Oh yeah. They're ears. They're for listening. But I know that's much too difficult. It's much easier, when asked how many people in your party, to just say, “Oh, we're going to sit in the bar.” Then, when told explicitly that the bar is not a fucking seat yourself area, of course you're going to keep gossiping with your friends, literally pushing past the server attempting to seat you.
And, of course, you'll sit somewhere that won't accommodate the number of people you have meeting you, so you'll have to dirty up more tables and inconvenience another server by moving an hour later. At which point you'll camp out with your six waters with lemon.