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Check out this list of unbearable people who go to restaurants

Published: Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 - 9:39 am

A friend sent me a pretty amusing list of the many kinds of unbearable people who show up at restaurants. Check it out here. Do you know any of these people. Are you any of these people?

I chuckled at more than a few, including the guy who tries too hard to pronounce foreign words, the check-splitters gone wild (though I enjoy it even more when one of them gets out a pencil to do the calculations), the gluten-free evangelist, and the guy who hits on the server while leaving her 15 percent. Are you one of those who insists on tipping before the tax? How’s that workin’ out for ya, karma-wise?

Me? I am, indeed, a food thief. But it’s what I do for a living. And the “victims” know that going in.

Enjoy the list and, just a reminder, this is the holiday season — don’t forget those hard-working restaurant servers. An extra-large tip is the best way to thank them for great service. Hitting on them, while an option, is up to you and how much game you’ve got.

Call The Bee’s Blair Anthony Robertson, (916) 321-1099. Follow him on Twitter @Blarob.

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Chris Macias has served as The Sacramento Bee's Food & Wine writer since 2008. His writing adventures have ranged from the kitchen at French Laundry to helping pick 10 tons of zinfandel grapes with migrant farm workers in Lodi. Chris also judges regularly at food, wine and cocktail competitions around Northern California. His profile of a former gangbanger-turned-pastry-chef was included in Da Capo's "Best Food Writing 2012."

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Allen Pierleoni writes about casual lunchtime restaurants in The Sacramento Bee's weekly "Counter Culture" column. He covers a broad range of topics, including food, travel, books and authors. In addition to writing the weekly column "Between the Lines," he oversees the Sacramento Bee Book Club, in which well-known authors give free presentations to the public.

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Blair Anthony Robertson is The Sacramento Bee's food critic.

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