It's a problem that plagues us all. You're about to sit at a table with others and, in the few seconds that follows, you need to ensure your seat choice doesn't leave you bored out of your skull for the next few hours.
Aiming to help us all avoid such tragedy, Alex Cornell has created this handy infographic that details the best way of handling various table situations.
Read, laminate and prevent social suicide.
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