Poll: What's In A Name?

You've just been seated at a restaurant, and your server approaches. Do you expect the server to introduce him or herself by name, or do you prefer to keep things on more impersonal terms? Does it depend on how the introduction is delivered?

During my six or so years as a waitress, I gradually came to resent (inwardly, of course) people asking and subsequently using my name for the rest of the evening. Then again, I started to be bothered by a lot of normal customer behavior, which was more the result of me needing to get out of the service industry than anything else.

Cast your vote in the new poll, located in the column to the right. Have a strong opinion? Vote and then leave your thoughts in the comment section. I'll pull from them when the poll results are tallied.