Without naming the event and the names, I happened to be rubbing shoulders with some great ‘bloggers’ some time back…a bunch of kids who think that every restaurant is their ‘baap ka maal’. I am not at all sorry for using such words. Strangely I have started controlling my temper off late against such jerks, I guess that is more than enough for them. These bunch of kids have started degrading the food blogging world. They are disgrace to their family and the whole food blogging fraternity.
So these ‘bloggers’ told the service Incharge that they need every single dish on the menu..(about 24 of them) and the drinks (8 approx ) The restaurant guys obliged. I was watching this tamasha.
The food comes served in many and any plates now because there is already a crowd of customers in waiting. They are made to wait because these ‘food bloggers’ are sitting on their head to be served first.
So while the plating is ON, a couple of dishes are served in larger plates than the portion size…our “food blogger” friends ask if there is any sauce accompanying the dish. The manager says ‘no, these are stand alone’ in spite of that the jokers (referred hereafter since I cant insult other brothers and sisters of mine from the same fraternity by calling these jokers as food bloggers) insist on him putting “koi bhi colorful sauces” around the portion to make it more clickable. They are hell bent on degrading the Food blogging Industry further with these acts. The manager reluctantly agrees.
Then all the staff together carries the food and drinks outside the restaurant on special orders of these jokers. The food is kept on a large table with the drinks. Staff is asked to leave. The snaps are to be clicked in open sunlight with vehicles zooming past. They are keen to click only snaps and not tasting the food.
Degrading the food blogging world continues
The bunch of crazy jokers (my BP is high by then)spend 15 mins arranging the food as per their need (they argue like pigs over the arrangement just to show how ‘proficient’ they are). They make the owner of the restaurant run inside to fetch forks and stuff. They have no decency in talking, just shouting orders as if they are the only ones who will get the best footfalls to this restaurant with their reviews. The old gentleman obeys every order just to keep the sanity of his place intact.
Once the dishes are arranged, the jokers click pics of the food..they are around the food, on the food, with the food…everything possible, except tasting the food (by now you know why I don’t call them food bloggers) another 40 whole minutes.. Finally they are done.
The food has gone cold by now. So they just pick a morsel or two from each dish (intentionally spoiling the food) and the eating is bcos they are hungry, not because they are reviewing it.
#humblechef closely watches their expressions as they eat.. They are lifeless…there is no expression, no thought process working, trying to decode the dish and its taste or flavor. Is that food blogging?
Then ….they just leave the food. Again ordering the owner “ye sab le ke jao, ho gaya humaara”. Entire food is wasted.
Then they are busy clicking selfies with each other.
The customers and others who were waiting are still struggling to get food due to the bottleneck created while delivering all these 24 dishes and drinks even as an hour has passed…but jokers have nothing to do with it.
The #HumbleChef leaves with an embarrassed face after giving his food feedback to the chef and the Service Manager. He does not have enough courage to walk up to the aged owner of the restaurant and apologise for the behaviour of those jokers. To be honest, I don’t have a face to show him before I leave, because I belong to the same fraternity. I made it a point though, to see which hashtag /handle the restaurant has given in order to put up the review/post.
Till date I have not seen the jokers put any photos on any social media platform. I don’t know if they really put it anywhere. Maybe they just fooled the restaurant or are fooling all our fraternity by posing as “food bloggers”
#foodietweeter has kept his eyes and ears open now for the same bunch. If he see’s them next time in the circuit doing any such dirty stuff, he has full plans of publicly shaming them. The same old UK style popular in the Industry, some people don’t understand politeness. I am sure they will regret the day they meet me next.
Until then.. lets wait for the jokers..
Let us all come together against such ‘food wasting jokers’ who call themselves bloggers. They are anything but ‘food bloggers’ who are degrading the Food Blogging Industry.
Do you happen to have come across any such incidents?
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