Maybe I'm just sadistic, but there are few things more darkly funny than a sad, awkward party. Especially when that party is catered. Nothing compliments a tragically uncomfortable social event like decorated tables full of hors d'oeuvres. This is part of what makes Party Down one of the best, most underrated shows of all time.
1.) From Kurrylyn:
Happened to a friend, fellow caterer. Showed up to cater a birthday party. We usually show up as servers with limited info. Asks client " So when does the Birthday Boy arrive?" He doesn't, he is dead. Such an important detail left out of the event logistics . Awkward moment followed by slightly uncomfortable party complete with cake.
2.) From trent_pee:
I was cocktail-ing a beer release party from a couple local brewers at the restaurant I work at.
I had a guaranteed $300 from the brewers for them taking over my section. ( two ten-seat high-tops)
Before I went in, I checked the fb event page and some 300 people were invited.
The event lasted four hours and three people showed up. I felt pretty bad for the poor motherfuckers. I bought their food with my discount.