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Do you want a bunch of waiters and waitresses, you don't know, going through the motions of singing you "happy birthday", while a bunch of strangers look on (or wonder why they are waiting to get their drink refilled)? Are we the only
Do you want a bunch of waiters and waitresses, you don't know, going through the motions of singing you "happy birthday", while a bunch of strangers look on (or wonder why they are waiting to get their drink refilled)? Are we the only "spoil sports" who find this stuff annoying and degrading (to the wait staff)?
No insult if you LOVE the guys and gals at Outback singing to you, but I just had to ask.
I'm kind of shy, but kind of not. It depends on where I'm at and who I'm with. I definitely don't try for the spotlight, but I would probably just laugh and try and make light of the situation if they began singing to me. I wouldn't freak or get too embarrassed, but I don't like attention on me while receiving gifts or anything like that. I think I'd be okay being sung to though. I remember as kids my best girl friend and my sister and I would go out to eat a lot and each time, we'd tell the waitresses that it was one of our B-days although it never was true except one time, when it was my friend's B-day. So we'd all be surprised when they all came out to sing to one of us. LOL. It was hilarious because we'd switch it up and sometimes I'd go tell them it was my sister's b-day and she'd be looking all crazy when they sung to her, or I'd say it was my friends. Man that was so fun!
So I guess I wouldn't be too embarrassed. We've done it before just for laughs, but I don't really want other kinds of attention. When they're singing to you, the attention is really on them anyways, not you so it's not a huge thing for me.
I don't see why it's degrading. Now I don't think they should be forced to, but everywhere I've ever gone, they've had a lot of fun acting crazy while singing to one of us.