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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Good point Michael.  I think they wait so you can't really tell them what you think..LOL

Nov 13, 2015 08:42 PM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I hope the sauce is covering the corner of my mouth and nod!

Nov 13, 2015 08:32 PM
Rainmaker
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I answer and let the food fall out of my mouth - 'nuff said.

Nov 13, 2015 08:11 PM
Rainmaker
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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

In training for dentistry field.  Make it a great weekend.  Mark

Nov 13, 2015 07:53 PM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I was in the business for years and what can you do? Its the "taste" of real life

Nov 13, 2015 10:39 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Michael Thornton I wonder what they would do, if you told them the food was terrible?

Nov 13, 2015 10:05 PM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Be thankful that the waiter is available.

Nov 13, 2015 09:54 PM
Rainer
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Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

Its a way to provide excellent customer service, because they asked you and all you can do is nod "yes". Brilliant! Just like us asking a happy buyer at closing if everything is good, instead of asking them one week after move-in.

Nov 13, 2015 09:52 PM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I hate it when wait staff interrupts you in the middle of a conversation or a bite of food. Very unprofessional! Personally, if I'm not happy with something, I will let them know.

Nov 13, 2015 09:29 PM
Rainmaker
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

They are in the wings! And haven't thought about for a while and am sure will be keeping an eye out tonight.

Nov 13, 2015 09:00 PM
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Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

LOL ....It just happened yesterday ...Aimee and I went out for breakfast and it happened ...I thought it only happened to us ...

Nov 15, 2015 03:48 AM
Rainmaker
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Michael. That would be pretty dumb on their part, I would probably make them wait before answering.

Nov 14, 2015 05:44 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I do not mind. They do their job trying to please you. I just nod and show a gesture that all is great ( if I do have my mouth full:) 

Nov 14, 2015 05:26 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Michael - Happens every time I eat out. I think they all plan for it to be that way.

Nov 14, 2015 02:24 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I think they wait.  My husband and I talked about that at dinner.

Nov 14, 2015 02:14 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Michael Thornton they have a timer set - after they serve...lol!

Nov 14, 2015 01:50 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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That is part of the plan Michael, somehow it is designed to increase the tips.

Nov 14, 2015 12:26 PM
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Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

It does seem that they time it just right.

Nov 14, 2015 12:05 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

You are right...it always seems to happen that way. I just give them a thumbs up. 

Nov 14, 2015 11:35 AM
Rainer
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Sandra Graves
Keller Williams Realty - Folsom, CA
Realtor

It happened 3 times today when we were eating breakfast at a restaurant. It doesn't really bother me. I just try to smile and nod. It's better than them not checking on you at all. 

Nov 14, 2015 11:10 AM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I know they are standing just waiting!

Nov 14, 2015 10:36 AM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Usually they don't have time to play games.  Maybe we don't wait long enough between bites!

Nov 14, 2015 10:11 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

How do you think they feel when some obviously rude person answers with a mouth full of food?

Nov 14, 2015 09:30 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Michael,

Someone has not been trained well.  In France, they don't ask, they know that everything is perfect.  A

Nov 14, 2015 08:27 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I do secretly think they do this on purpose!

Nov 14, 2015 07:44 AM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
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Having waited tables many times in the past I can tell you that I dont' think that they wait in the wings. On the other hand, it does always seem that they show up at "intersting" times.

Nov 14, 2015 07:40 AM
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Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

they are taught to stand back and look and wait... so he did his job!!

Nov 14, 2015 07:20 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

yes, timing is everything....and most know how to time it soooo wrongly....

Nov 14, 2015 06:44 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

They don't really want to hear your answer, so they wait for the right time to ask.

Nov 14, 2015 03:47 AM
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Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

Not in the best restaurants, it shouldn't be a thing to check off a list. 

Nov 14, 2015 03:09 AM
Rainmaker
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I finish my mouthful and make them wait for an answer. 

Nov 14, 2015 02:58 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

You can't complain with your mouth full Michael Thornton 

Nov 14, 2015 02:24 AM
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John Crosby
Real Property, Inc. - Marblehead, MA

I'd swallow then tell the waiter the food is fine (if it is) but the service is terrible.

Nov 14, 2015 12:56 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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We nod if we can't speak at that second.

Nov 14, 2015 12:38 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I wonder. 

Nov 14, 2015 12:20 AM
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

I continue to chew and ignore them...

Nov 13, 2015 11:41 PM
Rainmaker
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I just discussed this with a waiter a couple nights ago. We were laughing because my move when they do this to me is to stare at them, and calmly finish my bite. I'm amazed at how many just stare back. Why wouldn't they realize "bad timing" and come back in a minute or two. 

My bride and I have an agreement when out together, the full mouth ignores and the empty mouth responds. If we're both eating, then it's the "double stare " move.

Nov 13, 2015 11:37 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I rarely eat out in restaurants. What I hate is if I enter a restaurant with Sandy, the dumass hostess greets us as 'Guys'. Last time I checked, Sandy is a Gal!

Nov 13, 2015 11:36 PM