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Is it ever okay to be moved in the middle of a meal?

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Is it ever okay to be moved in the middle of a meal?

Withnail42 | Oct 23, 2006 08:10 PM

Not every meal can be perfect. Things are going to happen that are beyond our control. However one of my biggest peeves is being moved while in the middle of dining.

The other day a group of five of us were eating. We had run up a decent size bill. When the deserts were to came out they were not brought to us but placed on a table half way down the restaurant next to the band. The manager simply stood there waving us over. No ‘please’, ‘excuse me’ or ‘would you mind’. No one offered to help us with our coats and bags. And no nothing was compt I was expecting at least a tea out of it. It turns out he simply wanted our table to accommodate a larger group. To me this was totally unacceptable. I won’t go back to that place.

Another time mid way through my meal I was asked to change tables to accommodate some people who had come in with a stroller. As there were plenty of other tables I thought that perhaps the restaurant staff could have made a little effort and moved things around instead of just moving me. I was a little irritated but figured why not take the high road.

Is it ever okay to be moved in the middle of a meal? If so should the restaurant make amends?

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