Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Ok kinda weird White Wednesday!

This week with having to get so much done getting ready for Christmas I thought I would skip White Wednesday. It wasn't until I was looking for a website on my favorites list that I came across a site I hadn't looked at in months. Waiter Rant! I don't even remember how I originally found it but from the moment I read it I was hooked. It's a pretty famous blog but he started off like the rest of us just writing about his life working in a restaurant in NYC. Granted he didn't hold back...nothing is sacred. I'd worked in the restaurant business for years and my parents had been in the business. You don't need to have worked in a restaurant to enjoy it just being a patron is all it takes to open your eyes to the goings on in this world.
I came upon a post where I couldn't believe my eyes!!!
Hey.... and look it's WHITE

Read the story here!

and then go and visit the folks at Kathleen's at Faded Charm that did what they were suppose to do and show you beautiful white interiors.
Forgive me!!!


Gigi said...

AH-MA-ZING! Just goes to show that money can't buy brains. And it was a six-person check! They were getting too tanked to even enjoy the outrageously expensive bottles they were ordering.

I cooked in restaurants for years, so I so love this Waiter Rant blog! Thanks so much for sharing this, Carole!

Sharon said...

Good grief! Where's the pepto....! Sharon

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Carole,

Goodness gracious me! I like their choice of wines,
Cristal Rose and Chateau Petrus ~ ummm!
Thanks for sharing.

Have a wonderful week

Rosemary said...

That is some bill!!
I hope the food was good!
Have a great Wednesday,

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

That was one nice tip! I read the story about how they had to divide it between 15 people, but what I find interesting is that at the bottom, it says 6 customers!

LjuvligtLantligt said...

I have a question..what do you mean by "white wednesday"?
That waiter (spelling??) got a very nice tip to bad he had to share it with everyone at the restaurant.. :)

Jacqueline said...

Crikey Carole, that's some's a little obscene as well. I guess, if you've got it, you've got it but, when you think just what you could do with that money.
I wish that I'd been there..... actually, I wish that I was his friend !!!! XXXX

Anne~fiona and twig said...

It's all utterly ridiculous (the prices), but I keep going back to $12 for one large water??? I'd drink out of the loo before I'd pay that!!!
Funny stuff, I think I'll be adding that site to my faves!

Laura said...

Why does that make me a little crazy? Maybe because I'm having to lay off people who earn that much in an entire year! Sorry, as Jackie says it seems obscene to spend that kind of money in times like these...As for that is very funny but makes me a little anxious about future restaurant visits!

Fancy Fodder said...

This is a perfect White Wednesday post! Hahahahaa!
Can you believe this stuff?!?
Happy Wednesday :+)

BellaRosa said...

Ouch :) I don't drink, but I just discovered a Patron margarita and let me tell you I LIKED it lol and at $15 for 1 margarita, I thought that was too much so I sipped (hogged) my husbands. I guess I better stop trying good spirits, I think I would rather have my house lol

When you get a moment because I know you are REALLY busy right now, come visit me, I have an award for you, if you would like it :) besos, Rose

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Rebecca said...

Hi Carole
Sitting here eating and looking at the web... I do that a lot - eat and blog - I call it multi-tasking.
I read the blog... I wonder how many Thanksgiving dinners that would have bought for those that can't... and maybe they donate a bunch to that cause, who knows... it just baffles me how someone could spend that kind of money on a dinner! The tip was cool though :)
Have fun pricing...yuk my least favorite thing to do.

Kathleen said...

Hi Carol,
We have Nello here in Southampton..
People go just to say they have been there..
My dad owned a restaurant, it is now Paddy McGees in Island Park, NY.
I did catering on the side for years..
I have to go check that blog..
You can be sure I will never eat at Nello!

June said...

Hi Carole,
I took my previous comment off and sending you the new and improved. Don't you hate name droppers?! I do! Didn't mean to be one. Seriously this tab is crazy!