When I go out to eat with my fiance, he’ll sometimes get an eggwhite omelet with salad on the side instead of homefries and toast (he’s a diabetic, so he can’t eat carbs), and I’ll get pancakes and cheese grits and challah toast. The waiter ALWAYS puts the eggwhite omelet in front of ME, not him, because they always assume it’s the girl who ordered it.
You both brought up so many incredible points and I’m so excited to post you on ETDC!!
thanks everyone! and i’ve had similar things happen before kate, when waiters assume things because you’re a girl. OR, because you’re young, they assume you won’t tip them well so they ignore you! which makes me want to give them a bad tip! it’s a vicious circle.