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[Mar. 10th, 2005|09:40 am]
Silicon Rose
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What is with our culture?

Last night, genedefect and I go out to a restaurant. After we're finished eating, we call for the check. The waiter shows up, I make an extremely obvious motion for the check, and he sets it down on genedefect's side of the table.

Bwah?

Me. Hand reaching out for check. He gives it to the guy.

Bwuh?

They do this all the time. genedefect has even gotten strange looks when I pay the check. Like, dude, we're not dating any more; we're living together. Anyways, what about if we were friends and it was my turn? Don't you think that's a little rude?
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[User Picture]From: ketsugami
2005-03-10 05:45 pm (UTC)
Very much rude. That's the kind of cultural stereotype, unfortunately, that takes a long time to die off even in the face of the evidence.
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From: dr4b
2005-03-10 10:59 pm (UTC)
Actually, the one that's even funnier, in my opinion, is when they set down the check in front of the guy, but it's my turn so I pay it, with my credit card, with my obviously female name, and yet when the waitstaff comes back to the table with the receipt to sign, half the time they put it down in front of the guy to sign anyway.
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[User Picture]From: siliconrose
2005-03-11 02:54 am (UTC)
Yeah, I've had that one happen too. I can't tell whether it's supposed to be a slam, or they didn't read the card, or what?
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[User Picture]From: tlttlotd
2005-03-11 03:54 am (UTC)
They usually don't read the card.

They also usually don't check that the signature you give is the same as the one on the card.
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[User Picture]From: siliconrose
2005-03-11 07:10 am (UTC)
Now THAT one I know. A friend of mine signed his cards "CHECK ID" and signed "Mickey Mouse" if they didn't.
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