ah...perhaps this is the basis for the chinese passion for fengshui?
I think its human psychology if you want some privacy, the centre is not the way to go. You also want to be able to scan the room and see who else is coming in and out (human curiosity), and so you wouldnt want your back to the door.
i always pick a seat in the corner or along the wall, normally at the back of the restaurant so i can see the other diners and outside via the window and hopefully can blend myself into the background....
We pick the seats by the windows. You can see any bad people come in before the rest and have time to hide under the table - or out the door. Anywhere is fine as long as we're not being hit by the kitchen doors. Though, window seats are our favorites. We hate places that have too many tables for the space. I don't want you knocking my drink over as you try to sit down. Nor do I want your elbows in my ice cream.
I thought about this thread when I sat down in class today and realised I always sit in the left side of the room (right side seen from the teacher) and try to sit next to the wall.
LOL, I'm one of those annoying people who always ask for a both. I like it because it's cozy...like your own personal room! In the warmer weather, I will always sit outside if there's an option for that. If it's warm and rainy, I'll sit by a window. If it's colder, I prefer to stay away from the windows and doors, because they're cold and then I land up wearing my jacket at the resto or bar. I'm less picky when I go to a bar than when I go to a restaurant, but I guess next to the wall would be preferable. Not right next to the band because then it's too loud to talk to your friends. Well, unless the singer or drummer is cute
If I am in a romantic mood (er...never), I like a cozy corner table. But if it is a place frequented by people I know, I like a table with a view to the entrance. Oh yes, the booth too. It is more private and there is more room to spread around the food...
shakes fist at un-accommodating host
Admit it Brenden - your job would have been boring without the people whining for a booth!