It’s never easy,
When the list of guests you’re scanning
To find the perfect answer
To the perfect table planning.
The seating problem could be solved with ease
If folks could sit just where they please,
But since we’ve had civilisation
The problem has been one great complication:
Who should sit where and alongside of whom
Pray that someone will design a room
Where all are at front and none at the end,
And everyone sits right next to his friend.
But until that great achievement
Our best we’ve tried to do,
So please relax, enjoy yourself
For now it’s up to you.
THE TABLE PLAN POEM