Hey there hosts and hostesses of restaurants, I have a tip for you: show people to their tables!
Some patrons may obviously want to pick their own spots, but when we specifically ASK YOU TO CHOOSE A TABLE FOR US, … … … choose a table for us!
This post was prompted by a lovely visit with a lovely lady on a not so lovely evening in a lovely restaurant.
It sparked a conversation about the recent increase in the phenomenon of people acquiring the services of others not to do things FOR them, but to do things WITH them. My short list of examples include:
- Gourmet meal assembly centres such as Toronto’s Supperworks and New York’s Make and Take,
- Assisted DIY projects such as Let’s Landscape Together
- Crafting such as Build A Bear
- The long-standing art of Make your ‘own’ Wine
What I find so interesting about all of these examples (except for the wine-making) is that the working-together option for such products or services are more expensive than just making them on your own, or worse; buying one for yourself. I suppose the point could be made that these services provide both the service and the know-how to be self-sufficient in the future.
This entry is a bit *looptacular*, but I really just wanted to complain about the table-finding service.
Look out for a soon-to-be-active blog about portmanteaus; a phenomenon of the verbal and written variety that I both use and notice frequently. It seems that urban dictionary predicts that I will likely document this phenomenon in an appropriately cliche and uncreative fashion.