A friend and I were talking yesterday about parents bringing kids to restaurants, which, believe it or not, I have very few thoughts on, and those thoughts I do have are ambivalent and shaded, which is something I probably need to work on.
What I realized though is that more than bringing bad kids into restaurants, the worst thing people do when they go out to eat is applaud whenever a server drops some dishes. Every time I go out to eat and I hear the shattering of glass or ceramic, I hold my breath for a second and pray that nobody does it. If the diners ignore it, then I'm safely among normal people. But if they do break out into sarcastic applause, I am chagrined to realize that I am sharing a space with a.) people who are rude to servers and b.) people who think they're funny when they're not. Can you even think of a worse combination of personality traits?
That's all. Carry on.