Monday, May 18, 2009

You and someone you dig go out to a restaurant/bar with booths. Do you sit next to or across from each other in the booth?

17 comments:

John said...

Um...isn't that the same thing? Is this like that whole in/line on line debate?

Leslie said...

Oops. Yes. Post corrected.

Megan D said...

I hate people who sit next to each other. It is creepy.

Scottie said...

You really need to let Seinfeld go. It's over.

Having said that, this post references the single greatest episode of the entire series...

...and never, ever, ever, EVER on the same side of the booth. I am not Shmoopie, and neither is Meg.

Beth D said...

across, except for in special circumstances (sometimes there is good people watching or something that would require you to sit next to each other for both the see).

Christine said...

I currently have no position in the matter, but in high school, seeing people sit on the same side REALLY freaked me out.

andrew said...

I wholly believe in the "Dirty Dancing" rule at this situation. "This is my dance space, this is your dance space. Please don't intrude." Thus, I sit across. And never in a corner

beenu said...

totes opposite but i have a even more pressing question...
what do you do when you get one of those rectangual/circular booths? do you sit at opposite ends or next to each other? i dread getting seated in one of those.

Rob said...

definitely across.

Ryan said...

Across, unless it's a joke or something.

Although I make fun of people who sit next to each other, I don't have the severe negative responses that some of you have. It's more of a personal preference for me to sit across so I don't have to strain my neck trying to make conversation.

Battgirl said...

Staring into someone's eyes is so much sexier than elbowing them while trying to slice your steak.

Karen said...

if you're alone, definitely across. if you're with other people, depends. for example, in a group of friends where everyone knows each other, it could go either way. but if one member of the couple is meeting an important friend or parent or something for the first time, their sig other should sit on the side with them so they don't feel like they are outnumbered and facing an interrogation team.

sara said...

i would only do a next to sit if there was an incredible view or a good celeb sighting that required my eyes to be fixated the whole time.

Awful Announcing said...

Definitely across. I feel weird even if the situation calls for you to sit catty-cornered to someone at a table. It's just odd that someone would choose proximity to someone, over looking them in the eyes.

Tim said...

Across, fer sure.

Mike said...

wow same side.

Leslie said...

Never on the same side if I can help it. I need my personal space.