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Thursday, November 16, 2006

A reservation.


Whether it's a restaurant or a coffee shop, summer or winter- it's all packed over the weekend.. this is the way it's been lately in Amman. I think it's because with the long working hours during the weekdays, the weekend is more valuable to us now, and it's more like an escape from all the stress we have at work etc...

I called this place today for a reservation for TOMORROW- this is the only way it can be done, a day earlier... though even with this, you can't guarantee that you'd end up with one- and I asked them to do a reservation for 9.

- I want to do a reservation for 9 people, for tomorrow.
+ sorry we can't, 9 is just too many!!!
- Oh, what?!! are you serious.. you're joking right (as in trying to sound cute)
+ No, it's just that we can book for 6 maximum.
- oh really, then book a table for 6 and another one for 3, and when we get there we'll get the two tables together and make them one.. hahaha
+ let me transfer you to the manager..

And with the manager it's the same story again! they can only book for 6, and then he finally was so generous and said ok we'll make a reservation for 9 but it depends on your age, how old are you??!

Is this normal?!! I mean what does our age have to do with a stupid reservation, and what's with 'the too many' , 'you can only book for 6'!!!!??

It's funny how you go to a place, to eat or sit or whatever, and you PAY, yet they make you feel as if you're not welcomed at all! What a policy...!

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8 Comments:

  • At November 16, 2006 , Blogger ABOUD said...

    Ya, that is the mentality, if they are working good, then screw the customers.

    Anyway, next time just mention my name, and you will be most welcome at any place with any number :p

     
  • At November 16, 2006 , Blogger abu_shakuush said...

    Isn't it ironic (like alanis morissette says) you work hard for that money, then they give you a look as if to say we do not really need you or your money. Take a numba brotha :-)

     
  • At November 16, 2006 , Anonymous Luai said...

    Take your business elsewhere.

     
  • At November 16, 2006 , Blogger and life goes on... said...

    aboud yeah right! i forgot to do that... my fault i guess :P

    abu_shakuush they just don't care.. once they go big and known!

     
  • At November 17, 2006 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I think i know the place ur talking about... thats why i once promised my self never to enter it again... If i were in ur place... i would have simply changed the place

     
  • At November 17, 2006 , Blogger and life goes on... said...

    We already have... and ended up with no reservation at all.. it's postponed for tomorrow!!!!

     
  • At November 17, 2006 , Anonymous The Observer said...

    This is seriously becoming a problem in Amman! Years ago it was a problem of guys not being to enter a decent place alone without any female with them! No even with having females, some places are so crowded that it caters only for their regular customers or people they know in person!

    I guess we need more places to go out to! Then they would beg us to come in.

     
  • At November 17, 2006 , Blogger and life goes on... said...

    The Observer... and we definitely need different places.. new ideas! activities! all we can do is go out sit and eat... nothing else! it's becoming too boring.

     

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