Trouble getting into booths in restaurants

Dimensions Magazine

Help Support Dimensions Magazine:

loopytheone

Staff member
Administrator
Global Moderator
***
Joined
Dec 14, 2012
Messages
5,101
Location
England
I actually came very close to having an issue with this on holiday. I'm only 210 lbs so I'm not exactly huge, so it surprised me.

The mcDonalds on the south coast that I visited had tiny booth, so much so that my belly was almost touching the table. The table was at a height where it hit the skinniest part of me, thankfully, because I wouldn't have fit otherwise. My boobs were hovering way over the table and the round bit of my belly was sticking out well beyond the table underneath too.

Kinda ironic that McDonalds of all places has such tiny booths, but there you go.
 
Joined
Dec 7, 2011
Messages
2,747
Location
USA
I actually came very close to having an issue with this on holiday. I'm only 210 lbs so I'm not exactly huge, so it surprised me.

The mcDonalds on the south coast that I visited had tiny booth, so much so that my belly was almost touching the table. The table was at a height where it hit the skinniest part of me, thankfully, because I wouldn't have fit otherwise. My boobs were hovering way over the table and the round bit of my belly was sticking out well beyond the table underneath too.

Kinda ironic that McDonalds of all places has such tiny booths, but there you go.
It's been a long time since I've actually been inside a McDonalds, I prefer the drive-thru. I do remember the booths being very snug back then though, no chance I would fit into one now lol!
 
Joined
May 16, 2011
Messages
1,576
Location
New Zealand
One of my bêtes noires is thin people, who take up more space than I, so that I can't take a seat. I'm talking about the sort of guys, who sit with their legs so wide apart that they take up one-and-a-half seats or who have to lean on the next seat. The other week I had to keep moving around the table at a meeting at a friend's place, because every time that I got up to do something, there was a guy who moved and took up half of my seat. The hostess of the meeting noticed how he kept doing this.
 
Last edited:

loopytheone

Staff member
Administrator
Global Moderator
***
Joined
Dec 14, 2012
Messages
5,101
Location
England
That's super annoying Shotha. You should have sat on him, hah. Or maybe not, maybe he would have enjoyed that...
 

SSBHM

***
Joined
Jan 18, 2015
Messages
1,766
Location
,
I was out at a restaurant with my mother and sister when we were seated at a booth. I barely could squeeze into a booth; noticing how fat I gotten.
Yeah, there are times when I want to sit at a booth but there's no way.
It is pretty hot just reading your brief comment. I hope you liked the feeling and weren't embarrassed.
 
Joined
Apr 22, 2011
Messages
326
Location
Badger State, USA
Last week I went to a small diner that had ONLY booths, no tables. I was too embarassed to walk out, but will never go there again! (Food wasn't all that great anyway).
 
Joined
May 27, 2019
Messages
16
Location
Chicago, IL
Yeah, there are times when I want to sit at a booth but there's no way.
It is pretty hot just reading your brief comment. I hope you liked the feeling and weren't embarrassed.
My mother was more like you need to lose weight; you're getting fat like your aunts are. But no, I wasn't embarrassed when I was nearly stuck.
 

Dafatguy

***
Joined
Aug 14, 2019
Messages
21
Location
Fort Lauderdale
It depends on the restaurant or bar.

I know most fast food booths will not fit me at all.

Even Steak and Shake, now I ALWAYS ask for a table lol
 

Mr. Jigglesworth

A true Meatierologist.
Joined
Oct 15, 2005
Messages
477
Location
Orlando, Fla.
My gf although at 329lbs. and mostly belly can still fit most booths where the table isn't screwed to the floor and some that aren't. But sometimes her breasts rest on the table😘
 

Mainegal

I'm here to help!
***
Joined
Apr 30, 2018
Messages
92
Location
Portland, me
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!
Hi Amy-
Been in quarantine w my son.

maybe the new 6’ rule will make dining out friendlier.

hope everyone is well!
 

SSBHM

***
Joined
Jan 18, 2015
Messages
1,766
Location
,
Hi Amy-
Been in quarantine w my son.

maybe the new 6’ rule will make dining out friendlier.

hope everyone is well!

Hard to imagine restaurants expanding booth space adequately.

Will we still need masks?

Perhaps shake restaurants will open - drink thru a tube in a pouch. Yum! Yum!

Sorry, just weighing in on the topic :)
 
Joined
Apr 20, 2020
Messages
185
Location
Dallas, Tx
9/10 times I don’t fit, but I’ve never really cared. Usually I can get a table instead, and if I can’t sometimes I’ll just squish myself in anyway lol
 

Barrett

OMG, Becky, look at his belly.
Joined
Oct 9, 2007
Messages
576
Location
SC
I can't and won't do booths anymore. Belly is just too big.
And the last time I tried, I got embarrassed by a co-worker, so if the place doesn't have tables or one isn't available, I don't eat there.

I make self-deprecating jokes about my weight all the time, and I don't mind the affectionate teasing between me and my fat friends, but a regular acquaintance (especially someone who is thin and judgmental) purposely, and loudly, calling attention to my weight in a ridiculing manner in a crowded public place makes me uncomfortable, if not very grumpy.
 

Mainegal

I'm here to help!
***
Joined
Apr 30, 2018
Messages
92
Location
Portland, me
I can't and won't do booths anymore. Belly is just too big.
And the last time I tried, I got embarrassed by a co-worker, so if the place doesn't have tables or one isn't available, I don't eat there.

I make self-deprecating jokes about my weight all the time, and I don't mind the affectionate teasing between me and my fat friends, but a regular acquaintance (especially someone who is thin and judgmental) purposely, and loudly, calling attention to my weight in a ridiculing manner in a crowded public place makes me uncomfortable, if not very grumpy.

I’m sorry if anyone makes u feel that way. Not ok
 

Latest posts

Top