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(Daily Mail)   French restaurant policy: Guests are seated according to how good-looking they are   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 65
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2013-11-07 10:39:46 AM
"I can't believe de Gaulle of some people."
images.sodahead.com
 
2013-11-07 10:48:16 AM
It's like hot-or-not for foodies.
 
2013-11-07 10:53:35 AM
I like the sound of that, it's a test to see how good looking you are. You go there thinking you're hot stuff but get seated next to the toilet. I bet lots of people lose their appetite when deflated like that.
 
2013-11-07 11:07:12 AM
So this is why they were seating me in the basement...
 
Pud [TotalFark]
2013-11-07 11:09:05 AM
This explains why I'm always seated in bathroom stall #3 whenever I go to one of these places.
 
2013-11-07 11:12:16 AM
This happens all the time in the US too.
 
2013-11-07 11:33:53 AM

vernonFL: This happens all the time in the US too.


Yup. I always get seated in the window. Or close to the door. I never thought twice about it until a friend I was eating with at a restaurant she had been going to for years that I had never been to told me that was the first time she hadn't been given a table at the back. It was a really odd moment for me. Like a straight white man noticing his privilege for the first time.

My mam took me and my fiance out to brunch a few weeks ago and the waitress wouldn't look at her. Even if my mam asked her a question, she responded to me and him. I actually said something to her after the meal. I tried to do it in a way that wasn't confrontational and she was visibly shaken. But it really pissed me off and I just couldn't let it pass.

I know Mam left her a giant tip though, even if she had been so rude to her. That's just how Momma does.
 
2013-11-07 11:45:45 AM
Are you sure this isn't a TFD thread?
 
2013-11-07 11:46:32 AM

ginandbacon: vernonFL: This happens all the time in the US too.

Yup. I always get seated in the window. Or close to the door. I never thought twice about it until a friend I was eating with at a restaurant she had been going to for years that I had never been to told me that was the first time she hadn't been given a table at the back. It was a really odd moment for me. Like a straight white man noticing his privilege for the first time.

My mam took me and my fiance out to brunch a few weeks ago and the waitress wouldn't look at her. Even if my mam asked her a question, she responded to me and him. I actually said something to her after the meal. I tried to do it in a way that wasn't confrontational and she was visibly shaken. But it really pissed me off and I just couldn't let it pass.

I know Mam left her a giant tip though, even if she had been so rude to her. That's just how Momma does.


I have the same problem.  Being this good looking can be a burden at times.
 
2013-11-07 11:49:04 AM
I'm okay with this. Looking at ugly people usually rouens my dining experience.
 
2013-11-07 11:52:28 AM

Marcus Aurelius: I have the same problem. Being this good looking can be a burden at times.


Indeed. We should have our own parking designation.

/This space reserved for the handicapped
//This space reserved for expectant mothers
///This space reserved for the ridiculously good looking
 
2013-11-07 11:52:37 AM

ginandbacon: vernonFL: This happens all the time in the US too.

Yup. I always get seated in the window. Or close to the door.


They always put me on a chair on top of the bar with a sign that says "Look at this f*cking Adonis"
 
2013-11-07 11:59:40 AM
In my experience, there's usually a few highly noticeable tables by the door that they like to put people in if they look particularly nice (or just classy). It's not like they rate you on a 10 point scale and the bathroom tables are reserved for 1's.
 
2013-11-07 12:01:20 PM

UrukHaiGuyz: I'm okay with this. Looking at ugly people usually rouens my dining experience.


Very Nice, but I think you're Lyon. Go on a Tours of places where ugly people dine. What have you got Toulouse, you big Nancy.

/Brest
 
2013-11-07 12:17:34 PM
I love this idea.

I'd give the maître d' a fit, I'm an ogre and my wife is hot. Where would we sit?
 
2013-11-07 12:21:12 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: I love this idea.

I'd give the maître d' a fit, I'm an ogre and my wife is hot. Where would we sit?


