10 “Polite” Things You Do at Restaurants That Are Actually Quite Rude

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We know you mean well, but some gestures you’re doing in a restaurant can actually make the server’s job harder, and we’re sure you don’t want that!

Splitting the Check

Instead of waiting for the end to tell your server that you will be splitting the check, it would be better if you told them that before you order anything.

Not Saying Anything About Food You Don’t Like

You may think it would be rude to tell the server or chef that you didn’t like the food in person, but it’s much worse to write it in a public review or to spread the word to your friends without letting them know first.

Picking a Table Yourself

If you walk in and immediately go to a free table to seat yourself, you’ll probably create an awkward situation and have the server move you. They have a system to make sure you get the best experience.