November 27th, 2010
The customer is always right insecure:
RESTAURANT | WILMINGTON, DE, USA
Me: "Hello! I'm [name] and I'll be your server today. Are you ready to order?"
Customer: "No! You can't serve me! You're prettier than I am! You're damaging my self-esteem!"
Me: *pause* "Well, you can request another server, if you like?"
Customer: "Yes! Get me another server. Someone less pretty!"
(Another waitress comes out. She's perfectly good-looking, but visibly older than the customer whereas I'm younger, so we figured that would be okay.)
Waitress: "May I take your order, ma'am?"
Customer: "No no no! I asked for someone who isn't pretty! Doesn't this place employ ugly people?!"
(In the end, after deciding that even the male servers were far too good-looking, she left us feeling flattered, but very confused.)