Funny, the things you overhear. My son and his wife were out to dinner - posh restaurant dinner - at the week-end. Next to them sat a couple, speaking loudly. The man said to the woman: "It's my birthday, and I think the birthday boy should be allowed to choose who he f***s on his birthday!"
There was more to this conversation, and my son said he nearly went over to ask them to keep their voices down. I think that had I been there, I would have been sorely tempted to pour boiling soup into birthday boy's lap, thus scuppering birthday boy's birthday chances.
But then my son is a nicer person than I am.
Tuesday, 22 November 2011
Sex for the birthday boy
Posted by Frances Garrood at 11:22
Labels: birthday boy, overheard conversations
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Wow, if I had been the lady sitting with him when the birthday Boy( which said it all boynot yet a man)said it, I think I would've poured the hot soup in his lap and a bottle of wine over his head.ReplyDelete
Nice Boy Not!
Having played rugby and worked in industry I'm used to language like that. But it should stay in the dressing room and on the factory floor not a restaurant. I believe it's a public order offence.ReplyDelete
Well, there is no need to feel offended, I think. These people clearly show that they do not know how to behave in public - it is embarrassing for them, not for anyone else. Of course if things get out of hand, one could always ask a waiter to politely approach such people to pull themselves together while they are on the premises.ReplyDelete
Quite right, Jarmara.ReplyDelete
Keith, it wasn't the language I would take issue with - after all, arent' we all "used to" that now? No. It was the content!
Librarian, I think we overlapped! As I said, it wasn't so much how this man spoke as what he said. Oh, and the volume! I don't think my son was offended; merely beumsed.ReplyDelete
Part of me wishes people would keep their restaurant conversations private. But the writer part of me likes eavesdropping for material!ReplyDelete
Why is it people only talk loudly when they're saying something we don't want to overhear?ReplyDelete
I agree with Patsy. I think the boor intended to be "overheard"! Hot soup sounds like a good idea, but guess who would have been arrested for assault?ReplyDelete
Kay, Alberta, Canada
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Height of bad manners in every way. Was he boasting, do you think? Or hoping to shock? Thing is he ended up sounding an idiot and being the subject of a blog!ReplyDelete
Me too, Joanna, Me too!ReplyDelete
Patsy, it's like the mobiles-on-trains thing, isn't it.
Kay, I think the arrest might just have been worth it!
Rosemary, at least it's given us something to talk about!
This was just offensive bravado - a deliberate ploy to create effect. I think it is up to the restaurant staff to act - I would have asked to speak to the manager and asked him or her what they intended to do about it. Were they disinclined to stop it I would have asked for my bill and walked out with the assurance that I wouldn't be returning to their establishment again.ReplyDelete
Too bad there hadn't been a little old lady at the next table to say 'Well what about me?'ReplyDelete
Well said, Deborah! I'm afraid I've often bee accused of being inappropriate, but mostly with people I know,and if I should happen to drink too much, (and I haven't done that for ages) If I'd been there and thought of myself as little, (which I am,) and old, (is 65 old?) I would have been rather tempted to say, "what about me?"ReplyDelete