January 9, 2014

I've No Taste for American Restaurant Etiquette

Tim Stanley, Telegraph

The Associated Press

Here’s a quick guide to the difference between US and UK etiquette. When an American waiter says, “Have a nice day”, he means it. When a British waiter says, “Have a nice day”, he’s probably insulting you. If the Brit says it before he’s even taken your order, he’s asking you to leave the building. Such false politeness is all that keeps the passive-aggressive Brits from killing each other.

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TAGGED: United States, United Kingdom, UK, Etiquette

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