Social Skills: Restaurant Etiquette
This activity addresses a life skill adolescents may not have much experience with yet, at least not for certain aspects including making a reservation and getting the check. Eating out is a social experience even when dining alone because it still involves interacting with servers and possibly hosts/hostesses, cashiers, and busboys. Therefore, it requires perspective taking. With that in mind, I like to discuss how behaviors can affect others, such as why it’s not a good idea to arrive at a restaurant close to closing time, or why politeness matters.