And this goes for some of you gentleman, as well.
When you are seated at your table, and the waiter hands you a menu and takes your drink order, instead of breaking into non-stop conversation for the next half hour and giving resentful looks at the waiter as she tries to take your order time after time, try this.
Be quiet, sip your iced tea, read the menu, make your selection and order your damn meal.
Then start talking.
See? Everybody wins. Waiter gets the order and gives it to the kitchen. Kitchen does the meal, sends it out to the table. People at the table are babbling merrily away as the meal is placed before them. Everyone is happy.
Try it sometime.