I'm sure some of you in this community have, or know someone who has, worked in an Applebee's at some point. Can you tell me, is it standard practice to vaccuum a cleanish carpet where you are actively seating customers? I ask here and not just tell the story without a preface because the people doing it were all super nice and polite (I asked the girl if she'd rather we move, since we were the only populated table in the area and she said were were "fine"), but it totally sent the message that they were more worried about getting some cleaning done two hours before close rather than keep the customers happy. Therefore I ask, is it rude waitstaff or rude business practice? Or should I write the manager about this instead?