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Old 12-05-2012, 08:12 PM   #16
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Worst was rose and crown server was absolute worst!!! She got mad and snappy when my 70 year old grandma asked her to sing happy birthday to me, refusing and stating that illuminations was present enough
You have got to be kidding me that is...there is no excuse for comments like that I don't care how bad your day is going. I would have been mad to tears if anyone made that comment to someone, especially a grandmother. That is just awful
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Here now as well and the parks have been far more crowded than we expected. Lots more cheerleaders, ball players etc. than we have seen in the past. The EVC people we have encountered have been rude and not paying attention. Texting while driving, running over photopass people as well as my wife's foot. She almost needs one herself now. Weather is great though and BOG is great as well as the new Fantasyland and love the new test Track. If only we had seen the dragon!

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Old 12-05-2012, 08:40 PM   #18
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Arrived today. Weather great. Check in for POP CM was blah but the custodian over at Cars side at Animation resort was awesome. Very interactive and fun! Also the CM at their food court made great selection ideas and was excited by his food. Two lifeguards and no one in pool
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Worst was rose and crown server was absolute worst!!! She got mad and snappy when my 70 year old grandma asked her to sing happy birthday to me, refusing and stating that illuminations was present enough
It's out of line for your grandmother to order a server to sing to you. In what restaurant anywhere would you do that? It's just not appropriate.

That being said, a skilled server should be able to decline the request in a fun and pleasant manner.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:24 PM   #20
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It's out of line for your grandmother to order a server to sing to you. In what restaurant anywhere would you do that? It's just not appropriate.

That being said, a skilled server should be able to decline the request in a fun and pleasant manner.
I'm not sure if you meant "requested" or "demanded". I don't think she demanded it. As for requesting it, it's not that uncommon. We were celebrating my birthday on our trip. The resort CM's told me to wear my button all week, so I did. In one restaurant, 5 servers came and sang. We saw people being sung to at 50's PTC, 'Ohana, and Les Chefs.

I agree, the server should not have been rude.
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Looks like we'll be packing a lot of hand sanitizer.

Alright, I give up. What's a BTG?
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I'm not sure if you meant "requested" or "demanded". I don't think she demanded it. As for requesting it, it's not that uncommon. We were celebrating my birthday on our trip. The resort CM's told me to wear my button all week, so I did. In one restaurant, 5 servers came and sang. We saw people being sung to at 50's PTC, 'Ohana, and Les Chefs.
Do you think what you are referring to is the same thing being described here? Did you ask (request, demand, decree, order, whatever it may be) your server to sing Happy Birthday to you?
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You have got to be kidding me that is...there is no excuse for comments like that I don't care how bad your day is going. I would have been mad to tears if anyone made that comment to someone, especially a grandmother. That is just awful
Speaking for myself, I wouldn't sing either. I don't even sing "happy birthday" to family members because I'm such a bad singer.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:36 PM   #24
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We are also here now. Our dining was good for the most part. Narcoossee was wonderful. Ate at LeCelier today and the food was great. We really like a light lunch at The Plaza and it did not disappoint. Teppan Edo was good and the chef was entertaining. BOG was a real treat. Loved the atmosphere and the food was very good. Going to Gardenview Tea tomorrow.

Our biggest disappointment was Les Chefs. The food was mediocre, but the service was okay.
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Looks like we'll be packing a lot of hand sanitizer.

Alright, I give up. What's a BTG?
BTG = Brazilian Tour Groups.

EXTREMELY hot topic on the DIS.

Summary: Brazilians (teens and young adults from what I've heard) that tour WDW...usually in the summer months. I've heard stories of rudeness, loudness, and general things like that. But, I've also heard stories of happiness,
kindness and general things like that, so it's hit or miss.

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I hate your week wasn't as magical. It sounds like Thanksgiving week was better.

Even most ECV drivers were good. The ones that weren't really were bad. They would shoot across the walkways regardless of people being there. There were times that several would take up most of the walkway so they could all talk. Like I said, though, most were good.

CM's were great except for a couple. Many were telling people Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas and full of smiles. If they saw us looking for something, they offered to help. They seemed to love looking for hidden mickeys in the lights with us or giving us hints if they knew where some were. There were CM's that told me "happy birthday" that I didn't even know they saw the button. One was a dancer in the street party. She was dancing all over and managed to wave and tell me. They were cheerful even on Thanksgiving Day when I know it would be harder to be away from home. I've talked on another thread about one in GR who needs more training.

We had great servers almt everywhere except we weren't impressed at Nine Dragons. He acted like he was doing us a favor. I think we saw him when we placed the order and when he brought the check.

I will say that the restrooms seemed to not to be as consistently clean. Most were ok. But, there was one that looked like a pack of wild animals ran through. Speaking of which, most guests even were nice and friendly. But, there did seem to be an abundance of people who must have thought their legs would fall off if they walked 10 feet to the trashcan. I hate that because Disney is so beautiful, I try to be careful to not even accidentally drop things. People were just throwing cups down.
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It's out of line for your grandmother to order a server to sing to you. In what restaurant anywhere would you do that? It's just not appropriate.

That being said, a skilled server should be able to decline the request in a fun and pleasant manner.
Where did you get that the grandmother ordered someone to sing? The post said nothing even close to that!
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BTG = Brazilian Tour Groups.

EXTREMELY hot topic on the DIS.

Summary: Brazilians (teens and young adults from what I've heard) that tour WDW...usually in the summer months. I've heard stories of rudeness, loudness, and general things like that. But, I've also heard stories of happiness,
kindness and general things like that, so it's hit or miss.

*Only going on what I've heard from this forum.
Most of the time, my experience with them isn't too terribly bad. But, we quit going in the summer. They have at times taken up the entire walkway and even decided to sit in a grouo on one at one park. They literally took up the whole walkway. The chanting is probably the worst. At first, I thought it wasn't too bad but every attraction line every day got old. Really. Really. Really. Old.
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Speaking for myself, I wouldn't sing either. I don't even sing "happy birthday" to family members because I'm such a bad singer.
If you want to clear a restaurant, ask me to sing. The dogs will howl; people's ears will bleed.
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Where did you get that the grandmother ordered someone to sing? The post said nothing even close to that!
Huh? The grandmother requested that the server sing Happy Birthday. Whatever word you use for the way she made that request, it's still an odd thing to do and is not done. None of us know whether the grandma asked in the nicest way possible or was being demanding, so lets not get into something that is unknowable.

I think we can all agree that in no restaurant where you are all sitting around the table do you ask, request, tell, order, or demand your server to sing someone Happy Birthday. Yes, there are places where they sing to you and you request it, but the distinction here is you do not ask an individual to sing for you.
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