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[*] posted on 8-7-2015 at 21:13


If she's agging on that restaurant, that's nasty. It has nothing to do with her friend with the allergic reaction, although she uses it as weapon. I was agitating against you saying that people with allergies shouldn't visit restaurants. Most restaurants here have veggie, gluten and nut indication on their menus here. If my sister asks if a dish is vegetarian and the waitress doesn't know, she'll say "I'll check it with the cook."

She also complains that she is being called out on being a bad tipper. Weren't tips supposed to be voluntary?

Sorry about lashing out on you on the allergies: I'm itchy all over with sun allergy.
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[*] posted on 8-7-2015 at 22:41


I don't know what is up with the allergy thing but I do know her very well and you don't just all of a sudden add people to your table and just grab a menu for them. She sounds so entitled and has no clue how much she has angered them over the years.

It is not the restaurants job to check if your allergy can be triggered by something so easily. a lot of people claim to have allergies just to make sure they get fresh cooked food.

I have went back and re read her original post and am baffled by how she can even think she is right! She treated them badly in my opinion without even knowing she did.




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[*] posted on 9-7-2015 at 08:58


Let me break down her post as a person who doesn't know her at all would read it:

-Its up to you to tell a restaurant that you're allergic (and to what degree), and it's up to the restaurant to see if they can comply. Since she mentioned the severity of her allergy and the waitress said "OK", it's restaurant's fault.
-From what she says about tipping: a tip is not compulsory.
-You're fully entitled to send badly cooked food back, even on bullshit charges (remember that's how crisps/chips were invented, by a picky businessman who kept on sending his baked sliced potatoes back because the slices were too thick). Badly cooked food is a different story - it could give you severe food poisoning from eating it. She mentions an uncooked egg - salmonella-risk.
-Funny, when my father came to join us at a cafe after we'd already ordered, they were appreciative of his custom. You know, customer = money. It's not at all uncommon for parties to drop in in segments - if there's a table available there's no reason to give somebody a smaller seat.

It may be a cultural difference, but here customer is king, not a person who exists to give restaurants money. This sounds like a place I would not go back to.

The thing is: you know her, I don't. From what I read from what you post here, you are making yourself look like the bad guy now. She knows what to write to get sympathy. You don't. Especially that allergy remark was below the belt.
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[*] posted on 11-7-2015 at 02:56


I spoke with the restaurant. They all talked about it and no one remembers her "Allergy" statement.

they say they have been trying to get rid of her for years. Not something a restaurant would admit freely.




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[*] posted on 11-7-2015 at 10:17


Who made the order? I can't believe that if anyone is that badly allergic, she would've mentioned it.
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[*] posted on 11-7-2015 at 16:17


Back from work, exhausted. Man it's hot!



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[*] posted on 12-7-2015 at 16:24


Baked baguettes again... yum!



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[*] posted on 13-7-2015 at 01:28


The reason I can't tell about that restaurant fiasco is that we only have her word for what happened. Like Bonny says, you know her Huck whereas we can only read her words. I have to say, just based on her words in that first post, that the restaurant are the assholes. There is nothing she mentions that I wouldn't complain about myself, not that I have ever had much to complain about with restaurants. Generally, if I think a restaurant is no good I just never go back.

And, the US culture of tipping is bullshit. People should get paid properly for the work they do and customers shouldn't be obliged to supplement anyone's income. Waiting is part and parcel of what a restaurant provides and they should be employing/training and paying people to give good service because that is part of the job.




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[*] posted on 13-7-2015 at 09:08


Depends where you go: in Japan you pay a lot for a drink, but you don't tip at all.



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[*] posted on 16-7-2015 at 16:45


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[*] posted on 18-7-2015 at 03:16


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[*] posted on 18-7-2015 at 19:42


Worked today. It's very hot.



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[*] posted on 18-7-2015 at 21:32


I just had the pleasure of watching the worlds oldest drum and bugle corps. Jubal from Dordrect Netherlands. ( I hope I spelled that right)

They were great! They have come many times to the U.S. to compete in international drum corps. This is the first time I got to see them. (online but live)

This is the second very big regional competition of the season. My son's drum corps has started falling behind another corps from the East Coast called The Cadets. They are the defending world champions and have won 5 of the last 8 years and 3 silver medals and 4 of those championships have been undefeated seasons with 09,10 being consecutive.

There is a lot of pressure to win of course but I think this years show is better IMO than last years show which garnered the highest score ever. (99.65)

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[*] posted on 19-7-2015 at 09:33


You missed an H there, it's Dordrecht. Nice town.



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[*] posted on 20-7-2015 at 00:24


Just passing. I'm a week away from full time study after too long a break. I'm a wee bit apprehensive.



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[*] posted on 20-7-2015 at 16:30


Enjoy those last few days, Poly... you'll miss them soon enough...



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[*] posted on 25-7-2015 at 15:09


There's a superstrong storm here, trains aren't going in certain areas, the rides in theme park Duinrell are closed, and we're advised to stay off the roads.

Currently I am knitting a Victorian-age white cotton hat. For that I needed 1,5mm knitting needles, both for straight and for circular knitting. And matching white thin cotton. This was used a lot up until the 1980s for table cloths, window decoration, closet borders and such, but nowadays this is so out of fashion, you can't find any knitting needle with a size below 3.0 mm at the regular shops. Fortunately I'd located both yarn and needles at a second-hand shoppe in Geldrop. The cotton I brought home straight away, but to get the needles (had to double check on the size) I had to go out during the storm.

After work, which was wet, I decided to go to Geldrop. On the way there I noticed the windmill of Geldrop, het Nupke (http://www.hetnupke.nl), was working. "Right, it's Saturday, they're open!" So I went to have a look, which was pretty (but since it was spontaneous I didn't have my camera on me) and while I was there, the miller had to put the brakes on.

Anyway the knitting needles were free, could've brought them along earlier.




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[*] posted on 26-7-2015 at 01:23


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Enjoy those last few days, Poly... you'll miss them soon enough...
I was tossing up between doing some reading in preparation for the last week or two and just having a proper break, before returning to study. I opted for the proper break and I've been mostly working on my music and having a pretty good time with it. I'm pretty sure it will all fall into place when I go back.
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... since it was spontaneous I didn't have my camera ... the knitting needles were free, could've brought them along earlier.
Sounds like one of my normal days. How often does stuff like that happen? :D



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[*] posted on 26-7-2015 at 15:43


The storm claimed one life. Wind blew at speeds of up to 120 km/h in IJmuiden and 110 km/h in Amsterdam.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiE8lkFr6kU Tree in Amsterdam falling over
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02ddnGzxNZs Wobbly plane landing on Schiphol




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[*] posted on 29-7-2015 at 15:57


A WWII bomb has just been found in the town centre of Eindhoven. Media differ on the weight, some say 500, some 1000; but it's probably a British one from the raid of 6 December 1942.



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