We were in a very small Italian restaurant last night where they do not take reservations. I called first- they said absolutely no reservations and you cannot call and put your name on a waiting list.
GOt there at 7. AT 8 we were the next table on the list. Two groups came in and they got a wild reception from the manager who kissed an hugged them-Hi how are you, high fives etc. He spoke to them in a whispe and then I went up to the manager and said"we are next right?" he said not those people are ahead of you. I sai =no they just came in and you are seating them ahead of us because you know them right?? he said- they called a long time ago and put their name on the list. when i told him I tried to do the same and could not he just shrugged his shoulder. He seated both parties ahead of us.
What do you think of this??