James Corden of Carpool Karaoke and 'Cats' fame, was so rude to a waiter at NYC's Balthazar that he eventually started shouting 'You can't do your job! You can't do your job!' until the owner decided he was no longer welcome at the establishment.
What could possibly made an incredibly successful, fully grown adult man turn into an entitled toddler, or in the words of owner Keith McNally, a 'tiny cretin?' Apparently there was a bit of egg white in a yolk-only omelette, and when it was sent back to the kitchen, it came out with home fries instead of salad.
The details of the order mistake only become more disappointing and confusing with further research so we'll spare you. The important part is: what on this unholy planet is a yolk-only omelette and why would anyone threaten a service industry worker's livelihood over such a cursed dish?
James Corden is a Hugely gifted comedian, but a tiny Cretin of a man. And the most abusive customer to my Balthazar servers since the restaurant opened 25 years ago. I don't often 86 a customer, to today I 86'd Corden. It did not make me laugh.
Here are two examples of the funny man's treatment of my staff.
MANAGER'S REPORT # 1:
'In June, James Corden was here on table 61. (Although this is diabolical, it happens Very occasionally in all restaurants.) After eating his main course, Corden showed the hair to Balthazar manager G. who was very apologetic. Corden was extremely nasty to G, and said:
“Get us another round of drinks this second. And also take care of all of our drinks so far. This way I write any nasty reviews in yelp or anything like that.' '
Don't you have better things to do than whine to Yelp, sir? Who would've thought that the man who forces famous people to scream-sing in a car for YouTube views takes out his rage on waiters for sport. Maybe you should try boxing, Cretin Corden. Or meditation. Really anything at all that isn't ruining the 12-hour+ shift on foot of a restaurant worker who is trying their best.
MANAGER'S REPORT # 2:
'James Corden was at Balthazar with his wife on October 9th for brunch. He asked for a table outside. Brunch Maitre D' Allie Wolters took the party to table 301. Mr. Corden's wife ordered an egg yolk omelette with gruyere cheese and salad. A few minutes after they received the food, James called their server, M. K. and told her there was a little bit of egg white mixed with the egg yolk. M. K. informed the floor manager, G.
The kitchen remade the dish but unfortunately sent it with home fries instead of salad. That's when James Corden began yelling like crazy to the server: 'You can't do your job! You can't do your job! Maybe I should go into the kitchen and cook the omelette myself!'
M.K. was very apologetic and brought G. over to the table. He returned the dish, and after that, everything was fine. He gave them promo Champagne glasses to smooth things out. G. said that Corden was pleasant to him but nasty to the server.' M.K. was very shaken, but professional that she is, continued to finish her shift.'
Of course, Twitter didn't let Corden get away with this one unscathed and he apologized to McNally. Did he apologize because he looked inward and saw the pain he caused others by punching down in the most embarrassing way possible, or was he just salty that he couldn't get anymore yolk-forward brunches from Balthazar? Regardless, he is now forgiven and security won't be called if he tries to ruin the vibe again from table 61.