- Aug 26, 2016
It's annoying when they're just doing the rounds and asking you when your mouth is full of food. I've seen a few do it the right way.
Eh ? No, it doesn't work like that, once you have ordered you have agreed to the price, you have effectively been given a short credit period, people have different tastes, if every one were to judge the quality of a meal it will differ a lot between people so there is a common standard for the meal, properly cooked, edible and as per request.So if you have been informed you have ordered a C grade steak the expectation is a C grade steak.I have been told that they ask you this as it allows you to raise any concerns about the meal and to ensure they get paid the set price.
As I understand it or have been told, you as the customer have the right to decide the price of your meal if it’s not up to scratch. If the list price for a steak is R200 and you decide it tastes like an old boot you could say it’s only worth R50 You complain to the waiter and when the bill arrives you only pay R50 when the bill arrives. This ends the sales process and your legal obligation.
When they ask you if everything is ok and you say “yes” you have technically agreed that all is good and you will pay the set price.
Like I said two people have told me this, I have not read it or tried the process out.
Interested to see if anyone else has heard the same.
Which is exactly why they should rather stay away.I often get the feeling that they are asking for the sake of it, rather than because they actually care.
I wonder if post 8 is the reason they ask?
It is not just a South African thing either: you get it in the UK too.
I usually get a panicked look on my face and ask if it was still breathing when it left the kitchen. I prefer to see the waiter walk past my table and be within reach than have a conversation with them. Personally I reckon restaurants should just use electronics to summon the waiter.Do you appreciate it when a waiter or manager in a restaurant asks you “how is your food?” or “is everything fine” after you started to eat your meal?
If you have a choice, would you prefer that they come and ask you pro-actively, or rather wait for you to call them if there is a problem?