20.4.10

On The Surface

We had dinner at a restaurant outside Marina Square. Food was so-so, service was decent, weather was cold, hot chocolate was warm and nice. Ambience was good, noise level very low probably cos only 2 out of the 10 tables were occupied? Anyway the mall was empty today, i like. There were 4 of us eating, sitting arrangement was 2 facing 2. When i had finished my rice, Miss Z who sat on my opposite, said something like this - "You see that irritating guy with that stuck up face behind you, did you hear what he said?" I kay siao look around and stole a glance, my ears opened up.. Miss Z was right, he had an arrogant face. He said to the waitress - "Get your manager to bring me the bill." After a short while, i think another waitress walked up to Mr Stuck Up's table. He asked if she was the manager but she wasn't. He then said again as he returned the bill - "I want to speak to your in-charge, get him to pass me the bill." Somehow he sounded damn irritating. And by now, 4 of us were speculating.. "What's his problem sia?!", "I think he's trying to impress the girl dining with him?" "Making a fuss for what?" "He sucks!" These were our thoughts.. Next moment the in-charge went up to that table, now my table was quiet and we were all ears, then Mr Stuck Up said - "Hello , you're the manager iZZit? I want to compliment that guy standing at the counter. He provided very good service. When we first came just now, we didn't say anything and he recommended us some food you know? He said the weather's cold so we should drink some soup. I just want you to know that you have a good worker. Why is there no service charge here? I am more than willing to paid for it. I will surely come back here to eat.."
WOW. Can't believe he said all that. The irritating stuck-up face arrogant fellow suddenly becomes an interestingly pleasant guy. We TOTALLY didn't expect anything positive coming from him. Hmm..

I learn : Don't be quick to judge others, but first look at myself

7 comments:

Strat said...

I liked what you had said ... Strongly agree...

binz said...

wow. upon reading i also stereotyped the guy =X what a strong example eh.

singyin said...

hahaha thats interesting! it taught me smthg too! :-)

th-JESS said...

but i think the way he kind of want to put it across ruined his compliments. i bet the other 2 waitress who got told to bring the manager must be wondering what did they do wrong. lol...

MIKO(: said...

sadly, we are all victims of judging the book by its cover. no matter how much we know we shouldn't, it still happens. oh well. human nature.

mm said...

Did it take u a long time to write this? :P Nice story, such a twist at the end!

Sam Wong said...

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Not really MM, its a non-fiction!