Tonight we dined out at Jamie's restaurant in Bath - the green beans looked lovely but had barely met the steamer. The staff were very nice - they took them away and promised us more - they were the same - we laughed and enjoyed our meal. They were very nice and without prompting didn't charge us for the green beans.
BUT my question is what is it about green beans that makes chefs think we like not cooked beans? I don't want them soggy but I don't want them to make my teeth squeak as I eat them either.