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Removing chopsticks from the table?

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Removing chopsticks from the table?

Velma | | Mar 29, 2007 04:46 PM

I went in a sushi restaurant today with a friend and on the table they had two sets of those cheap chopsticks in the paper sleeves. When the food came, we asked for forks at which point the server snatched the chopsticks and said "Let me take these then so that we can save them for another customer." Uh, okay. We had not touched them and I wouldn't have let her take them if we had but, how did she know for sure that we hadn't been messing with them?? I thought that once something like that was set on a table, it was not supposed to be recycled so to speak. Is this standard behavior or was she being a little strange as we both thought?

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