Few days ago we were invited to have lunch with the big boss in the company I am working for. We were glad because only few were invited to share a table him. It means that the team has done something great deserve a special treatment.
It’s normal for Filipinos to order the most expensive meal in a restaurant if someone is going to pay for it. I don’t see a problem in it. What I cannot accept is, the person ordered the most expensive meal but in the end he was not able to finish it.
I don’t like leftovers because I know it will end up in the trash. I hope people can see this fact.
Here are a few guidelines I am personally following when dining out.
- Order only what you can pay for even if it will be charged to the other person.
- Order only what you can finish.
- Don’t focus on the meal. Focus on the business.
- Listen attentively.
- Avoid commenting on the food unless asked by the host.
Always remember, practicing basic etiquette will leave a better impression.