Friday, May 05, 2006

My poor poor Addis ...

I wanted to write this blog entry not to dwell on what happened but to just get it out since it was something that could have been major but was not. It still had an impact on my day and I know it is going to be on my mind for awhile but everything is ok now.
before I start scaring people about what it is, I am going to tell the story. I went for lunch with my sister and her friends yesterday with Addis because they had not seen him since he was born. We went to the golden griddle which is a pretty good breakfast place for all those people in London who like to eat pancakes or even eggs at 5 or 6 in the morning. It has been a bit over a year since I had been there so I was up to going and seeing how it was. So our waitress was a bit of a how can I say this nicely ... Ditzy. She was very forgetful and made jokes about it a lot but she had to ask us 2 what we ordered to drink and when it came to our food, she messed up our orders and gave food to the wrong person and so forth. So as she was clearing the table after we ate, she managed to drop a table knife on my poor little Addis!! He was really shocked by the fact that something fell on him so he obviously cried ... A lot ... He actually screamed and I can honestly say that I have never heard him scream like that ever and it was scary for me. At first we thought it was just the fact that something fell on him that scared him but after we got him to calm down by giving him toys, I noticed that he had a cut in his eye brow and that the corner of his eye was also cut and swollen... That scared me A lot. He was fine and in good spirits after and went on like nothing happened but the fact that something like that did happen and it could have been worse then it was really bothered me. She could have been way more careful when she was clearing the table and I know it was an accident and she apologized multiple times, it still doesn't excuse the fact that she dropped a knife on an 8 month old baby. As I was driving home it really started to bother me that all I got was an apology from the waitress and that she didn't even notify a manager to tell them what happened. I know from working retail that you let a manager know of any accidents and even from eating at many other restaurants when anything happens that inconveniences a customer a manager comes out and apologizes and takes care of your bill. Now its not like I was looking for a free lunch, I just wanted someone to know about it that could reprimanded her for it. I called the restaurant when I got home after Addis took his nap an the manager was gone for the day so I made sure I called when they told me he was going to be in today. I did get a chance to speak to him and he was very apologetic also and he gave me the whole speech on how she was very careless and how he will make sure he talks to her. He did ask me how Addis was a couple times which was nice of him and I did reassure him that my son was fine and that all I wanted to do was make sure management knew what had happened so it would not happen again. He did tell me to come back in and see him personally and that he would make sure that we were taken care of which is nice of him but like I said, I can pay for the meal it was just the fact the waitress did not bother to tell a manager and that this did actually happen and thank god it was not anything more than just a couple of scratches. So that is my story, I am glad I wrote about it... It made me feel better to get it out. And can you believe that I still tipped the girl .... ?? I cant but I did it ...

10 Comments:

At 7:13 PM, Blogger Melinda said...

you are WAY TOO NICE my friend - honestly it's a good thing I wasn't there because I would have given that girl major hell.

please make sure to call that manager and put in a complaint - you really really need to make sure this gets reported. complete carelessness!

Glad to hear that Addis is okay though. Give him an extra hug for me :)

 
At 7:17 PM, Blogger ledawit said...

umm lady ... i did call and speak to the manager.. didnt u read my blog ??:P:P:Plol.. u probebly got distracted by hockey ... read again please ...

 
At 7:19 PM, Blogger Melinda said...

LMAO - oh man sorry - i was thinking of our phone conversation and got distracted... not by hockey... that would never happen...

mea culpa

 
At 7:20 PM, Blogger Melinda said...

oh also - congrats on calling btw :)

 
At 7:24 PM, Blogger Melinda said...

okay one more comment - i have to admit that I'm watching Colorado play right now... so maybe i was a LITTLE distracted :)

 
At 7:26 PM, Blogger ledawit said...

I KNEW IT !!! u cant lie to me ...and go colorado !! wwwwoooo ... thats about all the excitement you get from me ..

 
At 5:06 PM, Blogger Kim said...

Oh Ledawit, I can't believe that!!! I'm so glad Addis is okay...at least it wasn't you that inflicted the pain (refer to my blog) :( That is so careless of her like you said and cudos for you for calling afterword to set things straight. And so funny about the tip thing.

And just so you know, I read THE WHOLE THING!!!! ;P

 
At 5:25 PM, Blogger ledawit said...

thanx kim .. :) i am glad you are not distracted by hockey like some people we know ... :P:P lol

 
At 7:31 PM, Blogger Melinda said...

ledawit where are you?! addis must be keeping you extra busy lately :)

 
At 7:32 PM, Blogger Melinda said...

heehee - i know how much you like getting comments so I thought I'd write a couple more!

 

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