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She insists on going Dutch! What do you do?

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by on Feb 19, 2014 01:04 PM  | Hide replies

who comes up with these stup*d social norms...the waiter is paid to serve...so why d u need to tip him...do u tip everyone who serves otherwise...for e.x what about tip to auto drivers, postmen, gatekeeper etc. etc.....
we are just d**b followers of western idiosyncrasies

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David Coulthard
Re: bull
by David Coulthard on Feb 19, 2014 09:47 PM
That was very harsh, my friend, but agreeable to some extent. Even if "services" mean something, there are subtleties involved that may exact a tip: waiter suggesting something good (bcos he knows the chef's culinary capabilities), or an Auto driver who drops you safe and asks meter charges, even though you are drunk and way beyond redemption... S**t happens but we need to be flexible: there's nothing that can be taken for granted. Ever had a garbage crisis yet? if not, you live in utopia

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Ordering courtesy
by S on Feb 19, 2014 01:01 PM

Though it is out of context of this topic, since ordering is also talked about, I would like add a small tip for the family while ordering.

First ask the child and children to give their orders. If it is something OK with you, Order first on behalf of the child ( whatever age may be) or ask the child to order or tell the waiter, this is for my child and then proceed with others orders ( may be here Ladies first - daughter, other ladies, wife, other gentleman and self ). Discuss the order and make a combination order and tell it together.

This would be a good practice in my opinion.

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Aiyer Raju
Very informative and useful
by Aiyer Raju on Feb 19, 2014 08:58 AM

Although one is supposed to know the contents of this already, still we come across characters who act fresh in spite of their age and experience. It also certainly helps youngsters starting it out in their corporate life.

I would like to add just one more line that those sitting at the table and "ordering" should remember the waiter is also a human being who deserves courtesies. The problem is easy if we imagine one of our own child is waiting at the Table as a young man/woman starting it out in his/her career!

I am a huge fan of Vir Sanghvi, and his foodie write-ups really makes my mouth water.

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You offer to go greek afterwords
by on Feb 19, 2014 02:48 AM

that would be perfect.

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by Raj on Feb 19, 2014 02:21 AM

Wow. This stuff is really important. Do you tip 12% or 15%? Wave, don't shout. Tip, don't run away like Vir. Use their names, don't hey hey them. Thank you for your wisdom, Vir.

What happens if someone farts in the group? Vir, please share your personal experience.

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raja sekhar
by raja sekhar on Feb 18, 2014 11:43 PM  | Hide replies


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by on Feb 19, 2014 04:51 AM
control yaaaaar

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Ashok Kumar
Table Manners
by Ashok Kumar on Feb 18, 2014 02:41 PM

The article would have been of better value if it talked about table manners and usage of correct cutleries, particularly in a 3 or 5 star hotel. Often it is very confusing.

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Pat Thakur
Instead of all this bullshit.....
by Pat Thakur on Feb 18, 2014 02:29 PM  | Hide replies

Why doesn't our media push the govt. for stabilising prices of vegetable, fruits, foods etc.? That's the most sensitive & nagging issue we common junta face. When simple things like Onions & Potatoes touch 100 Rs. mark, who the f cares 'bout going to restaurants & dining with tarts?

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kiran kumar
Re: Instead of all this bullshit.....
by kiran kumar on Feb 18, 2014 03:26 PM
You dont want the most important subject of the day printed all over your news paper. Do you?

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vijay verma
She insists on going Dutch! What do you do?
by vijay verma on Feb 18, 2014 02:23 PM

...Tell Her To Remain In India & I'll Pay For That Vada-Paav & Coke.

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