For a professional chef, Rule No. 1 is: ‘Don’t be mean to your customers.’ Rule No. 2 is: ‘If you do decide to surreptitiously ruin a customer’s meal, don’t brag about it on social media!’
Talk about dumb … actually, double dumb — if there’s such a phrase.
This is a tale, to quote the Bard, told by an idiot, full of sound and fury and unfortunately signifying that some people are seemingly incapable of engaging that internal switch called “common sense.”
As reported by the British website Metro.co.uk, the story involves the chef-owner of a restaurant called Carlini, which, to give you the Full Monty on its location (courtesy of Wikipedia), is in “Shropshire, a county in the West Midlands, bordering Wales to the west, Cheshire to the north, Staffordshire to the east, and Worcestershire and Herefordshire to the south.”
Somewhere, a Hobbit is getting homesick.
The chef, one Laura Goodman, posted on a Facebook page last week, bragging about a mean-spirited, unprofessional, downright dirty stunt she pulled on one of her restaurant’s patrons. She wrote: “Pious, judgmental vegan (who I spent all day cooking for) has gone to bed, still believing she’s a vegan.”
Later that same night, according to the story, she wrote, “Spiked a vegan a few hours ago.”
When commenters asked if this meant that she had added non-vegan food to the dining party’s meal, she responded by writing, “Actually, I should have said ‘they’re’ not a vegan … not ‘she’s.’ ”
Goodman’s post went on to detail her complaint.
“Started with asking me to telephone them, over Christmas, to discuss the dietary requirements of their guests within a set time frame, and ended with me wondering why I’m explaining this simplistic post to a pious c**t.”
Wow. Talk about un-social media.
Not surprisingly, people were outraged by the chef’s admission. Check out some of the online responses:
- From Jonathan: “I am not a vegan, but if someone was I would never feed them non-vegan. I am a fox-hunting Tory, but your behavior is despicable.”
- From Elaine: “I’m an omnivore but I am a lifelong teetotaler and would be very upset if someone spiked my drink. [People] think it’s funny to openly give me alcohol and say, ‘Oh, just get it down you, live a little.’ Very insulting.”
- From Robbie: “You feed vegans (who have trusted you and presumably paid for their meals) non-vegan food, boast about it on social media in a group that represents quite a…