Recently I had a conversation with a guest that reminded me of a popular urban legend in the restaurant business that has been glamourized and purpetuated by movies and you tube videos. The myth is the insinuation that if someone complains about their food or service, the kitchen or waitstaff will mess with their food and get them sick or pay them back in some way. In my over 35 years experience in the food service industry I have never observed anyone messing with someones food other than in house joking around with fellow employees. I have never seen a guest who complained receive messed up food or any staff try to do something to make a guest purposefully sick or ill. In all cases it was just the opposite because all staff are dependent on our guests satisfaction for tips and continued patronage.Why would anyone jeopordize the amount of money they could make or their job for sucha silly retaliation? Any violation of the health code is a terminable offense and just one persons actions could effect the entire staff and ownership. In otherwords in might make for a funny film incident but it is quite another to say anyone would stand by and let someone possibly let you lose your job and resources to get back at someone who complained. I'm sure people fantasize about such scenarios but it's another matter to act it out. This also has a negative impact on the type of service that an establishment can give because if individuals are afraid to speak up then service and food problems cannot be corrected at that moment. Everyone who goes out should receive good food and good service. If it is substandard the owner and management want to know so that you and other guests do not have to suffer through a bad experience. Consuming bad food and suffering through bad service to complain after the fact is bad form and creates doubt with management about the sincerity of the complaint. All in all, do unto others as you would have them do unto you is still the golden rule and the best advice to take when dining out. I don't worry about such things becasue I would never do them. Neither should anyone else.