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100 things restaurant staffers should never do

In the New York Times blog “You’re the Boss: The Art of Running a Small Business,” Bruce Buschel lists 100 things servers should never do in restaurants (part 1 and part 2). It’s actually astonishing how many times I’ve encountered these rules broken, but my two biggest personal biggest pet peeves at any dining establishment are:

5. Tables should be level without anyone asking. Fix it before guests are seated.
88. Do not ask if a guest needs change. Just bring the change.

I’m not your super or handyman! Fix those wobbly tables!

[Cartoon via New Yorker]