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Water at Chinese restaurants

Bay Gelldawg | Sep 3, 200107:28 PM

Had excellent dim sum at Mayflower recently, but could not get a glass of water to save my life! A dozen requests were greeted by variations of, "Oh yes, right away," but I never got any.

This has been a recurring theme in Chinese restaurants, in my limited experience. They don't serve water, or if they do, it is a tiny glass and they never come around to pour refills. Can anyone explain why this is or what, if anything, can be done about it?

Perhaps I should just take a big bottle of water with me the next time I go out to a Chinese restaurant.

Is it me, or has this happened to others?

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