The 12 Customers Every Restaurant Employee Would Like To Strangle

3. The Slob


Some rules of etiquette are outdated. Say, calling a woman ‘Mrs [insert husband’s last name]’, or challenging a man to a duel by slapping him in the face with your glove.

Other rules of etiquette are there for a reason, and deserve to be abided by. This is not your home, so please, act civilized.

No clipping your nails between courses. Take your feet off the table. And for the love of God, do not finger paint on the table cloth. This is a meal, not a remedial art class.

4. The Interrupter


Is it really that hard to wait for your server to introduce themselves before demanding a cocktail and free breadsticks? Is it?

Written by Mary McCaw

Mary is a freelance writer and editor. She's based in San Francisco, but lately, home is wherever her suitcase is. If you really are what you eat, she is at least 50% pizza.