By peoplestaff225
Updated December 08, 2020 11:55 AM
Puppets Teach Restaurant Manners and Etiquette

Have you ever texted someone while you’re having dinner in a restaurant? Or asked for a “better” table than where you’ve been seated? How ordering a dish and asking for a bunch of substitutions?

If you answered yes to any (or all!) of those questions, this story is for you. In a fun new video from the web show Glove and Boots, two furry monsters, Fafa and Mario, debate what’s acceptable and what’s not when going out to eat.

Mario’s the bad boy, throwing T-bones at chefs and cheating waiters out of tips. The patient Fafa explains how and why his pal needs to change his rude ways, like if a host seats you at a table, don’t hightail it to a different spot on the other side of the room. And, in an open-seating situation, never park yourself in a chair already occupied!

While many of the scenarios are silly — would anyone really sit on a stranger’s lap or start grabbing food from a neighboring diner’s plate? — the video spells out some basic truths, such as don’t overstay your welcome in a busy restaurant and wear a shirt when the delivery guy hands over your takeout.

But the best tip of all — and most grossly graphic — was this: Don’t be a demanding diner who yells at the servers or asks for multiple food substitutions; ultimately, the staff can exact revenge on you by adding a little extra something to your meal.

And we don’t mean a sprig of parsley.

Watch the video and tell us: What rude restaurant behavior drives you crazy?

—Nancy Mattia

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