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5 THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER DO IN A RESTAURANT

There is this joy that comes with dining out or going on a date. The excitement (especially when it’s not a casual date) that comes with having to pick out a dress, footwear and even the jewelry.

It is a very fun experience, because you get to go out, sit down, order food, eat, pay and of course walk away without having to attend to the dishes. It is something everyone want to experience. Also checkout https://www.foxgourmetfoods.com/how-to-cook-with-cbd-hemp-cannabis-oil/ for how to cook with CBD.

How the restaurant influences our mindset

While the experience may sound interesting and alluring, there are so many things people still don’t get to do right. The “restaurants unspoken rules” that are hardly talked about. They’re hardly talked about because of course it’s a restaurant and you should be served.

Servers, hosts and bartenders may have to deal with over a hundred different diners/customers weekly. Being courteous as a guest will go a long way in making their jobs easier.

I’ve read several times on the daily post of servers being interviewed. Once in an interview, a server was asked why she was so irritable to customers and she said “the diners are so mean and rude sometimes” just imagine having to deal with, let’s say over fifty rude customers weekly.

This goes a long way to say our behavior towards them and the restaurant influences their behavior towards us sometimes.

5 THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER DO IN A RESTAURANT

What people do in restaurants that is wrong

  • HISSING, SNAPPING OF FINGERS OR USE OF HAND SIGNS TO GET YOUR SERVERS ATTENTION IS RUDE.

You may not know this but it is very annoying when diners snap their fingers at the servers. This is one of the various ways to become the server’s least favorite customer. Instead of snapping fingers, say excuse me or politely indicate you need them by a discreet wave of the hand. Smiling while waving will definitely help the situation.

  • DO NOT LEAVE BEHIND USED DISPOSABLES (TISSUES AND NAPKINS) ON THE TABLE

These items are germy and irritating to touch by servers. It is a very disgusting thing to do and let’s not forget that germs are spread that way too.

  • TRY NOT TO LEAVE A BIG MESS BEHIND (VERY IMPORTANT).

It is expedient of you to not do the aforementioned. Asides the fact that it makes the waiter think of you as a jerk, that particular attitude has a lot to say about you as a person. It is obvious that part of the appeal of dinning out is the freedom from dish duty, but that doesn’t mean customers should leave a massive mess in their wake for staff to deal with. I know these waiters are there to serve you, but it wouldn’t hurt if you make their work a little easy.

  • SWITCH OFF OR SILENCE ALL ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Switch off your phones! It is very wrong for your phone to ring in restaurants. Most people don’t know this but it is really disturbing. You are not only disturbing servers, you are disturbing other customers. Click here to know your table manners.

But you should TIP GENEROUSLY, I know you don’t owe them the tips but it helps a lot. If you tip the waiter well, the next customer wouldn’t have to be at the mercy of an irritable waitress.