wait tables at Applebee’s. I quit within 2 months. It was my first server job. I walked right into an “All you can eat ribs” promotion. Before we even get to this girl’s story, let’s give you a peek at what she’s talking about. You just can’t make this shit up.
I work at an Applebees. I have been raised not to be racist, and I am not [racist]. Everyone gets an equal shot with me. My tables are no exception. I however call myself a “classist”. Meaning if you can conduct yourself with CLASS, we’re ok. If you don’t know how to act in public and you treat me like your SERVANT and you’re loud, rude and obnoxious we are not ok. At Applebees we do not have a very classy clientele. We get regular folks but we also have an influx of white trash and ghetto. I dislike both but I cannot STAND the ghetto. White trash is just not going to tip. Ghetto is going to do something like this:
I had a table not to long ago that was comprised of a mother a grandmother and a teenage boy. I greeted this table like I always do.
“Hi guys! Welcome to…”
“Wata NO ice!” ( mother)
“Applebee’s. My name is…”
” Wata LIGHT ice” (grandmother)
“jill I’ll be taking care of you today.”
“I’ll have a water please. nothing special about it” (teenage boy)
I brought them all their waters and asked if they were ready. They said they were. THEY WERE NOT! 5 minutes later they were still debating on boneless wings or spinach dip as an appetizer. ( and would not let me leave “We ready. we ready hol’ up”) I finally got their order and brought their appitizer to them. It went something like this.
“DO this LOOOK like enough ranch fo’ me?” ( mother)
“I NEED MO NAPKINS” ( Grandmother)
“that you ma’am” (teenage boy)
As I’m walking away to get their gallon of ranch and mountains of napkins I hear the mother say to the boy “PLEASE? THANK YOU? WHy you cheesin’ so hard you like her or somethin’?”
” I’m just being nice mama”
“WHY? SHE JUST A WAITRESS?” ( grandmother.)
It is stories like that one that make me shake my head in disgust. Or perhaps this one. A “ghetto Bachelorette party at Applebees”
Just this weekend I had a party of 20. A bacherloreete party. One of the girls asked for grey goose and cranberry. I brought it to her in a tall frosted glass. She said ” what the F*** is this?” I explained it was the drink she ordered. She replied ” I dont want this much cranberry.” So I told her I’d have the bar tender make another one. She said ” ok. you gonna take this one?” I said I had to. She rolled her eyes at me. I brought her another one this time with less juice in a rocks glass. She looked at me smacked her lips and said ” I ask fo’ less juice and you give me a smaller glass? what the hell is up wit dat?” I explained to her that as she had less juice there was less to drink and less to fill up the cup. She said ” I KNOW DAT!Dats messed up just cuz I want less juice u give me less to drank. I wanted mo’ liqua” I explained that she already had a double shot in the glass and that was as much as I’m legally allowed to give her at once by law. she said “Anyway” and went back to her conversation.
At the end of the meal I was comming back to clear their plates as they were getting up to leave. She threw her two cents ($0.02) on the table and said “Dats what I think of that BIIIITCH”
It’s no wonder servers get a negative opinion of black people. Not all black people act this way but a lot of them do. I have NEVER had a white table act like this. Sure I have had white tables stiff me or undertip me but they have not once ever acted this way to me. I have had many many black tables act this way. Why is this?
It took me approximately 10 seconds to find the following video titled: “Black People & $2 Drinks | Applebee’s Friday Night”