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My wife supports my decision to carry, actually encourages me at times. Yet when we go to dinner, she has no clue about seating arrangements. Somehow, I usually wind up with my back to the entrance or the kitchen. I've discussed this with her and she says she "understands" why I need to see all the entrances to a restaurant, but it happens. Part of it might be because the employee who grabs the menus and takes us to our table leads, my wife follows and I trail. Manners dictate this pecking order. I lead if we have no escort. Inevitably, the host/hostess seats my wife FACING THE DOOR. If I try to butt in and change seating, it's usually too late. My wife's disability means she has to take a long time sitting and getting situated or getting up to her feet. The last two times were at the Village Idiot and Golden Corral. Both times I could not see the front door. I asked my wife what would happen if things went bad. Would she alert me so I could try to turn around, assess the situation, draw, acquire the target and engage, thereby giving up tactical advantage and wasting precious time? Or would we just be like the other Sheep and cower and pray? She doesn't get it. Ideas?