@AnnaT: I don’t know if you know of that classic of Thatcher-era film Short Circuit, but there’s a line in that movie about how the killer robot that later goes haywire was originally designed as a marital aid.
The person you speak of may be such a creation…it would explain their facial expressions, after all.
‘Murphy’, his name tag says ‘Murphy’. He got our drink orders in and back correctly, with no spillage. He’s hovering, but my wife (bless her heart!) hasn’t noticed. The other couple in here are staring at him…I feel a little bit bad for him.
My wife flagged down Murphy about her mei fun order, and now she’s twigged to him. The other couple are talking very, very quietly and there’s a third couple now that’s at the entrance…not sure what’s going through their minds.
HE LIT THE CANDLE WITH HIS MOUTH. The candle on the next table went out, and he LIT IT FROM ACROSS THE ROOM WITH HIS MOUTH. Matt the Maitre d’ is giving him a stern talking-to, everyone else is leaving & so are we.