(Re post from May 14th, 2007)
If people think that you have poor social skills, then perhaps being out in a restaurant is not the best place to practice them. Start slow. Then work your way up. Walk up to somebody, say "hello." Walk away. Don't turn and say ANYTHING else. You don't want to ruin your confidence. That's all you need to get you to the social top.
Remember, Bartenders and Servers don't pay their rent with compliments.
Until next time,
Bitter? Party of one. Your table is ready.