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Our experience on July 26, at Sakhumzi Restaurant in Vilakazi Street, Soweto, left a bitter taste in the mouth. After waiting 15 minutes for service, we had to walk up to the cashier to ask to be served and were duly allocated a waitress. We requested a wine list which was not given, then we asked which wines were on offer, but our waitress did not know.
There was a buffet menu but without utensils. We again had to ask for these. When we finished our meal, again we went to the counter for our bill.
Perhaps out of frustration I forgot my handbag. When I went to check the following morning, I was told that the staff did not find any handbag. I was told to come later in the evening with the hope that those who were on that shift might have kept it. But when I arrived nobody had seen the handbag.
But it turns out a woman who was seated at the table next had mistakenly taken my handbag and had been frantically calling the restaurant to find out if someone had reported a missing handbag. She said no one at the restaurant knew about the missing handbag.
This woman finally traced me after going through my handbag. To say I was disgusted is an understatement. But more than anything else, I was left wondering if this is the kind of shoddy service we going to give to the world come 2010.
Legarang M, Bryanston