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CHOW tackles whether or not you should tell your server what you really think of the food while dining out: "Asking 'How is everything?' is like asking 'How are you?' Most of the time, only a stock answer is expected: 'Fine.' As you’ve intuited, you need only speak up if you want something else (like ketchup or a side plate for a shared dish), or if you want to send the food back. Otherwise, you should keep your opinion to yourself. For fear of a shoot-the-messenger effect, the server probably won’t share your comments with the chef." Ms. Manners then goes on to say that it's good practice to send the owner/manager a letter or email before you tear it up on Chowhound, Yelp or the like. [CHOW]