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    9 Little Ways To Help Your Server

    Small actions that help tremendously.

    1. When your server arrives, give them your attention!

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    2. Remember your order! This may seem simple, but when the food comes out, it'll help tremendously if you're watching for it.

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    3. ...and then create a spot for the incoming plate.

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    4. Remember if there's a problem with your food, your server did not make it!

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    But your server is your only hope of getting your order corrected; being kind to them is in your own best interest.

    5. After you finish, make your table easier to bus by placing your silverware on your plate.

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    Some people go so far as to consolidate the plates for their server, but this is appropriate only sometimes! Use your best judgment.

    6. Remember your server is a real human who is responsible for multiple tables.

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    Be empathetic!

    7. Don't touch your server!

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    Don't do it.

    8. Do say, "Thank you!"

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    9. And finally...leave the pen.

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    Don't take the pen. They need the pen.

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