I've Had It With Noise

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  1. Kalvin Mitnic

    Kalvin Mitnic Well-Known Member
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    Noisy places are driving me to drink. When you can't hear the person across the table the meal,ambience and experience is spoiled and so is the food.
    I was talked into going to a place last eve that I thought would be a bad experience. A neighborhood bar and grill known more for its beer (20 varieties on tap)and low prices. Badddddd choice. Food set like lead in belly and I was wondering the whole while why I had given in to pressure, but I had so it's on me. Never again though. If I can't dine-drink wine I'll pine and whine again on line so there.:D
     
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    Well now you know Kal - no, must mean no - when you know its gonna be disaster
    Wine bar ............... much more civilised
    I really can't tolerate noise so I just stay here in me own little bubble - don't burst it will ya Kal :p
     
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    Unless you have the money, most places here sure aren't the "quiet and romantic" type places. One restaurant that we know, that is decently quiet, believe it or not, it our local Denny's Restaurant. In fact, I told the manager/owner of a Mexican restaurant that we often go to here, "one thing for sure, if I wanted a quiet and romantic dinner, I wouldn't come here." He smiled and agreed.

    Most restaurants here are like sports bar's, with TV's in all corners. That sure don't make for "quiet".
     
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    We can tolerate noise, especially if/when we go to a sports bar to watch an NFL game. But, we already know just how loud the place can get. Actually, we aren't that quiet at home. My wife really dislikes too much "quiet".
     
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    I could never go to a sports bar :p
    Its your cup a tea and that's fine - prefer some smooth jazz and a glass of wine meself :)

    @Cody Fousnaugh
     
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    Noise doesn't bother me at all. I can tune it out all except snoring..that's the only noise I can't stand...drives me crazy.

    My poor ex was ready to get a nose operation to fix his snoring just so he could sleep with me...told him not to bother. :)

    He did try those strips and everything that's out there for snoring but none worked. I also tried ear plugs...could still hear.
     
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    Wife likes good wine, but most of the time will just have a beer. Wine can make her blood glucose go up. We are both Classic Rock, Disco, Motown and Country (as in Garth Brooks, George Strait, Brooks & Dunn) and Oldies fans.
     
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    I can only have a 'small' glass of wine now and its been years since I've touched alcohol
    But I sure do like the idea of sitting in that wine bar listening to smooth jazz :cool:
    Pleased to hear you like Motown, a favourite with us :)
     
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    She grew up just outside Detroit and listened to Motown a lot. Even got to see the original Supremes in concert in New York. She introduced me to Motown when we met and I got her more into Classic Rock.

    BTW, The Four Tops were on the tv show, A Capitol Fourth last night.
     
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    Fab ! If you ever get the chance see Temptations - the movie, its so good, their life story and full of music !
     
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    Iffen I get inta the door and music is too loud or not to my liking, I turnabout and leave.
    Mood music is fine but other like Western,rock or the like turn me about. They are considered just noise.
     
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    Sure glad we have "choices" in America. Our choice sure wouldn't be Mood music. I'd be sitting there, with a mug of beer in front of me, sleeping!
     
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    Were I with you that'd do just fine. Probably have a Sam Adams.
     
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    I thought perhaps I was the only one who becomes irritated with all the noise....and I almost deaf! Everywhere you go they have to play music or tv...then hollering kids...it becomes too much. All the more reason we avoid most places.
     
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    I don't care for the sports bar type of restaurant for that reason. If I am there with someone, I want to be able to talk and hear one another. If I am alone, I'll probably want to read, and they are usually too dark, too. I also hate finding myself in a room with a crying baby or a toddler with a tantrum.
     
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    There are several types of sounds I find. Noise is that sound that is unwelcome and irritating which certainly doesn't go with dining. Going to a bar for a sports event or just to have a drink one expects a certain noisy environment.
    OTOH if I'm out with my lady for a dining experience a crying baby or wailing nasal western music is simply out of place.

    On the other hand a gurgling giddy giggling baby is a sound of delight.
     
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    I remember, a few years ago, going to a local TGI Fridays. Don't know if the restaurant still has them or not, but there were small TV's on some tables. We sat at one. Had to pay to watch tv, but it was pretty cool to us. Thing is, I went over to the waitress stationed and told a our waitress how neat I thought it was that there was a color tv on our table. She didn't share my enthusiasm at all. She said, "if people want to watch tv while they eat, they should just stay at home, order a pizza and watch tv. When here with family and/or friends, they should be talking with each other, not watching tv." I told her, "I'm sure the restaurant manager wouldn't agree with you." She said, "I don't really care!" I didn't say anything to the manager, but knew this young lady wouldn't be working here long.
     
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    To each their own, but I agree with the waitress- why go out for a meal with people and not interact with them?

    On the flip side of the same coin, though: the need to be perpetually entertained- I don't think it's healthy.
     
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    Here again, are we, the members of this forum, talking too old? I mean, I know there are certain things "Baby Boomer" and older have an extremely hard time handling/accepting in today's world, but either we "fit in" or........
     
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    It would seem that Mickey D's in Colorado has come up with a solution to Everyone's noise problems.
    McDonalds Corp. have approved the dismantling of the kiddie areas in the Colorado stores and is turning them into areas which one can have their burger and fries while smoking a doobie.

    If I remember correctly, back in my days of " not inhaling" I didn't care what kind of music was playing or how loud.
    If a bomb went off I would have probably nearly slept through it. hmmm.....come to think about it, I really did sleep through a couple of mortar and rocket attacks at head camp in the Nam.
     
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    We have some fine restaurants here in my little town but some are so noisy you can't carry on a normal conversation and at another kids run wild. I suppose some parents like that but I think they need their own sound proof dining area, sorta of out of sight and out of mind. But I don't go there no mo.
     
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    Age should provide some privilege just as does youth. Seniors as a rule aren't attending youth oriented events or venues.
    Age determines where we CHOOSE to fit in and that's as it should be. I may 'put up' with some things but if I choose not to or where I draw the line that's my prerogative (and always was). The scope of my acceptance of things has narrowed as my time is now more valued. I'm not crotchety but I am more selective and choosy now of where and what I do, AND I expect those I come in contact with to understand that RHIP (with rank goes privilege.)
    https://www.waywordradio.org/rhip_1/
     
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    Never looked at it this way, but VERY TRUE!!!
     
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    Whatever happened to adult dining? I remember there use to be restaurants that didn't serve children, or if they did it was only on weekends. Did that get waylaid by Children's Rights as have many other issues. No wonder today's kids think they're privileged. THEY ARE!!!
     
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    Same thing that's happened to a number of things from the past......stopped.

    The word "discrimination" covers most changes. Discrimination against families w/kids, etc., etc. that people can sue others for. But, luckily, there are still some fine dining restaurants where kids aren't brought to.

    IOW, Seniors want what they want, same goes for young adults, families and kids.
     
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