Valentines Day Nightmares, Served Straight From The Waitstaff

Ahhh, St. Valentines Day, the moment when Careless Whisper is played on repeat as a clown juggles golden retriever puppies in a field of thorny red roses.

Whoops. I’m describing my nightmare from last night.

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But for many, Valentines Day may include an epic meal at an epic restaurant. Reservations are slim and competed for weeks in advance, gifts are presented (hopefully not inside of the dessert), and every other plate might be topped off with caviar, theatrically presented as the waiter makes it rain with truffle shavings, and maybe, just maybe, there’s musical entertainment that you may or may not be into.

Here’s the thing: If you’ve ever waited tables, worked as a host or bartender in the front of house at a restaurant, Valentines Day can truly be a preview to the gates of hell. For every sweet and polite couple, there’s more than a few that have the ability to shock the service staff, piss off the kitchen, or destroy restaurant equipment (broken glasses, tables, etc.) in the process of their love filled celebration and/or breakup.

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So on tonight’s episode of U Look Hungry, it’s time for story-telling from some wise former waiters who have worked at some of the top restaurants in New York City. Tune in today, Thursday February 14th, 2013 at 6 pm (EST) sharp as you’ll get to hear some spectacular tales and tidbits of nightmare customers, kitchen disasters, and so much more.

Is the customer always right? Is your hostess hitting on your, or is she just trying to be friendly and do her job? Is it cool to make out in the corner of the establishment? All this, and so much more, only on the Heritage Radio Network.

A SPECIAL NOTE TO YOU, DEAR LISTENERS: I LOVE YOU. YOU SHOULD CALL IN AND SHARE YOUR TALE(S) OF DINING NIGHTMARES ON VALENTINES AND BEYOND. YOU CAN REACH US LIVE AT 6 PM BY DIALING: (718) 497*2128 TO WEIGH IN ON OUR STORY-TELLING.

If you find yourself too busy de-thorning those roses (wear some gloves), take your time and listen to the interview at your leisure by downloading the (free) iTunes version of the radio interview here.

Whatever you do, use caution when eating dessert tonight. No one needs to choke on diamonds.