Is anyone else like me in that when BYOBing, I insist on opening and pouring my own bottles?
To varying decrees it seems to shock servers when I refuse to let them help me (of course, they should have guessed I'd be a pain-in-the-ass when I showed up with my own glasses!).
It constantly amazes me how poor the wine service is in the BYOB Capital of the World. As in they: 1) Don't know how to pull corks; 2) Don't know how to pour without spilling; 3) Pour too much for the glass; or 4) Pour reds into white glasses and visa versa.
If you don't pay attention, you'll end up with 1/2 a bottle of Champagne in your Cabernet glass before you know it (this just happened to me!), or 50 cork fragments into your old Sauternes! [Yeah, I know, 1st World Problems]
Servers, it's less work for you, and I'll still tip you the same, so please keep your hands off my bottles, s'il vous plait!