The other day two friends I walked into Food Bank Restaurant next to Fantasy Stores. We went there to have a coffee. I am a special fan of the Illy cappuccino that is served there, since a friend introduced me to the restaurant’s open air upstairs a few months back.
As we walked upstairs and moved toward two tables joined together which can seat six people, a waiter in uniform walked up to us and without saying a word pointed to a four seat table nearby. I stopped in my tracks, simple shocked. The way we were being ordered and without a sound!
I looked at the finger of the waiter pointing us at the other table and then at the table. There was nothing to say that this particular table was reserved. I stood shocked for a while, then walked out of the restaurant. We also called the other two friends who were to join us, and told them to come to Sea Gull Cafe’.
This is not the first time, I have met with extremely rude attitude from those serving in cafe’s and restaurants in Male. The very next day, we also had to walk out of open air at Olive Garden because we had simply being ignored by the waiters for over twenty minutes. They had more important things to do. This time the decision was taken by a Singaporean friend who was visiting us. I also recalled the day when a managing director of a reputable company in Male and I spent two hours at the top deck in Trends restaurant; just to get the invoice after two coffees were served to us.
I cannot help thinking the importance of having a coffee machine installed in the office!