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Kissing at the Chili's

Posted Tue November 7, 2006 8:05 pm, by Dora E. written to Chili's

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Hello. My name is Dora Edwards and I'd like to write a letter to Chili's. What I want to say is that I took my family to one on a recent trip to Durham, NC. We went last Friday about 7:30. We had to wait about 20 minutes to get in, which seems excessive. Once seated, we were given menus and my kids (11 and 8) were given kid's menus. My 11 year old was offended that he was given a kid's menu and crayons. I called for the hostess to bring him a regular menu, but she just went and helped someone else. A few minutes later, the waitress came. I think her name was Monica, but it might have been Mona or even some alternate spelling of Monica like Monika or Moniqua. She took our drink order and I asked for the adult menu for my 11 year old. She came back a few minutes later with our drinks, but no adult menu. My husband asked her for it again. Do you know what she did? She picked up his menu, which was lying on the table, and handed it to my son. You need to train your staff to ensure that each person gets a menu. My husband has picked his meal, but if he wanted to share his menu with my son, he would have. It's Chili's job to have a menu for each person and not make people double up.

So we ordered. My husband got a cheeseburger. Me, that salad with black beans in it. My 8 year old got chicken fingers, but asked for some of that spicy peanut sauce that comes with the lettuce wraps. My 11 year old didn't find anything he wanted on the menu, so he asked if they could make him a waffle with strawberries. He likes those. The waitress said no, they did not have waffles. My husband asked why not. The waitress said that they didn't have any batter or any waffle irons. My husband, as you would think, was mad. This was a restaurant and they should have something simple like waffles. Yes, he used a four letter word, but had she just brought the waffle, he would have given her a good tip. Know what she did? She turned around and walked away and said something to the bartender.

I got up and walked to the hostess station and asked the manager. His name was Michael. I told him that the waitress was rude and left our table before we could complete the order.

He was so great. He came to our table and took the order himself. When we got to my son, he's changed his mind and decided that he's have fajitas, so we just ordered that.

The problem came when the waitress was sent back to our table with the food. She said she's been warned and it was all our fault. My husband told her that it was her job to shut up and serve us. He makes at least three times what she makes, I'm sure. And he doesn't even need to hide his tips from the IRS like she does. He told her that and she walked off.

No one came back, so after about 10 minutes, I went to find Michael. Know what we found? He was kissing that nasty waitress at the drink station. No lie.

This was totally unacceptable. We eat out 3 or 4 nights a week. I have a Master's degree in Art History from Duke, which was why we were in Durham, and I'm pretty sure that Michael and that Monica are high school dropouts.

I think we deserve our money back (the ticket was around $75, but I didn't keep the receipt). We should also get free meals whenever we're in Durham.

You should fire Michael and Monica or whatever her name is. Hire some smarter people. My newphew graduated from UNC in May and he can't find a job. Maybe you can hire him?

Thank you and I look forward to your help.

Give me money back. Give me free meals in Durham. Fire these high school dropouts. Give my nephew, who made the dean's list 2 times a job. Pay him what he's worth.


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by PepperElf Posted Tue May 6, 2014 @ 11:04 AM

why are all these old letters coming back up to the top 25?

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by PepperElf Posted Tue May 6, 2014 @ 11:02 AM

You lost me at that.

As others have said, the server only did one maybe two things wrong -
leaving too soon.

Picking up a menu that's not being used to hand it to your son... at
the most that may strife your ego because ... pretty much she was
saying "You could have done that yourself". Which you could have
actually.

Not having waffles - not her problem to fix. I don't go to waffle
house when I want Mexican food, why would I go to a TexMex restaurant
for waffles? Really wanting it doesn't mean they have to provide
something they don't make.


" Yes, he used a four letter word, but had she just brought the
waffle, he would have given her a good tip."

So you're trying to JUSTIFY swearing at her, saying that if she had
just bowed to you and made food they didn't carry that it'd have gone
better?

That's like beating someone up and then telling them "this wouldn't
have happened if you'd just given in to me".


Frankly, I wish I hadn't skipped ahead to the high-school-dropout
insult. If I'd seen the comment about swearing at her first and then
pretending she deserved it.. you'd have lost me sooner.


And now, after insulting them, calling the girl nasty, defending
swearing at her - over items they don't carry - and calling them
dropouts while parading your own degree around like it's the crown
jewels, you... want a refund and free food whenever you go back and a
job for your nephew.


Frankly... not so sure you want your nephew to be working there. Be
careful what you wish for... he might end up serving someone treats
him the way you treated the employees.

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by fishbjc Posted Mon May 5, 2014 @ 7:22 PM

This letter absolutely has to be made up. At least I hope so.

Your son is 11 years old. There is NO REASON why he cannot understand
that Chili's does not offer waffles. It isn't IHOP, it's CHILI'S.

Your husband was finished with the menu, no reason for the server to
run to the hostess station to pick up an additional menu.

On a Friday evening during dinner rush, you had to wait 20 whole
minutes. The horror of it!
You don't deserve your money back, you were served food. You ate the
food. End of story. You don't deserve free meals in Durham, or
anyplace else.

My niece attended Duke University and can understand that Chili's
doesn't have waffle irons. She can even spell and use punctuation
properly. I guess she made it to every class and you skipped a few.

It doesn't take a Rocket Scientist to understand this.

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by Jennifer H. Posted Wed October 24, 2012 @ 1:24 AM

Ok, I wouldn't normally reply to one of these letters, but lady... are
you high?

"we had to wait about 20 minutes to get in, which seems excessive"
For a DINNER RUSH on a Friday night?! In a heavily populated area no
less, and at a chain restaurant to boot? If I were in your position, I
would have fell to my knees and thanked the god of dining out.

"This was a restaurant and they should have something simple like
waffles. Yes, he used a four letter word, but had she just brought the
waffle, he would have given her a good tip."
Yes, so if she had brought the item the restaurant did not have, and
could not possibly make, you would have given her a tip? Where exactly
did you go to school again, oh marvelous wonder of a mind?

"I have Master's degree in Art History from Duke"
A master's degree in ART HISTORY? Really?! OMG you must be so smart
and important and wonderful!!!

Haha just kidding. This degree can't even be used as toilet paper
(talk about a useless major unless you're going to become a
professor), so stow the superiority complex, sweetheart.

"My husband told her that it was her job to shut up and serve us. He
makes at least three times what she makes, I'm sure. And he doesn't
even need to hide his tips from the IRS like she does. He told her
that and she walked off."
Yeaaaaaah.... that's how you get spit in your food. Hope you enjoyed
the extra protein :D

"My newphew graduated from UNC in May and he can't find a job... Give
my nephew, who made the dean's list 2 times a job."
Brilliant spelling there, by the way. Nice to see that "Master's in
Art History" paid off. Guess it didn't so much for your nephew... by
the way, dean's list is not a big accomplishment. I earned Dean's List
5 times from my school (one of the best public NY state universities)
without much effort.

Stow the attitude. Be glad you weren't thrown out. Pray the restaurant
keeps those "high school dropouts", who could easily be college
students with more potential than you and your nephew, I'm sure.

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by France P. Posted Tue June 19, 2012 @ 11:55 AM

For someone who is so well educated, you would think you could figure
out how to use parenthetical commas. Why don't you pull your head out
of your ass and start treating people with a little bit of respect?
You and your family should absolutely not be allowed to return to a
Chili's restaurant anywhere. The vile behavior that you displayed
shouldn't have to be tolerated. You're lucky that your server even
went back to your table at all. If I had to serve you, I would have
simply given you your bill for the drinks and asked that you leave. My
suggestion to you would be to no longer dine out if you are going to
treat people that way. If your husband makes so much money, perhaps
you could save all the restaurants in your area some trouble and hire
a private chef?

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by Garacaius Posted Wed October 27, 2010 @ 7:56 AM

In the small restaurant I work at, we got a couple of signs posted
specifically stating that we don't take **** from customers, my
personal favourite being 'If you're miserable, it's a $10 charge for
putting up with you' and 'We got 2 speeds, don't like this one you
sure as **** won't like the other one' (yes, it is asterisked). Most
of the time the manager simply calls people on their jerkishness, but
I'm sure that in your case he would have walked to your table with the
pizza knife (for the uninitiated, it's basically a machette) in one
hand, caressing it with the other, and smiling brightly as he asks
what the problem is.

You, my friend are a apogenous, bovaristic, coprolalial, dasypygal,
excerebrose, facinorous, gnathonic, hircine, ithyphallic, jumentous,
kyphotic, labrose, mephitic, napiform, oligophrenial, papuliferous,
quisquilian, rebarbative, saponaceous, thersitical, unguinous,
ventripotent, wlatsome, xylocephalous, yirning zoophyte.

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by Felicia A. Posted Mon August 2, 2010 @ 10:37 AM

Ok, so from what I gathered, the waitress did one thing wrong. She
should have gotten your son a menu instead of rudely forcing your
husband and your son to share. I have little siblings, and they do
get annoyed when they are given kids menus and they enjoy ordering off
the adult menu for variety. Also, your son is a growing boy and often
growing boys will eat an adult meal as their body is using that energy
to grow.

However, just because the waitress made a mistake does not give you
the right to insult her all night and be awful people to her our of
spite. Your paycheck means nothing, and her lower income doesn't make
it her job to be treated like a valueless slave that must serve you
under all circumstances. You were quite frankly acting like a bitch
and so was your husband. Your son may have the ignorance to ask for
waffles since he is eleven and he can inquire to see if they are
served there, but if they are not, he cannot have them. If the
restaurant doesn't serve waffles, stop complaining to your server,
because she doesn't 1) develop the menu or 2) cook the food, so in
both respects she is helpless in this situation. She cannot be
expected to run to IHOP for you or to run and buy a waffle=maker and
batter. That is not part of her job description and your paycheck
doesn't entitle you to demand everyone with a lesser paycheck to shut
up and do more than they are able to do for you. That poor woman was
also scolded for not sitting there and taking your unnecessary abuse
after you decided to be all two-faced and kind to her manager. You
brought an evening of hell on a woman who made one mistake at the
beginning of your meal.

Having money and a college degree does not make you smarter than those
that don't have a degree. Some people don't see college as an option
for them, because they have no financial resources and scholarships
are extremely difficult to obtain if you are part of the middle class.
Some people do not want to have the pressure of debt from college
loans and will find other ways of making their living. Some of these
people are smarter than you with your fancy art degree. This is
obviously true because anyone with any sense at all can tell you that
you expected too much and it was utterly stupid for you to demand
waffles. You are also not very brilliant because no restaurant would
give you a refund of $75 dollars if you don't have a receipt, and no
restaurant would want you affiliated with them in any way after you
being so awful and your letter would actually hinder your nephew's
chances of getting the job.

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by K S. Posted Sat July 31, 2010 @ 1:57 AM

you can be sure all the waitstaff knows you and your family...you
might as well never go to that Chili's again. The service won't be
any better!

And why in the heck would you expect to order waffles at Chili's (for
the kid that was 'offended' by the kid menu)? Good Grief...have you
ever eaten at a Chili's that service breakfast? Catch a clue, lady!
Seriously, they don't open until 11...THAT IS LUNCH TIME (followed
closely by DINNER TIME!!!)

However, I will say "Thank you" for the laugh you provided so many of
us...and, I feel confident in saying, the Chili's people who received
the letter. I bet everyone in the office read it...and laughed until
they wet themselves, which probably resulted in them being able to go
home early!

Here's a free tip...STAY HOME AND FIX DINNER FOR YOUR FAMILY...then
your KID won't be offended at the KID MENU, you won't look so stupid
by ordering breakfast food at a restaurant that doesn't serve it and
the rest of us can enjoy a nice meal without listening to your stupid
bellyaching!

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by mariabronn Posted Thu July 29, 2010 @ 11:12 PM

You sound entirely too stuck-up and patronizing to take your family to
Chili's. Next time, take them somewhere that your pretentious
attitude won't cause you to write more letters such as this one about
a restaurant employing regular people.

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by Lyss S. Posted Wed July 28, 2010 @ 11:38 AM

First,why would your CHILD be offended to recieve a CHILDREN'S menu?
Most places hand them out to CHILDREN 12 and under... unless, given
that you eat 3 or 4 nights a week, your son is so overweight, and his
poor stomach is so stretched out, that a child size portion will not
fill him up.
Second, perhaps you should teach your children [and husband, while
you're at it] the difference between an ethnic dinner restaurant and
IHOP...why on earth ANY restaurant that serves fajitas, nachos,
quesadillas, etc. would serve WAFFLES is beyond me.
Third, why would you expect the waitress to still appear chipper after
being insulted and cursed at? Also, a little tdbit of information for
you: if you piss off your server, chances are you ate some of their
saliva, as they probably spat in your food. Not so comforting, is it,
especially when you think your server is some kind of whore that could
possibly have hepatitis or some other inection.
Finally, why on EARTH would you expect for a refund for your meal if
you don't have the receipt? You'd be lucky to even receive a coupon
for a free appetizer, given the situation/the verbal harassment. As
many others have said, you are lucky you didn't get your pompous rears
kicked out or banned. Not only this, but why would you expect to
receive free meals in that same location? If you weren't satisfied
with the service, why would you even go back? Sounds like a poor
excuse to fatten yourself up at someone else's expense to me. Also,
why would the restaurant hire ANYONE related to you? If sheer idiocy
runs in the family, which I'm suspecting it does, they would more than
likely not put up with the whining about how hard the job is, and
about how everyone else should be doing your nephew's job while he
sits back and de-evolves like every other member of your family.
Some people are just so ungrateful...

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by dromadeus Posted Tue July 27, 2010 @ 4:07 PM

You're an idiot and your husband is a chauvinist pig. I'm so glad I
don't have to associate with people like you. Just because you have a
college degree doesn't mean you're any better than everyone else who
decided not to go to college. Ever think it was because of situations
like your nephew's? Who wants to pay off student loans when they can't
find a job with a college degree? I myself am going to college but you
give those seeking higher education a bad, elitist rep. Lower your
unrealistic standards and step into the real world, bitch.

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by Rus86 Posted Mon July 26, 2010 @ 7:40 PM

Your son got offended when they handed him a children's menu, then
when he received an adult menu...decided to order waffles. That in an
among itself proves he is obviously not ready for a freaking adult
menu. WHO THE F*** orders waffles from Chilis? Smack your kid next
time, and then yourself.

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by P.O\'d waitress Posted Tue June 1, 2010 @ 12:17 PM

You are rediculous, why would a restaraunt like chilis serve waffles?
Have you ever seen a breakfast menu there? Tell you your husband and
your quite useless degrees to go home amd eat instead of making others
serve your food 3 or 4 times a week

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by R.E.D Posted Thu January 21, 2010 @ 9:29 PM

All I can say is that as SOON as your husband cussed at the waitress
you should have considered yourselves lucky not to be booted from the
restaurant. Most places consider that VERBAL HARASSMENT and it WIll
get you booted if not banned.

Also, Chili's is a Dinner restaurant, meaning they specialize in Lunch
and Dinner. Waffles are not lunch, nor are they dinner. If your kid
wants waffles... take him to IHOP.
I find this letter extremely rude and hateful. And I really hope that
Micheal and Monica were commended for not throwing you all out on your
entitled rears.

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by Donno Posted Thu November 5, 2009 @ 7:31 PM

This has got to be one of the top 5 funniest letters ever on
PlanetFeedback. There should be an award for that, like honorary PhD.

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by Loganc Posted Fri October 16, 2009 @ 3:49 PM

So what I got from this reply was that the manager and server were
kissing. OKAY, that is a little bad but if you have ever worked in a
restaurant you know stuff like this happens.

The rest that I got out of this is that you are a horrible family and
most likely racist too. It is simple, the restaurant was busy. Servers
get flustered like in every profession. I mean minus anybody with AN
ART DEGREE (Jesus, when did an art degree become the HOLY GRAIL).
First off, your husband was done with his menu, he should know how to
share and that is a valuable tool to teach your children.

Secondly, once he said a curse word that is it. Your server now feels
uncomfortable and angry. Then he says he makes more than the server.
Here is a surprise, I am a server in college, I make roughly $200 on a
10 hour shift. Let me guess your husband makes about 40,000$ a year.
There is a good chance the server matches that if she is full time.

Also, my father one time worked for a second job at Mcdonalds. Just
for some extra money, plus his children were younger and loved the
toys. He worked 2 days a week there. Here is a hard degree, He is a
Metallurgical Engineer. In all honesty, he most likely makes more than
your husband in Per diem a month.

Middle class people that judge people are the worst. Especially when
the wife brags about an art degree. Obviously she does not use it. Art
degrees, if the student is worth anything, are traditionally looked at
as an OUTSIDE THE BOX thinker.. Obviously sharing a menu eluded you
so you failed miserably.

Lastly, demanding for free food and your money back because the
parents could not control the diarrhea from their mouth is absurd. I
hope retardation skips a generation for your childrens sake.

I hope you do not think this is from that restaurant I am in Tennessee
which kills that theory. I attend UTK and am going for a civil
engineer degree. If you are offended or would like to make a witty
comeback to this (which may be impossible with a degree in ART) please
feel free to email me at log1919@gmail.com.



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by Sney E. Posted Mon October 12, 2009 @ 3:21 AM

You're cute. Here, let me paraphrase you:

The server treated us a little bit badly so we decided to make a
contest of it. Why should one of us give our son OUR menu after all,
what if we changed our mind on our order? We kept a pissy aura
throughout the day, as if on the verge of snapping at the lack of
waffles. Waffles for Jesus Christ's sake, you don't deprive my good
man of waffles. So finally my husband snapped, made it very clear to
this waitress that he's superior to her. She's getting paid around
minimum wage to serve us, we're practically royalty, she'd better do
it right.

Then I had just about lost it. After my husband told her off, she
actually ditched us. Deciding that minimum wage isn't worth dealing
with us. And her boyfriend was consoling her. That's just despicable.
That whore.

In summary for my trauma I think both that woman and her boyfriend
should be fired. Hire someone smart like me with an art degree. Most
importantly, I think we deserve free meals forever. Otherwise, maybe
I'll take my snobby ass ELSEWHERE.

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HA!! That was great! by C A. Fri January 29, 2010 @ 3:51 PM
by locutus b. Posted Sun October 11, 2009 @ 11:06 PM

These inbred fucktards should be killed But in the SOUTH, it is normal
to have offdpring from other family members. Everyone south of the
mason dixon is an inbred fucktard. Why do you think Walmart started in
the south????
Ed

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The South by James V. Mon October 12, 2009 @ 1:34 AM

by Sybil Posted Sat April 4, 2009 @ 1:21 PM

Are you kidding me? You almost had me at the servers "rude behavior".
As a server, I would have dropped the menu off for your son first
thing.

After that, you should have been thrown out. I admire your waitresses
restraint.

1-Ordering off the menu? Would you go to a 7-11 and demand to buy a
carseat? Well, maybe YOU would.

2-Your husband using profanity on the waitress? We are instructed to
walk away. Nobody has to take that, and I would have asked you to
leave.

3-Telling your server to shut up? A big no. Once again showing how
utterly classless you really are.

4- Bragging about your degrees? And Income?


Oh, I definitely would have 86'ed you. If you were lucky I may have
boxed your food and served it to you in to go bags. You have the NERVE
to ask for free food?

I guess you don't learn manners, class or a clue in college. All of
which you were shown.

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Agreement with you by Broken Silence Sun October 11, 2009 @ 8:57 PM
by eva j. Posted Fri December 12, 2008 @ 1:55 PM

How do you expect a restaurant that doesnt servce waffles in the first
place to magically make some appear for your son?

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Quite Simple! by fishbjc Tue May 6, 2014 @ 9:53 AM

by jake824 Posted Tue November 25, 2008 @ 7:32 PM

Are You kidding Me Honestly waffles WHAT IS WRONG WITH you if its not
on the menu they dont HAVE IT and its Defiantly not the waitresses
fault I would Love To see someone like you wait tables for one night
and deal with people like you WHY IN GOD"S NAME WOULD THEY HAVE
WAFFLES and best is they prob spit in your food and that waitress prob
makes twice as much money as you do and your husband and nephew whos
prob just a janitor at UNC and cleans of the deans list when it gets
post you MY FRIEND are trash

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by glasswolf Posted Sat August 16, 2008 @ 10:30 AM

please If you want waffles go to IHOP. Please don't have anymore
children. the gene pool is polluted enough

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by knkkbjb Posted Thu July 31, 2008 @ 12:45 PM

Oh My This woman needs to go get herself some PROZAC and I am thinking
that she might want to get her ENTITLED children some too. (let's all
hope that the guy she is married to, jumps on the banwagon and self
medicates).

Not much else to say then this lady (and I use that term loosely) and
her family all need to stay home and cook, where they can all have
differnt things and not have to worry about a CHAIN TEX-MEX resturant
not serving breakfast foods!!!

TO BAD YOUR MASTERS DEGREE DID NOT GIVE YOU COMMON SENSE!

Please do us all a favor and get out of the gene pool, we have enough
ingnorace in this world as it is.

P.S. I am not a waiter, I do not work in a resturant. I am a
business owner (not of a food establishment). I just found you so off
the wall and ignorant, I had to post!

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by zaju2008 Posted Thu July 31, 2008 @ 8:27 AM

If this isn't a joke then the author and her husband are truly
frightening people.

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by j m. Posted Tue May 6, 2008 @ 5:19 PM

i am a waiter and u are absolutely ridiculous.....people like u are
our worst nightmare....chilis is a barbeque grill, lunch and dinner
restaurant ...... why the hell would u think u can get waffles.....its
like people go out now to pick on the server....i love my job and i
try my hardest to make people happy.....for crappy tips anyway...but i
show up everyday to for sure run into a guest like u to try and ruin
my night......jeez!

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by ChiliHeadoftheMonth Posted Wed January 23, 2008 @ 11:36 PM

If your child wanted waffles, you should probably take him to IHOP,
not Chili's. It's a bit unreasonable to expect that a place like
Chili's should be able to provide you with waffles on demand. As for
the comment of the employees being high school dropouts - I work at
Chili's, I currently hold a BS in Biology/Psychology and am pursuing
my PhD. My co-workers are all high school graduates, with the
majority of them working toward or having already completed their
college educations. If the employees are so ill mannered and
uneducated, why would you want your beloved nephew to work at
Chili's?

If you're expecting good service and respect from the staff and
management, you need to show them civility and respect- insulting your
server will get you nowhere other than into the 'hall of fame' of
immature, nasty customers.

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by Ryan Johnson Posted Mon December 17, 2007 @ 1:57 AM

For someone who has a degree from DUKE you sound like a complete
DEGENERATE!!!!! You can't spell or form sentances maybe you should
go back! If your husband makes only 3 times what a waitress does,
than maybe he should get a second job. I heard Chili's is hiring for
bartenders!!!

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by fedupwithu Posted Mon October 22, 2007 @ 4:23 PM

Oh, one more thing - your husband told the server that her job was to
"shut up and serve him?" Does he say the same thing to you? Maybe
you haven't "served" him in awhile - that's probably why he is so
pissy...

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by fedupwithu Posted Mon October 22, 2007 @ 4:07 PM

I am so sick of people like you who think that if a server doesn't get
down and lick your boots, they are not giving you good service.
Waffles? At Chili's? Are you really that stupid? Why didn't you
bitch about the fact that they do not serve Mandarin Duck, or Lobster?
It's Chili's, they have a specific menu, if you don't like what's on
it go somewhere else! You are probablly the type who would order
steak at McDonalds! What a dumb stuck up bitch you are!

Your kids should be taken away from you. You are raising them to
believe that people are not equals, and that you can treat whoever you
want like shit just because it pleases you. Thanks for raising a
couple of future assholes that society will have to deal with.

I was a server while I was in college earning my degree in Computer
Science. You have no idea how hard that job is when you have to deal
with assholes like you. If you want to live in a country where there
is a class system, then I suggest you move to India so you can boast
about your supposed superiority to those who make less money than you
- until then shut the fuck up bitch and get a life!

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by steve steve Posted Fri October 19, 2007 @ 12:13 PM

What a fucking bitch! I have a degree from Duke! My husband makes
three times as much as her! BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH. You asked for
fucking WAFFLES at a Chili's. How fucking retarded are you and your
husband and your son...apple doesn't fall far from the tree I guess.
Apparently they don't teach common sense at Duke. Waffles require
SPECIAL EQUIPMENT to make, which Chili's DOES NOT have. That is what
your server tried to explain to you but you guys just didn't wanna
hear what she had to say. If I was your server, I would have told you
to go fuck yourself, right in front of your stupid kid. It would have
been worth getting fired to teach your elitist bitch ass a lesson.

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by Amy Suelzle Posted Thu October 4, 2007 @ 11:56 PM

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by Amy Suelzle Posted Thu October 4, 2007 @ 11:50 PM

I forgot to mention, I am also a waitress and going to college for
Environmental Law.
FYI. The fact that you just posted information about this employee
her name the managers name, the city the chili's is in, and an
accusation about kissing on the net instead of contacting chili's
corporate. You could be sued for slander. Who's the dumb one now?

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by Amy Suelzle Posted Thu October 4, 2007 @ 11:42 PM

I am a non partisan reader but you sound like assholes. The fact that
you mentioned many times how much your family makes as opposed to your
waitresses, "high school drop out" was annoying enough but are you so
unhappy as a famiy that you cant share a fucking menu. GET A LIFE

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by dottiejean28 Posted Mon September 17, 2007 @ 7:44 PM

You ma'am are a snobby elitist S.O.B. of the highest order. The fact
that your kid wants "waffles and strawberries" at a CHILI's??? are
you out of your ever loving mind? I would have laughed so hard if i
was this waitress. omg.

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by Mandy_Walker Posted Sat August 4, 2007 @ 8:19 PM

Wow. As a server, I am highly offended. I am a bank official, who
graduated high school, with honors, have served in the US Army, and
yet, because I love the atmosphere, and tips are great, I serve on
Sundays at a Cracker Barrell in town. That was incredibly rude of you.
To be mad/upset is one thing, I apologize for your inconvenience, but
to take it to the extreme of requesting free meals everytime you go to
that area, taking time out of your "high class life" to write a letter
and complain, I mean seriously. You're not better than the woman who
sued Mcdonalds because she was burned by coffee. The relations of the
Mgr/Server, are none of your business, period. Your complaint is on
service, not what they were doing behind the scene or anywhere else
for that matter. You should try to be a server, just for one day, and
realize that they go through hell just to make sure that they can pay
their bills on time.

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Just to say by Nikki B. Mon October 12, 2009 @ 1:30 AM

by K.Rav Posted Tue April 17, 2007 @ 4:49 PM

First off, you have no right to judge other people's intelligence.
Just because they work at a chili's does not mean that they are
inferior to you and have to "Shut up and serve us". You are a stuck
up bitch and need to shut up and go somewhere that serves waffles. You
expect too much and need to have a nice slap in the face. Agreed that
the manager should not have been kissing the waitress, but the way
that you and your family acted was despicable and you should fear the
day that anyone in your family ever acts that way toward me. Put your
big girl panties on and get over it.

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by Barco Maldosky Posted Tue April 17, 2007 @ 2:30 PM

Your Master's certainly isn't in English, as we can tell by your
letter. Your 11 year old needs an adult menu so he can order waffles
from Chili's? The reason your husband makes three times what the
waitresses make is because he doesn't work in food service. Wait staff
have to put up with an endless stream of folks like yourself that
think that a Master's degree and a good paying job make them the kind
of people wait staff enjoy taking care of.No one's job is to shut up
and serve someone else.

Oh,and Michael and Monica probably aren't high school dropouts but
even if they are, they have jobs and your nephew doesn't. Do you know
why? Because he's just as much of a pompous ass as you are and feels
that entry level jobs are beneath him.

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by Tammy Barnes Posted Sun April 15, 2007 @ 1:15 PM

Dora,
You need to take your over educated elitist snobby ass and work as a
waitress and have some rude, obnoxious customer treat you like that
and see how it feels. And if your husband makes so much money, maybe
he can afford to take you to a higher scale of a restaurant.
Buy a cookbook and stay at home.

Tammy
Atlanta, Ga.

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by The Cookie Monster Posted Sat April 14, 2007 @ 6:40 PM

Wow! This letter just won't die will it?!

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by athaleah05 Posted Thu April 12, 2007 @ 9:16 AM

I totally agree with the lady before me! How important do you think
you are? First of all:

1. You went to Chili's on a FRIDAY night in Durham, I live in NC and
have been in Durham many times, they are a very big city, so EXPECT to
wait. It is a part of life, get used to it.

2. If the waitress gave your precious son who from a quick glance may
appear to be a "kid" (because that is what he is, a kid's menu, don't
get upset, just share, really it's not that big of a deal, it is
Friday night and she was probably very busy, if you have ever worked
in her a waitresses shoes which you probably haven't you might
understand what she would have to deal with..Imagine if she got
offened that you didn't know her name! That is how silly this is.

