STL test center why the white tablecloths?

Upon entering the ballroom in the Hilton, I was wondering if i had wandered into a wedding reception by mistake. Every table was covered with a thick white tablecloth. Luckily I had brought two mechanical pencil’s – a 0.5mm and a 0.9mm. I had used .5 on L1. Obviously I opted for the .9 and had no issues, but I really found the whole tablecloth thing a bit strange. This is probably just me but I wonder if anybody else had similar thoughts. I did think that the chair was comfortable enough.

What’s wrong with classing it up? Our tables where plastic, I actually found the bumpiness a pain in the butt for filling in the bubbles.