The thing is, he came over before we'd had the opportunity to have more than half a mouthful, if that. And this isn't the only time that I've been accosted by the pepper man before I've had the opportunity to actually taste my food.
What is wrong with people?
Pepper is a great spice, in moderation. Properly used it can add a lot to a dish. But all too often people use it without tasting and they ruin the delicate flavors the chef has created. Why spend all the money on dining out if you're going to make the food to your home tastes?
Just once I'd like to see a restaurant without salt and pepper on the tables, and without the roving pepper man. And when patrons ask (or, even worse, make the that wonderful "pepper me" hand gesture) why can't they be told "We're sorry, but the chef doesn't recommend pepper with this dish."