3. CHILI'S does not serve breakfast!!!! No, certain restraunts do
not keep waffle irons on handy, not restraunts who serve lunch and
dinner cuisine. Really common sense should tell you that. I am going
to Burger King and gonna order Lobster, I mean really?

4. Also, I would not want to return to your table either if some
condescending man yelled at me and told me to shut up after he threw
his money in my face. How rude are you? Who says that? No human
being deserves to be treated like a servant, she is a waitress, yes
she is to take your order, but she is still human and deserves to be
treated as such. I wouldn't want to wait on your table either

Pretty much your post is ridiculous and I am bothered that you are
teaching your kids this great example of how to treat other people,
that when they get older since their daddy makes lots of money they
can treat others as awful as you and your husband treated the
waitress...

I hope you get a wake up call and realize life doesn't always cater to
you.

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by MiVidaLoca99 Posted Wed April 11, 2007 @ 12:47 AM

Oh my God! Could you be more ridiculous? The last time I checked,
Chilli's wasn't even open for breakfast so unless they serve Chicken
and Waffles, they obviously woudln't have the supplies to make
waffles. So just go buy a box of Eggo and shut up.

"My husband told her that it was her job to shut up and serve us. He
makes at least three times what she makes, I'm sure. And he doesn't
even need to hide his tips from the IRS like she does."

Second, you and your husband both sound like a couple of major jerks
and if I were waiting on you, I would have dumped your husband's
entree all over him and not even cared if I got fired!

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by rebekahsue Posted Tue April 10, 2007 @ 12:41 AM

Was this a REAL letter, or a joke to test us?

The only thing I can believe is that the writer has a Master's. S/He
is in that percentage of people who make those of us with degrees look
bad - "Look at all the college graduates who can't write a simple
business letter!!"

(Business letters were first introduced to my classes when we were in
third grade - and it wasn't even at a fancypants school.)

I'm standing by thinking the letter is a fake :)

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by KateM Posted Sun April 8, 2007 @ 2:55 AM

I just wanted to say- on behalf of the pain in my stomach from
laughing so hard, and my eyes being stuck inside of my eyelids from
rolling so hard...

Bump.

I've missed you Dora. The offer is still open. I can teach the kids
how to make waffles.

I will.

But don't fly here, ok? I'm afraid the airline might piss you off,
your husband would get all huffy and demand to know the stewardess'
education, you might be angry at the film onboard, and someone...
might say a naughty word.

I love runonsentances.

And Dora, too.

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by Cee Dub Posted Sat April 7, 2007 @ 9:05 PM

this thread is STILL around? stop beating a dead horse!

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by gerald flood Posted Sat April 7, 2007 @ 2:44 PM

Remember: Never complain in a restaurant, they might just SPIT in your
food! These people are dopes and are in the5-10% of people who can
never be pleased. WOW! A Master's in Art History, what a blow off
degree. A degree in knife sharpening would be more worthwhile

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by Carina Posted Fri April 6, 2007 @ 2:16 PM

What do you mean if she had just brought the waffle?!? She told you
they didn't have any batter or waffle iron!

And you also thought it was important to include that your husband
makes three times as much as she does. What a pompous, arrogant woman
attitude. Considering the fact that wait staff only makes between $2-3
an hour, that's really not a compliment for your husband.

I really hope you forgot to mention that you're foreign as you are an
incredible embarrassment to this country.

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by MMM... Cookies!!! Posted Thu April 5, 2007 @ 4:26 PM

OK! I'm sick and tired of this letter! This letter is offcially
dead... lol! It passed away on Tuesday, April 5, at 3:24 PM.
Visitation services will be Friday from 6 pm - 8 pm. Funeral services
will be Saturday at 1 pm with burial following services.

"Kissing at the Chili's" will be remember as being a really annoying
letter that some people considered to be fake. We will always remember
Dora, who made us laugh with her outrageous comments.

"Kissing at the Chili's" leaves behind it's writer Dora, who is busy
somewhere else bragging about her education at Duke.

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Butbutbut... by Aimeyir Fri April 6, 2007 @ 10:52 PM


by Aimeyir Posted Thu April 5, 2007 @ 1:16 PM

When I was working at a BK, I'd get the occasional idiot who'd try to
order a Big Mac (joking and not joking, how could you not know what
fast food place you're at???). After a few hundred times of hearing
it, the next time someone thought they were a comedian and ordered a
Big Mac, I calmly looked at them and with a straight face, I said
"That'll be $20." When hotshot asked "What for?" I replied, "Well,
it's 3 something for the Big Mac, and the rest is to cover my time and
gas while I jump into my car, drive 2 blocks to the nearest Mickey
D's, buy your Big Mac, and return here to give it to you." Sometimes
I love being a smartaleck.

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BTW, Dora, if you're reading this. by Aimeyir Thu April 5, 2007 @ 1:20 PM


I'll have you know... by Blackrack Tue April 10, 2007 @ 8:55 AM


I know of many Liberal Arts majors.... by Aimeyir Wed April 11, 2007 @ 9:27 PM
by MegM Posted Tue March 27, 2007 @ 7:52 PM

You're lucky I wasn't the waitress - you would have been wearing your
food!

PS - If you are so smart why can't you use proper grammar in your
letter? I bet your waitress did!!

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by Jeanie Posted Tue March 27, 2007 @ 12:38 PM

"Give me money back. Give me free meals in Durham. Fire these high
school dropouts. Give my nephew, who made the dean's list 2 times a
job. Pay him what he's worth."

Give me a break!!!!!!!!!!

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by Lou Lou Posted Tue March 27, 2007 @ 11:38 AM

You are horrible. And what's sad is that your children are going to
learn these values.

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by J.W. Posted Tue March 27, 2007 @ 3:06 AM

Maybe the hostess was right to bring your 11 year old son the kids
menu. after all he was acting like a little kid by wanting some
freakin waffles. HAHA waffles... at chilis. thats a pretty good idea,
next time i go to Olive Garden i am going to ask for some fried
catfish. or maybe i will go to Red Lobster and order some meatloaf. it
may work... maybe.

on another note, my parents use to always tell me that you show your
true intelligence by the language that you use, cussing at anyone isnt
acceptable i dont care if it is a bum on the street. actually a bun on
the street probably would know better than to order waffles at chilis.
I MEAN, do you know what type of restraunt that is? FYI they serve
southwestern cuisine. hince the name CHILIS.

also, you make fun of the waitress and manager for being such loosers
having to work at chilis because they are high school dropouts, but
you want your nephew to work there? not much faith in ole' nephew, i
mean, he couldn't get a job that would meet your aproval? maybe he
could be the cook at IHOP, then he could make waffles every time
little eleven wanted them. goodness i am full of good ideas.

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by Graeme Glasgow Posted Mon March 26, 2007 @ 11:21 PM

Are you serious? Lets be smart... Lets just judge everything by your
net worth I see.

I see you were mad and I would be too, however judging people by their
net worth is riddiculous. Oh, and let me guess, have a sticker on your
BMW bumper stating my son made the deans list, and my nose is sky
high?

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by Rhet Canter Posted Mon March 26, 2007 @ 7:41 PM

It's time that Planet Feedback permanently deleted this letter. It's
been on way too long and it's getting ridiculous.

Please make the madness stop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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by Jane Smith Posted Mon March 26, 2007 @ 3:58 PM

I think that your and your hushands behaviours were unexcusable. I can
see why your son would want waffles, they are yummy after all, but to
just expect a restaurant that doesn't serve breakfast, to just up and
make him some waffles is absurd. If he wanted waffles that badly maybe
you should have gone to Denny's or IHOP. Or better yet, maybe you can
just remind your son, that when in a restaurant, he has to order what
is on the menu and not just what his whim is.
I think you could have handled the situation so much better then you
did, instead of subjecting your kids it.
Self worth has nothing to do with what you make or what you are worth
(money wise). I am horrified to think of how your children are going
to grow up when they see their dad acting like a selfish child, and
cursing at a waitress, when it was your child who caused the problem
in the first place.

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by Anta Posted Sat March 24, 2007 @ 12:09 AM

You are fucking delusional and entitlement-minded. You are no better
than anyone else,Dora E.

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by Amanda Walter Posted Fri March 23, 2007 @ 11:16 PM

Ok, obviously a joke, but if you want to make the letter sound more
realistic.... First, if you claim to have a master's degree- try to
sound like it. You write like an uneducated hick. Second- if you are
soooooo wealthy, why are you eating at Chili's?

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by Jennifer Mitchell Posted Fri March 23, 2007 @ 10:35 PM

No wonder you got the kind of service you did. I can about imagine
what kind of customers you were. What does your husband consider a
good tip? 10%? And he thinks it's okay to use four letter words with
some poor waitress at Chili's because she can't whip up a waffle for
your brat? Please. He sounds like a real class act.

If your kid wanted waffles, then maybe you should have taken your
family to IHOP. If I had ever pulled that stunt with my parents, I can
assure you, I would have been going hungry that meal.

I have a Master's degree in English, which seems to be irrelevant,
except maybe to you. I know exactly your type: the kind who has some
useless degree, thinks you're better than everyone else, and lives to
be a pain in the ass.

You're extremely lucky if you haven't had someone spit in your food
already. I hope you continue to get the kind of service you deserve.

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by mark fridrich Posted Fri March 23, 2007 @ 1:29 PM

No matter how many degrees you claim to have - you will always be an
idiot.

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by Jennifer Wilson Posted Wed March 21, 2007 @ 2:54 PM

Oh god, this is funny. Thanks for the laugh. Being from NC, I love how
the letter eventually turns into a Duke/Chapel Thrill thing.
Strawberry waffles. Wonderful.

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by Arevhat Posted Tue March 20, 2007 @ 8:17 PM

This is hilarious. Obviously a joke. Strawberry waffles? Sadly,
having worked in the food industry, and having a sister who waitressed
for 10 years, the rest of the letter seems completely realistic, as
nasty as it is. But the fury over the inability of Chili's to produce
waffles is just too surreal and perfectly horrible to be anything but
someone yanking your chains.

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by adiilllnswy Posted Tue March 20, 2007 @ 1:43 PM

I am enthused at the fact that you would entitle this whole document
"Kissing at Chili's" when it should be called "I went to Chili's
expecting to have everything handed to me and when they did not
fullfill everything that I desired I was upset and wanted to get those
people fired because that is what I feel is best for a company I know
nothing about." I am upset about the fact that you would actually
reduce your nephew, who apparently made the deans list twice, to a
waiter at a chain restaurant, surely he is embarrassed by this. Good
for you.

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by Blackrack Posted Tue March 20, 2007 @ 8:12 AM

As much as I wish this post would stay down, I feel I need to share
something.

A young man came into the sushi place where I work two days ago and,
with an expression of stone, asked for strawberry waffles. He looked
completely serious. This lasted for five seconds before we both burst
out laughing.

I have no idea if this guy was a PFB member or just a lurker, but if
he's reading this, I just want to let him know that he made my day.

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by donno Posted Mon March 19, 2007 @ 2:43 AM

Duke's favorite student returns to the limelight.

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by juls Posted Sun March 18, 2007 @ 12:25 AM

WoW On the deans list and he only worth $4.00 an hour. Sounds like
your mad cause you wasted your money on college

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by Jugi Posted Mon March 12, 2007 @ 9:08 PM

Haha. Thanks for the laugh.

People, this letter is obviously a joke.

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you'd be surprised! by Cee Dub Sat March 17, 2007 @ 6:55 PM

by Cee Dub Posted Tue March 6, 2007 @ 2:55 PM

Yes, had the waitress just magically snapped her fingers and made the
proper waffle-preparation equipment appear from thin air, then she
would have gotten a good tip! You are unbelievable. I can't believe
it needs explaining to grown people that waitstaff has no control over
the menu. You would think someone with a college education would
understand that.

I too carry a four-year university degree, in ART. I'm nowhere near
the snob you are. I actually work in customer service so I can have
easy health-care benefits while I have enough free time to focus on my
art and selling it. Don't assume people who work in service are
"drop-outs". Stop living in a sheltered bubble and experience life
once in a while. Get to know people before you make rude
assumptions.


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hear, hear! by becka h Mon March 12, 2007 @ 7:45 PM


yes! by Cee Dub Sat March 17, 2007 @ 6:53 PM
by T G Posted Sun February 25, 2007 @ 3:56 PM

You people are exactly what's wrong with the world today. Nobody
gives a damn how much money your husband makes, he's still a rude,
dispicable excuse for a human being. And you're a moron. I feel
sorry for you people, judging people's worth on the amount of money
they make. I see no reason why your son couldn't take a look at your
husband's menu after he was done with it...sounds to me like you just
want your server to jump and fulfill your every unreasonable whim,
like a good little slave, and take your and your idiotic family's
unconditional, unquestioned and unwarranted abuse just because you
obviously have some self worth issues. Since your husband makes
"three times" the salary of a waitress (and let me take the the
opportunity to say LOLZ to that), perhaps he should buy you a soul.
Shame, shame, shame on you. I hope they hocked in your food something
fierce, dudes...big gobby ones, too. Please stop breathing my air.
Thank you.

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by myswtghst Posted Mon February 19, 2007 @ 11:10 PM

There is one legitimate complaint in all your ranting: that the server
didn't bring you an extra adult menu for your son.

I suppose it probably wasn't appropriate for the manager and the
waitress to be kissing in the restaurant, but I'm with other
commenters--he was probably just trying to calm her down and reassure
her after the way you behaved. Also, they were in the drink station,
not in the middle of the restaurant.

I know plenty of high school dropouts with better manners than you.
You allow your husband to cuss at and abuse a server in front of your
children? You expect a lunch/dinner restaurant with a set menu to just
magically whip up an item that isn't on the menu, with no evidence
that they even have the necessary supplies? You brag about a degree in
Art History and think that makes you better than someone working at a
restaurant to earn a living, and possibly earn their degree? You
accuse workers who earn less than minimum wage and are entitled to
tips to support their income of tax fraud? And you brag that your
husband makes ~$7 an hour (3 times 2.16ish)? You deserve all the rude
treatment you get.

I'm still sincerely hoping that this is a joke, because otherwise, it
hurts my poor customer service representative brain. :(

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by ehartsay Posted Mon February 19, 2007 @ 2:29 PM

Sooo - basically,

You expect to be able to order somehting that the RESTAURANT DOES NOT
OFFER,

use rude language,

and then are surprised that the waitress leaves you?



*stares*

This is too insane to even be called 'rude', really.



*If it is not on a restaurants menu, you do not get to order it at
that restaurant*

How difficult a concept is that?

Even if you did get to order things that do not exist at that
restaurant (ie. not on the menu)
And YES, if it requires special ingrediants AND a spcial cooking
tool,
yes, it is too hard!

Do you expect all restaurants to carry the makings of all dishes all
the time, just so people like you can order thingseven for dishes they
do not serve?

Seriously, maybe you should go to a vegetarian restaurant next time
and come back here to bitch that youcouldn't get a steak!

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by Gae Aufforth Posted Mon February 19, 2007 @ 12:25 PM

Oh, and Dora - one more thing..... I'm sure because you are an "Art
Major" - you are much much smarter and have more "couth" than a lowly
server. Get off your high horse lady. I applaude servers all over
the world for having to deal with idiots like you and your family.
From someone that had to work 3 jobs, how do you know that your server
wasn't working her way thru college by being a server? I give them a
hell of a lot of credit - by the way, maybe you should have taken a
cooking class instead of Art - try eating at home if you want some
goddamn waffles

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by Gae Aufforth Posted Mon February 19, 2007 @ 12:19 PM

Hey Lady, you and your husband are every server's nightmare. Where do
you get off saying your server hides her tips from the IRS? Oh I
know, you think they because they are "servers" they are beneath you
and your snobby, stuck up family? And I agree with the 1st poster -
Chili's is not a breakfast place - if your kids wants waffles - take
em to perkins

Talk about entitlement issues

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by Beth Brownell Posted Mon February 19, 2007 @ 10:02 AM

Excuse me, but Chili is not a breakfast restaurant. If you think they
are, try going there in the morning, lady, you will find them closed.
They do not serve waffles or breakfast. Your attitude towards the wait
staff is in need of some attention. Do you really expect Chili to give
you your money back or free food because the manager and the waitress
was kissing? They might have been husband and wife and he was
reassuring his wife that the problem lies with you lady. Actually, it
does the problem lies with you and you need to grow the hell up and
realize that you made a mistake by asking for waffles at a restaurant
that doesn't serve them by just looking at the menu that they gave you
and then you got all pissy when they didn't have any for your boy who
decided to have something more dinner like. Who in the world would
give their son a waffle at dinner? Waffles are for breakfast not
dinner, lady. And asking them to hire your nephew? That is plain rude.
Have him apply not go about it this way, you silly bint. And pushing
your degrees on them, what does that have to do with the service that
you got? Nothing! You are trying to get free food from these people
and I hope they refuse to do so.

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by ElleBowe Posted Sun February 18, 2007 @ 10:13 PM

This is a joke, right? It has to be, you people are too disgusting to
be for real.

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by thatisashame Posted Sat February 10, 2007 @ 12:59 AM

For the crazy bee-itch complaining about the "Kissing at the Chili's".
I've never been a waitress in my life---but you and your bratty kids
have gone too far. You know good and well---if your family is so
educated---that chili's do not serve no damn waffles---when have they
ever---you should have took him to IHOP or Dennys. I can't stand
people like you who take advantage of innocent people simply trying to
make a living and all you do is try to bully them. If you're so damn
rich and special hire your ass a at home chief and let your bratty ass
kids boss them so you can pay them and tips them and file THAT to the
IRS. stupid ass---or learn how to cook bee-itch!!!

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by Laura S. Posted Fri February 9, 2007 @ 12:17 PM

"We eat out 3 or 4 nights a week"'

how fat are you?!

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ROFLMAO. That's the best reply yet! (N/T) by ThatStupidGirl Wed February 21, 2007 @ 4:31 PM

I was thinking the same thing. HA Ha! by Anta Sat March 24, 2007 @ 12:12 AM
by Mark Warrenton Posted Thu February 8, 2007 @ 8:47 AM

I gotta say, my favorite repley to this article is this,

"Damn that waitress to hell, HOW COULD SHE NOT HAVE A WAFFLE IRON???
Your husband must be a great guy... Letting your son use his menu and
all. Oh wait... That's not what happened. Does your husband always
tell people to shut up and serve him... He does make all that money,
maybe he should buy some slaves."

That lady is a moron

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by Mark Warrenton Posted Thu February 8, 2007 @ 8:38 AM

you are really stupid!

"Hire my nephew..."

Shut the hell up you idiot!

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by matthew martin Posted Mon February 5, 2007 @ 4:13 PM

you are a stupid stupid woman...you should learn how how to treat
people with a little respect..Chili's is a lunch and dinner
resturant...if you wanted breakfast go to fucking dennys, you
moron...and i'm guessing there was a few special ingredients in your
order..also only arrogant fools name drop their education and
salary...obviously Duke tought you nothing about social skills or
manners. Furthermore if you are eating out three of four times a week
you are doing a fine job as housewife and mother or are people of
great education above cooking for thier loved ones. all and all it
seems as though you are only a bored housewife trying to get something
for nothing, yet another fine example for your kids.I have all ready
wasted to much time on a person like you....

from servers around the world

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by mrpeaches Posted Sun February 4, 2007 @ 1:25 AM

My 11 year old didn't find anything he wanted on the menu, so he
asked if they could make him a waffle with strawberries. He likes
those. The waitress said no, they did not have waffles. My husband
asked why not. The waitress said that they didn't have any batter or
any waffle irons. My husband, as you would think, was mad. This was a
restaurant and they should have something simple like waffles.


OH NOSE NO WAFFLE IRONS?!? please. it's a LUNCH/DINNER restaurant, not
denny's. they don't serve whatever whenever. you should go there if
that's what you want.

The problem came when the waitress was sent back to our table with
the food. She said she's been warned and it was all our fault. My
husband told her that it was her job to shut up and serve us. He makes
at least three times what she makes, I'm sure. And he doesn't even
need to hide his tips from the IRS like she does. He told her that and
she walked off.


and you say SHE was rude? again, please. if you made less than minimum
wage with crap tips i'm POSITIVE you would be the EXACT.SAME.WAY.

This was totally unacceptable. We eat out 3 or 4 nights a week. I
have a Master's degree in Art History from Duke, which was why we were
in Durham, and I'm pretty sure that Michael and that Monica are high
school dropouts.


solution: learn how to cook and eat IN. surely someone like you with
your master's degree in art history would know how to cook, right?
that way you will only have yourself to complain to when your kids
want waffles and you don't feel like making them, or your husband is
angry because you screwed up his steak.

You should fire Michael and Monica or whatever her name is. Hire
some smarter people. My newphew graduated from UNC in May and he can't
find a job. Maybe you can hire him?


uh, nope. he can go through the process like everyone else.


Give me money back. Give me free meals in Durham. Fire these high
school dropouts. Give my nephew, who made the dean's list 2 times a
job. Pay him what he's worth.


fine. no. possibly. and again, no.

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by "The One and Only" MA Loper Posted Fri February 2, 2007 @ 1:40 PM

Why is Dora back?

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Really by Peter Ceccarelli Thu February 8, 2007 @ 7:12 PM

by ThatStupidGirl Posted Tue January 30, 2007 @ 6:18 PM

"My husband, as you would think, was mad. This was a restaurant and
they should have something simple like waffles."

You really are something, you know that?

ATTENTION, LADY.
YOU ARE NOT THE CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE. Why don't you try going to
*real* restaurants more often and stop loitering at the local IHOP? In
case you're wondering, not all restaurants have waffles. They are not
"simple" or "easy" for that matter. And Life is Not McDonalds. You can
*not* always have it your way.

I don't care about your degrees, or your husbands' degrees. Your
husband was unaccountably rude by telling the girl that he made three
times what she made. He probably makes TEN times what she makes, but
that's not the point. Please make the world a little better and stay
home. I'm sure the servers at the restaurants you patron will be
thankful, and you might finally realize how much work goes into taking
care of your arrogant butt at dinner.

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by drunkcommies Posted Tue January 30, 2007 @ 2:53 PM

Wow, you and your husband are a couple of class A scumbags. I expect
servers have spit or worse in your food before. You should be nice to
your waitstaff. They have access to the food that will be going into
your mouth. The fact that you don't realize that indicates to me that
they give out postgraduate degrees to morons. Hope you enjoy your
hepatitis.

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here here to that by Mark Warrenton Thu February 8, 2007 @ 8:43 AM

by Soccer Chica Posted Fri January 19, 2007 @ 11:35 PM

I came across this letter in attempt to find something else. I am a
waitress at Chili's in Mississippi so the title caught my attention.
I have to say that I agree with some of your statements, however, some
are inappropriate. Your son who wanted a menu should've been given an
adult menu upon the first request, I agree. As for your youngest son
who couldn't find anything on the menu and wanted waffles...well
Chili's is not the Waffle House. It is Chili's policy to please the
customer, as most restaurants do, but if the place where you are
dining does not have something on the menu it probably means that they
do not have the ability to make anything else. Your waitress
shouldn't have been rude to you, and the manager/waitress relationship
that you witnessed was definitely inappropriate. However, not
everyone that works in a restaurant is a high school drop-out. I am a
college student earning a BA degree and I work at Chili's, along with
many others in my same situation. Servers only make $2.13 / hour, and
most of the time they don't even see that money, only the tips that
they make. Your husband may make 3x that, and not cheat on his taxes,
but that doesn't mean that all Chili's employees do. Just keep in
mind that servers are waiting on YOU, catering to YOU, and running
their ass off while waiting on others besides YOU. Cut them some
slack. If you have a terrible dining experience and you cannot get a
response out of the manager on duty, contact Corporate Headquarters.

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by Tim Singleton Posted Tue January 16, 2007 @ 5:00 PM

YOU ARE THE DEFINITION OF AN IDIOT! I also work at Chilis currently.
yes, the server should have brought you a menu.. that was true. The
reason she couldn't give you a waffle is because there is no such
thing at chili's you idiot. If there was, it would be on the menu.
And why on earth would your idiotic husband be upset with the server
about that. She doesn't make the menu. And as far as the "the are
probably high school drop outs.." I will have you know that I, along
with the majority of my co-workers are college students and WILL be
successful in life. And unlike you, we will be respectful of people
that are making their way through life and not complain about things
that are out of their control. You disgust me.

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by Mela Robin Posted Tue January 16, 2007 @ 1:37 PM

I would just like to say that I use to work at the Chili's at
North Winston, but I had to go on leave, because I am attending UNCC,
majoring in Biology, Pre-Med and minoring in Chemistry and Spanish. I
would like to say that yes the waitress was a bit unreasonable. She
should have brought the adualt menu and shouldn't have walked away and
been kissing the manager. If they were involoved than one or the other
should have been moved.
But what I do want to say is that as far as the waffle thing,
Chilis dont serve breakfast and they have nothing to make waffles
with, so I think you and your son should have pick something off of
the menu. We will revise it for you as much as we can, but we can't up
and make a waffle.
The next thing I would like to say is that people that was born
with a silver spoon don't have the pleasure to work in a restuarant
and put up with innorant people like you sound like. Working at
Chili's made me a better person because I learned how to tolerate
people like you! You should have been compensated for your bill, but
as far as eating free whenever you are in Durham, come on get real!
LIke i have stated before, school history, just because people choose
to work at Chilis, don't mean we are highschool dropouts, in fact many
of my fellow co-workers are College students!
And for you to have your Master's Degree in whatever, you should
be smarter, than to belittle others. Personally you are the ignorant
and stupid one! People like you are the reason why there is so much
discrimation in this World! By the way, you are more than likely about
thirty something years old WHITE woman and you have a Twenty year old
AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN schooling you on life! GROW UP!!!

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Pre-med? Yeah, right. by tickytack Mon February 5, 2007 @ 9:47 AM

by jazzman1202 Posted Thu January 11, 2007 @ 11:04 AM

Sorry - I misspelled Louvre in my earlier post. I was going to see if
you were going to catch it, but...

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by jazzman1202 Posted Thu January 11, 2007 @ 10:59 AM

People like you are the reason there's so much hate in the world.
Wake up to the 21st century. The class system fell out of favor long
ago. Assuming you are superior to ANYONE because you have an art
degree is simply rediculous. I passed up art on the collegiate level
(after recieving many scholarships to pursue it) for a reason - it's a
fluff degree. Although, I will have to say it's fitting. The only
thing more elitist than you is art history. Admit it - it's more
about who you were as opposed to what you did. Ever been to the
Lourve? The attractions are a dissappointment - the real show is in
storage. Anyway...(I'm going off on a tangent to prove a point to an
elitist - priceless). Don't think for a minute that you are superior
to the average restaurant worker because I've won national awards in
YOUR field and I'm a restaurantuer. Also - does your husband
regularly try to prove his worth with his paycheck? I don't even want
to think what he's over-compensating for. And how about that kiss?
If I had an overbearing, rediculously rude customer chasing me around
the restaurant (and to the service station which is completely
innappropriate) I may need some comforting as well - even if I'm
"nasty". Bottom line - I kick people like you out of MY restaurant -
and I cater to many affluent and famous people. Who are you, again?

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by 2tryagainn2007 Posted Sun January 7, 2007 @ 6:04 PM

I hate patronized Chili's before, waited on a GAME DAY Sunday for a
table, 45 minutes. My choice to stay and wait. I have ordered "off"
the menu because my sister was a Chili's worker, so I knew what to
order to get what I wanted.
I am in the Customer Service business myself, I higher Call Centers
for MAJOR Companies to deal with their inhouse CS. Now, it sucks that
Chili's can't outsource their CS to my company because I'd have any
one of my 30,000 reps tell you how it is.
You are not special, you and your family are the reason why
chefs/cooks, servers, and so on, SPIT IN YOUR FOOD. If you feel you
are better than the waitress, EAT AT HOME. If you are out of town,
PACK A LUNCH!
You have just taught your children to be morons and to think they are
superior to anyone else.
And for you, a college graduate, to ASSUME that the MANAGER or even
the WAITRESS are highschool dropouts, out of line.
Chili's shouldn't refund anything to you. They should ban you from
eating at a Chili's in Durham.
You disgust me.
My children will always know to expect good service but never demand
it. They will never see me behave in a way that I will have to
defend, possibly in a court of law!
You should apologize to your children for acting that way in front of
them.
The words escape me to tell you how disappointing it was to read
that. Thank you for letting me know that I am better, at least, a
better human than you or your husband!

