Things We Hate--Bread Confusion

"Would you like some bread?" the server asked my friend, who was eating at Get Fresh in Park Slope, Brooklyn. "Sure," my friend replied. Later, she discovered an $8 charge for a basket of bread on her check. Offering great bread for a small extra charge is a new notion making the rounds lately. Not a bad idea--after all some people don't want bread anyway--but you've got to be up front about it. The convention is that bread is free, and if you'd like to do something different, you have to say something like, "Would you like a small basket of bread for $8?" To which I'd definitely say no, but hey, different strokes!

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