Same table near the front, but a privacy screen for you, and a sunlit window spot for your wife. Voila!
 
2013-11-07 12:30:35 PM

Slaxl: UrukHaiGuyz: I'm okay with this. Looking at ugly people usually rouens my dining experience.

Very Nice, but I think you're Lyon. Go on a Tours of places where ugly people dine. What have you got Toulouse, you big Nancy.

/Brest


Those Bordeaux-line puns really make me Angers. Caen you stop, please?
 
2013-11-07 12:33:06 PM

costermonger: Slaxl: UrukHaiGuyz: I'm okay with this. Looking at ugly people usually rouens my dining experience.

Very Nice, but I think you're Lyon. Go on a Tours of places where ugly people dine. What have you got Toulouse, you big Nancy.

/Brest

Those Bordeaux-line puns really make me Angers. Caen you stop, please?


Nevers.
 
2013-11-07 12:34:53 PM

Slaxl: costermonger: Slaxl: UrukHaiGuyz: I'm okay with this. Looking at ugly people usually rouens my dining experience.

Very Nice, but I think you're Lyon. Go on a Tours of places where ugly people dine. What have you got Toulouse, you big Nancy.

/Brest

Those Bordeaux-line puns really make me Angers. Caen you stop, please?

Nevers.


That's it, I'm Liévin.
 
2013-11-07 12:36:01 PM

Slaxl: costermonger: Slaxl: UrukHaiGuyz: I'm okay with this. Looking at ugly people usually rouens my dining experience.

Very Nice, but I think you're Lyon. Go on a Tours of places where ugly people dine. What have you got Toulouse, you big Nancy.

/Brest

Those Bordeaux-line puns really make me Angers. Caen you stop, please?

Nevers.


Cannes it.
 
2013-11-07 01:23:11 PM
This is how life in general works.  There's just no official written policy.
 
2013-11-07 01:31:46 PM
Subby, I'll let you in on a secret. ALL restaurants with tables visible to or near high-traffic areas will do something like this.
 
2013-11-07 01:38:25 PM
Huh. I've actually  been to this restaurant.  I was there with my 89-year-old grandfather for his birthday. They sat us.... well, not exactly in a corner, but not exactly in the main area of the restaurant. I guess I was discriminated against? We're not exactly the world's most photogenic family.

That said, the entire restaurant has weird sight-lines and there's not much of a central area which you would consider the best, aside from a bunch of tables along the outer windows which have the best views of the Paris skyline.
 
2013-11-07 01:39:02 PM

vernonFL: This happens all the time in the US too.


Yup. This is why they always try to seat me next to the tables with babies because they think I'm cute.
 
2013-11-07 01:39:44 PM
Same reason valets put the nicest cars closest to the front door.
 
2013-11-07 01:40:19 PM
Actually, the article also says that they only hire good-looking servers, and I can  very much confirm that this is true. Dear god were some of the women there attractive. Beautiful women with stunning bodies and incredibly long legs.
 
2013-11-07 01:44:24 PM

sigdiamond2000: ginandbacon: vernonFL: This happens all the time in the US too.

Yup. I always get seated in the window. Or close to the door.

They always put me on a chair on top of the bar with a sign that says "Look at this f*cking Adonis"


They put me on a chair on top of the bar with a sign that says "POINT AND LAUGH!"
 
2013-11-07 01:48:28 PM

StopLurkListen: Subby, I'll let you in on a secret. ALL restaurants with tables visible to or near high-traffic areas will do something like this.


No wonder I end up eating on the loading dock next to DeForest Kelley and a mangy dog.
 
2013-11-07 01:49:31 PM
Hey guys, I got a nice table in the back! No, further back. Further... further... Nice alley, eh?
 
2013-11-07 02:08:03 PM

sigdiamond2000: ginandbacon: vernonFL: This happens all the time in the US too.

Yup. I always get seated in the window. Or close to the door.

