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World cup for waiters held in Tokyo

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JP contestant: Sorry, not in the menu. Can't comply. ...and you're out.

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Although I admire the profession, I'm one of those people that enjoy a meal without all the interruptions from a waiter/waitress.

"Would you like this? Would you like that? Would you like this with that? How is your meal? Are you enjoying your meal? Shall I bring this? Shall I take this away? "

Just stay away.

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I wonder if the ones from Canada and the U.S. expected a 20% tip?

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Sorry devil old boy, some of us do want to be pampered or at least to have a nice bottle of Tabasco, or the powder cheese for our spaghetti or in my case, my biggest pet peeve, take away the dirty dishes that are on my table, with my small kids around, it is only a matter of time before they break a glass or stick their hands, arms etc..in the dishes etc.. So, “A good butler is one who knows what the guests want before they do,” he said. “He is there not only to help but also to make them comfortable.” Ain't that the truth!!

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Perhaps they will learn to not keep customers waiting for a table wine it's an empty restaurant....

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Elbuda, I thinnk you mean me?

I'm not arguing the point. I only said that "I" was one of those that enjoyed a meal without being pampered evey five minutes by a waiter.

“He is there not only to help but also to make them comfortable.” Yes, that's the truth. For me, help when I ask for help. That would make me feel comfortable.

With that said, I've been there done that. Being a waiter in a classy restuaraunt is no easy job. My hats go off to those people.

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I'm sure these waiters do not work in places where Tabasco and powder cheese is available on the table.

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You're a cinch to win in my book as long as you DON'T start this way. " Hi! (cheesey grin) My name is Jeremy! (over-the-top enthusiasm) And I'll be your server for this evening! Can I start you off with a little something from the bar?! " I much prefer the Japanese style except that at some joints you HAVE TO order at least one food item. Which is virtually the same as literally reaching into your wallet and taking out a bit of money.

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Although I admire the profession, I'm one of those people that enjoy a meal without all the interruptions from a waiter/waitress.

Ahh, but the truly superior waiter/waitress will have mastered the art of knowing WHEN to approach the customers. To be honest, some establishments downgrade their wait staff if they aren't constantly checking their tables to see if everything's alright. The superior personnel know that there are only certain times they are needed and apper only then. I'm sure this is one of the things these contestants are being evaluated on.

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Dunno about Japan, but in the US apparenly a law was passed that interrupting a customer while he or she is speaking, is not rude if you're a waiter/waitress. I'd like to get that law repealed but no one seems to know when it was passed...

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Thanks Devil, I also don't like pesky waiters! Especially those that make you feel like they are in a hurry to get you out the door and get your tip?? Clean up them tables and get the NEXT customers and more $$$?? Those do make me sick. By the way,what kind of a decent restaurant doesn't at least have Tabasco?? Maybe Saizeriya is just right for me??

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