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monet0412
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July 17th, 2017 at 9:50:11 AM permalink
It doesn't take much to amuse me...

I don't like this table... Is anything else open? Where would you like to sit sir? Now were playing the game... I want that table over there it's bigger and closer to the food. That station is closed sir. How about that table? It isn't bused yet sir! I'll wait... chop chop peasant!! When you say Chop Chop you might want to use a different voice. It is optional but I find that since my wife is from Hong Kong that an accent of Asian descent is the most funny to me. However you might get strange looks and saying peasant or pee-on might not be appropriate. Heck this whole post isn't really appropriate or advisable but I like bigger tables or bigger booths is usually the reason I might not like the table they are trying to seat me at. Another reason is they might try to seat me right beside the entrance to the dishwasher and servers are flying in and out and it gets kinda noisy listening to the servers complaining about how few tips they got or how they just got stiffed! Of course if your planning on swiping a weeks worth of food you might want a table that is hidden more. Wow you eat those steaks fast... I just served you three in the last 5 mins!?
Mission146
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July 17th, 2017 at 9:57:42 AM permalink
Oh, I suppose those could be true. I always just sit wherever the place decides to put me, I'm pretty unconcerned about whatever is taking place around me, so it makes no difference to me where I am placed. I mean, I watch what's going on around me, but none of it actually bothers me. I like restaurants with a semi-open kitchen, sitting across from that is cool because it's fun to watch what they are doing.
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LuckyPhow
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July 17th, 2017 at 10:04:45 AM permalink
Quote: RS

Buffets seem to have the worst service ever.



Ouch! Do buffets in Vegas and other places really do all you report? Gwarsh! Who would'da thought?

My experience at casino buffets in Biloxi is completely opposite of yours.
  • Cashier records drink order when you first pay ($$ or comps)
  • Hostess/Host delivers silverware as you are seated and invites you to "dig in" immediately, placing your drink order in the table centerpiece where your server sees it
  • Your server either brings your drink order before you return to the table with food, or very soon thereafter, and asks whether you require anything else (steak sauce? extra napkins? etc.)
  • Returning from the buffet with second helpings, you will (almost always) find the dirty plates removed during your absence. (But, I sometimes have had to move them to another table.)


I love hearing everyone's reasons why I never again want to go to Vegas to gamble. But, honestly, I find stories like those in RS's post disappointing, to say the least.
boymimbo
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July 17th, 2017 at 10:36:51 AM permalink
Oh you are saying that 34 hours total time per day for the entire class of workers.
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gamerfreak
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July 17th, 2017 at 10:37:25 AM permalink
Quote: Mission146

I also agree that stealing food is probably justifiable if you're in a position in which you are really pinched for money. Have to do what you can to get by.



I wonder if anyone has ever been charged with a crime for removing food from a buffet. Many buffets specifically sell to-go containers, so I could imagine that could make it easier for a buffet with a stick up their rear to call it shoplifting.

Generally I'd hope that a business wouldn't go on a witch hunt and try to prosecute their customers for petty things like this, but Casino's and their infinite wisdom continue to surprise me.
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July 17th, 2017 at 10:41:12 AM permalink
Quote: boymimbo

Oh you are saying that 34 hours total time per day for the entire class of workers.



Correct, and that's an extremely conservative assumption. That assumes it's already at bare minimum staffing at all times.
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Mission146
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July 17th, 2017 at 10:43:43 AM permalink
Quote: gamerfreak

I wonder if anyone has ever been charged with a crime for removing food from a buffet. Many buffets specifically sell to-go containers, so I could imagine that could make it easier for a buffet with a stick up their rear to call it shoplifting.

Generally I'd hope that a business wouldn't go on a witch hunt and try to prosecute their customers for petty things like this, but Casino's and their infinite wisdom continue to surprise me.



Again, I don't fault someone for filling an entire backpack with food if they are hard up, have to do what you can to survive. That said, if I were a supervisor/manager and caught that happening, it'd pretty much be my responsibility to 86 them from the buffet.

Casino buffets might be different. I doubt a manager would have the ability, someone would probably want to look st play and loss history first.
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beachbumbabs
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July 17th, 2017 at 10:56:57 AM permalink
Boy, this thread took off.

A few notes. ..

