January 4 2008

Salad Bar Etiquette

salad barOkay, sorry, but I need to unleash another rant. You have to admit I’ve been doing good!

Salad bar etiquette. Actually, any buffet etiquette, but salad bars in particular are where I see this the most.


There are people behind you, they are just as hungry as you, if not more so. Don’t pick up one to two pieces of lettuce at a time… don’t pick 2 leafs from one style of salad, and 2 from another (I actually saw this today)… don’t arrange the cucumber pieces in a design around the plate (also saw this today)… and for the love of all that is holy, don’t stop moving along the line while you chit chat with your lunch buddy!

And then, when all is said and done… don’t turn and smile at me like you’re doing me a freakin’ favor by finally getting out of my way.

Yes, I know this is a little thing, and believe me, this was not the only day this has happened so this wasn’t a sudden onset of anger, this has been happening for a while now, and I just got fed up with it today as there were about eight people ahead of me, all doing the “Oh, let me make a pretty design with the food” trick.

Make your salad, move along, and learn some damned etiquette when it comes to other people standing in line.

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