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1 Fish 2 Fish Whole Fish Means the Whole F#&king Fish!

People don't know how to read anymore, or they are reading selectively.  Whatever the case, customers are not using their brains and are making themselves look like idiots.  Sounds like any Friday night in the restaurant biz.

I had a lady order the Dorade.  It says on the menu that it is a "whole fish."  This means, that when the fish arrives at the table, it will be looking at you.  No, it won't be swimming or moving around on the plate, but it will have a head and a fin and other parts that would necessitate us calling it a "whole fish."

I even repeated back to her that she was getting the Dorade, the "WHOLE fish."  She confirmed that was what she wanted.  I put in her order.  Guess what?  When her entree arrived, she freaked out.

"Is everything okay," I asked.

"This isn't what I ordered," she replied.

"Didn't you order the Dorade," I asked.

"Yes.  But they didn't filet it.  Why would you serve something like this?  I can't eat it like this!" she complained.

"Why don't I have the chef filet it for you so you don't have to make eye contact with the fish," I joked.

"Fine.  Just take it."

I took it back to the kitchen.  First, the chef looked at me like he wanted to cut me, but then he finally took the meat off of the whole fish that also had already been deboned.  I brought it back to the lady.

She calls me back over.

"I found a bone in the fish.  Just take it away.  The food here is terrible," she cried.

Just to let everyone know, you might find a bone here and there if you order fish.  The bones are very fine and had to get sometimes, but MOST of the time, fish will not have any bones in it.

I tried to offer her something else so the woman wouldn't be so upset.

"Would you like to try something else?  Perhaps the WHOLE filet mignon?"

Until next time... Server's don't pay their rent with compliments.

"Bitter.  Party of 1?  Your table is ready."









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