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#382317 - 04-21-2014 11:59:18 A dining question
Bob Davis Offline

Registered: 12-13-2000 08:00:00
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Loc: Steeler Nation
How many people actually listen to the long-winded descriptions of ingredients, preparation, and the number of virgin sacrifices it requires to make various dishes in a restaurant?

I'm finding I have less patience for this as I get old(er).

#382319 - 04-21-2014 15:49:07 Re: A dining question [Re: Bob Davis]
Brad Harrington Offline

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Registered: 12-12-2000 08:00:00
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Loc: La Jolla, San Diego, CA
LOL, I have less patience for a lot of things as I get older. It all depends on the person selling me their story, if they are excited and just can't wait to tell me about something they feel is cool, I'm OK with it. If there are stuffy about it and appear to be bragging, then my patience will run thin.

#382325 - 04-22-2014 07:18:13 Re: A dining question [Re: Bob Davis]
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Much the same as, Brad, for me, it depends on the server and their delivery. It also depends on their sincerity. If I sense a pretentious delivery or the server's own lack of real interest in the delivery, then I lose patience. Additionally, I have no patience for the server who has so little interest in the dish that they failed to inform themselves about it before they came to our table. The stumbling through a poorly memorized list or the bland reading of a list is a certain turn off.

"I've wrestled with reality for 35 years and I'm happy to state I finally won out over it." Elwood P. Dowd

#382350 - 04-26-2014 05:34:54 Re: A dining question [Re: BEB]
Bob Davis Offline

Registered: 12-13-2000 08:00:00
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Loc: Steeler Nation
That's true. It depends on the server. The server should take into account the audience. I know my kids, 20 & 23 do not much car. They just like the food. Although doing it for only part of the table would be odd.


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