- Feb 9, 2013
Wife and I took my son and his then girlfriend to a Pappadeaux's about 50 miles south of us. A young man was our waiter, and he took the drink/appetizer order and we rec'd them promptly. We had also ordered each of our meal entrees. After a while he brought them to our table on a large tray and sat it on one of those four legged things he had set up a few feet from our table. He moved my son and GF's plates over and as he did, I saw the tray and my wife's and my entrees falling over to the floor. When he took the first two plates, that made the tray off balance, and it crashed to the floor. So fast, I couldn't get words out.....not that he could have made up the ground. The manager came over, apologized and said he'd get the meals re-made STAT! He also comped us all free deserts. I told the waiter that "it happens" and he seemed like a good person but seemed really worried. The other entrees came, and all were good, and we had a great time. When he brought the check, I left a tip big enough to also cover the two free meals, the other two meals and appetizers and what I would have left as a regular tip for the complete meal. If he had to pay for the two free meals, then he still got a decent tip and if he didn't........he made out really, really well.