Smiles and positive posts are all well and good, but sometimes I need to vent a bit. How about you? That’s what The Monday Peeve is all about, a chance to blow off a little steam at the beginning of the week, so then we can go merrily on our way once again (hah). I’ll […]
I consider eating out to be a form of entertainment/relaxation. It is a time when I like to share a meal as well as conversation with family and friends. For me the ambience is just as important as the food. Unfortunately, some restaurants and cafes are so noisy that the noise just kills the combined effects of ambience, service and food.
Noise pollution in eateries is of various types. Sometimes the background music being played is very loud. Most places do turn down the volume if you ask them to, but in some cases your request falls on deaf ears.
More annoying is the racket caused by other patrons who like to hold forth at the tops of their voices. Unfortunately, the volume cannot be turned down in this case.You have to shout to make yourself heard thus contributing to the noise–and this goes on in a vicious circle.
I don’t mind so much when the noise is a generalised buzz and you can’t make out individual conversations. What really annoys me is when I am forced to listen to other peoples’ conversations. I wish people would realise that their views on the political situation or an account of their recent illness might be of interest to their companion but it is quite annoying for the people on adjacent tables.
Have you encountered this often or do you think I am being too sensitive? Do share your views in the comments section below.