Friday, April 21, 2006

on steak knives: a point of clarification

The (sigh) in my last post isn't to suggest I am flippantly or reluctantly pro steak knives. It means, rather, that I am begrudingly pro steak knives. After much careful consideration, I think it is indeed best to give steak knives to every patron in the restaurant. But that doesn't mean I have to like it.


Watching: Bee Season


Iris said...

I think I would also classify myself as cautiously pro steak knives, but here are some more things to think about (and I warn you, these are only half-though-through).

Would you give out steak knives for everyone if you were in a clientele that had a history of violence (a prison, for example)?

Would you hand out steak knives and sheets to everyone so that they could make whatever use they wanted of the knives without being seen or recognized by anyone?

If you hand out the knives regardless of your clientele and accompanied by sheets, would you then monitory the knife-wielders? How would you do this?

Sometimes it just seems easier to provide cut-up meat and dispense with the need for knives, but this presents its own set of problems. For example, what if you have children or elderly eaters who need smaller bites?

I know it doesn't sound like it, but I'm still cautiously pro-knife. I just want to know what I'm getting into and want to know that people have thought it through.

Anonymous said...

Iris -- some really good points to ponder! I especially appreciate that about having patrons able to hide their identities...