Mr. Event: Oh No Way!

Dear Atlas Event Rental Blog Readers,

I’m not usually super observant when I’m not on the prowl for awesomeness at events and parties, so last week when I was at dinner with my father at an undisclosed restaurant something happened that I couldn’t ignore if I wanted to.

Sitting at the table next to us was a lone diner (don’t get me started on seeing people eat alone in restaurants; it makes me quite sad actually). Anyway, the lone diner got up to use the bathroom and placed his cloth napkin on the table. As he walked away, the napkin slipped from the table and landed on the floor.

Before too long, a waitress came by and noticed the napkin.

“Oh good,” I thought. “She’ll get a new napkin for the gentleman.”

Wrong. . . wrong.

The waitress picked up the napkin (from the floor as I mentioned before), folded it, and placed it back on the table right next to the gentleman’s food!


Now, I don’t know about you, but something about that really grossed me out. Maybe the restaurant has professional steam cleaning elves that come in every night and power clean the floors to the point where you could operate off of them, but I doubt it.

As far as service is concerned, what would it have taken for the waitress to get a new napkin for the guest? Again, maybe it wasn’t a big deal, but why take a chance?

The Mr. Event takeaway of the week is: The smallest of details really count. Again, it wouldn’t have been any big deal for the waitress to get a new napkin instead of picking one off the floor and then placing it near the customer’s food for them to use again. What I do know is that it is going to be a very, very long time before I go to that restaurant again. It may be unfair to think this, but if they did something like that in the open in front of other customers, I don’t want to know what corners are being cut back in the kitchen!