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The Burning Question*: Is it ok to sit at a table in a busy restaurant after you've paid?

Let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

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WE’VE ALL BEEN there. You’ve finished a delightful meal, in good company and you want to linger a little and continue your conversation.

But, there is a delay in seating people and you can see them, their sad, hungry eyes trained on you and your party.

Are you ok to, in the immortal words of The Cranberries, linger? Or should you transact your business, get your coat and head on to another establishment to continue your conversation?

Or, should you take note of the tired, the hungry, the weary?

So, we’re asking: Is it ok to sit at a table in a busy restaurant after you’ve paid?

Poll Results:

No - pay and get out (4772)
Yes - it's my table until I've left (3805)
It depends on the fanciness of the place (1289)
Can't we all just get along? (435)

Got a burning question that has divided your household/work colleagues/friends? Let us know in the comments section or email us at tips@thejournal.ie or sinead@thejournal.ie.

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