I really dislike when people complain solely for the sake of complaining. It’s almost as if they don’t care what the outcome is as long as they get an opportunity to let the world know that they were unhappy. Case in point: Amelia who had the “worst meal ever” at Outback Steakhouse.
According to her Facebook post on their page, the prime rib was so tough that even a dog would have a difficult time chewing and the steak also had a chunk of grisly fat on it. Even though the waitress and manager were very kind and comped the prime rib as well as her replacement burger, Amelia has vowed to never return to Outback Steakhouse. This begs the question: so what the fuck are you complaining for?
First off, I have a dog and there is no steak in the world that is too tough for him to be able to chew. Seriously, I have seen him eat a rawhide bone in the time it takes me to watch an episode of Grace and Frankie and those rawhide bones are as hard as plastic. In fact, I think they are actually part plastic, so I cannot imagine him looking at a piece of prime rib, no matter how overcooked and fatty it may be, and deciding it wasn’t chewable. That steak would go down as easily as a tequila does for me. Basically what I’m saying, Amelia, is don’t exaggerate. And so there was some fat on your steak. Ummm, it’s prime rib, which means it’s heavily marbled and do you know what makes a steak heavily marbled? Fat, Amelia. Fat is what makes a steak heavily marbled. But whatever, you didn’t like it so they didn’t make you pay for it and then you ordered a burger instead which you also didn’t have to pay for. Sounds like a pretty sweet deal to me, but you still wanted to complain. Never mind that the staff at Outback did everything they possibly could to make up for your less than satisfactory experience, you are still unhappy. And even though you say you will never go back, you still felt it necessary to go to the Facebook page and complain. Why, Amelia? Why? If your meal was completely free, the people were nice and you will never set foot there again, what exactly is the point of complaining?
Wait, I know the answer to that!
You are one of those people who complains for the sake of complaining. It matters not that the situation was resolved and that your life will move forward, You don’t care that the staff wanted to make it up to you. You just wanted to make sure that the world knew you were unhappy and that you had the worst meal you have ever had in your entire life. It was free, but still you want to complain. It’s probably for the best that you don’t go back to Outback again because you have proven to them (and to everyone else who reads this) that you cannot be made happy. Really, you’re doing them a favor by not returning because now they won’t have to waste their efforts on a customer who is unappreciative. Outback Steakhouse bids you a fond farewell, Amelia.
Whenever someone goes to a restaurant, they absolutely have the right to voice their displeasure with their experience. Hopefully, the complaint will fall on the ears of a compassionate server and manager who will do whatever they can to make things better. However, if that person complains and doesn’t appreciate when the situation is amended, then that is a person we don’t want in the restaurant. If you are like Amelia, stay at home because you are not needed.