Ok this is totally me at work
2) Tell you that they need their food RIGHT NOW because of a prior engagement
3) Continue to ask you for something every time you walk by or check on them, instead of anticipating what they might need and telling me in one fell swoop
4) Make you stand and wait so they can finish their conversation before they will even acknowledge you so you can, you know, take their order or something crazy like that as us waiters are known to do
5) Not bother to move things out of the way when you have a billion plates of their food in your hand and are clearly immobile
Most servers are super patient; you sort of have to be. We don’t care if you take 40 minutes to order because you want to catch up with a friend. We don’t care if we got your order wrong and want it done the right way (as long as you are not a grade A jackass about it). We don’t care if you want your checks split 28 ways. We don’t care that you stay and hang out for an hour after you’ve paid. We understand and try to assure that you would like your food and drinks promptly and expect a certain level of service.