Friday, July 25, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Time out: An open letter to that terrible restaurant I ate at the other day

By
From page B4 | May 24, 2013 |

Dear Local Restaurant,

It surely pains me to write this, but things are not working out between us.

It’s not me, it’s you. You’ve changed and it seems like you just don’t care anymore.

You have left me no other choice but to leave you for someone who cares. We’re just not right for each other anymore.

You used to dress up for me but now it seems that your appearance is no longer a priority. I hate to say it, but you’ve really let yourself go. I mean, would it kill you to clean up every once in a while, vacuum a little, clean the cobwebs from the corners and wipe the dust off your ceiling fans? Would it?

You used to care what I thought but not anymore. You’re taking me for granted and I feel I deserve better.

You now make me wait long stretches of time for my food. You never made me wait while we were courting each other, did you?

You always smiled when I came in, refilled my beverage glass without me having to ask, took my order in a timely manner (you never hovered and always seemed to know just when I was ready), and made sure that the chef knew that my dish was a priority.

Now, I’m lucky if I get my plate within 90 minutes! I almost never feel special and wanted anymore. I feel like you don’t even want me around.

Are you embarrassed by me?

I want to talk about your food now, OK?

Don’t be offended but I know you used a microwave to prepare my salmon the other day and my brother said you served him lasagna that was still frozen solid in the center.

I mean, come on!

And the other day my friend’s French fries were so greasy his fork kept sliding off the plate. It was like watching someone try to eat live guppies with a straw.

We have had some good times, you and I, but I want to see other restaurants.

There — it is out in the open.

If you can’t handle my most basic needs and don’t think that my business is important to you then I wish you all the luck in the world, but I cannot continue to support someone who doesn’t truly care about me.

Before I end this letter, can I offer you some advice that may help you with future relationships?

Here are five basic rules of restaurant success you seem to have forgotten:

1. Have high standards. What you subscribe to, you promote.
2. Good service means your customers never have to ask for anything or wait an unreasonable amount of time, no matter how busy you are.
3. Always be consistent with the quality and preparation of your food.
4. Make sure your wait staff have personalities and encourage them to shine.
5. Always remember that folks have many, many options here in El Dorado County, but they chose you. Make their experience a pleasant and memorable one.

It’s really not that hard, is it?

Sincerely,

Earle

Comments

comments

Earle Camembert

.

News

 
Scaffolding issue makes for contentious meeting

By Wendy Schultz | From Page: A1, 1 Comment | Gallery

 
District 2: Candidates debate jobs versus lifestyle

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Accident: 1 bullet hits 2

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1

 
Help available for breastfeeding mothers

By Health and Human Services Agency | From Page: A3

 
El Dorado County School Board vacancy

By El Dorado County Office of Education | From Page: A8

 
.

Opinion

Popular science

By Mountain Democrat | From Page: A4

 
The weekly Daley: A good time to be there…

By Chris Daley | From Page: A4

Something to think about: More than what you see

By Wendy Schultz | From Page: A4

 
.

Letters

Support of Director Prada

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

 
Uphold the Third Amendment

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

Bureaucracy

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 1 Comment

 
Imagination Theater’s play

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

Watch whom you’re calling ‘conservative’

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5Comments are off for this post

 
Fake ‘small farms’ steal from residential EID customers

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5Comments are off for this post

People of Placerville

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

 
Computer scam phone calls

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

.

Sports

Sports Scene: July 24, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A6

 
Quarter century later, Rypien wins ACCG again

By Andrew Hazard | From Page: A6 | Gallery

Outside with Charlie: Paddle time

By Charlie Ferris | From Page: A6

 
Midget Lites join tomorrow’s action

By Bill Sullivan | From Page: A6

El Dorado rallies for last-inning victory

By Mike Bush | From Page: A6

 
Rush sit a win from Series

By Jerry Heinzer | From Page: A7

Tasmanian Devils go undefeated

By Patty Pope | From Page: A7

 
.

Prospecting

El Dorado wines win in Amador

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B1

 
Things to do: July 25, 2014

By Democrat Calendar | From Page: B2

Suds entice the taste buds

By Krysten Kellum | From Page: B2 | Gallery

 
Rhythm and Views goes bluesy

By | From Page: B3

Have an Hawaiian vacation at Carson Road wineries

By Carson Road Winery Asociation | From Page: B3Comments are off for this post | Gallery

 
Summer fun is happening in Twain Harte

By Fire On | From Page: B4Comments are off for this post

Manzanita doubles the music

By Table Nectar And Manzanita | From Page: B5

 
Recording artist at Busby Cellars

By News Release | From Page: B6

Hands4Hope hosts school supply drive

By News Release | From Page: B6

 
Supergroup plays Harris Center

By Carrera Productions | From Page: B6

Artists invited to go western

By Art On The Divide | From Page: B7

 
Visit Tahoe artists during tour

By Special to the Democrat | From Page: B7

Reggae on the River celebrates 30 years

By Reggae On | From Page: B7Comments are off for this post

 
.

Essentials

Lake levels 7-24-14

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2

 
Crime Log: July 11-13

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

Building permits 7/7-11/2014

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2

 
.

Obituaries

Wallace Murrel Thomas

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
.

Real Estate

How to have a garden party, minus the whining

By Marni Jameson | From Page: HS3

 
Most common mistakes homebuyers make

By Ken Calhoon | From Page: HS4

.

Comics

Speed Bump

By Contributor | From Page: A9

 
Tundra

By Contributor | From Page: A9

Working It Out

By Contributor | From Page: A9

 
Shoe

By Contributor | From Page: A9

Sudoku

By Contributor | From Page: A9

 
Rubes

By Contributor | From Page: A9

TV Listings

By Contributor | From Page: A9

 
New York Times Crossword

By Contributor | From Page: A10

Horoscope, Sunday, July 27, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A10

 
Horoscope, Saturday, July 26, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A10

Horoscope, Friday, July 25, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A10

 
.

Home Source

How to have a garden party, minus the whining

By Marni Jameson | From Page: HS3

Most common mistakes homebuyers make

By Ken Calhoon | From Page: HS4