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10 Polite Habits That Restaurant Staffers Secretly Dislike

Taste of Home Logo By Cathryn Jakicic of Taste of Home | Slide 1 of 10: When the hostess is busy, it can be tempting just to seat yourself and save her the trouble. This might seem like helping, but it might be making her job (and the servers' jobs) more difficult. Hosts have a system for distributing tables that keep the restaurant running smoothly. If you see the host is busy when you arrive, wait a minute or two before hailing someone for attention.Find out a few other hostess pet peeves.

Seating yourself

When the hostess is busy, it can be tempting just to seat yourself and save her the trouble. This might seem like helping, but it might be making her job (and the servers' jobs) more difficult. Hosts have a system for distributing tables that keep the restaurant running smoothly. If you see the host is busy when you arrive, wait a minute or two before hailing someone for attention.Find out a few other hostess pet peeves.
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