Shoddy Waitress at The Bacchus Lounge

This weekend after a pleasant dinner at Mediterraneo Ristorante in Westlands with friends, we headed for a drink to Havana.

Sadly we couldn’t find a table and so opted to have that night cap at Bacchus. Charmed by the wonderful tables on the sidewalk ( I felt like I was back in a sidewalk cafe in Paris )we excitedly looked around for a server.

When eventually the lady turned up, her grumpy and sulky demeanor put us off a little and we meekly ordered our drinks.

A gentleman who happened to bump into us there  politely inquired if ‘Smokes’ were available and she rudely said no before turning to walk off.

We all stared at one another and shrugged the shoddy service off as we were happy to be in each other’s company.

When the lady named RUTH finally showed up with our drinks, she unceremoniously dumped our drinks on the table and placed the bil on the table. Now I know this might be a somewhat common custom in Kenyan bars but i think it is the epitome of rudeness.

No 1: You imply that we must hurry up and pay up as we look dodgy and won’t pay you and no 2: it implies we need to drink up, pay and bugger off as you need the table for more important clients!

We politely told her we would pay when we finished as we would be ordering a few more rounds. Ruth shrugged and walked off, proceeding to the bouncers and telling them to “chunga” that we didn’t eave without paying!

Seriously did she think we did not understand Swahili or were hearing impaired that we wouldn’t hear her.

It gets worse. After 10 minutes she returns to check on the bill, like it will magically change in the time she was absent!

Being unbelievably ticked off now we sat fuming. And then some random server shows up and checks the bill and when we ask him what on earth he is doing, he refuses to speak and then dumbly retorts- “I didn’t want it to fly away”!

Good LORD!!!

That is when we called the manager. Enough was enough.

He was courteous and apologized for her behavior and asked another wonderful gentleman to serve us. Why is it that we never found fault with this gentleman?

But after 10 minutes the manager came back to jot down our number as Dear Ruth was arguing that she was not rude to us (Still don’t know why he needed our names and number?!)

When we told her exactly how she had performed badly, she scoffed and laughed at us and continuously argued that she was not wrong.

Whatever happened to customer sovereignty and the phrase “The customer is always right?”

It was at that point we paid our bill and left as what is the point in arguing with a wooden beam?

And while i usually love The Bacchus Lounge on Thursdays when DJ Drazen spins his beats I have never experienced such rude and utter nonsense at an establishment!

 

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John Corbett off to Parenthood

Aiden from sex and the city is going to parenthood.

John Corbett is joining Parenthood and will be appearing as Lauren Graham’s ex-husband, a recovering alcoholic.

Can’t wait to see him back on tv! Hurrah!

Ole Sereni to glam it up this Christmas and New Years eve!

Ole-Sereni hotel has unveiled it’s plans to make this year’s festive season ‘a truly wild one.’

Infact I was totally blown away when i walked into the hotel this weekend!

Ole Sereni has been specially decorated -complete with a unique Christmas tree-made entirely of fabric by one of India’s top decorators, Mr Sandesh Reddy setting the scene perfectly for festive elegance.

Mr Reddy was recently rated amongst the top 4 decorators in the country by Vogue magazine (Nov-Indian edition), and was flown in the country to decorate the hotel.

So if you are looking for a special way to celebrate this Xmas i suggest you head to Ole Sereni!!

The highlights of the Christmas calendar include;

‘Christmas Day, breakfast on the Wild Side (Bush Breakfast in the Nairobi National Park). This will be the first Christmas Day Bush breakfast to ever take place in Nairobi.

They are only known to be offered by hotels in the game parks outside of Nairobi, but Ole-Sereni is offering its patrons the chance to experience the luxury of a Bush breakfast in the Nairobi National Park.
The extravagant breakfast programme includes an early morning game drive around the park (the best time to spot the parks wildlife), followed by a lavish champagne breakfast at Impala Hills- the highest point in the park.

The Bush Breakfast on the Wild Side offer is open to both hotel guests and residents of Nairobi.

Also on the agenda is an exhilarating All Inclusive ‘Indian / Arabian themed’ New Year’s eve party complete with Bedouin style Shisha tents and culinary delights to match the evening’s theme and more…..

For further inquiries on festive offers, please contact Cecilia at- 3901000 , 0731436324 or e-mail at: festivities@ole-serenihotel.com

 

Awesome!!!

 

LEIGHTON MEESTER LEAVING ‘GOSSIP GIRL’ IN 2012:

Leighton Meester plans to walk away from Gossip Girl when her contract expires in 2012.

When asked about how much longer she’ll stay with the  hit, Meester said “Two more years. Because we’re under contract.”

Leighton has embarked on a film and music career since getting her big break on the popular television series.

no:(

What will GG be without Blair Waldorf? What will Chuck Bass with his evil sidekick:(((

JAKE GAVE TAYLOR A BIRTHDAY GUITAR:

So Taylor Swift has it all- she istalented, has tons of awrds and is thin! You can see why i envy her!

Anyway she is dating Jake Gyllenhaal (Biatch) and he just gave her a pricey guitar for her birthday?

You can’t always trust the British tabloids, but according to The Sun, Gyllenhaal gave Swift a rare Fender Gretsch guitar for her 21st.

Swift celebrated her birthday earlier this week — sans Gyllenhaal, who was reportedly in L.A. for work.

RICKY MARTIN ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM RELEASE DATE

Ricky Martin will release his first new album in six years on February 1st.

The bilingual set, titled Musica+Alma+Sexo (Music+Soul+Sex), will include the single “The Best Thing About Me Is You” featuring Joss Stone.

Yay, missed his bon bon!

THE MEAT DRESS IS TIME-less

 

Lady Gaga's Meat Dress Named Fashion Statement Of 2010

Lady Gaga‘s MTV Video Music Awards meat dress has being recognized by Time magazine as the Number One Fashion Statement of 2010.

 The magazine writes, “The carnivorous ensemble Lady Gaga wore to the MTV Video Music Awards ceremony, which is pretty much mecca for eccentric musical sartorialists, raised many questions: What does it mean? How was it made? Does she want A1 sauce with it? Gaga’s explanation of the flank frock — that if we didn’t stand up for our rights, we’d be nothing but meat on our bones — seemed disappointing. We prefer to think of it as haute cutlet.”

According to MTV.com, Gaga’s dress beat M.I.A.‘s Scream 2010 awards burka, Venus Williams‘ French Open corset and Rihanna‘s outfit from Germany’s Echo Awards. Others to make Time‘s Fashion Statement Top 10 include Britney Spears, Taylor Momsen, Heidi Klum and Rita Wilson.

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