Quote of the Day
"Our job in this lifetime is not to shape ourselves into some ideal we imagine we ought to be, but to find out who we already are and become it."
Steven Pressfield, posted by David Baxter
Answer (1 of 231): So, there are actually a bunch of cardinal(ish) sins in a fine dining establishment. Most of which have long been forgotten. The only reason I know of any is because my great aunt Kay who was born in the late 1800's and died at 99 years old, was an instructor in a finishing sch...
"I remember being in an upmarket restaurant years ago and a couple came in (who were on their first date by the sounds of it) and the waiter brought a plate of olives. The man tried one and loudly said that the “grapes” were off and tasted funny. The poor woman looked horrified."
"One Christmas, years ago, my mother opened a delicate, clear bottle inscribed with tiny blue letters, sprayed it on her wrist, dramatically inhaled, raved about the refreshing scent, and thanked my cousin’s husband for the new perfume. He sheepishly clarified that it was actually cleaning solution for glasses."