We'd Just Love Some Bread & Butter!
Updated: Apr 26, 2018
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"If you order "bread & butter" from a restaurant when it is not on the menu, fuck you!
“ I'm talking to you, lady who thinks she's pulling one over on me because she ordered 6 lemon wedges with her glass of water, and is now adding sugar to make her own free lemonade."
It may be the seven millionth time over the past year that I have had to come back to the kitchen and ask the chef, if he wouldn't mind, in the middle of making every order in the fucking restaurant, finding a baguette, slicing it, toasting it (not forgetting about it and burning it), and preparing a ramekin of butter that is not too cold (then it would be hard) and not too soft (then it wouldn't smear).
Why the fuck do people assume that every restaurant is the God Damn Olive Garden? Bitch, we do not have all you can eat bread. This is a fine-dining restaurant. And they're lucky that we happen to have fresh-baked bread. I've seen chef send out sliced sandwich bread. And you know what happens when they finish their free fucking bread? They want more, and completely avoid ordering an appetizer or even a second entree for two people. That one entree is inevitably split, and don't skimp on the sides. Oh, and even better is when you say that we don't offer free bread. Then you get a one star review.
If something is not listed on the menu, why do people feel the need to order it? I understand that chain restaurants have created this idea of what is considered acceptable to, and from the diner, but I am sick of it. Bread is not fucking free. It's also a massive pain in the ass to serve. If you don't see it on the menu, don't you dare fucking order it, unless you want every single staff member to hate you. I'm talking to you, lady who thinks she's pulling one over on me because she ordered 6 lemon wedges with her glass of water, and is now adding sugar to make her own free lemonade. Fuck you and the coupon you rode in on. "
K. - Louisiana