The customer is always right, the saying goes, but that doesn't mean they always have the best intentions. People in the restaurant industry, for example, have to deal with customers who send back their food, and that, sometimes, these demands make no sense, be it a customer doing it just to be a dick, because Mercury was in retrograde, or because brain weevils had said the meal was poisoned. But there are a few legitimate reasons to send back your food, times when you can feel justified in saying, "Uh, nah, try again." Here are eight big reasons, ranked in reverse order of how egregious.
8. Your food is loaded with salt
If the restaurant appears to have desalinated the Indian Ocean in order to prepare your dinner, you should send the food back. Salt is a wonderful seasoning -- perhaps the pound-for-pound best of all seasonings considering its versatility -- but some places seem to think food isn't seasoned well enough if it doesn't taste like an anchovy had a sob fest into your soup. On the flip side, if food is under-salted, there's a shaker on the table, so human up and get to it, sparky.