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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureEtiquette · 8 months ago

When you are dining with someone, what does it mean if the waiter handles the bill to you first?

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  • Aiden
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    8 months ago
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    Humans instinctively judge people by the way they look. It's not personal, it's not against anyone or driven by some racist or sexist incentive, it's just natural.

    If the waiter hands the bill to you first, then the waiter thinks you're the person in charge of the group and the person that is going to be covering the bill based on your appearance and sociability. Or maybe it was because you look like you're a good tipper haha.

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  • 8 months ago

    you are the most liekly to pay okay haha

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  • denise
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Maybe the waiter thought you were most likely to be paying?

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  • 8 months ago

    This action does not necessarily suggest any one thing, but rather the waiting staff providing the bill to the table rather than a specific patron.

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  • 8 months ago

    It means that the waiter thinks you’re the host. Seems like waiters often give the check to whoever is the oldest or most prosperous-looking (seems like men in their 50s get the check first so it isn’t clothing or attractiveness).

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  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    it rneans youre paying your own rneal

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  • Jeremy
    Lv 5
    8 months ago

    He should hand to bill to the one who booked the table. He should be aware of who it was that make the booking and ensure that person receives the bill.

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  • 8 months ago

    If the waiter hands (not 'handles') the bill to you, it's because he's gained the impression during the meal that you are the person in charge.

    Maybe he noticed you advising people on their choices; maybe you were the one who asked for more wine, more water, less music. Or maybe you just give the impression of being in some way older, more experienced, a whole range of things that make you the obvious person to take care of the bill.

    If you are NOT the person who's going to deal with the bill, you just hand it on without comment to the person who IS.

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  • JASON
    Lv 5
    8 months ago

    You're a man

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  • 8 months ago

    Most waiters in Australia do not hand the bill to anyone but put it on the table so that anyone can pick it up. They also don't expect to be tipped so the idea of "best tipper" is nonsense.

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  • 8 months ago

    You would appear to be the most likely to pay and the best tipper.

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