5 Outrageous Things People Do in Restaurants

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Kids often get a bad rap for being out of control in restaurants. Some joints even ban them altogether. But what about all of the ill-behaved adults out there who dine out with less than dazzling manners? There are plenty of them.

Take the guy in this photo. Twitter user @ahow posted it this weekend, along with the following caption: "A grown ass man is mad at his girlfriend at Olive Garden & has made a menu fort." 

If it wasn't so absolutely sad that a grown man would act like that in public, it would be hilarious. Okay, it's hilarious no matter how you look it. But some of the other bad behavior adults exhibit in restaurants is no laughing matter. Here are four more crazy things adults do in restaurants.

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1. Ask for food from other diners

I kid you not, this happened to me last month. I was eating with my family in a casual restaurant and had ordered chicken nachos, which turned out to be ridiculously huge. Seriously, they took up almost half the table. When the guy next to me jokingly (I thought) asked, "Are you going to eat all of those?" I jokingly said, "No way, you want some?" And he did! Not knowing what else to do, I scooped him up a plateful, and he and his date proceeded to eat them. I'm still weirded out by this.

2. Leave bad tips

I don't think every server deserves 20 percent, but if you're eating out, you should figure on coughing up close to that amount for a majority of meals. Anyone who won't should just eat somewhere tips aren't required. Of course, there are also those who choose to editorialize along with their receipt like this jerk who gave an overweight waitress "advice," and they may be even worse than the cheapos.

3. Let their kids run the place

So kids don't get off the hook totally here, but it's really their parents who are to be blamed. No, kids can't always be controlled, but that's when it's time for you to ask for a to-go box, and go! Perhaps the most outrageous example of parents overstepping boundaries at an eatery is this in which a woman changed her baby's diaper on the restaurant's table. So. Wrong.

4. Talk on their phones incessantly

Need to answer a quick call in a lively restaurant? Maybe that's okay once in awhile, but when full-on conversations are happening, and the whole restaurant can hear it, it's beyond obnoxious.

What's the worst behavior you've seen in a restaurant?


Image via @ahow/Twitter

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LostS... LostSoul88

Title says 5 but there is only 4 listed?

amand... amandabananda

The first one is the menu fort

BeccaLS BeccaLS

My mom is guilty of #4. It really bugs me so I told her that I will not take her out to eat if she leaves her phone on.

So now when I take her anywhere she turns it off.

nonmember avatar Karen

I'm guilty of #3. Well, I've changed diapers on a bench seat of a booth before. I am good about only taking my kids out to family type restaurant, and it makes me mad that some of these places STILL don't have changing tables! (Pizza Hut!!! I have never seen a changing table in a pizza hut!) I'm not going to contort my child to change them in the car.

Vegeta Vegeta

I make menu forts all the time. Don't care what anybody thinks. Mind your own business.

Melan... MelanieJK

In a quiet romantic type restaurant,  we listened a couple having a way-too-loud debate about the tip while the waiter they were discussing was waiting on us.

Melan... MelanieJK

Don't pick your teeth either

Vinta... VintageWife

The nachos one is hilarious! Maybe she should have said, "Okay, but that will be $4.50 (or whatever half the price was)!"

Felly... FellyScarlett

You know what pisses me off? When entitled bitches take pictures of complete strangers and put them on the internet. You don't know anything about that person. Mind your own damn business.

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