Monday, July 14, 2008

Take a Seat
"When arriving at a restaurant table, it is considered polite for the gents to offer ladies a seat facing into the restaurant so that they get a more interesting view.
p.22 A Butler's Guide to Table Manners

Most men do not know this and women who do may be annoyed if they are facing a wall at a fabulous restaurant or dinner party.

Women put a lot of effort into looking great for a special dinner party or a dinner date and men should acknowledge this by allowing them to display their efforts to the room. Perhaps, it is also a traditional way of a man showing the room what a lovely lady he is having dinner with.

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