The menu at the Southfield Zoup’s featured nine different soups and seven salads on Monday evening. I swear the guy in front of me sampled every one of them.
He was “Let me hold the entire world up for me” guy. The annoying thing is the employees allowed him to do it. He was the first in line as he eyed every soup choice and asked for a sample. He not only tasted the soup in the tiny cups, but he savored and swished it around in his mouth as he flicked a $50 bill in his right hand.
“That was great,” he said. “Let me try the white bean chili.”
Meanwhile, the line grew. It went from two people behind him to eight.
This clown had the audacity to say: “I hope I am not holding people up” as he asked for another soup. Later he started talking about the movie “Ghost Busters.”
I told him he was the only ghost in the restaurant.
He chuckled. I fumed. The lady besides me rolled her eyes.
There were two people behind the counter. I asked if I could order my soup. I knew what I wanted. The guy had not been rung up yet. But I was told by the guy behind the counter that he could not give me my soup. We had to wait for rude dude to finish his order.
I don’t know why I didn’t walk out. I guess I was in the mood for soup. A part of me wanted to see how this played out. He was in line for nearly 10 minutes before ordering two salads. Meanwhile it caused an argument in line and one woman walked out.
I should have.
I guess I don’t understand why some people have no consideration of others. And why are some employees so stupid? He should have said “You can wait on somebody else while I am deciding.”
One of the employees should have said “Do you mind if I take care of somebody else while you are deciding? The line is getting long.”
None of that happened. It turned into a comical stalemate and Zoup lost business.