It appears to me from personal experiences that the whole drivel runs off of the attention deprived need for constant entertainment. No one need to entertain themselves, Here, mama will get it for you.
I have no problem with multiple screens showing 3-4 different sports venues in those places which want to think of themselves as 'sports bars' or the multiple children's show in venues that cater to very young families - I do not partake at either place.
The background 'musak' phase that started when I was much younger has now gotten so overbearing as to become an automatic turning around and leaving before the greeter even gets to me. If there is a question on their face I simply place my hands over my ears and keep walking.
I love to eat out but just flat refuse to be put out by any business idea of entertaining me unless they happen to be a dinner theater.
Its annoying to me... but some people are apparently raised this way now. What really irks me is that stupid "music" they play in the grocery and department stores. Some of it... not all of it. Some of the garbage has no soul. No class. No imagination. So why force this drivel on the rest of us? Talk about torture and abuse.
This was just a pancake house and not Le Bec-Fin. Having the news or sports news on isn't horrible(no sound on any, just closed captioning). Also, the point of the thread was to mock the DUmmies who fly into fits of rage when presented with a TV in an establishment who dares show Fox News. I do need to point out that so far my dining experiences, outside of the pancakes, has been less than inspiring so far. Even spent $90 at Phillips Seafood House and came away feeling ripped off. So far Ocean City, NJ has it all over this Ocean City.
I do enjoy Fox News in the bars and restaurants. Esp if they use the closed caption feature w/sound off.
My family went to dinner several times while my aunt and cousin were visiting last month. The outdoor restaurant at Pass A Grille had some jackass playing Jimmy Buffet music so loud that people were having to shout to be heard by the person across the table. Since when did the ambient noises of the beach cease to be the proper background for enjoyment there? And while we are on the subject, when you have lugged all of your stuff to the beach and set up for a nice day, do you like it when someone plops down next to you and turns on a ghetto blaster playing frantic or offensive music?
We went to dinner on the waterfront in downtown St Pete. Skipped the patio restaurant, because they had a loud obnoxious Jimmy Buffet impersonator playing. Went upstairs to the nicer place, and the music up there was unbearably loud as well. How much do you have to spend to eat in a restaurant that doesn't let teenagers decide the volume level?
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