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Just Another Thing to Be Snooty About
January 12th, 2011 by plumpdumpling

I just saw a review of a restaurant in which the woman complained that her server didn’t know to bring her a black napkin to match her black pants.

Pardon my ignorance, but is this a thing? Should I be embarrassed about the countless times I’ve sat with a white napkin on my black pants? Should I also be expecting restaurants to have a stockpile of sequined and gold lamé napkins, too?

Seems a little ridiculous to me, but I am a farmgirl.


9 Responses  
  • Heesa Phadie writes:
    January 12th, 201111:38 amat

    I have never…!?! They would have a heck of time with John Daly – http://i.imgur.com/ji7zw.jpg

    • plumpdumpling writes:
      January 18th, 20113:02 pmat

      Well, when you’re Daly, they dye the napkin to match on-site. It’s just one of the perks.

  • Red Stapler writes:
    January 12th, 201111:57 amat

    It’s something I’ve seen at places like 8 1/2 and The Capital Grille.

    BUT! (and this is important.)

    I was with my family the first time I saw it, and it was clearly the first time my Mom had seen it either. (We were either at one of the above mentioned places, or the now gone One CPS. *pours one out for the best thing to come out of The Plaza since Eloise*)

    This was maybe six years ago at the earliest, and lord knows my parents went to restaurants of that caliber at least once a month.

    If you’re complaining about that fact, you have too much money and should go donate some of it. Because damn lady, your diamond shoes must be TOO TIGHT. SMH.

  • Cristy writes:
    January 12th, 201112:36 pmat

    Wow. I am SO not snooty enough for NYC.

  • Krista writes:
    January 12th, 20114:26 pmat

    I read that someplace too that I can’t remember (probably the same place) and didn’t realize napkin/wardrobe matching was a thing either. It reminds me (maybe not appetizingly) of how Carefree was making black pantiliners for a while.

  • Mrs. Bachelor Girl writes:
    January 12th, 20114:59 pmat

    I’ve heard of it before, and it’s nice when waiters remember to do it, but Jesus, lady, really, how much lint do you think a white napkin holds?!

    Only a true douche nozzle would make a Thing out of something like that.

  • Dishy writes:
    January 12th, 20119:21 pmat

    Granted, I just crawled out from beneath a rock, but I’ve never heard of this matching your napkin to your pants thing EVER. This is clearly something Maine has not picked up and run with. Here we are too preoccupied with efficient street plowing to worry about whether or not our napkins make our butts look too big. Or, I guess in this case, our crotches. If I were this woman’s server I would have been tempted to light her hair on fire. But I suppose with the smoking ban, I couldn’t even have an excuse to light her cigarette and accidentally lean in too close. Oh well.

  • Emily writes:
    January 16th, 201112:39 pmat

    I recently went to a higher end restaurant and the waiter switched out our napkins from white to black so that we wouldn’t get white fuzzies on our black outfits…

  • Tracey writes:
    January 22nd, 20112:14 pmat

    Honestly, I would be super freaked out at the idea that a server was being made to pay that much attention to what I was wearing. I only want them to look at how much soda is in my glass for prompt refills.


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