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Eating out

Loud speech in restaurants is crude
Why are the obnoxious so rude?
Their noise should be banned
This is not a food stand
But a place we pay for the mood

Author's note:  My wife and I went out for dinner with friends last night.  That was the inspiration for the limerick above.  However, this is also an allegory for what is wrong in today's world.  There is a critical shortage of consideration for others.

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  1. Date: 5/18/2013 8:06:00 PM
    You know Duke I never much cared for Limericks until I began reading yours. I thought they were 5 lines of silliness but yours actually tells a story with depth. Thank you

  1. Date: 4/20/2013 11:07:00 PM
    WOW! The obnoxious ARE rude, aren't they. I agree completely with this poem. Wicked poem! xD I liked your write tonight, :D - DWB P.S. Haha I like the author's note btw! Inspiration pops up at random times. people should have some consideration towards others. GO TELL EM. haha

  1. Date: 3/26/2013 4:35:00 PM
    Todays world,,,,, I think through out time ;} but that's just me. Thank you for reading Fairy Tales, I got sick with flu just after I posted that. I do like your Limerick though. crude people indeed. teaser time;} you have a blessed day Duke.

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 11:28:00 AM
    AMEN TO THAT! Honestly, I rarely eat out, but when I do I can totally see where you are coming from; we pay for the MOOD, not just the food! I can't stand it when people act so inconsiderately in public! This is another great limerick, my dear poet friend. :)

  1. Date: 3/20/2013 7:53:00 AM
    I agree with Anne Lise.....more romantic at home, also put on some soft music and dance close. Hugs

  1. Date: 3/18/2013 2:39:00 PM
    so true so true what you wrote at the bottom too, Duke. I hate the rudeness of people today. This could be made into a grook and used in the grook contest as well!!

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 12:15:00 PM
    - A table with burning candles - covered so fine - use the finest glasses - cooking the food together - only she and you - a bottle of something good to drink - no tight shoes -> Stay home, relax and be romantic. - Have a nice weekend! - Oxox / / Anne-Lise :)