Tag: etiquette

Check, Please: How to Pay without looking like a fool or making everyone uncomfortable.

Check, Please: How to Pay without looking like a fool or making everyone uncomfortable.

| May 22, 2009 | 4 Comments

For most diners, paying one’s bill at the finish of a restaurant meal is a simple, uncomplicated process, a no-brainer. Or should be. Sadly, it never fails to amaze me just how many people screw this up.

The ideal execution of bill getting-and-paying should be a near-non-event. The only words exchanged should be those of thanks between the payer and the server, and from the recipients of the evening’s generosity to one giving it.

This should be obvious to most of you out there. Hopefully.

Here are a few handy tips on how to pay a restaurant bill with grace.

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Ending It All: How to Finish Your Dinner

Ending It All: How to Finish Your Dinner

| September 12, 2008 | 4 Comments

I’ve served dinner to thousands of people over the span of my adult life. In that time, I have been alarmed– though seldom to the point of fits– by the number of those people who do not know how to behave at table. Proper table etiquette is often poorly executed.

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Grounded Groceries

Grounded Groceries

| January 28, 2008 | 4 Comments

As hard as I try to be a good diner, I try even harder to be a good customer. At my preferred grocery store, I wait my turn at the fish counter — often giving way to customers who were definitely there after me — I never go in the express lane with more than […]

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