Your leftovers are in your car
Posted 18 August 2008 - 08:44 AM
As we were leaving, our server said, "I've put your take-home boxes in your car; have a nice evening!"
This was . . . nice, but for some reason feels kind of creepy. Is this something new I just don't know about? (We really don't get out much! )
Posted 18 August 2008 - 09:24 AM
I think that's preferable to the server leaving the to-go box on the table all night after we didn't finish the HUGE calamari app, as happened last week in Colorado - in that case I would have preferred them to keep it in the kitchen and bring it back out with the check, instead of looking at the box for the next three courses.
Posted 18 August 2008 - 04:49 PM
Posted 18 August 2008 - 04:54 PM
I'm assuming the restaurant had valet parking. Strikes me as a creative bit of hospitality though it might have been better if they asked before acting.
Posted 18 August 2008 - 05:00 PM
Posted 18 August 2008 - 05:41 PM
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Posted 18 August 2008 - 05:48 PM
I mean, No means No! Somebody chasing me down the road with my half eaten lunch is the stuff of nightmares.
Posted 18 August 2008 - 05:49 PM
I find valet parking creepy, but once I sign on for that I don't feel that putting stuff in the car constitutes any additional increment of creepiness.
I agree on both points, especially the first -- my mother called it Varlet Parking. In fact I think that it was well-meant and hospitality driven (pardon the pun.)