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Old 01-11-2018, 07:22 PM
 
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I would like to know why when I come in with my cane or walker if I don't specifically say something to them they will seat me at the farthest away of tables. What is the point of handicapped parking spaces when you then have to walk to the back of the building to sit down? Shouldn't this be intuitive for them to at least ask if you would prefer a closer table?
I agree! However, I use a cane and sometimes a walker, and they always assume I want to be seated next to the toilet
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Old 01-11-2018, 07:51 PM
 
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I don't think people, in general, use common sense very often. If there was no other table or the restaurant was short staffed I could understand. But the restaurant was not as busy as usual due to the weather, and they were fully staffed. We had our food and drinks and mentioned moving to another table but my husband didn't want to ask to be moved. In hindsight, we should have overruled my husband and moved anyway.

Personally, I don't know why the woman brought a little kid and a baby to a restaurant. It's hard to control their behavior when they're that young, so why bring them into a restaurant and let them scream and ruin other people's meals. Why not get your food to go, or go to a place that caters to kids or a fast food joint?
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Old 01-11-2018, 08:12 PM
 
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This is why we do not like eating out, aside from the high prices, bad service/food, we hate being sat on top of someone. Just hate eating out lately. We may once a month. Either the service is bad, food is overpriced, food is not good, or having to sit on top of people. We can have filet mignon, lobster tail, sides, bottle of wine, etc. for the price of one meal at a restaurant. And it is much healthier.
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Old 01-11-2018, 09:08 PM
 
Location: S.W. Florida
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If I donít like the seating they choose for me I let them know. If they resist moving me I will either move myself or leave. If I stay they will notice my unhappiness when I pay the bill.
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Old 01-11-2018, 09:15 PM
 
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Personally, I don't know why the woman brought a little kid and a baby to a restaurant. It's hard to control their behavior when they're that young, so why bring them into a restaurant and let them scream and ruin other people's meals. Why not get your food to go, or go to a place that caters to kids or a fast food joint?

Depends on the kind of restaurant and time of day. Casual dining or up scale. Was this a chain or a high end local place?
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Old 01-11-2018, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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...Personally, I don't know why the woman brought a little kid and a baby to a restaurant. It's hard to control their behavior when they're that young, so why bring them into a restaurant and let them scream and ruin other people's meals...
She doesn't have to explain to anyone why she wishes to bring her kids to ANY restaurant. Just because a woman has small children, that doesn't sentence her to house arrest or take-out food.
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Old 01-12-2018, 05:19 AM
 
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If I donít like the seating they choose for me I let them know. If they resist moving me I will either move myself or leave. If I stay they will notice my unhappiness when I pay the bill.
I understand being unhappy with your seating and requesting to move. But, please don't take it out on the server. Alot of the times they don't have the control of who is seated where.
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Old 01-12-2018, 05:50 AM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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My son and I went to lunch the other day, and , as we were being escorted to the booth, I saw where they were taking us. There was a family at a booth with two small children (probably 2 years and 4 years old), so I said to the waitress "Could we have this booth over here please ?" It was a distance from the family.

During the meal, the kids were screaming their heads off ( the parents thought it was cute), and I said to my son "That is exactly why I didn't want to sit over there". When I go out to eat, I want peace and quiet, and to be able to talk without noise and distractions. If you are paying good money for a meal, it should be a pleasant experience.
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:06 AM
 
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The better question would be why didn't the inconsiderate ass with the screaming kids not have the common courtesy to take them outside or leave the restaurant instead of staying and ruining other people's dinner?
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Oh dear this is turning into another Let's bash parents and children thread.
Why? Why? There are all kinds of annoying people in restaurants. My oldest kid is autistic. He loves restaurants. He has a more adventurous palate then 90% of adults. Because he is very noise sensitive we take him out on odd days or odd hours. Also because of this we very much notice loud, obnoxious patrons. I would say a good 99% of the time it is adults. They drink and get loud. They start talking to friends and get loud. I would bet at least one of you here complaining of children have ruined someone else's good time with out realizing it.
Try to practice kindness. It won't kill ya!
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