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Do you find it intrusive that after you pay your check to the food server that he or she will tell you, "Next time you come here, make sure you ask for me?"

MidnightCowboy 2012/07/02 07:04:50
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  • Chi~Cat 2012/07/02 08:12:58
    I don't find it intrusive.
    Chi~Cat
    +6
    Chance are, they gone. Oooopah!!!!! Cheese on fire, anyone?

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  • Nameless 2012/07/11 04:24:27
    If I really like the food server, I will ask by name the next time but I feel...
    Nameless
    It's not intrusive at all. It's merely a request. You are under no obligation, of course. What's so "intrusive" about it. It's not like the server was asking for your social security number or bra size...
  • historian 2012/07/11 02:34:32
    I don't find it intrusive.
    historian
    Maybe you were a good customer and it was a pleasant experience waiting on you.
  • Dolly 2012/07/10 22:48:20
    If I really like the food server, I will ask by name the next time but I feel...
    Dolly
    There have been some food places I ate at in the past that I knew someone special to ask for but now most of them have moved onto better jobs or something.
  • leslie 2012/07/06 04:39:29
    Undecided
    leslie
    That is just one way to build Diner loyalty.
  • frank 2012/07/05 18:04:20
    Undecided
    frank
    The only reason they want to ask for them again is that you left them a good tip.
  • Muriel 2012/07/03 21:39:54
    I don't find it intrusive.
    Muriel
    +1
    If you appreciate an individuals service it is perfectly O.K. To ask for them next time. Knowing and patronizing one server leads to better friendlier service.
  • Mark 2012/07/03 12:31:10
    Undecided
    Mark
    +1
    I would say of course. In my mind I would be thinking what a twat let's go elsewhere.