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by Sean Gildersleeve Posted Sun January 7, 2007 @ 9:55 AM

I have read your letter again and again and it just deeply saddens me
that people like you exist in this world. You are the reason our
country is going to crap because you think you deserve everything.

Waiting 20 minutes on a FRIDAY night to be seated is not the longest
time I have ever heard, in fact it's pretty standard with most chain
restaurants.

I will say that the waitress was wrong for not bringing you another
adult menu. However, where you went wrong was the reaction to the news
that Chili's does not serve waffles. While it is perfectly fine to
request waffles, upon learning that this particular establishment does
not serve this item, you should have told your son that he would have
to choose again or you would need to go to a different restaurant.

Your husband's (and consequently your) reactions was totally uncalled
for. Even if the server was rude, which is wrong, you should have just
left the restaurant and told them that you would never be back and
written your letter.

Swearing at a service person is never a right solution nor is it smart
since those people can do ANYTHING to your food they want to from that
point on.

Your child is the only one who had the smarts at that table to ask for
something different than waffles when your husband blew up. Why is
this? Your son was Embarrassed of you. Yes, you are an embarrassment
to your child!

To react that way to the notion that a particular restaurant does not
serve waffles is indicative of a deep psychological problem or anger
management issues. Please do not think that this is a stretch. If he
gets mad over waffle batter, I would hate to live with him! I wonder
what life is like at home for you? Does he yell at you if you don't
put the cap back on the toothpaste correctly?

You make remarks about the waitress and the manager being high school
drop outs and that she hides her money from the IRS? You have no right
making those assumptions. I don't care if you went to Duke and have a
master's in art history. You could be the daughter of God himself and
your opinion is not weighed even heavier. If your entire self esteem
is based entirely upon where you went to college and that gives you
"bragging" rights and entitlements...you need help as does your
husband. You need help with your self esteem because you can't just be
a nice person, but use your education to say, "I'm better than they
are." Perhaps you both should see a psychologist and treat your two
separate (though I suspect related) issues.

You will have a hard time getting back $75 if you do not have a
receipt? How does one pay $75 for 3 adult meals and a child's meal?
Did you buy a lot of drinks (going back to your husband's issues)? You
will most likely get a gift card and an apology. You will NEVER get
free meals in Durham every time you visit. You are not that important
(though you think you are) and I truly hope your nephew, who you
nicely tell us made the dean's list twice (so did Ted Bundy and see
where he ended up), wants to do something with his important education
because I fear you would look down on him if he decided food
management was a career he wants to pursue.

In closing, please apologize to your children and to yourselves for
embarrassing yourselves in front of a restaurant and please consider
getting help for your husband's anger management issues.


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by Katie Derks Posted Thu January 4, 2007 @ 7:25 PM

I hope some day you realize how ridiculous you are. I especially like
how you mentioned your husband doesn't hide his tips from IRS like
she does...Do you know servers in my state make $2.33 an hour and have
to claim at least 10%-15% of their sales regardless of the tips they
actually earn? You couldn't pay me a million dollars to deal with
people like you. Keep teaching your son he can make
ridiculous requests and treat people with disrespect and see where
that gets him.

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by DebbieG Posted Thu January 4, 2007 @ 11:13 AM

You are the people that get spit and other "uncharged" items in your
food. The 11 year old had sense enough to know that Chili's doesn't
make waffles - as did your educated husband. You might be surprised
since you only have an art degree.

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by carol rusek Posted Tue January 2, 2007 @ 4:28 PM

LEARN TO COOK!!!!!!!


What are you possibly going to do with your Art history degree that
you have to announce it to everybody?

GROW UP!!!!!

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by jmc1234 Posted Tue January 2, 2007 @ 1:39 AM

A friend of mine sent this to me, knowing I'd get a good laugh out of
it. She was right. But I also saw how this letter hit a nerve with
so many, and how justified the writer feels in her complaint, so of
course I had to add my humble two cents, sorry ahead of time for
fanning the fire.

I am a server and corporate trainer with Chili's, in NC, the reason my
friend thought I could relate to this. As many have said, these
letters are not uncommon, with a chain restaurant they are almost
daily. There is a company website that is devoted to feedback, so
anyone can comment on their recent visit. Most of the feedback we get
is regrettably akin to this letter, if you had a pleasant time why
bother to write in? Dora's response from home office is also valid.
I shouldn't give away our secrets, but those letters are pretty
standard. Our policy is, and it's good business, that any complaint
is valid, we only become more successful by happy, returning business.
You can get a burger anywhere, your experience at Chili's is what
brings you back. That, and the southwestern eggrolls.

I do not mean to trivialize her complaints. I am embarassed that you
did not have a good experience, it was significant enough to cause you
to take the time to write in. You deserved good service, that's our
job. But the contention in your letter is not only that you did not
have a satisfactory experience, you also throw personal insults at the
server, manager, and the company.

The service industry is tricky. What one table may find polite and
professional, another finds aloof and cold. Every table is a
performance, or an interview, trying to impress your guests,
accomodate their needs before they ask, and cross your fingers the
food comes out timely, hot, and exactly what they wanted. You don't
always win, every position in a restaurant is so intertwined that if
the dishwasher walks out it could ruin your entire night. I'm not
complaining, I chose this job. I chose to work here with my college
degree (from UNC, Duke's neighbor and rival) after I decided a desk
job wasn't right for me. I made twice as much in half the time
waiting tables. How could I not accept all this glamour?

You did not deserve rude service. You cite your education, your
husband his income as reasons to not be treated in such a manner. You
should not have been treated rudely because you are a customer and,
more importantly, a human being and for no other reason. By this same
rule, I urge you to not assume that just because we wait tables we are
drop-outs, failures, marionettes to run and fetch at your command.

You say you used to work in restaurants, please don't forget what it's
like to be condescended to and snapped at and only be able to smile
and dream about all you would say to them if you could. I work with
PhD candidates, Master's graduates, working moms, and some of the most
colorful, kindest people I've ever known. We're out to earn an honest
living. I promise you we're honest. We are required to report our
tips, in fact, they pretty much do it for us. It's a computer, you
can't cheat, it knows what you made. And even if that wasn't the case
we deserve the same courtesy we give you as guests at our business,
not low brow accusations of tax evasion.

As for the waffles, (you knew I'd get there), you're right that your
server should have been more patient with your request. I am sorry
she did not handle it as well as she could have. I have worked for
Chili's for five years, and I've been asked for many things, but
surprisingly never waffles...Maybe she was dismissing because she knew
there really was no way to make waffles, instead of bs-ing and coming
back with the same answer. We do not have raw eggs, they come us
already boiled. We have milk, but our flour is already mixed with
spices usually. Even if we could have had the ingredients, an
industrial kitchen is "zoned" to avoid cross-contamination. You can
only cook certain things in certain places to avoid mixing your raw
meat and your fresh veggies for example. To make pancakes (for lack
of waffle iron) we would have to shut down one part of the flat top,
clean it thoroughly, cook pancakes, clean it again. All assuming we
could adjust the temperature for pancakes, most of what we make cooks
at higher temperatures (burgers, quesaadillas, etc.) For a chain
restaurant that mass produces food, this is quite the ordeal to
perform on a Friday night. As servers we are trained not to make
excuses to our guests, just apologize and rectify. I thought that if
you had a very clear explanation of why your request was so difficult
you would understand enough to extend a little grace and patience to a
busy restaurant.

Instead you demanded and complained when not accomodated. As a guest
at my table, I depend on you for my livelihood, and will do what I can
to satisfy you. As you have pointed out, I am low on the totem pole,
I cannot change our menus or policies, hurling insults cannot change
that.

Twenty minutes is a long time when you're hungry, I know, and to
suggest expanding or moving to make more room so no one has to wait
seems rational. Keep in mind that Chili's opens over 100 restaurants
a year so that there will be Chili's on every corner soon enough.
There are 2 in Durham and 7 more in the Raleigh-Durham area. There
was a time when the Durham location you went to would be on over an
hour wait just a few years ago. Friday and Saturday nights are our
busiest, usually the only time there is a wait now.

Next time you are dining out, all I ask is for you to think about your
server as another person, just like you, struggling to make a living
in a thankless industry. Extend the courtesy they give to you, I know
we're not all good at what we do. Those of us who are trying our best
just want the same respect we give you, not to be blamed for all those
horrible waiters out there who did you wrong or your bad day at work
or the fight you had with your mom. We're there to get you in and out
and back to work, or to entertain your hungry kids (and sweep up
afterwards to save you the trouble), to celebrate a birthday with you
and your twenty friends, or to be attentive and invisible on a good
first date. All for an arbitrary tip, never knowing how generous it
may be. We are also human, we forget, we're working long hours, we're
juggling school, family, work, just like you. Remember we are not so
different, and I will wait on you anytime.

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Applause by lynnhowell Tue January 2, 2007 @ 5:06 AM
by babywewe Posted Tue January 2, 2007 @ 1:00 AM

You think a masters in art history makes you better then that poor
waitress who had to take you husbands %*$@ ! I have a masters and
still find myself humble enough to treat people with respect. I'm
sorry they did'nt teach you grammer when you got that masters!
They cant make waffles because they dont sell waffles.

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by issa Posted Mon January 1, 2007 @ 11:47 PM

I am surprised anyone would have the gull to say to that waitress what
your husband told her. Haven't you ever heard not to piss off people
who handle your food? I have friends that worked in a restaurant as a
server while going to college of course, so they are also well
educated, who say they have added some "special" ingredients of their
own food for customers like you. I have eaten at Chili's on many
occasions and last I checked, it is not a breakfast place nor a waffle
house. Why would anyone, espeicially with the intelligence you claim
to have, ASSUME there would be waffles at a places that has Baby Back
ribs? It's not the IHOP. It was uncalled for for your husband to get
upset when the waitress told you they don't have waffles. It's like
getting made because you wanted to eat Pizza at a steak house. You
want free meals, for what, being rude yourself? If a menu wasn't
brought right away, wouldn't it be simpler to just have your son look
at your husbands or even yours? It would be a little frustrating not
getting it after asking for it, but just share, you are a family and
last I checked, they don't sit you accross the room. And to ASSUME
those people are high school drop outs, what does that make of you.
Like they say, when you ASSUME something, well if you are as educated
as you say you are, you finish the rest. Most Servers are putting
themselves thru college. Be nicer to your servers, they are the last
ones to touch your food before you get them. Its sad, but its true.

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by Cubjunkie Posted Mon January 1, 2007 @ 10:07 PM

My friends think I'm a total whacko now because 1 asked me if I wanted
to go to get Waffles or Chilis the other day.

How can I explain to them why I almost fell down laughing because I
thought she asked "Waffles at Chilis?"

(We were at a place where a waffle place is by a chilis and the waffle
place was yummy)

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LOL! by "The One and Only" MA Loper Sun February 4, 2007 @ 1:17 AM
by D. Bradshaw Posted Mon January 1, 2007 @ 9:53 PM

your face will be posted on the front door of every restaurant in the
United States in a red circle with a slash going through it...


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That Would probably be best for everyone by Donkey Kong Tue January 2, 2007 @ 12:49 AM


by Sarah H Posted Mon January 1, 2007 @ 9:06 PM

People like you should be banned from society. Plain and simple.
Also I think that Monica should get a raise for putting up with you.
You and your husband are just terrible people.

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by D. Bradshaw Posted Mon January 1, 2007 @ 7:51 PM

I am in total agreement with the comment stating that you should
request a refund on your "COLLEGE DEGREE"...obviously, English and
writing were not your strong subjects.

Truly, your service was not up to par...not arguing that point...but
your DEMANDS are quite unreasonable...be thankful that they were not
trying to kiss you.

You were dining at CHILI's, not an exclusive restaurant in Paris.
While everyone deserves good service...what does it matter that your
husband makes 4x more money than the waitress? Sounds to me like the
evening began with an attitude from the patrons as well as the wait
staff.

Let it be known, I make GOOD MONEY as well...but I have realistic
expectations. There is a distinct difference in customer service at
Nordstrom's and K-Mart...you get what you pay for.

Free meals everytime you are in the area...that is totally
unrealistic.

There are far worse things going on in the world...two employees
stealing a kiss, is not one of them.

Happy 2007!


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by SockMonkey Posted Mon January 1, 2007 @ 7:02 PM

This is the most awesome complaint letter EVER.

Waffles. Comic GENIUS!

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by angelag1234 Posted Mon January 1, 2007 @ 6:48 PM

Ok IF this is a real complaint letter:

1. Get your money back on that degree.

2. Clearly you are used to eating at places like the Waffle house. If
you want waffles, next time I suggest you head on over there.

3. Your husband cursed the waitress, then proceeded to tell her how
much money he makes and calls her cheat? WHY do I hear duelling banjos
when I am reading this letter.

ps any place that is not the Waffle House, that isn't in the middle of
nowhere, is going to have at least a 20 minute wait on a Friday night
at 7:30.


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Number 1. Perfect by SkippyMom Fri August 6, 2010 @ 9:04 AM

by LB06 Posted Sun December 31, 2006 @ 12:23 AM

"The waitress said no, they did not have waffles. My husband asked why
not. The waitress said that they didn't have any batter or any waffle
irons. My husband, as you would think, was mad. This was a restaurant
and they should have something simple like waffles. Yes, he used a
four letter word, but had she just brought the waffle, he would have
given her a good tip."

--If she said they don't have batter or waffle irons, how is she
supposed to bring you waffles? I hate people like you.

"My husband told her that it was her job to shut up and serve us. He
makes at least three times what she makes, I'm sure. And he doesn't
even need to hide his tips from the IRS like she does. He told her
that and she walked off."

--Your husband sounds like the biggest asshole on earth.
--"Hide his tips"-is your husband a waiter somewhere?

"I have a Master's degree in Art History from Duke, which was why we
were in Durham, and I'm pretty sure that Michael and that Monica are
high school dropouts."

--You have a master's? Whatever. Oh, and just because someone works
in a restaurant does not mean they are high school dropouts. Way to
stereotype, loser.

"We should also get free meals whenever we're in Durham."

--Greedy, much?

"Hire some smarter people. My nephew graduated from UNC in May and he
can't find a job. Maybe you can hire him? Give my nephew, who made
the dean's list 2 times a job. Pay him what he's worth."

--Smarter people, huh? Why don't they just hire you, too? You have a
master's degree. Apparently people working at Chili's need to have a
college education and be on the Dean's List.







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by gomerkyle9 Posted Sat December 30, 2006 @ 9:21 PM

WOW! For having a Master's degree, I am suprised to see so many
spelling and grammatical errors! Coming from myself, a lowly high
school drop out, I am sure you don't really care about my opinion.
After all I'm probably just some rude waiter or something... That's
what high school dropouts do! Or maybe I just finished three years in
the military, working on a degree myself, and planning on becoming a
police officer. You never know with those crazy dropouts.

Damn that waitress to hell, HOW COULD SHE NOT HAVE A WAFFLE IRON???
Your husband must be a great guy... Letting your son use his menu and
all. Oh wait... That's not what happened. Does your husband always
tell people to shut up and serve him... He does make all that money,
maybe he should buy some slaves. I'm sure with the way you present
yourself here, all high and mighty and such, that you couldn't have
been slightly rude to these obvious high school dropout employees. I'm
sure something you did triggered Monica(or whatever)s attitude... No,
you are too good for that.

I have one thing that's bugging me... Why would someone who made deans
list and blah, blah, blah, want to work at chili's? I mean... I find
jobs and I'm a... HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUT...

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by Linda Lou Posted Sat December 30, 2006 @ 2:20 PM

Ha ha ha ha, my favorite line is "He makes at least three times what
she makes, I'm sure". I believe another poster said she made $2.35 an
hour waiting tables. You and your husband must be so proud that he
makes $7.05 an hour!

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by Rand Posted Sat December 30, 2006 @ 12:49 PM

Dear Ms. Edwards:

Thank you so much for the most ludicrous complaint I have ever read.
Your satirical attempted imitation of a human being was outstanding.

While I wasn't born in North Carolina, I have lived here many years. I
have never met anyone as rude as you who claimed to have any kind of
connection -- let alone a degree -- from Duke.

Actually, I've never met anyone who acted as you say you and your
family did. My best guess is that this is a made-up letter from
someone who wants to scam some money and food from Chili's.

If you are real, please arrange to immediately place your children in
foster care or have them adopted by genuine human beings. They deserve
far better than you and your spouse as role models.




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by LASuziQ Posted Sat December 30, 2006 @ 10:30 AM

I was shocked when you indicated you have a Masters. Impossible. You
sound like the high school drop out you claim the waitress and manager
are.

If you and your family are this picky you should hire someone to cook
for you at your house.

This is asinine.


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You look familiar... by lynnhowell Mon January 8, 2007 @ 12:18 AM


by friendofjimmyk Posted Sat December 30, 2006 @ 9:08 AM

...keeps going and going and going...

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The energizer bunny could take letters from this thing! n/t by Tina N Sat December 30, 2006 @ 1:35 PM


Not "letters", dummy! I meant, "Lessons"..... just noticed that. LOL by Tina N Sun December 31, 2006 @ 1:09 PM

Right by Juicy Jade Sat December 30, 2006 @ 6:43 PM


I think by Courtney C Sun December 31, 2006 @ 4:46 AM
by Doreen Masson Posted Fri December 29, 2006 @ 7:22 PM

OH MY GOD!!! I can't believe what i'm reading here. Are you insane????
I have been a waitress at many different restaurants from Maine to
Massachusetts. I have run into some winners, but Lady you take the
cake on this one.
I have dealt w/rude customers and children that dont behave because
there parents dont know how to teach them manners. You & your husband
shouldn't have children and you shouldn't be allowed out in any public
restaurant. Stay home and eat. Do us all a favor and stay away.
How dare you swear at a waitress or anyone thats WAITING on you. Do
you know how much a waitress makes hourly? On the average? $2.35 hr.
We all work our butts off to make our tips. We dont hide it from the
IRS...we barely survive and alot of us work as waitresses and waiters
to pay for SCHOOL.
I would love to see you and your husband work 1 week at a restaurant.
You wouldn't survive an hour.
As for your ticket??? Pay it and go back to give the waitress her tip
you cheap thing. You probably took money out her weekly food bill or
her rent. People like you dont deserve to be waited on. You took a
table away from her that she could've made some real money from nice
people.
Shame on your entire family. What would make you think you could even
get a waffle at night??? Hello that why it's called dinner...not
breakfast...Dinner..key word there...And you both have degrees? Oh
please..throw them in the trash and start over. Because whoever gave
them to you must have been at Chilis the night before drinking
Margaritas. They were still drunk...Thats it!
Also...why dont you try teaching your children some manners too.
Because if they see you talking to people like you and your husband
do, they'll be worse. God help us all.
You and your family are spoiled brats that have no right to be out in
public. Do us all a favor and stay home.
As for your complaint...you have none! Pay the tip and keep your mouth
shut.
I also doubt they were kissing...and if they were..so what! Sounds
like your jealous

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Loves it by LB06 Sun December 31, 2006 @ 12:27 AM


LOL - "And you both have degrees? Oh please..throw them in the trash and start over." by donno Sun December 31, 2006 @ 12:27 AM
by doodlikewoah Posted Fri December 29, 2006 @ 1:48 PM

Dora Endwards, you may be book smart, but unfortunately you have no
common sense or manners, and neither does your husband. Grow up.

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by Alex Taylor Posted Thu December 28, 2006 @ 10:28 PM

A waffle at Chili's?! Did you go to McDonalds after that and order a
Whopper?! First of all, you assumed, which as you know, makes an ass
out of "u" and me. Secondly, why do you feel the need to metion that
you have a college degree? Why does it matter? Wow! You graduated from
Duke! What does have to do with going to Chili's?! Also, your husband
using that "four-letter word" is where your nonsense complaint comes
to a hault. Its okay to disagree with a restaurant and have an
intelligent disagreement, but cursing like that just shows ignorance.


Also, not all successful people graduated from college. Ever heard of
Bill Gates?

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by Edward Posted Thu December 28, 2006 @ 11:07 AM

Another great reason not to go to Duke for an education.

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Hehe by LB06 Sun December 31, 2006 @ 12:29 AM
by Morgan Busby Posted Wed December 27, 2006 @ 7:39 PM

Is this a real complaint or am I imagining things I can't understand
why you were angry because the place did not sell waffles. For a
person with a masters you have no reasoning skills. Just because it is
a resturant does not mean that they make everything that is just
idiotic. You wouldn't go into a Mexican resturant demanding french
food would you? I would hope not I would hope that you would have
figured out that most resturants are specialized which means they only
make one genre of food, so therefore you cannot just order what ever
you want, hence why they have the MENUS. But for me the real complaint
from me is why would you treat another human being in that fashion.
Perhaps she was a rude and inconsiderate person but she is still a
human and deserves respect. I am sure that you would expect to be
treated the same by others. Why did you stay if you thought that your
treatment there was so bad, you should have politley asked for your
ticket of what you had consumed and left with out another word. Now
you think that they should fire two people and give you free food for
life. That is absolutly absurd you do not deserve special treatment
you are not a special person, it is ridiculous that you would ask for
such a thing.

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by Peter Ceccarelli Posted Wed December 27, 2006 @ 6:31 PM

Jeez..........can't this letter go away! It's been on here forever.
Now by replying, I'm only making it worse. The sad thing is that I
believe the letter writer is a regular on this site, and has eluded to
this letter in yet another complaint letter that she wrote. Her
communication skills improved just slightly. Her millionaire $16.00
an hour husband must have hired her a personal assistant to help out
in that department. Probably makes waffles too! At the very least, I
hope she got a waffle maker for Christmas!

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Alluded - not eluded (n/t) by tickytack Thu December 28, 2006 @ 9:11 AM

thanks! by Peter Ceccarelli Thu December 28, 2006 @ 6:24 PM


Annoying I may be by tickytack Fri December 29, 2006 @ 9:42 AM
by JOANNE NIKITAS Posted Tue December 26, 2006 @ 10:19 PM

Are you kidding? You're complaining that your kid couldn't get a
waffle at Chili's? That's as absurd as me going into Home Depot for
make-up. And who cares how much money your husband makes? Are you
implying that someone who makes more money should be treated better
than someone who makes less? It sounds to me that your husband was
treating this poor girl like a piece of garbage and that is why she
treated you as such. Also, no one really cares what kind of degree you
have or where you got it from. Your writing skills do not imply that
you are very intelligent and once again, what difference does it make?
Should I bring my degrees with me when I go out to eat to receive
better service? Maybe my W2's so they know how much I make and can
base their service upon that? Your request for unlimited free meals
are absurd. Besides, someone as rich and educated as yourself wouldn't
need free meals, right?

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by kernsy99 Posted Tue December 26, 2006 @ 5:24 PM

Okay, first off...if you have a Master's your letter was not well
written..and two..you should know that Chili's is NOT IHOP or Waffle
House. Why the hell should you get a waffle for your stupid kid?
Geez, lady. This is one of the myriad of reasons why service has
gotten so bad--because people like you who think you are in a place
which has 587 items on the menu when it only has about 45-50. I've
been a host and I have stories about whiny, pampered customers I could
tell for DAYS. And I was just the friggin' host! Granted, Chili's is
not that keen on service--my friend and I go there because we like
some of the appetizers--so service is hit or miss. Stay home next
time. Sounds like nothing makes her happy..and if her hubby has to
talk about how he makes more $ than the server..well, duh, dumbass!
Most of us do! I won't expound on the whole
public-at-large/server/restaurant thing. Yes, the kissing was
inappropriate, but I'm still concerned for someone who thinks they can
get a waffle at freakin' Chili's. Oh, well..it takes all kinds.
Happy Holidays.

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by Lorianne Gibbons Posted Tue December 26, 2006 @ 3:17 PM

Somehow I doubt the manager and the waitress were kissing but
whatever.

Not every restaurant in the world serves waffles and many restaurants
stop serving breakfast after a certain time.

Also most restaurants will give a child a child's menu, after all an
eleven year old is after all a child!

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by Tam1971 Posted Tue December 26, 2006 @ 2:40 PM

Wow... and to think you actually gave your whole name. You, Dora
Edwards, are a true idiot. Do the restaurant world a favor and stay
home!

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by Lloyd Clark Posted Mon December 25, 2006 @ 11:09 PM

This statment is so ridiculous it has to be made up. I really have
nothing else to say. It has to be made up.

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by CaptainSquanto Posted Mon December 25, 2006 @ 5:42 PM

Ok, I'm going to go ahead and leave out my refinement for a moment,
because something this ridiculous doesn't warrant refinement.

You are an idiot. Your college degree in art (art of all things?
This makes you an important person? Get real) has nothing to do with
how your dining experience should go. Nor does your assumption about
the level of education for the restaurant staff. The owner of the
Virgin company (cell phones, movies, spacecraft, video games, etc) was
a dropout. And he's obviously doing much better than you - you
pompous bitch.

Your poor little hubby needed his waffles so bad, that he had to use a
negatively connotated, 4 letter word to someone? A lady, at that! A
man cursing in front of a lady - how refined your family must be. Did
poor hubby get through the night? I mean, when you want waffles, you
want waffles, right? You are selfish and self-important. He throws a
tantrum because he can't get a friggin' waffle? If I didn't know any
better, I'd think this was a joke!

So did your nephew also get an art degree? I mean, dean's list twice,
and he can't find a job? Maybe prospective employers find him to be
as irritating as you are. The supposed dropouts obviously were able
to find jobs. Maybe you could forget about degrees for a second -
perhaps they can teach your nephew how to fill out an application -
since unemployment in this country is very, very low right now.
Perhaps you, or your husband, could learn from them as well - things
such as: You can't always have your way. In life, sometimes you just
can't get your waffles when you want them.

Honestly. You must be doing very poorly for yourself. You're a Duke
graduate, yet a meager $75 ticket set you off? If you want fine
dining, lady, go to a fine restaurant. If you're getting $10 plates
from a grill, don't expect tuxedos and ass-kissing. My friend is a
highschool dropout, nets more than $30,000 per MONTH, and is 23 years
old. And we eat at fancy places, and regular places - we both
understand that things don't always go our way. He never uses his
position or money in any argument.

You obviously didn't pay for an education, you paid for a title. Get
over yourself, lady. When you realize that absolutely nobody cares
about people like you, you'll realize how meaningless your degree is.
You want good service? Treat people like people.

You probably got ignored because of your holier-than-thou attitude and
your husband's large, ignorant mouth.
"Oh, outta waffles? Damn. That's my luck. So what's the closest
thing you have to waffles?"
I guarantee you'd have received A+ service.

-captainsquanto@cox.net

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by LunaDancer Posted Sat December 23, 2006 @ 4:11 PM

I have a problem with almost all of your letter, but everyone else
criticized it so beautifully. No need for me to rehash! However, the
fact that you still believe that Chili's should have waffles because
your son "likes those" is very very silly. You say, "My husband, as
you would think, was mad. This was a restaurant and they should have
something simple like waffles. Yes, he used a four letter word, but
had she just brought the waffle, he would have given her a good tip."
Honestly, they don't have waffles at Chili's, and the waitress told
you as much. She can't "just bring the waffle" if they don't have the
ingredients and tools to make it. Yes, it is a restaurant, but you
must know at this point in your life that different restaurants have
different foods.

Let me put this into terms that you, as an art historian, should be
able to understand. Demanding waffles (and swearing at the waitress
when she can't bring them) at Chili's is like going to the Salvador
Dali Museum and getting upset that they don't have a Botticelli
exhibit. Pretend, for a moment, that you were working in the Dali
Museum. All of a sudden, a person comes in, and then demands to know
where you are showing a painting by Botticelli. You reply calmly,
that since this museum is dedicated to Dali, that you don't have any
work by Botticelli. This person, instead of accepting your response,
swears and then yells, "But this is a MUSEUM! Why don't you have
something by Botticelli? He's very well known!" You are at a loss
because this person can't grasp the simple concept that different
museums have different things. Now, think again about the waffles at
Chili's.

The waitress should have given you the adult menu when you requested
it. However, your husband should have shared his menu instead of
attempting to make a silly point. While the waitress could have done
some things differently, you and your family had NO reason to treat
her as you did. In fact, after your husband swore at her and told her
her job was to "shut up and serve," all that she did afterwards is
justified, IMHO. If I had encountered people like you when I was a
waitress, I would have quit rather than serve you. Seriously. I hope
you are a troll, because it would be really sad if someone like you
truely existed. You probably aren't reading this anymore, but if you
are, please read the posts and really think about how you perceive and
react to others.

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by kythorn Posted Sat December 23, 2006 @ 2:32 PM

Seems to me you need a lesson in humility and a new Degree.

Common sense obviously was not your strong point and you and your
husband need to a lesson on how to properly treat people.

Not going to say that the waitress was not wrong, but you certainly
did not help anything with your "holier than thou art" attitude.

