Listen, everyone. I get that sometimes when you’re paying for a service, you feel entitled. But NO ONE ever deserves to be treated like garbage, regardless of what your expectations are when you visit a restaurant.
Last weekend, I hit up one of my favorite places to get breakfast: Buckley Farm.
Yet another Ballston Spa gem, Buckley Farm offers breakfast from 9-12 on Saturday & Sundays and lunch from 12-4.
We sat down and it’s a small place – but the food is amazing. I mean, it is a farm, so they’re working with some of the best, freshest ingredients.
The people who work there are also SO NICE. Like ridiculously nice, it makes me want to be a better person. And when we sat down, they said they were really busy and to please be understanding that it might take a little while for the food to come out. We also ordered a lot of food because we like to eat.
So at that moment, we were like okay well it was great for them to let us know it’ll be a while, because now we don’t have expectations for the food to be out in 10 minutes. We also had the opportunity to say “oh we have somewhere we have to be, so we’ll have to pass on eating here today.”
A couple and their son came in shortly after we ordered and sat down. Assuming they got the same run-down, they stayed. We got our food. Right after we got our food, the woman stormed towards the kitchen and came back to her seat, grabbed her bag and said “it’s going to be another 15 minutes. WE’RE LEAVING.”
Straight up got her stuff, got her family and got up out of there. No money was left on the table. No money was paid for her and her man’s coffee that they drank while waiting. No money was left for the food that they ordered and was being prepared for them.
Two minutes after they sped out of the parking lot, the waitress came out with their food. And then turned around and brought it back into the kitchen. TWO MINUTES.
Honestly at the time I was so enraged, I couldn’t get myself to write anything.
But now that I have had a little bit of time to assess the situation, I still feel as though those people were EXTREMELY rude.
I get it. Waiting for your food sucks. Especially when you’re waiting for a long time.
But you know what sucks even more? When a restaurant TELLS YOU that your food is going to take a while, you agree to it, and then YOU LEAVE. WITHOUT PAYING.
See? Now I’m getting fired up about it again.
I don’t believe there’s a place for people like that. If you’re going to be rude and act like an ungrateful ass when you go out to eat, I’d prefer you just stay home.
A fellow diner/relatively good human
PS – An actual review will be coming soon.
PPS – Buckley Farm, I still love you.