"...and the lady will have the small dinner salad followed by the Snapper."
I'm talking about the table of four, and three of them order an appetizer with their main course, and they all look to the person who didn't order an appetizer and try to make them get one.
"Didn't you order an appetizer?" says the older gentleman to the woman.
"No. I'm not that hungry," she replies.
"We all got something. You should get some soup," the man argues.
"I'm fine. I don't want to eat a lot," the woman replies.
"You can have some of my salad," the other woman at the table chimes in.
"She might as well order a salad for herself if she is going to share," the older gentleman says.
"I am not going to share her salad. I'm fine with what I ordered," the woman tells me directly.
I turn to walk away.
"Wait!" the older gentleman yells. "Weren't you telling us about some appetizer special?"
"Yes," I respond.
"You should get that," he tells the woman.
"She is getting that salad," I respond. "That's her main course."
"Then maybe she should get some soup."
We live in a country where over-eating and obesity is a problem, but people think we'll starve if we don't over-eat. If the person doesn't want anything else to eat, you're not going to convince them to order more food! And stop keeping your server at the table with this verbal ping-pong!
Until next time... Server's don't pay their rent with compliments.
"Bitter. Party of 1? Your table is ready."
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