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to think Angry Birds full volume in a small restaurant is anti-social and inconsiderate?

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PenisVanLesbian Sun 22-Jul-12 16:53:47

Went for late lunch in a small cafe/restaurant, only about 8 tables so lovely and quiet, I told my children to sit quietly (which for once, they were doing beautifully, colouring instead of arguing). There we were enjoying lunch and a nice chat, when the table next to us puts on angry birds for the small child (3 or 4) at MAX volume. Unbelievably annoying, loud crashing and squealing noises plus the irritating music, all at a volume I didn't even know an ipad could reach.

I think this is incredibly rude and shouldn't be done in any public place, but definitely not in such a small indoor venue where other people are trying to relax and enjoy a meal.

AIBU? DH said I was because I should have just ignored it (he's half deaf though, easy for him to say) and that I was rude because they must have heard me saying to him what I thought (tough shite as far as I'm concerned, if they did it didn't shame them into turning it down).

GetOrf Mon 28-Jan-13 13:39:59

WHY has this 6 month old thread been bumped, hudson, you tiresome twat.

DeDevilTail Mon 28-Jan-13 13:38:42

Having endured the Angry Birds soundtrack on a relatively short domestic flight in Spain once, I can declare that YANBU! I could perhaps have forgiven the transgression if it had been keeping a small child occupied but on this occasion the offender was a well dressed businessman aged around 40! How I wish my conversational Spanish had extended to 'mute it, fuckface'.

ClartyCarol Mon 28-Jan-13 13:35:19

I couldn't not have said anything. Just a polite "Would you mind turning that down please?" can't cause any offence surely?

LittleMissFantabulous Mon 28-Jan-13 13:33:22

You'd hate my five year old. On the rare occasion he manages to snag my phone for a bout of angry birds (usually a tuesday night while we kill time waiting for his sister to finish band) he makes all the whooping and bipping noises >_< It's always on mute, I just wish he could be too. Sorry!grin

Hammy02 Mon 28-Jan-13 13:30:53

YANBU. If someone is making noise I often tap them on the shoulder and just say 'Excuse me but I can hear that from my table'. Lets them know under no uncertain terms that I do not expect to hear from them.

Hudson2412 Mon 28-Jan-13 13:21:05

You should accept that angry birds is more successful then you'll ever be!

PenisVanLesbian Mon 23-Jul-12 15:38:02

But at least the tutters and eyerollers had right on their side! And as I said, I would have done but I was busy arguing with dh who said not to. But

cinnamonnut Mon 23-Jul-12 15:12:03

YANBU. People who do this are wankers.

olibeansmummy Mon 23-Jul-12 15:11:57

I don't get why screens are necessary in a restaurant anyway tbh ( special needs aside). I admit I use ds' (3) I pod to amuse him in situations like doctor's waiting rooms but not at the table. What's wrong with talking?

Katiepoes Mon 23-Jul-12 13:22:52

Why not just ask if it can go on mute? This passive agressive nonsense helps nobody.

Tutters and eye rollers are annoying too you know.

liketochat1 Mon 23-Jul-12 13:19:09

Yanbu. And if they heard it was disturbing you, why didn't they switch to mute? Selfish and inconsiderate.

Rubirosa Mon 23-Jul-12 13:12:28

I experienced similar recently - small cafe, woman with two children aged about 7 and 9 but a movie on for them at full volume! Even my 2 year old was able to behave himself during one meal without a screen to gawp at.

Glittertwins Mon 23-Jul-12 13:04:54

YANBU. Some games require sound (spelling) but Angry Birds is not one of them and certainly not in a restaurant either. Angry Birds music is annoying even when I'm playing the game myself, so iPad is firmly on mute!

CharminglyOdd Mon 23-Jul-12 12:58:43

YANBU. I hate people who put on electronics for their children (or themselves, although adults tend to wear headphones) without either muting them or plugging in headphones. It smacks of my-child's-happiness-is-more-important-than-everyone-else-in-the-room, which I can't abide.

It seems I am also turning into my mother grin

MardyBra Mon 23-Jul-12 12:53:21


Aaaaaaaaaaaaah. Hingit.

Da da da da da [rest] da da da da da [rest] da da da da da da da da daa.


Glitterknickaz Mon 23-Jul-12 12:11:43

Angry birds is essential for DS2 (Autism, ADHD) and he won't sit quietly anywhere without it.
But there is such a thing as mute, or headphones.

SneakyNuts Mon 23-Jul-12 12:05:16


My BIL (9) does this and it fucks me off no end

StrawberrytallCAKE Sun 22-Jul-12 19:50:21

MrsVestibule I think you did the right thing, in my head I would have done the same but not had the balls to carry it out. Well done grin.

OP yanbu, my dd sometimes needs to be entertained with apps when she's had enough but never with noise on, it's just rude.

voddiekeepsmesane Sun 22-Jul-12 19:35:05

YANBU the parents obviously don't give a shit about other people inconsiderate sods.

WildWorld2004 Sun 22-Jul-12 19:23:33

My dd and my nephew are bad for having every game so loud. I tell my dd there is no need for volume in most games unless they are giving you instructions.

If it was my sis you should have just asked my nephew to turn it

PenisVanLesbian Sun 22-Jul-12 18:13:52

DH says I'm exaggerating. I'm not, even my dreamy, wouldn't notice if you slapped him the face half the time, 8 year old said "isn't that loud?", and he's used to his siblings shouting all day long.

I would have said something if they hadn't have left. I glared when I saw them contemplating dessert, perhaps they got the message? grin

Annunziata Sun 22-Jul-12 18:08:27

YANBU. I don't understand how the staff put up with it either though!

NettoSuperstar Sun 22-Jul-12 18:06:44

I make DD put her headphones in at home!
The pokemon music on her DS makes me want to rip my ears off.
I'm a lovely Mumgrin

CMOTDibbler Sun 22-Jul-12 18:03:08

My ds isn't even aware that Angry Birds has sound tbh, as he only has it when we are out, and we'd never have sound on annoying others

That game is marvellous at keeping my 3 year old boy quiet but I put my iphone on silent for it. The noise from that game in a restaurant would be too much. It's not polite.

However I would have gone for asking them straight to turn it down, not commenting loudly enough for them to hear wink That's too passive aggressive for me grin

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