Secrets your waiter will never tell you
I think I want to thank Alexander D. Mitchell IV for discovering this link to 20 Secrets Your Waiter Will Never Tell You for me. It's like watching a train wreck to read them. You don't want to look, but you can't turn away.
And here's the original Reader's Digest article, which unfortunately is in the form of a photo gallery so you have to click through it. ...
I wonder if one casualty of the Internet will be restaurants. After reading about all the ways restaurants and wait staff may be taking advantage of the customer, you start to think delivery pizza at home sounds pretty good.
Some of these "secrets," though, could be helpful. For instance:
We’re not allowed to tell our customers we don’t like a dish. So if you ask your server how something is and she says, “It’s one of our most popular dishes,” chances are she doesn’t like it.
—Waitress at a well-known pizza chain
The one thing doing this blog has taught me is how much servers resent most customers.
(Photo courtesy of ReadersDigest.com)