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Meal Interrupted By Noisy Diners
 
# 1 : Monday 22-2-2010 @ 09:50
 
 
I was out to dinner on saturday night and had the misfortune to be seated close to a table where a group of 3 girls were sitting. One of the 3 proceeded to talk all night about failed relationships/issues with here family/her work etc etc constantly while the other 2 remained quiet. If the restaurant was less crowded I'd have asked to be moved away from them - it was like listening to an hour of someone on a pyschologists couch. After getting our meals we just got out, we just couldn't take anymore of this negative rambling at 80dbs!

Is this a new fad where women in the 20's use restaurants as therapy? Or am I just expecting too much when dining in Dublin to be presented with good food in a relaxed atmosphere?
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# 2 : Monday 22-2-2010 @ 10:14
 
 
They were just annoying tramps, that's all
It's nice to have consideration for others while dining I find.
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# 3 : Monday 22-2-2010 @ 11:00
 
 
I'd have told them to shut their traps.
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# 4 : Monday 22-2-2010 @ 11:09
 
 
Sounds a bit Sex and the City to me.
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# 5 : Monday 22-2-2010 @ 11:57
 
 
Well trust me there was nothing "sexy" about these girls - they looked like they all dressed in the dark!
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# 6 : Monday 22-2-2010 @ 12:21
 
 
Someone said :
Well trust me there was nothing "sexy" about these girls - they looked like they all dressed in the dark!

You should have leaned over and said "I think it's *lovely* that you girls aren't too concerned about your appearance".
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# 7 : Monday 22-2-2010 @ 12:32
 
 
maybe you should get better company when out to dinner, i'm usually enjoying myself too much to notice other people's rambelings to be honest. maybe invest in new, more interesting friends!
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# 8 : Monday 22-2-2010 @ 12:43
 
 
Well it's quite hard to hold or even enjoy the company of your friends when your subjected to "trials and tribulations" of some 20-something wagon when it's being loudly projected in the general area. Trust me, no matter how entertaining the company I was in, this girl and her hangers on just ruined the night
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# 9 : Monday 22-2-2010 @ 12:45
 
 
Someone said :
maybe you should get better company when out to dinner, i'm usually enjoying myself too much to notice other people's rambelings to be honest. maybe invest in new, more interesting friends!

welcome along Mr. Joyce, I love your books, have you any new ones planned?

I think there some people who never think of others, it's just common decency. Although when alcohol becomes involved we can all lose the run of ourselves.
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# 10 : Monday 22-2-2010 @ 13:09
 
 
Someone said :

welcome along Mr. Joyce, I love your books, have you any new ones planned?

I think there some people who never think of others, it's just common decency. Although when alcohol becomes involved we can all lose the run of ourselves .

Yeah, I agree with Lefty. Often we dont realise we are impacting others, especially when we have something on our minds and two attentive friends in tow! Fair play to them. Pity Columns night was messed up, but I think we are all guilty of forgetting where we are when we have a few drinks in us....
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# 11 : Monday 22-2-2010 @ 13:27
 
 
Well I don't think that being drunk or being sober would have made ANY difference to this girls behaviour - she was just obnoxious and loud, you know the type, the most important person in the room and everything moves around here
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# 12 : Monday 22-2-2010 @ 13:27
 
 
Someone said :
I was out to dinner on saturday night and had the misfortune to be seated close to a table where a group of 3 girls were sitting. One of the 3 proceeded to talk all night about failed relationships/issues with here family/her work etc etc constantly while the other 2 remained quiet.

I usually don't noticce what people at other tables are saying. But if nearby conversation is intrusive, the solution is to put down your cutlery and stare in fascination at the loudmouth. That usually makes them sufficiently self-conscious to lower their voice or even shut up.
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# 13 : Monday 22-2-2010 @ 13:50
 
 
To be honest wheelie, she was so self-absorbed that I doubt that she cared whom or how manyy were gaping at her. It was just incredibly rude and my initial response was to be equally rude back, in telling her to zip her trap shut, but it's not my style
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# 14 : Monday 22-2-2010 @ 13:55
 
 
then again its a public place and people are allowed to talk, even if you dont like the subject matter
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# 15 : Monday 22-2-2010 @ 16:46
 
 

Someone said :

if nearby conversation is intrusive, the solution is to put down your cutlery and stare in fascination at the loudmouth. That usually makes them sufficiently self-conscious to lower their voice or even shut up.

must remember this advice
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