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Taking Dirty Plates

Discussion in 'Get it off your chest' started by tinmanofkent, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. shauny

    shauny Top Poster

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    yeah ,only if they want a fork in the back of their hand! if im paying,i decide when ive finished, not the waiting staff.
     
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    Usually at the weekend, as the little darlings are with childminders during the week.
    We had coffee once, whilst kids rode their scooters around us, in a “ Posh “ town in Kent.
    We dont bother now at weekends.
     
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    I was sent on a training course from work once and after lunch the guy I was sitting next to couldn't understand why my empty plate was taken away and his wasn't.
    I explained the cutlery together = finished. cutlery at 20 past 8 = not finished - he was gobsmacked!
     
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    I know exactly what you mean. When I worked in China we called the locals "Aquavacs"!
     
  5. Mortimer

    Mortimer Lord Haw Haw

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    I intend to try this in private at the earliest opportunity--a valuable tip to prevent the usual egg drips down my cravat. :D
     
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    Really burns me up when I see this. Dump the toddlers food out on the high chair tray and let them just sling it all over. They leave and the floor is covered with food. I have a habit of stacking the empty plates to the side so they're easy to pick up in one go. Makes it easy to see which plates I'm finished with.
     
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    Poor waitering is yet another sign of Britain's falling standards, in the 1600's Britain began to set most the worlds standards for table service with 'Silver Service' which applied logical and efficient procedures for waiting staff to ensure that guests would enjoy a perfect dinning experience -
    https://poloandtweed.com/blog/what-is-silver-service

    Whilst most high street restaurants can't be expected to provide silver service to their guests because of time constraints and training costs, surely someone in the restaurant industry could come up with a simplified 'Bronze Service' so they can quickly and cheaply train their waiting staff to get just the basics right?

    If you're organising going to a posh restaurant to celebrate a big family or work milestone, it's always good to check if they practice 'silver service' beforehand to make sure the expensive meal isn't spoilt by poor waiting standards.
     
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    I hate it when they try to pull the plate out of my hands while I'm still licking it :D
     
  9. Brooksy

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    Maybe compulsory sterilisation isn't a bad idea after all?
     
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    I used to get a slap round the ear when I was young for saying “where’s my fork n knife?”
     
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    Do you have what we call "w*nker Bankers " over there ?
    As I say, it's normally these type....
     
  12. Brooksy

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    I bought my cutlery from Norfolk & Goode.
     
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  14. walter Often

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    I share your pain mate. I took the whole family out for a chinese meal on my boys birthday last month. The table had one of those turntables in the middle. The waitress was hovering in the shadows waiting to pounce. She kept leaning over us and moving the turntable around constantly. When she took a breath and asked me if I'd like anything else, I felt like saying ....."I'll have a monkey on red" . But thought better of it. One of the quickest meals I've ever had. Shame some of the staff don't work for the fella in Luton who I order stuff from. They'd be banging on the door with my chrono the very next morning.
    ;):)
    Walter
     
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    never had a meal taken away whilst still eating, so do they prize the knife and fork from your hands too ! ???
    everywere iv'e ever eaten, iv'e always been asked about half way through if every think is fine.
     
  16. FPoole

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    I don't know what that term is, but I'm betting we have them in legions.:D
     
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    Good guess, that is the correct collective noun.

    Dave
     
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    QUOTE="FPoole, post: 2421091, member: 28755"]I don't know what that term is, but I'm betting we have them in legions.:D[/QUOTE]
    They are the bankers who work in London and are vastly overpaid in relation to what they do.

    Awarding themselves vast bonus each year even if the banks are loosing money.

    Talking half million pound bonus and even much more for the top directors.

    Also they are :handjob: hence the term.
     

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