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  1. #21
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Server Sayings (was: Re: Restaurant Stakeout??)

    On Sat, 10 Mar 2012 12:21:00 -0800, Terry Pulliam Burd
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Wed, 07 Mar 2012 15:32:14 -0800, sf <[email protected]> arranged
    > random neurons and said:
    >
    > <snip>
    >
    > >The twist on this new show is that it concentrates more on the servers
    > >and their interactions with customers.

    >
    > <snip>
    >
    > When did it become de rigueur for servers to inquire, "How is
    > everything tasting?" Last time I looked, my food wasn't tasting
    > anything.
    >

    When a server says something stupid like that, you can bet the house
    that it's part of their "training".

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    Food is an important part of a balanced diet.

  2. #22
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Server Sayings

    On Sat, 10 Mar 2012 19:36:16 -0700, gloria p <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > On 3/10/2012 1:21 PM, Terry Pulliam Burd wrote:
    >
    > > When did it become de rigueur for servers to inquire, "How is
    > > everything tasting?" Last time I looked, my food wasn't tasting
    > > anything.
    > >

    >
    > Do you have any suggestions for a server who is checking on whether you
    > need anything or if something is wrong? (I don't like the tasting
    > remark either.)
    >
    > Most of the things they COULD say don't make much more sense:
    >
    > "How does everything taste?" (With its mouth.)
    >
    > "Do you have any requests?" (Yes, please go away.)
    >
    > "Is everything OK?" (Well, my friend here is getting tiresome.)
    >
    > "Is there anything you require?" (Peace and solitude. Leave us alone.)
    >


    I don't care how they say it as long as they don't ask me before I've
    put the first bite in my mouth or while I'm chewing.


    --
    Food is an important part of a balanced diet.

  3. #23
    Ed Pawlowski Guest

    Default Re: Server Sayings (was: Re: Restaurant Stakeout??)

    On Sat, 10 Mar 2012 22:24:06 -0800, sf <[email protected]> wrote:

    >When a server says something stupid like that, you can bet the house
    >that it's part of their "training".


    Last week a server asked, "Is everything OK, my friends" We just met
    and already she considered us her friend. I wonder if she will send
    us a greeting card at Christmas?

  4. #24
    Ophelia Guest

    Default Re: Server Sayings


    "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:1jvyr33l2bwfv$.[email protected]..
    > On Sat, 10 Mar 2012 16:08:33 -0800 (PST), Kalmia wrote:
    >
    >> On Mar 10, 3:21 pm, Terry Pulliam Burd <ntpull...@spambot.net> wrote:
    >>>
    >>> When did it become de rigueur for servers to inquire, "How is
    >>> everything tasting?"

    >>
    >> You forgot the 'you guys' part.

    >
    > Amazing how universal that phrase is. Here we add "y'all".


    We don't do the 'y'all' thing here - yet, but 'you guys' is fairly common
    .... even our eldest grandaughters says it to us <??????>

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  5. #25
    Ophelia Guest

    Default Re: Server Sayings


    "sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:qcho[email protected]..
    > On Sat, 10 Mar 2012 19:36:16 -0700, gloria p <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> On 3/10/2012 1:21 PM, Terry Pulliam Burd wrote:
    >>
    >> > When did it become de rigueur for servers to inquire, "How is
    >> > everything tasting?" Last time I looked, my food wasn't tasting
    >> > anything.
    >> >

    >>
    >> Do you have any suggestions for a server who is checking on whether you
    >> need anything or if something is wrong? (I don't like the tasting
    >> remark either.)
    >>
    >> Most of the things they COULD say don't make much more sense:
    >>
    >> "How does everything taste?" (With its mouth.)
    >>
    >> "Do you have any requests?" (Yes, please go away.)
    >>
    >> "Is everything OK?" (Well, my friend here is getting tiresome.)
    >>
    >> "Is there anything you require?" (Peace and solitude. Leave us alone.)
    >>

    >
    > I don't care how they say it as long as they don't ask me before I've
    > put the first bite in my mouth or while I'm chewing.


