Here's an example of how customers can get into our heads and make us feel like we are idiots:
The other night, a man and a woman were sitting in my section. Right away, this sounds like how all of my stories start. The man starts questioning me about the food.
"My wife and I only eat fish. We don't eat meat," he stated.
"The Branzino and the Salmon are both delicious," I answered.
"I think I'm going to have the Salmon," said the man. "Does it come with a sauce?"
"No. It's seared and served with a fava puree, wheat berries, and greens. The fish is lightly seasoned with salt and pepper, and tastes great without a sauce," I told him.
"No sauce? So it's plain?"
"They don't put anything on it? Are you sure? Do you know the menu? You're not selling me on the Salmon," he said.
"We don't put sauces on the fish. But I'll go ask the Chef to double check that I know what I'm talking about. I have to help out four other tables right now. I'll be back."
"Yeah, see if somebody knows if there's a sauce," he begged.
Until next time... Server's don't pay their rent with compliments.
"Bitter. Party of 1? Your table is ready."
IT DOESN'T GET ANY BITTER THAN THIS!