Trouble getting into booths in restaurants

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loopytheone

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I know a friend of mine did once. The table pressed into him so hard that the opposite corner actually dug a hole into the wall, it was hilarious.
 

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I have a friend of mine that's a somewhat large fellow. Back when I was married, when the four of us would go out, we always had to be mindful of where we ate. He was terribly uncomfortable in booths and of course, preferred tables. But they also needed to have sturdy, padded chairs.
 

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Either I can't get into the booth, or the very hard to get into and almost impossible to get out of. I always try to get into one, in order to elicit a comment from one of my fellow diners about how fat I am. I love it when someone says something like, "Look at that fat bugger. He's too fat to get into the booth." Then I go and sit at one of the tables. I'm trying to think about a good remark to make about the situation.
 

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booths... are those the kiddie tables with dividers I've seen in restaurants? lol

nope, no use trying.
 

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I haven't been able to fit into a booth for years, unless it's the kind where the table moves and you can push it back. I just ask for a table - the waitresses take one look and seem to understand. ;)
 

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Booths have long been a problem as are tiny chairs with arms. I have learned (the hard way) over the decades to scout out any potential restaurants for appropriate seating.
 

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If I have a choice of chairs with arms or chairs without arms, I always make sure that I get one without arms.
 

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I can still fit in a booth - barely - at my 200 lbs or so. Chairs with arms are worse because I can't spread my legs enough to make room for my belly so that I can bend forward. If I drop something on the floor I can only pick it with my feet, otherwise I can't reach it.
 

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I was once at a work dinner, on a spindly dining chair. I went to scoot back in the chair and the back two legs snapped off at the base of the chair. I was nimble enough at the time to get up quickly and change with a chair from another unoccupied table. The only person who noticed was my boss, I think he was surprised I did it so quietly.

As for booths the same boss chose this huge booth for a group dinner. I would hit my belly each time I tried to scoot in on the end. But the time the evening was over I was sure I had a bruise. By the morning the entire left size of my very large belly was black. It looked like I had been hit by a car. That was my last booth
 

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I was once at a work dinner, on a spindly dining chair. I went to scoot back in the chair and the back two legs snapped off at the base of the chair. I was nimble enough at the time to get up quickly and change with a chair from another unoccupied table. The only person who noticed was my boss, I think he was surprised I did it so quietly.

As for booths the same boss chose this huge booth for a group dinner. I would hit my belly each time I tried to scoot in on the end. But the time the evening was over I was sure I had a bruise. By the morning the entire left size of my very large belly was black. It looked like I had been hit by a car. That was my last booth
Is always an issue knowing which eating establishments can properly accommodate people of size. Movie theaters as well. All part of the deal.
 

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I was once at a work dinner, on a spindly dining chair. I went to scoot back in the chair and the back two legs snapped off at the base of the chair. I was nimble enough at the time to get up quickly and change with a chair from another unoccupied table. The only person who noticed was my boss, I think he was surprised I did it so quietly.

As for booths the same boss chose this huge booth for a group dinner. I would hit my belly each time I tried to scoot in on the end. But the time the evening was over I was sure I had a bruise. By the morning the entire left size of my very large belly was black. It looked like I had been hit by a car. That was my last booth
As a rule, booths and larger folks are a bad idea! Advanced scouting of venues is the best course of action. Spontaneous changes made by others such as bosses are the tough ones to manage. Sometimes, hanging out in the bar while making a determination on stay/go is the only way to make a graceful exit if need be. Even after 25 plus years in the lifestyle, there are things you just can't plan for ahead of time despite best efforts.
 

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I'm in that same at 350 lbs, l can do do a booth if absolutely necessary, but is at the point of not being a good option with my waistline ( measured one minute ago) ay 58.75" standing at the navel and 63.5 " seated at the area 2" under the navel where you get that fupa stuff going down. I am so fat !
 

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The tables/chairs glued to the floor are a no-no for me. Table's edge is too uncomfortable if truly trying to enjoy for more than 20 minutes.
 

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Restaurants that pack their tables and chairs too tightly are annoying as well. Example, I just got out of Cracker Barrel. The hostess tried to seat us in a center table, didn't happen lol! I couldn't get the chair far enough out to get a leg in without moving the person seated behind me. Fortunately there was another table in the corner that we were able to get. The store is very tight as well. Lots of pretty things to look at and knock over and break if you don't really watch yourself lol!
 
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