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Ageist service problems -- paranoia or shared experience?

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Ageist service problems -- paranoia or shared experience?

operagirl | Aug 31, 2008 09:40 PM

So, my SO and I are 24 and 23 years old, respectively. We like to go out for meals every week or two, and we dress nicely for the occasion. Not rabble rousers, we don't go into places and make a scene or drink excessively. We were both raised well with more than adequate instruction in table manners and proper tipping . . .

Despite our friendly manner and best intentions (we aren't the types to get in a snit and treat our servers with anything but patience and smiles), we often seem to get apathetic, disappearing-act-style, or even ill-tempered service. Recent example in my review of Imperial Tea House on the SF Bay Area board.

I'm just wondering if anybody else has this experience. So, 20-something Chowhounders, or those who experienced this phenomenon while my age, please speak up if you can commiserate!

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