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28 November 2010 @ 08:59 am
A small, but deeply appreciated, bit of good service  
A bunch of us went out to TGI Friday's on Northshore for lunch/dinner yesterday. As a concession to my teeth, I asked for "Water, no ice" to drink.

It hadn't occurred to me that while there would be no actual ice cubes, the water would still be ice cold.

So when the waitress came back around, I said, "I don't mean to be difficult, but is there any way I could get water that's closer to room temperature? I had dental surgery on Monday and am really sensitive to cold."

"Oh, I'm so sorry!" the waitress said (and it was clear that this was sympathy, not apology). "That's all I have out here, but let me see if I can figure out something in the back."


A few minutes later she returned with a new glass of water from the kitchen. It was actually a bit warmer than room temperature, which was absolutely fine with me.


Granted, it seems like a very small thing, but our group arrived just as a huge rush started, so I was very grateful that she was willing to make an extra trip back to the kitchen to find warmer water for me. And, yes, I did thank her both verbally and with the amount of the tip.
 
 
 
Jim Hetleyjhetley on November 28th, 2010 02:10 pm (UTC)
That is good.
fatcookfatcook on November 28th, 2010 05:35 pm (UTC)
It's the small things that make the biggest difference.
I'd be willing to bet that at some time in the past she had surgery and knows just how you felt.
Ayesha: debbie's mebrowngirl on November 28th, 2010 05:58 pm (UTC)
Excellently done by both of you. :)
zemhitchhiker on November 28th, 2010 07:26 pm (UTC)
always nice to get a helpful, friendly waiter :)
starcat_jewelstarcat_jewel on November 28th, 2010 10:32 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that's good service. The cold water would have warmed up in time, but better to have some you could drink right away.

One side effect of the amount of time I spend on the computer is that I've developed a tolerance-shading-to-preference for my drinks at room temperature -- because even if they start cold, they're room temperature after half an hour!