Saturday, December 6, 2014

Do you ever look at pictures of food on your phone in a restaurant before ordering?

A recent experience I had while bartending: After intently scrutinizing the menu for a few minutes, a women asks me if an item is good or not.  It just so happens to be one of my favorites, but when I tell her that she says she needs a little more time to decide.

I walk away, but notice out of the corner of my eye that she has whipped out her smartphone and is now looking at a photo of said menu item online.  When I return she asks me about something else that I don't enjoy as much.  I answer honestly and the process repeats itself.  Eventually she orders the not-as-good thing.

When the food arrives she takes a very long time to eat.  She says it's great, but I can tell it's not as good as she hoped it was, which is what I told her in the first place.

The moral of the story?  You're not buying a new car here.  It's just lunch, a pretty low-risk situation--listen to the person who knows what they're talking about.

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