Strange Waitress Behaviors

I have to say that the last two times I’ve been out to dinner with my wife, it’s been a rather strange experience. Both times, I was asked whether or not we wanted separate checks. What’s weird is that I’m getting the strange feeling that this could be the fact that we’re a mixed couple and people make assumptions that apparently that doesn’t exist in the South.

How odd is that? I can’t think of any other reason that you’d ask whether or not someone wanted separate checks. Usually, people ask, but both times at different restaurants, the waitresses offered up the option right away.

For some odd reason, I haven’t been able to justify it by any other means, and giving benefit of the doubt. It just doesn’t make any logical sense unless you throw race into play. While I know that these tendencies still exist, it’s usually strange to see it so blatantly. But really, why am I not surprised at all…