A promised hour-and-a-half wait for a table in a Bangor restaurant started me wondering how long others would be willing to linger in line.

Jim and I went to dinner over the weekend with my son and his family, including his two children under the age of 2. We planned to go to Kobe Japanese Steakhouse, because Josh and his family had never been to the hibachi grill before. It's a popular place that my husband and I had just discovered and we wanted to share it with them. But Saturday was especially busy, with the hostess promising us an hour-and-a-half wait for a table. Remember, we had two small children with us, so we decided to go to another spot, where we ended up waiting 30 minutes for a table.

Now, don't get me wrong. The folks at Kobe were wonderful and we'll definitely be going back when it's not quite so busy. But seeing that long line of hungry people standing in the lobby really got me thinking about how long is too long to wait for a table. For me, I couldn't see myself waiting 90 minutes unless the chef was Gordon Ramsay, or it was a restaurant in another state that I really wanted to try before heading home.

So I'm opening it up to you. Help me answer this question. How long is too long?

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