All of this reminded me of a place I once went to.....Ed Debevic's (most locations in the Chicago area). I believe their motto is "Eat out, and get out". Their service was intentionally rude! The few times I went, there always seemed to be someone who didn't exspect such service. The last time I went there was a waiter with an Ace Ventura hairdo. When the lady asked for a glass of water, he told her to get it herself and pointed and told her to get it from lake Michigan! LOL He was also banging around pots and pans. Our waitress put her foot on an empty chair at our table, snapped her gum, and took our order on a paper napkin on her knee!!!
Although, I have been to places where that type of service wasn't expected. My ex and I went out to eat at a chain restaurant. We asked for a certain appetizer, and our waiter told us they were out of it, so we skipped the appetizer. There were two guys who sat down at the table next to us. They ordered a different appetizer, and were quite fumed when the waiter told them they didn't have it. One of the guys was fumed because he said they came there mainly for that. My ex and I thought "Gee, they need to keep their appetizers in stock better". The manager came over to their table and explained that they were in fact out of the appetizer they wanted, but she could get them someting else....and guess what they decided on? The appetizer that we wanted that the WAITER said they didn't have. We were furious!!!
He also never refilled our drinks, and actually the cook brought us our food since our waiter seemed to be more concerned with sitting and chit chatting at a table with teenagers (who he just met).
My ex wasn't going to tip him at all, but I convinced him to leave him a penny because he could just say we forgot. We also left a comment card that stated what we thought of the service!!!