“I Said I Want Extra Shrimp… B%#ch!”

Every once in a while, as an author, you come across a story that almost writes itself. Well this is one of those occasions; however, before I jump feet first into this adorable little tale, I want to preface it with a question.

Have you ever been to a restaurant, specifically somewhere like a Chinese food diner, and felt like you were skimped on your portions? Did you politely ask the server if you could have a little more… let’s say fried chicken, beef, or whatever it is that you felt was lacking? Well if you didn’t I understand why. Some people; however, aren’t willing to take such things lying down. Check this out…

Woman Calls 911 Complaining About Food Order

upsetEarlier this week Connie Chu, owner of A and D Buffalo in Haltom City, Texas, had a customer call 911 from within her restaurant. Apparently this woman was tired of being sh*tted on her meals and had finally reached the breaking point!

I said I’m going to get extra meat this time. But he didn’t even put extra shrimp in there,” the woman told a 911 dispatcher. “I asked him, ‘Can I get any extra shrimp, or can you give my money back?’ And he started hollering. So I just said, ‘I’m going to call the police.'”

According to the story, the lady left the restaurant before the police arrived; therefore, police were unable to identify her. It does makes you wonder though; did this woman have legitimate grounds for complaint? Ok, calling “the boys in blue” to complain that your sweet and sour shrimp was deliberately under-served may be a bit much, but what if this lady did actually receive a kiddy sized meal at an adult sized price?

In economic times such as these, major companies are using lots of tactics to offset a slowdown in consumer spending. Beverage makers are using less plastic in their bottles, which is why the size of Coca Cola bottle caps has been significantly reduced. Potato chip makers are shrinking bags and raising prices. Restaurants are decreasing their servings. Pizzerias are using fewer toppings. In nearly every facet of our economy you are seeing pullbacks.

So again, what if this lady did have a legitimate concern? The fact that the server may have yelled at her would have certainly added insult to injury under these circumstances.

When Alfredo Martinez, a regular patron at A and D Buffalo, was asked how much shrimp the restaurant usually gives him with his food he had this to say, “I don’t really count it, but a pretty good amount.”

Well going forward, I think he should count! Because he might walk in one day, order a shrimp fried rice, and walk away from the counter with two shrimp buried beneath a sh*t load of vegetables! And I have a feeling that Alfredo isn’t the type of dude to take sh*t like that with a smile!

Credit: cbs11tv.com


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