I've talked about waiter scrutiny in a couple different blog posts and the truth of the matter is, every waiter does it to some degree. We all know what we're in for a lot of the time just by laying eyes on a table. The trick is to not let it influence your performance, because the flip side of that coin is a cliche that a lot of waitron have had to learn the hard way: You can't judge a book by it's cover. In either case, I think this post will get some funny, and insightful replies.
Discussion Title: Finish This Sentence: You know you're in trouble when you approach a table and, ______________________________________.
You know you're in trouble when you approach a table and everyone is wearing sunglasses and hats inside..
At my job, the worst signal is when we walk to the table, ask what they would like to drink, and their answer is 'cornbread'
Any restaurant that serves free bread knows how this can go ._.