If you’ve ever been a server, then you’ll understand these rules. You should share with all your friends who don’t get it yet.
Someone came up with a list of a bunch of unwritten rules for dining out. Here are seven we thought were interesting . . .
- Don’t show up five minutes before a restaurant closes. The entire staff will hate you.
- Don’t be the couple that sits on the same side of a booth when it’s just the two of you. It’s only cute if you’re in your 80’s. Otherwise, you just seem weird.
- Never try to get a waiter’s attention by snapping your fingers at them. That one’s kind of rare. But servers HATE when people do it.
- Don’t ask for more than two substitutions when you order something. One is fine, like a side salad instead of fries. Two is okay. But three or more starts to get annoying.
- Don’t make your server split the check 10 different ways. Find an ATM or use Venmo. They might CLAIM they don’t mind splitting it up, but they’re lying.
- Don’t linger when it’s really busy. Waiters make a lot more money when there’s turnover. So don’t hog the table for another 45 minutes once you pay the bill.
- Don’t be the only one in your group to order coffee at the end. If you’re with other people, coffee and dessert should be a GROUP discussion. If more than one of you wants some, go for it. If not, don’t make everyone sit there and wait for you.
If you’ve ever worked at a restaurant, this is going to send you into a rage. And possibly trigger some tipping-related PTSD.
A guy recently posted on Facebook about the new strategy he and his wife use to TIP when they go to restaurants.
They put five $1 bills on the table, and every time their server does something they don’t like, they remove one bill without saying a word. Then whatever is left at the end is the tip. Quote, “You will receive the best service of your life.”
The post is getting a LOT of responses from people, and they seem much more negative than positive. Words like “disrespectful,” “tactless,” and “I hope you like the taste of spit in your food” seem to come up the most often.
(The Daily Dot)
Margaritas Are Now the Most Popular Drink in America
According to a new survey, the most popular cocktail in America is now . . . the MARGARITA.
It’s true. Here are the five most popular cocktails in the country . . .
- Margarita . . . 60% of people have ordered one at a bar or restaurant in the past three months.
- Daiquiri, 44%.
- Pina colada, 36%.
- Long Island iced tea, 33%.
- Mojito, 29%.
The survey also found that one out of four Americans have ordered a cocktail at a bar or restaurant in the past few months, and paid an average of $8.72 for one.
People Are Giving “Boomerang Gifts” . . . Where They Give a Present That Benefits Them Too
What’s the big Christmas present you’re giving your significant other this year? A giant new TV? Dinner at a fancy restaurant? A trip to Hawaii?
If so, congratulations. Apparently you’re part of this year’s new trend called “boomerang gifts” . . . and you may not even realize you’re doing it.
A boomerang gift is when you give someone a present that also benefits YOU. Taking someone to a couples spa also benefits YOU . . . getting them a sweet new iPad also benefits YOU . . . five seasons of “The Wire” also benefits YOU.
A new survey found it’s becoming more and more popular . . . to the point where the majority of people are doing it now.
The top boomerang gifts are box sets of TV shows, boxes of chocolate, and movies. But really . . . who buys box sets of TV shows anymore?
There are hundreds of restaurants around the country with extreme eating challenges. Usually you have to finish, like, a five-pound hamburger to get a t-shirt or something. Forget about that. THIS is a real prize.
A Mexican restaurant in Brooklyn, New York called Don Chingon has a new eating challenge that’s probably the hardest in the world . . . but it definitely has the most lucrative prize.
If you can finish a 30-POUND BURRITO in one hour, they’ll make you an OWNER.
The burrito uses a tortilla with a diameter of about three-and-a-half feet. It’s stuffed with chicken, steak, carnitas, chorizo, cheese, rice, beans, and salsa. Oh, and you also have to drink a margarita that’s made with a ghost pepper.
You can’t take a bathroom break or throw up, and it costs $150 just to try. But if you succeed, you become a 10% owner of the restaurant . . . which could be worth some serious cash over time.
The team at Don Chingon says they felt like ownership was the only fair prize. Quote, “If you’re going to gain 25 to 30 pounds in a single sitting, you deserve real compensation.
“Some restaurants put your name on the wall . . . we’ll GIVE you the wall.”