Date: Thu, 27 Jan 1994 22:18:11 -0700
From: Rudy Troike RTROIKE[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ARIZVMS.BITNET
Subject: Re: waiter/waitress
In Tucson, my impression is that a no-naming strategy is used in many
cases (I don't usually eat in such fancy places, though), by saying "The
person serving you this evening will be Cindy", and Hello, my name is Cindy,
and I will be serving/waiting on you(/your table) this evening." This in
itself, of course, is sociolinguistically interesting.