Skip to comments.Loud Americans: Villagers answer cafe ban on visitors
Posted on 07/24/2014 4:01:33 AM PDT by PotatoHeadMick
The business community in an Irish village has hit back at a cafe owner who has refused to serve "loud Americans".
Peter Fitzgerald of Waterville, County Kerry, annoyed villagers when he posted a notice in his cafe banning coach parties and loud Americans.
The story went viral on social media and was picked up by dozens of newspapers around the world.
The village, however, has assured all, loud or not, of a warm welcome.
Business people and residents took to the streets on Tuesday to send out a strong message to visitors.
Albert Walsh, chairman of Waterville Business Association, said: "What we want to do is reflect the real attitude to America.
"There is a loud welcome in Waterville for all loud American visitors and friends.
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He has a right to serve or not serve whoever he pleases. It’s his business.
“He has a right to serve or not serve whoever he pleases. Its his business.”
He certainly should have that right. It’s debatable whether or not that applies in America. As someone who interacts regularly with another culture, I also have to agree that most Americans are quite loud...and vulgar. It’s almost embarrassing sometimes to hear how rude and crude some of us can be. I endeavor to be different, but it’s the way most of us (Americans) are raised.
A bus load of aging ass holes could be a lot to take. For peace of mind, they can just stay away.
I was in Waterville on my honeymoon. Lovely little town, but not everyone there was welcoming of tourists.
Dinner was fine, but we did walk into the wrong pub afterwards.
Of course, I wasn’t part of a busload of people either.
I agree it is his right to refuse service.
However it should be noted he does not live on an island alone. His decision affects many others in the town that may relie on the tourist dollar to get by.
So they also have a right to express their opinion, and seek to change the pub’s owner to change their mind (and in a small community, it would be difficult to live in when everyone is mad at you).
In this case I support both sides and hope a compromise can be reached.
The art of telling someone to go to hell, and having
them look forward to the trip.
But then in comparison to the Dutch or Finnish, yes, Americans are loud. however, I find the Irish to be cloud to decibel level, so I don't understand the fuss..
” I also have to agree that most Americans are quite loud...and vulgar”
I disagree. I’ve done some traveling, and I can tell you that the rudest tourists are French, German, and Japanese.
About ten years ago, my wife had a meeting in Prague, and she dragged me along (kicking and creaming the whole way:)) the company that sponsored here attendance took us out to dinner the last night of the meeting in a very nice restaurant. While the Americans looked on in embarrassment, hoping we wouldn’t be blamed, a Brit and a Dane, both of them physicians, deep in their cups, got so rowdy that they almost got us all thrown out. My wife and I decided to leave before that happened.
“we did walk into the wrong pub afterwards.”
Oh, you gotta tell the rest of that story.
Had a supervisor like that once, he'd call you into his office, criticize your work and call you a moron and make it sound like a compliment. It usually took about a 1/2 hour to realize “hey, he just insulted the crap outtta me”......................It's a real talent.
> His decision affects many others in the town that may relie
> on the tourist dollar to get by.
Running a little close to collectivism, or as Clinton put it, “Communitarianism”.
> they also have a right to express their opinion, and seek
> to change the pubs owner to change their mind
Fine, as long is it doesn’t become coercive by threat of force. Boycotts are effective.
When was the last time you were in a pub or restaurant where you could hear the person next or you without shouting? I would pay more for QUIET! You cannot find a quiet meal or drink anywhere. They banned smoking, no T-shirts and bare feet...why can’t they ban NOISE?
Yes, he does have that right.
And the other business owners in the village have a right to criticize him for it, and make it clear they do not share his attitude.
Just hope Irish immigrants to NYC and Irish exchange students in San Diego stop getting drunk publicly and in the case of the exchange students, stop trashing their dorms and rented rooms...
The pub owner should at least use proper punctuation in his efforts to drive away business.
The plural of “American” does not take an apostrophe.
Translation: We may not want YOU, but we love your money!
“A bus load of aging ass holes could be a lot to take. For peace of mind, they can just stay away.”
One of these days you’ll be an aging asshole if you live that long.