Repent from these wicked ways:
Be nice. Spending money in a restaurant does not buy you license to treat people as products. “Please” and “Thank you” are also important.
2. Disrespecting the kitchen.
Avoid making special requests with your order. Menus are usually thought out as careful and creative expressions of what the chef would like you to taste. It’s not usually polite to try to create something different. Cook at home for that.
3. Not controling your children.
I have kids, too. I understand the difficulties of dining out with them. It’s not really O.K. to let your kids:
A. Roam the restaurant
B. Climb the furniture
C. Waste/destroy the condiments, menus and other things that cost money or leave messes.
D. “Entertain” the other restaurant guests.
It’s crappy to try to get more than what you pay for.
A. Expecting not to pay for a meal simply because you didn’t like it is stupid.
B. Tip 20%. It’s the standard. In the U.S., the tip is payment for a service it’s not just a nicety or compliment. Like it or not, that’s how the system works.
I hope this goes viral
20% is now the “standard”? Ridiculous. Soon people working in the service industry will be claiming that 25% is the norm for ‘good’ service.
20% is the standard for good service. servers, bartenders, and other tipped employees make $2.13 an hour in the state of Virginia. If you don’t want to tip your server, eat at home.
Um its 20% if the server is not a compkete ass. I pay fpr good food service. Ifyou cant do a comissioned job well, youre not going to get commission
you have obviously never worked in the industry
Tipping is a voluntary payment to reward services rendered. There is no “standard,” never will be and is utterly ridiculous to think otherwise.
#5 Please, if you’re going to a small place specializing in a product meant to be smelled and tasted, don’t DROWN yourself in so much cologne that the entire bar starts gagging and the cooks start coughing because the hood has sucked your scent all the way into the kitchen.
#6 Spit out your gum before declaring the wine you just tasted as “not good.” And don’t dare stick it under a table. Bars are for grown ups.
Oh great, another thread war about tipping. Just what the Internet needs.
re: #2 “Disrespecting the Kitchen” … blargh! I am a paying customer. If I don’t like mushrooms, I shouldn’t have to eat mushrooms. If I am allergic to black pepper, I am going to ask the chef not to make me break out in hives. Most kitchens can handle these requests just fine, and those that can’t are just WHINING. Yes, it is inconvenient and time consuming for you to account for special requests, but THAT IS WHAT YOU ARE PAID TO DO. If I cooked at home, I wouldn’t be paying these prices. I am PAYING FOR SERVICE.
Geez,settle down. You sound like an ass. Sure, most kitchens will accommodate your allergies but the restaurant is actually NOT paid to satisfy your special requests. Those are extended as a courtesy. And I think the author’s point was that the chef, being someone who earns a living working with food, has a better idea of how the various elements of his/her dishes work together than you do. So why not drop your pissy attitude and try the dish as it was conceived instead of indulging the conceit that you somehow know better.