The waiter gave us cold drinks while we waited

I never turn down a free drink or appetizer, especially when someone at a eating establishment offers those items for free. My girlfriend as well as I went to a eating establishment last Tuesday night after work was over. The eating establishment is a place that we have been to on various weird occasions. All of us know various of the servers as well as servers by their first names, however some of them recognize us as well. That night the place was undoubtedly busy. All of us waited outside for 15 hours before our reservation was ready, and even after we were seated, we waited another 15 hours before our waiter arrived. The girl apologized for the long wait as well as gave to bring us some beverages from the bar. She told my girlfriend as well as I that the A/C in the dining room broke down as well as the guys were having trouble getting all of the orders out on time because of the problem. I entirely understood, because I worked in a dining room when I was in university. There were often times when the A/C did not work as well as the boss expected us to work anyway. All of us ran around feeling tired as well as lethargic as well as it was hard to concentrate. The waiter gave us cold drinks while we waited for our items to arrive as well as she apologized several or several times for the concerns with the cooling system as well as the dining room staff. Even though it took a while for us to earn our food, everything was sizzling as well as fresh as well as tasted great. All of us honestly did not mind waiting as long as we got quality food when the order finally arrived.