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Rubbish on pub tables

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LazyLohan · 08/08/2015 11:18

I was out at the pub last night with DH having a quiet drink. We were outside at a small table and there was a large table of hipster types next to us. A few of them, every time they finished with something were just turning around and dumping it on our table. So empty crisp packets, the plastic off cigarette packets, empty cigarette packets, spent match packets. I asked them to please stop putting rubbish on our table and dispose of it elsewhere.

They descended into some sort of very hipsterish rant about our apparent 'inability to harmoniously interact and share space with others in a cooperative tolerant manner'. My husband said 'look mate, she's just asking you not to use our table as a bin' and they responded 'Oh yeah, you're two people who've found the right person, miserable and hate other people, if you can't operate as part of an amicable community you should just stay home brother'.

Is this just me? Is that an acceptable thing to do? They didn't want rubbish on their table, should I be expected to tolerate it on mine because they've put it there.

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YUDOTHIS · 08/08/2015 11:20

I think you already know you're not being unreasonable.... I think after the "stay home brother" comment i'd have considered decking him....


eyebags63 · 08/08/2015 11:21

I probably would have thrown it back at them. They sound like a group of wankers.... as most hipsters are anyway.


NaiceHamSandwich · 08/08/2015 11:21

That actually happened? Confused I'd have scooped it up and put it back on their table and then repeated whatever shit they had just spouted at me.


alleypalley · 08/08/2015 11:27

Really? You didn't just call him a fucking weirdo and dump their rubbish back on their table?


LazyLohan · 08/08/2015 11:29

It did actually happen. One or two of their friends did look a bit embarrassed. But most of them seemed so self righteous about it they did sort of make me doubt myself. Like I should have been relaxed about it. They seemed to think that I was incredibly petit bourgeois despite hipsterism being petit bourgeoisim in vintage clothing.

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LazyLohan · 08/08/2015 11:31

It was in Hackney too, so perhaps not that surprising. House sitting. Although I did once live here many moons ago, but the hipsters were neither so numerous nor objectionable in those days.

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Skeppers · 08/08/2015 11:40

You should have clambered up onto their table and curled a steaming dump right in the middle of it, asking if that was 'harmonious' enough for them...

I fucking hate hipsters.


Reignbeau · 08/08/2015 11:41

Pretentious dickheads. Hopefully they will look back and cringe one day.


WorraLiberty · 08/08/2015 11:45

Fucking hell. It sounds like a script from The Young Ones! Grin

I could so imagine Rick and Neil saying those things!


Jux · 08/08/2015 11:45

What is a hipster?


Jux · 08/08/2015 11:47

Netflix doesn't have The Young Ones Sad I wanted it for dd. the BBC don't repeat the whole thing, so she's only seen the odd clip. It's very sad.


WorraLiberty · 08/08/2015 11:51

Jux I bought a box set for my DS16 from the BBC website.

Can't remember how much it was though. Maybe about £16?


WorraLiberty · 08/08/2015 11:53


leccybill · 08/08/2015 11:57

Not too sure of the definition of a hipster anymore. Are beards still hip?


MadHattersWineParty · 08/08/2015 12:00

OP, I was about to ask if it was Hackney area.... I know this type only too well.

Hipster wankers!


LazyLohan · 08/08/2015 12:30

Some beards are okay I think. Others are 'too mainstream'. All the men seemed to be channelling Supa Dj Dmitry and Towa Tei. Which is a shame because I liked Dee-Lite. The girls certainly weren't channelling Lady Miss Keir. I can only describe them as looking like a cross between a 1920s aesthete and Deidre Barlow circa 1981.

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Birdsgottafly · 08/08/2015 12:54

Thankfully this hasn't reached Liverpool.

I did see a man who was the ringer of an Edwardian strong man, but he looked suitably embarrassed when faced with my "Are you fucking serious?", face.

At least the beards are stopping me finding young men (-40) inappropriately attractive.


The5DayChicken · 08/08/2015 13:19

I've never come across anyone who'd think this was ok! Shock

Why didn't you dump it all back on their table and tell them to stop being lazy hipster bastards??


kissmethere · 08/08/2015 13:38

Wtf seriously? This would have come to blows if this happened to me and dh! Disgusting behaviour!


YouTheCat · 08/08/2015 13:44

I hope they choked on their craft ale.


limitedperiodonly · 08/08/2015 13:52

They wouldn't have dared do that in a Hackney pub 30 years ago.


MammaTJ · 08/08/2015 15:23

They were the ones with the 'inability to harmoniously interact and share space with others in a cooperative tolerant manner' not you. You were behaving normally, not invading anyone else's space, not dumping your rubbish on others. They were being selfish dickheads!


FithColumnist · 08/08/2015 17:45

What the actual fuck? Shock What a pretentious cunt! I would have lamped him one and made him eat his sodding rubbish.


LazyLohan · 08/08/2015 17:48

The outraged comments from hipsters on that Guardian article are brilliant. 'Hating hipsters is the new racism'. Indeed.

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