Cruel Seating

I have no idea why at a completely empty restaurant with tons of seating I have to be led to one of those barstool tables that are towering almost over my head. Is this a hint that I need to exercise before eating?

4 thoughts on “Cruel Seating”

  1. Intelligent publicans sometimes seat people in high chairs/on tallboys because they are easier for passers-by to see, which makes the establishment look busier/more popular, which generates more business. I don’t know if they teach that in hospitality courses in the US, but wouldn’t be surprised if the knowledge has become mainstream by now.

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  2. If you don’t the particular sitting arrangement that you’re being led to, just speak up and say you’d prefer a different one. You’re the customer paying for the service, so it’s your choice.

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  3. I suspect some kind of “social wangling” going on? You’re not a “preferred customer”, maybe?
    How often do you patronize this place? How well acquainted are they with you?

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