It seems a bit excessive to me but I guess I should hold off on my judgment until I get all the details.
Take a look at this story from Reddit’s “Am I the A**hole?” page and stick around to see what readers thought about it.
AITA for sending back my dish 4 times because it wasn’t spicy enough?
“I am currently on a business trip in another city.
A few days ago, I dined in at a Thai restaurant near my hotel. I ordered a green curry, and asked for 5 star spiciness. My waitress laughed at me, and told me that I’m getting it 3 star. I corrected her, and told her that I in fact ordered it 5 star.
When she came back with my dish and I tasted it, it was not spicy at all. It wasn’t even a 3 star. I sent the dish back, and it came back a few moments later with what appeared to be red chile flakes sprinkled on top. I asked her about it, and was sarcastically told that I ordered it spicy.
I told her that it makes no sense to sprinkle red chile flakes on a green curry which is supposed to be made with green chiles. It honestly looked hideous, but I tried it anyway. It still wasn’t spicy, so I sent it back.
When I got my dish the third time, it was exactly the same as the first one I got. So I sent it back again, only to have the red chile flakes sprinkled on top again. It was, like that other time, not spicy—so I sent it back for a fourth time.
When I got my dish for the fifth time, I was happy to see that there were no red chili flakes sprinkled on top. The waitress, in a very sarcastic tone, told me that they made it extra spicy just for me, told me that she was going to stand there and watch me eat it, and took away my water glass.
I tried it, and it was not extra spicy. But it was just barely acceptable, so I didn’t send it back. I told her so, and she walked away looking completely bewildered as I finished my bland meal.
The next day, I was still upset about it. So that night, I decided to order the same dish from the same restaurant to my hotel room—but under a Thai name just to see if they make it any differently. Sure enough, the food was very spicy just as I ordered. It was far better than the “extra spicy” dish I had at the restaurant.
I sent the manager an email detailing my experience at the restaurant, along with the waitress’s rude behaivior. I told them about the difference between my meal from that day and my delivery order. The manager apologized, and told me that they will talk to the waitress in question.
They also offered to refund both of my meals, but I declined because I will be reimbursed by my company and do not plan on eating there again.”
Now let’s see how Reddit users reacted to this.
This reader said that this person didn’t act like a jerk…but the server did.
Another Reddit user said that the server was a jerk because she obviously wasn’t listening to the customer.
And this individual said that that this person should have just asked for a refund instead of repeatedly sending the dish back to the kitchen.
Finally, another Reddit user agreed with the commenter above and said that this person’s behavior just seems pretty dumb.
Do you think this person acted like a jerk?
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