The occasion was a joyous one, meeting up with old friends in from out of town. Got to see and hang out with a group of mutual friends I hadn't seen in a long time. It was awesome.
But I have a real problem with "The Line Rules" at Oklahoma Joe's. First of all, I don't like the whole fucking concept of going someplace where I am GIVING THEM MY MONEY and before I even get anything of value from them, being presented with THEIR RULES for being their customer! Fuck you!
They don't take reservations for large parties and they don't allow you to coral some tables before ordering your food.
According to their RULES, you MUST stand in line like a bunch of fucking cattle being herded to the slaughter just to order your food.
You are FORBIDDEN from arranging any group seating before you have your food. You just have to role the dice, take your chances and hope your group can figure out a way to sit together.
In our case, the last couple to exit the line with their food had to sit at a table by themselves because we weren't able to move enough of Oklahoma Joe's furniture around to accommodate everyone.
That's fucked up!
If you want to attract a lot of people than you should make arrangements to accommodate a lot of people!
I really hate this trend in restaurants. I've never been to Cheddars because they seem to think having large groups of people milling around outside waiting to be seated a) Reinforces the idea that they are a popular place to eat, and, b) Socializing with other patrons in the wait line is part of the charming ambiance of dining at Cheddars.
FUCK THAT SHIT!
If your restaurant routinely has more than a 5-10 minute wait to seat your customers, BUILD A BIGGER FUCKING RESTAURANT AND HIRE MORE WAIT STAFF!!!!!
Fuck you Oklahoma Joe's, fuck you Cheddars, and yes, I'll say it, fuck you Strouds.
It shouldn't take longer to be seated than it does to eat your crappy, mediocre food.