The person standing on your immediate right.
The person you’ve known the longest.
The President of ABC Company.
Your business acquaintance.
Let your guest follow behind the maitre d’ first.
Walk ahead of your guest behind the maitre d’.
Ask your guest if he or she would like to go first.
Pretend it’s a race, and run to the table.
Take a piece of bread and then offer the basket to the client.
Take a piece of bread and place it on the client’s plate.
Pass the basket of bread to the client first.
Ignore the basket of bread; eating bread is fattening.
Turn around and leave and hope he or she didn’t see you.
Walk up to him or her and say, “Hi, what’s-your-name!”
Walk up to him or her, use a generic greeting such as “Good morning” and just ignore the whole name issue.
Walk up to him or her, use a generic greeting and admit that you don’t remember the name.
You because you invited your colleague to lunch.
Your business colleague because she accepted the invitation.
Whichever one of you the waiter places the bill in front of pays.
You both pay half.
Make sure your cell phone is charged up and turned on.
Set your cell phone ring volume to high to ensure you hear any calls.
Turn your cell phone off.
Tell your client you’re expecting a call.
Put it back on the serving platter.
Put it in your napkin.
Surreptitiously toss it on the floor.
Use it to get the food out from between your teeth.
Immediately stuff it into your pocket.
Immediately pass them your business card.
Look at the card but say nothing about it.
Look at the card and acknowledge it.
Ten feet away from them.
Six feet away from them.
Three feet away from them.
One and a half feet away from them.