I think you should just stay out of Chili's or any other place where
you might run into someone "beneath" you.

Personaly, I'd like to put you to shame on any level. I only have an
associates, and i know I am smarter that you are...and your husband.

Your sad.

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by jay hova Posted Fri December 22, 2006 @ 6:47 PM

Your just like every other customer who wants to complain but dosen't
want to cater to there family and learn how to cook at home!!! chilis
of course not known for breakfast!!! are you retarded?

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by Rex Dart Eskimo Spy Posted Fri December 22, 2006 @ 6:19 PM

Dora, you are a pieceof work. Your 11 year old son is offended that he
was given a chilren's menu, and once he had gotten the adult menu, he
decided to order waffles, which are not available at a Tex-Mex/ Dinner
establisment such as Chili's. Your husband used profanity with the
waitress, when she informed you of the unavailable waffles. I don't
blame Monica for walking away, you wre snobbish and rude. The fact
that your husband insinuated that Monica hides her tips from the IRS
is contemptable. You should be thanking the stars above that you were
not tossed out and banished from that particular Chili's, your
behavior was repellant. As for your demand, they are outrageous. It's
complaints such as yours that give LEGIT complaints a bad name. Next
time d o the service industry a favor and EAT IN.

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by happywife Posted Fri December 22, 2006 @ 1:35 AM

My gosh! You and your husband are high an mighty self-righteous,
holier than though PRIGS! You think you are so much better than others
because of your education? THIS Master degreed person thinks a huge
part of your education is sorely missing; the part from your parents
teaching you basic manners. You are a bad model of an educated person.

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by J Rare Posted Thu December 21, 2006 @ 10:22 PM

I really suspect if this letter is even real, it's so blatantly
ridiculous I think it's fake. But if it's real: Dora - you are a fine
example of why the U.S. is going downhill and why we are losing
respect around the world - you and your husband were very ignorant and
selfish. Seeing letters like this make me very thankful I don't work
in the customer service industry as I have no patience for people like
yourself.

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Unfortunately , J.... by Rex Dart Eskimo Spy Fri December 22, 2006 @ 6:11 PM
by T B Posted Thu December 21, 2006 @ 2:18 AM

Haha oh my god lady you truly are ridiculous. I hope you read each and
every comment posted in regards to your ridiculous story. I work at
Chilis, and we have a 20 minute wait list if not more every night. It
is not our fault that people like Chili's and that the wait is that
long. It is am effing Friday night. YOU CANNOT EXPECT US TO TELL
PEOPLE TO GET UP FROM ENJOYING THEIR MEALS BECAUSE DORA EDWARDS HAS
ENTERED THE EFFING BUILDING!
And forgive me if most parents we encounter prefer their children 13
and under to eat off of the children's menu. Also, if you are so
"high-class" (which you are NOT) then don't go to Chili's. We are an
everyday family restaurant, not a country club for Christ sake.
Sometimes the hostesses have other things to do than to wait on the
tables, because that is the server's job. Just because you bitched out
and scared off "Monica", does not mean you should have an alternative
person wait on you. If your effing husband was done with his adult
menu, than let your son use it! How selfish are you people? Not even
sharing with your kids....
Okay, now the most ridiculous part of this. Waffles? Are you kidding?
We do not serve breakfast at Chili's, only lunch and dinner. We are
sorry we did not get the memo that YOU were coming ito Chili's, so we
should have had every type of food ready to go just in case you wanted
to order it. I am picky, but I will always find something ON the menu,
I do not expect people to constantly do everything I want. Your
waitress has no control over if the restaurant supplies the waffles or
not, so do NOT take it out of her tip.
You yourself said Michael was great when he first helped you. Than he
was spotted kissing the waitress who was so rude to you so it changed
to hatred towards him. It is your fault she was a bitch, you bitched
her out in the first place! (By the way-note your server's name, do
not act like you are so high-class that you are too good to remember a
lower class citizen by name.)
As for this-"My husband told her that it was her job to shut up and
serve us." Can you not hear the bitchiness that you exhibit by that
statement alone? If you tell someone to shut up and serve you, not
only should they walk away and not want to help you, they should spike
your food with something nasty.
OMG your husband is such an important man because he earns 16/hour?
Get over yourself and stop bragging yourself up the food chain.
Education has nothing to do with customer service. I am still in
highschool and I am a great help to our customers. Unless they are
people like you. I repeat, CHILI'S IS AN EVERYDAY FAMILY RESTAURANT,
NOT A COUNTRY CLUB. Go somewhere else next time where they serve
snails because you are obviously too highclass for us low-lives who
work at Chili's.
If I ever get to meet you I would just love to shank you. Get over
yourself you worthless sack

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by alex walker Posted Wed December 20, 2006 @ 5:56 PM

oh my god lady. GET A GRIP ON LIFE.
people aren't supposed to be at your service 24/7. Chilis is as
MEXICAN restraunt. Has it ever occured to you that just maybe they
don't have waffles because it's not on the menu, and when something
isn't on the menu they usually don't serve it? Would you ever walk
into a Chinese restaurnt and demand pizza? yeah. And maybe you should
consult with your whole family before you go pick a restuarnt. If your
kid doesn't want what you pick, then maybe he can not eat dinner that
night unless he straightens up and eats what you give him. And maybe
the "high school droupouts" can't work anywhere else because they
aren't educated enough to do so. How ignorant of you to judge people
right off the bat. Have you ever thought that maybe they couldn't
afford college? Just because your family makes a lot of money does not
mean that you have the right to boss those around with less money. Do
you have any morals? Also, do you like being bitched out by 15 year
old girls? Cause that's what I am. Jeez.

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by allycat26 Posted Wed December 20, 2006 @ 4:24 PM

This letter brings back bad memories of working in customer service as
a teenager. I would suggest that you imagine if that waitress was one
of your sons when they grow up, working for minimum wage while they
finish high school. Would you want someone to talk to them the way
you guys treated "Monica"?

I was treated badly like this many times when I was a teenager, and it
is very frustrating. I've noticed that otherwise decent people feel
like it is their right to treat service people like garbage. Most of
the employees at these kinds of jobs are powerless to change what
you're complaining about, so treat them with some dignity.

The fact that they don't make much money should make you treat them
better, not worse. They don't get paid enough to put up with your
abuse.

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by Dogface Posted Wed December 20, 2006 @ 4:20 PM

Lady, you are a bitch!

Your pissed because they don't have a waffle iron??? Would you be
pissed if you went to McDonald's and couldn't order filet mignon?? Or
do you think you and your spawn deserve a special accommodation
because your husband makes lots of money?

People like you need to be shot, drawn and quartered.

I feel for your children.

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by dood man Posted Wed December 20, 2006 @ 2:33 PM

So I walked into a HONDA dealership and DEMANDED they make me a
BARBEQUE and then the BITCH salesman TOLD ME they didn't MAKE tables.
So my HUSBAND WHO MAKES A BAJILLION DOLLARS A SECOND AND HAS SIXTEEN
PENISES said a FOUR LETTER WORD and then BEAT HIM TO DEATH with a
STEERING WHEEL. I think you should fire that corpse because I am a
DOCTOR of ADVANCED logic. True story.

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Mad Libs, anyone? n/t by Goddess_Jen Tue December 26, 2006 @ 7:28 PM

by bob orchard Posted Wed December 20, 2006 @ 12:48 PM

Now let me tell you something... I worked at Chili's for about a year
and have had no problems like that. The only problems we had were
ignorant people like you that allways want something for nothing, you
dumbasses... grow up. I bet your husband doesn't make shit for wages,
hence why he has "Nothing" to hide from the IRS. Now, to finish this
up, shut the hell up and quit your bitching. Wait staff try their
hardest to make you happy and all you do is give them grief.

And as for your son that wanted waffles, go to a damned waffle house.
Not a place that serves mexican/american food only. It's a
burger/fajita/queso place so SHUT UP. If you really want to complain,
send a letter to corporate.

And as for me, I quit my job at Chili's for the only reason that I
actually make, well let's see, Waitresses make 2.50, i think, so that
make's what I make about 15 times what they make, so If I were you,
I'd quit complaining to people who don't want to hear your snotty
remarks.

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TEE-HEE!!! by joyhatestarget Wed December 20, 2006 @ 2:19 PM

by Nay Posted Tue December 19, 2006 @ 8:54 PM

why did I waste my time reading this?

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by jae Posted Tue December 19, 2006 @ 8:22 PM

OMG! This is obviously a joke. Morons.

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by J S Posted Tue December 19, 2006 @ 7:16 PM

You fail as a parent. Take responsibility and don't blame your issues
on others.

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by Jon Mason Posted Tue December 19, 2006 @ 5:12 PM

You stupid fat cow. If your spoiled brat of a son wants a waffle with
strawberries, why don't you make it at home for him. Most restaurants
don't do that.

I might have felt a tiny bit of sympathy for you but your bullshit
about having a master's degree from Duke invalidates any of that. Die
in a fire, bitch.

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by Jasontjones Posted Tue December 19, 2006 @ 4:10 PM

Wow. After your tantrum over the menu your child ordered something
that wasn't on the list?

Then, you say, your husband resorted to name-calling when you were
told they had no way to produce said item?

you my fine lady, are a Genius and a scholar indeed.

I only hope that I too can one day aspire to be an art history major
and learn all about fancy stuff that will do me absolutely no good
what-so-ever in life outside of a museum or school.

Kudos to you on finding the only person on this planet as childish and
dumb as you. otherwise we would have been spared the joys of this
little farce.

Personally I don't know how I would get through the rest of my life
without having read this.

and the only mystery that remains for me is why the other diners in
the estabilishment did not rise as one and slay your family for the
good of mankind.

I can only hope that we never ever cross paths, lest I be forced to
kick your child in the teeth, you know how us lowborn commoners are,
we just kind of grunt and point most of hte time and swing our clubs
around trying to communicate the complexities of everyday life.


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hmmm..... by bob orchard Wed December 20, 2006 @ 12:49 PM

by Bi McLarge Huge Posted Tue December 19, 2006 @ 3:19 PM

Hi Dora E.

I Totally Agree!! I tried to order a Prime Rib at McDonald's the
other day, and they didn't have it!

You know what I told them?

I have a Master's Degree, you HAVE to serve me Prime Rib. Yup, thats
what I said.

Then I went home and made love to my wife on furniture we paid too
much money for from Brookstone, while I made fun of people who make
less money than I do.

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dont forget.... by joyhatestarget Wed December 20, 2006 @ 2:16 PM
by Guten Posted Tue December 19, 2006 @ 5:35 AM

Please tell me this is some poor attempt at a joke. Have you ever
made waffles before? Did you notice that Chili's is a Texmex
restaurant and not a Waffle House?

I am ashamed that you are from North Carolina. People like you are
the reason I stopped working in the food industry.

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by Sheila Thompson Posted Mon December 18, 2006 @ 6:25 PM

Dora,

I think you just might be nuts.

Chili's does not have waffle batter. The closest thing they have is a
tempura batter for the chicken fingers.

They are not the local IHOP.

I must admit that I loved reading all of your fake education bona
fides.

Somebody at Chili's will be laughing their ass off when they read this
letter!

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Tempura Batter? by Jeffrey Tue December 19, 2006 @ 12:31 PM


by joyhatestarget Posted Mon December 18, 2006 @ 5:10 PM

Dora,
I know I am a little late reading this one, and I am also new to this
website.....but all I can say is that your letter, your attitude and
your expectations are totally unreasonable. You should not go out to
restaurants if this is your attitude. And for your husband to tell
the waitress that he makes at least 3 times as much money as she does
makes me want to vomit. Last but not least, the fact that your
husband could not even share the menu that he wasn't even using
anymore with his child is beyond belief. There are people in the
world who look for trouble, who even create problems in stores and
restaurants looking for free items or discounts. I have been
fortunate enough in my life to have never met any of those
people....until now. Grow up Dora.

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Welcome, Joy. by Tina N Tue December 19, 2006 @ 8:08 AM


Thanks Tina by joyhatestarget Tue December 19, 2006 @ 9:14 AM
by stella bella Posted Mon December 18, 2006 @ 12:42 PM

Your behavior was totally unacceptable. You have obviously never
worked in a restaurant. Restaurants are NOT required to be able to
make any kind of dish that you want. You would not go to a mexican
restaurant and expect them to carry chinese food would you? Or vice
versa.

I have worked in a restaurant for five years. And I am NOT a
highschool drop out. In fact, I am about to be a college graduate and
I am completely offended by your bigoted assumptions. My restaurant
does not serve breakfast therefore WE DO NOT HAVE WAFFLES EITHER.
Your brat kid should be able to pick something off of the menu or
starve. That is what my parents would have done. I was raised to
know that the real world doesn't give a shit about what I think or
feel or want and you a raising a brat that will feel that he is
entitled to be catered to. I cannot believe the bigoted assumptions
you made and how rude your husband was JUST BECAUSE CHILIS DOESN'T
HAVE WAFFLES. You are so inconsiderate and rude it makes me sick. I
would never want to wait on a table like yours. You give society a
bad name.

Learn to raise your kid to have respect and not expect the world to
cater to his needs. No one actually gives a shit about your kid.
Deal with it.

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Good reply!! by freeby4me Mon December 18, 2006 @ 2:33 PM

AMEN by Jenn Bowman Tue December 19, 2006 @ 1:15 PM
by Dewayne Stewart Posted Mon December 18, 2006 @ 10:42 AM

Dora I have to give you a round of applause because with all of your
education you seem to forget. A degree does not give you commonsense.
Oh, and your "money" can't buy it either. Now I know why certain
people marry. You and your husband are a classic case of two people
made ONLY for each other. There are certain rules that people should
know. Rule #1: NEVER IN YOUR WILDEST DREAMS PISS OFF YOUR
WAITER/WAITRESS (Commonsense to most folks).

Rule #2: If you talk to a manager you better continue to have the
manager wait on you.

Rule #3: Order something that's on the menu, cause more than likely
they will have it. (I don't know but that's a no-brainer to me. If
they don't have waffles on the menu it's because that's not something
they serve so why would you ask them if they have it. You don't go to
Baskin Robbins expecting a McDonalds cheeseburger.)

Rule #4: If you don't like the service, there's nothing wrong with
getting up and leaving.

You letter shows EVERYONE just what you think of yourself and what you
think of people in lower tax brackets. The one thing that I did
notice is that you mentioned your husbands salary being three times
that of the waitress. So I guess him making $12/hr is a big deal.
Oh, and who gets a Master's Degree in Art History? You obviously have
never had to actually "work" for a living. If you have ever had to
work from the bottom up, you know how to treat people and appreciate
the service that they provide. You don't deserve your money back what
you deserve is a swift kick in the bottom for being ignorant.

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by Zen H Posted Mon December 18, 2006 @ 1:26 AM

Well this is an... interesting... story.

And by "interesting" I mean "Dora better damn well hope she's not in
town next time I go to visit my Durham-dwelling relatives".

I eat at Chili's all the time. So often, in fact, that the hostesses,
managers, and most of the waiters and waitresses at my local Chili's
recognize me. It's amazing how, with just a little everyday kindness
(like smiling and asking how they're doing today) gets me *gasp*
KINDNESS IN RETURN! I'm sure for Dora this is a completely foreign
concept - despite the fact that I'm sure everyone and their pet
aardvark has had "The Golden Rule" quoted at them since childhood.

The fact of the matter is, once the profanities and shitty attitude on
the part of Dora and her oh-so-charming family started, their waitress
was no longer obligated to serve them. In fact, they could have been
kicked out of the restaurant at any given time - restaurants and
stores do have the right to refuse service to someone.

Chili's has never and (most likely) will never have waffles on their
menu. Chili's is a CHAIN. The cooks in the kitchen and especially
the waitstaff have absolutely NO control over what they can and can't
serve. Even IF, and that's a big "IF", there had been the ingredients
for waffles in the kitchen, it's almost a given that someone would
have gotten in BIG trouble for making an item that isn't on the menu
of any Chili's in any state. No matter what Dora thinks about her
children, they are not worth someone possibly losing their job over -
and again, this is *IF* the kitchen could have made the waffles. A
piece of advice to all parents out there: your children are not the
greatest thing in the world - do not expect everyone to fall over
themselves doing the impossible just to make them happy. If waffles
aren't on the menu, either go somewhere else, or use the moment as a
chance to teach your child that they can't always get what they want.
If you don't teach them, someone else will, later in their life.

Dora, your story, and especially your telling of it, just prove you to
be the lowest of the low - someone who thinks that the entire world
need revolve around them. There is a term for you in the customer
service industry - "Entitlement Bitch". I guarentee that if you
really do act like this everywhere you go, every customer service
person who crosses your path refers to you with the hated initials
"EB" to everyone they meet.

When going out to eat, your education means NOTHING. Your salary has
absolutely NO meaning, aside from dictating what you can and cannot
afford. And since I, a part-time receptionist and full-time ART
HISTORY/THEATER DESIGN MAJOR (though I am shamed to think that you
have sullied the wonder that is the subject of art history) can afford
Chili's on a regular basis, I'm pretty sure anyone making more than
$2/hr can. In short, when you walk into a restaurant, you are no
better or worse than the most drunken, dirtiest, drug-laden bum who
scrounged together enough for a meal.

But perhaps the best advice I can offer you, aside from "Get over
yourself", is this:
If you're going to throw a fit because a restaurant won't offer you
something they've never had on their menu, stay home and cook your own
damn food.

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by Copacabandrew Posted Sun December 17, 2006 @ 10:51 PM


"I have a Master's degree in Art History from Duke"

And you are proof that American education does not work and lets
idiots slide by because they're rich.

Wait...no. Your husband is proof of that plus some, because not only
is he an idiot, but he's also an a**hole for treating that waitress
like that.

If you're not a troll, can you even comprehend how much idiocy you've
exposed to the internet? Do you even -know- how stupid it was for
your a-hole husband to demand waffles in a place that doesn't serve
waffles -just because Junior wanted them-?

"Give my nephew, who made the dean's list 2 times a job. Pay him what
he's worth."

And if your damned nephew is really "worth" Chili's, then you mustn't
think much of him, huh.

G-d, you make baby Jesus cry.

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by Sigma Posted Fri December 15, 2006 @ 11:31 PM

Dora: Congratulations, I think you ate spit or worse on your food from
both Monica and Michael. By pissing off a waitress no matter whether
rightfully so or not, you definitely will get some "extra spices" in
your food. I hope that next time you find them having intercourse in
your meal or at least a b.job instead of just some inoffensive
kissing. Don't you and your husband kiss each other? And next time
instead of waffles, you should ask for a Big Mac, or sushi, or chinese
rice, or maybe some shawarma, or crepes, or baba ganoush, or mofongo,
or gandinga. After all, it's a restaurant isn't it? They really need
to give you what you want. If I was the waiter, I would have given
you a complimentary specialty dish of mierda. Enjoy!

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by dyeannah Posted Fri December 15, 2006 @ 4:31 PM

You are an idiot woman. If your ignorant son wanted a waffle you
should have taken him to a Denny's. You cannot expect them to make you
a waffle if they do not have WAFFLE BATTER or A WAFFLE IRON! you carry
a masters Your stupid husband could have handed your son his menu,
but the two of you needed to prove some weird point.(that only the two
of you care about) You don't know anything about these kids, but in
your sad life you have to pick on them to make yourself feel better. I
would not have wanted to wait on you either. I'm sure everyone in
that entire resturant was laughing at you and your family. Get a
Life!

P.S There are plenty of weirdos that carry masters degrees, the fact
that you have to bring up your salaries also makes you sound even
more pathetic.

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by Commonsensewilltellyou Posted Fri December 15, 2006 @ 11:25 AM

People like you make my skin crawl. You are an idiot plain and
simple. Oh, and by the way, you definitely have an art history
degree, that is obvious by your lack of common sense and intelligence.

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kissing at chilis by dyeannah Fri December 15, 2006 @ 4:37 PM
by Stephanie Tackel Posted Wed December 13, 2006 @ 11:07 PM

First I have to say the waitress did make some mistakes & I would have
been upset too. The manager and should now have been showing such pda
at work.

Secondly, to you! You need to get over it. You are not more important
than her.
And you think waiting 20 minutes is excessive? Go to a normal size
town. 30 minutes is short!
Oh and your children are spoiled, (along with you your husband of
course). Complaining because he didn't get an adult menu. Childish!
Chilis sets the rules for its restraunts. Not you! If you don't like
it, buy it and run it yourself, since you have so much money
anyways... They give children menus to children. In case you haven't
been anywhere outside your little world lately, 12 & under is a child.
And waffles? It's not IHOP. That's why they have menus. Oh wait he
didn't get the one he wanted. That must be why.
And since you went to Duke, did they not teach you manners, and that
all people were equal? Are were too "busy" with the teachers "earning"
your grades and degree?

Welcome to the real world lady, we don't always get what we want. And
if you treat people how you want to be treated, they usually return
the kindness (or meaness in your case)

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by Amos Posted Wed December 13, 2006 @ 8:02 PM


I am guessing that you seem to think that you are better than most
people and probably never waited tables a day in your life. Just
guessing, because people who like to talk about how rich and smart
they are, usually are over compensating for something.

It's a restaurant now they sometimes get busy, and you are no better
than anyone eating there so what that you have to wait 20 whole min.
Maybe fill that void with conversation with your children or husband
while waiting patiently like an adult, instead of having a temper
tantrum. So you were in a bad mood b4 you even sat down, maybe perhaps
b4 you even got to dinner.
You mentioned that u called for the hostess? Like a cattle call, snap
of the finger or a whistle????
Did you ever think that maybe the waitress didn't pay you attention
because you did not even know her name? Respect.......... That I think
they teach everyone before they drop out of high school.

You were at CHILIS lady; the last time I looked is was a southwestern
restaurant?? Not waffle house? Maybe you should eat at home more with
your family and spend quality time with your children. Let me guess
your children watched all this happen, how you belittled someone using
four letter words (as you put it) assuming that she was a high school
drop out, talked about it all the way home. Children learn their
behavior from example. (you're teaching your children very good
manners)

And who gives a four letter word why you were in Durham?

I have a good friend in Raleigh who is the GM of a restaurant off
Glenwood in Raleigh (I don't have a masters in Raleigh or Glenwood
avenue, just being a smartass) Over two thirds of the waiters are in
college and working, or they are working on their masters, one friend
of mine who works there just got back from traveling Europe and is now
in Law school, another works 2 jobs (teacher by day and waitress by
night) with one small child, husband left her for another woman. Some
of them even have degrees and cannot find work right now so they are
waiting tables. (Grossing over 40,000/yr).........Better than your
nephew who is too good to wait tables while waiting for a response to
his resume. Guess what they get paid $2.13 an hour plus tips.
Paychecks are usually zero dollars; because most servers choose to
have more taken out so when they DO FILE TAXES they don't owe at the
end of the year.

If your experience was so bad why do you even want to eat there again,
oh you want it to be FREE??? You were in Durham; sure they were not
working and going to school?

There is a reason your nephew cannot find a job; maybe he is rude
obnoxious jerk like yourself. Tell him to get off his lazy ass and
look for one, it may not be as prestigious as he would like but it may
lead to better things (positive thinking) Or better yet, do some
volunteer work, besides for the republican party, it makes you
appreciate what you have and its nice to help others.

My boyfriend and myself worked as waiters while going to school, high
school (didn't drop out...SUPRISE) College, I attended U of Michigan
(that's University of Michigan just in case you didn't know that) and
my boyfriend attended William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA..... (Very
nice school) WHOOOPPPPIEEE

A single mother who worked 2 jobs raised my brother and myself alone,
went to school and is now a highly successful businesswoman for a
large Pharmaceutical Company in RTP. Both my brother and I attended
College on scholarships. None of that is relevant if you ask me but
you wanted to throw your education around so there is a taste of your
own medicine. I hope you treat people better because maybe one day you
will have to walk in those shoes!
Please do not take one experience and judge everyone from what happen
to you. You may be a very kind person who had a bad day, or a real
Cunnilingus all the time. I am going with cuntalingus. OK I promise
only one more thing, I have a degree and money I can afford the ART!
With or without my husband.

Thanks
Maybe you need a kiss!

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Amos-- AMEN, HONEY! by Sandra W Fri December 15, 2006 @ 2:57 PM

by Becks Posted Wed December 13, 2006 @ 7:36 AM

This letter has GOT to be a joke. If it's not, this is scary.

Dora, you are one of the most ignorant, idiotic writers I've yet to
see here on Planet Feedback. I'll make sure I never hire anyone from
Duke University since obviously Duke will hand out degrees to just
about anyone.


Let's review:


1. Your 11-year-old was 'offended' by a kids' menu? HELLO...he's a
KID. Both you and he need to get over yourselves.

2. Why should the restaurant be obliged to make you waffles? They are
not a waffle house! Restaurants are not 'obliged' to have waffle irons
on hand for entitlement-minded, idiotic, puffed-up morons like you!

3. Your husband is a rude, arrogant SOB. Who cares how much money he
makes? Money obviously can't buy class. It's the waitresses' job to
serve you yes, but it's NOT her job to take abuse from slobs like your
husband. She should have picked up the plate of food and dumped it on
your husband's head.

4. YOU don't deserve anything for free. YOU need to go back to school
and learn how to think and write coherently. Idiot!

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by jparenti Posted Wed December 13, 2006 @ 12:53 AM

Sadly, everyone seems to be mistaken. Not only was the waitress rude,
but the customer here is being completely irrational. Demanding free
products and inferring that any waitress in a restaurant serving you
is a high school dropout is not only bad manners, it's worse than a
rude waitress.
Also, for further reference: Most people are not losers. Simply
because you believe that you make more money than someone is no reason
to consider yourself more important. If you get this kind of service
often, and you haven't figured out why yet, perhaps you need to
examine your social skills closely. Sarcasm, unrealistic demands, and
outright rudeness is no way to make friends, trust me.

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by a a Posted Tue December 12, 2006 @ 9:42 AM

You're a bitch. If I worked there I'd have just hit your husband and
got fired. I'm amazed the waitress had the patience she had. As for
the free meals, get over yourself, if you're as rich and successful as
you claim (which I doubt, stupid bitch) you can afford to pay for
food. And if your son wants waffles, take him to a waffle shop ffs.

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by Scott Hendrickson-Howard Posted Mon December 11, 2006 @ 8:42 AM

Its good to know that you are better than everyone else on earth, I
hope the non-existant god spites you and by that I mean drive off a
bridge... In the words of Biff Tannen (back to the future) "Why dont
you make like a tree, and get outta here!"

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by A A Posted Sun December 10, 2006 @ 2:08 PM

Your kids are just little kids when they accidently rent porn at a
hotel, but when a kiddie menu is placed in front of the 11 year old,
he is no longer a kid?
Dora your family is a menace. No everyone thinks like you and acts
like you. By the way, a Master's degree in Art History is like the
same as having an online nursing certificate.

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by brad-x Posted Sat December 9, 2006 @ 5:22 PM

An interesting aspect of the replies found here is the fact that
absolutely everyone here has viscerally reacted to the classism shown
by this letter, and is therefore failing to place any blame on the
waitress or manager.

You don't hand the husband's menu to the child, that's hostile.

You don't berate the customer for your having been disciplined. That
shows no respect for either the customer or yourself.

You don't fraternize with employees. The sad reality is this is an
oft-disobeyed rule, but it stands.

Perhaps classism is justified in this case, for all the lack of couth
demonstrated by the employees in this place.

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No. by Brittnee Sat December 9, 2006 @ 6:55 PM

Yes. :P by brad-x Sat December 9, 2006 @ 8:04 PM

I think we're meeting Dora's husband here by Cubjunkie Tue December 12, 2006 @ 10:28 AM

Please and Thank you by Amos Wed December 13, 2006 @ 8:11 PM


judging by... by Shrloc Wed December 20, 2006 @ 1:30 PM
by Brittnee Posted Sat December 9, 2006 @ 5:10 PM

It's Chili's, not Denny's you socially inept, inbred hilljack. I'm
surprised you didn't demand they buy a waffle iron for your child that
was conceived while the lifeguard was away from the gene pool and then
beat the waitress over the head with your useless Master's Degree in
Art History.

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hahahah by Scott Hendrickson-Howard Mon December 11, 2006 @ 8:47 AM

by LaTonya Magee Posted Thu December 7, 2006 @ 2:33 PM

You should fire Michael and Monica or whatever her name is. Hire some
smarter people. My newphew graduated from UNC in May and he can't find
a job. Maybe you can hire him?

Um,Ms "I have a degree",What's a "newphew"?

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by dkb Posted Thu December 7, 2006 @ 1:39 PM

You and your husband are complete idiots. How frightening it is that
you procreated. I do hope you and your scary family does not come any
where near where I live. Please for the good of society, stay home
and do not leave the country. We cannot afford any ugly americans out
and about right now.

