By Braddah Lance
No, I nevah fut so you can breathe normally.
Da oddah weekend, my mother-in-law took us out for Da Wife's belated birthday breakfast at Cheesecake Factory and as usual da food was good and da cheesecake onolicious but I almost upchucked my breakfast.
Wassup Wit Dat!
Imagine, enjoying a sunny Sunday morning in a restaurant wit people you love just enjoying da hustle and bustle of workahs, da cling-clanging of dishes while enjoying your meal and all of a sudden...... you take a whiff. Now it wasn't just a whiff while breathing, it was a whiff just as I was putting a scoop of food in my mouth.
And no, it wasn't a fut.
One of da servers had popped up asking to clear some of da empty dishes and as she leaned ovah to grab some she was - relax, wasn't B-O either - emitting a very strong and distinct smell of perfume.
Now I dunno about you but wen I stay in one restaurant, all I wanna smell is food, food and food. Whether da food smells funny or ono, da only smells dat should be lingering in da air are spices and things cooking on da grill and not a "foreign" odor.
I literally gagged as I forced down dat spoonful of food I was chewing and I no longer could finish - which is VERY surprising - as dat perfume just lingered, well, like B-O. As we all know, wat you smell is wat you eat and wat I smelled wasn't food.
I couldn't believe dat da management there would allow any server, busser or cook to wear any type of perfume or cologne - dat strong and distinct - being dat they would be in direct contact with food. Not only having worked many years in da food industry - and even wen dining out - I have not once had anyone working dat reeked of perfume so I was taken aback.
Surah, there are patrons dat are on dates and stuff but they not touching your food and I'm surah it's not caked on either. Plus da "smell" is confined to their table..... also, how do you know dat oddahs going like your "scent"? I obviously didn't.
Have you evah had an "odorous" server? Was there evah a time during a meal dat you was just turned off to finish eating? For those who have worked/working in da food industry, do you wear perfume or cologne? Should a personal fragrence be allowed to be put on by food servers? Are you a perfume/cologne wearer? Are there any "rules" for it?