Guest of the Week
Really, one of the benefits of working with the public is seeing how stupid or entitled they can get, I’m not sure which category this table falls into, but they’re idiots.
A two top walks in the door, they are typical corporate suits and probably have some form of higher education.
They sit at their two top table and take their jackets off and arrange their briefcases and coats.
One of the “gentlemen” uses the table to the right of him as a coat rack, the other gentlemen uses the chairs on the table to the left of them as a storage area for his bags.
Now this wasn’t my table, however the table to the left of them was in my section, and there was no way in hell I was about to sacrifice a money making table because of their ignorance/stupidity of thinking that they deserve three tables for the two of them.
Now, I had three choices, I could offer to check their coats, I could politely explain where the coat rack was, or I could make them aware of their stupidity.
I think we all know what choice I took.
As we were starting to rev up for a busy lunch in which surely we would need all tables, even those that were transmogrified into coat racks, I decided to help out the hostess.
First I took a four top to the table that was being used as laptop storage. The two businessmen started fidgeting uncomfortably when I approached their neighboring table. The new table kind of froze as they saw their seats filled with someone else’s crap and the businessmen grumbled an apology as they moved their crap to the table on the other side of them, my table.
“Sir, I need that table cleared as its reserved.” I said with a strained tone.
“Um, well were are we supposed to put our coats?” One of them replied.
“On the coat rack.” Was my obvious answer.
“What about our laptops, where do you expect us to put them?” The other man asked.
“Pretty much anywhere that isn’t someone else’s table.” I said. “Thank you gentlemen!”