Tonight I managed to get off work at 5:20 (I normally work until 9:10) and I got to the Coquitlam location of Sammy J. Peppers around 5:30. The restaurant was mostly empty but the lounge had only one table open, so the waitress seated me at the single empty table and handed me a menu.
And then…. nothing.
I sat through all the rest of the first period of the hockey game and nobody came to ask me what i wanted to order.
I sat through an entire intermission and nobody came near me. I even saw other tables getting drinks re-filled and plates taken away.
I sat through half of the second period and nobody even came to see if I wanted a drink.
Eventually I was fed up (somewhat with the game, mostly because I was hungry and thirsty) and I left at 6:40.
So I sat in the restaurant for over an hour and I was ignored the whole time.
Now, I understand that it was a hockey game so maybe the waitresses were trying not to bother people while the play was on. But really? A whole hour, an entire intermission, and not even someone asking if I wanted a drink? That’s ridiculous!!!! It wasn’t overly busy. I saw waitresses just standing behind the bar, doing who knows what. And my table never had a utensil, cup, plate on it. NOTHING!
So now it’s looking like there will be a game 7 (booo). And I will definitely be looking for a different place to watch the game. Why would I want to go to SJP again?