Monday, July 26, 2010

# 1 Pet Peeve of mine- Loud Customers

I should apologize to my readers in advance for the liberal use of pictures and videos on my blog. I recently bought a camera and I carry it with me at all times to see if I capture anything of substance. I had it today and I went to my favorite Arab restaurant and there were these two loud guys that I had to capture on video. I was on the phone trying to have a conversation but their loudness made that an impossible task. I'm cursed with the inability to block out background noises so eating at a restaurant is always and interesting experience because I get to hear gossip and small talk to my demise. I may just videotape all the loudmouths that I encounter and post it here, What do you say?


  1. Israel I say that what you talk about shows how insensitive and narcissistic some people in our world have become. It also seems that "personal space" no longer exists for a person in our world,because some people think they can violate others personal space and also violate our rights to privacy. It is difficult to expect others to act in a way we hope they will during our interaction with them. To feel empowered you may want to actually get up and find a place where it is more quiet so you can talk with someone on your phone. You may think this is an inconvenience, however actually, you are being assertive and empowering yourself by doing so.

  2. I agree with you. It seems to be getting worse. I'm especially sensitive to it as I hear all my surroundings. I'm starting to believe that it may be narcissism that is at the root of the rude behavior. BTW I do do that whenever I have to use the phone. I will walk outside instead of blabbing out loud in public. The thing that bothers me the most is when you are seated at a restaurant and the party next to you talks as if they have a megaphone attached to their mouth.

  3. Israel, I know what you are talking about, I am sensitive to noise around my surroundings too. I use earplugs when it is really noisy where I am.
    Yeah, it is a pain when you are next to a loud-speaking person. Maybe this person has hearing problems or has too much ear-wax in their ears, however again I think it is probably due to narcissism. If I don't want a confrontation with this person, I have tried moving or speaking loud myself (and that gives them a message about their own behavior.