Parent Leaves Awful Note to Server

13043410_10153607447216903_2419978570381731305_nDear Parent Who Depended on Someone Else To Make Your Child Happy on His Birthday,

Get over it. When you go into a restaurant, your server is there to serve food. You are not the only person the server is taking care of and, although it may seem like it, the restaurant and world do not revolve around you. The only thing the world revolves around is the sun and even though you and the sun share an equal amount of gas, hot air and ire, you are not the same thing. If the server did not sing happy birthday to your child, maybe there was a reason for that. Perhaps the restaurant simply does not do that. Besides, if the success of your child’s birthday is dependent on a waiter singing a song to him, you might want to call the Learning Annex and take a fucking parenting class.

The note you left for your server claims that he or she was the worst server you have ever had. I wonder if there were other things wrong with the dining experience or if not singing the birthday song was all it took for you to reach that conclusion. To be the worst server you have ever had really is quite the distinction. In addition to not singing to a 7-year-old, did the server also spill drinks, treat you poorly, bring out the wrong food and ignore you throughout the course of the meal? If so, then maybe you are right. Maybe they truly were the worst server you have ever had. But if all they did was not sing a song, you need to reevaluate you note. You didn’t leave a tip. You also called the server a “piece of shit” and an “asshole.” Finally, you hoped the server gets fired. You’re a real piece of work.

Here is what I hope on behalf of your son or daughter: I hope that your child didn’t see your anger for such a minor thing because that is not what you want to teach your offspring. Your child did not care if the server sang happy birthday to him. All he wanted was for his mom and dad to to sing to him and give him a present. You see, he didn’t know the server and I doubt he will go through life lamenting his seventh birthday because that guy at Applebee’s didn’t sing to him. I hope you can let this go and learn to enjoy the things you have rather than get upset about the things you don’t have. Instead of using your emotions to celebrate your kid’s birthday, you chose to get angry and upset and send out negative energy to your server who was probably just doing what he was told. I hope your kid grows up to be someone who doesn’t leave shitty, passive aggressive notes to servers and I hope that you aren’t teaching your child that this is the way to go through life. If that is what you are doing, you are the worst fucking parent I have ever seen.

If you want your kid to have happy birthday sung to him on his birthday, warm up your own vocal chords and belt out a tune. I guarantee you that your child would rather hear that song from someone he loves than hear it from a random person who just brought out a chicken fajita rollup.

Mustard and mayo,
The Bitchy Waiter

35 thoughts on “Parent Leaves Awful Note to Server

  1. Caddy

    I have to say, as a server, I absolutely LOVE having to scramble to do a birthday in the middle of the rush. Nothing makes my shift better except begging and pleading my coworkers to please, for the love of god, forget that food needs to be run and other guests want their bar drinks because it’s Muffy’s 33rd birthday and even though she desperately does not want the attention, her sister thinks it’s hilarious.

    So we pull the stupid saddle over to the table and hoot and holler and peer pressure the poor woman into getting up on it and making a fool of herself while shooting apologetic looks at our other tables because yes, you just want to place your order and NOT have a bunch of people screeching and scaring your poor toddler, but no. We need to do this birthday yeehaw loud enough to wake the dead and disrupt the entire restaurant so the birthday girl’s family can have a laugh at her expense.

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  2. Nanc

    I like to think the waitress will go on to received her psychology degree and in 10 or so years this kid will walk into her practice for long-term extensive counseling around his issues with his pissy mother-figure. So good job, Mom, guaranteeing some counselor a future steady income!

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  3. Tina

    I’d rather the server say as little to me as possible. I don’t want them hanging around singing songs. I’d rather order my food electronically and go grab it off the counter when it’s done. The less I have to deal with people the better. Servers are unnecessary. Just an establishments way of not having to pay them properly.

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    1. Barb Chandler

      I hate the pricks that don’t write your order down, trying to impress you with their “ability.” Every time they do that, something is wrong or forgotten. You don’t get guaranteed level of error with a device. They’re always hovering when you want to be left alone, and never to be found when you want a refill. And how about the ones with deformities or other disgusting attributes that should be in the back washing dishes, where they don’t have to be seen, but some fuckwit manager thinks they should be thrust against the public?

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      1. Samm

        Deformities? Says the person who supposedly has a child who is disabled? Please don’t say these things to them.

