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

6. Hard To Come Back From This

I wasn’t working at this bar but I witnessed a break-up there on Valentine’s Day. This couple was arguing – very loudly at that – about their problems in the relationship. Well one thing led to another and then a woman screams out:


The poor guy didn’t even know what to say. He was so dumbfounded that he just sat there while she stormed out.

7. “Deal With It Or Not”

Not a waitress at the time, but a fellow customer. My husband and I were out to eat at an awesome sushi bar on a weekend. It is packed and we were sitting at the u-shaped sushi bar. Most people at the bar there eat omakase style (you don’t order, just tell the chef what you don’t like and he just gives you sushi and small plates until you say stop, its a social thing and you are interacting with the chef a lot so he knows what direction to go next).

Next to us is a couple in their early 50s or so, no rings. The guy calmly tells the woman right after they sit down that he’s been cheating on her and she can deal with it or not, he doesn’t care. She understandably gets upset, but is trying not to make a scene, so she asks them to leave so they can talk in private. He says no and just keeps hoovering down sushi. She is crying and asks the usual questions: what did I do wrong, what do they have/do that I don’t, do you even are about me, etc. He answers her in great sexual detail why all of these other women are better than her in bed, critiques her Bj technique, tells her he doesn’t like her haircut, just awful things, in between talking to the chef about his food.

By this point the both of them are oblivious to the fact that the 25 other people at the bar can all hear them and are super uncomfortable. I gather that he drove them there and she doesn’t have a phone. I put my phone on the bar and wordlessly offer it to her to call someone to come get her. She starts bawling harder and says that she can’t call anyone because they live hours away and came to the city for a romantic getaway. He shrugs and they go back to arguing. This goes on for about 45 mins. He ate all her food too. When he is finally done, they pay and leave. The chef apologizes to all of us for that and pours a sake shot on the house for us. It was the most awkward dinner ever. I have no idea why the dude picked that moment to tell her this. Just before he started, they had asked us what we were having and seemed to be fine with each other.


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