Has anyone else developed this pet peeve? You are dining out and the waitstaff appears ready to take you order, but you need a few more minutes...so they ask "Would you like a few more minutes to decide?" and you respond "Yes"....and then you enter the black hole of nonservice, which can drag out ten minutes...twenty...or even longer. Its as though you've thrown the service schedule off completely until sometimes you literally need to flag a server down - any server - to explain that you are NOW ready to place your order (in fact, you were ready 15 minutes ago).
This happenstance is so frequent that I cringe whenever someone in my dining party asks for "a few more minutes".