Why does the wait-staff offer freshly ground pepper for soups and salads?
First off, 99.9999999% of the time, I just got the damn thing; how do I know if it needs pepper?
Second, what's wrong with the pepper in the shaker? Oh, it's not as good? Then why the hell put in on the table? F
inally, if you're going to offer, grind out enough pepper to matter. The motions of grinding a peppermill do nothing for me or the dish. If you're doing to give me pepper, give me pepper until I tell you to stop. I don't care if your arms fall off from RSI.
This is one of Michelle's pet peeves. Now that she's pointed it out to me, it grates on me like fingernails on a chalkboard.