Excuse Me, Waiter! I Mean, Server? How Shall I Refer to You?

Hall shall we refer to thee? Rhett?

The great Glenn Mitchell, host of KERA’s The Glenn Mitchell Show, once asked me if people who make a living waiting on tables prefer to be called waiters/waitresses or servers. I replied servers. I was a guest on his show at the time and the phone lines lit up with servers who demanded to be referred to as waiters/waitresses and vice versa. At the end of the hour, we tallied the votes and it was dead even.

That was 2004. I’m curious to hear from the masses now: What shall we call you?

BTW, I’ve come up with a new term for obnoxious foodies: Dishbags. Like it?