When your food arrives, you get the added bonus of surprise when you see the waiter's interpretation of your order.
It is important to request any additional items or refills at this time, as the underachieving waiter tends to stay gone the longest after the food is brought. If you miss this opportunity, you will probably spend most of your dining experience trying to get your waiter's attention and eating ice cubes to quench your thirst. As you finish with different parts of the meal, the empty plates will stay on the table and be in your way. When you are ready to leave and would like the check, you almost have to make a scene to get your waiter's attention. Once you are able to tell him to bring the check, you have another waiting period before you actually get it. Lots of waiting is a big clue that you have an underachieving waiter.
The second class or type of waiter is the overachiever. As the name implies, this waiter is the exact opposite of the underachiever. Where the underachiever lacks in service and interaction, the overachiever provides an endless session of comments, questions, jokes, and overall enthusiasm.
Upon being seated in an overachieving waiter's section, they will greet you