A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from March 10, 2019
“Waiter, how come there are no chairs at our table?"/"I’m sorry, but you only booked one table.”

A booking of a restaurant “table” usually includes the chairs, but there are jokes. “A guest calls the waiter n complains, ‘Hw come der r no chairs at our table?!’-The waiter shrugs, “I’m sorry bt u only booked one table..’” was posted on Twitter by Siddhant Dogra on AUgust 21, 2017.

“At banquet I call the waiter and ask: ‘How come there are no chairs at our table?!’ Waiter: ‘I’m sorry but you only booked one table…’” was posted on Twitter by Inderjit Kallirai on September 29, 2017. Authorship of the joke is uncertain.


Twitter
Siddhant Dogra
@idntitykrisis
A guest calls the waiter n complains, “Hw come der r no chairs at our table?!”
-The waiter shrugs, “I’m sorry bt u only booked one table..”
2:07 AM - 21 Aug 2017

Twitter
Inderjit Kallirai
@Kallirai
At banquet I call the waiter and ask:
“How come there are no chairs at our table?!”
Waiter: “I’m sorry but you only booked one table…”
2:00 PM - 29 Sep 2017

Facebook
Sue Riles Real Estate in Asheville & Surrounding Areas
November 21, 2017 ·
A guest calls the waiter and complains, “How come there are no chairs at our table?!”
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The waiter shrugs, “I’m sorry but you only booked one table…”

Twitter
TheKingofComedyVT100
@VTComedyKing
A Guest Calls The Waiter Over To The Table And Complains “How Come There Are No Chairs At Our Table?” Waiter Responds “Sorry Sir But You Only Reserved The One Table” #comedy #comedian #humor
10:57 PM - 20 Dec 2017

Twitter
Mahfuzul Kabir Manik
@Mahfuzul_Kabir
*A guest calls the waiter, complains, “How come there are no chairs at our table?!”
*The waiter shrugs, “I’m sorry but you only booked one table…”
6:26 AM - 29 Dec 2017 from Bangladesh

30 April 2018, News Mail Bundaberg (Bundaberg, Queensland), “Last Laugh,” pg. 11:
A guest calls the waiter and complains, “How come there are no chairs at our table?!”

The waiter shrugs, “I’m sorry but you only booked one table…”

15 August 2018, The Daily Mirror (London, UK), “Today,” pg. 2:
Today’s giggle
Guest: “Waiter, why are there no chairs at our table?” Waiter: “Sorry, but you only booked a table.”

Twitter
You Are Joking
@lahlahbean
#sidesplittingsunday
A guest calls the waiter and complains, “How come there are no chairs at our table?!”
The waiter shrugs, “I’m sorry but you only booked one table…”
5:28 AM - 10 Mar 2019

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityRestaurants/Bars/Coffeehouses/Food Stores • Sunday, March 10, 2019 • Permalink