Assuming the best is right

Restaurant servers usually start with one question.  “Is this your first time?”

Either way, it’s an awful question to be asked.  The answer is irrelevant.  It’s like being asked the same question after a 3rd (really good) date.  Just awful.

Instead, isn’t it always better to hear, “You’ve been here before, right?”

Same info is gathered.  But this way, if your answer is, “This is my first time,” you don’t feel like such a idiot outsider.

Know what I’m saying, right?