I waitress a few nights a week during the summer to supplement the lack of income from having the summer off. And the thing that makes me wonder the most is WHY people insist on sitting at a booth?
Some people are absolutely crazy about HAVING to have a booth for their dining experience. When I go into a restaurant, I honestly have not a care in the world where I’m seated as long as the food is good and I don’t have to eat it off the floor!
Last week I took a shift hostessing, and could not believe how many people requested one of the four booths we have available in our restaurant. During our busy lunch rush, I had a woman come in and tell me she was meeting two friends, and that they wanted a booth. I quickly looked back to see that all of the booths were currently occupied and informed the woman of the bad news. She said she would wait up front for her friends rather than be seated. About 10 minutes later, her friends came in, and she told me they were all there and happily announced, “And look! There’s a booth available!!”
I looked back to see the “available” booth which was only “available” because the couple sitting there was literally JUST getting up. (sigh…)
Fast-forward a bit later in the day. An older couple walked in, and as I was pleasantly greeting them, the woman barked at me, “A booth. We want a booth!”
I hadn’t even finished greeting them, and she was already freaking out about sitting in a booth. I just don’t get it! Does sitting in a booth make the food taste better? The chairs at the tables are JUST as cushy as the booth seats. So WHY on this Earth do people HAVE to sit in a damn booth??
If someone can explain this to me, please comment below.