At many a simcha I have to defend my plate from being stolen. How do you stop this thievery?
While in the middle of eating, if I put down my fork and knife for a second, the waiters are waiting like voltures, and if you turn around for a second to greet a friend, even if you didn’t leave your seat, that’s it, your plate is gone.
Even while in my seat, if I take out my phone in the middle of eating to answer a call, I’ll have to physically stop the waiter from taking my plate. It’s a scandal.
Have rachmanus on the waiters. They’re hungry too.
At least let them have you shrayim!
Just glare at them and state firmly I’m not finished yet and if they don’t listen complain to the manager.
Simply eat your full before putting your fork and knife down so you wont have this issue
Take your fork and stab the waiter’s hand when he grabs your plate making it look like you’re trying to get some food and you missed
Don’t worry he won’t do it again
The bigger problem is when the heavy fellow sitting next to you takes second portion from the seat where the guest hadn’t yet arrived at his seat.
And who says someone will sit next to said person