For some reason, this thought just came to me…it involves the way people order at a restaurant. I started out wondering what a certain person would order to drink and it just spiraled into what people of different age and gender get to drink, which lead to the manner in which someone orders.
Whenever I am at a restaurant, I almost always get water. Not because I’m trying to be cheap and save myself $1.30 for a coke, but just because it’s my preference for most meals. It’s interesting that most women order water when they go out to eat (or maybe even a glass of wine), but more men will order some kind of soft drink or even a beer. Maybe this is just stereotypical, but I found it interesting.
So my next train of thought lead me around a table, and how each person says their drink order. The first person often starts out with “I’ll have ____” then it just starts to go around the table and everyone just shouts out their drink, like “water, water, water, coke, sprite, lemonade,” etc. This seems normal to me. But then think about how each person orders their meal. It’s more of a conversation between you and the waiter. I have heard people say “I’ll have the pepperoni pizza.” I’ve heard people just use the shouting out style again, “pepperoni pizza for me!” haha. For some reason this way irks me, even when my dad does it because I feel like it’s so demanding. I personally ask the waiter, “May I have the pepperoni pizza?” or “Can I have the pepperoni pizza?”
I like the question best because in the sense of ordering, there is a chance you actually cannot have the pepperoni pizza because they are out of pepperoni. In which case, saying “I’ll have the pepperoni pizza” or “pepperoni pizza for me” would be incorrect because no, without pepperoni, you won’t be having a pepperoni pizza.
I realize this really is no big deal and I think I had a deeper place to go when I first decided to write my thoughts down, but I have now lost my train of thought. But if any person who is actually reading this wants to give their thoughts or personal view as a waiter on whether or not you even notice this, then pleaseee comment below :)
Now I’m hungry and going to go get some food so byee!