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Stand-up hunger

Dear Editor:

I’d like to open a discussion for the proper etiquette for lunch seating at the various on-mountain restaurants. Last season, during one of the bitterly cold days during the holiday, I found a table but only saved chairs. As I remembered seeing signs posted saying not to reserve seats while folks are in the cafeteria lines, I grabbed a seat and it caused quite a stir. As I was nearly frozen and really needed to sit down, I may not have been quite as nice as I normally am during interactions with others.

It does seem silly to have people standing around with hot food with no place to sit while empty chairs are plentiful. How should these situations be handled?

John Bender

Carbondale