777: what's with the shade you threw Zcore13 about being overpaid? If it's a joke, mark it as such. Came off as an insult, if so, warning. Geez, man.

Mission. Fiancee? (at Melting Pot). Is this news I missed, or are you referring to your ex before the wedding? Mazeltov if applicable.

Also, full time LCB? Are we getting paid now for the modding? Or is this about the articles and such. Another mazeltov if you're able to just do the articles and make enough to live on.

Monet : you remind me of those surveillance cams in grocery stores over the meat counter. The ones where skinny people in baggy clothes suddenly become.very well fed -looking. Some of those are pretty funny, especially when the food starts to leak or.fall out of the bottom . Not sure why I'm picturing those. Backpack? Amateur. Lol...

Tipping errata: I do sometimes pay what I call table rent. I'm going to stay as long as I want to stay at a restaurant. Sometimes it's because the service is too slow. -ev on tip most of the time, however if the server is on it, and the kitchen is behind, I'm usually not going to punish an otherwise good server.

If, however, I'm there for 3 hours for my own reasons and the restaurant reasonably expected to turn the table.2-3x in that time, I will over tip for having Bogarted the table. But not at a top - price restaurant. They expect (or should ) to only turn the table once that night if at all. And regardless of price point, I do expect.comtiuied service , not a.check-dump and no further refills or whatever after that.
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GWAE
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July 17th, 2017 at 10:58:27 AM permalink
Quote: Mission146

Again, I don't fault someone for filling an entire backpack with food if they are hard up, have to do what you can to survive. That said, if I were a supervisor/manager and caught that happening, it'd pretty much be my responsibility to 86 them from the buffet.

Casino buffets might be different. I doubt a manager would have the ability, someone would probably want to look st play and loss history first.



I told my wife a few weeks back thst if I were ever homeless I would find a way to vegas. At least there you can eat for free. It would be very easy to just walk into a buffet, grab a few things and walk out. There are so many buffets that you should at least not starve.
monet0412
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July 17th, 2017 at 11:01:33 AM permalink
Quote: gamerfreak

I wonder if anyone has ever been charged with a crime for removing food from a buffet. Many buffets specifically sell to-go containers, so I could imagine that could make it easier for a buffet with a stick up their rear to call it shoplifting.

Generally I'd hope that a business wouldn't go on a witch hunt and try to prosecute their customers for petty things like this, but Casino's and their infinite wisdom continue to surprise me.



Stealing is stealing. However these are two bit hustler tricks. IMO if you keep your stealing small and are somewhat sharp about it... you should never get caught. I personally have never been caught doing anything petty like shoplifting, buffet shopping, movie hopping, waiting at the back door of the movies to open to sneak in...etc etc. Let's get this straight. This behavior is wrong... no doubt about that but I've found that if you keep things small you should have no problems. It never hurts to have a back up plan like a bribe or other back ups.

I've actually tested out larger things like walking out of malls or departments stores with large boxes like Kitchen Aid Mixers and other things. I've looked at so many rings on the jewelry counter that the sales girl had no idea how many I palmed. So many easy targets out there but it isn't the right way to live. It is an easy life and a very bad trade in the long run. It is so -EV you shouldn't even try. You should work hard... save your money... help your family and make strong friends and live a clean life.

Quote: beachbumbabs

Monet : you remind me of those surveillance cams in grocery stores over the meat counter. The ones where skinny people in baggy clothes suddenly become.very well fed -looking. Some of those are pretty funny, especially when the food starts to leak or.fall out of the bottom . Not sure why I'm picturing those. Backpack? Amateur. Lol...



Oh this is good. That reminds me of how many times I would just go in the grocery store and fill up a cart and just push it right out the door and keep going to my destination. Never caught once. Only one time some couple blocked the door while they were coming in. They looked at me and the cart and gave me a pause and decided to just move on. Out of my way good citizens lol!

If you do that make sure you get those brown paper bags from the chicken counter. It looks more like you paid for items instead of not having any bags in the shopping cart but honestly it doesn't matter... security is a joke in those spots and I highly doubt they are monitoring anything. The Loss is already factored into the prices.

I never did it like this but this is a pretty good video on YouTube of how to go Pro

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPa2atWWVk8
Last edited by: monet0412 on Jul 17, 2017

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