it's the buffet thing - you should have one person staying at the table with the bags, while the other person goes to get food, then the one eating guards the bags while the second one goes to get food.
common sense really, even when there are no signs warning you, or lots of people around. Ok, so you don't both get to eat food at the exact same time, but that's hardly a big consequence, for bag safety.
I don't think it's necessary to insult the original poster, whatever one thinks of the decision to leave a bag on the table. For what it's worth, I don't believe for a minute that the staff of Chopstix are "in on" this.
@ longlaner - I can't see any posts here that are insulting to the OP. If it's mine, that's not an insult, it's good advice for next time.
we don't know anything about the op - she could be 16 or 80, could be first time in London, might live here. Regardless, she needs to listen to the advice given or she'll probably have her bag knicked again.
I too can't believe that Chopstix are in on it, but stranger things have happened.
sorry if anyone thought i was being insulting but its just such a stupid complaint....maybe its a sensible warning...if you leave anything around unminded these days it highly likely to get nicked....thats all....don't blame others for your own stupidity...thats not being rude its just common sense and i'm sorry longlaner you think that is....perhaps we should have slightly thicker skins living in the society we all do.
I haven't taken offence personally; I just think that someone who's been unfortunate enough to lose a bag in these cirumstances - and yes, some might call it carelessness - probably isn't going, given his or her feelings of frustration and disappointment, to relish being called bonkers.
As regards moriarty's post, that is cynical, but also plausible, though unless James identifies anything underhand going on I think it would be fair to work on the principle that the original post is authentic.