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13 asshole things that people in restaurants do annoy waiters with

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"When Google says the restaurant closes at 11:00 pm, the right time to order is not three minutes before."

A Quora thread recently asked waiters what unwritten rules visitors should adhere to - or in other words, what is really getting on their nerves. Here are the best answers:

1. When people stroll in and sit down at a dirty table.

"First of all, that's gross. Why sit in someone else's dirt? If the table isn't clean, we're not ready for you there yet. Now someone has to clear the dishes and clean the table while your impatient ass sitting around and getting in the way. "

—Natalie Knowles

2. Or when a group sits down at an empty table without asking beforehand.

"If you see an empty table, it's not automatically yours! You may have a reservation for later. The restaurant limits the number of people who can sit down in each block of time."

—Jesse Sutton

3. When someone makes a million changes to an order.

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"Unfortunately, the menu is not a playground for your wildest dreams. I've had customers who asked what ingredients we had and then started putting together their own meals based on them.

I know what it is like to be a difficult customer and not be able to just eat everything off the menu because of dangerous allergies. But don't be fussy if you don't have to. The team usually has enough to do with extra requests anyway. "

—Sofia Korkala

4. Or when a customer orders something that is not even on the menu.

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“I've gotten into so many situations where customers come up with their own dishes that aren't even on the menu (and order fish and chips in an Italian restaurant, for example). Maybe they can't read and don't understand what's on The card is not just lying there. Read it. This is not a private chef service here. "

—Maxwell Arnold

5. When someone makes a list of incredibly annoying demands like the restaurant is their home.

"If you ask that we turn the music down, turn the lights brighter or turn on the heating / air conditioning, you should know that we probably can't do that, even if you ask nicely. If you have such requests, then is Not only disrespectful to us (because you treat the restaurant like your home and us like your servants), but also to the other guests (because your wishes may not suit them at all). "

—Maxwell Arnold

6. When people lie about allergies. If you really don't like something, just say so.

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"Say you don't like peppers. The work that is done in the kitchen is barely visible in the guest area. Respect the staff by not doing more work than necessary."

—Sofia Korkala

7. If a group shows up minutes before closing.

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"If Google says the restaurant closes at 11:00 pm, the right time to order is not three minutes before. Employees can't work overtime every day."

—Sofia Korkala

8. When a person snaps their fingers at the operation.

"Never snap your fingers at a waiter, a bartender or anyone else. Never."

—Sofia Korkala

9. When a customer speaks to his waiter with "service".

"That's basic human respect. I openly ignore this and you will have to wait a while before I come back."

—Maxwell Arnold

10. When customers want to help with something but are just in the way.

"I hated it when customers wanted to help me. Don't get me wrong. I appreciated the gesture, but when customers took something from my tray or from my hand, it became dangerous."

—Sheila Blohm

11. When people touch their waiter.

"I don't want to be touched. I don't like this, and I'm not your pet. I'm not your buddy, baby, friend, or partner."

—Mike DiGirolamo

12. When people want to steal seats at the bar.

"Just accept that the bar is full when it is full. No, I don't check 'if anyone's ready' at the bar so you can squeeze in for free nuts at happy hour. I kindly let you know that you can stand at the bar, but all seats are occupied. And for God's sake: don't try to steal other customers' seats while they are in the toilet. "

—Kyle Redman

13. Or if someone wants to change places several times.

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"Please accept where I sit you. I understand you want a niche. But we only have four, and they are already scheduled for my six other 6:30 pm reservations at mealtime. And if there are two of you, then you will be seated at a table for two. Not at a group table. "

—Kyle Redman

Basically you should just be an understanding and nice person and everything will be fine!

This article first appeared in English.