Touchy-Feely: A Poll

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Touchy-Feely: A Poll
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Fri, 12-17-2010 - 11:04am
Has a restaurant server or sales person every been too "touchy-feely" with you? Yes (please feel free to share your experience). Not with me, but with someone in my party (please feel free to share). No, but I've seen it happen to other people. No, and I've never seen anyone behave that way. Other (please share).

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Registered: 08-07-2007
Fri, 12-17-2010 - 11:07am

The article below, had me thinking about this question.

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Registered: 11-26-2001
Mon, 12-20-2010 - 10:38pm
Other people might think that some of servers at a restaurant that we fondly call "our kitchen" might be too overly friendly with my kids. But then, we've got to know these people really well over the years so if the server sneaks up behind my oldest and pokes him. She's just acting like an older sister. LOL And with his voice changing he sounds like a girl squealing.
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Registered: 11-16-2001
Tue, 12-21-2010 - 1:47am
My mother has had a waiter who was too touchy-feely. She was *not* amused at all and let him know it.

I've had encounters were waiters/waitresses and sales people who were overly friendly (though not touchy feely) and it did make me uncomfortable. It's one thing if you're a regular and you've been going there for some time, but inappropriate when that is not the case.
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Tue, 12-21-2010 - 8:41am

lol While on vacation with the family last year we stopped at a restuarant for dinner and the waiter comes and sits down with us. He proceeds to tell us all about his day and then takes our drink order. Each time he came to the table he rubbed someone's back or arms and he continually pulled up a chair when he could. It was really not pleasant and actually creeped us out.

Karla
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Tue, 12-21-2010 - 9:20am
LOL!

Karen, I think it's all a matter of what you're comfortable with. If this girl were a stranger, you might feel differently should she do the same thing to your son. ;)

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Registered: 08-07-2007
Tue, 12-21-2010 - 9:21am
That's pretty much what I just told Karen too... it depends on a lot of factors, I think. And, if you know the person, you might be more o.k. with it than if it was a complete stranger.

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Registered: 08-07-2007
Tue, 12-21-2010 - 9:21am
Eww, Karla, this would creep me out too. Not so much the sitting down at the table part but the rubbing of backs and arms. Ick.

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Tue, 12-21-2010 - 9:23am

It was just weird and we also noticed we weren't the only ones. You'd have thought a manager would have noticed and said something but apparently that kind of behavior must have been okay with them.

Karla
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Tue, 12-21-2010 - 9:47am
Maybe they thought he was just being "friendly". Either way, I wouldn't have been comfortable at all with it.

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Registered: 10-10-2006
Tue, 12-21-2010 - 5:37pm

I haven't personally had this happen to me but have seen it.

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