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Was your first bite delightful?

So I went out to Harvest on Valentine's Day for dinner.  It was fantastic.  Besides my dinner date, the best part of the meal may have actually been the waiter.  He was very polite and had some great catch phrases that we enjoyed. That's one of the things I love about a nice restaurant, it's fun to watch the waiters in action.  You won't hear the waiter say, "Would you like a Bloomin' Onion to get things started!" Here were some of the things our waiter said: "Are the first few bites delightful?" "It gives me great pleasure to put that order in immediately" "I'll let you reflect on your drinks before taking your order" He also clasped his hands and spoke in very a very low tone.  We loved it. We also loved hearing a description of the food.  It almost feels like story time.  There's so much detail on how the item is prepared and what goes into it.  We pretty much knew what we were going to order, but still made him describe a few items because it was fun to hear all the details. I always enjoy watching a top notch professional working at his or her craft.  This guy was definitely a professional. However, I wonder if he's like that at home?  Does he say something like: "Honey, it gives me great delight to throw out the trash this evening." And when he goes to a fast food joint, does it frustrate him that the guy behind the counter can't give a detailed description of how the burger was created.  Actually, we probably don't want the details of how it was created!

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