What Kind of Orderer Are You?


When you go to a restaurant, are you the person who can’t decide until five minutes after the waitress has come over to take your order? Do you constantly ask for substitutions or question the staff about the ingredients of every single dish? If so, you might fall into one of Zagat’s seven most annoying types of orderers.

Their sins include being overly apologetic, indecisive, overly macho (or, alternatively, a douchebag — do people really call Jameson “Jameo”?), and high-maintenance (hello, Sally from When Harry Met Sally), plus taking too many pauses before ordering, talking too quietly, and being the person who constantly wants to order off the menu. After watching the video, though, we feel for the off-the-menu dude. Sometimes in life you just really want a pizza bagel.