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How do you acknowledge that you had a particular waiter before?

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How do you acknowledge that you had a particular waiter before?

john333 | Feb 5, 2011 04:44 PM

Last week I had lunch again at a nearby restaurant I've been going to alot. The waiter I got was one who had waited on me a few months ago. I brought it up by saying that "you were my waiter a few months ago..." I went on to say I was glad for that because I knew I was in capable hands.

I wondered later, would it be more polite to put it this way: "I was your customer a few months ago"? I thought maybe saying that "you were my waiter" sounds sort of condescending. What do you think?

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