10 Commandments for waiters & waitresses.

I’ve been travelling a bit around the country lately. Eating out lots. So I’ve written the following ten commandments for waiters and waitresses around the world:

  1. Thou shalt look me in the eye when I’m being greeted, paying the bill, making an order.
  2. Thou shalt not get all sad when I suggest “Hey, this is a really nice coffee, but it’s a tad on the cold side.”
  3. Thou shalt not wipe the table down with a wet cloth as I sit down.
  4. Thou shalt not incessantly talk amongst the other staff as if work were a social gathering.
  5. Thou shall not take my order by memory, then ask me to wait whilst they grab a pad to write it down.
  6. Thou shalt not say they don’t do omelettes when there are eggs on the menu.
  7. Thou shalt look for little chances to surprise and delight.
  8. Thou shalt know what the Soup of the Day is.
  9. Thou shalt not blast their favourite radio station throughout the dining room.
  10. Thou shalt not race around the dining room as if their life depended upon it.

What do you think? Am I being too harsh. What commandment would you add?