Okay, so it's been agreed on that servers should not remove the plates until everyone has finished. Well, my sister has got to be the slowest eater ever. I've seen her cut an olive into three pieces. Our last meal, she cut, with a knife, the most tender medium sizes scallop into at least six forkfulls. Teeny, tiny nibbles of salad. The smallest taste of soup at a time. No more than a half teaspoon of cole slaw at a time. Just to be clear, there are no medical swallowing issues here. She is just the pokiest eater The rest of us are not in a hurry, but get impatient. Family dinners took forever. in a restaurant, I eventually want my plate gone. If there are 6 people at the table who have already finished, isn't there a point where she should pack it in out of consideration to others? Yes, like I started with, plates should remain until all are finished, but there's a point when a slow eater should observe the pace of others.