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10 Things Restaurant Hostesses Wish You Wouldn’t Do

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at UTSA chapter.

Hello once again, friends.

It’s your friendly neighborhood underpaid restaurant hostess back at it again.

I’m still dead inside from Valentines Day, but I’m surviving.

That being said, here are 10 things that hostesses wish customers would stop doing.

  1. Questioning our ability to do our jobs.

  2. Argue with us over things that are out of my job jurisdiction.

  3. Chunk up fingers when you walk in the door to signify how many people are in your party.

  4. Attempt to squeeze your large party into a booth that is too small for you after arguing with us.

  5. Shoving your phone with your reservation confirmation number in our faces.

  6. Talking smack about us a few feet away in another language, we can totally tell. Some of us can even understand what you are saying. Shocker, I know.

  7. Not knowing how many people are in your party, so you hold up the check-in line while you call or text your family.

  8. Count a baby as a person, sorry they are literally going to stay in their carseat… they don’t need their own chair.

  9. Walk past us and try to seat yourself. We are here for a reason, don’t be rude.

  10. Last but not least, please give your child headphones if they are going to be watching something on a tablet or cell phone. No one willingly comes to a restaurant and wants to listen to Frozen in its entirety.

Lauren is currently a senior at UTSA who is obsessed with anything involving music and pop culture. She is one of the Campus Correspondents for HC UTSA, and is in charge of social media and editing. You can catch her traveling across the country for concerts, eating Whataburger fries, or constantly scrolling through her social media feeds.