5 Things Your Server Really Doesn't Want You To Do

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If you treat your server kind, you'll get served just fine.
Everyone who plans on ever dining out should be forced to serve, at least for a month or two. Then maybe folks would have a little more compassion for the fine ladies and gentlemen who take care of them from the greasy spoon diners to the upscale steakhouses. While we don't expect y'all to rush out and do a stint of serving for empathy's sake, we do have some suggestions on what you should never do to make the restaurant scene better for servers and you alike.

See Also: 5 Things Your Bartender Really Doesn't Want You to Do

The Order Switch
You've put in your order and then decide you want something completely different ten minutes after you told your server. Too bad. The kitchen is already making your meal, and is likely close to being done with your ticket and sending it out. It's too late to change it so don't make your server feel crappy just because you're indecisive. If you're not ready to order or unsure, ask for more time or ask for suggestions. Otherwise, you can try out your second choice the next time you come.

Mid-Rush Megalomania
Don't go to a restaurant during peak dining hours and expect to be the only person your server serves. That's what crazy people do. They have other tables. They know you're there. You're just going to have to be a little patient. If you went to a high volume sit-down restaurant on your 30 minute lunch break, it's silly to even expect to be back to work on time. Get fast food, but just don't demand your food is cooked faster and your server serve you before everyone else just because you're in a hurry. Good food takes time.



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18 comments
Adrian Betti
Adrian Betti

I just like to be acknowledged when I enter an establishment. That's it. 80% of the places I go to can't even get that right.

Stephanie Roundy Duffrin
Stephanie Roundy Duffrin

I think it should be a mandatory three month minimum in the service industry prior to being allowed to get a driver's license or vote. Or breathe...

Karen Lynne Whyte
Karen Lynne Whyte

I have been in the hospitality industry just three DAYS and I am already amazed at how poorly some people behave. Most of my customers have been great...but I could easily add half a dozen things to the blog list.

Leah Cook
Leah Cook

New Times is the new College Times.

Scotty G Wilde
Scotty G Wilde

This generation of servers are lazy. Time and time again service has sucked. But yes I'm tipping better than avg if they actually do their job.

Katelyn Prinzo
Katelyn Prinzo

Calm down dude, it's a blog, no one made you read it. And if you're looking for worthwhile news in the New Times you've got bigger issues than what they're choosing to write about. And btw, people do (everything) outlined in this article to the point where it does need to be mentioned. Judging by your reaction, you're one of them....

James Patrick Harris
James Patrick Harris

So what I'm getting here with all these 'Don't do this to your server/hostess' etc articles is that all the NT 'journalists' are just a bunch of fucking restaurant wait staff. How about writing something worthwhile instead of being pompous enough to think that you should be telling the public how they should do everything when they go to a restaurant?

jliven23
jliven23

I never got the "booze is bought less" at breakfast memo....probably because for me it tends to roll right  into lunch.

perrone341
perrone341

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isayjumpusayhowhigh
isayjumpusayhowhigh

I don't give a fuck what a server wants or doesn't want. as their name demonstrates, they are there for me.

terezib
terezib

@perrone341  I'm impressed that you are stupid enough to think people will go to your SPAM website.

mytreatenjoy
mytreatenjoy

@isayjumpusayhowhigh I once held a hard-boiled egg between my bare buttcheeks for ten seconds before serving it on a salad to a b***hole like you. Just so you know...

andreaj16
andreaj16

@mytreatenjoy  Yes- beware being a jerk to those who bring your food. I once dropped a taco off of a plate picking up the order- it slid across the greasy, wet, nasty floor and under a fridge- if they guy had not been such an A**hole, I would have trashed it- but he had bitched so much that I didn't dare wait 30 more seconds for a new one- so I reached under that fridge, grabbed that taco and on the plate it went.

thor42013
thor42013

LOL, it's like that movie "Waiting". If you haven't seen it you should. One of my favorite lines is "They broke the cardinal rule. Don't FUCK with the people that handle your food."

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