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Norm... sorry to say that if you were seated wtih me, you'd likely have to break your own rule and go see the Maitre d to request a table change immediately.
My manners would get to you before the salad course was done
I really doubt that you would behave THAT badly! Remember... I spent five years as a naval officer, dealing with both sailors and marines, so I really doubt that you could say or do much that would shock me.
And, of course, the other rule of etiquette is that one should deal with a rude guest as graciously as possible....