Lesson #1 on running an eatery with limited space: if you’re going to let your delivery people hang out in the dining area (and I get this is NY, so that really is okay): you really - really - need to teach said delivery people not to be obnoxious and loud. While trying to eat my gyro tonight there were three people who were yelling at each other and horsing around as they waited for orders to need delivering.
Because, you know, sometimes people who pay for their food want to enjoy it in peace. And you’re being paid to be there, indirectly by folks like me. So tone it down.
I’m a bit embarrassed that I was a bit obnoxious in turn, giving them the evil eye and doing everything but walking over and telling them to shut the !@#$ up so I could enjoy the meal I’d just paid for. $8 isn’t high-dining by any stretch of the imagination, but it’s enough to buy a relaxing hour while you eat. And yeah, I’m not proud of myself for giving those kids the evil eye, I could have handled it better, but actually telling me off and saying you have a right to be there too? Not cool. I’m going to go by tomorrow during the daytime hours and speak to the manager about this, because it’s quite probable they’ve lost my business, or at least a good part of it.