When going out to eat, some people seem to forget one important detail; waiters and waitresses are humans too, and should be treated as such. However, not everyone remembers this. The main character in this story, who we'll call Peter, saw this happening to one of his waitresses.
When he did, he made sure those guys learned a valuable lesson.
The evening started out like any other; Peter was busying managing the restaurant when a group of older men walked in and sat down. They were approached by one of the waitresses, known as 'Susan.' Susan was young, around 17-years-old, and incredibly well-liked by both staff and customers alike.
Susan began her routine of greeting them and getting their drink orders, truly embodying the phrase "service with a smile." Peter thought it was business as usual, until Susan asked to speak with him.
Susan told Peter about how the guys were making her feel uncomfortable by staring at her chest and making lewd comments. They even went so far as to touch her on her arm without consent, and comment on her outfit (which was a crop top and booty shorts).
Not about to put up with this disgusting behavior, Peter offered to have another server take over the table. Susan relented, saying she wanted to keep serving the table in case they tipped her well. Against his better judgement, Peter allowed Susan to continue serving the table.
For the next hour and a half, Susan continued to serve the table while Peter watched carefully. He had not noticed any other issues, until Susan approached him with tears running down her face.
Susan told Peter after she politely asked them to keep their hands to themselves and to stop touching her, the men decided to give her some "words of advice." Except, they were words no one should have to listen to.
According to these men, Susan wasn't acting the way they thought a waitress should. She should have been more "flirty" with her guests; after all, why would they tip someone who rejected their disgusting advances?
Also, she definitely should have been prepared for them to touch her. If she was going to wear such a proactive outfit (but in reality, it wasn't), then she should have known that was going to happen. After all, she can't rely on her looks to get by in life! Since according to them, she wasn't even that good-looking (which was also untrue).
In addition to these great tips, Susan was also given a quick lesson on proper greeting etiquette. Since these men were clearly expecting to be treated like the royalty they are, she should be calling either "sir," or "gentlemen" if she was addressing the whole group.
Luckily for Susan, they were willing to give her a second chance! If she followed all of their suggestions, then they'd be willing to tip her properly.
Unluckily for them, Peter was now aware of what had just taken place. He was not about to let these pieces of trash treat such a nice, wonderful young woman like she was a piece of meat. After giving Susan a comforting hug, he assured her he would deal with this situation. With a feeling of pure rage and fury, he got their checks together and headed over to their table.
Unbeknownst to them, Peter comes from an interesting background. He was formerly a Marine before attending college and working at the restaurant. During his time in the Marines, he served as a Sargent and a squad letter, which gave him a calm, yet absolutely terrifying voice to use whenever he got angry or upset.
Still seemingly unaware to their awful and disgusting remarks, the men were surprised to find Peter instead of Susan at their table. In fact, they even requested Peter get lost and for Susan to return so they could continue their drinking. However, Peter was not about to budge and let them know as such. He told them how he had heard of their offensive behavior to Susan, and how he wanted an explanation as to why they behaved in such a way.
Apparently, these men were not used to being called out for their actions, as they were surprised they were being spoken to in such a manner. If they can dish it out, they should be able to take it.
Outraged at being spoken to in such a manor (which sounds like it was a long time coming), one of the men demanded to speak to a manager.
Of course, Peter was only too happy to grant their request.
It was almost like playing a reverse card in Uno; Peter had the satisfying moment of telling the table he was, in fact, the manager. Peter proceeded to give them the tongue lashing of a lifetime, telling them about how their unwanted advice and behavior belittled and humiliated Susan, how they shouldn't touch someone without their consent, and most importantly, about how Susan was underage.
This last bit caught most of the patron's attention, and the surrounding diners began glaring daggers at the scummy men.
Throwing their bill down on the table, Peter continued his rage-infused lecture as he told them to pay, and to only come back to his restaurant when they knew how to treat women with respect.
With their tails between their legs, the men got the message as they quickly paid their bill, and ran towards the exit. After all, if a man as intimidating as Peter is screaming in someone's face, they most certainly mean business.
Satisfied with his actions, Peter headed back to work. With these men gone from the restaurant, he and Susan were able to go back to work without any further issues. Peter did however call the owner with a quick heads up about what had gone down, just in case one of the men decided to complain about his actions. Although he agreed with Peter's actions, he recommended maybe not cursing people out while there are other diners in the establishment (even thought these guys definitely deserved it).
Safe to say, even if they did realize the error of their ways, they wouldn't be returning to Peter's restaurant any time soon. Just goes to show inappropriate behavior like this won't be tolerated at any point in time.