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Plea to guests

Let’s say that you have a large party (let’s say more than 6). If you know that some aren’t going to make it, please let your host (or your waiter) know the new number of people so that, say, a handsome waiter with a great blog about waiting tables can remove the other table in his section that is being tied up at your table and is being wasted because he can actually fit the 7 of you quite comfortably by turning one of the tables into a roundtop and allowing the other table to be used for other guests, since 9 people require two tables, but 8 or less work quite well on one of those tables that’s flipped up to form a round. Plus, you wouldn’t have had to scoot one person around the table to make the group a little more cozy, and you wouldn’t have had a big gaping gap in the group causing it to basically be a big horseshoe instead of a nice closed circle perfect for sharing a great meal with family. 

I’ve heard that he enjoyed very much waiting on you and you did spend $700 and tipped 20%, and you were fun and lively, and for that I’ve heard that he is grateful, but he would have been happier if he had been able to wait on one other table while he was waiting on you. Especially since he was the early server who automatically got the largest reservation on the books and basically had to stand around for 2 1/2 hours waiting on your reservation and you stayed through the final seating.

I guess the other galling thing was that his neighbor got a 5 top who spent just as much and tipped just as much but also got two turns on her extra table and checked out at the same time while coming in an hour later.

That’s all I’m sayin’.

Guests, are you paying attention here?


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