Home > The Main Room > The Okie Corral > Worse Than Not Tipping?

Worse Than Not Tipping?

  1. Don't know how this could happen in France with all their gun laws, but one customer got a little upset with bad service and didn't just leave a lousy tip. Betcha' the other waiters in the area have picked up the pace a little bit since this happened.

    Waiter in France allegedly shot dead for being 'too slow with sandwich,' report says

    https://www.foxnews.com/world/france-waiter-killed-sandwich-customer

    "A waiter in France was shot to death Friday night after a customer was allegedly enraged by having to wait too long for his sandwich.

    The incident happened at a small restaurant in Noisy-le-Grand, a suburb located in eastern Paris.

    A witness told Agence France-Presse the gunman became irate "as his sandwich wasn't prepared quickly enough," shot the waiter, and then fled the scene."
     
  2. I’d be more concerned that French waiter didn’t spit in it. Sacre bleu!
     
  3. That's what happens when you ask a male waiter for a sandwich. Everyone knows that its only ok to ask females for sandwiches!
     
  4. Too many Frenchman carrying guns instead of dropping them.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Tough but fair. :)
     
  6. As every red blooded member of GT knows....a quality sammich takes a little time. Two pieces of bread, some meat and cheese with a little squirt of condiments doesn't cut it.

    The French waited patiently for D-day, but now some of them can't wait for a sammich? Wow.
     
  7. I can see shooting a mouthy barber, but as long as the sandwich was good and can forgive slow service
     
  8. I am, of course, generalizing, but French people are annoying and Paris smells like urine. They have a few good desserts, but other than that I have no use for that place.

    I can't imagine anyone even having a gun there, let alone having the balls to actually shoot someone.
     
  9. [​IMG]
     
  10. Only if the chef is whipping up some special sauce.
     
  11. I read that Paris smells like urine and I posted it on a forum , maybe even here. You should have read the responses. I don't know what I'm talking about,etc. tom. :dunno:
     
  12. Hangry?
     
  13. Looking at the menu it's burgers, fries, pizza, and kebab. I'd eat there but I hear the service is too slow.
     
  14. You wasn't speaking proper French. You should've said it smells like pissay.
     
  15. I hope the guy got his sandwich while waiting for the Police to arrive..
    Probably be the last one he'll ever eat..
    How good was that sandwich??

    Oh saw that He ran off without the damn sandwich.. WHAT??
     
  16. Wow,
    instead of Global Warming I think we are getting "Global Crazy."
     
  17. Their cars are junk and I think that brand is the only French brand of handgun worth owning. Other French brands of firearms I've had personal experience were total crap. tom. :cheers:
     
  18. But then again there's something to say for French Fries, French Whores, and French Tickler's.
     
  19. That's Freedom Fries. The other two are correct. tom. :waving:
     
  20. In fact i think harry potter got a great french gun saying some words to an owl and waving a stick.
     
  21. If only that would work with a Renault; they made Saabs seem reliable.
     
  22. Not enough information. What was the sammich and how long did he wait. Back in the BC days (before computers), a French women stood trial for murdering her husband. When asked by the judge, she said that she made an omelet for him, and he put ketchup on it! Judge dismissed the case! True story.
     
  23. Citroen, that brings back memories. My folks had one, half yellow , half white.What an ugly car.
     
  24. Thosse were more civilised times.
     
  25. I was in Paris for a few days—it definitely reeks of urine and body-odor. That’s first-hand, BUT I am highly sensitive to odors and tastes.
     
  26. Won't "be the last one he'll ever eat". Going forward plenty of crapsammitches in prison for him, unless he is well connected ....and gets off on probation.
     
  27. They don’t tip in Europe so what other choice does an ill served customer have? Lucky he had a gun or it may have gotten quite messy with a machete. Sometimes I wish I could get a permit to kneecap a server that didn’t just say “how high” when I told them to jump. As long as there were no bag limits I would be satisfied.
     
  28. These types of stories are always framed in such a way as to imply that the crime was committed over >>insert trivial issue here<<. The sandwich wait time might have been the trigger, but the real root of the shooting is simply that the shooter is a lunatic. Crazies gonna crazy.
     
