7. Insiders Arrive Early
Insiders know that an 8:00 meal reservation does not mean that there will be a table available at exactly 8:00. They also know that theirs will not be the only name on the list for that 8:00 reservation. They will arrive and check in a few minutes early. That way, their name will make it to the top of the list for everyone reserved in the same time period. They also know that if they arrive early and there happens to be an open table, it will be theirs. Insiders will wait patiently to be seated, because they know that the restaurant staff is working as hard as they can.