Thanksgiving is fast approaching. And given that it's also Entertaining Month on Apartment Therapy, it seemed an appropriate time to see how you feel about assigned seating for dinner parties or holiday meals...
The conventional thinking asserts that assigned seating makes for more interesting interactions as the host tries to match people who might not otherwise sit near each other but who might have a good time talking. It's a good way to avoid cliques at the table.
Though some might say it's also over-orchestrated, bordering on controlling.
How do you feel about assigned seating? Have you had interesting interactions over the years that you might not have had if you hadn't been forced to sit next to a particular someone?
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