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#FOODNews: 3% of Us Wouldn’t Send Food Back Even if the Entire Meal Was Wrong

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3% of Us Wouldn’t Send Food Back Even if the Entire Meal Was Wrong

What does it take for you to send your food back at a restaurant?  Are you really picky, or can you deal with a few mistakes?

According to a new survey, a surprising number of people won’t send food back regardless of how wrong their order is.  We really hate confrontation that much.

Overall, 39% of people said they’re either “somewhat uncomfortable” or “very uncomfortable” with sending something back at a restaurant.  Here are four questions from the survey, and what people said . . .

1.  If there was a HAIR in your food, would you send it back?  15% said NO.  Another 7% said they weren’t sure if they would or not.

2.  If your food came out on a dirty plate, would you send it back?  12% wouldn’t, and another 8% weren’t sure.  So that’s one out of five people.

3.  If your food was undercooked, would you send it back?  6% said no, plus 5% who weren’t sure.

4.  If the ENTIRE MEAL was wrong, would you send it back?  3% said NO.  Another 4% said they might send it back, but they weren’t sure.

(I get where that 4% are coming from though.  They’re really just keeping their options open.  Like, if I order a tuna sandwich and you bring me a lobster . . . I MIGHT not send it back either.  I’m just definitely not PAYING for it.)

(YouGov)