We wanted a nice quiet and pleasant dinner at a great restaurant so we could prepare for the next days’ big day of delivering Business Acumen for Sales Professionals at a client’s Global Sales Meeting.
As we entered the restaurant, we were greeted by three hostesses that checked us in. It became quickly apparent that each one of them had some sort of pre-scripted greeting;
- One asked us if this was the first time at the restaurant (it wasn’t)
- Another asked us if we would like to go to the bar first or sit down (we just wanted to sit down)
- The third asked us if our party was all here (no, actually we were going to be 4 instead of 5)