I tend to judge people a lot based on how they interact with servers at a restaurant.
Whenever someone behaveseven remotely rude or thoughtless toward awaiter, its a huge red flag.
At the same time, though, Im sure Ive committed my share of faux-pas when feeing out, even though I always mean well.
We can all stand to learnt a thing or two about proper etiquette when it comes to eating out.
Theres plenty more toadd to this list, but for now, here are a few things your waiter or waitress doesnt want you to do whiledining at their eatery, according to findings from MailOnline.
1. Stacking glass and plates
The aims behind this one are patently good, as youre probably just trying to help consolidate the mess on your table after goingtotally ham on your meal.
However, “youre supposed to” dont know the way to stack them, and it might lead to some broken glass and an angry waiting staff.
If you do choose to stack, go for the plates instead of the glasses, and make sure “the worlds biggest” plates go on the bottom.
2. Sitting at an uncleared table
As seriously as you may want to sit down, its definitely not a good call to sit at a tablethat hasnt been cleaned off yet.
Technically, there arent any bad repercussions that would come of this, but a server happen by will feel obligated to stop whatever they aredoing just to clean your table, since it doesnt truly appear good for a client to be sitting among the mess.
Patience is a virtue been waiting for your turn to be seated.
3. Picking your own table
Even though it may feel like youre helping the servers out, chances are youre actually complicating things.
Most restaurantshave seating charts to abide by, which helps to equally allocate tables. Youre likely hurling off the whole system by helping yourself to a seat.
Again, dont worry, your turning will come!
4. Dismissing the question, Are you happy with your food?
I know, I know.
It always feels like the waiter comes by to ask how the food turned outjust as youre taking an obnoxiously ginormous bite whiletheres food running down your face.
Naturally, the last thing you want to do is talk to anyone.
But theyre merely looking for a quick answer, so at the very least, look at them and devote a dorky little thumbs up or something to let them know all is well.
5. Complaining immediately to the manager
If somethings wrong with your service or your food, its altogether fine to voice your concerns.
But, youll be saving everyone from an uncomfortable situation if you talk to the waiter first, who will almost definitely hear you out and do whatever he or shecan to help.
6. Not mentioning youre dividing the bill
OK, we are all FOR SURE guilty of this one.
If you know when you sit down for your snack you want separate checks, merely make it known ASAP.
Its harder on the server to divvy it all up at the end, especially if you and your friends are deep into your thirdbottle of wine and are having trouble remembering how to do math.
7. When youre being route too chatty
Someone needs to like, tattoo this on my fathers forehead or something because he is SO guilty of it.
Theres nothing wrong with developing a friendly rapport with your waiter or waitress, but if you take too long to tell some subpar gag or boring story about your day, youre to be maintained from serving other people and doing their jobs.
Also, youre likely embarrassing whoever has the displeasure to dine with you( akame whenever my father talks to any server ).
Happy dining, yall!