When things don’t go as you would expect here, there is often heard the phrase: “It’s Georgia…” This line tries to explain away nearly any problem you may find in Georgia. It could be said, the standards of service and care are currently experiencing some “technical difficulties” as a developing nation, so please bear with us. Georgia is a really lovely place with wonderful people that are eager to please when able. But change is hard and here are 10 likely growing pains that may leave you muttering, “It’s Georgia…”
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Unless you go to a fast food or franchise restaurant with an assembly line approach to serving both you and your meal, prepare to wait for your waiter and everything else that follows. Ukats’ravad is Georgian for “pardon me” and needs to be said loudly and frequently from your table to catch the attention of your server at every turn. They don’t expect tips and are generally paid poorly, therefore they are often left unmotivated to serve you or anticipate your needs. The kitchen is often slow at getting orders out and they will probably arrive to your table in an unexpected fashion: for example, your meal is served and your tablemates must wait awkward!
Occasionally a trip to get money will lead you on a hike to a different location. Why? The machine is simply empty or doesn’t have enough to fulfill your request. The worse part is that the message on the display screen will often be unclear as to what the problem is, leaving you wandering way, perplexed and empty handed