So here's a question. Is it just me or does it seem like every restaurant in Memphis--chain, locally owned, and the "nice" restaurants included--is exceptionally loud? It seems to me no matter where I go, you end up practically yelling at the person across the table. It just seems most restaurant environments in Memphis are loud and rude. Or at least the diners are. It seems to feed on itself and get louder and louder making it an unpleasant experience.
Is this just a Memphis thing (as so many things are) or is it more universal and have I led a sheltered life?