Thursday, February 19, 2015

That's My Girl!

Mrs. Noiswater and I were having breakfast a little while back in this great Greek diner in Chicago where you can get around 38 different egg skillets.  As long as I have been going in there, which is about as long as I've been writing on this blog page, it has been run by a middle aged Greek American with a thick Chicago accent who runs around there trying to run the whole place in his pajama pants.

On this day he was hollering at one of his staff members in a way that was making us uncomfortable, and this is not a side I had ever seen in him.  He is usually very busy and short with people to an extent but always very polite.  On this day he laid into this poor waitress and told her exactly what he though of her and performance for all his customers to hear.  "The toilet's clogged?  Well go plunge it!  Ah, go ahead and cry in the bathroom or whatever it is you do," he said to her as she ran towards the kitchen.  Then he warned someone never to have a daughter, or something to that effect.  So, we gathered that this was daughter he was lambasting.

Then when we brought our bill up to the counter to ring up, he went right back to his usual charming self.  He even commented on how pretty Mrs. Noisewater was and asked if she had a single mom around and winked at me.  What a smoothie!  But Mrs. Noisewater's mom is happily married.  Sorry Pajama Pants.

Well, I'll give the guy a pass because he has been nice every other time I have seen him, maybe this daughter of his really is a pain in the butt, and he does grill up a mean skillet.

What do you think, readers?  Do we get some a-hole liberties when interacting with our own families?


Candy's daily Dandy said...

No. There is a time and a place to be an a-hole.
ESPECIALLY if she was his daughter, Dior God's sake take the girl in the back and then lambaste her, fire her, whatever.

But to do it in front of a restaurant full of people? That tells me it's more about his inadequencies than hers.

Andrew said...

I'm in management. I get being frustrated with an employee. But to berate someone in the front where everyone can hear you is totally unprofessional. To talk to anyone like that is unprofessional, regardless of whether or not they're related to you.

Also, he sounds like a creeper & a half.

Also, are his pants the normal kitchen staff pants or are they legit pj bottoms?

Cocaine Princess said...

38 different egg skillets! My mouth is watering-- I love eggs especially for dinner.

I find is very disrespectful & unprofessional when management is yelling at an employee in front of customers. It's downright rude. Take them to one side and speak to them in a calm & professional way.

Mr. Shife said...

Sure you get some liberties but I don't think a public setting is the place to take advantage of them. Pajama pants might end up getting one of those skillets swung up side his head.

James Douglas Morrison said...

Pamela and I have seen him do the same to his daughter. She seemed fine with it though as if it was normal. His mom and dad are great. Last time his dad had a long conversation with my dad George and I. I have had every skillet there and I suggest you do the same.

Kenneth Noisewater said...

Candy: True. And I like that we both got to say lambaste today.

Andrew: You're right. I think when people own places they get away with a little more. It was pretty messed up the more I think about it. I left laughing, but yeah, pretty bad.

Coke: Oh yeah and all of them are good. You can just think of a number before you sit down and throw it out there. I would say the name of the place but I don't want to get anyone in trouble.

Shifey: Hahaha! Doesn't that ugly old broad from Goonies smack someone in the face with a skillet in "Throw Momma From the Train?" What a shit movie. I was cheering for all of them to get thrown from the train. And everyone involved with it could have been thrown out - right down to the boom mic guy.

Kenneth Noisewater said...

JDM: No way!!! I thought it was a one time thing. He might have some anger issues, huh? He needs to sit down with you in the desert with some peyote and follow a naked Indian around for a while until he finds his inner peace.

Jimmy Fungus said...

There was this manager at my work. He could be the most charming guy if he wanted to, but he also could be worse than Hitler. The charming persona was most likely just an act so he could get away with acting like Hitler once in awhile and not get carted away by the men in the white coats for being a psychopath. Though I really don't know what the deal is with Pajama Pants... it's possible he was having a bad moment.

Mr. Shife said...

Hi Dr. Ken.

Mr. Shife said...

Hi Dr. Ken.

Kenneth Noisewater said...

Jimmy: Being charming so that you can act like Hitler every now and again and get away with it. That is HILARIOUS!!

Shife: Hey, thanks for checking back in and holding me accountable for the long lapse in updates. I just did another and it's a big long one likely to be skimmed by everyone.