What is the comparison?
Hi <<First Name>>,
Whenever I go to a restaurant with a certain friend, she barely looks at the menu. When the waiter comes around, she asks them what their favorite dish is. I always find it interesting as the waiter does not know the first thing about her and her tastes.
For me, if the waiter recommends a fish dish, it is not an option as I don't eat fish. And if the waiter loves the Thanksgiving special, that is too bland for my palate.
I am happy the waiter likes these items, as we all have our own tastes, but why would I ask someone I don't know, who doesn't know me for a recommendation?
On the other hand, when I can't decide between two items on the menu and the waiter’s descriptions still leave me undecided, then I will ask the waiter which they recommend between the two. Either way, it is based on two things that appeal to me, so I probably can't go wrong.
As you can see, I like comparing food to fashion: two things that I love and have strong personal tastes in. You may recall my article The Foodie Guide to Style but I am digressing.
Back to my point. This brings up a related pet peeve, that often comes up this time of year. READ ON to find out what it is.
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