Unwritten Rules for Dining Out at Restaurants
Someone came up with a list of a bunch of unwritten rules for dining out. Take a look and see if you agree with them.
- 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, three or more starts to get annoying.
- Don't make your server split the check 10 different ways. Find an ATM, they might calim 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. 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.