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Cynic finds soulmate in over-friendly chain restaurant waiter

had an enormous pepper mill as wellA middle-aged man, who until yesterday had taken every aspect of modern-day customer service with a bulldozer of salt, has admitted he was wrong after finding eternal friendship with an over-friendly chain restaurant waiter.

During a rare evening meal out with his wife at Pasta Pasta in Dorking, Surrey, 42-year-old Ed Geller abandoned his trademark cynicism and instead engaged 22-year-old Marek from Slovakia in the inane, awkward chit chat his boss’s bosses force him to make with customers. ‘I don’t know what came over me,’ said Geller, who normally has to suppress the urge to deck staff who squeeze enquiries about his health and immediate plans into the morning black Americano routine.

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Posted: Apr 9th, 2015
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Italian waiter with normal sized pepper mill disappoints hen party

No amount of novelty devils horns and chocolate willies could raise a smile afterwards.

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Posted: Jan 12th, 2015
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Gordon Ramsey opens new ‘swear at your table’ restaurant

Diners can discover, at first hand, what it’s like to work long hours for low pay in a sweaty, over-heated hell-hole, while being sworn at by a red-faced man with a potty mouth and a borderline personality disorder.

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Posted: Mar 20th, 2013
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Restaurant called couple at home to ask ‘is everything still all right?’

As John and Nicola Williams prepared for bed, they were astonished to get a phone call from the restaurant where they’d dined earlier that evening. ‘I was just about to get into bed, when the phone rang,’ said Mr Williams. ‘It was the maitre d’ of the restaurant asking if everything was still all right. I was flabbergasted.’

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Posted: Oct 3rd, 2011
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Gordon Ramsay flies in to save ailing restaurant only to discover it is one of his own

Gordon Ramsay was left red-faced during production of the latest series of ‘Kitchen Nightmares’ when the establishment he was asked to save turned out to be his signature Chelsea restaurant.

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Posted: Apr 13th, 2010
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