Trip Advisor

Recently I was looking around on Trip Advisor and I found this little gem from a local woman reviewing the restaurant:

We have eaten at The Restaurant over the summer and their service is appalling. The food is cold, the service is worse and The Restaurant will actually become annoyed if you complain. Now, the lucky person will get a couple of the old gals that work there and have a good experience. If The Restaurant is crowded,,,,,, just keep driving,,,,,, trust me its not worth it. One night I actually had a waitress start screaming and yelling at me because I sent the ribs back which were cold and was honest about the service. The management did not get back to me in spite of repeated attempts to address this behavior. We knew several other patrons and all of us were in shock. We have not been back since.

Seriously?!  As one of the “old gals”, I don’t know whether to be complimented or offended.  I think maybe the reviewer is this crazy woman, but she’s did say the “old gals” provide good service.   The reason the management didn’t get back to her is her server probably had a much different opinion about the experience, and they tend to believe the servers.  The management is used to local people trying to get a free meal.  And what is with the commas? 

Curious, I investigated her other reviews to see if maybe she was the crazy woman and I found her review on The Irma:

The Irma is one of my favorite places to eat in cody. The old gals can be snotty, slow and will get to you eventually. However, the prime rib buffet is unbelievable!!! And all you can eat. You will never go wrong at the Irma if you have the buffet. On major holidays and busy times,,,,, be prepared to order drinks and wait a bit. The atmosphere is great.

Again, what is with the commas?  Maybe the reason the “old gals” are “snotty, slow and will get to you eventually” is because the reviewer is condescending and most likely leaves a poor tip.  I know I don’t bust my ass to get to a table that has a history of leaving me dick. 

I noticed she also reviewed the Cody Night Rodeo:

The Extreme Bull riding was great. However, this summer the price of the tickets jumped and makes it unaffordable for many families. The rodeo lost many visitors this summer and still would not learn the tickets were too high!! The announcer talked and talked and talked because the rodeo actually did not have much to offer. I have to agree with one of the other reviewers; he is overbearing. People come to rodeos to see bulls,,,,,not hear bull all night long. We were shocked they charged us and did not tell us there would be no bull riders. The entire night was spent watching kids and I guess beginners. Many people left and our guests were extremely bored. We were embarrassed by taking our guests to this rodeo last friday night. If you plan a trip to cody by the way,,,, greed is in full force here. Make sure you realize you will be charged $200.00 a night and up with local tax of course, if you shop downtown,,,,,,, well lets say if your a millionaire you will be okay,,, maybe and if go to the rodeo,,,,,, be prepared to pay well and do not get hungry!!! A beer is three dollars and a hot dog is three fifty.

I’m surprised someone from the Chamber of Commerce hasn’t beaten this woman with a stick.  She is basically saying don’t come to Cody because we are a bunch of greedy bastards. 

Two BIG thumbs up to you from those of us who earn our living from the tourist industry.

What she should have written is that most Cody locals are cheap-asses who think they should get something for nothing.  People who live in other places pay way more for housing, food, entertainment, and sporting events than we do here.  Ticket prices for the Cody Night Rodeo are $18 for adults and $9 for kids.  Tickets to the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo are $16-$22 with no discount for kids.  Six dollars for a beer and a hot dog at Coors Field in Denver is a bargain.  A hotel room for less than $200 a night in downtown Denver is cheap.  At least here you don’t have to worry about getting mugged or seeing hookers servicing their clients.

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9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. DarcKnyt
    May 25, 2010 @ 10:36:26

    Ah, opinions! They are, indeed, analogous to rectums — all persons bear one and they both have the same delicate, lovely bouquet, no?

    People should keep their opinions (and rectums) to themselves.

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  2. whatigotsofar
    May 25, 2010 @ 10:40:32

    I think people are more likely to leave negative reviews than good reviews. If everything went the way it was supposed to, the reviewer would have never taken the time to leave the review. I think this goes for all things, not just restaurants and hotels.

    I think that is very true.

    I do what I can to turn the tide of human behaviour. When I have a very good experience with a business, I tell them so. On one occasion, I had a very good experience with an appliance repairman (get your mind out of the gutter). The service was quick, early and very informative about the appliances so that future service calls could be avoided. I sent the appliance repair company an email thanking them for their service and have called them back the next time something broke.

