New Video: Is Restaurant Service Going to the Dogs?Published September 2, 2011
With the wretched state of today’s economy, eating out is something my husband Marty and I rarely get to do. But on those occasions when we plan a special night out to go to a restaurant for dinner, some of the things that are most important to both of us are receiving a delicious meal and high quality service.
And on those evenings when we’re looking forward to a wonderful meal, as far as we are concerned, there is nothing more aggravating than a nonchalant waiter or waitress appearing rather bored, taking their sweet time to get around to welcoming us, giving us a menu and taking our beverage orders. I mean, it’s not too much to ask for good service, is it?
I am sure many of you can identify with what I am saying, and how nerve-wracking it can be when hungry and thirsty, anticipating a yummy dinner, and feeling invisible! It so turns us off!
So when a friend recently sent me an email with a link to a video which graphically illustrates our frustration with bad service, I found myself virtually rolling on the floor, my sides splitting with laughter, feeling comforted that others were in the same boat.
But these were not human dinner patrons. Oh no! In fact, these were two canines who apparently were out on the town, trying their darndest to get recognized and served. And even though the café they were patronizing was not a fancy establishment, one would think that since it’s extremely rare to have two hungry dogs sitting at one’s counter (obviously wanting to order a meal), the staff would have paid more attention to them. Are service people really that callous?
Featured in this hilarious, wonderfully crafted video uploaded to YouTube by Septimiuskrogh, with 5,363,967 hits and still counting, are two adorable hounds patiently waiting to get served in a restaurant. Yet, in spite of their obvious presence, no one inquires what they want, and they never get anything to drink.
Describing the video, Septimiuskrogh thanks his viewers for their great comments, adding, “Some people though are worried for the dogs - were they forced and did they hurt themselves on the forks?
“Firstly the dogs loved it - they are best friends and really like getting all the attention. We practiced with the cutlery in advance, and both dogs very quickly figured it out. Besides, the "waitress" kept on talking to them and encouraging them. They are very well behaved, and know when to sit still, take it slow and wait. This video was shot in one take, no cuts or editing - and both dogs had a wonderful time. The hand coordination was not preplanned - since everything was up to the dogs - but we both intuitively acted on the feeling of the dogs movement, plus we could hear from the "waitresses" comments, what the dogs were doing.
“Enjoy and don´t be worried - both dogs love it, and we love them.”
So take a moment to be delighted and see what I am talking about. It’s worth every viewing moment!
Have your dining out experiences gone to the dogs as well? Share in a comment.