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post #8416 of 13306
What is a tapas restaurant? Is that a northeastern Mexican chain?
post #8417 of 13306
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post

When you go to a restaurant, why do they ask if you've dined with them before? Is there some secret knowledge about the Macaroni Grill that will not be revealed to me simply by reading the menu? Are you concerned it will be repetitive for me if you highlight the scrumptiousness of the Bloomin Onion?

Restaurants usually take notes on customers like allergies and foods they like or don't like or if they come often or not if they're VIP or not
post #8418 of 13306
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post

What is a tapas restaurant? Is that a northeastern Mexican chain?

Calm down, Spring01
post #8419 of 13306
I don't know who Spring01 is.

I do know who Springs1 is, so if you're going to make snarky remarks perhaps YOU SHOULD CONSIDER GETTING YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT.

I AM A NICE PERSON WHO IS SIMPLY MAKING COMMON SENSE OBSERVATIONS SO I DON'T KNOW WHY YOU HAVE TO BE RUDE ABOUT IT.
post #8420 of 13306
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post

When you go to a restaurant, why do they ask if you've dined with them before? Is there some secret knowledge about the Macaroni Grill that will not be revealed to me simply by reading the menu? Are you concerned it will be repetitive for me if you highlight the scrumptiousness of the Bloomin Onion?

I never get asked this. All the places I go to know when I walk through the door that it's time to bust out the ranch dressing.
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

Restaurants usually take notes on customers like allergies and foods they like or don't like or if they come often or not if they're VIP or not

If they're astute enough to do all of these things, don't they probably already know who you are? Also, how does "yes" to the "have you been here before" question tell them who you are if they didn't recognize you already?

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post #8421 of 13306
Well presumably if you say yes the next question would be what your name is as opposed to starting out with your name which is admittedly an odder question than have you been here before

Also the person probably asking you this question would probably not have seen you before
post #8422 of 13306
I think you're talking about a pretty narrow spectrum of restaurants. "Have you been here before" is a pretty common question, even at restaurants where the type of service you're describing doesn't exist.

Also, to avoid this question altogether, you just have to go out of your way to be memorable.

"Uh oh, guys, floor pooper's here again, and he brought the whole family! Start frying everything, and bring a bowl of ranch to the table when you first go up to make your introduction!"
post #8423 of 13306
Well I guess what I'm talking about is if you go to a restaurant and the hostess asks you this. I guess sometimes the server asks you this which is probably just a conversation starter or a way to gauge how much s/he should tell you about the menu.
post #8424 of 13306
As far as I can tell, its sole purpose is to set up the greeting

If you say yes, they say "well, welcome back!"

If you say no, they say "well, welcome to Dexter's Prime Cuts!"
post #8425 of 13306
The, "Have you dined with us before?" question is just to play with your fucking heads. It's like when you call someone and get their secretary. "Can I tell him who's calling?" Well you can, you stupid bint, but you never do! It's just to mess with people's minds.
post #8426 of 13306
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

It's like when you call someone and get their secretary. "Can I tell him who's calling?" Well you can, you stupid bint, but you never do! It's just to mess with people's minds.

This actually happened to me a few times back when I was in The Matrix:

Secretary: "Dewey, Cheatham and Howe!"

Me: "This is Steve Smith. I would like to speak with Mr. Howe."

Secretary: "May I ask the purpose of the call?"

Me: "The purpose of the call is that I want to speak with Mr. Howe."


A couple of times I overheard secretaries with my company prescreening calls for me: "May I ask who is calling?" Funny thing is that, like Piobaire mentioned, she did not pass that info on to me so it appears that she was either being nosy or saw it as some sort of power gatekeeper ritual. I told her to quit interrogating callers and just send them through to me.
Edited by Steve Smith - 11/26/13 at 10:36am
post #8427 of 13306
If your secretary is just going to forward all calls... Why have her pick up for you in the first place?

Seems like you would want her to make sure it isn't the menswear consultant offering an in office visit. Otherwise just have it route to her only if you don't pick up (on other line or out of office)
post #8428 of 13306

I just saw something on Twitter about a White House turkey pardoning competition. I don't get anything about it at all. What are they being pardoned for? The crime of being lower on the food chain?

post #8429 of 13306
it's not an outright pardon, it's only a 1-year delay in the implementation of the minimum standards for Thanksgiving dinner. If you like your turkey, you can keep it, for now. Period.
post #8430 of 13306

I hate turkey. :censored:

 

I will be eating duck and latkes on Thursday. Also yelling at Matt Stafford to throw to Megatron.

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