Cow or pig?

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  1. ninety

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    Tonight in the restaurant I had a drunken arse tell me that his sirloin was actually pork! He wouldn't be swayed, argued with me and my chef, mouthed off about how he'd cooked plenty of steaks before, and that his dining companions have their own restaurant and were in agreement. We use locally sourced assured meat, everything is cooked fresh, no microwave technicianry!

    I'm an incredibly mellow guy, so my calm responses wound him up all the more, I don't think I've ever lost my shit at work, and he was nowhere near making me do so. I do perversely enjoy people working themselves up because they're not getting a reaction from me.

    It's been years since I've asked someone to leave, but I don't need this sort of custom. I thought I might have to duck after I'd told him that he wasn't welcome, and they were going to have to leave without dessert. Needless to say I got him to pay the bill first!

    Pork and sirloin, I mean, really, REALLY?
     
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  2. Drake

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    You would have to be drunk (or wicked retarded) to not be able to tell the difference between beef and pork.
     
  3. Belgrath

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    This :lol 
     
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    Perfectly worded. :lol 
     
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    The guy had to be totally smashed... to mistake beef for pork.
     
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    Well Ive confused chicken with fish a couple of times over the years.
     
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    maybe it is a new type of meat that is both pig and cow.. a Piw or a Cog
     
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    I guess he puts A-1 on his hot dogs
     
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    Or with kittens? :D 

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    You're my favorite restaurant manager EVER.

    I so wish some folks I'd worked for in the past had been willing to do this.
     
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    In before the guy gets sloshed again, goes to a brothel and starts arguing with the mamasan about the girl he was banging actually being a guy.
     
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    It is called Red meat and white meat for a reason.
     
  13. ninety

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    Thank you.

    Whilst I am extremely customer service orientated, there's a limit. I run a very successful place, we're booked at least a week in advance, I certainly don't need to take abuse from drunken idiots.

    I say to my staff, 'We're in a ser-VICE industry, we're not ser-VANTS', there's a BIG difference. Ranting, swearing, and telling a seventeen year old waitress to "fuck off and do as I say", the guy's lucky he didn't get dragged into the bin area for a lesson in manners. My staff matter to me as much as the punters.

    The guy mouthed off about how he was 'somebody' in the trade, and we'd be bankrupt by the end of the month. I've never heard of him, and I'm well connected, several other places are now going to check his name and contact no. if he books with them. He's going to find eating out tricky now, unless he goes to McDonalds. :D 

    :lol 



    Incidentally, I remembered that a few months ago, I had a woman who was convinced her duck was liver. She was sober, but wouldn't believe me, she had something else off the menu, but I charged her for both, I wasn't binning a £17 ($34 back then) dish for nothing.
     
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    That actually... sounds... pretty good. But I love A-1 on anything though...
     
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    words can't describe how stupid that guy is...UGH
     
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    Hehe, Cog.

    I don't see how you can mistake sirloin for pork, one goes "moo" the other goes "oink". We learned that in fucking preschool. Seriously, that means he's dumber than a baby. A BABY.
     
  17. Malikon

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    Can't imagine how you'd confuse beef with pork. Different colors and different texture when you're eating it.

    And whoever said they confused fish with chicken, I can't imagine that either. Again it's two completely different textures. One is soft and light, one is firm and stringy.

    To the OP, you sound like a really cool boss/manager. Good job for sticking up for your employees like that. Most bosses are complete asses who will let customers treat them like dirt.

    So as a chef in training, can you teach me the amazing secret to turning a piece of red meat white?

    BTW, love that you're blacklisting his name, that just adds a whole bigger level of class and payback to the story. Nicely done.
     
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    Makes me think of the kids in the hall bit about poreef.
     
  19. ninety

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    I see my staff as an asset, just like any other apect of the business. This guy could be charged by the cops over his behaviour if I wanted to go down that road.

    I had to sit some of them down last night for a 'chat' though, it was a difficult service, mostly down to hangovers, let's just say it won't be happening again :D 

    As for red and white meat, I'd suggest paint, tippex, or possibly bleach :lol 
     
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    Eww A-1, nothing is worse than sauce on a steak...that poor poor meat ;-;

    Anyways, how the hell anyone can confuse beef with pork, even when wasted, is beyond me.
     

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