Lea Michele (Rachel) can’t even ask for a tissue when she sneezes without someone calling her a diva. But when you hear a rumor enough times, you have to wonder if there isn’t some truth there. Take, for example, a recent article by a former NYC restaurant server who ranked Lea Michele as the worst celebrity customer she ever waited on. Alexis Rhiannon writes that, before becoming a blogger for Crushable, she waited tables for two years and eight months at a Manhattan restaurant that had many famous patrons. She ranked the most noteworthy celebs she waited on from best to worst customers and, unfortunately, Lea didn’t exactly come out smelling like a rose. In fact, Alexis ranked her the worst of them all!
Apparently, it was not just Lea but her entire family who made her server’s life a nightmare.
“...This girl is the worst. The actual worst. Endlessly harassed her server, making fun of him when he tried to explain the ingredients of a dish, told him he didn’t know what he was talking about, complained to multiple managers, and sent her dad to knock on the windows of the kitchen looking for her food after less than twenty minutes (she had ordered well-done fish and cited multiple allergies), saying it had been hours. She was a bitch and a brat, and her family was the same way. Miserable to wait on, and left a 10% tip, even after items had been taken off. The. Worst.”
Yikes. Demanding, rude, and a poor tipper to boot? Certainly not the kind of patron we’d fancy waiting on, even if she does have a powerhouse voice and an uncanny ability to cry on cue!
However, it’s worth pointing out that it doesn’t sound as though the author of the article is the person who actually waited on Lea. Plus, it’s also important to remember that this is just one side of a two-sided story, so we’ll take it with a few grains of salt.
More to the point, we just really hope it’s not true! We firmly believe you can tell a lot about a person’s character by the way they treat service workers, and this story doesn’t paint Lea in a good light at all!