    I suppose that might add to the entertainment (for the server) ...

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  6. #26
    Ophelia Guest

    Default Re: Server Sayings (was: Re: Restaurant Stakeout??)


    "Ed Pawlowski" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Sat, 10 Mar 2012 22:24:06 -0800, sf <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>When a server says something stupid like that, you can bet the house
    >>that it's part of their "training".

    >
    > Last week a server asked, "Is everything OK, my friends" We just met
    > and already she considered us her friend. I wonder if she will send
    > us a greeting card at Christmas?


    ... or better still, a nice gift <g>

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    http://www.shop.helpforheroes.org.uk/


  7. #27
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Server Sayings (was: Re: Restaurant Stakeout??)

    Ed Pawlowski <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Sat, 10 Mar 2012 22:24:06 -0800, sf <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>When a server says something stupid like that, you can bet the house
    >>that it's part of their "training".

    >
    > Last week a server asked, "Is everything OK, my friends" We just met
    > and already she considered us her friend. I wonder if she will send
    > us a greeting card at Christmas?



    My all time ditz!

    At IHOP (my mistake), I ordered a chicken fried steak, gravy, hashed
    browns and eggs.

    Ditz asked how would you like that cooked?

    I said "my chicken fried steak? Chicken fried please?"

    She semi-consciously wrote it down.

    There's more to that breakfast story best left untold!

    Andy

  8. #28
    S Viemeister Guest

    Default Re: Server Sayings

    On 3/11/2012 8:20 AM, Ophelia wrote:
    >
    > "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:1jvyr33l2bwfv$.[email protected]..
    >> On Sat, 10 Mar 2012 16:08:33 -0800 (PST), Kalmia wrote:
    >>
    >>> On Mar 10, 3:21 pm, Terry Pulliam Burd <ntpull...@spambot.net> wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>> When did it become de rigueur for servers to inquire, "How is
    >>>> everything tasting?"
    >>>
    >>> You forgot the 'you guys' part.

    >>
    >> Amazing how universal that phrase is. Here we add "y'all".

    >
    > We don't do the 'y'all' thing here - yet, but 'you guys' is fairly
    > common ... even our eldest grandaughters says it to us <??????>
    >

    I've heard Glaswegian waitresses say 'youse', where a NJ waitress would
    say 'you guys'.

  9. #29
    S Viemeister Guest

    Default Re: Server Sayings

    On 3/11/2012 8:02 AM, Ed Pawlowski wrote:
    > On Sat, 10 Mar 2012 22:24:06 -0800, sf<[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> When a server says something stupid like that, you can bet the house
    >> that it's part of their "training".

    >
    > Last week a server asked, "Is everything OK, my friends" We just met
    > and already she considered us her friend. I wonder if she will send
    > us a greeting card at Christmas?


    I had to call British Telecom's customer service last week - the
    representative called me 'my dear friend'.

  10. #30
    Janet Guest

    Default Re: Server Sayings

    In article <[email protected]>, [email protected]
    says...
    > >

    > I've heard Glaswegian waitresses say 'youse', where a NJ waitress would
    > say 'you guys'.


    Hen, Glaswegian youse, is much older than you guys, more equivalent to
    Southern States you-all.

    Janet


  11. #31
    S Viemeister Guest

    Default Re: Server Sayings

    On 3/11/2012 8:49 AM, Janet wrote:
    > In article<[email protected]>, [email protected]
    > says...
    >>>

    >> I've heard Glaswegian waitresses say 'youse', where a NJ waitress would
    >> say 'you guys'.

    >
    > Hen, Glaswegian youse, is much older than you guys, more equivalent to
    > Southern States you-all.
    >


    Ah kent tha'.

  12. #32
    Janet Guest

    Default Re: Server Sayings

    In article <[email protected]>, [email protected]
    says...