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RIGHT ON!!!!!!! by Krisssy Sun December 10, 2006 @ 8:04 AM

by JenJen Posted Thu December 7, 2006 @ 1:10 PM

Maybe it would teach you to leave out extraneous phrases such as "I'd
like to write a letter..." (that's what you're doing, isn't it?!), and
"what I want to say is..." (you don't have to announce what you're
about to say! There is just waaaaay TMI in this letter!

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by CMarq13 Posted Thu December 7, 2006 @ 11:51 AM

I have worked in the food service industry for over 15 years. Dora's
behavior is unacceptable and is just the tip of the iceberg
unfortunately. Dora and her family were extremely rude, inconsiderate
and just plain ignorant! An 11 year old is still young enough to
receive and order off of the kids menu. Chili's markets southwest
Tex-Mex fair, why in God's name would they have waffles? Maybe the
staff should pick a better make out spot, I agree with that one. But,
their education has nothing to do with the service they provide. This
picky woman does not deserve her money back, free meals or a job for
her unemployable nephew, she deserves a swift kick in the rear. We
are service employees, we have dignity, we deserve respect, and if you
can't show us respect we sure won't show any for you. Dora is lucky I
wasn't her server, I would have found a way to spill a drink on
her..just for kicks! ;-)

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LOL! by Pixelstarfx Sat December 9, 2006 @ 1:38 PM

right on... by Krisssy Sun December 10, 2006 @ 8:29 AM
by farawayfromhome Posted Thu December 7, 2006 @ 3:09 AM

I just had to address this one. Let me get this straight your at a
Chillis,right? They don't serve waffles you educated idiots. Are you
crazy you used a four letter word because they didn't prepare a
waffle. Have you lost your mind. And infront of your kids. Then you
address the lady with a shutup and serve us. Monica is not a slave!!
And who are you to tell anyone what you make. That is ill mannered.
Where your husband get his education from construction workers are us.
And you your suppose to educated from Duke and you don't know when to
recognize your in the wrong. You my friend where out of line.
Completely. Monica deserves a kiss. Crap she deserves a lay for having
to wait on spoiled brats like you and your husband. YOUR AT A CHLLIS'
FOR GODS SAKE NOT A WAFFLE HOUSE. THEY DONT SERVE WAFFLES. And as far
as your nephew goes. The reason he hasn't got hired yet is because hes
probably got bad manners. Get over yourselves.

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by Beena Posted Thu December 7, 2006 @ 2:37 AM

ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? When I began to read your letter, I pictured
some poorly educated hick from the south... You have Masters Degree???
Wow, you must have gone through school with your eyes closed and ears
plugged.... What kind of classy , educated person says four letter
words in front of their 8 and 11 year old childeren? All simply
because a restaurant that is known for RIBS does not have waffles for
your son??? Last time I checked, restaurants that are not open for
breakfast do not carry breakfast items... Does the ice cream parlor
have steak sauce??? Well maybe we should cuss them out for not having
any.....
Only a very insecure individual would be so condescending.
I am currently working on my phd at Ucla; in order to pay my way
through school, I wait on tables at TGI Fridays. On an average friday
or saturday night i can make $300-400... Not bad for a student...
In all honesty, you need to really reevaluate your letter to Chili's
and understand why they will not take you seriously. If it were my
restaurant, I would say "Good riddance". Also, If the staff was rude
to you, I can understand why, your letter says it loud and clear...
You are very ignorant,arrogant and irrational.
Usually the letters that I read on this website do not bother me, but
this one really "irked me" to the extent that I am actually worked
up.... No one likes people like you, lady... adjust your crappy
attitude and get over yourself (that goes for your husband as
well)...you two are setting a horrible example for your children.

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AMEN by farawayfromhome Thu December 7, 2006 @ 3:14 AM

by Susan Tardif Posted Wed December 6, 2006 @ 5:14 PM

Your sick in the head!

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by ItsTishy Posted Wed December 6, 2006 @ 4:39 PM

Having worked in the resturaunt business for about 33 years, in every
capacity, server, manager, bartender, hostess. This kind of story is
NOT unusual. I have plenty and I am just ONE person. I can also tell
you that ALOT of servers and bartenders make MORE then there managers
do. As far as having an education, I have met MANY servers etc that
have degrees and MBA that can't find a job in there industry and of
course many kids working there way through school. As far as hiding
tips..that doesnt happen most corporate places make you claim 100% of
your tips..and there is no getting around it.. Personally, if i had
been the server, i would have done what she did, walked away, but i
would have refused to go back. The manager should have delt with it
from that point on.

Dora and her familys behavior was reprehenciable(sp) hehe Had it been
me when i was younger and not Mona, they would have gotten an
earful...i wouldn't have cared if i was fired. Thats one good thing
about a resturaunt job...I can get a job in any state of the union and
beyond.

I once had a receptionist give me additude and she had the nerve to
say she made more money then i did, I laughed and said" i make about
$100.00 a day..FOR 2 AND A HALF HOURS WORK" This was in the early 80's
and i know for a fact she only made like $7 an hour. Another time a
customer insisted that i substitute something i couldn't, I asked the
owner, he said no. The customer said" You won't be getting my tip" I
said" I don't need your dollar, DON'T sit in my section again" One
guy thought he was funny and threw a quarter at me, I picked it up and
threw it back. I could go on and on.....

I would be REALLY curious to know just exactly WHAT doras husband does
for a living. And for that matter what she does for a living. It's
too bad they can't be forced to work as a server for a week or two and
deal with people like themelves. As for the son...I an afraid for
this countries future because more and more kids are like this these
days and the parents do nothing or the kids are mimiking the parents
behaviour. I really hope her and her husband read all these
replies...maybe they will realize just how horrific there behavior
was. As for the waffles, i think they KNEW they didnt serve waffles
there, how could someone not? I guess they just wanted a BETTER
excuse then the petty complaints they had to get free food. You would
be amazed at how many people try and do that on a daily basis.

After all these negative posts regarding her posts, i wonder if she
will reply to any of them or EVER post here again...

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by ByteMe Posted Wed December 6, 2006 @ 1:52 PM

Your husband uses a four letter word in front of your young children,
and all you're complaining about is the fact yor 11-year-old got a
child's menu?!!! Time to reassess some priorities, Honey. And, God,
are you an egotist. Just because Hubbie makes three times as much
money, he can verbally accost this woman and tell her what a loser she
is for being a waitress? If you want to know who the loser is, make a
U-turn with that pointed finger, and point it at your and your
husband. Since when does money equate with the character of a person,
especially when she's earning an honest living? She wasn't a
prostitute, for God's sake. None of what she did remotely comes near
YOUR reprehensible behavior. I don't advocate abortion, but your
mother, and your husband's, should've had one.

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by pikacupcake Posted Wed December 6, 2006 @ 1:49 PM

Obviously those high class college degrees were just paid for. She
apparently didn't learn anything there. Cause that's classless
behavior. & what a thing to teach the kids!

Free meals? Because of one bad (which is actually questionable,
because it sounds like the writer and her family made it bad, not the
staff) experience? Yeah, ok. Again, that college degree really isn't
working for her or her husband.

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by Donna McIntosh Posted Tue December 5, 2006 @ 11:08 AM

See, this is the type of complaining that limits the response to real
problems that customers have.
1- you shouldn't have been offended that your 11 yr old was offered a
coloring book. wait staff should not have to guess your child's age.
it was better for her to provide one than possibly leave a child out
and not give him one.
2- never cuss at people. it is offensive and gets you no where.
3- if your child wants waffles, go to ihop. you went to chilis. you
shouldn't expect them to serve waffles. geesh.
4- 20 minutes is no time to wait... many resturants have wait times of
at least an hour.
5- no one cares what education you have. evidentally education could
not buy you class. regardless of what money you make, you had to start
somewhere, and are no better than the wait staff. consider your
attitude when addressing others- maybe your met with the same
hostility you seem to exude.

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by Ellamental Posted Tue December 5, 2006 @ 1:19 AM

Wow. I mean, wow. You are the most self centered person in North
Carolina, I'm pretty sure of that! Just because you have an education
somehow gives you the right to think you are better than everyone? Are
you serious?! If you are so smart, why didnt you know that they didnt
serve waffles for your spoiled little bratty kid?? This entire letter
made me want to puke. I mean you really embody "ice queen". Look, you
guys were totally wrong in this. The only thing I saw that was even a
little bit wrong was the menu situation...and seriously, you could
have just given your menu to the kid, but nooooo you had to whine
about it. See, you just need to GROW UP.

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by neenerk Posted Mon December 4, 2006 @ 12:28 PM

Okay, the menu issue: minor but aggravating to certain people.
Understood.

The waffles issue: Chili's does not serve waffles. They cannot make
something to which they stock neither the ingredients nor the cooking
tools. Therefore, your insistence that a particular franchised
restaurant should be able to create an off-menu item for you at will
was ridiculous. Your husband was wrong to use a swear word in any
case.

The I-make-more-than-you-do issue: You are rude and unbelievably
self-absorbed. It matters not how much your husband does or does not
make when you are ordering a meal in a dining establishment. Your
treatment of the waitress was condescending and your instructions to
her that she exists to simply "shut up and serve" you, along with the
comments on salary comparison and tip-hiding were obnoxious and
classless.

The I-have-a-degree-and-you-don't issue: Aforementioned
classlessness. Since America and certainly Durham, NC, do not
participate or honor the same caste system used in countries such as
India, your Master's degree does not give you power, prestige, or
superiority over someone who happens to be working in a service
capacity. I personally think you deserve absolutely no money back,
and that in fact you have already gotten what you deserved. I would
hazard a guess that someone with an inflated sense of their own
importance such as yourself probably walked into the restaurant with a
"serve me, you drop-out imbeciles" air about you, and then were
surprised when the staff didn't take kindly to being treated with such
condescension. You have likely never worked in a service capacity and
therefore view those who do as less-than-human. Hypothetically, it
may have surprised you to find out that your waitress was pursuing a
double major or the restaurant manager volunteered his time in nursing
homes. You are judgmental, condescending, and are obviously raising
your children to follow suit. Even my 6-year-old would know better
than to insist on waffles at a Chili's, and would know to say please
and thank you to boot.

The UNC-graduate-nephew issue: If I were a snide person and as
arrogant as you, I would ask why someone who made the dean's list
twice and landed a degree could not find a job. Perhaps these things
happen sometimes, and force young people to work in the service
industry? Pity they then have to be treated as poorly as they are by
people like you and your family.

Note to Dora E: I don't care for Chili's and so do not dine there
regularly. And no, I do not work in a restaurant although I did as a
young person. And yes, I am just a much a degreed professional as you
and your husband, although I find no need to trumpet my salary to
those in the service industry who certainly make less. I wish too
much to be a positive influence on my daughter on how people should be
treated regardless of their station, temporary or permanent, in life.
You obviously do not share that desire.

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by Customer2006 Posted Thu November 30, 2006 @ 10:20 PM

I haven't been here for a bit but I thought I would see if I missed
anything. I read about your Hilton experience and everyone kept
talking about Chili's so I thought I would check it out. I have to
admit I didn't really agree with your Hilton fiasco but felt the
comments you got were very harsh. That was until I read this. I
couldn't believe the things you wrote.

When you go to a restaurant, you are limited to things on the menu.
Restaurants can't have everything on their menu. It wouldn't be
feasible. If you are unhappy with their selection, you should check
out the menu before eating there to see if they have what you like. I
do agree that everyone has the right to a menu but I would think that
if I had kids, which I don't so I may be wrong, I would share my menu
if my child of 11 (technically a kid) didn't want a kid's menu. There
was no need for your husband to swear at the waitress who has nothing
at all to do with the selection at the restaurant.

Looking down on the waitress due to her education being less than
yours was downright nasty. I have a graduate degree which I am
pointing out only to show that her education was immaterial to what's
on the menu and not because I have the same education.

I would guess that the kissing may have been Michael's way of making
Monica feeling better after what happened. If they were instead having
an affair, who cares? They would be 2 consenting adults. Again
immaterial to the issue.

To expect a refund of all your meals for the fact they don't have
waffles on the menu is the most silly thing I ever heard. Besides
that you expect free meals every time you are in the area? That is
insane.

Honestly, I have read some complaints on this site but nothing
compares to yours.

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by MommaSR Posted Wed November 29, 2006 @ 12:37 PM

Clearly this lady needs to get a life. Chili's doesn't have waffles,
guess you should've went to IHOP!

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by jack reynolds Posted Wed November 29, 2006 @ 1:21 AM

This lady is off her rocker. How dare she think she is better than
anyone else, Personally I think people like you get what you deserve.
You are no better than the people that pick up your garbage on garbage
day. As for how much money you and your hubby make, I guess that makes
you think you are better than anyone else. B/S,, Lady what I make in
one year would make you and your hubby want to hide in shame, and
anytime I go out into public I can assure you , I never treat anyone
the way you folks do. Sounds to me like you need to seek mental help.
Personally I would have happily thrown you and your unappreciative
family out of my establishment. I hope someday to see you in a
homeless shelter or on the street, thats exactly what you deserve.
There is low class and there is NO CLASS, you folks definately have no
class. Have a great day.

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by Martha Haimes Posted Tue November 28, 2006 @ 7:09 PM

Lady,
You are a looney-toon. Your 11 year old was "offended" by a child's
menu and crayons? HAHAHAHAHA!!! Gee, how very sad...who is the world
cares?

Oh, and I LOVE you bragging about having a Master's Degree...in ART
HISTORY?!! HAHAHAHAHA!!!! Like that is HARD! Wow you must be ssssoooo
smart (LOL!)

Too funny. It is people like you who make the world such a wonderful
place to live in....ugggg!!!

Do everyone a favor and MAKE YOUR OWN MEALS AT HOME FROM NOW ON!

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Picture of a waffle by Richard S. Mon December 4, 2006 @ 4:16 PM

by BeachRaider Posted Tue November 28, 2006 @ 3:56 PM

I have to say; I agree with the responses to this clowns Chili's
experience. I've worked as a server and as a GM in retail for 20 yrs.
I've taken all sorts of abuse-but I draw the line at cursing. I
would have thrown her and her husband along with her moron kid out
after the word(s) left his mouth. No one is deserving of that kind of
treatment. Simple as that. I can count on 1 hand how many people
I've thrown out of my store due to language; but I love the look on
their face when it happens. The shock, the disbelief is priceless.
There are some customers who are of the mistaken opinion they can act
like idiots and then get a free meal, clothes, gift card etc. I would
have politely told her to gather her things and leave the restaurant
or she could wait for the police to arrive to escort her out. Her
choice.

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by danjag Posted Tue November 28, 2006 @ 3:39 PM

OK, I think some of the responses were over-reactions as well.

Dora, your children have you and your husband (who I agree was overly
rude to Monica) dancing at the end of strings. Look at how you were
manipulated into a an embarrassing public display by an ELEVEN year
old. Could you not see waffles were not on the menu? If an 11 year
old can't make up his mind, you should've known him long enough to be
able to order for him. You need to teach the child manners and
discipline before it's too late, and at age 11, it's almost too late,
so get with it. Showing him how to have a hissy-fit isn't going to do
it. Stay on this path and you're in for ONE HELL of a teenager. I'm
guessing they probably don't teach parenting 101 at Duke...

If you want better service while dining-out, don't go to a chain
restuarant. A family-owned establishment will usually have the owner
onsite and the employees HAVE to perform well.

I'll bet Mike and Monica were laughing their asses-off after you left.
To them, the kissing had to be like rubbing salt in your wound. You
go M&M!!!

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by bullywug Posted Tue November 28, 2006 @ 2:14 PM

Sounds to me like this is a combination of things. First off, the
waitress should not have taken your husbands menu and handed it to
your son. Secondly, you blamed the waitress because the restraunt
doesn't serve waffles. They don't do breakfast at all that I'm aware
of. From the way you described it, your husband had been slightly
miffed about the menu incident and then flew off the handle at the
employee for not having waffles. Doesn't that sound like he over
reacted quite a bit? As soon as he swore, she did the right thing by
walking away. The manager did the right thing by taking your orders.
The manager did the wrong thing by having a tramatized employee return
to service a customer who had belittled her. His mistake was that he
should have completed the order himself and given the employee a
break. Your repeated statements about how much better you are than
them reinforces how you looked down upon the employees. Your requests
were absolutely rediculous. A refund on your meal is one thing, but
free meals forever? Come on. And your little tyraid about your sure
they are highschool drop outs is just sick. You really should seek
psycological help and stop harrassing people in the service
profession. If your nephew has a degree, then why does he need to
work at Chilli's? I thought it was for high school drop outs who make
one third as much as your foul mouthed bully of a husband. Your lucky
I wasn't the manager, because after the way you and your family
behaved, you would have been escourted out by the police.

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by chopsueyluey Posted Tue November 28, 2006 @ 2:00 PM

Miss Dora - I sure think customer service of any kind is severely
lacking now. I am always SO thankful when I actually get SERVICE when
I go somewhere. I always want to be treated (no matter the business)
like I'd treat someone in my business. I highly expect that. I am so
sorry for the 'lack' of service and 'lack' of respect by the staff of
your local Chili's. Since your family goes out to eat so often (3-4
nights a week), maybe you could go to the places YOU KNOW will
accommodate your family? We do. It's just easier that way. We refuse
to give our business to the folks who don't appreciate it - bottom
line. I will add that sadly my daughter is a server while in college.
She averages $3,500-4,000.00 per month AS A SERVER. She is one of the
nice ones. She also has horror stories to tell. She brings home more
than A LOT of people she is waiting on and expects reciprocal
treatment/respect/courtesy. Good luck to you. :O)

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by Mick Rhodes Posted Tue November 28, 2006 @ 11:36 AM

Face it, service at most restaurants is lousy. Appreciate it when you
do get good service. I think anyone who has been to a restaurant has
a story that points out the poor service.

However, I take exception that you mention your education and your
husband's earning power as part of the story. Why is it that you feel
the need to point out your education? Does that make you inherently
better than those obviously listless employees at Chili's? You may
think it, but please don't say it.

I'm a Duke baseketball fan. I did not go to school there, went to
college in my hometown. But I like the team enough to fly from St.
Louis to Durham in January 2006 to watch - no, make that "experience"
- a game against Bucknell. No matter how great that was, I
experienced the arrogance of Duke while seated for the game. It was a
long trip to get there, something I can't just do on a whim. So I let
it go, not wanting to get kicked out before halftime. The rest of the
game was great and the other people around me were fine.

Then, around the town of Durham, my firsthand experience gave me the
feeling that the locals resent the Dukies. Then the lacrosse team had
a little problem, and that really emphasized what the locals think of
Duke.

The part of your story where you proudly announce your education
credentials from Duke University is irrelevant to the rest of the
story about Chili's. Going to Duke or going to North Central
Louisiana A&M makes no difference if the clowns at Chili's are acting
up. Going to college at all makes no difference. There's good
behavior and bad behavior, leave it at that. Reasonable people know
the difference no matter what they earn or where they went to school.

Announcing your education and your husband's earning potential really
adds to the bad PR that Duke gets. Be proud. Tell people if they ask
where you went to college, and they'll be impressed. Advertising it
makes you look arrogant. A college degree is impressive, and from a
good college makes it even more impressive. Don't ruin it by beating
people over the head with it.

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Kissing at the Chili's by chopsueyluey Tue November 28, 2006 @ 2:05 PM

by rxgirl Posted Tue November 28, 2006 @ 10:24 AM

watch porn, because she was properly supervising them. Some people
should just stay home.

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Sorry--she WASN'T properly supervising them by rxgirl Tue November 28, 2006 @ 10:34 AM

When she was there by Cubjunkie Tue November 28, 2006 @ 11:27 AM
by Cubjunkie Posted Tue November 28, 2006 @ 1:05 AM

Dora wrote the following letter to the Cubs:

Dear Cubs:

I went to a game at Wrigley Field last season.

I was unsatisfied with what I was seeing.

I wanted a football game so I demanded they play football.

I know they can accomodate a football game. They played football
there in the past.

I demend you give me free tickets for the entire season next year.

And I saw people kissing at the game!

I yelled at Derrek Lee and he ignored me. Yes he was doing his job
but how dare he ignore me!

Dora

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by GinaGina Posted Tue November 28, 2006 @ 12:04 AM

P.S. If your husband only earns 3 times what the waistress earns, he's
not doing very well, is he? Also, if he were so educated, he would
not have had to use foul language and he would have been able to grasp
the concept of sharing his menu. Duh! Your husband is deeply insecure
if he feels the need to treat other human beings with such blatant
disrespect. If Michael the manager were smart, he would have spit in
your food, watched you eat it, and then had his way with the waitress
right there on your table. While at Duke, did you take a home
economics class? You should have. Perhaps you would be able to
prepare a home cooked meal for your family instead of relying on
restaurants four nights a week. I can guarantee that your meal at
Chili's contained some choice ingredients that were NOT on the menu!

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by GinaGina Posted Mon November 27, 2006 @ 11:27 PM

Dora the Explorer, You are a complete idiot who needs to return to
whatever crack-pot school you "supposedly" grauduated from and get a
refund! Your grammar is HORRIBLE! Waffles at Chili's? Are you kidding
me? As for the bill, the items you ordered did NOT add up to $75.00.
Who are you trying to fool? You and your husband deserve eachother.
Your poor, poor children! They will end up in jail, trust me. If I
were your waitress, you would have been wearing your black bean salad.
You are nothing but an uneducated, prejudice pig who needs a good
slap in the face. You are disgusting.

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I was waiting... by Harleycat Tue November 28, 2006 @ 10:49 AM

the explorer... by GinaGina Tue November 28, 2006 @ 7:07 PM
by dywyki Posted Mon November 27, 2006 @ 9:45 AM

A few years ago I was at Pizzaria Uno in Springfield MA and the server
came out and told us there was a delay in getting our appetizers. I
told her that was fine, no problem, the world wasn't going to end
because we had to wait 5 extra minutes for shrimp dip. Then the
manager came out about 5 minutes later, again apologizing and
explaining the delay. There was a screw up in the kitchen, which
wasn't his fault or the servers. I told him "don't worry, no problem".
He looked at me & my friend and said "you aren't from this area are
you?" I said "no, from Indiana". "I knew you couldn't be from here
because you aren't blowing up, screaming, or demanding a free meal." I
think it blew his mind and the server because we were taking it in
stride. Food service is not always perfect, things happen. Yet, the
sun will rise in the east tomorrow and life will go on. What became of
me being nice and understanding, well, our bill was comped (didn't
even think of asking for that), we got 2 free beers, and the crowning
touch was seeing the server's face when I left her a $15 tip. I told
her "you earned it, you did a good job, you don't control what goes on
in the kitchen". I think it's sad that we have come to a point where
people who work hard to serve the public are astonished and confused
when someone takes something as small as a screw up in the kitchen in
stride and treats them like a human being !!!!.

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Good job! by SiouxFan Mon November 27, 2006 @ 7:11 PM

by pencilstuff Posted Mon November 27, 2006 @ 12:45 AM

Wow....you sound angry and you have the right to be.
If my husband made such a hooplah at Chilis of all places I'd take it
out on the world too!!! But thankfully I see a therapist and all is
well. BTW...do you want the number????

FYI...Chillis is not the Waffle House. Also you should know that
irate customers such as yourselves are customarily treated more or
less the way you were treated. Those restaurant people usually know
how to de-escalate a situation like yours.

Practice your manners and I hope you don't go to any high end
restaurants anymore until you learn hoe to treat people.!!!!

GOOD JOB TO THE STAFF AT CHILLI's

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High end restaurant? by tickytack Mon November 27, 2006 @ 9:10 AM


I wouldn't go so far as to call Chili's "high end". by Tina N Tue November 28, 2006 @ 7:32 AM

It's called sarcasm....people......sarcasm. by pencilstuff Wed November 29, 2006 @ 12:36 AM


Sorry... I'm a little slow lately. ;) by Tina N Wed November 29, 2006 @ 10:40 AM

:) by pencilstuff Thu December 21, 2006 @ 10:13 PM

by General58 Posted Mon November 27, 2006 @ 12:34 AM

Your a b***h. The reason you got bad service is for that very reason.
You had no right whatsoever to treat anyone like that, just because
you think your better than them. If I was that waitress or even the
manager, I would have asked you to leave. Those people are working for
a living just like you, and just because you make more money gives
you, nor your husband, absolutely no right to treat others like peons.
For your husband to say he makes a lot more than her makes him no
better than you. You're very stuck up to include or degree in a
complaint and even mention your nephew. You need to find something
better to do, than complain at a restaurant. You don't know those
people or anything about their personal lives. Just because they work
at a restaurant, you assume they're high school dropouts. They could
be in college for all you know.

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by Tami Cole Posted Sun November 26, 2006 @ 7:20 PM

you should get a masters in how to treat servers thats probably why u
got bad service your attitude sucks so does your husband fyi servers
cannot "hide" tips from irs your husband was a jerk who should learn
to share!!! kid menus are for kids which i assume is what your kid
was! 20 min wait for a table is peanuts!!! i bet monica or whatever
her name is spit in your salad with black beans! and i think durham nc
would be pleased if you and your family never returned please do not
bring your bad attitude or your degrees to OKLAHOMA. we know how to
treat ALL people with respect and dignity. that includes servers you
could stay home and serve yourself or are you just too lazy to cook
for your own family and must depend on restaurants?

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by Cubjunkie Posted Sun November 26, 2006 @ 11:13 AM

Asking for waffles at Chilis?

If Dora visited Chicago she'd probably go to a Cubs game and complain
they weren't playing football.

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LOL by sportygirl101 Sun November 26, 2006 @ 9:44 PM

or better yet by Mr. Mafia Sat December 2, 2006 @ 1:00 AM
by SZ Posted Sun November 26, 2006 @ 2:22 AM

that no amount of money can buy class.

If memory serves me correctly, before the judge issued his gag order,
didn't I hear the name 'Dora' tossed out in one of the tabloids as the
accuser in the Duke LaCrosse team's difficulties? I'm sure her
'witness' is named Gloria, who now backed out of her original story.
Extortion attempt Part II? But this time against Chili's. :)

Dora, if this actually took place and had I been that manager, you and
your lovely family of imbiciles would have been tossed out on your
a$$es!

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by MelNino Posted Fri November 24, 2006 @ 10:44 PM

Hey, you kow what this reminds me of? (and sorry if someone beat me
to the punch)

Anyone seen the movie, "Waiting?" ;-)

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by Eric Vazquez Posted Fri November 24, 2006 @ 1:06 PM

It doesn't matter that you have a master degree or that your nephew
graduated from UNC that anyone should give you any better service than
they give everyone else.

What matter's is that your husband used a four letter word because he
couldn't rationalize that an establishment like Chili's does not do
breakfast food such as waffles and no, your son could not have
waffles. What are you teaching your children that you would behave in
such a unduly demanding and irrationally unintelligent way. Critical
thinking, which is often absent from the minds of many, would have
indicated that if this establishment does not do breakfast foods, and
if they say there is no batter and no waffle iron, its a safe bet to
say that if you really want a waffle - you're screwed.

Was the waitress not paying attention when you asked for an adult
menu? Maybe. Did you specify that you requested one specifically for
your son, who by the way at the age of 11 is "insulted" that he got a
children's menu? Get over it. You would have gotten the same type of
menus at nearly every other similar establishment.

With your master's degree you certainly are assumptive to think that
either Michael or Mona are high school drop-outs. What puts you on
top of the "edumacational" mountain? Michael came and personally took
your order to ensure you were getting served properly ... oh wait ...
you son did CHANGE HIS MIND ... if it were Mona, you would have had
the same service regardless wouldn't you?

To find Michael and Mona kissing, well that might be inappropriate
behavior ... but then ... you went looking for them ... they didn't
come looking for you.

Your UNC graduate nephew, yeah, I can see him standing in line at that
very same drink station when Michael isn't around .... can you?

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by Alley Posted Thu November 23, 2006 @ 10:39 AM

also.. i LOVE that the fact that you have a degree in Art History has
ANYTHING to do with all of this. Who cares where you have a degree
from. You seem like one of those snotty old ladies who if she doesnt
have her way.. its the highway.."no lie".. as you say. and as one of
the posts before mine says.. if your family is SO rich, hire a chef or
something. Why waste gas and money going to some "drop out" hang out?
i think you really need to think twice before you write a letter about
something as pathetic as that.

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by Kandice Posted Mon November 20, 2006 @ 4:20 PM

First, you go to a popular restaurant on a Friday night, at 7:30pm,
and think waiting 20 minutes is excessive? Right.

Then, your 11-YEAR-OLD was "offended" at getting a child's menu? I'm
not sure 11-year-olds are old enough to so pompous. And frankly, if
your husband was so smart, he wouldn't have needed the waitress to
point out that he could easily have shared his adult menu.

