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Pronoun Trouble in the Restaurant


I’ve written previously about my annoyance with restaurant servers using “we” (read here), but this past weekend, I noticed the subtle use of pronouns throughout my dining experience.

We’re greeted, and the host asks, “How many are we?”

We’re seated, and our server asks, “How are we doing?”

She asks what we want to drink: “What are we drinking?”

She takes the order: “What are we having?”

She comes back to check on us: “How are we doing? Do we need anything?”

We’re done eating, and she asks, “Did we leave room for dessert?”

We say no, and she responds, “I’ll get you your check.”

Oh, so now you’re not part of our group?

Until next time! Use the right words!

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April 12, 2016 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , ,

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