Today we went to a new Japanese restaurant… in our town, no less. It was very good, but our waiter was not exactly the best one could ever hope for. One thing in particular was very amusing. We requested some more tempura dipping sauce, and a few moments later we saw the waiter coming towards us. He was carrying a small bowl filled to the brim with it and I noticed that his hand was over the top of the bowl. I was wondering why until I saw the steady drops falling from the side of the bowl.
Yep, he spilled the sauce onto the hardwood floor all the way over to our table. And when he finally was able to put it down on the table, he mumbled a simple,”Sorry for the spill.”
It was just today that I realized that one’s restaurant experience depends strongly on the skill of one’s waiter. Not everyone is cut out for it, but A for effort, Buddy 🙂