Also, if your husband is so sophisticated, then he would be gentleman
enough not to use a four-letter word in public and against someone
trying her best to deal with both of your personalities in a civilized
manner.

Once your child said the word "waffles," it was your place as a parent
to say "No, they don't have those here. Pick something from the menu"
instead of making such a ridiculous request of the restaurant.

Just because you have a degree from Duke doesn't give you any kind of
right to belittle another. In fact, your over the top demanding
attitude only makes *you* look like an uneducated, out of control
person.

I sincerely hope that your letter is met with the recipient's "delete"
button.

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Where's Dora? by littlyte Mon November 20, 2006 @ 8:04 PM


Where's Dora? by Jeffrey Tue November 21, 2006 @ 5:38 AM

I like it... by KateM Tue November 21, 2006 @ 12:38 AM

by soldiergirl Posted Mon November 20, 2006 @ 3:33 PM

First off, a person's education level has nothing to do with working
in the food industry. If your son wanted waffles you should have gone
to the waffle house. Secondly, that waitress was there to serve you,
not be your servant. I'm sure you know the different, with your
degree and all. Lastly, since your husband makes 3 times as much as
they do why don't you hire a cook. That way you can have whatever you
want, whenever you want it.

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by Christa King Posted Mon November 20, 2006 @ 2:58 AM

You are nasty people and if you want a waffle go to the Waffle
House. We don't give a crap about your education and your behavior
would provoke your server to spit in your food. Shame on you!!!

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by GreenEyedHawk Posted Mon November 20, 2006 @ 1:01 AM

Did anyone notice, she thinks that 20 minutes is an 'excessive' wait
time...but she was there at 7:30 pm on a Friday. That would be the
height of the dinner rush, on a FRIDAY no less. I would say that
given those circumstances, 20 minutes is pretty quick all things
considered.



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In Her Mind by Harleycat Mon November 20, 2006 @ 4:10 PM

by sandjenn Posted Sun November 19, 2006 @ 11:42 PM

This is bad news. Ok think about it: what message are you sending
your son here? He must be special/difficult just like his parents?
By your description, your husband has no issue with mistreatment of
others. Profanity was unacceptable. Why couldn't he simply hand the
menu across the table? Yes, they should have provided him one, but is
this really a major issue? Your son wanted waffles and they didn't
have them...well sorry to hear that but why are you mad? That's like
going to a sushi place for mexican food. It sounds to me like you
were looking for a problem to get free food.

What is most disturbing is your perspective on folks of lower
socioeconomic standing. Does it matter that you make more money than
she does? It just sounds like an abusive situation from the
start...this letter is suspicious.

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by sportygirl101 Posted Sun November 19, 2006 @ 8:37 PM

you have got to be kidding me!!!!! how long does it take you to pick
something off the menu!!!!!!! you couldve taken your adult menu and
handed it to your son but nooooooo, you were being selfish!!!! waffles
at chili's THEY DONT SERVE BREAKFAST so why the heck would you think
they would have the materials to make waffles!!!!!????? so what if
they're having an affair its called love and clearly you have alot to
learn

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by coralsands83 Posted Sun November 19, 2006 @ 7:43 PM

Dora.... you are your husband are boorish.

Grow up, for God's sake.

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by brian gammey Posted Fri November 17, 2006 @ 9:52 PM

People like you make this site useless, grow up.

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by Allen Fernatt Posted Fri November 17, 2006 @ 8:09 PM

LOL, good one. sounds like you need a job

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by MsFinance Posted Fri November 17, 2006 @ 6:15 PM

Are you kidding me? Why can't your son share a menu with your
husband? And why on earth would Chili's be expected to have waffles?
It is not Perkins...you do know the difference between Chili's and
Perkins considering you have a Master's Degree in Art History from
Duke? Maybe you need to be a little bit more reasonable...oh yeah,
sounds like both you and your son need to be taught some lessons in
"the world does not revolve around me..." Get a clue...or buy one
with your husbands tips...

Best wishes,
A Humble MBA

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by Chili\'s Rocks Posted Fri November 17, 2006 @ 6:14 PM

Ummmm. Are you crazy. You must be. It sounds to me that you husband is
the trash in this case. Cursing at a server, that's a great example
for your children. I bet your kids are real proud of thier mommy and
daddy, harassing restaurant employees! YOU ARE RIDICULOUS! I have two
college degrees, and do not think that makes me any better than anyone
else. How did you know that those Chili's employees aren't enrolled at
Duke themselves? By the looks of it, they would give anyone a college
degree.

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by stacebabe Posted Fri November 17, 2006 @ 5:50 PM

I'm not even sure how to respond to this, as there are so many things
wrong.

1. Your son is only 11. I, too, would assume he'd want a children's
menu.

2. It's CHILI's. Did you mistake the big jalepeno pepper on their
sign for a bottle of syrup? And because they don't serve waffles,
your husband felt he had valid reasons to use 4 letter words directed
at the waitress? (((I think the poster that said "Go order a steak at
Baskin Robbins" said it best))

3. The waitress had every right to walk away from your short-tempered
husband. No waitress should put up with swearing customers.
Especially when the reason is that a Mexican restaraunt doesn't serve
strawberry waffles.

4. Considering that waitresses make only about $3 an hour, 3 * 3 = 9.
Your husband making $9 is no great shakes, and doesn't make you any
higher up on the worldly totem pole.

5. Chili's should most certainly NOT refund you any money, and if
anything, they should refuse service to you the next time you go in.

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by Basil989 Posted Fri November 17, 2006 @ 12:06 PM

I guess others have stated this before, but yes, I will be the first
to actually offer. I am offering to buy this woman a ticket to
Ethiopia. Or rural China. Or anywhere in South America. Or how about
the town I live in in Arkansas. Ma'am- Then you will see what it is
like to NOT have the blessings you have in your life. You see what
happens when your distinguished husband uses a four letter word to a
waitress in MY neighborhood. Watch the cops come and get his
disgusting butt thrown out. Better yet come to our WAFFLE HOUSE and
ask for some fajitas. See what happens. "Marla, I think that b*tch is
high. She wants fajitas! this is a WAFFLE house!" Anyway, feel free to
contact me for those free plane tickets. But remember, I can only
afford one way.

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by Arlinda Robinson Posted Fri November 17, 2006 @ 11:21 AM

Please stay home and do not return the Chili's, a lot of your problems
could have been avoided. #1 Share your menu with your child (how is
anyone supposed to know or care for that matter how old your child
is), #2 Order what's on the menu!! Since when does Chili's have
waffles (are you kidding!!) Don't get mad, stay home and cook,
waiters and waitresses are not responsible for "creating' items for
you on the menu-again this is Chili's. Don't insult someone's
intelligence- think for a moment at what you are requesting (which was
unreasonable and moronic).

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by Craig Esteve Posted Fri November 17, 2006 @ 2:18 AM

If this Dora person really does have a Master's Degree, she should be
able to understand this simple phrase: 'Gimmie Gimmie...' Never Gets!

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by Sonnycat Posted Thu November 16, 2006 @ 6:53 PM

I couldn't even read this entire complaint. This "lady" is a rude
moron who shouldn't leave the safety of her own house.
First off who would think that Chili's serves waffles?
Go to Waffle House or some family friendly restaurant that has time to
change your diaper.
The Waitress probably gave your son a kids menu because he was acting
like a whiny little brat.
And who do you think you are to say a four letter word to a waitress?
I assure you that because your husband could not control himself that
the entire wait staff did something to your food. Don't you know that
the last people you want to piss off are waiters or waitresses?
Your husband may make more money than those poor people that had to
put up with you and you family, but you still ate their saliva, hair,
dirt from the ground...fecal matter...NEVER be rude to people serving
you food. Please feel free to email me sonnycat20@yahoo.com

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Sonycat you are wrong. The lady's right, it is the waitstaffs' duty to serve the customers no matter what they feel or think. It is United States law, get a lawyer, she/he'll tell you about public accomodations law. by Nancy Whitmore Thu November 16, 2006 @ 7:34 PM


What on earth are you talking about by CandyPickletoes Fri November 17, 2006 @ 4:36 AM


You Don't Know What You Are Talking About by Harleycat Fri November 17, 2006 @ 8:34 AM


Totally right! by snurli Tue November 21, 2006 @ 11:57 AM


You're either wrong or a liar. by RedheadWGlasses Fri November 17, 2006 @ 12:56 PM


Then again... by Jeffrey Fri November 17, 2006 @ 1:09 PM


Nancy W=uninformed by nick l Fri November 17, 2006 @ 3:33 PM

Oh Nancy... by Sonnycat Fri November 17, 2006 @ 4:29 PM


Where oh where is LadyMac when you need her? by MA Loper Mon November 20, 2006 @ 11:43 AM


I'm here by LadyMac Mon November 20, 2006 @ 2:36 PM

by didgeytrucker Posted Thu November 16, 2006 @ 3:02 PM

Now that some time has passed since I first read this I have several
new thoughts:
1) The title complains about kissing at Chili's but mainly complains
about items not on the menu and poor service.
2) WHO is in charge in this family - the 11 yr old or the parents?
3) The waitress anticipated the 11 yr old not finding anything on the
adult menu (which happened) and brought him a children's menu.
4) Was this your first time to take the children to Chili's?
5) Even with a Master's degree you thought Chili's would serve an
item not on the menu?
6) Earning three times as much as a waiter/waitress isn't anything to
brag about.
7) Maybe you nephew can explain to you why Chili's doesn't serve
waffles.
8) Maybe YOU should get a job as a waitress or hostess and see what
it's like to deal with customers like you.

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by didgeytrucker Posted Thu November 16, 2006 @ 2:04 PM

I guess you're going to go to Baskin Robbins next and order a steak.

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by Kristy Wexler Posted Wed November 15, 2006 @ 4:42 PM

You can't be serious! I cannot image a person with a Master's Degree
in anything would be so misinformed thinking that any restaurant's job
is to get your child what he wants and when. I'd be shocked that
someone of your son's age would even think that would be the case.

If waffles are not on the menu, what would make you think that was an
option, no matter how much your husband and his riches stomps his
foot. It is Chili's for g-d's sake, if you were so loaded, hire your
own chef at home so your self-absorbed family can eat whatever they
want whenever they want, then at least innocent strangers do not have
to hear your husband yelling profanities, since you'd be in the
privacy of your mansion, where you can look at all of your many
degrees on the wall and your flunky Nephew on your couch, whom if he
really wanted a job could easily get one.

You obviously have really low self esteem if you feel the need to talk
about your husband's money, your degrees and put down other's that
work hard for their money. How about you save your precious husband's
hard earned millions for a few sessions with a counselor, because
Maam, you need serious help. Get over yourself!

You are lucky you did not get a free kick in the you know what on the
way out, that's about the only free thing you deserve.

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by Cass Posted Wed November 15, 2006 @ 8:31 AM

There are some key things to notice here.

I used to have to send letters like that when I worked in C/S. The
company I worked for answered every complaint, regardless of whether
we felt the customer had a legitimate gripe or not. All about the
company's reputation. So if a customer was clearly in the wrong or
BS-ing we'd kiss a little heinie and throw them a gift card. That
usually made them go away. We used some of the same techniques in our
replies that Chili's used here. Examples:

"I personally want to apologize for any unpleasant experience you may
have had."

MAY have had. Not acknowledging that you DID have a bad experience. A
classic c/s trick.

"It is not the policy"

Translation: We don't do that, hon.

"it appears that your experience was not consistent with the standards
we have for our restaurants."

It APPEARS. In other words, you're sure making it SOUND like it.

"Should you not wish to return to a Chili's location, you are free to
use the card at any Brinker International location"

Translation: Do us a favor. Don't come back here.

"we will consider waffles should we find sufficient customer demand."

Translation: When the one millionth person carries on about waffles,
we'll add them to the menu.

So, enjoy your $25 gift card and pat yourself on the back for a job
well done. I think you have a fulfilling career in fiction writing
ahead of you.



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I LOVE this response!!!! (n/t) by tickytack Wed November 15, 2006 @ 8:32 AM


GREAT repsonse!! by Tina N Wed November 15, 2006 @ 10:26 AM

LOL, I can write them in my sleep now by Cass Thu November 16, 2006 @ 8:06 AM
by Abby Matoomi Posted Wed November 15, 2006 @ 1:21 AM

I am usually such an easygoing person, but you know what ! You have
really made me mad! First of all, you don't deserve your money back,
you definitely don't deserve free meals whenever you're in Durham,
your nephew's a grown boy he can get his own job, and your husband
should apologize to your server (I don't care what!) doesn't deserve
to be cussed out!

It is people like you that make this country the laughing stock of the
world. All I see in your letter is gimme gimme gimme, wanna wanna
wanna. Typical boorish behavior from supposed adults who have no
MANNERS, common sense or etiquette.

You want waffles, buy some eggo's.

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by vzjackl1 Posted Tue November 14, 2006 @ 6:49 PM

I NEVER say anything negative about people, BUT you Maam, really DO
take the cake!! No one should be treated rudely by any wait staff, BUT
you and your husband treated the staff at that restaurant EVERY BIT as
rude... if NOT MORE than they treated you!!!!! You and your husband
are teaching those kids of yours some WONDERFUL (please notice the
sarcasm) values, that it is all right to be rude, and to hate, and to
act like you are better than others!!! What a shame..... One last
thing... please if you go out in the rain..... be VERY careful!!!!!!
Your nose is so far up in the air, you may drown!!!!!

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Oh yeah..... by vzjackl1 Tue November 14, 2006 @ 6:51 PM


by Harleycat Posted Tue November 14, 2006 @ 1:42 PM

Dear Ms.Edwards:

I'm sorry you had a bad experience at one of our Durham, NC locations.
(BTW, thanks for specifying which one, now I have to reprimand two
managers). Please accept this $25 gift card for all those supposed
problems you had, blah, blah, blah.

On a personal note, I'm only sending you this letter and card because
my snot nosed MBA boss (I think he got it at Duke) said I had to. In
my opinion, you, your husband and your son should be sending a letter
of apology to Mona and Mike for causing them so much grief with your
letter. As far as I can see, the only one in your family with any
manners is your 8 yr old daughter and I don't hold out much hope for
her.

As far as your nephew goes, if he graduated in May and still can't
find a job, we don't want him at Chili's. However, my boss (that darn
MBA again) said we do have a few openings for dishwashers and busboys
if he'd like to apply. They do pay a bit more than your husband makes
so I hope this doesn't cause any dissention in your family.

Please feel free to use this gift card at any of our Brinker
International restuarants although I can suggest some ideas for a
really appropiate use for it.

Sincerely,

Jane Doe
Client Relations Specialist (who reports to that darn MBA)

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CLAP! CLAP! CLAP! by MA Loper Tue November 14, 2006 @ 4:40 PM


Harley... You just get better every day! n/t by Tina N Wed November 15, 2006 @ 10:28 AM


Sorry.. by Harleycat Wed November 15, 2006 @ 1:20 PM

by Firebrat Tracy Posted Tue November 14, 2006 @ 1:23 PM

I posted this downthread, but it bears repeating, and prominently:

There is a little thing called *Karma*.

If you believe in it, simply revel in the knowledge she will get hers,
in the long run.

If you don't believe in it, well, maybe you can find your way clear to
HOPE it exists, in Dora's case.

LOL

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by Chris Boswell Posted Tue November 14, 2006 @ 1:06 PM

You seriously questioned Chili's on why they don't have Waffles? You
are pathetic! People like you make it difficult for real complaints
to be heard.

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by Michael Vermont Posted Tue November 14, 2006 @ 11:29 AM

You are rude and nasty trash.


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by RedheadWGlasses Posted Mon November 13, 2006 @ 10:51 PM

Don't believe her story that Chili's contacted her. She made up one
letter, she can make up another.

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Unfortunately, I believe it by tickytack Tue November 14, 2006 @ 9:47 AM


I'd be more convinced if the number... by Tina N Tue November 14, 2006 @ 11:57 AM


I disagree by RedheadWGlasses Tue November 14, 2006 @ 12:52 PM


True, Red by tickytack Tue November 14, 2006 @ 1:01 PM

I absolutely agree Red. by Starlight22203 Tue November 14, 2006 @ 1:01 PM


Maybe.... by CrazyRedHead Tue November 14, 2006 @ 4:22 PM

actually...... by vzjackl1 Tue November 14, 2006 @ 6:42 PM


"NC" is always capitalized by RedheadWGlasses Tue November 14, 2006 @ 9:13 PM

That is one of the first things they drill into your head in elementary school! by Starlight22203 Tue November 14, 2006 @ 10:05 PM

Sadly.... by dawniedawn67 Tue November 14, 2006 @ 10:08 PM

by GryphonsKeeper Posted Mon November 13, 2006 @ 7:29 PM

*empty space*




















this is what you deserve. have a nice day!

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by Side of Hon Posted Mon November 13, 2006 @ 7:06 PM

All of you doubted me, but I received a response from the Chili's.


Ms. Edwards,

Thank you for contacting Chili's about your recent experience at one
of our Durham, NC locations. We take customer satisfaction seriously
and I personally want to apologize for any unpleasant experience you
may have had. It is not the policy of Brinker International, our
Chili's brand, or our individual restaurants to disrespect customers
or to provide for a dining experience such as the one you described.
Each of our managers is trained to resolve customer disputes and it
appears that your experience was not consistent with the standards we
have for our restaurants.

At this time, I am unable to provide you with a full refund, nor can I
provide unlimited meals at any of our locations. I am enclosing,
however, a $25 gift card as my way of thanking you for bringing this
matter to my attention. Should you not wish to return to a Chili's
location, you are free to use the card at any Brinker International
location, including Romano's Macaroni Grill, Maggiano's Little Italy,
or On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina.

I have forwarded your letter to the managers at our two locations in
Durham.

I am also sorry that we were unable to provide waffles as a menu
selection. Chili's is always looking for fresh menu choices and we
will consider waffles should we find sufficient customer demand.

Should your nephew be interested in employment at Chili's or another
Brinker International location, he can find information about
employment and search our current openings on at www.brinkerjobs.com
or by calling (972) 980-9917. We currently have several openings in
North Carolina and elsewhere.

If there is anything further I can do, you can contact me at (XXX)
XXX-XXXX.


Sincerely,
XXX XXXXXXX
Customer Service
Chili's Brand
Brinker International

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nothing to do with doubting you by franese Mon November 13, 2006 @ 7:30 PM


You know... by CandyPickletoes Mon November 13, 2006 @ 7:30 PM

You did not deserve this!!! by MommyG4 Mon November 13, 2006 @ 7:34 PM


I for one.... by prisoner6 Mon November 13, 2006 @ 10:41 PM


Bull! by RedheadWGlasses Mon November 13, 2006 @ 10:42 PM


No, Homer said it best. by vc Tue November 14, 2006 @ 10:18 AM


Tell you the truth... by Peanut's Mom Mon November 13, 2006 @ 10:45 PM


Peanut's Mom and prisoner6 by RedheadWGlasses Mon November 13, 2006 @ 11:07 PM


IT's NOT by natalie t Tue November 14, 2006 @ 7:48 AM


She wrote by tickytack Tue November 14, 2006 @ 10:00 AM


Yeah Right! by Harleycat Tue November 14, 2006 @ 10:41 AM


I think it's a "shut up" letter. by tickytack Tue November 14, 2006 @ 11:21 AM


Waffles by Harleycat Tue November 14, 2006 @ 11:11 AM


One word, people: KARMA by Firebrat Tracy Tue November 14, 2006 @ 1:18 PM


$25? Is that all? by Homie Erik Tue November 14, 2006 @ 5:02 PM


Well, remember, she's proud of that $6/hr job her hubby has. by Tina N Wed November 15, 2006 @ 12:35 PM


you got lucky that time... by Alley Wed November 22, 2006 @ 5:53 PM

Not Made Up by Christopher Matthews Fri December 29, 2006 @ 9:56 AM


Congrats, you got the bedbug letter... by Aimeyir Thu February 8, 2007 @ 5:01 PM

Lemme translate this for you by Jennifer H. Wed October 24, 2012 @ 1:35 AM

by Nay Posted Mon November 13, 2006 @ 3:55 PM

I'm still deciding if this letter is fake.

So you have a Master's degree? And that should entitle you to free
meals and bad commentaries.

newphew, nephew?

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by Alexandra Posted Sun November 12, 2006 @ 10:44 PM

Plus, I know some places children's menus are for 12 and under.

You don't really need to have one menu for each person. Everyone can
take turns.

Free meals every time you visit Durham? What's with the entitlement
schtick?

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You're Right! by Harleycat Mon November 13, 2006 @ 8:01 AM


If they expanded... by Tina N Mon November 13, 2006 @ 9:49 AM


But by Harleycat Mon November 13, 2006 @ 10:09 AM


Harley... I think dora has established for us... by Tina N Mon November 13, 2006 @ 10:20 AM


by Erin M. Posted Sun November 12, 2006 @ 7:36 PM

I feel like this letter should get some kind of award for amount of
comments/days in the #1 spot. Kind of like a hit record (and
sometimes crappy songs make big hits).


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Nope by CandyPickletoes Sun November 12, 2006 @ 8:19 PM


Ooops by CandyPickletoes Sun November 12, 2006 @ 8:21 PM


This one is better by CandyPickletoes Sun November 12, 2006 @ 8:24 PM

Hey! That's me! by Starlight22203 Mon November 13, 2006 @ 7:44 AM


by Tina N Mon November 13, 2006 @ 10:21 AM


Not sure what happened!! by Tina N Mon November 13, 2006 @ 10:23 AM


If I remember correctly by CandyPickletoes Mon November 13, 2006 @ 5:33 PM

My very first letter! by Starlight22203 Mon November 13, 2006 @ 10:21 PM


you're right by Erin M. Mon November 13, 2006 @ 11:46 AM

by CrazyRedHead Posted Sun November 12, 2006 @ 10:54 AM

I guess Chili's didn't give you the response that you wanted so you
had to write the same exact letter to the Red Robin corp. But why did
you have to change your name to Dora E.?

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Sorry, I forgot the link... by CrazyRedHead Sun November 12, 2006 @ 11:02 AM


That Jennifer J. must be psychic!! by Tina N Sun November 12, 2006 @ 2:11 PM


CrazyRedHead, YOU ROCK! by RedheadWGlasses Sun November 12, 2006 @ 11:32 AM


Shenanigans called again by Lia Sun November 12, 2006 @ 11:36 AM


Doh! by RedheadWGlasses Sun November 12, 2006 @ 11:38 AM

Helpful Information by PlanetFeedback's Mr. Helpful Sun November 12, 2006 @ 2:58 PM


Thank you... by CrazyRedHead Sun November 12, 2006 @ 3:51 PM


Spankings! by RedheadWGlasses Sun November 12, 2006 @ 6:06 PM


I have a spiked paddle... by CrazyRedHead Sun November 12, 2006 @ 7:57 PM


Heehee... by Tina N Sun November 12, 2006 @ 11:48 PM

by Alastor Posted Sun November 12, 2006 @ 5:36 AM

Oh my Oh my where to start? Ok Dora I get your complaint and in doing
so I would love to respond in the same tone. Hey so I have several
degrees that I spent a lot of time and money to acquire and since I
now make roughly $80K a year plus commission I feel superior to your
husband. Your husband isn't important enough to lick my Italian
shoes, he isn't even important enough to gawk at my Armani suit. Hell
if he wants a higher paying job he can come work for me as my go-for
boy and if he ever cursed back well then I would remind him that every
time he does so he risks apologizing to all my clientele for being the
low life filth that he is.

Your son wants a grown up menu? OK! Then he can file his own tax
returns because certainly he has his own income and you can't file him
as a dependant on you anymore. He can cook his own meals, he can
sleep with whoever he wants, hell he can even tell the police to
bugger off because he certainly doesn't need mommy's permission to do
those things right?

Excuse me while I glance back at my first paragraph then notice your
"master of arts" degree. Ok well since your so well versed in the
"art form" I want you to design my new interior for my exclusive
private condo, I want a renaissance type background with inlaid
medieval theme, and none of that foam sculpting mumbo jumbo, and
heaven help me if you forget to add in the rich details of royalty
into my master bedroom. And I want it all done in 1 week as I have to
host my annual clientele get to know you party. Can't do that? Well
here's a helpful tip....Shut up and decorate.

See I can act like a pompous jackass too; does it make me any better?
No. Does it make me feel superior? No. Does it make me feel good?
Hell yea, well at least to you anyways, in the end it comes down to
karma and you'll get yours in the end.

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by bedbugsmomma Posted Sun November 12, 2006 @ 2:55 AM

I am calling BS on this too.

And if for some stretch, the OP is being truthful, please, please,
PUHLEASE come on into my restaurant if you are ever in the St. Louis
area.

We will have a GRAND ole time together!

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by Daniela E Posted Sun November 12, 2006 @ 2:18 AM


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by vzjackl1 Posted Sat November 11, 2006 @ 11:26 AM

I really do not think it is unreasonable to understand that a
restaurant that is NOT open for breakfast would not have waffles!!!

I can understand your husband getting upset if they actually did serve
breakfast and they refused to let your son order waffles just because
it was not breakfast hours, but he has to be reasonable, they do not
serve breakfast, and are not open for breakfast, so why would they
have waffle batter and a waffle iron???

As for your husband treating the waitress so rude, and making comments
about her "hiding tips from the IRS", and your comment about him
making "three times what she does" Those were just ugly, rude, hate
filled comments, rather than being upset with the waitress perhaps you
should be upset with your own husband at speaking like that in front
of your children and HELPING them to learn such hateful behavior!!!!!!
What's next after teaching your kids to hate someone just because they
are different?? teaching them to steal? or kill??

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by Michael Vermont Posted Sat November 11, 2006 @ 7:51 AM

I hope this is a joke!

You are self-righteous, rude,nasty and your two kids are brats and
your husband is foul mouthed. You deserve everything you received.

I also wrote a letter to Chili's explaining what I just read and told
them if they gave you anything for this trip, I WOULD NEVER EAT THERE
IN MY LIFE.

Masters Degree in Art History? Might as well say Associates Degree in
Human Services. LOL.

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Gilmore Girls by prisoner6 Sat November 11, 2006 @ 11:42 AM

by Waitress4916 Posted Sat November 11, 2006 @ 1:54 AM

LOL, I hope this is a joke to exaggerate the trials and tribulations
of being a waitress. Otherwise, I laugh at you and hope you choke the
next time you eat out.

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by mbe1974 Posted Sat November 11, 2006 @ 12:40 AM

I am deeply disturbed that this woman resides on the same planet as we
do.

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Kissing at the Chili's by jwrh Mon January 1, 2007 @ 8:07 PM


by MA Loper Posted Fri November 10, 2006 @ 9:43 PM

Just doing a general calculation of Dora's bill, there is NO WAY a
burger ($8), salad ($8), kid's chicken fingers ($6) and fajitas ($15
and that's assuming steak or shrimp) could POSSIBLY add up to $75 at
Chilli's. Unless Dora and her hubby rounded out the rest of their
meals with half the bar (which would certainly explain their ignorant
behavior) the fact that she "lost" the receipt is terribly suspect.

Secondly, her 11 year old threw a fit because they gave him a kids
menu (since 11 is SOOOOOO grown up) and then asked for waffles with
strawberries? WTF????

You insult everyone around, you can't spell to save your life and
you're about to take conclusion jumping to olympic levels with your
ridiculous assumptions.

I have to tell you, Dora, this was my comedy for the day. I actually
called my husband at work to read him this. It was hours ago and he's
STILL laughing at you.

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by Donkey Kong Posted Fri November 10, 2006 @ 6:41 PM

You want free meals? Always? Are you crazy or did you study Cheapy the
Cheapskate.

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by LaRain Paul Posted Fri November 10, 2006 @ 5:51 PM

I hope this lady received nothing for her complaint, because she
doesn't deserve anything. I think the line her husband used about how
"it was her job to shut up and serve them" is ignorant and SOOO rude.
I waited tables for a long time before becoming a nurse and if one of
my customers was that rude and said that to me.....I could care less
for their tip money, I surely wouldn't want it (they seem to need it
more anyways since they are begging for free food) and they could
serve themselves the darn food or go elsewhere! .

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by Andrew Lenahan Posted Fri November 10, 2006 @ 5:35 PM

This has got to be a fake letter, nobody in the real world is as vile
as "Dora" claims to be. Complaining about the kissing and especially
the closing lines: "Give my nephew, who made the dean's list 2 times a
job." give it away. I don't believe anybody could have written this
with a straight face.

