To Say 'Please Move Away From My Table'

(91 Posts)
itsnotmeitsu Mon 26-Jul-21 21:54:13

We were in a Wetherspoons yesterday lunchtime (not somewhere we've visited before) and that particular Wetherspoons had the previous restrictions in place, with notices explaining why. Since many restrictions were removed I've still worn a mask in the supermarket, and put one as I'm going into public toilets. Wetherspoons had the plastic screens still in place, but the table we used only had a screen on one side. Our table was in front of the bar. We used the app to order, but a lot of people were ordering at the bar (took 20 bloody minutes to sort it out, so I'm with them).

No problem until people decided to form a queue right next to us at the table as we were eating, even resting on chair-arms. Should have I said, 'please piss off, take yourself three feet away from me', or just put up with it (as we did) until we could get a table outside, which we eventually did.

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GreenWillow Mon 26-Jul-21 22:25:21

Restrictions have been legally removed.

If you aren’t ok with this, then you need to be the one to either stay at home, or move further away.

Newkitchen123 Mon 26-Jul-21 22:26:37

You chose to sit near the bar

SleepingStandingUp Mon 26-Jul-21 22:28:35

Forget covid, its bloody bad manners to be resting your arms on chairs clearly at someone's table.

sbhydrogen Mon 26-Jul-21 22:28:57

Although you sat near the bar, I don't think it'd be unreasonable to ask people to stand back. There's no harm in enjoying a bit of normality (sitting indoors near the bar) without people getting too close.

sbhydrogen Mon 26-Jul-21 22:29:23

SleepingStandingUp

Forget covid, its bloody bad manners to be resting your arms on chairs clearly at someone's table.

Yeah, this would annoy me any time, pandemic or not!

SpanielRadcliffe Mon 26-Jul-21 22:31:06

YABU to patronise Wetherspoons. YANBU to find it stupid that people are so close to you during a pandemic, but if you're in England or Wales your government has said it's OK, no?

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StripeyDeckchair Mon 26-Jul-21 22:34:11

You're unreasonable to go to a Weatherspoons - the bloke who owns it was a huge brexit supporter, sacked all his staff at the start of lockdown 1 & told them to go & work at tescos. He's a total knob head & will never get a penny of my money.

Stormyseasallround Mon 26-Jul-21 22:34:48

YABU for spending your money in a pub owned by that frothing-gammon who supported Brexit.

Wineisrequired Mon 26-Jul-21 22:35:32

Yanbu I would have had to ask them to move away .

DefinitelyNotAHastyNameChange Mon 26-Jul-21 22:38:46

YABU to go to a Wetherspoons. The restrictions have been removed, if you don’t want people near you it would’ve been best to choose a table away from the bar or it that wasn’t possible come back at a quieter time. Bloody rude for anyone to lean on the back of a chair you’re sat on though! I definitely would’ve said something about that, pandemic aside.

DeflatedGinDrinker Mon 26-Jul-21 22:42:19

What do you expect in wetherspoons OP.

StoneofDestiny Mon 26-Jul-21 22:48:16

Boycott Wetherspoons!

Jaxhog Mon 26-Jul-21 22:58:11

This is why I don't go to busy pubs. I find crowds like this a pain at the best of times, but especially at the moment.

lastcall Mon 26-Jul-21 23:01:20

YABU to be patronising a Weatherspoons and putting more money into the dickhead Tim Martin's pocket.

Laiste Mon 26-Jul-21 23:03:47

I do think that ship has sailed OP. The expecting other people to keep their distance one.

It's up to you now to move or not go to crowded places and sit by the bar.

Unihorn Mon 26-Jul-21 23:07:03

SpanielRadcliffe

YABU to patronise Wetherspoons. YANBU to find it stupid that people are so close to you during a pandemic, but if you're in England or Wales your government has said it's OK, no?

It's not okay in Wales, we still have restrictions in place here.

ahoyshipmates Mon 26-Jul-21 23:40:57

SleepingStandingUp

Forget covid, its bloody bad manners to be resting your arms on chairs clearly at someone's table.

^ This, with knobs on.

TeachesOfPeaches Mon 26-Jul-21 23:59:53

That's reply the least of your worries in a Wetherspoons OP

StrawberrySquash Tue 27-Jul-21 00:02:13

YANBU. Surely we still keep our distance? Especially if we are going to standing there for a while.

UrAWizHarry Tue 27-Jul-21 00:04:12

Covid or not, it's a dick move to be close enough to anyone's table to be resting their arms on the chairs so for that alone I would have asked them to piss off.

RyanAirVeteran Tue 27-Jul-21 00:05:01

A million years ago (feels like it) we were in a tiny very popular Mexican restaurant in Harrogate.

It was so small it was beyond friendly, one evening some perma blonde, perched her (granted, tiny arse) on our table, I asked her to move, she did, then she did it again.............angry

I genuinely chose the wrong moment to bellow at her, take your blonde hair and your brown pubes off my table FUCKING NOW. The music had stopped... grin

Salsa Posada if anyone remembers it. grin

QuinceTamarillo Tue 27-Jul-21 00:05:05

Sorry, Unihorn, no disrespect meant to Wales!

AnnaSW1 Tue 27-Jul-21 00:18:00

I think that's a totally foreseeable consequence of sitting at a table by the bar.

sst1234 Tue 27-Jul-21 00:25:30

Here we go, it’s started. If you are so concerned, don’t go to……wait for it….a pub i.e a busy hospitality venue. You can’t make up your own rules about telling people to stand a certain distance, wear a mask, blah blah blah.

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