Here’s a tip: Asking me a question about a menu item does not mean you have ordered it.
This happens more often than it should. I approach the table for the drink order and someone has a question about the menu. That’s cool; that’s what I’m here for. I answer their question, get their drinks, and come back for the food order. I usually start with the person who had the question, just so that I have the opportunity ask if they have any other questions to help them make a decision. I have a 50% chance of getting the normal person who simply places their order.
If I am unlucky, I get the asshole who looks at me like I asked an offensive question. That person proceeds to curl his/her upper lip and sneer, “I already told you when you got our drinks.”
Uh, no you did not. You asked a goddamn question about something. If that meant you were ordering, I wouldn’t be back here asking what you want. Believe it or not, some people don’t order the item they asked about, because my answer was informative enough for them to decide that the menu item in question is not what they want to eat. How would you like it if you asked a question about several items and I proceeded to add all of them to your ticket because I assumed you wanted them? I bet you’d be pissed and would demand that I lose my job over it. So why would you expect me to assume that your question was an incognito order?
If you ask a question, I give you an answer; if you order food, I give you the food. Learn the fucking difference, asswipes.