A Conversation for A Guide to Restaurant Service
Livzy Started conversation Feb 24, 2000
A bowl of soup served with(unwanted)extras
Probably a steak or other flat item which has been rescued from the floor and held in place by the waiters digit.
As above but a burger (obviously)
The left overs from a big plate
Foul tasting warm brown liquid bearing no resemblance at all to what we normally drink
The only way waiting staff can afford to live on the p*** poor wages they get paid!!!!
Waiting staff everywhere.... Livz salutes you!!!!!
Amanda Posted Mar 1, 2000
*gives Livzy a big fat high-five*
Part of me really misses the readily available cash-on-hand that table waiting offers. Especially since my (ahem) "career change", i.e. A return to living from paycheck to paycheck. But the sad fact is that MANY people don't understand or don't care that servers only make what is left on the table. Tips aren't a "bonus" - they're what keep the lights turned on. (At least that's how it works in the United States where most servers make less than minimum wage plus tips. I'd love to get input from servers in other countries regarding tipping practices around the globe.)
Thanks ever so much for adding to the list of "slang". There's a ton of it out there and it varies from region to region. I also plan to write a Guide entry on tipping and/or restaurant etiquette - if you'd like to help, maybe we can do a joint entry!
Amanda Posted Mar 2, 2000
How about both? I'll get to work on it just as soon as I can, as I'm at an incredibly busy place right now (I'm working on three different entries right now, and I'm behind on every single one ). But if you happen to whip anything up, feel free to mail me any time from the spinny thing on my page. Look forward to hearing from you!
Administrator-General (5+0+9)*3+0 Posted Mar 7, 2000
Check out http://www.h2g2.com/forumframe.cgi?forum=31238&thread=36289, "Rewards for the Bar Staff", wherein I endorse the 20% rule.
Amanda Posted Mar 8, 2000
Nottigham Uni Hiker Posted Apr 25, 2003
Another term to be added: 'Nuke'
To re-heat,a pre-prepared (or cold!) dish in a microwave. Akin to 'Firing' normal food.
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