    > I had to call British Telecom's customer service last week - the
    > representative called me 'my dear friend'.


    How lovely! I hope they shared their home address so you could drop in
    for a coffee or to borrow an onion.

    Janet

  13. #33
    Ophelia Guest

    Default Re: Server Sayings


    "S Viemeister" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On 3/11/2012 8:20 AM, Ophelia wrote:
    >>
    >> "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:1jvyr33l2bwfv$.[email protected]..
    >>> On Sat, 10 Mar 2012 16:08:33 -0800 (PST), Kalmia wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> On Mar 10, 3:21 pm, Terry Pulliam Burd <ntpull...@spambot.net> wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>> When did it become de rigueur for servers to inquire, "How is
    >>>>> everything tasting?"
    >>>>
    >>>> You forgot the 'you guys' part.
    >>>
    >>> Amazing how universal that phrase is. Here we add "y'all".

    >>
    >> We don't do the 'y'all' thing here - yet, but 'you guys' is fairly
    >> common ... even our eldest grandaughters says it to us <??????>
    >>

    > I've heard Glaswegian waitresses say 'youse', where a NJ waitress would
    > say 'you guys'.


    Many say 'youse' )


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  14. #34
    Ophelia Guest

    Default Re: Server Sayings


    "S Viemeister" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On 3/11/2012 8:02 AM, Ed Pawlowski wrote:
    >> On Sat, 10 Mar 2012 22:24:06 -0800, sf<[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> When a server says something stupid like that, you can bet the house
    >>> that it's part of their "training".

    >>
    >> Last week a server asked, "Is everything OK, my friends" We just met
    >> and already she considered us her friend. I wonder if she will send
    >> us a greeting card at Christmas?

    >
    > I had to call British Telecom's customer service last week - the
    > representative called me 'my dear friend'.


    Ugh

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    http://www.shop.helpforheroes.org.uk/


  15. #35
    Ophelia Guest

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    "S Viemeister" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On 3/11/2012 8:49 AM, Janet wrote:
    >> In article<[email protected]>, [email protected]
    >> says...
    >>>>
    >>> I've heard Glaswegian waitresses say 'youse', where a NJ waitress would
    >>> say 'you guys'.

    >>
    >> Hen, Glaswegian youse, is much older than you guys, more equivalent to
    >> Southern States you-all.
    >>

    >
    > Ah kent tha'.


    Aye an ah hope ye kent het weeeeel !!!


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  16. #36
    S Viemeister Guest

    Default Re: Server Sayings

    On 3/11/2012 9:36 AM, Ophelia wrote:
    >
    > "S Viemeister" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> On 3/11/2012 8:20 AM, Ophelia wrote:
    >>>
    >>> "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> news:1jvyr33l2bwfv$.[email protected]..
    >>>> On Sat, 10 Mar 2012 16:08:33 -0800 (PST), Kalmia wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> On Mar 10, 3:21 pm, Terry Pulliam Burd <ntpull...@spambot.net> wrote:
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> When did it become de rigueur for servers to inquire, "How is
    >>>>>> everything tasting?"
    >>>>>
    >>>>> You forgot the 'you guys' part.
    >>>>
    >>>> Amazing how universal that phrase is. Here we add "y'all".
    >>>
    >>> We don't do the 'y'all' thing here - yet, but 'you guys' is fairly
    >>> common ... even our eldest grandaughters says it to us <??????>
    >>>

    >> I've heard Glaswegian waitresses say 'youse', where a NJ waitress
    >> would say 'you guys'.

    >
    > Many say 'youse' )
    >

    I dinnae.


