Despite what some (probably terrible) people think, servers do a lot more than bring food and bills. Your entire restaurant experience, from the moment you sit down to the second you leave, involves interacting with your designated server. And while they're predisposed to ensure you have a great time (it's their job, and tips are on the line!), there are things you as a customer can to earn a little extra love. Follow these simple rules and you'll soon be among your server's favorite customers.
Patiently wait for your server's spiel to be over
Look, servers don’t like the spiel any more than you do. In fact, they hate it A LOT more than you do because they're required to give it to every goddamn table. But I swear to God if I ever have to do this job again and I only get to “hi, my name is Colin, and I--” one more time before the customer goes “WATER,” I’m finding a way to put my billfold through my customer’s left nostril. If you’re a regular, we won’t worry about it, because we know you’re not a secret shopper who’s going to NARC on us for not following the stupid Chili’s intro script to the letter. But if we’ve never seen you before, this is a thing we have to do for our job. Just sit patiently until we’re done.