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    O'Charley's lost my business when the manager refused to move us from the "Kids eat free and cause bedlam" section to a quieter section "because it would inconvenience the server". Walked out, never to return.

    "I'm totally pro-choice in the matter of abortion. But of course I'm also so radically pro-life that I think every person from birth onward must have full and affordable access to healthcare." - Gail Collins

    by gritsngumbo on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 10:57:16 AM PST

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    •  As a server w/ 20 years under my apron, I will (8+ / 0-)

      say that having a table move to a different area/"section" would make things harder for me to serve you at my best - unless we were not busy.

      Your vacated table would be reseated, all of my other tables are in that area and, in a logistical and can-I-see-you-if-you-need-something sense, it would be less than ideal.

      All that said, it happens and we adjust.  Also, the "manager" should have presented it very differently.  

      My 20% oops, 0.02.   :o)

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      by JVolvo on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 12:22:58 PM PST

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      •  I certainly understand your point... (1+ / 0-)
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        but, as you said, the manager should have presented it differently. I can appreciate him standing up for his employees, but I think he just had to be "right" and as a result lost two customers forever.
        BTW: We eat out at least two meals a day, 7 days a week.

        "I'm totally pro-choice in the matter of abortion. But of course I'm also so radically pro-life that I think every person from birth onward must have full and affordable access to healthcare." - Gail Collins

        by gritsngumbo on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 06:42:16 PM PST

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    •  I was in a Japanese restaurant on Sunday (11+ / 0-)

      where it happened that I was seated next to a large party of drunken adult men talking wingnut politics, moms with lots of toys for the kids, and screaming kids. The restaurant permitted me to move myself.

      That corner was the anti-zen. The waitress confided in me that the people are regulars, and they are a huge amount of work.

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