Am I the only person bothered by wait staff who ask if “you guys” want any more coffee? This happens all the time, whether I’m with one person or six, regardless of gender. Yesterday in a restaurant with my partner, I heard it again. Delivering my latte, the waitress asked: “Are you guys waiting for anything else?”
Hmmm. Why didn’t she say:
“Are you waiting for anything else?”
“Are you two waiting for anything else?”
“Are you folks waiting for anything else?” (All right, she was too young to say folks!)
“Can I get you anything else?”
I’m beginning to think that the only restaurants where you aren’t called a guy are those that charge $35 for an entrée.
Believe me, I'm grateful to enjoy a meal that I don't have to cook (or clean up after), but please don't call me a guy!