We come back at the assigned time, to find that we've been passed in the queue. We are handed a *new* beeper, and told to sit down. Figuring that they need to find us a table, we sit. Half an hour later than that, we hand the beeper back and go to eat at a fast food place.
They'd put us back into the queue at the bottom, and were not accomodating at all.
I know that we violated their little rule, but at going on nearly 1.5 hours before being *seated*, I would have ripped the hostess'/waitress' head off because my blood sugar was low, if I'd spoken. At this point, it had been at least 3 hours since I ate anything, and I've been following the hypoglycemia recommendation of eating every 2 hours to keep myself healthy.
I understand why they wouldn't want to reward line-jumpers, but when they took the couple sitting next to us instead of us? I saw red.
Mind you, we didn't say anything but "we're tired of waiting" when we handed the beeper back. Didn't demand a manager, or spit epithets. We just went somewhere else to eat. My husband told me that for his replacement birthday dinner, he'll go "Anywhere but Outback".