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Constantly altering menu items:a diner's right or peeve?

gutreactions | Jun 7, 200805:20 AM

Have a good friend who constantly requests changes to dishes she finds on menus..."Could you possibly change the shaved parmigiana on my salad to gorgonzola?"..." I don't care for broccoli, could you let me have broccoli rabe in my pasta instead?"...and so on. It's almost an automatic knee-jerk response to anything this person sees described in a dish...Is it a diner's right to make such requests often, or is it a pain, perhaps even some type of 'phobia'...should I as her dining partner say something or just look away and take it in stride? I do care for this person...

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