Servers try all sorts of things to get good tips, but one server at an Olive Garden decided to try something exceptionally nerdy while waiting tables one night. Taylor S. quoted Doctor Who throughout guests’ meals, even if they didn’t get the references. He writes:
[Offering desserts (to the kids)] “You could have a slice of Triple Chocolate Strada for only $6.99 which I personally think is a bit steep. But then again, it’s your parent’s cash and they’ll only waste it on boring stuff like lamps and vegetables. Yawn!”
I actually sold every table the dessert I offered when I offered it this way. Few got the reference, the ones who understood “Hi I’m The Doctor” were completely losing their shit at this point in the meal, as I’d been dropping references all dinner.
The results were pretty hilarious, getting him the phone numbers of a couple of girls and once causing him to narrowly avoid being slapped by a little old lady. I want to find this Olive Garden and eat dinner there every night.