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Disruptive Crowds at a Restaurant


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Disruptive Crowds at a Restaurant

paprkutr | Oct 27, 2012 08:57 PM

So, we just got back from dinner at a local restaurant that we frequent a lot.l We were seated a few tables in front of a crowd of 8 plus a baby. There were others in the restaurant, and two other couples outside with us. This group was very loud, which wasn't so bad, but one guy the one doing most of the talking(yelling) kept dropping the f-bomb. It was very annoying, the man in front of us was getting up to say something to them, but his wife stopped him, and another couple kept looking back at them. One of the waitresses walked up to us , and I asked her to say something, she went over there but I don't know what she said or if she even understood what I said.

Anyway, as we were leaving I walked over there and said that it was great that they were having a nice time enjoying themselves. I then said it would be nice if their friend wouldn't drop the f-bomb all the time as it made our dinner not enjoyable. I was very nice and quiet, one guy just got so defensive and said that this was a public place and that they could do whatever they wanted and I could have just gotten up and left. There were eight of them and they just went off, and these two guys wouldn't let up.

Grant it, I probably shouldn't have gone over there, but I was very nice, and they just got so nasty. What would you have said or done?

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