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    Posted: 03 May 2008 at 11:16pm
Hi Boys and girls! We have, in the past, discussed how angry we get when people allow their children to act up in restaurants, I agree, this really bugs me. I have witnessed another irritating trend just recently. The last couple of times I have been out to dinner there has been a table of 40 + year old women having a girls night out. They are LOUD, they CACKLE hysterically over every word spoken [and you can hear every damn word!] Most of them are half sh*t faced from their cocktails and don't simmer down until they start shoveling food in their faces!!! You get to hear about everything from birth control to menopause, I am not a party Pooper, but if you are going to get together in a space where other people are dining keep your damn voice down!!!!!
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I've heard them, too -- they act like they're born-again teenagers.  Some of these women wind up with a little freedom, like maybe the kids have left the nest so they don't have anyone to take care of & they're completely living for themselves, that they become completely obnoxious.Dead
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I hate these people too! I'm 15 years old and I don't act like that when I go out! (Maybe because I don't drink yet, but still.) It's ridiculously annoying. I'm so glad my mom doesn't do that.
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There's so little decorum lately. Angry  I've seen this behavior in women my age and it really bugs me.  Nothing dignified about "tying one on" and staggering out of a restaurant.   This is a bit off topic but I think men do this too.  I was once enjoying a quiet dinner with my Mother in a restaurant on Cape Cod.   A whole group of male golfers (about 15 of 'em) came in and they'd already spent a LOT OF  time on the 19th hole.   Well they were GROSSLY loud and sat the whole time with their damn baseball hats on at the table.   Take your hats off you YAHOOS!  Angry
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Originally posted by Spicy_Meatball Spicy_Meatball wrote:

There's so little decorum lately. Angry  I've seen this behavior in women my age and it really bugs me.  Nothing dignified about "tying one on" and staggering out of a restaurant.   This is a bit off topic but I think men do this too.  I was once enjoying a quiet dinner with my Mother in a restaurant on Cape Cod.   A whole group of male golfers (about 15 of 'em) came in and they'd already spent a LOT OF  time on the 19th hole.   Well they were GROSSLY loud and sat the whole time with their damn baseball hats on at the table.   Take your hats off you YAHOOS!  Angry


Men behaving badly?  Sure.
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There's so little decorum lately. Angry  I've seen this behavior in women my age and it really bugs me.  Nothing dignified about "tying one on" and staggering out of a restaurant.   This is a bit off topic but I think men do this too.  I was once enjoying a quiet dinner with my Mother in a restaurant on Cape Cod.   A whole group of male golfers (about 15 of 'em) came in and they'd already spent a LOT OF  time on the 19th hole.   Well they were GROSSLY loud and sat the whole time with their damn baseball hats on at the table.   Take your hats off you YAHOOS!  Angry
 
I know exactly what you're talking about!  My husband once took me out to this very nice restaurant that was on a golf course.  Seated at the table next to us was this group of male golfers, all appearing to be in their 60s.  You could tell they'd had a few rounds & were pretty obnoxious, the way they were coming on to the waitress, who was probably in her early 20s -- young enough to be their granddaughter!  They weren't doing anything out of line, such as touching her or saying anything overtly sexual or using foul language, but their flirty behavior was pretty annoying & they were acting like a bunch of 20-something year-old bachelors.  I'd say she did a great job of keeping her composure, & hopefully she received a decent tip for putting up with them.Angry  
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We find it annoying as well, but I attribute it to the high probability these are folk who really 'don't get out that often'; they're simply lacking in social graces...they're showing off 'their best' and drawing attention while simultaneously exposing themselves...I tend to feel sorry for them until my dinner is really interrupted. I have, and will continue to directly approach them; a touch of humiliation goes a LONG way.
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People act badly in large groups, as they become individually less responsible for their own behavior.  I'll bet few of these people would be acting like that by themselves.  Except maybe for those Red Hat Society ladies.  In their case, I think all that red and purple does something to their brains.
 
 
Isn't she happy?!!!
 
 
 
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Years ago, our office used to go out occasionally to a restaurant/bar type place and if the ladies got rowdy, I'd tell the people that were staring at us that we worked for our competitor. 


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Except maybe for those Red Hat Society ladies.  In their case, I think all that red and purple does something to their brains.
 
 
Isn't she happy?!!!
  
