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Doctor Who thing: Olive Garden waiter quotes the Doctor, gets bigger tips


That episode where the Doctor got a job in a shop has come in handy for Taylor S., who works at an Olive Garden and wrote about a little experiment of his on his tumblr The Stranger:

As a server, I did an experiment tonight, I was saying basically only Doctor Who quotes to my tables, some understood, others did not. These are a few of the phrases and people’s reactions:

[When greeting tables] “Oh hello! I’m The Doctor! I am here to help! Look, they gave me a badge with my name on it in case I forget who I am! Very thoughtful as that does happen.”

[Offering desserts (to the kids)] “You could have a slice of Triple Chocolate Strada for only $6.99 which I personally think is a bit steep. But then again, it’s your parent’s cash and they’ll only waste it on boring stuff like lamps and vegetables. Yawn!”

I actually sold every table the dessert I offered when I offered it this way. Few got the reference, the ones who understood “Hi I’m The Doctor” were completely losing their shit at this point in the meal, as I’d been dropping references all dinner.

There’s more. Check it out. Probably do not try this where you work.

Via Tor.com.

(If you stumble across a cool Doctor Who thing, feel free to email me with a link.)

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  • bronxbee

    pretty awesome (and daring!). i wouldn’t bother with this where i work, but i was taking an online archaeology course with peer review assignments. one of the assignment choices was to write something in cuneiform. most of my peer reviews i gave a 2 out of 3… but one of the other students decided to write in cuneiform “Hello Sweetie”. i gave her (despite being annonymous i’m sure it was a her) a 3 out of 3, and would have gone higher if i could!

  • Thomas Scott Estes

    Until someone chokes and somebody else yells “Is there a doctor in the house?” And all eyes turn toward our intrepid waiter, I like to believe he’ll stand up and practice medicine without any formal training, just because.

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