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Her Argument Has No Long Legs To Stand On

, , , , | Right | September 6, 2021

It is during graduation week, during which time we are always fully booked. Tables are usually reserved months in advance. I overhear a customer arguing with my boss.

Customer: “We need a bigger table! This is ridiculous!”

Boss: “We don’t have any other tables to give you. We are fully booked.”

Customer: *Practically screaming* “You don’t understand! My boys have long legs!”

She refers to her two grown adult sons.

Customer: “They have long legs and they need a bigger table!”

Boss: “Look, you can either take the table or leave. I have a long line of other customers waiting to be seated. It’s graduation weekend and there are no other tables available.”

This goes on for a while, with the woman insisting over and over that her “boys” need a bigger table for their long legs. The woman eventually gives up and goes back to her table, where her husband and two adult sons are waiting for her, looking a bit embarrassed. My boss turns to me.

Boss: “That’s your table.”

Me: *Sarcastically* “Fantastic!”

I go up to greet the table, where the woman is sitting with her arms crossed and scowling.

Me: “Hello, how is everyone doing this evening?”

Customer: “Terrible!”

Me: “Okay… So, I assume we will be ordering some wine, then?”

The husband and the sons laughed. 

Eventually, the woman warmed up to me and I was able to give them good service. But the woman spent the rest of the night scowling at my boss.