Originally posted this a couple of years ago. Gonna repost, since I saw a large team recently send their waitress scrambling for waters all night while spending about $10 combined between the 6-8 of them. This typically isn’t a major problem at my quizzes, but I just want to make sure everyone is on the same page.
A team played this past week at one of the bars with like 8 people on their team. I like this team. They’re a young team, really nice, really cool, and I don’t want to call them out, so I won’t say which bar or which team. But they ordered, for the entire table, 2 or 3 beers (total between the 8 of them) and 2 apps total. And lots and lots of water.
That’s not the way it works. Don’t get me wrong. You don’t need to order any beers if you don’t want to. There is no two drink minimum, and I have never pushed booze on anyone at my quizzes. But everyone on the team has to order something. That doesn’t mean you need to order caviar and foie gras either. It just means that if you go to a bar, you need to be prepared to spend something. That’s the way the thing works. If you don’t have at least $5, then stay home and play Trivial Pursuit. Quizzo is more fun, and don’t act like you don’t have 5 bucks in change in your couch. I’ve seen your couch. I’ve searched it when you weren’t home. There is A LOT of change in there.
And this not just at quizzo, that’s a good rule of thumb in general. Get a Coke and an app if you don’t want to drink. That’s fine. But you just can’t go to a bar or a restaurant and order nothing. It’s just not good form, and it’s disrespectful of your server to have her running around grabbing you waters that you won’t be tipping her for.
I’m not saying this stuff to be a jerk. Hey, I was young once too and didn’t know better. And Rick from the Champs is over 50 and he still doesn’t know it*. But it’s something that everyone who plays quizzo really needs to be aware of.
*just busting your balls, pal. I know how worked up you get over stuff like this so I couldn’t resist.