We totally agree with Jezebels jeremiad against servers who act all cutely conspiratorial about whether youre going to order dessert. Though, this being one of our least favorite dining rituals, we have to point out that males, too, are forced to suffer through sing-songy inquiries about whether theyve saved room tee hee. Our theory isnt so much that sexism is involved (though yes, women may experience this more), but rather that people (servers included) just naturally get annoying when theyre talking about sweets.
This is probably why cupcakeheads bother us do you have to talk about how youre blowing your diet when you eat them? (A new Atlantic article argues that theyre not any more indulgent than muffins.) Just enjoy the things and shuddup! Likewise, offer us a dessert menu without saying something like, I love the chocolate cake, myself. I cant eat it, though, or Id be huge. Would you say that while recommending the filet mignon? We, in turn, promise to simply say No thanks when we refuse dessert, rather than I better not, hee hee hee.