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Don't Forget by Harleycat Sat November 11, 2006 @ 9:12 AM


Is that possible? by Andrew Lenahan Sat November 11, 2006 @ 11:04 AM

You've obviously never waitressed by dawniedawn67 Sat November 11, 2006 @ 1:26 PM
by Richard S. Posted Fri November 10, 2006 @ 1:46 PM

Your letter makes me want to go to McDonald's and ask for a steak with
a baked potato. McDonald's has meat and potatoes so based on your
theory I should be able to get my steak and baked potato.

Restaurants have menus for a reason. They do not have a chef in the
kitchen that is there just for you and your family.



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Wow - is that all it makes you want to do? by tickytack Fri November 10, 2006 @ 2:54 PM


That gave me an idea! by nick l Fri November 10, 2006 @ 8:28 PM

by Laverne Posted Fri November 10, 2006 @ 12:26 PM

This complaint is absurd, and you as well as your husband are
extremely rude!!!
Oh wow, your husband makes 3 times as much as a waitress. Let's see,
they make about 2.50 an hour so that means your husband makes
$7.50...WHOA!! BIG MONEY!!!
Also, Waffles at Chili's???? HELLO...THEY SERVE LUNCH & DINNER!!
You really need to get a life!!!!

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But didn't you see? by tickytack Fri November 10, 2006 @ 1:25 PM


Menu by P-Chan Fri November 10, 2006 @ 1:45 PM


LOL! by tickytack Fri November 10, 2006 @ 1:50 PM


And. . . by MA Loper Mon November 13, 2006 @ 8:04 PM

Don't forget by dawniedawn67 Fri November 10, 2006 @ 1:52 PM

$7.50 an hour by Prefect Zachary Fri November 10, 2006 @ 1:31 PM

Zach sweetie... by Starlight22203 Sat November 11, 2006 @ 11:07 AM


Shouldn't assume by tickytack Mon November 13, 2006 @ 10:23 AM

I don't mean to imply that... by Starlight22203 Mon November 13, 2006 @ 12:10 PM

Also by Starlight22203 Mon November 13, 2006 @ 12:55 PM


by Homie Erik Posted Fri November 10, 2006 @ 10:29 AM

Hello, my name is Erik and I'd like to write a reply to your
troll-bait letter.

A Master's Degree in Art History, huh? Wow. Say, I just sneezed into
this handkerchief of mine. You want to trade my hanky for your degree?
They're both worth about the same.

And your husband makes three times as much as a waitress? Boy, that
must be about what - eight, nine dollars an hour? No wonder you're
begging for free food. I'm surprised you weren't trying to eat out of
the garbage can.

I will spot you one thing, though. If your nephew's biggest claim to
fame is that he made the Dean's List at UNC twice, then working at
Chili's is just about all he's qualified for. So good luck to him in
his future endeavors. God knows he's going to need it.

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Erik... by Tina N Fri November 10, 2006 @ 10:39 AM


"No wonder you're begging for free food" by tickytack Fri November 10, 2006 @ 1:30 PM

by d K Posted Fri November 10, 2006 @ 8:52 AM

GET OVER YOURSELF!

"He makes at least three times what she makes, I'm sure. " Most wait
staff make about $2 plus tips. So I am happy that you husband has a
$6 an hour job.

Second Chili's and any other resteraunt can not be expected to server
every type of food that someone may want. I would suspect that
someone who eats out 3 to 4 times a week would know this. I would
also expect you to know your son wouldn't find anything he liked at
Chilis.

20 minutes is an excessive wait...then stay home and cook. I would
assume that as smart as you and your husband are, you can figure out
how to cook.

Finally, if I were the manager after you cursed at and told my
waitress to "shut up" you would have been escorted out of the
restaurant immediately.

The people in this story I feel truly sorry for are the kids. They
are going to think this is the correct way to treat people....

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by Bri Posted Fri November 10, 2006 @ 2:25 AM

Chili's does not serve waffles madam, you should have gone to IHOP.

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by SandyPeabody Posted Fri November 10, 2006 @ 1:29 AM

you have an attitude problem peopl like you need to order all there
food from the drive thru you cant seem to deal iwth people like normal
human beings

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by tina haag Posted Fri November 10, 2006 @ 1:09 AM

honestly if your family makes so much money with your wonderful
degrees, the $75 should be pocket change for you. who the hell thinks
that chilis serves waffles...with strawberries? anyone should know
they don't. your husband had no right to say anything of that kind to
your waitress. don't assume that people hide money from the IRS. high
school kids need to start somewhere like you did. if you have no proof
of your visit i would not give you a refund because for all i know
this story could be a bunch of crap, i know many people that try to
scam off food for free, but most of them are people that are cheap and
have less money...you should be ashamed of yourselves.

if your nephew is so wonderful he should be able to get a much better
job...don't expect one bad experience that was your fault in the first
place to grant your every fucking wish.

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No!! Remember her husband makes "3 times" by Tina N Fri November 10, 2006 @ 7:59 AM
by Leanna Ortman Posted Thu November 9, 2006 @ 8:47 PM

You are an absurd jerk. Chili's should not have waffles, Chili's
serves DINNER. No one cares how long you went to school or how much
your husband makes (and since you are so smart you should know that
Chili's serves DINNER). No one cares that your nephew made the deans
list, and if he did he shouldn't need to work at Chili's. Maybe he
lacks social skills like you.
You are pathetic if you can't get through a meal at Chili's without
swearing at your waitress. You are pathetic if you think you
shouldn't have to wait 20 minutes on a FRIDAY night for a table. You
should not receive free meals, you should be banned from all Chili's
restaurants. I know its sad that you most likely never get kissed
anymore, but some people still do, get over it. Get a life.

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hmm... by Alley Thu November 9, 2006 @ 9:40 PM

by koz Posted Thu November 9, 2006 @ 8:26 PM

Donkey: We can stay up late, watch Scary Movies, and in the morning,
I'm making waffles!

"A waffle is like a pancake with a syrup trap."

I have always loved Waffle House. It's been like an oasis in the
desert many times late at night after one of my concerts.
Trace Adkins

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by P-Chan Posted Thu November 9, 2006 @ 7:35 PM

Having a Master's Degree in Art History may make you the room's
formost authority on the History of Polka-Dots, but apparently does
not make you knowledgeable about waffles or the appliances used to
make them.

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History of polka dots! by tickytack Fri November 10, 2006 @ 9:19 AM
by MommyG4 Posted Thu November 9, 2006 @ 7:09 PM

Dora, you seriously need to buy a vowel and get a clue. You have no
right to call someone a high school dropout when they work at Chili's.
If you were once a waitress, I suppose YOU dropped out of highschool
too and then you got your GED, right?

So your husband makes 3X what your waitress makes. I believe if that
is the case you should have waffle batter and a waffle iron at home.
I, too, was a waitress while in highschool and I knew what we had in
the kitchen and what we didn't. I guess the waitress knew just a
little more than your educated brain did when she told you they did
not have batter or a waffle iron.

I hope that Michael and Monica do take the advice of another commentor
and sue you for slander.

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by thinkingitthrough Posted Thu November 9, 2006 @ 3:37 PM

Dora....there are so many things wrong with you attitude that I do not
know where to start. Seeing as how you have a Master's in Art
History, I am sure that you will be able to properly decipher my
comments:

1) Chili's is not IHOP and I would bet my bottom dollar that they DO
NOT have waffle batter nor waffle irons....ergo, they cannot make
waffles. I am uncertain if they even have a breakfast menu at all.
2) If your 11 year old is such an adult that he is offended by a
children's menu, then he is certainly mature enough to order SOMETHING
ON THE MENU.
3) I find it hard to believe that you and your husband had an issue
with your son sharing your husband's menu, especially when, as you
point out, he was finished with it. You certainly are not teaching
your children any values by refusing to share, treating waitstaff like
dirt and using foul language when you do not get your way. This
certainly calls into question your high level of education, as well as
your parenting skills.
4) I sometimes work as a server at a restaurant to pick up extra money
here and there. I, much like you, am well educated and this has no
bearing whatsoever on my job, nor do I specualte about the education
level of those I work with, or serve in the restauarant. Your
comments regarding the education level of the waitstaff at Chili's are
elitist, rude and condescending.
5) Your comments regarding hiding tips are borderline
slanderous/libelous, and you should never assume that such a thing
about someone and then say (or write) it.
6) You seem to take great pleasure in pointing out that you believe
that your husband makes 3x the salary of the waitstaff at Chili's.
One's occupation, education level and/or salary have no bearing on
their status as a person nor their character and I would like to point
out that despite your alleged income and education, your character
seems rather questionable. Money and education do not buy class, and
that is something you are sorely lacking.

Dora, do us all a favor and stay home the next time you think about
eating out. Use some of your husband's income and buy a waffle iron.



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Excellent post!! n/t by JenMo Thu November 9, 2006 @ 4:01 PM

maybe this couple needs their children taken away by Mr. Mafia Thu November 9, 2006 @ 5:01 PM


I think the kids just need... by Tina N Thu November 9, 2006 @ 8:41 PM

by natalie t Posted Thu November 9, 2006 @ 2:10 PM

Anyone know where I can find a Good waffle with strawberries?? I've
looked all around and apparently THE olive garden and THE hooters does
not make them. That's odd huh??

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Definitely Not Chili's! by Harleycat Thu November 9, 2006 @ 2:46 PM


THE Applebees? by tickytack Thu November 9, 2006 @ 3:36 PM


I know!! by Wolf Thu November 9, 2006 @ 3:47 PM


The IHOP or The Denny's. by mary jo Thu November 9, 2006 @ 4:34 PM


DId you try Macaroni Grill? TGIF? Kincaid's Steak House? by RedheadWGlasses Thu November 9, 2006 @ 5:31 PM

We don't have them at THE TGIF!!! by JuliePie Thu November 9, 2006 @ 6:54 PM


Have you tried by littlyte Thu November 9, 2006 @ 7:08 PM


Red Lobster by tickytack Fri November 10, 2006 @ 1:38 PM

by Poor Victim Amanda Posted Thu November 9, 2006 @ 1:59 PM

Dora,
Please just answer this. If only a tiny part of your complaint was the
kissing, why was it your title? Also, Why did you call it "the
Chili's" ? I know here we just call it Chili's, so I wasn't sure if
wherever you lived called it "the Chili's"

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Although I must admit by Poor Victim Amanda Thu November 9, 2006 @ 2:06 PM


Reminded me of Ivana Trump...."The Donald", "The Europe" "The Divorce" etc..... N/T by Gino Version 1.2 Fri November 10, 2006 @ 9:20 PM


by Wolf Posted Thu November 9, 2006 @ 1:42 PM

You say in your letter and your responses, that the waiters/waitress
don't claim their tips for Taxes. You hope Chili's will look into
this. Two things,
1) Chili's is NOT responsible for what people do or don't claim on
there Taxes. No employer is. They take out the deductions they are
required to by Law and leave it at that.
2) (And this is going to sound a lot ruder than I mean for it to,
sorry) Have you ever REALLY looked, I mean read EVERY line, at a Tax
form? Technically, everyone is supposed to claim EVERY gift they get.
That includes Christmas, Birthday, Anniversary, whatever. So if you
don't claim, (and I don't know anyone who does) everything you get on
your Taxes, you are also cheating the Government. You say you donated
money to Republican causes over the years, ok, I guess good for you.
But did you do it for the Tax write-off? Or because you believe in
the causes?

If any of the waiters/waitress see this, they can (and I think SHOULD)
sue you for Slander. (actually, I think this is Libel. One is
written, one is spoken, I get messed on which is which!) Making
claims like you did is a VERY serious matter and you should think
twice about making them.

Last thing, Sorry about all the capital letters, I know how it drives
a lot of you (and me) nuts, but I felt I needed to write it this way.
Also, sorry about all the parentheses. (I think that is the right word
and spelling!)

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by Matt Jones Posted Thu November 9, 2006 @ 1:37 PM

Reminds me of the time I swore at an IHOP employee for not having
Lobster. Bastards.

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by friendofjimmyk Posted Thu November 9, 2006 @ 1:11 PM

Oh dear lord this has to be fake! You asked for waffles at CHILI's are
you smoking crack? I worked at Chili's and they don't even serve
breakfast and waffles take a waffle iron, batter, syrup, etc, etc...

This can't be real. Then you insult the server? Who cares how much
your husband makes...servers bust their rumps to put up with
ungrateful ass clowns like you and your family.

Why should she have gone and gotten an adult menu when there was one
right at the table? Why couldn't your husband share? Do you not teach
your children these values?

Do you realize that servers, in most states, make $2.13/hour plus
tips. Your nephew will get that wage no matter what his degree is. And
you deserve special treatment because you have a degree? But you act
like a damn fool in public and insult those you feel are lower than
you - who serve you food nonetheless?

This has to be fake! Humanity cannot be getting this bad!

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by pepper Posted Thu November 9, 2006 @ 12:34 PM

I really hope that this is a fake letter.

Otherwise, I think that Chili's should and probably will ignore this
letter. It is not written very professionally or with any tact.

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by MA Loper Posted Thu November 9, 2006 @ 11:58 AM

OMG Dora,

I don't know if I am more shocked at the fact that you had the
audacity to write this letter or worse still that you actually came
back and responded the way you did to the commenters!

Firstly, if you and your husband are so educated and gainfully
employed, then why do you feel that anyone should "ignore" your
husband's obvious display of ignorance and disrespect by cursing at
the waitress?

No one deserves to be sworn at, no matter what station they're at in
life. I would expect that people as allegedly "educated" as you and
your spouse would recognize that and behave appropriately. And he was
throwing a tantrum over waffles for crying out loud! Who cusses at a
waitress over waffles?

Secondly, you basically talk down to and about anyone who isn't you.
You talk down about the waitress, the "frat boys" the "rednecks" and
the "truckers." I'm sorry, but are you some high and mighty
descendant of the Queen of England sent here to the lowly Americas to
sit in judgement of all of us "commoners?" Get over yourself
already.

Thirdly, and I don't usually stoop this low, but your entire letter
irked me this much, either you are a complete moron or your son is a
moron to think you could go to a theme (Southwestern/American cuisine)
restaurant like Chilli's, demand to get waffles for dinner and then
seriously expect to get it.

They don't have to have waffles for your high maintenance child! You
want waffles? Go to IHOP!

As I said, your letter seriously irked me, from the way you admittedly
behaving so badly yet expected the waitress to put up your antics with
no complaints, to the ludicrous demands you made. And just what does
your nephew and HIS degrees have to do with the time of day in
China???

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OK, here we are on the SAME page by Daniela E Sun November 12, 2006 @ 3:59 AM

by Casmly Posted Thu November 9, 2006 @ 9:38 AM

After reading this letter all I can say is, OH BROTHER!!!

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We're all the same, I believe by Side of Hon Thu November 9, 2006 @ 6:51 AM


I hope... by Tina N Thu November 9, 2006 @ 7:46 AM


Brain Freeze Without Benefit Of Slurpie... by Quasi_Mondo Thu November 9, 2006 @ 7:58 AM

I'm with you QuasiMondo by Cass Thu November 9, 2006 @ 8:27 AM

Unfortunately by JuliePie Thu November 9, 2006 @ 8:11 AM


Ruined Meal? by Harleycat Thu November 9, 2006 @ 8:17 AM


Chilis will do nothing but laugh by tickytack Thu November 9, 2006 @ 8:22 AM


You're still over-generalizing by Sava Thu November 9, 2006 @ 8:43 AM

by Poor Victim Amanda Posted Thu November 9, 2006 @ 12:04 PM

not pancakes...and they didnt havea waffle iron...wouldnt work any way
you look at it

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by Sava Posted Thu November 9, 2006 @ 1:16 PM

She stated in this response that since they didn't have the equipment
to make the waffles, Chili's should have at least tried to offer
pancakes as a substitute, since Chili's must have flour, eggs, etc.
with which to whip up a batch. It's an ignorant and pompous demand no
matter how you look at it though.

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oh i had no objections by Poor Victim Amanda Thu November 9, 2006 @ 1:49 PM


Hey lady... by vc Thu November 9, 2006 @ 9:18 AM

i believe you are wrong again... by penelope Thu November 9, 2006 @ 11:24 AM


awwww by Poor Victim Amanda Thu November 9, 2006 @ 12:05 PM


I think by Poor Victim Amanda Thu November 9, 2006 @ 12:00 PM


I'm going to run over to Subway... by tickytack Thu November 9, 2006 @ 3:37 PM


Ticky! Bwaaaahhhhh! by Firebrat Tracy Thu November 9, 2006 @ 3:49 PM


See, that's my MO! by tickytack Fri November 10, 2006 @ 8:26 AM


Step by step through your response. by mary jo Thu November 9, 2006 @ 4:29 PM


No Dora, We're NOT all the same. by Gino Version 1.2 Fri November 10, 2006 @ 2:09 PM


As I was asked, "who did you used to be.." by Nobody Special Sun November 12, 2006 @ 9:23 AM


::shakes my head:: by Alley Fri November 17, 2006 @ 6:07 PM
by Mike Holly Posted Wed November 8, 2006 @ 9:16 PM

If a waitress was kissing her co-worker instead of bringing me and my
family our food or drinks, I'll call her the b word, throw cold water
in her face, and tell the manager.

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Basketball? Booger? Bananahammock? by RedheadWGlasses Wed November 8, 2006 @ 10:01 PM


Sure you would, Mike. by Homie Erik Wed November 8, 2006 @ 10:53 PM

remember this is Mike you are talking about. by Mr. Mafia Wed November 8, 2006 @ 11:35 PM

Thank you, Mike by Side of Hon Thu November 9, 2006 @ 7:16 AM


we dont pay attention to mike by Poor Victim Amanda Thu November 9, 2006 @ 1:50 PM


Congratulations. by Homie Erik Fri November 10, 2006 @ 9:59 AM

yeah right by penelope Thu November 9, 2006 @ 11:28 AM

by eydie Posted Wed November 8, 2006 @ 7:00 PM

First, no one cares about your degree and they obviously didn't teach
you grammar because i found several mistakes in your letter. Possibly
you didn't pay attention because you were out judging the education of
restaurant employees. How dare you, by the way, waitressess are just
like everyone else. There are dumb ones and smart ones. I was a
waitress for 22 years and i assure you dumb does not describe me.
Never assume. Secondly, there is never a reason to use profanity.
Ever.

I can sympathize with your son, but not you and not your unsavory
husband. And precisely how do you suppose they are going to make a
waffle if they don't have a waffle iron? The restaurant i worked at
didn't have waffles either. Restaurants have a menu and you can order
anything on it but you can't just go making up the menu for yourself.
Also with restaurants that have specific times for breakfast, the
breakfast stuff is put away, sometimes even locked up. They can't
change their policy just because of spectactular you.

No one owes you anything.

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by JuliePie Posted Wed November 8, 2006 @ 5:32 PM

I just had a hysterical flashback of an old South Park
episode...Cartman eating over Kenny's house...

"And what sort of side dishes will we be enjoying with our frozen
waffles tonight?"


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I love it! by tickytack Wed November 8, 2006 @ 6:54 PM

I think I saw tthat one. by Mr. Mafia Wed November 8, 2006 @ 6:59 PM


That's the one! by tickytack Thu November 9, 2006 @ 8:26 AM


It was.. by Wolf Thu November 9, 2006 @ 9:39 AM


Ahhhh - that's RIGHT! by tickytack Thu November 9, 2006 @ 12:44 PM
by Buddy Posted Wed November 8, 2006 @ 5:00 PM

Fake letter, no doubt about it. Any manager in his or her right mind
would throw someone out the minute they used profanity with the help.

Sounds to me like the only high school dropouts here are Dora & her
husband.

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by *Brenda* Posted Wed November 8, 2006 @ 4:23 PM

So, I went to Friendly's today and I ordered filet mignon. They didn't
have it! THE HORROR! They didn't even offer to get it for me. I just
couldn't believe it. Filet mignon would make people happy.

Next time I think that these idiot high school dropouts should go to
the closest Giant and get me a steak dammit!


Do you see how STUPID it sounds NOW DORA?!?

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by LibbyA Posted Wed November 8, 2006 @ 4:22 PM

As Ticky would say....

SHENANIGANS!

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OOOPS! by LibbyA Wed November 8, 2006 @ 4:32 PM

by nick l Posted Wed November 8, 2006 @ 3:32 PM

"
Give me money back. Give me free meals in Durham. Fire these high
school dropouts. Give my nephew, who made the dean's list 2 times a
job. Pay him what he's worth."

Yeah, I'm sure Chili's will get right on that. I'm sure they'll bend
over backwards for a guy who curses out the waitresses when they can't
serve him his waffles and cops an attitude with them.




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pay him for what he's worth by Prefect Zachary Wed November 8, 2006 @ 5:07 PM

by RebeccaBee Posted Wed November 8, 2006 @ 3:20 PM

That is hysterical. I just want to clarify:

Were you angry because Michael somehow messed up your order, or just
jealous that he was kissing Monica and not you or perhaps your nephew?
From the way your letter reads, it does seem like that is a problem
for you.

Also, the tone of your letter indicates that you're angry because two
"high school dropouts" (your words, since I've known people who were
attending college who waited tables) managed to alienate your family
with your help.

Information about your income and education level are irrelevant, and
only make you seem like you're desperate from approval. I'm just not
sure if the approval you seek is from Chili's, Michael, or the
commenters here at PFB.

That all being said, I'm guessing this is your first "I have a problem
with your facility" letter you've written, since your request doesn't
make reasonable sense.
Either a.) You expect Chili's to pick up the tab for all meals eaten
in Durham (which makes no sense) because you have a master's degree.
-or-
b.) You expect to dine free at Chili's whenever you're in Durham, even
though they don't have waffles and Michael and Monica work there and
kiss at the bar. (Which still makes no sense, since your kid may have
to do without his beloved waffles)

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by Aych Posted Wed November 8, 2006 @ 2:48 PM

I can't even tell you have a Master's from the way this letter is
written. What does education and what these people make in comparison
to you and your simple husband have to do with anything? You should
have shared a menu with your son and if your kid wanted a waffle you
should have gone to a restaurant that serves breakfast. You are
expecting too much, you seem crazy, and I hope this is a joke.

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by Prefect Zachary Posted Wed November 8, 2006 @ 2:42 PM

Seriously your husband and you sound like rich snobs.

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Not even by `~`Leanne`~` Thu November 9, 2006 @ 10:14 AM
by Mich1302 Posted Wed November 8, 2006 @ 2:20 PM

what a loser

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by franese Posted Wed November 8, 2006 @ 1:27 PM

I just have to comment - even though I think this letter is fake . .
.

You have some sense of entitlement . . .so your son wanted waffles and
the restaurant doesn't serve them and your husband used a 4-letter
word. That waitress should have walked away and told the manager -
she should not have continued to serve you.

And if you're so educated why do you start the letter with "I'd like
to write a letter to Chilis" - Duh - you are writing a letter to
Chilis, or do you not understand how PlanetFeedback work? And your
smart nephew wants to be a waiter - maybe he's not so smart since he
can't get a job on his own and wants his aunt to do get one for him.

I know by responding to this, I'm keeping this letter in the top 20,
but everything about this letter is offensive.

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by Quasi_Mondo Posted Wed November 8, 2006 @ 12:58 PM

"Pay him what he's worth."

How about we pay him what this letter is worth?

I hope, hope, HOPE that this is a fake letter, but considering people
these days, you just never know.

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Who the heck by tickytack Wed November 8, 2006 @ 1:27 PM


I guess someone... by Vidray2K6 Wed November 8, 2006 @ 1:37 PM


Agreed. by Quasi_Mondo Wed November 8, 2006 @ 1:50 PM


Some people don't understand... by Jeffrey Wed November 8, 2006 @ 1:59 PM
by robinbird Posted Wed November 8, 2006 @ 12:35 PM

Fake letter, totally.

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by Michele Kemper Posted Wed November 8, 2006 @ 12:25 PM

I never make comments to these letters although I am a big reader of
them. But I had to comment on this letter.

You are a real piece of work, Dora. Apparently, you and your family
believe you are above everyone else due to money and/or education
level. I saw your post in the comments section and you just added more
evidence to the heaping pile that was already steaming.

I come from a working family and was one of the first in my family to
get a college education. I worked fast food throughout most of my
undergrad days. I am now a professional with a master's degree in
project management.

Does that make me better than anyone else??? NO!!! My background makes
me appreciate the hard work that others do in a day's work.

1. Waiting 20 minutes on a Friday night at a popular restaurant...you
were lucky to not have to wait two hours!!!

2. Your 11 year old was offended to get a kid's menu and the waitress
didn't answer your summons to cater to your child's fragile ego.
Apparently, a capital offense. Yes, the waitress should have brought
the menu when you requested it, but the level of your reaction is way
out of line.

3. Your restaurant experience must not have extended back into the
kitchen. A restaurant only stocks the equipment that it takes to make
the items on its menu and many of the chain restaurants get menu items
pre-packaged. Few raw ingredients in the cabinet. To think a
lunch/dinner restaurant with no breakfast items on its menu would not
have a handy waffle iron and batter ingredients ready just in case
your 11 year old wanted a waffle...shock and horror!!!

Your husband was completely out of line for cursing at the waitress
and the waitress was actually justified in leaving your table in the
face of belligerence. She actually should have had the manager come
over and address your boor of a husband.

4. The waitress was not justified in saying anything about the
reprimand to you. Actually, I would fault the manager for sending her
back to your table. It would have been better to send in another
server to deal with the situation.

However, your husband's comment to "shut up and serve us" was WAY out
of line again. Problems with wait staff does not justify crude
behavior. He should have spoken to the manager again.

5. Now to the holier-than-thou attitude you and your family seem to
embrace. Neither education nor salary justifies treating others the
way your family did this waitress. Cursing and crude behavior actually
shows what class you belong to.

And trying to justify your existence with claims of a superior
education and a higher salary will not make a company like Chili's
jump to kiss your tukus.

6. As for the kiss in a public area of the restaurant, I would mark
that as a problem for corporate Chili's to be aware of. And a
justified complaint given that such behavior is generally discouraged
among employees of any company.

7. As for your demands, you have got to be kidding me!!!

You had no complaints about the quality of food, just about the
quality of service. So a full refund of your ticket is a bit out of
line. A discount on a meal might be justified, but not a complete comp
of the ticket. Especially when you cannot even produce a receipt.

You want free meals whenever you are in Durham. Basically an open
ended free pass to meals whenever you grace the city with your
presence? ROFLMAO!!!

You want two people fired because you were offended?? You were
praising the manager in one sentance and then demand he be fired for
kissing the waitress. Sorry, I don't know of any company that would
fire people just because they got a letter of complaint about bad
service.

You want your nephew to be given a job and for him to be paid what he
is worth. If he is anything like you, the standard pay of $2.13
without tips might be more than he is worth.

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Good Job! by SiouxFan Wed November 8, 2006 @ 12:35 PM


Nooooo! Please! by tickytack Wed November 8, 2006 @ 1:40 PM

by snurli Posted Wed November 8, 2006 @ 12:25 PM

This has to be a fake letter. No lie.

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by CrazyRedHead Posted Wed November 8, 2006 @ 12:05 PM

I really hope that this letter is fake cause I would have thrown you
out of the restaurant and banned you from ever coming back. As far as
I know, Chili's is not a breakfast restaurant, so what was the server
supposed to do, wiggle her nose and make a waffle appear. You are
even more offensive than this letter.

I used to be a server and I am surprised that she didn't refuse to
serve you altogether.

To say that your husband makes three times what she makes is not
saying anything. I'm surprised that he could afford to take his
entire family out on a minimum (or maybe a little more) wage salary.

And to call then high school dropouts because they work in a
restaurant is uncalled for. I have known some very smart college kids
who work in restaurant. And also the barb about her hiding her tips
from the IRS, she could sue you for slander.

It is true, it was all your fault. You, your husband and your kid. I
have kids and they have better manners than you and they know how to
behave in public. I can see where your son gets it from.

If I continue, I am going to say something that I shouldn't. I don't
try to be rude here, but this letter is pushing it.

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LOL! I was thinking the same thing. by Vidray2K6 Wed November 8, 2006 @ 1:14 PM


by Nayda Badillo Posted Wed November 8, 2006 @ 11:09 AM

If I were you, I'd get my money back for that "education" of
yours..and then invest it into Charm School classes!

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by Wolf Posted Wed November 8, 2006 @ 10:54 AM

First of all, Money and Education does not equal intelligence. I
could not afford to go to college (even community college was too
much), and didn't do all that well in school. School bored me. BUT,
I am what most (I hope!) would consider "Smart". I watch/read the
News (CNN and Fox News mostly), I study Criminology and
Archeology/Egyptology for FUN! And yes, I understand what I read.
My husband has a BS in Marketing, but works a $13/hour production job.
He reads Einstein's Theories for fun! And yes, he understands it!
So, by saying the Waitress is a High School drop-out could be
considered Slander. If she sees this, she could sue. But I think she
is a bigger person than that.

