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[–] NassTee 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago  (edited ago)

And if you feel it would be rude to say anything about it, are you a dumbwaiter?

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[–] lord_nougat 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

No, he's making you wait, that's why he's the waiter. You're clearly the waitee.

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[–] Owigotprcd 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I have no formal insight in to this but my thought has always been; In the pat a waiter waited on YOU. To have a waiter meant to stand by until your guest / customer needed something, then you'd get it. It was very much a luxury to have a waiter. Most other eateries were either diners or cafeterias. However, in the push to do more with less it was discovered that, with very little negative impact, a restaurants wait staff could tend to multiple tables at once, and increase profits by hiring fewer staff. They kept the "Waiter" moniker because it was fancy, like advertising "Cold Conditioned Air". Just my thoughts, nothing to back this up.

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[–] anoneko 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

If I'm the waiter then I'm not a tipper for sure, they better learn that.

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[–] Alopix 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

You're the waitee

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[–] tanukihat 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Most waiters aren't waiters, they're servers.

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[–] AOU 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

Technically, they are waiters until the customers arrive.