Originally Posted by phantom_lord
Oops, missed he was talking about a round table. Strange though, even if you're not familiar with settings it's usually pretty clear on a round table what is placed for who.
Not necessarily. I've been at big weddings in small reception halls where 10 people are squeezed into an 8-person table. Everything's a cluster-F. Add to this, of course, that everyone's been drinking, and the "make a b and a d, that's where your bread and drink are" rule becomes awfully useful. Plus you can point it out to others and they feel enlightened.