Second, Your 11 year old was given a Children's Menu. GET OVER IT! If
you get upset at that, I should get upset that when my husband and I
go to a restaurant and ask for a high chair for our 9 month old, they
also give us a Children's Menu. Granted, my son looks older than he
is, I can see how that mistake is made. I just CALMLY and POLITELY
tell the Waiter/Waitress "Oh, he's only 9 months, he's not up for
bigger food yet. But thank you!" Or if I don't see the Menu until
they leave, I colour it myself! My son likes to reach over and grab
my menu out of my hand. I just tell him, "Hey! That's not for you!"
(with a smile!) Give him something else to play with and look at it.
When I am done with it, I let him look at it, that is if it is not one
he could accidentally rip! So I guess I am a bigger person than your
husband. I know how to SHARE!

Third, waffles at Chili's? HUH? I have been there a few times and
have NEVER seen breakfast items on the menu. All you have to say to
your son is, "Son, they don't serve waffles here, can you please pick
something else?" Which sounds like he did. If he still made a fuss,
try a compromise, "Son, how about you pick something on the menu, here
is my adult menu if you want to look at it. And if you pick something
on either menu, we can go out for waffles one morning this weekend."
There problem solved.

And Lastly, I think you and you husband should go back to Chili's,
find the Waitress and APOLOGIZE to her for your attitudes. But that
is just what I think.

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oh.. by Alley Wed November 8, 2006 @ 5:27 PM
by AjaySM Posted Wed November 8, 2006 @ 10:48 AM

This does not seem to be true in any shape or form.

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by dawniedawn67 Posted Wed November 8, 2006 @ 10:38 AM

This letter just affirms the fact that all the money in the world
can't buy some people an ounce of class.

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I agree 100% by Jude Wed November 8, 2006 @ 10:31 PM
by Tina Hillock Posted Wed November 8, 2006 @ 10:09 AM

I think you wasted your parents' money on the education you claim to
have, because you are a complete jerk and so is your husband for
treating other human beings with such disrespect. Chili's doesn't
serve waffles, you moron. On top of that the children's menu is
designed to serve children under 12, so you had no right to get
"offended" that your 11 year old received one. I hope the server spit
in your food before she served it to you!

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Oh, man! You said what I've been thinking... by Tina N Wed November 8, 2006 @ 10:11 AM


HAHA by LB06 Sun December 31, 2006 @ 12:41 AM
by Posted Wed November 8, 2006 @ 10:03 AM

I think this letter is a fake. It sounds like something a high school
kid would write to try to be funny.

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I'd agree with you but...... by dawniedawn67 Wed November 8, 2006 @ 10:34 AM


by Alley Posted Wed November 8, 2006 @ 9:58 AM

ummm if your husband ever WENT to a Chilli's .. he KNOWS that they
dont have waffles.. what would make you think they would get them
especially for your child?? you don't deserve anything back... my
family and i went to a restaurant.. i didnt see anything i liked.. so
you know what i did? i just had a soda and ate when i got home. and
who gives you the right to say that about the waitress?? i hope this
is a bogus letter. and if your husband told ME that? haha wowww...
your husband has some nerve. Oh and by the way.. usually almost every
restaurant is busy friday nights. its called Happy hour (or whatever..
never been to one).

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by tickytack Posted Wed November 8, 2006 @ 9:48 AM

Oooh - something else. She implied that her husband earns tips.
You'd think he would know how to treat someone.

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by Giselle Posted Wed November 8, 2006 @ 9:38 AM

THIS IS OBVIOUSLY A TROLL LETTER!!!! And a pretty pathetic one at
that. People write these because they like to see the posters get all
worked up. And they do. Never fails.....

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I'd think so, too by tickytack Wed November 8, 2006 @ 9:43 AM


She gave A name... by Tina N Wed November 8, 2006 @ 10:06 AM


True, true by tickytack Wed November 8, 2006 @ 10:09 AM


Looking it up by Jeffrey Wed November 8, 2006 @ 10:30 AM


Names by Giselle Wed November 8, 2006 @ 10:24 AM

Completely off topic by Manda R Wed November 8, 2006 @ 2:39 PM


by Rock Star Amanda Posted Wed November 8, 2006 @ 9:36 AM

still amazes me...one line mentions kissing yet thats the title...
blah

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I thought... by Jeffrey Wed November 8, 2006 @ 10:32 AM

by Tina N Posted Wed November 8, 2006 @ 9:23 AM

Re: "He makes at least three times what she makes, I'm sure."
NC state law says that the pay for tipped wait staff can be as low as
2.13/hr.
Ummm... When was the last time you heard someone with kids to support
BRAGGING about 6.39/hr?

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by Jeffrey Posted Wed November 8, 2006 @ 9:15 AM

...on this one.

Sadly, this is not the worst or most offensive letter I've seen here.
It seems rather matter of course. What about with the woman that
stands outside of Wal-Mart because they let someone steal her car, yet
she's so scared that she abandons her apartment and moves? What about
the all the people who claim to have advanced degrees (like this one)
and somehow this allows them to get exceptions to rules. What about
the people who never speak to the manager (at least this one did),
don't give a store location, and still demand that everyone in the
corporation be fired or retrained.

At, yet, there's something about this one that I can understand would
set off the alarms. What bothers me, personally, is that this one
doesn't appear to be shenanigans. I wish it were, since it'd make a
great Mad TV sketch. Remember that old "Miss Swan" character. "He
look like a man!" Something about Dora reminds me of Miss Swan.

I know what bothers me most about this... it's full of assumptions and
accusations. Most of the letters like this are over the top and make
unreasonable demands. Save for a few, they don't make assumptions or
accusations of illegal behavior. Dora, it's a serious charge to say
that someone is cheating on their taxes. Just because you did it at
some small diner in rural NC doesn't mean that a mega-chain like
Chili's would do it. I don't work at Chili's, so I don't know this
(anyone here know), but some places pool tips or otherwise ensure that
tips are accounted for. I also leave tips on credit cards, so you
have to think that Chili's would ensure that THOSE get reported on a
W-2.

When I was a kid, I hated the kids menu, too. Mostly because I wasn't
a burgers and fries kind of kid. But my parents would either make me
pick something or, if appropriate, they'd let me order something from
the adult menu. Which they'd either hand to me or read choices to
me.

It's not my place to say how you raise your kids, so I'll let it at
that.

It's also not my place to say how you raise your husband, but I will
anyway. I don't like cursing, but I understand how some people need
to do it in cases to show real anger. Something makes me think that
he's used to cursing at people for no good reason. Am I right?

Note, I'm not trying to personally attack you. However, you might
want to consider how people feel when you or your husband attack
them.

I don't even know where to go on this kissing thing. Are you saying
that you find people kissing repulsive? (Voice in my head is telling
me something about how you may or may not be receiving the loving you
want, but that'd be unfair so I'll tell the little voice to shut up).
Are you saying that they are lovers and the "Michael is great" thing
was just an act. Good cop, bad cop?

I've said it before and I'll say it again: if the manager isn't doing
right by you (even if you have unbelievable nerve!), you should leave.
Sounds to me like you had that chance. I have to think Monica would
have done a little jig once you and your family left.

Your letter reminds me of the saying: it's like a boy that brutally
murders his parents and then asks for sympathy from the jury because
he's an orphan.

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by mary jo Posted Wed November 8, 2006 @ 8:49 AM

You deserve to be banned from ALL resturants for as long as you and
your family lives. Actually, you deserve worse but I will just leave
it to imagination.

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Maybe something involving a waffle iron. by Vidray2K6 Wed November 8, 2006 @ 1:49 PM


I have two you can borrow by mary jo Sat November 11, 2006 @ 9:46 PM

by tickytack Posted Wed November 8, 2006 @ 8:48 AM

One more thing - if you're so wealthy, educated and sophisticated,
what were you doing patronizing a lower-end chain?

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Challenging herself by `~`Leanne`~` Wed November 8, 2006 @ 8:58 AM


Orrrrr by tickytack Wed November 8, 2006 @ 9:02 AM


Orrrr... by Tina N Wed November 8, 2006 @ 9:16 AM


So now by `~`Leanne`~` Wed November 8, 2006 @ 9:18 AM


Oooh - good one, Tina! (n/t) by tickytack Wed November 8, 2006 @ 9:47 AM


Actually by `~`Leanne`~` Wed November 8, 2006 @ 10:09 AM

by Harleycat Posted Wed November 8, 2006 @ 8:45 AM

You are totally out of line! I can't believe you actually had the
nerve to write this letter. Let's go point by point.

1) 20 minutes is not a long wait at a popular family restaurant on a
Friday night. If you have bothered to get a degree in something
useful like business, you would know that it is not economically
feasible to expand or move a restaurant based on your busiest times.
If you did that, you would have a virtually empty restaurant at least
4 nights a week and during most lunch times. You would be paying for
real estate that you are not using!
2) The menu! Much ado about nothing. Have your son use yours, what's
the big deal? My 12 yr old prefers to order from the children's menu.
Sometimes she asks to see ours in case there is something she wants
instead. No big deal.
3) Waffles? It's a mexican based family restaurant for goodness
sakes, they don't serve waffles. They don't have the equipment or the
ingredients. What should they do? Go out and buy a waffle iron
because your precious 11 year old son might want one? Get real! And
cursing at the waitress about it is just wrong! Your husband really
showed how wealthy and educated he is by doing that...not!
4) You are right, she should not have said anything about being warned
when she served your food but your husband should not have continued
his rant either. Telling her to shut up and serve the food was wrong
and so was the crack about hiding tips. If it was me serving you, you
all would have been wearing your food! Who cares that your husband
makes three times what she makes. Since waitressing does not pay that
much, I'm assuming your husband doesn't make that much either! My
blue collar, union electrician husband probably makes more than your
husband and he has much better manners.
5) Kissing...OK, that is wrong.


Give you your money back and free meals whenever your in Durham, sorry
that's not going to happen and you don't deserve it. Did you eat your
meal? Then you got your money's worth. Give your college graduate
nephew a job? Fat chance! He's a college graduate and can't find a
job, he's probably a loser.


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by Rock Star Amanda Posted Wed November 8, 2006 @ 8:40 AM

All I have to say is GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR I hate Dora right now.

Also, where does Kissing come into play? I expected this to be about a
makeout session managers refused to stop.

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Good thing by `~`Leanne`~` Wed November 8, 2006 @ 8:59 AM

I thought... by dawniedawn67 Wed November 8, 2006 @ 10:45 AM

by tickytack Posted Wed November 8, 2006 @ 8:31 AM

"He makes at least three times what she makes, I'm sure. And he
doesn't even need to hide his tips from the IRS like she does."

Your husband sounds like a grade-A arse. You must be soooo proud to
have such a mate.

That being said, if they don't have waffles, they don't have waffles -
it's CHILI'S - not IHOP.

Oh, and if you're so disparaging of the wait industry, why would you
want your "so intelligent" nephew to join the low class of "tax
evaders"?

"I have a Master's degree in Art History from Duke"

And this is relevant, how, exactly? It's not exactly rocket science.

Oh, incidentally, with your disgusting attitude, I pity your son and
his upbringing.

People like you make me sick.

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by Cass Posted Wed November 8, 2006 @ 8:13 AM

Oh yeah. Total shennanigans. Maybe Dora applied for a job at Chilli's
and they wouldn't hire her?

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She probably did.. by Harleycat Wed November 8, 2006 @ 8:58 AM


by natalie t Posted Wed November 8, 2006 @ 8:04 AM

This letter is a JOKE and jam packed with lies on top of lies. I think
"Dora" works at Chilli's and is trying to get "Monica" fired.

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by JuliePie Posted Wed November 8, 2006 @ 7:44 AM

I'm calling shenanigans on this one. Nice try.

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by Side of Hon Posted Wed November 8, 2006 @ 7:36 AM

I thank you all for your useful comments. I can't possibly answer
them all, but there a few things you need to know.

To anyone who said that I don't understand what it's like to be a
waitress, you are so wrong. I grew up in rural NC and worked at a
McDonalds. I worked food service in college and waited tables at a
diner. I was always nice to customers, even truckers and rednecks who
called me girley. When I worked food service, I worked at the
register and I was never rude to the frat boys or other nutcases that
would come high. At the diner, we always made sure every customer had
a menu, was treated as if they mattered, and deserved every tip I got.
When the place got popular, my boss added on which is what Chili's
should do. Some of you said that a 20 minute wait is acceptable for a
popular place. If the place is popular enough to have long waits,
then might think about adding on or moving to a bigger site. That
way, they'll make more money! In this case, the wait was because they
weren't moving fast enough and there were several tables which sat
dirty and empty for the whole time we waited.

To the people that picked at my husband's use of a four letter word.
I said that he did that and did not say that I thought it was
acceptable that he do so. He said it and the waitress should have
been a professional and just ignored it. Maybe if she had, he would
have said he was sorry.

To the people who think my son's request for waffles was unreasonable,
I don't agree. Many people eat waffles for lunch or dinner,
especially kids. Chili's is not a Mexican restaurant. They are a
family restaurant and a bar. They do carry fajitas and other Mexican
items, but there's no way that they can claim no waffles just for
that. It's an easy thing for them to have and it would make a lot of
people happy.

Even so, the waitress is responsible for being polite. She was rude
and that is not fine with me. I am not a queen or whatever people
called me for saying this. Her job is to be polite. She should have
said that she's check with the kitchen to see what they could do. She
did not. Instead of trying to help us, as is her job, she decided to
just refuse him and then walk away.

To the person who had so little constructive to say that he had to
pick on my capitalization, I have to say that you are wrong. Over our
computer is my framed degree. The word Master's is capitalized, as is
Art History. You, sir, are wrong.

To the people who think that I'm wrong about the tips, I can say that
I am not. I'm not going to claim that I'm perfect in this area. I
was in college and got paid under the table, so I never paid taxes. I
now know this is wrong and when my husband files our taxes, he makes
sure that we are being honest. I'm pretty sure our donations to
various Republican races over the years more than make up for the
taxes I didn't pay when I was 18. I am sorry that I was stupid. That
is why I know that people like this Monica are wrong.

To the people who ask about why I say what my husband makes, I say
that this shows that he's earned a right to know more than these
people. When I worked at the diner, I wasn't paid much because I was
uneducated and young. I'm sure, if she's all that smart and
ambitious, she'll make more money some day.

To the people that commented about my nephew, it was a joke. Just
trying to end on a little humor. But, based on how hysterical some of
you people are over a letter posted on a web site, I think you just
don't understand.

You may all think I'm a brat or that my kid is brat or what ever you
want to think. I know that restaurants need to serve the customer and
that includes such simple things as bringing an extra menu when
asked.

I will finish by talking to those of you that argue my $75 ticket. It
could have been $70 or $78, but I thought I'd just say $75, since I
can't be sure. People lose receipts all of the time. Do all of you
keep every receipt you ever got? I don't think so. I'll bet most of
you toss receipts the first chance you get.

The ticket was for that much. Anyone who has ever been to Chili's
would know that a family of four costs that much with tax. We did
order a few drinks, but nothing to excess!

Thank you for your opinions. Despite your negative comments, I'm sure
that this web site will stand behind what they claim and will help me
get my message across.

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You are so full of..... by vc Wed November 8, 2006 @ 7:44 AM


Right on! by natalie t Wed November 8, 2006 @ 9:19 AM

too bad your degree isn't in English... by JuliePie Wed November 8, 2006 @ 8:03 AM

I still don't believe you by Cass Wed November 8, 2006 @ 8:16 AM


OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! by Chris M Wed November 8, 2006 @ 8:22 AM


You ARE an idiot! by Tina N Wed November 8, 2006 @ 8:24 AM


How, exactly, do you know by tickytack Wed November 8, 2006 @ 8:33 AM


You have NO fricking way by tickytack Wed November 8, 2006 @ 8:40 AM


Comments such as by `~`Leanne`~` Wed November 8, 2006 @ 8:47 AM

Ugh... by Dulcinea Wed November 8, 2006 @ 12:21 PM


Oh My Good God In Heaven... by Peanut's Mom Wed November 8, 2006 @ 12:26 PM


You are an awful human being by SiouxFan Wed November 8, 2006 @ 12:33 PM


You're wrong by RedheadWGlasses Wed November 8, 2006 @ 12:57 PM


Dora, "girley" (your word not mine) by Gino Version 1.2 Wed November 8, 2006 @ 3:23 PM


beybond.... sheesh I should know better... beyond is my favorite area of Bed Bath and Beyond!! N/T by Gino Version 1.2 Wed November 8, 2006 @ 3:29 PM


Did you go see Click too Gino? N/T by `~`Leanne`~` Wed November 8, 2006 @ 4:46 PM


Nice.... by nick l Wed November 8, 2006 @ 3:36 PM


How many drinks? by Venice Wed November 8, 2006 @ 3:44 PM

Dora by Mr. Mafia Wed November 8, 2006 @ 7:15 PM


Who's the nutcase? Hmm... by Sava Wed November 8, 2006 @ 7:57 PM


Blown away by snurli Thu November 9, 2006 @ 3:45 PM


IDIOT! by Laverne Fri November 10, 2006 @ 12:44 PM


You're a Republican, huh? by Homie Erik Fri November 10, 2006 @ 2:27 PM


Hey, wait a minute.... by Peanut's Mom Sat November 11, 2006 @ 10:51 PM


Awesome by Brennie Sun November 12, 2006 @ 1:45 PM


It's really a shame. by Vidray2K6 Fri November 17, 2006 @ 12:52 PM

question by farawayfromhome Sat December 9, 2006 @ 2:13 AM


I vote Dora biggest moron of all time!!!! by Becks Mon December 25, 2006 @ 11:03 AM

OMG!!! by Doreen Masson Fri December 29, 2006 @ 7:55 PM

IT TAKES ALL TYPES OF PEOPLE, LADY!!! by ithadozola Tue November 20, 2007 @ 1:19 AM


by APCO25guy Posted Wed November 8, 2006 @ 4:03 AM

My oh why what a pompous letter. First off, you don't act like someone
who has a college degree. Assuming someone's level of education you
know nothing about shows how small your mind itself is. And it's
unseemly. Really.

I especially found the text about your son wanting a waffle and the
server explained they aren't served there and thus, you persisted to
know "why". As a college graduate I am sure you understand that there
are economies of scale, cost analysis...studies done by the management
at Chili's that tell them it isn't profitable to sell waffles. So your
irate because they won't serve you something that isn't on the menu?

I imagine if they actually did hire your nephew you'd expect him to
get a 100K a year salary...then you'd be on here whining about your
cheeseburger meal costing upwards of 500 dollars. Lets see if you can
figure this one out.

I seriously think this is one of the most hilarious off the wall
letters I've read here in quite some time! Thanks for the
entertainment. After a night of Medicaid runs and working a fatality
MVA this was the comic relief I needed.

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by Venice Posted Wed November 8, 2006 @ 2:51 AM

Since everyone has pretty much covered everything, I'll just add:

$75 for a cheeseburger, a salad, chicken fingers and a fajita?... Oh,
and you have no receipt. How convenient.

Just a wild guess, but I'll bet you like icing with your cinnamon
sticks.

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And no gook in her Oreos! n/t by Cass Wed November 8, 2006 @ 8:27 AM
by m Posted Wed November 8, 2006 @ 2:36 AM

Dear Dora,
There is absolutely nothing more petty than abusing someone in the
service industry. You and your obnoxious husband behave this way
because you know that someone in the service industry must tolerate it
and cannot speak up on their own behalf.
You should have been ejected from the restaurant.
Furthermore, you clearly didn't have to work during your years at Duke
or you might have more respect for others who deal with the public for
8-10 hours a day and are subjected to the likes of you.
It is inappropriate to curse, make assumptions about a complete
stranger's character, etc.
NEWSFLASH:
Chili's is a Lunch/Dinner place.
If your kid wants waffles, take your nasty attitude and check it at
Shoney's.
By the way, please don't raise your kids to treat others the way that
you and your husband have so far.
Signed,
One of many people who hold a Master's Degree so stop thinkin' you're
so precious

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by Joe T Posted Wed November 8, 2006 @ 2:27 AM

Dear Dora,

You are so RIGHT, I am so SUPPORTING, you are so RESPECTABLE, and I
wish you all the best!!

However, it seems with all THOSE MONSTERS below, and you UP, they will
never grasp what you are saying, you are above it ALL and positive,
may God bless YOU :)

Have a nice day, and Chilis surely is now HURT :)

Bye...

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Oh for the love of Pete by JenMo Wed November 8, 2006 @ 6:52 AM


We like it here. Is very comfy and safe. by Nobody Special Wed November 8, 2006 @ 3:03 PM


GO AWAY!!! by vc Wed November 8, 2006 @ 7:45 AM


Amen and THANK YOU!!!! by Firebrat Tracy Wed November 8, 2006 @ 9:53 AM


Drinking and typing by natalie t Wed November 8, 2006 @ 8:07 AM


LOL! by Vidray2K6 Wed November 8, 2006 @ 1:35 PM
by Mr. Mafia Posted Wed November 8, 2006 @ 1:15 AM

If I had been the manager I would have kicked your family out of the
restaurant. I would have told you that I do not want your business
and asked you to leave.

Also does your nephew have the same attitude as you and your husband,
if so I can see why he is having difficulty finding a job.

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by Mr. Mafia Posted Wed November 8, 2006 @ 1:08 AM

Well judging from the tone of your letters I would say that four
children went to that restaurant instead of two. Also to say "the
four letter word" in front of your children that's just wrong. I mean
if they here it on television it's a different story, but if they hear
their parents talking like that than they think it is normal to talk
like that.

The waitress should have given your son the adult menu right away, but
she didn't, what's so big about sharing the menu when you did not get
one. If your husband was finished ordering why did he not give the
menu to your son.

Also if your son feels that he is old enough to eat from the adult
menu then he should be old enough to eat what they have available.
The fact that he changed his mind after he was told that it was not
available just shows that he handled the disappoint better than your
husband.

Another point, you want Michael fired just because he kissed someone
that you did not like.

Why do you have to mention that your husband makes three times as much
as money than the waitress, why do you have to mention that you have a
master's degree. Why do you assume that Michael and Monica are high
school drop outs. Your husband and you may have a better education
adnd make more money than Michael and Monica, but that does not prove
anything. This letter just shows everyone that they obviously have
better social skills and manners than you do.

The waitress should not have blamed you because she got warned, but
when your husband told her to shut up he was acting like a child. I
just hope that your children have better role models than you and your
husband so that they can learn better social skills and respect.

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I think she's lying about the supposed comments by the waitress. by Tina N Wed November 8, 2006 @ 1:22 AM


I wonder about being warned by tickytack Wed November 8, 2006 @ 8:37 AM


I think we have our new phrase.. by Firebrat Tracy Wed November 8, 2006 @ 9:49 AM


I'll vote for it! by tickytack Wed November 8, 2006 @ 10:54 AM

He he by Little Trooper Wed November 8, 2006 @ 11:45 AM


Second Second Second!!!!!!!!!!!!n/t by Peanut's Mom Wed November 8, 2006 @ 12:17 PM


by Peanut's Mom Posted Tue November 7, 2006 @ 11:48 PM

I feel very sorry for your children if this is the example you are
setting.
And, I must say, you have grossly overestimated the compensation to
which you are entitled.

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by Tina N Posted Tue November 7, 2006 @ 11:32 PM

Your husband makes three times what a WAITRESS makes? That's nothing
to brag about... "An employer may pay as little as $2.13 per hour to
tipped employees" in North Carolina...
BIG WHOOP, your old man makes SIX BUCKS AN HOUR... Hell that's what I
pay my KID to babysit her little sister. Wow... I haven't made that
little in years and I'm a cashier in a grocery store. MY husband
makes $24/hr... And I'd put my foot straight in his ass if he EVER
spoke to a waitress in the manner that you or your snotnosed,
needs-a-swift-kick old man did.

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you rock by Doreen Masson Fri December 29, 2006 @ 7:40 PM

by Gino Version 1.2 Posted Tue November 7, 2006 @ 11:29 PM

"We should also get free meals whenever we're in Durham." Dora
Edwards, Nov 7, 2006


"Give me money back. Give me free meals in Durham. Fire these high
school dropouts. Give my nephew, who made the dean's list 2 times a
job. Pay him what he's worth." Dora Edwards, Nov 7, 2006



How Very Sad.

As much as I love the "caveman geico" commercials..

Does your gainfully employed husband tell you to "shut up and serve?"
I bet he has a very colorful vocabulary if he's flinging four letter
words in public! That's in public on his best behavior...must be a
reall winner in the comfort of his castle. How proud you must feel!


For one who insinuates someone else is hiding income from the IRS yet
admits to not keeping good accounting records by losing track of a
reciept but "thinking" it was close to 75 dollars! A cheeseburger,
salad with black beans, a chicken finger specially ordered with peanut
butter sauce that belongs with another menu item, Nothing for a
spoiled eleven year old does NOT equal 75 dollars. Yeah that sounds
right!

BTW,Dora and a snotty eleven year old who was so offended that he
didn't get an adult menu (excuse ME twelve and under constitutes a
child in MOST restaurants). Your son should have gotten the adult menu
and your husband the child menu, placemat and crayons.
So Dora, Its fine for Daddy "shut up and serve" Edwards to spew a four
letter word at a waitress in front of his lovely wife and the fruit of
his loins but somehow obscene for two people to kiss? I'd rather see a
kiss than have to hear that while dining anyday. Mona deserved more
respect. She conducted herself with dignity under very foul
circumstances.

What gives you the impression your nephew is qualified to work with
the public? Sorry to burst your bubble... Book Knowledge, the honor
roll, and Deans list are no measure of a person's ability to sweep a
floor, let alone work with the public. He may have paper on his wall
(I mean a diploma, not wallpaper), but lacks the experience and people
skills necessary to deal with the public in general and people like
you and your family in particular, especially your foul mouthed
husband.

What amazes me MOST is you actually somehow feel this is worthy of
complaining about, asking compensation for, and sharing with anyone.

What a sad example you both are setting for those children. They
deserve better. Maybe you'll get a second chance to redeem yourself if
they bow to your demands (seriously doubt they would want you back)

I'm embarrassed FOR you.

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by Tina N Posted Tue November 7, 2006 @ 11:20 PM

Grow the hell UP! What kind of idiot goes to a night time dining
place and wants WAFFLES!??
She had EVERY right to walk away because your husband was being an
asshole. He has NO right to curse at the server because the
corporation she works for doesn't cater to spoiled brats like you.
You don't deserve your money back, you DESERVE a kick in the ass and
some lessons on manners.

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by Retail G Posted Tue November 7, 2006 @ 11:14 PM

You 2 sound like the nastiest people I have ever heard about.

20 Min wait on a Friday? That's a short time.

Waffles at a Mexican restaurant? Are you kidding?

Your husband uses a 4 letter word? You should have been thrown out of
the place. How could the waitress bring the waffle? Should she have
driven to IHOP to get them for your kid who is throwing a hissy fit
over having a kids menu.

You're proud that your husband makes 3 times what some poor waitress
makes? And after he insults her, you expect her to come back? Again,
you should have been thrown out.

So you know that these people are high school dropouts? You can tell
that by looking at people? Some talent. That Master's from Duke
working out ok for you? Because that is Soooo impressive.

This complaint is a joke.

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You'd think with a degree and all.. by Tina N Tue November 7, 2006 @ 11:44 PM


Deep cleansing breaths, Tina. by RedheadWGlasses Tue November 7, 2006 @ 11:55 PM


Yes, you're right... by Tina N Wed November 8, 2006 @ 12:12 AM

by donno Posted Tue November 7, 2006 @ 11:02 PM

a real letter. It would take more effort than it is worth to write a
serious response. What I would write should be obvious to anyone with
a high school education (or real world equivalent experience). I am
speechless, which is not common.

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by Brian D. Posted Tue November 7, 2006 @ 11:00 PM

20 minutes on a Friday Night??? I think you got seated rather
quickly!

Sounds like you were very rude.

It also sounds like if you "deans list" nephew wanted to work there he
would have applied there.

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I bet he loves his Aunt Dora! by RedheadWGlasses Tue November 7, 2006 @ 11:02 PM

by Linda B. Posted Tue November 7, 2006 @ 10:42 PM

Please....PLEASE.....tell me this letter is a joke. I can not believe
how superior thou thinks thou art! Get a grip lady......"we are all
created equal". Oh, I am sorry, I am sure from your letter that you
have no idea what that means or who said it.

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by Lia Posted Tue November 7, 2006 @ 10:34 PM

How interesting, you claim that you paid $75, yet you didn't keep the
ticket. So very suspicious of being a troll.

I'm calling shenanigans on this.




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