Notice: I had ordered food... I was PAYING for my food. (now as family of one the owners -my parents own it with my dad's friend and his wife- I get 25%off but I still pay for my food!) I probably dropped over 20$ AFTER discount and not including tip and would have spent more!!!
I moved to a smaller table without a fuss when asked and I didn't even ask for help moving my food, bag, laptop.
**edited cus apparently i suck at life and fail miserably at doing math and paying attention while frustrated** I was EATING and had only had my food for 15 minutes ((put in the order at 6, got it at 6:15)) and due to the move ((about 5 minutes to get resettled and plugged in)) had only had maybe about 10 minutes of time to actually eat it.
I would not have minded if the manager (my dad's friend) had said "hey, we're getting pretty busy now. If you wouldn't mind... when you're finished with your dinner, would you mind freeing up this table and finishing your work somewhere else?" but NOOOOOOOOOO he just said "Look, we're really busy and we need this table, can you leave?" I had to box up my own food and take it home. By then it was stone cold. I even told the manager "Um... I'm eating" and he just shrugged and walked off. No apology for my inconvenience or anything.
Now I would understand being asked to leave had I just been sitting there typing (loitering) and not ordering food or anything... but I was a paying customer with a dinner in front of me!!! WTF??? EVEN BEFORE I ORDERED FOOD - I had been ordering drinks.
So yeah... I called my dad and told him what happened. I'm not sure how this is going to be handled but I found this extremely rude and I was really angry at not even being able to sit and enjoy my dinner.
Also side note: I did pay for my dinner and I tipped the waitress, after all it wasn't her fault the manager was rude.
**also this post is over 400 words that did not count toward my nanowrimo novel.. so DOUBLE fail**