Service Expectations

20130610-212540.jpg Dining out in a foreign country can give you loads of insight into the local culture. On my first trip to Asia, and South Korea specifically, I encountered a different expectation of service. Servers wait to be called over to take your order rather than asking if you are ready. Some places, especially those that may require lots of mid-meal requests, like the Korean barbecue joints, have buzzers on the tables. Not unheard of Stateside, but certainly more common in Korea. I wonder how this expectation translates across other industries, if at all.