Servers and bartenders play an important role in making sure that people's dates go smoothly, and have a front row seat to when awkward or entitled customers ruin their dates for themselves.
In a popular thread, waiters dished on the worst first dates they ever bore witness to, and folks....there will be barf.
I work at a fairly nice Italian restaurant, where we do a lot of business. One night a man who I was not even serving came up to me while I was punching an order in on the computer and hands me $20 and a napkin with a phone number on it.
He proceeds to tell me "I am on the worst date of my life, this woman is horrendous and I have to get out of here. Take this $20 and please go to the nearest phone and call me and tell me that I have to get home right away. I don't care what excuse you make up, I just gotta get the hell out of here."