Man’s Meal Thrown Out at Restaurant, Sparks Conflict

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A man and his girlfriend went out for dinner only to have his meal disappear mid-meal. When he confronted the waitress, he was met with excuses and unhelpful service. Frustrated, he took matters into his own hands and refused to pay for his meal, leaving a scathing note for the restaurant. While his girlfriend thinks he went too far, his mother (a retired waitress) thinks he should have been more understanding. What do you think? Was he justified in his actions or did he overreact? Read on to find out more.

Delayed seating causes tension at the restaurant 🍴

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Waiter rushes customer, sparks tension 😠

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Server's over-enthusiasm leads to conflict at restaurant 🍴

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Customer stands up to restaurant staff, demands uninterrupted meal 🍽️

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Stolen meal at a restaurant, where did it go? 🤔

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Vanishing meal leads to restaurant conflict 😕

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Misunderstood waiter throws out man's meal 💔

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"Hangry" customer demands meal back, sparks restaurant conflict. 😡

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Customer's meal thrown out, sparks conflict with waitress 😡

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Customer demands manager after meal is thrown out 😠

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Customer denied meal, sparks conflict with waitress 😠

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Customer stands up to rude server and sparks conflict 💪

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Etiquette debate ensues after man's meal is thrown out 🍽️

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Man's meal thrown out after rude server rushes dinner 🍽️

A man's dinner was thrown out by a rude server who kept interrupting his meal. Despite repeatedly telling the server to stop taking away his food and drink, the meal was thrown out while he was chatting with a friend. The server claimed she thought he was done with his meal. When the man complained, the manager refused to see him, and the server refused to reprint the check without his meal. The man left without paying for the meal and wrote a note on the check explaining why he did not tip. While his girlfriend thought he went too far, his mother, a retired waitress, disagreed. How would you have handled this situation? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below.

Customer's food thrown out without consent, sparking discrimination concerns 😠

Chuckiesmom98 | Chuckiesmom98

Restaurant staff's hostility towards customer sparks conflict. Possible racial discrimination?

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Customer suggests bad review after restaurant ruins meal. Others recommend talking to manager first.

GreekAmericanDom | GreekAmericanDom

Server's breach of etiquette leads to plate being thrown out 😠

CephalopodSpy | CephalopodSpy

Former server sympathizes with OP, while OP deals with discrimination.

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Customer receives no service, refuses to pay, and plans to share their negative experience on social media

ConditionZeroOne | ConditionZeroOne

Incompetent server ruins customer's meal, refuses to make amends 🙄

snewton_8 | snewton_8

Former restaurant worker advises to speak to manager for apology 🍽️

KaliTheBlaze | KaliTheBlaze

Unwelcome guests? Possible racial bias against OP and girlfriend 🤔

Oldgamerlady | Oldgamerlady

Customer not in the wrong, manager not informed 🤷‍♀️

ThrowAwayCatBalloon | ThrowAwayCatBalloon

Server clears man's plate mid-meal, sparks conflict (NTA) 🍽️

madoosles | madoosles

Former waitress supports customer's decision to stand up to overstepping staff.

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Standing up for yourself and your meal 🍽️🙅‍♂️

GarysCanary | GarysCanary

Former server with anxiety empathizes and condemns asshole behavior 🤝

singingskeletons | singingskeletons

Customer's full plate cleared without warning, NTA for being upset 😡

TheRestForTheWicked | TheRestForTheWicked

Server's behavior inexcusable, diner not at fault. 💯👍

DannyBigD | DannyBigD

Standing up for yourself at a restaurant—NTA! 👏

Regular_Sample_5197 | Regular_Sample_5197

When AITA becomes too relatable... 😅

WittyResource2329 | WittyResource2329

Standing up for oneself against bad service 💪

Mkd7998 | Mkd7998

Empathetic response to waitress's justified actions with relatable humor 😂

coyotebored83 | coyotebored83

Woman's scallops stolen during fire alarm, husband blamed for evacuation

bloodybutunbowed | bloodybutunbowed

Restaurant fails to satisfy customer's hunger, sparks confusion 🍽️

Flashy-Cherry-898 | Flashy-Cherry-898

🍽️ Customer's barely touched meal thrown out, sparks conflict with server

bob_but_backwards | bob_but_backwards

Stand up for yourself and leave online reviews! 👍

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Customer vs server: Who's side are you on? 🤔

ruthlessshenanigans | ruthlessshenanigans

Customer's plate taken despite clear instructions, sparks conflict.