  29. I wonder why no description of the perp was given? Had to be witnesses providing some information.


    :bunny:
     
  30. It was just a sammich, man.
     
  31. Who wouldn't be surprised if the shooter was later identified as a "Frenchman" named Muhammad Al Hussein?
     
  32. Was it a ham sammich? Absolutely haram!
     
  33. Never owned a French gun or shot a French server but I did own a 1960 Peugeot 403 vert. 4-speed on the column - pretty cool car. Mine was in about the same shape as Lt. Columbo's. :D
    Columbo car.jpg
     
  34. Suspect description? Video?
     

  35. Police artist sketch....
    [​IMG]
     
  36. It's also Noisy.
     
  37. Well yeah it noisy, with all those damn gun shots at the restaurant its hard to hear anything.
     
  38. To be fair, in Europe people dont tip much. Just a little bit on top of the bill.

    The gratuity is built into the price. It will even tell you that on the menu.

    When I was in Paris a a month or so ago, they had two menu prices for a cappuccino. Prix salle and Prix à emporter. This is very common for French restaurants. So it costs less for a to go order than one you have at the restaurant because they add gratuity.

    IIRC the price was 2.50Eur à emporter and 4Eur to have there. I had cappuccino while seated.

    So, what is a person supposed to do if they are charged a gratuity and get poor service?

    This is not about not tipping, but PAYING a tip and then getting poor service.
     
  39. Hint: If you go to beerfestival in Europe... give a nice tip up front... just like here your beer comes to front of the line...
     
  40. Good thing he wasn't with the wife and I yesterday he would have gone bat crap crazy.
    It's long story about some of the worse service and worse food we've ever had.

    Guess I'll tell it anyway.
    We had just left the funeral home, my wife's mother a wonder lady passed away on Thursday and we were at the viewing.
    Ok were going home and don't want to cook so we decide to get a drink and a salad, we've been eating comfort food a day or to that family and friends brought over. we stop at a chain called Chedders go it late Sunday evening so it's not to crowded and we are seated right way. waiter comes over gets our drink order and leaves.... and he's gone... and he's gone... finanly we've had enough get up and walk out and as we're leaving he comes from somewhere and my wife says to late.

    We go to the next place called Fuzzys Tacos order the salad with shrimp, no shrimp sweetie says the 21 year old cashier. Ok We'll have the salad with fish, ok sweetie. What to drink sweetie? Wife has a margarita and i have a draft. Pay our money and wait for the drinks,her you go sweetie, brings me a beer in a goblet and it running over the side so I have to ake a sip will it's on the bar or it will spill. we get our order of chips and salsa there good, how do you mess up chips right?

    The beeper goes off and I go to pick up our salads and there's a salad, one salad. I tell the girl it's supposed to be two salads, she checks the tickets and yeah ok I fix the other one. Ok salads comes and we sit a second and go no. The fish smells so strong that we think it's gone bad, call some one over and they say ok we'll get the manager so we wait.... and wait... and wait... I look at my wife and said screw them let's leave. Got up and left vowing never to go Fuzzys Tacos in east Texas again.
     
  41. Good thing he wasn't with the wife and I yesterday he would have gone bat crap crazy.
    It's long story about some of the worse service and worse food we've ever had.

    Guess I'll tell it anyway.
    We had just left the funeral home, my wife's mother a wonder lady passed away on Thursday and we were at the viewing.
    Ok were going home and don't want to cook so we decide to get a drink and a salad, we've been eating comfort food a day or to that family and friends brought over. we stop at a chain called Chedders go it late Sunday evening so it's not to crowded and we are seated right way. waiter comes over gets our drink order and leaves.... and he's gone... and he's gone... finanly we've had enough get up and walk out and as we're leaving he comes from somewhere and my wife says to late.

    We go to the next place called Fuzzys Tacos order the salad with shrimp, no shrimp sweetie says the 21 year old cashier. Ok We'll have the salad with fish, ok sweetie. What to drink sweetie? Wife has a margarita and i have a draft. Pay our money and wait for the drinks,her you go sweetie, brings me a beer in a goblet and it running over the side so I have to ake a sip will it's on the bar or it will spill. we get our order of chips and salsa there good, how do you mess up chips right?

    The beeper goes off and I go to pick up our salads and there's a salad, one salad. I tell the girl it's supposed to be two salads, she checks the tickets and yeah ok I fix the other one. Ok salads comes and we sit a second and go no. The fish smells so strong that we think it's gone bad, call some one over and they say ok we'll get the manager so we wait.... and wait... and wait... I look at my wife and said screw them let's leave. Got up and left vowing never to go Fuzzys Tacos in east Texas again.
     
  42. I can't see buying a sammich from a Frenchie actually. Hygiene doesn't seem to be a major concern there. I bet the bathroom soap doesn't get much use.
     
  43. I wonder if it was a croque or a baguette ?