She talked an overweight couple with stated health conditions into eating dessert. No Joke...
Here is the story:
It was an older, overweight husband and wife that had just finished their meal. I sat there and listened as this waitress told the couple about their dessert options, to which the husband and wife politely declined. The husband even added that he could not have the dessert for health reasons. (I'm assuming blood sugar / diabetes, but I'm not sure). So far, this is not a problem.
Yet, after this exchange, the waitress did not back down...she told them that their desserts were awesome and they should make an exception just this one time. She then went on to explain which desserts were the best and why they were so delicious, and said "You should try one, just this time".
I couldn't believe what I was hearing! This couple was sitting there trying to avoid eating dessert not just for their waistline, but for a specific health condition, and the waitress was persuading them to eat a dessert anyway.
The worst part of this story? It worked. The husband and wife, after hearing the sales pitch, said...
"Ok, we'll try it".
1) I really wish I had said something to this waitress. Not to be mean or hateful, but just a "do you realise what you are doing to them?" type of question. Unfortunately, I did not.
2) Waiters and Waitresses are not the only people in our society that do this. Families and friends do this all the time at social gatherings. We want to eat something unhealthy, and so we encourage others that are with us to do the same to make us feel better, even if it is detrimental to their health.
What do you think? Was this waitress justified in what she did? After all, nobody can truly make you eat a dessert. Or should she have backed down after the stated health issues? Leave a comment below with your thoughts.
Thanks for reading!