I very rarely get people snapping at me; I'd like to think it's because I'm such a stellar server, but I'm sure it's just luck! Tonight I had someone though. I had gotten triple-sat, with a five inside, a five out on the patio, and a two inside. I rang in the order for the outside table, I dropped off drinks at the five top and told them I'd be right back, I went to the two top.
They weren't ready to order; I knew right away they were going to be trouble, though, as the woman was very snide about it. It was a couple, and they sat on the same side of the booth; but unlike most people who do that, they weren't cuddly or even touching at all. They both seemed very uncomfortable, actually.
I got the drink order on the inside five top, and then glanced back at the two. They were still looking at the menu. Meanwhile, I could see that my outside table needed refills. So I go back to the kitchen, punch in the five top's very simple order, and pour two sodas. I breeze out to the patio, set the drinks down, and come back in.
I'm a nerd, so I've made a diagram. After setting down the drinks at the table outside, I came back in. I had already made a left and was in front of table 23, walking towards and looking at my two top, when the woman sticks her arm in the air, snaps her fingers, and snips, "We're ready to order!"
My smile froze on my face. I stiffly took their order, gave them basic service, and was not sorry to see the back of them.