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Interesting that you compare this with a hypothetical scenario where a patron is asked to leave a restaurant.

OK, let’s go with this. We have a patron who made a reservation at the restaurant, and paid up front for a special prix fixe meal. The restaurant is full of patrons who have done the same, and there are no vacant tables left.

The owner of the restaurant (or the management) suddenly has a patron they want to get seated. So they attempt to kick our patron out, before he has had a chance to consume the meal he’s paid for. Oh, they promise to reimburse him for it, and even offer him a coupon for a meal in the future. But the guy is hungry NOW. Do you think it’s right to kick him out of the restaurant?

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