11. Check, Please: How to Pay without looking like a fool or making everyone uncomfortable.
For most diners, paying one's bill at the finish of a restaurant meal is a simple, uncomplicated process, a no-brainer. Or should be. Sadly, it never fails to amaze me just how many people screw this up.
The ideal execution of bill getting-and-paying should be a near-non-event. The only words exchanged should be those of thanks between the payer and the server, and from the recipients of the evening's generosity to one giving it.
This should be obvious to most of you out there. Hopefully.
Here are a few handy tips on how to pay a restaurant bill with grace.