- Dec 18, 2010
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This.I understand he is picking on a server/waiter - I've done wait jobs in my past, too. Now, if it was an honest mistake that the server was confused with an order of water or a shot of vodka, then someone needs to apologize. We all make mistakes. Somehow, with the server's response to Greg's comment that he ordered water and the server says 'So?' then, yeah, I might get a little annoyed.
And the fact that Greg is known to Poker people, has no bearing on the incident. The server may not have known him at all. There is a distinct difference between water and vodka.
Guess we can't eat donuts in front of fat people too! Where does it end?I would agree with firing the waiter as well, but I want to point out a few things. if the waiter served alcohol at no charge to the customer then he should be fired for that reason as well. the other issue that I think people are neglecting is why a group of "friends" is drinking in front of someone celebrating sobriety. friends don't do that to friends.
Wow, lots of issues here. First, I must say, I am not a fan of using the internet to punish someone or single them out. It would be one thing to take to the internet and use this experience as a learning experience for the general public, but listing his name is crossing the line. I miss the days where that "So" comment would have meant a quick physical confrontation. Granted, the adult thing to do is to inform him of the situation. However, that happened and no respect was given. So, the proper way to handle the issue would have been to get the manager. But let's be honest, does a restaurant that makes most of its money on alcohol care about insulting recovering alcoholics. I doubt it. Which, is probably why the poker player took to social media to attack. Physical altercation hurts poker player, online doesn't. That one sip could be enough to take away seven years of effort. At the very least, it probably means a month or two of daily meetings and serious effort. If I order a water, it is typically very obvious which glass has water. So given the conversation, I would think the server thought that it would be funny. I just hope that the server can use this situation to understand how serious serving an alcoholic alcohol on purpose really is. The line between being funny and disrespectful moves, and is normally really tested out as teenagers. However, even as adults we can all cross that line on accident. The big difference is how we try to mend the damage caused by our words and actions and unfortunately realizing that there is no such thing as taking it back.
A free drink? I would enjoy the beverage,,,and if they gave me free chicken wings,i would enjoy those too.:top: and if my friend rolled a joint,i would smoke it,and if another friend put a line of coke on the table,i would decline.But i would't be upset. That would be silly,,, I'm my own person,and i want others to be themselves,,, how hard is it? It's not,if you don't hold yourself as more important than others,,, then it's easy,,, Hav a nice day!Greg Merson, Recovering Alcoholic, Takes on Waiter Who Attempted to Serve Him Booze
What would you do in this situation?
He was in a place that served alcohol with a group of people who were drinking. Clearly he has no problem with other people doing what they want to do.Guess we can't eat donuts in front of fat people too! Where does it end?
A free drink? I would enjoy the beverage,,,and if they gave me free chicken wings,i would enjoy those too.:top: and if my friend rolled a joint,i would smoke it,and if another friend put a line of coke on the table,i would decline.But i would't be upset. That would be silly,,, I'm my own person,and i want others to be themselves,,, how hard is it? It's not,if you don't hold yourself as more important than others,,, then it's easy,,, Hav a nice day!
im a recovering addict myself, but my drug of choice was heroin. recently i seen a underground poker ring get busted for serving drugs so im going to use that as an example . if i was to join a game and have a person try to serve me heroin i would more than likely be in a big ole fight i would def attack the waiter for tryin to serve me drugs and let me tell you not verbally it would be with my bare hands