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_luaineach From: _luaineach Date: June 28th, 2008 08:30 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Maybe he didn't want to be party to perpetuating the idea, to a child, that a total stranger's assessment of your dessert palate could in any way rival your assessment of your own. (This is assuming you asked a general "what do you recommend" question and not a question of "does [desert name] actually [trait listed in desert description]?"

When we can't decide, we always just say "surprise me!" and while results have been mixed on whether we've liked the thing that was brought, we've never once run into any reticence in doing so from waitstaff***. Perhaps it's a difference in being party to someone's being powerless vs. being part to someone giving away power.

***(And that spans four different countries -- U.S., Norway****, Mexico, Canada -- over roughly a decade, so I'm not sure what interesting cultural conclusions you can draw from that).

****And to date, the best dessert yet has been the cocount parfait. Mmmmm!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: June 28th, 2008 08:37 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
That makes sense. He did seem careful, in his body and mouth language both. It was Kim who asked for the recommendation, actually, so that also might explain his reticence. She does inspire a certain trepidation in some. . .


Oh, and I'm all alone until Wednesday -- they're heading to S.D. -- if there are any movies or other interesting events going on. (He wrote, feeling lonely.)
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