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12/7/12 6:58 P

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after hearing all the nastiness that happens in restaurants I am less likely to out eat except at very special occasions. dirty lemons, rags, unwashed hands...just about enough to make you want to vomit. oh yes they do not always wash those lovely tray you used to carry your foods to your tables. Serve um up! emoticon emoticon emoticon I pray before I eat wash my hands always.

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Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.


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12/4/12 11:20 A

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I have never LIKED soda, even as a kid, so that aspect is a bit out of my line of experience--but--

ANY time an order is wrong it can be a real issue, and that I CAN certainly understand! I react to certain pork products...

Any wrong order is ANNOYING... an potentially dangerous... and something you need to make management aware of. You don't have to raise a fuss in public necessarily, just ask to speak to a manager--since you didn't know when you were there, just call and talk to management.

It may be a specific wait staff member who was the problem that day, but they are all human beings subject to error and never hurts to remind the entire staff that customers who ask for a diet soda or not to have a certain food usually have really good reasons for it... and educating or reminding them may save someone else from a real disaster!
Sorry you had such an experience!

Hopefully, it won't happen again...

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Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL

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12/3/12 5:10 P

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My husband did specify diet, yes. He knows the drill! I've been diabetic since before we were even dating and both of his parents are/were diabetic as well. Somehow he's managed to avoid it, thank goodness. No matter how hard I try I can't really get him educated on basic nutrition - but he knows I shouldn't have sugar, especially in liquid (quickly absorbed/processed form) unless I'm having a low and that I should avoid "white" carbs, especially and limit my intake of other carbohydrates.

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12/3/12 12:22 P

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it's what people do now they don't listen they are trained to not give them a precise order and they ask all kinds of questions because they didn't listen..i don't think there is any solution for not listening..if you don't listen when you are in a hurry when do you find time to ask all those questions again??
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12/3/12 10:26 A

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I too had to give up the soda habit. The artificial sweeteners didn't agree with me to begin with and they DO act like regular sugar in your system. BUT the major point being, maybe have a talk w/DH and remind him, please next time, if I'm away from the table, don't let the waitress refill my glass.

We can plan for lots of things, but something like that . . . well . . . sure throws a monkey wrench in the works!

HUGS and good luck next time. . . IF you go back.

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12/3/12 10:20 A

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this is a major problem with any place that has a wait staff . they do not listen to what you are saying . they should write it down but they think they can remember and they do not . so you are left in the dark as to what is done or has been done to your food & or drinks . short of having a fit and making a fool of yourself in public i do not know the answer . we have not eaten out for a long time . not that reason but other reasons . emoticon

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12/3/12 10:17 A

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Yes, unfortunately getting a High sugar refill of a diet drink, has happened to us a few times...always frustrating. Could have serious complications.

Stay vigilant!

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12/3/12 6:09 A

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You did have a stinkeroo experience there. We don't have Golden Corral by me, but I can certainly relate. Not saying that it is always the Wait Staffs fault, and we all make mistakes. The difficulty is in trying to have the problem corrected because nothing can be done until the Wait Staff returns to the table. I kicked my soda habit about 6 years ago - a major accomplishment for me because I was a soda and caffeine addict. Now I drink flavored seltzer without any sweetener or water with lemon. The diet coke seemed to act like real sugar in my system.

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12/3/12 3:58 A

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Oh boy you hit a hot button with me! I have stopped eating in certain restaurants because they do not serve diet coke.If I do not know the waitress i always joke and say it has to be a diet drink "im diabetic you could kill me"They always come back with the refill and say"diet right?"My husband knows that he is not to get a refill from the waitress.Because fear of a mistake.I am sorry i can not relate on the insulin part.I only do STRICT diet and exercise.I do know the waitress does get it only if they have a close family member who is diabetic.
MY best friends famous line to the waitress was "I will have dessert but she can't have (me) dessert she's diabetic" Get me a diet coke now.

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12/3/12 2:21 A

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i know you are upset we go to golden corral all the time... i have a full online menu from there and know exactly what i am consuming before we go also... but a few questions come to mind concerning this.. do you go there often?? was it a waitress that k nows you?? diabetes?? did hubby remind her that it was max and not regular?? why didn't you speak up?? you can't totally blame her. if your golden corral is like mine.. you get your first drink in the like as you pay... then they bring refills... she may not have know it was max .. if she came to table and said ''would you like a refill''' hubby could have just said yes... not thinking regular or max.. an honest mistake... if you are that sensitive on drinks the you should have asked her which one she brought...

not trying to start anything... a few years ago i found out i had a dairy allergy and the doc wanted me to stay away from ALL dairy... so our first trip to GC i asked about several dishes

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12/3/12 12:49 A

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I just need to VENT!

I've been doing SO WELL this past week. This morning my husband and I went out for breakfast. It was Golden Corral but I did good! I stuck mostly to protein, looked up nutrition information before we left, and calculated my insulin needs BEFORE I hit the breakfast bar.

So, what's the frustration?

Waitstaff. That's what.

I asked for a Pepsi Max because I like my morning jolt of caffeine to be cold. The first glass was just fine. I was barely half way through it before I was offered a refill. I turned it down. While I was off getting a veggie omelette, however, my husband let her refill it. She took the old glass and brought a whole new one.

When I checked my blood sugar an hour or so after breakfast? 245!!! My BGs had gone up 120+ points! Even with me dosing as close as I could based upon the nutrition information available. NOTHING that I ate could have sent me that high if I was even REMOTELY close to my insulin needs. I took a corrective dose and a couple of hours later I was back down in the low 100s.

It's SO FRUSTRATING, though! I'm fairly sure she brought me a regular soda instead of a diet one. I've had it happen with tea, too, where I'll specify 2 or 3 times 'unsweetened' - and then I'll take a sip and its sweet. Why, why, WHY can't wait staff be more mindful of their customer's drink orders? I'd hate to be relegated to water just because I'm afraid someone else is going to mess up!

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