Check Please! 25 Waiters And Customers Share Their Most Cringeworthy Public Breakup Stories

3. She Was Unexcited

I worked at an Italian restaurant in college. One afternoon, this guy lets us know that he’s going to propose to his GF later that night. He has flowers and balloons delivered. He kept on saying he wanted a lot of people to witness it and asked for the staff to gather around and video the proposal. So there are 10 of us standing there, staring at them, holding balloons. He pops the question. She just sits there. She doesn’t smile AT ALL. She looks around at all of us, and quietly says yes. The guy freaks out and starts crying and laughing and started hugging the waitstaff. This chick was clearly not into it, the guy probably knew and so he made her feel so uncomfortable that she felt like she had to say yes. Yikes.

4. My Own Personal Maury Povich

Not quite a break-up, but I had a table of two women, and one of them apparently told the other that she had been sleeping with her boyfriend. I was about 30 feet away, I just heard yelling, the one being cheated on ran outside crying to smoke, then came back inside yelling about what a stupid whore the other was. It was 30 minutes ’til close, they were literally the only guests we had, so they weren’t bothering any other tables, so my manager didn’t have to intervene or anything. Cooks were coming out of the kitchen to watch after I told them what was going on. My own personal Maury Povich show. It was EXTREMELY awkward delivering the check, though.

5. Retirement Home Drama

I was a waiter at a retirement home. One day a couple that had been married for 30 or 40 years divorced over night. Next day, the man was in the dining room, talking and flirting with the other ladies while his “ex” was nowhere to be seen. The next day they were together again. They acted like they were still married and nothing had happened. Old people are fuckin weird.


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