Source: USA Today
quote: "Who hasn't felt like they've been held hostage waiting for a check to arrive?" said Mike Archer, president of Applebee's.
quote: That only happens because American (maybe European) culture has this silly notion that a waiter is "rude" if he brings you the check before you're ready to leave.
quote: In Asia you get the check whenever; frequently while you're still eating.
quote: Why is that silly?
quote: Different cultures have different rules and behaviors. Why is it that whenever cultures are discussed, it's ALWAYS the American one who's "wrong", no matter what the issue?
quote: Is the ego trip from not being disturbed during your meal really worth having to wait at the end for your check?