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Table Occupancy

Get Paid to vacate your table
 
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After queuing for over three quarters an hour at a restaurant for an (unreserved) table it occured to me (after my meal) that occupancy of my table had a value and was worth something to two parties.

1) Fellow would be diners waiting in the queue who might be prepared to offer me money to 'jump the queue' - with those at the end of the queue perhaps offering more and

2) The restaurant, who would dearly like me to vacate my table for the next customer.

Whilst there is an etiquette about vacating a table at the end of your meal it can always be 'stretched out' until discomfort arises and the waiter asks you to leave.

Would it not be more civilised to enter into a simple financial transaction and be rewarded for a hasty departure ?

MikeM, Sep 12 2017

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       //Would it not be more civilised to enter into a simple financial transaction// No.
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 12 2017
  

       // queueing //   

       What is this "queueing" of which you hu-mons speak ? Your words are strange to us.
8th of 7, Sep 12 2017
  
      
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