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Do waiters really want me to order coffee/dessert?


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Do waiters really want me to order coffee/dessert?

jfood | Feb 4, 2007 06:25 AM

I am always curious about why I might feel different body language at the end of the meal versus during the course of a meal, so look to CH for some data.

In a crowded resto and we are 75-80 minutes into our meal and the entree dishes are cleared. The waiter, who has been fantastic and upbeat as he explained the specials earlier in the evening seems reluctant, almost, to offer the dessert menus and ask for coffee, and sheepishly does both.

Does the waiter wish to have us sit there for 30-40 minutes with a $8 dessert and $4 coffee/tea or does he want to turn the table hoping for the extra seating for the evening and have another group order the $20+ entrees?


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