Should you have faith in your waiter? Absolutely not, says the New York Post. A number of anonymous New York restaurant staffers have fessed up to being "actors" who "sell you the most expensive item" and admit to using psychological pressure tactics on customers in order to make another buck. This type of evidence is unnerving, since I'm the type who loves to ask waiters what their favorite things are on the menu. Do you tend to believe what servers are telling you?
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Maybe it's because I'm from a very social family, but when I go to a restaurant I can't help but socialize with my waiters. Whether I'm asking their opinion on the wine list or wondering what their name is, I enjoy chatting with my servers. How about you?