6 Types of People I Loathe in FoodBank
Being a foodie, I frequently visit the Facebook group, FoodBank, to check reviews or ask for suggestions regarding eateries. But every time I do, I encounter some people or posts that make me roll my eyes. Here are a few examples of people who ruin my FoodBank experience.
#1 The Poet Who Never Was
These are the people who write a poem each time they eat at a restaurant. They describe with great poetic pretence how their food experience was. And I know that they are not the next great poet of our generation, for their rhymes lean more towards Yo Yo Honey Singh than Nirmolendu Goon.
#2 Price: 9/10
I die a little inside every time I see someone rating the price without mentioning the price itself. Why would anybody rate price anyway? These are the people who fail to understand that while you can rate the taste and service, price remains very subjective. A really good burger that costs BDT 250 may be value for money to you, but it may not be so for others.
#3 Angry Restaurant Owners
Over the last couple of months or so, I observed that restaurant owners tend to get angry and offensive rather than taking criticism constructively. If a restaurant's food or service wasn't up to the mark, then the customers have every right to criticise the restaurant and rate it poorly. That's the entire idea of FoodBank – to provide a platform where you can share your food experience with appropriate ratings. But instead of apologising for their shortcomings and promising a better experience next time, the restaurant owners get offended. And some of them actually message the reviewer, “Bro plz take down your post.” Who knows, they probably shed a tear at night too.
#4 The Autobiographers
These are the people who reveal their entire life history in one post. And since they tactfully comply by the FoodBank policies, the admins cannot remove their posts. They start with in-depth discussions on when and why they went to the restaurant, and with whom, but nicely sum it up with small reviews and appropriate ratings. They remind me of How I Met Your Mother – little about the Mother, more about the narrator's life.
#5 The Homophone Lovers
There are some who don't know how to spell certain words. Some commonly misspelled words they use while reviewing are: testy (tasty), yammy (yummy), etc. How difficult is it to click the right-mouse button and to choose the correct spelling?
#6 The Classic F-ers
You guessed it right – people who write “F” in posts. Unfortunately they still haven't figured out that Facebook allows you to follow/unfollow a public post without commenting on the post. I hate it when I ask for a restaurant review or suggestion and people flock it with their F's instead of providing useful info.
Now that you know which people on FoodBank ruin my day, I'll request you not to be one of them. And if you already are one, it's never too late to come to the path of light.
Arman R. Khan is a caffeine addict, a dreamer and a culture enthusiast who takes life one day at a time. Correspond with him at fb.com/arman.r.khan or tweet @ArmanRK