>Is it normal to ask waitress to butter the bread?
Was at dinner last night and after the waitress brought our bread out I asked if she could butter it. She gave me this weird look but then buttered it. Is this not normal?
technically in a proper service ala russe, the waiter should NEVER touch your food for anyreason. The right thing to do would have been for her to get the maitre'd who could have investigated your wishes and then sent the rolls back to the kitchen to be buttered for you by the chefs. These days you can cheat a little bit and the server can make that decision on their own but never ever ever should they touch your food for any reason
Meh, in a diner I would expect my bread to be buttered. In a restaurant where they served fresh loaves, you're left to slice and butter your own.
I guess somewhere in the middle, if I was brought out unbuttered bread, and not provided room-temperature butter on the side, I would ask for whipped or room temp butter. Or, usually because those establishments are shit, I'll just dunk it in my soup and make a mental note not to ever expect good bread there again.
Why would you ask the waitress to do anything extra? It's awkward enough having somebody carrying things to your table, and now you're upping the ante by making further demands? What an attitude.
I've been re-watching X Files in anticipation of the new season and just saw pic related. This seems like an appropriate thread in which to ask about it.
Do people really ask baristas at coffee shops to heat up bottles of breast milk for their babies?
The whole issue of breast feeding, or even bringing a baby to a restaurant in the first place is controversial, but has anyone actually ever seen someone ask for the staff to heat up a bottle they brought from home? It seems like it shouldn't even be in the same area where food is being prepared.
Baristas can do it really easy actually, and I have been asked to when I was a barista. I just used my steamer pitcher, added water, and put the bottle in that, and steamed it for a minute or so. Worked fine. The steamed water sanitizes the outside of the bottle too, and you can steam the bottle itself as well to be sure.
In a restaurant though? I dunno what I'd do if someone asked; if it was busy probably "fuck off" but if it was slow? On the stovetop in a pan of water I guess, like they'd do at home, assuming they had time to wait?
>>Is it normal to ask waitress to butter the bread?
>be a waitress making shit pay
>hardly anyone tips
>just trying to get through this shift
>bring one of my tables there bread
>just as I'm about to leave to my next table someone in the party asks "W-will you butter my bread??"
>give weird look
>I'm not supposed to touch their food but do it anywaus because I'm sure he was slow
Why wouldn't you assume that? Out of some ass-backwards concept of respect?
I'm pretty sure Breast Milk can carry STDs.
It should be allowed in an area where food for the public is being produced just as much as blood or semen
It's weird for a server to butter your bread but it's not abnormal for them to pepper your food? zmh 2bh
All you have to do is bring them a cup of hot water. It's pretty obvious most of the responders to this post don't have kids and have never worked in customer service, yet have very strong opinions about both. It's not all about you, snowflakes.
What this motherfu/ck/er said. At least in the US, waitstaff don't touch the food. If something wasn't prepared to your satisfaction, ask that it be sent back to be corrected. Though for buttering, I would just ask that they bring you some butter. Asking waitstaff to butter your bread is absolutely a breach of normal protocol. If there was butter and a butter knife already at the table, that should have been an obvious sign you should have done this yourself.
There are food treatments that waitstaff may perform as part of the normal transaction, perhaps grating Parmesan or pepper on a dish, igniting a showy flaming dish, or torching a creme brulee by the table. But in none of these instances should their hands come in contact with the food.
The only people who think that movie is great are literal faggots who take it up the ass irl or femanons with bad taste.