9 Things You Should NEVER Say To Your Server

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"Just surprise me…"

If you’ve ever worked in the service industry, chances are you’ve heard several repeat-phrases from customers that made you want to pull your hair out.

While there’s obviously no excuse for rude behavior from anyone, even well-intentioned customers can say things that make servers’ jobs a lot less enjoyable.

Following proper etiquette is important anytime you’re at a bar or restaurant, especially since the way you speak to your servers directly affects the service you receive.

Make sure younger say these 9 things to your waiters, bartenders, and other servers:

“Hey, sweetie.”

“Can we move to another table?"

“So what do you *really* do for a living?”

“Can you wait? I need to take this call."

“Just surprise me…”

“I’m kind of in a hurry…”

“Can we have separate checks?”

“Does my coupon apply to the tip?”

“What time do you get off work?”


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