Annoying or Not: "Surprise Me"

I used to abstain from drinking alcohol but recently I realized my reasoning's have little backing and anything is fine in moderation. But here is my dilemma: I know very little about different mixed drinks, wine, beer etc. so when I go to the bar with my friends I tend to be at a loss for what to order. Usually I choose something off the menu but when the bartender comes around for the second round I usually pull the I like anything, surprise me. I think this is a great way to try new things and learn a little bit about different types of alcohol as I'm very open minded. However I just wonder is this an annoyance to bartenders or any kind of server. Is my curiosity and ignorance rude and loathed or a welcomed change?

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