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  4. Barb Chandler

    I’ll tell you about some bad servers. They work at Country Cookin’ and are married and are both sex offenders. They used to run a diner and they got caught hiring young teens and handing out drugs and alcohol when the restaurant closed. They then had sex parties with them. Now they are back working in a restaurant where people under the age of 18 are working. And where children dine. Where people of all ages use the bathrooms, perhaps finding themselves alone with one of the sex offenders. We have been trying to run them out of the public service sector, but no one seems to listen or care. Perhaps if people are dumb enough to think Country Cookin’ is good food, they can just put their children at risk. But what about the naïve travelers that don’t know what they might be walking into? If your server isn’t on the sex offender registry, then don’t even think of saying they are the worst, they’re not even in the running.

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    1. Barb Chandler

      Come to think of it, maybe the server that received the note is a sex offender, and didn’t want to spend more time than necessary at the kid’s table…in case his probation officer dropped by to check up them.

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    2. dead_elvis

      Thanks, Barb. That was really helpful & on topic. You know what would be even more helpful? Telling us where Country Cookin’ is, so we can avoid it.

      I bet you’re a fun customer.

      /sarc

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      1. Barb Chandler

        Why don’t you just play it safe pretty boy, and if it’s called Country Cookin’, don’t go in. Doesn’t matter where it is. Meanwhile, check out my website. It should keep you busy for hours.

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        1. Samm

          I’m really confused as to why you did that, Barb. Is gay sex funny to you? You seem to have a real name so I don’t understand your trolling.

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  5. Laurie

    Shitty parents. I never expected anyone to sing to my kids. That was MY job as a parent. Hope they treat their kids better than they treated the server.

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  6. Mel

    PS – Does anyone who demands servers sing to them ever consider the fact that the server might be tone deaf and unable to sing the stupid song in any way that would constitute pleasant listening? I would certainly refuse to do so for that reason alone!

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  7. Mel

    I’m another one who thinks that looks more like hooked 1 than a 7, in which case what the f*** does a 1-year old understand or care about someone singing happy birthday anyway?

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  8. Arianna flora

    On a somewhat related note, I once had a couple complain to my boss that I “wasn’t excited enough” for them when they got engaged at my table. You just decided to spend the rest of your life with someone and you’re concerned with a stranger’s excitement level? That does not bode well for you marriage, y’all…

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    1. Dave

      The groom-to-be only went along with his future bride in complaining because he wanted to continue getting sex. Guys don’t make complaints like that, unless their testosterone levels are low. That’s a girly complaint from a cunt.

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  9. Adam

    My restaurant banned the birthday song because other guests COMPLAINED that it was too loud and bothered their dining experience.

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  10. Simon

    These people who think the world revolves around them are the worst to deal with in customer service. I hope for this server’s and restaurant’s sake, they never go back there.

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  11. FaQ

    Meh. They’re going to be singing happy birthday to this brat on his/her 16th birthday at a drug rehab most likely with parenting skills like this. What shitballs. Gotta laugh it off. Life’s too short.

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  12. Michelle

    My first baby died of cancer at ripe old age of 9 months. The first time i sang that song to my own child was at her grave. No offense but i give zero fucks about your birthday. I have a hard time singing the birthday song to my other children. If ya wanna see me rock in the corner and bawl my eyes out make me sing the damn birthday song.

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  13. Alan

    And FREE dessert! Don’t forget the free dessert!

    I actually had somebody cancel a reservation (3 people in the party had birthdays the same day – what are the odds?) because she was told dessert wasn’t going to be free!

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  14. gary

    my 4 yr old sons bday was in may.we went to a restaraunt to eat.the waitresses were nice enough to sing happy birthday to him because it wasn’t busy.if it was busy and they couldn’t i wouldv’e understood and not have got mad.

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  15. CincyDrunk

    What awful people. Last night a table got mad at my friend/coworker because corporate policy says we CAN’T sing to tables. (thank god lol)

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  16. JoAnn McClanahan

    I would have given out with “The Birthday Dirge”. We used to sing it at “The Earle” in Ann Arbor, MI BACK IN THE 80’s. In particular to people who were overly insistent.
    “Oh, Happy Birthday,oh, Happy Birthday
    People dying everywhere
    So much sorrow and despair
    Oh, Happy Birthday”.
    Sung to a monotone tune.

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  17. Laura M Banse

    I thought that was a 1, and I’m like – that kid doesn’t even UNDERSTAND birthdays. Nothing can ruin that except shitty parents.

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  18. Sean

    Amen, my friend! I had corporate called on me once by a customer that got mad because we wouldn’t sing to his five year old daughter at 11:30 at night when we closed at midnight. I was the only server on the clock, and as much as I would have loved to do it, there were six other tables that I had to tend. It’s frustrating.

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    1. Mel

      I got fired for not singing happy birthday to someone who.was.cleay.embarrased and did not want me to sing but the parent called corporate and there ya go I’m fired after four years for not singing and for taking care of my 8 other tables … people suck !

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