Hyderabad: Madan Sharma, working as the manager of a fine dining restaurant, was left surprised earlier today when a family at his restaurant cleaned up all the plates of food that were served to them. Madan has serious doubts now that this family is not the regular upper-middle class that visits their restaurant.
“I rushed towards them after their meal because after a long time, I came across a family that had finished everything they had ordered. Though the person had filled his designation as director of a firm in the feedback form, for my confirmation I requested for his visiting card, which he handed over to me with a smile”, said Mr. Sharma.
Mr. Sharma added “This was so unusual for me; therefore I did not want to rely on the feedback form only. I talked to my waiters to know whether they were attended properly or not, were they enjoying their meal. On my own, cross checked what all they have ordered. It looked adequate for a family of four. Tasted all the items family had ordered. By God’s grace all the items were tasty”.
Mr. Sharma said, “I am working here for more than ten years. Just by looking at the way family behaves as soon as they enter the restaurant, I can safely assume whether they are upper class or middle class. Typical upper class family members will take a table in some corner; will keep themselves busy with their smart phones. They will seat in such a way that eye to eye contact is minimal. Looking at their faces, it will seem like someone has forced them to come here as part of mandatory family bonding exercise”.
“However, to confirm whether the family is real upper class or not, I wait till the family finish their dinner, just to see how much they left on their plate. For me it is simple thumb rule, more the family leaves, that much higher class they are”, said Mr. Sharma before heading towards other tables to see how many upper classes have come to the restaurant.
When we asked whether there is a problem with middle class families visiting them, Mr. Sharma said ,”Well, not exactly a problem but the image of the restaurant suffers. From a fine-dining restaurant, we may reduce to a family restaurant.”