"Discreetly find a person of authority—a maître d', a concierge, a guard, anyone who is employed to keep order—and calmly ask them to help you out."
— Harriette Cole, syndicated columnist and author of Choosing Truth
"I've heard this exchange with enough frequency to know that it almost always results in a hostile mess of harsh words. Consequently, I opt for the high road as often as possible: I look for a new seat, I cross the street, I bite my lip, but I don't engage unless there is no other possible option."
— Tim Gunn, Project Runway's critical eye and the chair of the Department of Fashion Design at Parsons at The New School for Design