White Privilege?

Took the kids to IHOP around 10:30am. Despite many tables were empty, the hostess asked us to wait for five minutes. Another group of Spanish folks came in and the hostess told them the same thing. Then an old white man walked right in. When the hostess told him to wait, he asked, “Why do I need to wait when there are tables available?” The hostess didn’t stop him. He just sat himself down at an empty table and we just had to wait for our turn. I didn’t complain or anything. The hostess who spoke with an accent appeared to be new on the job and didn’t seem to know what to do.