I went to a bris today. Small shul in a basement. I get my seat, get my plate and cup. Make myself a bagel and pour some orange juice into my cup. Then I go to wash. I come back, some middle aged guy is just slipping into my seat.
Dude, do you see the bagel and the full cup? And the meal just started so it's not like someone left a half-eaten bagel and left. When I indicated to the guy that it's my food he's sitting in front of, he had the audacity to be upset about having to vacate my seat.
On the other hand, I again ended sitting at the rabbi's table for shacharit and not the first time too. For some reason, when I go to a different shul I end up sitting by the rabbi's table. The previous time it was by rabbi Gornish. Is it my fault that I come on time and take a sit at some table. And both times no one bothered to mention that it's the rabbi's table.
When the rabbi comes, I can either get up and move and acknowledge my faux pas or continue sitting because I was there first and it's the fault of the guy sitting next to me for not telling me it's the rabbi's table. Yep, I continued sitting there. Me, admit doing something wrong?! I'm not the one that's wrong, it's the rules that changed. ;-)