On the Manhattan board a poster writes that when making a reservation the woman taking the reservation was "robotically impersonal and theatrically exasperated." He then wanted to know if the restaurant service was obnoxious and if hounds had other recommendations in the area.
If you hadn't been to a restaurant before and got a "power" type obnoxious reservationist, would that turn you off the restaurant or would you go anyway? Would you tell the person taking the reservation how you feel? I'd be interested how other people react because it's happened to me so often in the past.