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Re: Restaurant Psychology
Posted By: Mousie, on host
Date: Thursday, October 11, 2001, at 10:37:57
In Reply To: Restaurant Psychology posted by Eric Sleator on Wednesday, October 10, 2001, at 21:28:47:

> Do you think the way you order food at a restaurant says something about your personality? Can it tell you at least a little bit about someone if food is ordered with "I'd like . . . " or "I'll have . . . " or "Bring me . . . " or "Could I get . . . "? Because I think so. I don't know quite what it would say, though. I try to say "I'd like" because it sounds more polite and less demanding. My sister, on the other hand, always orders with "I'll have", which sounds a bit to me like she's commanding the waitress* around. Any thoughts?
> -Eric Sleator
> Wed 10 Oct A.D. 2001
> *I think it's been quite a long time since we've had a waiter at a restaurant instead of a waitress. Now that I think about it, that's quite odd.

I was just this morning thinking about how, as a little kid, it used to really shock me when other little kids would say, "I'll have some!" instead of asking if they *could* have some, and how that translated into the adult "I'll have..." restaurant ordering method, which, to me, does have the connotations you suggest. Now THAT'S odd (that I was just thinking about it and came here to find your post).

Mou"who is the Sally of ordering but justifies it by having been a waitress and bartender and knowing what it's like"sie

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