    I am that way too. I always take the time to report excellent service rather than focus on the negative. If I have a bad experience, I don’t go back.

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  3. DarcsFalcon
    May 25, 2010 @ 15:35:14

    I try to be that way too – calling a restaurant to compliment our server, that sort of thing. I still have to complain to Tyson though – stupid feathers.

    Tyson is a corporation. I have no problems complaining about their evil ways.

    But I want to go to Cody now. I think you’re right, the Chamber of Commerce really should find this woman and offer to buy her house so she moves to the next town over or something. Get her out of there!

    I wasn’t kidding about the Chamber of Commerce. They are worse than the mafia when it comes to someone attempting to damage the tourist industry.

    But whatever you do, don’t come to Chicago. It really sucks here. 😉

    Maybe she should move to Chicago so she can see how bad things are in other places.

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  4. trailerparkbarbie
    May 25, 2010 @ 16:45:22

    At first, I was a little afraid to click on the crazy woman link because I thought my picture would pop up. Whew!!!
    This woman reminds me of the saying in Steel Magnolias…”If ya aint got nothing good to say about somebody, come sit by me.”

    It is a relief to know people aren’t talking about you when they say ‘crazy woman’, huh?!

    It sounds to me like the stingy woman thinks that she is above servers and waitresses. I know people like that. Pretentious assclowns!
    Let me correct that….cheap pretentious assclown.

    She does sound like a cheap pretentious assclown. I really wish I knew who she was.

    Here’s a little secret that I use to extract revenge on this type of person….GLITTER! I always carry glitter. Do you know how hard it is to remove glitter from hair, purses, clothes, etc.? Hahahahaha Be a stealth glitterer!

    HAHAHAHA! I didn’t even think about that. A friend assures me I should never use glitter or paint without adult supervision, though.

    OMG…what is it with those COMMAS?

    I,,,,,don’t,,,,,know. Assclown.

    Give ’em hell, yellowcat!

    Trust me, I will. 🙂

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  5. blogmella
    May 26, 2010 @ 00:54:42

    I don’t think people will put much faith in her review(s). She comes off as somewhat deranged.

    HAHA! So do most of the reviewers on Trip Advisor.

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  6. Zombieman
    May 26, 2010 @ 06:50:00

    Her review makes me want to come eat there just to see how it REALLY is. It is a bit of a drive(987 miles!) for dinner, so I will have to wait until I am rich and famous or retired. As long as the restaurant serves beef ribs it will be worth the trip.

    We only have beef ribs during the winter on Wednesday nights. All you can eat for $10.

    I am amazed at the number of people who complain about cold food or drinks, yet when we check the temperature, they are right on for safe food standards. There are a few regulars who aren’t happy unless things are boiling when they reach the table.

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    • Zombieman
      May 27, 2010 @ 07:11:47

      $10!? That is awesome! I have dogs too and I am always astounded that I can buy beef rib bones (sans meat) for them at the same or higher price than I can buy the meaty ribs for myself at the grocery store or a local BBQ place. It is like the meat is a free bonus for me when I order the bones for my dogs.

      I don’t usually work on Wednesday nights, but when I do I fill a huge bucket with the bones and give them out to the dogs little by little. I think next winter I’m going to request Wednesday nights.

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  7. brknhrt75
    May 26, 2010 @ 07:39:48

    Some people just like to complain. I have 2 aunts like that, sisters, that complain about every movie, restaurant, and/or venue that we go to. I guess they’re just overly critical and negative and can’t see the silver lining in ANYTHING. Sucks to be them. 🙂

    It does suck to be them. My mother has an issue with cold French fries. Unless they come straight from the fryer to her mouth, she considers them cold. She complains about cold food more often as she gets older and it does seem that most of the cold food complaints come from old people.

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    • DarcsFalcon
      May 26, 2010 @ 10:07:40

      “most of the cold food complaints come from old people”

      That’s because they’ve burned off all the nerve endings on their tongues from eating food that’s too hot over the course of their lives.

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