I’m sure all if not some restaurants have to tackle with this little problem. Bringing food he got from somewhere else and using our tables, without buying anything from us.
Usually I’ll just walk over with our menu and ask if they were gonna order anything. The responses varies and sometimes are brutally honest.
“I’m already halfway into my food. What do you expect me to do?”
“Ok sir, but please clear up after you’re done eating ‘k? Sorry for bothering you.”
I knew saying that only make him more determined NOT to clear up but hey, proper etiquette.2007-03-01