September 18, 2012 by Diniquette
So this morning I got a message from a friend telling me the following:
“Last night I saw a waitress take a sip of a cocktail before serving it”.
OK: I would think this would go without saying, but: DON’T EVER DO THIS! She actually put her lips on some strangers glass, took a sip, and then served it to them……as a restaurant professional I am horrified at this.
A) that’s how people get sick and transfer diseases
B) it is beyond bad etiquette
C) I hope this server didn’t serve my friend. (LOL)
Now this puts the paying guest, who witnessed this behavior, in an awkward position.
Do you think you would feel comfortable eating and drinking anything in this restaurant after witnesses such behavior? Do you think it’s just an isolated incident by one server, or do you think it’s an indication of how the whole restaurant is run?
What do you think?