Introductions to Waitperson at Restaurant
(Overland Park KS USA)
Is it proper to introduce yourself to the waitperson at a restaurant? The waiter often introduces him/herself and then my husband introduces us to them. He does this at very upscale restaurants and I find it embarrassing. I think the waiter often does, as well. It's fine if it's some place we go to often and that first-name relationship does develop over time.
I suppose the waitperson doesn't mind too much, in the end, because my husband is a really good tipper.