Should Waiters Be Allowed to Talk?

I went to dinner tonight at a fancy brew-pub in Boston. The maître d’ seated us and left us with our menus. A few minutes later, our waiter showed up. He asked if this was our first time here. We admitted that it was. He explained that this place is famous for their homemade beers … they used to make them in house … but they don’t anymore. He went on to tell us that the place had been closed for the past four months to be reinvented and had only recently reopened. He said that the menu is new this month. He asked us if we had any questions about the changes.

We didn’t.