They always put me on a chair on top of the bar with a sign that says "Look at this f*cking Adonis Hipster"


FTFY
 
2013-11-07 02:11:23 PM
Guests are seated according to how good-looking they are

www.ansci.wisc.edu

I must be in the FRONT ROW!
 
2013-11-07 02:16:51 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: Guests are seated according to how good-looking they are

[www.ansci.wisc.edu image 288x294]

I must be in the FRONT ROW!


Just a bit outside too late
 
2013-11-07 02:18:36 PM
And you guys saying you get seated in the bathroom or basement. LUXURY! They hand me a mask to cover my deformities and yet I still have to eat leftovers from the dumpster in the alley.
 
2013-11-07 02:23:03 PM

busy chillin': And you guys saying you get seated in the bathroom or basement. LUXURY! They hand me a mask to cover my deformities and yet I still have to eat leftovers from the dumpster in the alley.


I had a really ugly dog once. I just shaved his ass and taught him to walk backwards. Have you tried that?
 
2013-11-07 02:33:15 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: busy chillin': And you guys saying you get seated in the bathroom or basement. LUXURY! They hand me a mask to cover my deformities and yet I still have to eat leftovers from the dumpster in the alley.

I had a really ugly dog once. I just shaved his ass and taught him to walk backwards. Have you tried that?


I tried it once. Once! I ended up walking backwards into a pit of burning hot lava but the melting of my skin did help.
 
2013-11-07 03:06:19 PM
You're getting fed, aren't you? Take a seat, put this bag over your head, and shut the hell up.
 
2013-11-07 03:11:27 PM
So the fark party will be by the kitchen or the "patio" in the ally.
 
2013-11-07 03:12:30 PM
You're in Paris. Even if you don't speak one word of French and dress like an American, there will be some places you can eat at and have a good time.

Otherwise just go to a supermarche, get some groceries then go eat in the shadow of the Eiffel tower. So much space on the lawn.
 
2013-11-07 03:17:48 PM

UberDave: So this is why they were seating me in the basement...


With a "Beware of the Leopard" sign on the door?
 
2013-11-07 03:43:56 PM
Must be in the front row!

img.photobucket.com
 
2013-11-07 03:44:55 PM
Sin_City_Superhero:

I must be in the FRONT ROW!

I totally would have beat you to the punch had I not searched for the right picture.


(shakes tiny fist)
 
2013-11-07 04:31:03 PM
Ugly people should not be going out in public any way, at least not until us normies are done eating.
 
2013-11-07 06:23:45 PM
It could make dating a little difficult. "Monsieur, I cannot seat you at the same table as your date. You are a trollish 3, she's a 7. If she's attracted to your money I insist you visit a decent tailor so at least you'll look the part."
 
2013-11-07 07:00:18 PM
I have no problem with this.  now stop looking so damn ugly.
 
2013-11-07 07:07:13 PM

comslave: I have no problem with this.  now stop looking so damn ugly.


Let me explain comslave's comments more fully.

Be attractive.
Don't be unattractive.
 
2013-11-07 07:49:46 PM
Duh?
 
2013-11-07 07:51:35 PM

Rincewind53: Huh. I've actually  been to this restaurant.  I was there with my 89-year-old grandfather for his birthday. They sat us.... well, not exactly in a corner, but not exactly in the main area of the restaurant. I guess I was discriminated against? We're not exactly the world's most photogenic family.

That said, the entire restaurant has weird sight-lines and there's not much of a central area which you would consider the best, aside from a bunch of tables along the outer windows which have the best views of the Paris skyline.


I was there in July for a lunch and was seated outside. Unsure what that means but my French girlfriend is a looker so I had that going for me.
 
2013-11-07 08:00:58 PM
So now I feel good about myself, every time I get seated in Paris, it's by a window. I always figured they wanted the nice American tourist to have a view.
 
2013-11-07 08:11:17 PM

UberDave: So this is why they were seating me in the basement...


I was glad to have you there as company.
 
2013-11-07 09:01:28 PM
My ugly money is just as good as any normal person's.
 
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