Monday, December 10, 2012
Move To The Back...Of The Restaurant
This might just be my imagination, but it seems that often a restaurant receptionist will seat my family in a far corner, away from the other diners.
It happened again this past weekend.
I can understand that we are seated wherever there is a table (instead of a booth) since Ashley and Ronnie use wheelchairs. But in the restaurant we went to for lunch on Saturday, we passed several open tables in the main area and were taken to the back. The only other diners there had a small child who was obviously not having a good day.
I've noticed this in nicer restaurants as well as the more family-oriented ones.
Do they think my children may make a scene? Are they uncomfortable with obvious disability and don't want to disturb the other diners? Is it uncomfortable to eat beside a person that is blind or a person with spina bifida?
Like I said, I hope it is just my imagination, but it really has happened enough times to make me think it's not. Have you experienced anything similar?
Since we eat out a lot as a family, I think I will start paying closer attention to try to figure this out!