  17. #37
    Ophelia Guest

    Default Re: Server Sayings


    "S Viemeister" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On 3/11/2012 9:36 AM, Ophelia wrote:
    >>
    >> "S Viemeister" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >>> On 3/11/2012 8:20 AM, Ophelia wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>> "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>> news:1jvyr33l2bwfv$.[email protected]..
    >>>>> On Sat, 10 Mar 2012 16:08:33 -0800 (PST), Kalmia wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> On Mar 10, 3:21 pm, Terry Pulliam Burd <ntpull...@spambot.net> wrote:
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> When did it become de rigueur for servers to inquire, "How is
    >>>>>>> everything tasting?"
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> You forgot the 'you guys' part.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Amazing how universal that phrase is. Here we add "y'all".
    >>>>
    >>>> We don't do the 'y'all' thing here - yet, but 'you guys' is fairly
    >>>> common ... even our eldest grandaughters says it to us <??????>
    >>>>
    >>> I've heard Glaswegian waitresses say 'youse', where a NJ waitress
    >>> would say 'you guys'.

    >>
    >> Many say 'youse' )
    >>

    > I dinnae.


    Neither dae ah!


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  18. #38
    S Viemeister Guest

    Default Re: Server Sayings

    On 3/11/2012 9:06 AM, Janet wrote:
    > In article<[email protected]>, [email protected]
    > says...
    >
    >> I had to call British Telecom's customer service last week - the
    >> representative called me 'my dear friend'.

    >
    > How lovely! I hope they shared their home address so you could drop in
    > for a coffee or to borrow an onion.
    >

    Getting an Indian visa takes too long.



  19. #39
    S Viemeister Guest

    Default Re: Server Sayings

    On 3/11/2012 10:23 AM, Ophelia wrote:
    > <[email protected]> wrote
    >> On 3/11/2012 9:36 AM, Ophelia wrote:
    >>> <[email protected]> wrote
    >>>> On 3/11/2012 8:20 AM, Ophelia wrote:
    >>>>> "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote
    >>>>>> Kalmia wrote:
    >>>>>>> Terry Pulliam Burd <ntpull...@spambot.net>
    >>>>>>>> When did it become de rigueur for servers to inquire, "How is
    >>>>>>>> everything tasting?"
    >>>>>>> You forgot the 'you guys' part.
    >>>>>> Amazing how universal that phrase is. Here we add "y'all".
    >>>>>
    >>>>> We don't do the 'y'all' thing here - yet, but 'you guys' is fairly
    >>>>> common ... even our eldest grandaughters says it to us <??????>
    >>>>>
    >>>> I've heard Glaswegian waitresses say 'youse', where a NJ waitress
    >>>> would say 'you guys'.
    >>>
    >>> Many say 'youse' )
    >>>

    >> I dinnae.

    >
    > Neither dae ah!
    >

    If ah wiz tae dae it, ma mither wid flick me wi a damp cloot.


  20. #40
    Janet Guest

    Default Re: Server Sayings

    In article <[email protected]>, [email protected]
    says...
    >
    > On 3/11/2012 10:23 AM, Ophelia wrote:
    > > <[email protected]> wrote
    > >> On 3/11/2012 9:36 AM, Ophelia wrote:
    > >>> <[email protected]> wrote
    > >>>> On 3/11/2012 8:20 AM, Ophelia wrote:
    > >>>>> "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote
    > >>>>>> Kalmia wrote:
    > >>>>>>> Terry Pulliam Burd <ntpull...@spambot.net>
    > >>>>>>>> When did it become de rigueur for servers to inquire, "How is
    > >>>>>>>> everything tasting?"
    > >>>>>>> You forgot the 'you guys' part.
    > >>>>>> Amazing how universal that phrase is. Here we add "y'all".
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>> We don't do the 'y'all' thing here - yet, but 'you guys' is fairly
    > >>>>> common ... even our eldest grandaughters says it to us <??????>
    > >>>>>
    > >>>> I've heard Glaswegian waitresses say 'youse', where a NJ waitress
    > >>>> would say 'you guys'.
    > >>>
    > >>> Many say 'youse' )
    > >>>
    > >> I dinnae.

    > >
    > > Neither dae ah!
    > >

    > If ah wiz tae dae it, ma mither wid flick me wi a damp cloot.


    Fit like yer maw

    Janet

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