I found this a few weeks back through Bitchy Waiter. It's one of those lame "People Like Us On Yelp," stickers--a would-be 'badge of approval'--that was being auctioned off on Ebay. My favorite part of this has to be the description of the item:
I have for auction something that you just can't put a price on. It took me 16 long, hard years to earn this and you can have it for just 1000 peso's. I have sweat, shed blood, walked miles, been a slave, worked my entire behind off (its really true, I can't even sit in a chair, I just fall straight to the ground), and downright given my soul for this sticker. It is BRAND NEW and still smells so fresh and so clean. Ready for you to place on the window of a really crappy establishment and fool people. When people see this sticker in the window, they know that they are about to get superior service, and exquisite food. You will make millions of dollars in your first month, and the money will never stop. Who needs Gordon Ramsey or John Taffer.........them guys don't have a clue. You don't need to re-decorate, no need for a menu change, just this sticker. You can totally cut your wait staff, people will be happy to serve themselves........You can even go down to one cook. People will wait for hours for their food. Imagine all the dough that you will save on labor! This thing will pay for itself......and it can be yours in just one click! Happy Bidding and congratulations on your first million!
So apparently, all restauranteurs have had it wrong this whole time. The restaurant I'm at right now doesn't need to be renovated. We just need to get rid of the waitstaff, go down to one cook, and PRESTO! Instant success. All you need for success is just need this crappy sticker!
And how the hell did it take this person 16 long years to get this sticker--which he sacrificed his soul for--and it's still "brand new?" But bad news everybody though, it's been sold. For a bargain of $46.00!!! Which is way less than a 1000 pesos. The person who bought it saved $31.00, AND will now be an instant millionaire from the flocks of customers that are going to be flooding the doors.
Forget about being innovative, just stick with a menu from the 80's/90's. The proud new owner of this sticker will now be ahead of the pack by having a cruise ship-like menu consisting of classics like Cherries Jubilee, Baked Alaska, and Quiche Lorraine. YUMMY!!! Wash all of that down with some Bartles and Jaymes wine coolers and you are ready to hit the town and go party at The Roxy.
The only thing people like on Yelp is attention. Attention that they can get by hiding behind their keyboard and being a cancer to society. Just like the guy who auctioned off this sticker, who calls himself a chef?, I can only say one thing to Yelp... GET BENT!!!
Until next time... Server's don't pay their rent with compliments.
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