Ambiance

Of noisy contemporary restaurants:

“Those establishments eschew sound-suppressing designs and materials under the pretense that cacophony gives the patrons a sense of being in a hip, happening place.

“In truth, such restaurants seek and attract a type of customer whose very existence, in such numbers, proves our civilization is dying: boisterous and free-spending egotists taught since infancy that self-esteem matters more than knowledge, that manners and etiquette are merely tools of oppression.” — Relentless, by Dean Koontz

Advertisements

3 Replies to “Ambiance”

  1. self-esteem matters more than knowledge, that manners and etiquette are merely tools of oppression

    *grumble grumble* 90% of my interaction on line, it seems sometimes. *grumble* Not to mention in politics.

    1. Being online seems to bring out the worst in some people.

      At least, I hope that’s their worst.

      1. …I have relatives that are like that.

        In person.

        My sister had to talk the new in-laws out of beating him up at another cousin’s wedding.

Comments are closed.