This evening I decided to pop into my old favourite, Godori, in the city for a quick feed. I ordered a small serve of dumplings as I wasn’t that hungry and, mainly, because I didn’t want to be out for too long. The dumplings took some time to come out, say 10-15 minutes (note I’m judging this by Godori standards as they’re normally incredibly fast) and I noticed that there was some too-ing and fro-ing with the order and bringing out the condiments and cutlery. Two groups of people who came in after me were also served first and their orders were considerably larger. When the order did arrive, I noticed it was somehat larger than five pieces (maybe 7-8), but I didn’t think too much about it, putting any increased servings down to the delayed service time.
Now, I’m a slow, slow eater. I was starting my fifth dumpling (I would have been eating for about 10 minutes) when one of the staff members came over. She loudly said in front of other customers “Did you order small dumplings or large?”. I immediately told her I had ordered small, upon which time she glared back at me. I was a bit stunned as it had taken them some time to realise they had given me too many dumplings. She was still standing there so I asked if she wanted me to pay $5 for the extra food ($10 is the price for a large serve and it includes 10 dumplings) and I proceeded to get the money from my bag. She then mumbled “it was our mistake – don’t worry about it”.
I was so embarrassed I immediately downed my spoon, got the $5 in change (I didn’t have any other money on me at all), handed it to the waitress and expressed my embarrassment. She then smiled and said “Oh, thank you for this [the money]!” I left the small eatery quickly, vowing to not go back for a long time, if ever.
I know I’m more sensitive than the average bear, but is it just me or does anyone else think the staff member was a bit rude? I love the food from that place, and it’s so clean. I just feel a tad awkward now…