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Couple sits down at my table. Do the usual greeting. Ask them if they would like to start out with a beverage. The female replies, “coke, please”. The male stops her, interrupting “uh, make that a diet coke. I’ll take a jack and coke”. The date didn’t get any better.
It makes it a little hard to listen to your friend complain about their “tiring day at the office” after you spent 12 hours waiting on 300 unruly children, grumpy elderlies, and generally ungrateful customers who apparently don’t know how to figure out what a 20% tip looks like.
Unless you have served, you don’t understand how ignorant you’re actually being when you go out to eat (or drink.) If you are in the industry, you know exactly what I’m talking about. And if you’re not, well, there’s a high likeliness that at some point in your life, your server wanted to curse you off, but couldn’t.