Blindly shake salt and pepper onto an entree
There is no reason to automatically unleash a cloud of seasonings over food cooked by a professional.
Ask for a phone charger
Finite phone battery life is a modern dilemma that the ghost of Steve Jobs will fix by the year 2020. In the meantime, this precious resource will always be fleeting, but a restaurant is not a charging kiosk. It's not the server's job to guard your phone. Instead, follow these tips to get the most out of a charge.
Talk on the phone for more than 30 seconds
Adults need to answer phone calls, but they don't need to talk to have a detailed discussion of the local effects of El Nino within earshot of 100 people. Excuse yourself entirely or keep the conversation quick.