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servers commenting on how much we ate - rude?

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servers commenting on how much we ate - rude?

occula | Jul 2, 2010 07:52 AM

Here's another "I'm not sure if I'm too sensitive or not" post!
My husband and I can be big eaters. Sometimes in restaurants we even (*gasp*) clean our plates, or nearly so. Now, I know restaurant portions are often large, and eating the portion we're served means we've eaten a lot. But it really bothers me when the server comes to take our plates away, offer dessert, ask if we're ready for the check, etc., and comments on the empty plate.
"Wow, you guys did great!" "Save any room for dessert - I guess not!" etc.
Of course, we DID eat a lot. But, on the other hand, that's the portion they gave us. It doesn't seem to me as though it should be remarkable to eat one's food. If that's the portion they give you, that's what they consider the appropriate size of a meal.
Maybe it's just "gosh, I'm a glutton" embarrassment, but ... when this happens, it always causes us a moment of self-conscious discomfort.
Do you guys get these comments? Do they affect you? Maybe we're just sensitive about eating like pigs - but still, I don't feel that the people who give you the food should make you feel bad about eating it!

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