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View Poll Results: What is your seating preference?
Booth - and I'll wait until one is available.
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Booth - but I'll take a table if necessary.
112
77.24%
Table - and I'll wait until one is available.
1
0.69%
Table - but I'll take a booth if necessary.
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5.52%
I'm sitting wherever twikoff isn't sitting.
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6.21%
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Booth or Table?

Old 01-25-06, 02:34 PM
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Booth or Table?

Watching people at lunch today cry over how they had to sit at a table rather than a booth, it occurred to me that the "Booth or Table" poll was about the only damned poll that I haven't seen here.

So which do you prefer when you go out to eat, and how important is it to your dining experience?
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I prefer my poll threads to actually have a poll in them
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I'm still not seeing a poll

I guess I'd prefer a booth, but it depends on the situation. I'm not too particular
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Cripes, give a guy a chance to type.
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I prefer the booth, but will sit at a table if a booth isn't available.
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I don't mind a table as long as it's not in the middle of a noisy room.

But I'll take the booth, please.
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Old 01-25-06, 02:43 PM
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Booth, table if necessary.
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I think Harry D. Hubbard enjoyed a table periodically.
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Eating now is important. I'll sit at the bar if I have to. Otherwise, I'll leave.

The only exception is if the wait is going to be very short (under 5 minutes) or if its a nice place (i.e. not Applebee's, sports bar, Edwin McTrashy's Steak-House-Ahoy!, etc.)
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Being a weensy bit agoraphobic, even with meds, I don't like people walking behind my chair. So, if a booth is not available, I will look for a table against the wall.

Someone walking behind me gives me the willies.
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Booth, table if necessary.....
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Old 01-25-06, 03:07 PM
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Booth if possible, but I don't mind a table.
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Depends.

If the booth has a table that's immoveable (ie. bolted to the wall), then there's a good chance the seating at the booth was designed for some hypothetical someone with a waist size of 30" or less. Sorry, but I don't like to squished like a sardine into my dinner.

Tables - while feeling less cozy - are preferable, only for the fact that you can set the chair however far away from the table you might need.
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Where's the "First Available" option?
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Still needing a high chair for my youngest, table is always the most comfortable for me. Especially when I have to get out to escort my 5-year-old to the restroom.
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The problem with tables often isn't the table itself but the shitty chairs they use with them at places like Steak-House-Ahoy and Edwin McTrashy's.

That said, booth if available, table if not, bar if necessary.

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Booth for me pretty much always. I don't have a problem with tables, but the tables are usually smaller than the food you order and the chairs aren't usually comfy.
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Booth only if the establishment has them.
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I always make sure that if we're dining with the rugrats that we are seated with other families or away from single-looking people. Booths are great, though, for keeping them away from people that really don't want to dine around kids.
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Booth. Tables are annoying because people have a tendency to wander between tables and bump you when you're trying to eat.

At least at a booth, people have to work at bumping into you. The only time I don't like booths is when parents at the adjoining booth allow their demonspawn to ooze over the side and drool as they throw their crayons at you.
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Old 01-25-06, 04:35 PM
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I love the booth, but I will take a table if it's available.
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I answered booth, but it kinda depends on what time of day - for lunch I prefer a booth, but if I'm out for dinner, which is a bit fancier, I prefer a table.
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Originally Posted by Bronkster
I answered booth, but it kinda depends on what time of day - for lunch I prefer a booth, but if I'm out for dinner, which is a bit fancier, I prefer a table.
There are fancy restaurants with booths.
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Originally Posted by mllefoo
Booth. Tables are annoying because people have a tendency to wander between tables and bump you when you're trying to eat.

At least at a booth, people have to work at bumping into you. The only time I don't like booths is when parents at the adjoining booth allow their demonspawn to ooze over the side and drool as they throw their crayons at you.
I'm a parent and that bothers me! I don't allow my kids to pull that kind of shit when we're out and about. It's so rude.
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Quite depends on the location and who is with me but I would say that booths are slightly more prefered for the bit of privacy they can allow for even when it is mostly an illusion.
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