Accomplished-Cheek59 | Accomplished-Cheek59

Commenter questions tipping as reward for bad behavior at restaurant.

GenghisQuan2571 | GenghisQuan2571

Stand up for yourself and your food! 💪🍔

barbaramillicent | barbaramillicent

Unacceptable service at restaurant, NTA for wanting what's paid for 🙅🏼

SuccessfulProblem494 | SuccessfulProblem494

👍 Not the a**hole, but what happened next?

shzan1 | shzan1

Customer experiences racism at restaurant, sparks conversation about mistreatment.

Equivalent_Sector786 | Equivalent_Sector786

Waitress takes away fried pickles mid-chew, date gets wrong sandwich. 😤

jinxdrain | jinxdrain

Customer's meal thrown out, server's behavior slammed. NTA wins!

NewtLevel | NewtLevel

Server messes up, doesn't fix it. NTA. Leave a review.

CompetitiveStick6239 | CompetitiveStick6239

Stand up for yourself and your food 🍴👊 #NTA

sueelleker | sueelleker

Tip debate: Is it for exemplary service only? 🤔

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Leftover food tossed out sparks conflict 😡🍽️

SophiaF88 | SophiaF88

Speak to the manager 🗣️ and avoid conflict 😤

ohsogreen | ohsogreen

Why pay for food that went to waste? 👍

daric | daric

Former server sympathizes with OP's experience of food waste 🍽️

SwimmingCoyote | SwimmingCoyote

Unjustly treated customer seeks justice with fiery review 🔥

LittleRedCarnation | LittleRedCarnation

Stand your ground! 🙌 Commenter questions server's actions.

spacecampcadet | spacecampcadet

Customer refuses to pay for mistreated meal. NTA.

The-Shattering-Light | The-Shattering-Light

Pro-tip: Seek out the manager directly to resolve issues 👍

QuietBarfingCat | QuietBarfingCat

Quick service or not, no one deserves to have food taken 😠

primejanus | primejanus

Food thrown out, but only from one plate? 🤔 NTA

boogley88 | boogley88

Unfinished meal trashed, cafe offers replacement. Restaurant fails customer service.

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Former server supports customer who had meal thrown out at restaurant.

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Commenter praised for not being the a**hole 🙌

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Customer not wronged, but conflict still sparked 🔥

lcole303 | lcole303

Waitress throws out customer's meal, sparks conflict. NTA seeks justice 🍽️

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Server revenge? Commenter suggests not tipping and dine-and-dashing.

Just-some-moran | Just-some-moran

Stand up for yourself! 🙌 NTA comment gets support

tjo1975 | tjo1975

Customer rightfully upset after ignored request to not rush meal ⏰

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Customer receives poor service, not obligated to leave a tip 💸

CruciasNZ | CruciasNZ

Bad service at restaurant, commenter not at fault. 👍

gia456rein | gia456rein

Constantly pestering customers for service is too much 😑

nomoreroger | nomoreroger

Former server calls out incompetent, racist restaurant staff. 💥

topropestout | topropestout

Deaf customer advocates for equal service for disabled and POC patrons.

Comfortable-Value140 | Comfortable-Value140

Late dinner thrown away by server, sparks rude behavior.

ElfInTheMachine | ElfInTheMachine

Server calls out unacceptable behavior of food waste at restaurant 🚫🍴

nelishthedude | nelishthedude

Expose the restaurant! NTA comments stand with you 😎

Smochiii | Smochiii