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rebelfury76 June 30th, 2013 8:28pm

When at a restaurant and the server introduces themselves by name, do you use their name when trying to get their attention?

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coolidgecon1776 reaganconservative85
07/01/13 6:03 pm

Some places they never do. However, it would feel weird speaking to them by name and honestly they'd be weirded out. That's my opinion. I don't say "yo waiter or waitress, but I get your point. I normally would just say excuse when they come by.

comppete Las Vegas
07/01/13 4:26 pm

If they take the time to introduce themselves, then out of respect, I will use their name. It is a sign of someone who loves what they do.

Wert A picture of my package
07/01/13 12:27 am

If I remember it. Works better than flicking peas at them.

Jungle in the dog house
06/30/13 6:59 pm

I hear them say their name, but I don't bother to remember it. If I need their attention I use hand signals.

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
06/30/13 2:32 pm

Pointer, middle, And thumb goes up in the air (like the European style of counting to three), and I make eye contact and raise my eyebrows.

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pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
06/30/13 2:28 pm

I usually never address them by either, I might say sir, or miss, or ma'am, but that's about it.

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susanr Colorado
06/30/13 2:21 pm

I don't call out anything, so really neither, but I don't think I'd use their name in conversation with them either. I just try to get their attention with eye contact or a hopefully unobtrusive (to other diners) hand wave.

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EarlyBird Portland
06/30/13 2:08 pm

Never. I forget their name as soon as they say it.

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leary Dulag Luft
06/30/13 1:47 pm

Herr Ober, bitte.

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