I’m about to throw some shaaaaaade at y’all!!! Haha petty betty, I’m just playing! On to today’s topic…
Now, now, now, I know we have all seen that horrible customer in a restaurant, and maybe some of us have been that horrible customer once or twice? When it comes to foul behavior in restaurants I’ve seen a couple!
People have these pet peeves about restaurants – yes, you know yourselves. Like some of us complain when there’s no greetings, or when the restaurant can’t offer water (even tap water), or when taxes are not included in the price list of the menu!
Well, there’s a lot to complain about the restaurant but there’s sure a whole lot more the restaurant can complain about you! I call these the 50 Shades of Shame-worthy Behavior in restaurants. You may have reasons for being a sour puss at a restaurant, but that’s no excuse for bad manners. And with that, I give you the commandments of restaurant behavior! Carefully handpicked, hand cut and freshly prepared 🙂 Din Din everyone!
Try to break the record for send-backs
Don’t be the “hard to please” customer by sending everything back to the kitchen. Unless your well-done steak came charred of course.
Don’t linger with an empty dessert dish or coffee cup. It’s a huge pain for the establishment.
Dishonor your reservation
If you made a reservation, keep it. If you can’t or are running late be kind enough to call.
Oh and that thing we do where one person in the party shows up at the appointed time and the rest of the party arrives half and hour later, bad manners!
Refuse to tip
Tip generously – with actual money – if you deemed the service worthy.
Shots! Shots! Shots!
That whisky sour you sipped overlooking the menu was amazing. So, an apple martini, a long island must be nice,why not have a mojjito? Check yourself! What is your limit? You don’t want to be that girl or guy that causes a nuisance by your drunk rip-roar at a restaurant table. Bad manners!
Become Ansel Adams when the food arrives
Heh I plead guilty for this one sometimes. Say “I” if you’re one of the patrons who insists on photographing your food!!!! Well, by the power vested in me by me, I say if you like it, snap it! I’m sure blue nail polish is more offensive than photographing food. I mean is this a crime?
But! That doesn’t mean that everything is photo worthy, you dont have to do this always 🙂
Spread the Good Cheer!
The food was great! Your server was peach! Had a lovely time! Compliments are free… Then go home and tell everyone! The busboy, your manager and your friends. You can’t just eat good food, you have to talk about it too!
I hope this read has shed some light on some things you did not know. In the spirit of good cheer here’s a list of top 5 restaurants I absolutely enjoy going to!
Wrapping it up with this black sweater wrap gifted to me, My oh so perfect jeans thrifted and a splash of color with my beaded earrings from Masaai Market. Bag from JustFab!
Photography credits: Churchill Oele of course!