She certainly seems to be in an altered state...
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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

People act badly in large groups, as they become individually less responsible for their own behavior.  I'll bet few of these people would be acting like that by themselves.  Except maybe for those Red Hat Society ladies.  In their case, I think all that red and purple does something to their brains.
 
 
Isn't she happy?!!!
 
 
 
I'm probably going to get into hot water here, but, those red hat ladies drive me up the Wall!!!! I have had many an outing ruined by these stampeding herds that seem to think that they're entitled to act like morons because they've reached a certain age!! It isn't cute, it isn't dignified, it's embarrassing.
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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

People act badly in large groups, as they become individually less responsible for their own behavior.  I'll bet few of these people would be acting like that by themselves.  Except maybe for those Red Hat Society ladies.  In their case, I think all that red and purple does something to their brains.
 
 
Isn't she happy?!!!
 
 
 
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Red Hat ladies can be so polite and nice though.
My mom and I went to Myrtle Beach and we went to this dinner show thing that was rodeo-themed. Apparently there was a red hat lady reunion thing. There were hundreds.
Some ladies wore purple hats and red outfits, so I asked why and they said on their birthdays they go opposite. They were cool.
 
 
Some can be loud and obnoxious though. xP
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Red Hat ladies can be so polite and nice though.
My mom and I went to Myrtle Beach and we went to this dinner show thing that was rodeo-themed. Apparently there was a red hat lady reunion thing. There were hundreds.
Some ladies wore purple hats and red outfits, so I asked why and they said on their birthdays they go opposite. They were cool.
 
Some can be loud and obnoxious though. xP
 
I'm sure there are some who behave with maturity & dignity, but most of the ones who I've seen are downright obnoxious, as if they're making sure everyone within miles hears they've arrived.  It's RHGW or Red Hatters Gone Wild.Shocked 
 
Out of curiosity over the Red Hat phenomenon, I checked out some of their websites.  There were photo galleries of Red Hat Conventions & some of the stuff I saw blew me away.  These women were flaunting their freedom, as if they'd been released from a lengthy prison sentence or they were hens who'd been kept in the coop for too long & were finally let out.  Some of them were dressed in outlandish, sexy clothing, some of it which belongs in the bedroom.  And, believe me, you wouldn't want to see these women cavorting around like that.Dead
 
The names of their chapters are rather risque -- I can't remember many of them, but one that I recall is "The Red-Hot Hotties."  I've often wondered if the red hat & purple dress are supposed to represent sexuality & liberation for these old biddies -- red to represent the vagina & purple to represent the penis, with red (female) being the hat color because it's on top of their heads dominating the purple (penis) dress.Wink
 
And they all try to outdo each other in the loudness department, as if it's a contest to see who can be the most obnoxious.  My mother was a Red Hatter for a few years.  I've been out with her & some of her friends, who were also Red Hatters, & they'd get pretty loud.  In fact, they were the loudest ones in the entire restaurant with the way they were cackling away!Cry   
 
Here's what I don't understand about the Red Hat Society.  It's supposed to be all about having a sense of individuality & freedom, yet you must adhere to their rules about how you dress, among other things.  Having to wear a red hat & purple dress, to me, seems more like a uniform.  How can you be expressing yourself when you have to dress just like everyone else?  I don't get it.Confused
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Originally posted by suenewtotx suenewtotx wrote:

Here's what I don't understand about the Red Hat Society.  It's supposed to be all about having a sense of individuality & freedom, yet you must adhere to their rules about how you dress, among other things.  Having to wear a red hat & purple dress, to me, seems more like a uniform.  How can you be expressing yourself when you have to dress just like everyone else?  I don't get it.Confused
 
 
Red Hat fun is red hot fascist!!
 
 
 
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For those who wonder:

Warning - When I Am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple


By Jenny Joseph


 

When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple

with a red hat that doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.

And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves

and satin candles, and say we've no money for butter.

I shall sit down on the pavement when I am tired

and gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells

and run my stick along the public railings

and make up for the sobriety of my youth.

I shall go out in my slippers in the rain

and pick the flowers in other people's gardens

and learn to spit.

 

You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat

and eat three pounds of sausages at a go

or only bread and pickles for a week

and hoard pens and pencils and beer nuts and things in boxes.

 

But now we must have clothes that keep us dry

and pay our rent and not swear in the street

and set a good example for the children.

We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.

But maybe I ought to practice a little now?

So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised

When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.

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Speaking of lunch, I'm hungry. Let's eat.
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I here tell that one group ate chillun under a full moon!
It's da troof!
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