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In the wake of inflated bills and interrupted anecdotes, Slate blows the whistle on the practice of waiters pouring wine without asking: "The vile practice of butting in and pouring wine without being asked is the very height...of bad manners. Not only is it a breathtaking act of rudeness in itself, but it conveys a none-too-subtle and mercenary message: Hurry up and order another bottle." [Slate]