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Do you give your first name, your surname or both? Or neither? False names?
Do you go to restaurants? I like food.
Middling restaurant - both names
Good restaurant - last name only
But mainly because I was meaning "cheap" restaurant
same with booking a taxi
in to the toilets and coming out in fancy dress and then we'll see. THEN WE'LL SEE
She's just booked us a table at Cally Kebab House.
Have been waiting at the bar for a table to become available and when the tabelmanagerperson has called my surname out, have heard people laughing. They thought I couldn't hear, WELL I COULD. I WILL NOT BE YOUR CHEAP DINNER LAUGH.
Forget phwoar_nora_BARNACLE's identity, I HAVE to know what this name is.
I bet it's Cox or some variation
Is it any of these?
A lot of silly surnames bounding around that flat that year.
Anyway are any of these your last name?
AND I'M A LADY, THANKS
and use my real name and they'd say "no reservations under that name, bye" and we'd have to go to burger king.
you secret burger king lover you
whenever i book anything i use my mother's surname. Draper. Lovely and simple.
I relish being a pain.
i get all nervous and mumble then end up being called Mackintosh or something.
I can't order takeaway either, I go all "yeah, that's fine, brilliant, thanks" then end up with nothing i actually wanted to order.
Though I usually leave it to someone else because I hate doing it. I can't take the rejection if the restaurant's full.
I find people who book taxis or whatever and give their first name a bit wierd.
Always last name. Always.
Surname of course.
You can't miss them, darling."
to avoid the whole spelling-my-name-out-several-times-and-then-having-it-recklessly-mispronounced-by-the-taxi-driver thing.
I don't know why. I just don't.
I never have a taxi take me the whole way home. Don't want them to know where I live.
what if they're picking you up?
I'm not made of money
I hate it to the extent that not only do I use another one, but I also tell people who I think will probably laugh at bamos/I can't be arsed explaining it too that I'm called Steve.
It's a complicated life.
TAXI FOR DEAN MEAT.
What's wrong with Stefan? The name. This isn't some odd way of asking how you are.
Swedish remake of Everybody Loves Raymond
i'm not victorian.
what happens if someone else takes your booking because you only used your first name?
but its never happened before.
He booked the table.
I saw red.
*drogba-style flip-flop wearing protest from the bench*
Bob is normally fine.
That's actually bizarre. Even giving a full name is weird. Surely in any kind of dealings with companies etc you'll usually only ever use your surname?
You're perspective on pretty much everything...in particular how completely baffled you are when people do things DIFFERENTLY to you.
i don't think i'll feel like a real man until i book a table at a restaurant and book a holiday...they truly are the unknown for me.
Just to confirm, she used her first name, 'Juan'.
"Certainly, and how what name is that?"
"Juan, I just told you."
"I know how many sir, we just need a name to put the booking under..."
HOW WHAT NAME IS THAT?
you've seen amal
I forgot it was pronounced like that , thought it was 'Joo-an'
my surname is very common, it is also a first name as well so the chances of someone else being an Allen/Alan are SO high. In my place of work alone, there are SEVEN of us....But I do think it sounds a bit mongy booking something just under your first name.
I feel funny giving my name for some reason when I am going for dinner with a boy.
'Ted Di Biase' when making reservations.
do you say "Everybody's got a price" and then laugh maniacally?
He's got a hulking great brusiser with massive shoulder pads and a gammy eye standing behind him with arms crossed.
His girlfriend is not someone you want to fuck with
Virgil has impeccable table manners.
I am Victorian.
what is going on with you and the corny jokes today?
Have you been drinking too much instant coffee or something?
And I don't drink instant, darling. We even grind the beans at work.
Thor, you got it WRONG.
It was amazing. Nigella's recipe.
Yes. I bake.
I have to sound it out everytime I read that word and it's giving me a headache!
i like cakes.
We went to dinner the other night and they struggled to take his name over the phone even though he spelt it. His name is Iain and they put it down as Haan. HAAN? When we got there they had a nice little laugh about Haan.
I need a fake name because whenever I say 'Steff' or 'Stefanie' on the phone they always go "Bethany?" "Tiffany?" or the wost one I got was "Desk?". How did they get Desk from Steff?
I said my name and they said desk back and I asked them to repeat it because I didn't quite hear it and they said "Desk. D.E.S.K." What nutter thinks that desk is a first name?
Trev Desks was one of my dad's best friends
Did your Dad also have good friendships with Dean Ottomans? Moses Anglepoises? Julio Computer Chair?
*suppressed laughter tears*
I did meet Wayne Lamps and Wally Windows
not a desk.
Sexist and racist.
Just ignore him.
msmonipenni's the racist one.
Of course if the meal and service has been of sub standard quality i put the maitre d into the million dollar dream.
Or I give a false name, usually something that could be EITHER a first name or a surname.
bare with me a minute while i dig something out...
on the edge of my seat!
'do birds have teeth' moments
"what do you call a man with a computer on his head?
<michael stich picture>
God bless you, sir.
Right, everybody out, I'm about to start a thread about period dramas.
It was actually semi-inspired by El Racisto posting 'You're on' up there and me having to fight with all my might to not type 'I hope you're not!'.
all the best.
the Victorian comments.
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Good service, every time.
you racist cunts
and realised i normally give my surname. i made a snap mistake decision. i felt dirty afterwards. i guess i might not be able to convey the correct spelling to the busboy person.
I'm going to lunch
inspector sands warning
to avoid accusations of insensitivity
Or a different First name, to avoid the whole 'is that STORM? Like, S T O R M, thing. Half the time they put it down as Sean anyway.
Table for one please. Yeah, Jeremy Backpack, ta, bye.
Trouble is, it's massively compilcated. D'Shawn Malpractice-Bmmmmtssssshhhhhh.
I don't know why I'm here. Theo?
There's been a lot of good smearing of Berkshire County wasted the past few weeks. If Berkshire's name is trash talked in the woods an no-one is around to hear it, is it still really really shit?*
Follow me, it's through the back of the restaurant and down two flights of stairs beside the coal furnace
Says on your cv solely barkeeping experience, now get behind your desk and pull me a pint.
but it sounds like a first name anyway. When I give it to the maître d', I think "He thinks I've just given him my first name, doesn't he? Christ, I feel like such a twat." So now I just grimace until someone else takes responsibility.
because my surname is a boy's name and I don't want them to think I'm a man with a high-pitched voice.
and when my hair was longer i was taken for a lady on a few occasions. troubling.
I love my surname.