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Is there such a thing as too much service?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Foxterriermom, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. Foxterriermom

    Foxterriermom

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    My friend and I stopped and ate at McAllister's Deli in Weatherford a couple of days ago. In the course of having a 30 minute lunch, we were approached by the store manager and staff a minimum of 6 times (we lost count) to see if they could get anything or do anything for us. The first couple of times we pleasantly told them no thanks, we were all set. It began to get annoying after around the 3rd - 4th time and by the time we were finished, if they had asked one more time, I think I would have blown a fuse.

    Each time, we were deep in conversation so it was a combination of being interrupted as well as what amounted to being pestered unrelentingly by the staff. Although we enjoyed our food, we both said that we would most likely not visit the store again because they were so over-attentive. Neither of us had ever experienced service quite like that before.

    What say you all? Did they provide too much service, or were we just being anti-social?
     
  2. Geeorge

    Geeorge Sarcasm Inc.

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    I would have needed something everytime they asked,to make them feel wanted and important.
     

  3. Snaps

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    Yes, the good ones know when and when not to say anything.
     
  4. el_jewapo

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    Yeah, I've been annoyed by waiters/waitresses that come around way too often. I'll have to try Geeorges method next time.
     
  5. Zonny

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    I HATE the "did you find everything today?" that you get in every store you shop in. HATE IT!!! If I didn't find something, I would ask. Very annoying and obviously disingenuous.
     
  6. Foxterriermom

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    I know! Sometimes I laughingly say, "Well, I tried my best to find everything you have, but I'm not sure I succeeded!"
     
  9. Huaco Kid

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    If they ask a question while I have food in my mouth, they get "the look".
     
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    I really appreciate it when a waitress "catches my eye" and realizes that I need attention.

    I don't, however, appreciate being "pestered" every few minutes.

    Filling my coffee cup often is appreciated, if I am asked.

    I rarely have been pestered.
     
  11. Wasatch

    Wasatch back again

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    The first time was likely genuine; the rest were probably clumsily veiled pick-up lines. Maybe.
     
  12. Foxterriermom

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    :crying: They never asked me if they could refill my water but they refilled my friend's iced tea! That would have been a legitimate request. We both had salads and they asked stuff like could they bring us more dressing, or more cheese, or more croutons. We were happily eating our meal and could have flagged any one of the down if we needed anything.

    BTW - in this establishment you place your order at a counter and someone brings you your food when it is ready. Four different people (including the manager) were just patrolling the dining floor going from table to table almost the entire time. I am surprised someone didn't throw something at one of them.
     
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    No, I don't believe this was the case.
     
  14. ray9898

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    There is a happy medium.
     
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    If I'm asked for help ....I appreciate it. Period. Thats me.
     
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    The wife works at home Depot back in bookkeeping. She was told yesterday that she has to have her apron on anytime she is on the floor and must ask every customer she sees "what project are you working on today?) specifically told to ask that, not just did you find everything. yuk...............
     
  17. Huaco Kid

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    That kind of bugs me. I always answer, "Just looking".

    If I told her I was installing a breaker box in my garage, would she have any knowledgeable input at all or just drag me around, up and down the aisles until we found someone that might? That just wasted everyone's time.
     
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    ^^^ This. I don't like to be ignored, and the server should come back and check on me from time to time, but don't over do.

    I recently went out to eat with some friends and the waitress brought the food, and fussed so much when she did I had to push her hand from over the top of my plate. She was insisting on re-arranging everything on the table after we'd put things where we wanted. The table had plenty of room, so there was no reason she couldn't put our food in front of us and let us start eating.
     
  19. Altaris

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    That is when you respond with something goofy, like, "No I wasn't able to find the hookers today", or name some item that the specific store would never have.
     
  20. bush pilot

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    There are people to help you at Home Depot? People that actually know something? :rofl: