Message from discussion square meters Re: Olympic question(s)
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From: ctbis...@earthlink.net (Charles Bishop)
Subject: Re: square meters Re: Olympic question(s)
Date: Sun, 07 Oct 2012 09:17:52 -0800
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T. Daniels" <gramma...@verizon.net> wrote:
>On Oct 6, 5:18=A0pm, Jack Campin <bo...@purr.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>> [meaning *outside* caterers here]
>> >>> caterers, no matter how good their product, are, and are
>> >>> supposed to be, invisible.
>> >> What gives you the idea?
>> > They are servants. Servants do their job behind the scenes.
>> > If they must appear in public they must be inconspicuous.
>> > They must not make eye contact with the guests.
>> In the UK (somewhat less class-ridden than the US) it doesn't
>> usually work like that. =A0Many outside catering businesses are
>> one- or two-person firms, and they need all the contacts they
>> can get. =A0They'll make a point of getting the guests to try
>> their signature dishes and making sure they take a business
>At parties to which the public is invited (as opposed to private
>affairs), the caterer will discreetly leave a tray of their business
>cards where the interested can find it.
I think this is more likely rather than asking people if they would like a
business card. However, it depends on the situation. If a guest, having
tried a signature dish, begins a conversation, I don't think it would be
untoward for a caterer to ask if they would like a card.
charles, take a card, any card