Things the Hostess Did Before Seating Me

Near empty restaurant in the Meatpacking district. Lunchtime. Hostess sees me, gives me the "1 second" gesture and then proceeds to...
  1. 1.
    Take a pile of menus to the back
  2. 2.
    Stop and talk to the bartender
  3. 3.
    Refresh the water on two tables
  4. 4.
    Bus the dishes on another table
  5. 5.
    Look out the windows
  6. 6.
    Take a lap around the 1/10th filled dining room
  7. 7.
    Retrieve the excess menus from the back
  8. 8.
    Check in again with the bartender
  9. 9.
    Notice patron waiting at front is actively touching her computer. Rush up to the front.