    There is a restaurant near me where the waiter actually sat down at our table to take the order. I told him in no uncertain terms to get lost. I hate over familiarity from waiters. With a good waiter, you barely know they are there.
  • historian Mark 2012/07/11 02:36:28
    historian
    I hope you don't show such contempt openly to those who serve you, otherwise you have probably eaten a good deal of spit and who knows what other bodily fluids.
  • Mark historian 2012/07/11 08:40:03
    Mark
    By being over familiar and to be frank, cheesy, like the person the poster gave the example, they are already showing contempt for their customers. I didnt invite Joe Nobody along to dine with me, my family or friends.
    I always put good and poor service onto twitter and facebook. Has a great effect.
    I will always tip quiet, efficient waiters who get on with their jobs and dont intrude. I dont even leave a bean for those annoying sorts one finds in places like TGI Friday.
  • beach bum 2012/07/03 07:31:09
    I don't find it intrusive.
    beach bum
    +2
    i think that he or she is a go getter in getting customers
  • Gooky 2012/07/03 07:13:01
    I don't find it intrusive.
    Gooky
    +2
    Nope...by the time i get back to that restaurant...they've moved on.We only go out once or twice a year...if that!
  • stevmackey 2012/07/03 04:44:27
    I don't find it intrusive.
    stevmackey
    +1
    I would find that interesting.
  • Fashionable60s 2012/07/03 02:49:39
    If I really like the food server, I will ask by name the next time but I feel...
    Fashionable60s
    +1
    This so odd and presumptuous since most restaurants rotate their servers each night unless that restaurant is a very fancy one where each has his/her own set of tables. Yes, I would ask the server's name if I like hims/her and would ask when making the next reservation for her table so that we could be seated there.
  • La 2012/07/03 01:17:31
    Undecided
    La
    I have never had that happen. I can only think of one place where they might even ask you to do that, and that's TGI Friday's, but we only just got that here anyway and I've only been once.
  • SK-pro scramnesty 2012/07/03 00:45:18
    If I really like the food server, I will ask by name the next time but I feel...
    SK-pro scramnesty
    +1
    If someone does an exceptional job i may ask for them next time i go there. otherwise makes no difference.
  • ehrhornp 2012/07/03 00:35:33
    If I really like the food server, I will ask by name the next time but I feel...
    ehrhornp
    +1
    I don't remember this ever happening probably because the help kept changing.
  • Leasheryn/Lady Willpower 2012/07/03 00:34:25
    Yes, I do find it intrusive. I don't choose to play favorites at any restaur...
    Leasheryn/Lady Willpower
    +1
    I think it's rude.
  • Muver 2012/07/02 20:30:41
    Undecided
    Muver
    I meant Not intrusive....but I can't change it...ANYWAY, I think it is a good marketing tool, and just general friendliness...Unless you eat at a place the same time everyday, I think it's unlikely you would get the same server anyway...they work different shifts usually...
    If I didn't care for my server, I would HOPE I didn't get that person again...
  • HBO 2012/07/02 20:19:25
    Undecided
    HBO
    I've never had that happen. When I go to a restaurant I get whatever server has that section, and I'll only ask for a new one if the server is rude or incompetent. I'm more concerned with who's making my food.
  • john.keenan.792 2012/07/02 17:54:10
    I don't find it intrusive.
    john.keenan.792
    +1
    no not at all; to me it means the waiter or triss will remember you and they'll make you feel welcome, after all they're trying to do a job a far different story if they're rude to you, but no i like that kinda thing
  • BIG BAD JOHN R. 2012/07/02 17:41:46
    Undecided
    BIG BAD JOHN R.
    +1
    If I like a waiter or a Waitress, I will ask for them by name. My family always did that when we went out to eat. I was raise eating out on Friday, Saturday lunch and dinner and Sunday dinner out. My grandfather and grandmother worked all week long and this was their time to go out and socialize with their friends. So did my mom so I never new any better and we always had our favorite waters and waitresses.
  • being me 2012/07/02 17:15:52
    If I really like the food server, I will ask by name the next time but I feel...
    being me
    +2
    They work for tips. If u left a descent one and u r a polite customer of course they will ask. I would rather be around nice customers that know how to tip, than high matainence ones that tip lousy.
  • David 2012/07/02 14:49:42
    I don't find it intrusive.
    David
    I'd probably forget anyway. I don't go out to eat that often.
  • CAROLYN NTARWNJBS 2012/07/02 14:31:20
    I don't find it intrusive.
    CAROLYN NTARWNJBS
    No and it doesn't mean that I would.
  • bob h. 2012/07/02 14:22:13
    I don't find it intrusive.
    bob h.
    +1
    Not at all; actually, 17 yrs ago I married my waitress at the diner.
  • Scott 2012/07/02 12:35:55
    I don't find it intrusive.
    Scott
    +1
    I wouldn't be bothered by it.
  • carolynb 2012/07/02 12:33:50
    I don't find it intrusive.
    carolynb
    If you have gotten really good service, I think it would be a great idea. However, in most cases, I believe that servers are assigned to certain tables, so if you really want the server the next time, ask where the server is working before you are seated, and then it wouldnt be a problem for other servers.
  • william raggett 2012/07/02 11:38:24
    If I really like the food server, I will ask by name the next time but I feel...
    william raggett
    +1
    I have no problem with it and actually would rather know who my server is
  • Christopher Kirchen 2012/07/02 11:34:39
    Undecided
    Christopher Kirchen
    It's never happened to me, and if I like a particular server's service I WILL ask for them without having to be prompted.
  • ScoutLdr 2012/07/02 10:29:24
    I don't find it intrusive.
    ScoutLdr
    +1
    Why, would I let a comment like this bother me? It's an innocuous, innocent and inoffensive, just a throw away line.
  • John Hall 2012/07/02 10:19:55
    I don't find it intrusive.
    John Hall
    +2
    If a person is that good we ask for there section .
  • Vijay Pawar 2012/07/02 10:19:21
    I don't find it intrusive.
    Vijay Pawar
    +2
    That is a part & parcel of their job.
  • Lefty 2012/07/02 10:11:10
    Yes, I do find it intrusive. I don't choose to play favorites at any restaur...
    Lefty
    That creates an uncomfortable situation.
  • ScoutLdr Lefty 2012/07/02 10:32:33
    ScoutLdr
    +1
    Uncomfortable situation, how so ? Are you really that sensitive?
  • Lefty ScoutLdr 2012/07/02 22:50:54
    Lefty
    Enough not to go back. I don't go there to be sombody's pal just because I leave good tips!
  • ScoutLdr Lefty 2012/07/03 08:45:36
    ScoutLdr
    +1
    Pal? What the server sits with you? Gives you their phone number or shows you baby photos? Oh, please!
  • Jo 2012/07/02 09:45:53
    I don't find it intrusive.
    Jo
    +2
    whats the big deal? I dont feel obligated to ask for a particular server just because they make that statement.
  • BattleBattlerBenji (PHAET) 2012/07/02 09:25:20
    If I really like the food server, I will ask by name the next time but I feel...
    BattleBattlerBenji (PHAET)
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  • Eric Albertson 2012/07/02 08:15:08
    If I really like the food server, I will ask by name the next time but I feel...
    Eric Albertson
    That is my answer.
  • Chi~Cat 2012/07/02 08:12:58
    I don't find it intrusive.
    Chi~Cat
    +6
    Chance are, they gone. Oooopah!!!!! Cheese on fire, anyone?

    flaming greek cheese gif

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