Archive for the ‘Etiquette’ Category

Are There No Applebee's? Are All the Olive Gardens Full?

Woman at table: Ugh, I can't believe they would do that! It's so rude!
Friend: Who? What?
Woman: Bring a child out. (motions to screaming toddler two tables away)
Friend: Well, it's not like they farted or something.
Woman: Still, it's gross. This isn't Connecticut, and there should be laws–for everyone's safety!

–Dos Caminos, Soho

Overheard by: Tommy

…Now Correct Your Posture or I'll Burn You.

Harridan: Put out that cigarette! Put it out! You can't smoke on the subway! Put it out!
Hobo: (puffs)
Bro: Sir, would you please put out the cigarette?
Hobo: Sure.
Bro: Thank you.
Harridan: You wouldn't put it out for me! Why did you put it out for him? Do you hate women? Was it your mother?
Hobo: He said “please” and “thank you.”

–2 Train

The Hat's an SS-ombrero

Loud bald man: My grandmother taught me that it's rude to keep your hat on while you're eating! Take it off, Robin Hood!
Guy in hat: (mumbles)
Loud bald man: Come on, take it off. We're not in fuckin' Mexico.
Loud blonde woman: Isn't it so great that he's Mexican-German? His parents are so great.
Guy in hat: (mumbles again)

–Le Zie, 7th Ave

Overheard by: Rose Fox