Help us get service
September 1, 2011 4:18 PM Subscribe
Why are my boyfriend and I invisible at bars?
posted by girih knot to society & culture (46 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Last night, my boyfriend and I went to have dinner at a tavern near our home. It's a cheap sports bar with self-seating. We sat at a table and waited for service. It never came.
The place was busy (it normally is that time of night) but about three waitresses passed us by without saying a word to us. We waited about 15 minutes, even making eye contact with a couple of waitresses who passed us right by, and finally left when some people who sat down right next to us got service immediately.
We've had subpar service in this place before, but something similar also happened at another bar a week ago. That time, a waitress took our drink order and then we waited 10 minutes while we never received our drinks or got our food order taken, so we left.
These two experiences might just be coincidental bad service, but anyone out there with experience waiting: are there customers you avoid for whatever reason? Is there something we're possibly doing or look like that could keep us from getting service? We're both in our mid 20s and generally don't dress up.