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Old 11-05-2019, 08:10 AM
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There are TV sets in "sports bars" and "diners" here by me. Nothing wrong with that. I haven't seen any in "restaurants."
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Fine in pubs and sports bars, otherwise no, I don't like them. Our local sushi place has one and I wish they didn't, but thankfully no sound.

How about the screens yelling at you while you pump gas? Or in elevators? Those really get to me.
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Old 11-05-2019, 09:16 AM
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TV's at the bar or a "eat some wings and watch the game" restaurant are fine.

Anywhere I'd go with my wife for a night out? Nope.
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Old 11-05-2019, 09:24 AM
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Our local sushi place has one and I wish they didn't, but thankfully no sound...
If you happen to see a show on eel catching, cooking or preparation, turn your head away from the television....
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TVs suck your brains out, what else could have caused all the crazy stuff going in these days?
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Old 11-05-2019, 11:09 AM
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I try to avoid restaurants that play TV with closed captioning & no sound, but if I have to (a friend's invitation etc) I sit where I can't see the picture.

Places where they have the TV sound on, forcing you to listen? That's a dealbreaker.

This world is not your livingroom. When you're out in it, observe. Participate. Turn the TV off.
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Old 11-05-2019, 11:23 AM
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I had an experience very similar to RP.
I went to our local Pizza Factory, and up on the wall was the last game of the world series.
I couldn't finish my pizza, I was sick.

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Old 11-05-2019, 11:46 AM
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After eating a lot of eel in Japan I would probably not bat an eyelid at this, itís just so delicious!
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Old 11-05-2019, 12:21 PM
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General eatery/bistro/lunch cafe = No

Smart restaurant = Absolutely Forbidden

Pub Grub = If cricket or footy's on it's all good with me
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After eating a lot of eel in Japan I would probably not bat an eyelid at this, it’s just so delicious!
Of course it's an individual thing, but watching this show would make an eel addict go cold turkey........
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Zappa had it right.

I may be vile and pernicious
But you can't look away
I make you think I'm delicious
With the stuff that I say
I'm the best you can get
Have you guessed me yet?
I'm the slime oozin' out
From your TV set
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Coffee shops, in+out joints, and casual diners: if there's a TV and it can't be heard over the conversation, I can ignore it...

Sports bars and similar themed eateries: I realize it's a large part of the reason their customers are there...for that reason I never set foot in one of them...

The restaurants in general that I choose to frequent regularly do not display televisions...that's one of the main reasons (along with good food and service) that I patronize them...

There's absolutely nothing on TV that's so important to me that I need to watch it when I go out to dine, and I prefer to not be bothered by it just because some people can't do without their constant media fix...
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Old 11-05-2019, 01:04 PM
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I don't remember anything specific, but it seems like I've watched some things on a TV in a restaurant that was gross.

I'd be all for a no-cell-phone (or a no-screen) policy in a restaurant.
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Old 11-05-2019, 01:07 PM
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I very rarely go out to eat alone,so I seek out places where there is no intrusion from TV when my wife and I dine out. I want to focus entirely on my wife and enjoy good conversation with her instead of hearing a TV.
Once every 2 or 3 years I will stop in at an Applebee's or similar place. Even with the sound down I find TV there to be distracting.
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Old 11-05-2019, 01:22 PM
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The next, rather small step, will be to have the Big Brother party line message being broadcast to all of these TVs, whether in a restaurant, doctor's office, or gas pump. This might seem silly and far fetched, but we are just being conditioned for that eventuality. George Orwell saw into the future...

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