Why do they always try to take your drinks? If I’m in the middle of a meal and I need more Coke, it drives me nuts when they take away my drink to refill it. Now I’m sitting with a (usually) hot meal and nothing to wash it down with until they get back.
It’s not that I specifically want a fresh glass instead of a refilled one – I couldn’t care less. I just hate to be without a drink during a meal. Lately I’ve tried to hold my glass in my hand when I mention I want more to drink and even take a small sip as I ask in order to keep it.
I base my tips heavily on how full my glass stays (assuming they got the order correct and it came out in a reasonably timely manner) and how they go about refilling it. If you’re a waiter or waitress out there, remember that – especially if I come in. 🙂