Monday, September 3, 2012

Wasteful Restaurant Water [#CTWW]

What is the obsession with waiters and waitresses keeping your water glasses full all the time. They are sneaky little guys, refilling waters so quickly that you do not even have time to tell them that you do not want more water. The action that baffles me the most is when they refill you water after you already paid your bill, like you are going to stay there for another hour and thus need a full glass of water. It is so wasteful! If I can catch them walking up to the table with a pitcher of water, I will say, "I don't need more water." However, my company would probably not like if I was constantly surveying the perimeter for sneaky waiters/waitresses carrying water pitchers instead of paying attention to person sitting at the other side of the table.

>> What are your strategies for reducing water waste when you are dining out?
 


3 comments:

Small Footprints said...

This is one of my pet peeves!! I'm always trying to "catch" them as they sneak up on the table but since I'm not too good at that, I've developed other strategies ... like putting my glass far enough away that the server has to reach over me to get at it (which gives me time to say no). Sometimes, if they sneak up on me and start pouring, I can say "only a little" and that'll stop them mid-pour. I've also tried putting my napkin over the glass ... they usually get it. That one works particularly well if one is at a buffet type restaurant. One problem I have is that if I say "no thanks" at the beginning of the meal (when my glass is mostly full) and then need a bit more water later, there's no chance of getting it (without a dirty look). It would be so nice if servers would simply ask and not assume anything.

Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies said...

I know, that bugs me too! Even drinks other than water--they will bring you another glass before you even finish the first one.

Jen said...

I always feel bad and feel like as we leave I have to chug any leftover water!

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