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Posted on 07/23/2014 1:28:32 PM PDT by Cecily
It is hardly the way to win over tourists, but this Irish cafe doesn't seem to care.
Peter's Place, a pretty eatery in County Kerry, has placed a notice in its window banning 'loud American's from entering.
The cafe lists the undesirables it would prefer not to receive in its establishment, including bus and coach tours and rowdy tourists from across the Pond.
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"The feeling's mutual..."
So screw him!
A high percentage of Europeans dislike Americans and always have. It doesn’t have anything to do with Iraq, Afghanistan or anything else the U.S. does. They simply dislike Americans and everything we stand for.
Well, I’m glad to hear that Ireland’s economy is so great that they no longer need US tourist $$. Good for them - now we can visit other countries or places where we are welcome.
His house, his rules...and his consequences. I recall a winery near Silicon Valley I visited where the owner put out a fresh “no jeans, no t-shirts, no yuppies” sign. I watched as at least a half dozen people saw it, shrugged, and got back into their cars, including one I’d met at a previous winery. He was a buyer for a restaurant chain.
Or, perhaps, Americans act like entitled pricks when they enter his pub. Some Americans aren’t exactly good emissaries. I just got back from Europe and made an extra effort to tip well and be polite. I always got great service and everyone was very friendly and helpful.
He’s entitled to refuse service to anyone. I don’t have a problem with his sign. Don’t eat or drink there. It’s his loss in the long run.
When I look at the hand-lettered sign, it strikes me that it’s kind of shaky — like an elderly person’s handwriting. Maybe the person who owns it doesn’t want those tour buses pulling in and filling up his place and placing too much demand on his staff. Maybe he just wants a quiet little pub filled with locals. And maybe his experience with American tourists is that they are loud. I haven’t travelled in so long — I don’t know how people behave on a vacation overseas.
I AM NOT BEING LOUD!!!!!
I guess we Americans have out-yelled the German’s as the most bothersome. Well, I guess we can go elsewhere. What is the Flanders region of Belgium like at this time of year? I was in Oostand many years ago, while in the Navy. Oh, nevermind. I just read Belgium has now been revealed as a global drugs gateway and the cocaine capital of Europe! Well, they still have those great hot pretzels you can eat with ice cream, I hope.
Revenge for all those “Irish need not apply” signs from 150 years ago....
Pretty simple rule: don’t be a “loud” American. I can live with that.
You have good insight. I hadn’t thought about it perhaps being owned by someone who was old and just didn’t want to be overwhelmed.
That’s the great thing about how American used to be in the old days. Now, imagine the uproar if he inserted a different group for “yuppies”...you know who I’m talking about.
I want to head back to Korea. It’s been 32 years since I left the last time and I hear it’s nicer than here now.
Been overseas many times and many times been embarrassed by the behavior of some Americans. I’m willing to give this business owner the benefit of the doubt since the sign does specify “loud”. He may regret specifying “Americans”. Now the whole village will probably end up losing American tourist business.
My husband is there now. He’s having a wonderful time.
In my experience at European eateries, museums, churches, etc. German tourists tend to be even louder than Americans. And Ireland is one place in Europe where Americans tend to be especially welcome. But as someone already pointed out, his business and his rules. Beyond that the owner can just go F himself.
Can’t blame him for not wanting to put up with bus and coach tours. They bring large numbers of people who have a limited amount of time to be served. He specifically said “loud-mouth Americans” which to me doesn’t include every American. Personally, I preferred my visit to Scotland over Ireland. Skip Belfast especially. It seems to have an atmosphere of doom and gloom hanging over it.
Sorry, but you’re emphasizing his point. “the owner can just go F himself”??? Really?? Maybe its just an elderly proprietor who prefers a nice sleepy pub for the town folk, and is tired of dealing with obnoxious Americans. Given your response, i’m now much more sympathetic.
Yeah, but if they are loud, American *AND* a member of the LGBT tribe, will he have to serve them?
Can’t have Yanks outshouting the Irish drunks now can we?
I need that sign for my home... and cube... maybe put it on a hat too. I really hate loud people
Why in the #311 would any American leave these shores to begin with !! It’s beyond me.
Like there’s nothing to see in THIS country on vacay???
Maybe I have just been unfortunate, but ever Australian and New Zealander I have encountered on FR have been SNOB when they weren’t just being SOBs. We need know visitor from across the ponds!
I have traveled extensively and am mortified at The Ugly American. Yes, they are loud, obnoxious and dress like homeless people. They have no qualms about discussing very loudly what is wrong with the place they are in, how bad the food is and how ‘ya just can’t get a good haaaarrrrd roll’ in Europe. I despise them too and will speak Italian so as not to be painted with the same brush. That being said, I have been at a quaint hotel in Florence where American high school teenagers spent the night. They were served the breakfast paid for with their tour but, decided to raid the continental breakfast laid out for the hotel guests and completely emptied it, leaving nothing for the hotel customers. It was beyond disgusting.
Exactly. Most people haven’t even seen all the great stuff within a 300 mile radius from where they live.
I have a list of stuff within 300 miles I want to see.
Alamo, NASA Mission Control, Battleship Texas, Aircraft Carrier USS Lexington (I think that’s the name) and the Dr. Pepper Museum are all on it.
Luck he didn’t ban the hyphenated Americans then he be a bad man and not a good man...
Unless its Loud-Americans that he banned ?
Maybe the Loud, like Gay, are just born that way
His cafe and his rules.
If like I have you have seen and endured some of our fellow Americans abroad you would not want to be around them either. Some of our fellow Americans need to learn some manners
No, naturalman is very polite and highly informative about Australian politics. I’m glad he posts here.
I guess loud Americans interfere with the drunken crying and fights that usually go on in the pub.
“... a pretty eatery...”
Sounds like code words for “queer” eatery, which should for most people, be avoided at all costs.
How likely is it that these “loud Americans” are liberal travelers? Most people that I know that travel abroad are more of the liberal/democrat leaning.
SO...THEY are leaving a bad impression of Americans. ;P
Calm down folks - he only means the non-gay ones, as required by law.
He could be a bongo player from way back, too...
Having been to Ireland many times I must say that I cannot blame the pub. I have seen so many Americans (most I must confess) go into pubs and behave like true As*ho**s - behavior that would get them thrown out of most pubs in the U.S..
Lot of other nice places in Waterville.
Peter of Peter’s Place = Basil Fawlty
Of course you were treated well. You were spending money in their establishments. It doesn’t disprove my point however. Many Europeans do have an irrational hatred of America and Americans.
That was not my experience. Every time I told someone I was American I was greeted with a big smile.
Thats not been my experience. I keep hearing about it, but I never saw evidence of “hatred for Americans” after several weeks in Europe. Quite the opposite in fact.
I suppose you’re right. Just a visceral reaction to someone singling out Americans while ignoring the adjective “loud”. I’ve been embarrassed enough times by compatriots who should have been refused passports or barred from their flights to have known better.
How many European languages do you speak besides English?
I used to work for the U.S. unit of a European company. What I was told to my face and overheard went far beyond mere disagreements over business strategy and tactics. I think European anti-Americanism comes from two major sources: former communists or people who were raised on a diet of anti-American and pro-Soviet propaganda, and old style Tories, Gaullists or their equivalents in other countries who can’t get over the fact that the U.S. is now the dominant nation in the world. And now add in the muslims. The Lightworker seems to have made things worse.