(One of the chefs at this restaurant is known for having Asperger’s Syndrome. Due to this, he’s rarely seen talking with anyone except me and his girlfriend, who’s a waitress. On this day I’m the only waiter as it’s raining a lot. There’s three chefs - including him with Asperger’s - and the other two ignore the fact I’m a lone waiter.)
Chef #1: Hey, [my name], what the f*** is taking you so f****** long?!
Me: I’m the only waiter, for starters…
Chef #2: Stop f****** whining. [Food] and [food] is done.
(I grit my teeth as chef #3 silently watches me. About half an hour later, I’ve finally delivered all food and apologized for the delay. Right as I’ve done so, the waitress who’s dating the third chef comes in.)
Waitress: I’m so sorry [my name]! I wanted to come earlier but with all the rain, well…
Me: Hey, at least you’re here.
Waitress: Yeah. Here, have a seat. I’ll deal with the customers.
(I sit down for a minute or two when chef #2 comes storming up to me.) Chef #2: What the f*** do you think you’re doing, letting [waitress] do all work by herself?!
(At this point, chef #3 walks up to us.) Chef #3: If you have time to go around and complain what people do or don’t, then you can shut the f*** up and start WORKING ON THE GOD DAMN ORDER WE GOT FIVE MINUTES AGO. Besides, [my name] has been working all by himself all morning due to the rain! Stop being such a giant a** towards him and get back to your own job!
(No one has ever seen him angry so we all turn pale. Chef #2 quickly hurries off.) Chef #3: S-Sorry! I didn’t mean to snap like that! It’s just, I saw how much you worked, so…
Me: …You’re officially my new best friend, [chef #3]. I’m glad SOMEONE would give [chef #2] a talking-to! Hell, not even [manager] would do so!
Chef #3: I know. I don’t like him either. In fact, the only people I like here are [waitress] and you, [my name]. As well as all customers who like my cooking.
(Without thinking, I stand up and hug him. I really needed some encouragement that day.)