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Carrabba's Informative - Race Decides Seating At Carrabba's Restaurant In Chapel Hill

Review by destinee on 2008-12-10
CHAPEL HILL, NC, NORTH CAROLINA -- My family and I have been to Carrabba's Italian Grill in Chapel Hill about 5 times.

And let me tell you, during those 5 times, I was seated right near the door or right near the kitchen 4 times.

The only one time was when I went with my non-colored friends. Seriously, the food is okay there. But, if race does, in fact, decide your seating, I don't want to go there anymore.

Any comments?
Comments:11 Replies - Latest reply on 2008-12-11
Posted by Mrs. V on 2008-12-11:
Next time, just politely say, "I'm sorry, but this table won't do. May we please sit over there?" (then pick your spot)

I have never had a waiter/waitress refuse to change my table when I've asked like this ^_^
Posted by yoke on 2008-12-11:
My pet peeve is when people come on this site and play the race card.
Posted by Principissa on 2008-12-11:
Did you ever ask to be moved to a different table? I know if I'm seated somewhere I don't like, I speak up right away and am always moved to a better seat.
Posted by old fart on 2008-12-11:
We're a little bit sensitive are we?
I've been seated in thousands of restaurants in my 69 years and it never occurred to me that it might be near the kitchen... what's wrong with that?
I am tired of the "poor downtrodden black child" syndrome.

We all have problems! Work through them! You'll be a better person for the effort!
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-12-11:
My pet peeve is when people accuse other people of playing the race card. I seriously dislike that phrase 'playing the race card'. It's very marginalizing and cheap.

Mrs. V -- Awesome suggestion.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2008-12-11:
I take offense in your racist comment of "Non-Colored" Friend. If it is politically incorrect to refer to someone as "Colored people"...what makes you think it's ok to refer to others as "Non-Colored people"????? What kind of racist are you? How dare you? I should sue you for your racist comment and causing me emotional problems that will now be with me for the rest of my life! I'm gonna have to call my attorney on this matter, it's just plain unacceptable!
Posted by yoke on 2008-12-11:
crabman, once the op brought up race it became a race issue.
Posted by Mrs. V on 2008-12-11:
It never fails to amaze me that people often forget that all you need to do is ask politely for a change if something isn't to their wishes.

Being polite often overcomes darn near any problem, big or small ^_^
Posted by DigitalCommando on 2008-12-11:
Yeah, they sat you right next to the front door so they could hide you from everybody coming into the restaurant.
I am white and have been seated in undesireable locations as well. After purchasing the "Idiots guide to restaurant table relocation" I discovered that my problem would be solved by ASKING to be moved. Thanks Idiots Guide!
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-12-11:
does it really matter where you sit?
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2008-12-11:
I like sitting near the kitchen...cause if I hear someone sneeze in there or hear someone say, "Oh man, don't do that, you'll get fired if they catch you"...I'm outta there! LOL!

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