Tips for Dining Out
My ex-boss in the Philippines was workaholic.
His idea of meeting was dining out or his idea of dining out was a conduct of impromptu brainstorming or project evaluation reports.
No transparencies...no reports that are more than three pages and presentations start with the recommendations that answer the hows and the whys.
There were certain guidelines that we strictly follow in dining/cum meeting out .
My boss had this paranoia that the waiters’ bowties are outfitted with miniature recording devices to spy on the latest product ideas brainstormed by corporate geniuses over steaming cups of coffees or sparking wine glasses. Talking about corporate spies.
For hangovers, just in case they forget what moderate means.
There are some food establishments that put more ice and or water to glasses of drinks. More profit you know. One bottle for two customers at a price of two and a cost of one.
No no for fried rice. Some ingredients in the fried rice may have seen recycling for three generations.
Remember they handle the food.
He believed that waiters have the memories of elephants. They remember the stingiest and generous tippers; the worst and the best dressers;the arrogant and the meek and the wives and the mistresses. OOOPs.
Ask for a doggie bag.Give your neigbor’s dog’s name if you have none.
Accountants hate padding and creativity.
They are not instruments for settling differences/conflicts that may arise during discussions.
Don’t write phone numbers and reminders. Take plenty for office use though.
Breakages amd losses are not shouldered by the establishments. They are deducted from the poor waiters' take home pays..
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