I took my boyfriend out last Friday night to an upscale restaurant in our city. The hostess sat us in a smaller room with a large table set up for 12 and 4 small tables. We sat at the small table. Our waiter came, we ordered drinks and were served them. As we were looking at the menus, a grandmother, daughter, and two children came in. The one child was an infant in a carrier and the other child was a 2/12 to 3 year old boy.
The boy immediately sat down on the floor. The grandmother asked him what he was going to eat for dinner, etc. The grandfather came in and told the boy he could not sit on the floor and needed to sit in a chair. Cue a meltdown - the boy; not the grandfather. The grandfather said oh no - you are going to the car and picked up the boy. The boy screamed all the way to the door.
I quietly asked the waiter if we could be seated somewhere else. The waiter got the hostess who took us to another table in a bigger part of the restaurant.
We had just ordered when another waitress (not ours) came and asked us if we were the couple that moved from the small room. I was kind of embarrassed and told her yes we were. She said the grandfather felt so bad that we moved, he wanted to buy us both a drink! We declined but said to thank him and it was really not a problem. She said "no one ever offers anything!!" She was pretty surprised also.
Anyway, we had a wonderful dinner. By the way, there was a couple with a 3 year old boy sitting behind us at our new table, who was as quiet as a mouse.