Mr P, Are all offenses equal before the law? "Are you still working on that" is a worse offense than too-warm wine is worse than "folks," IMHO. c)\tNo one will ask if I have any questions about the menu. Waiters, unless told otherwise, should assume the guest to be a regular patron and/or knowledgeable about food. To assume otherwise is demeaning. Menu says "asparagus." Menu, not specials. It's May, in Germany. Quick, what color is it? Cool, I thought that just made me a lush. Espresso. If you're going to be this critical, you'd better be perfect. Yeah, I'd do this at a top notch place, just for fun, and only if they were horrendous. Other than that, I don't take myself seriously enough.