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Is it creepy to sit alone outside riverside bars and restaurants?

Post by Cam Nivag » Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:06 pm

I was walking along the riverside today and decided to count the number of solo white guys sitting alone eating/drinking vs. the number of solo white women.

I only walked a few blocks, and I counted 19 white dudes sitting alone at tables along with the riverside and of course zero white women.

I wish someone would make a pictorial coffee table book "dudes of the Riverside." Come on, most of them look really creepy and like life has beaten them down. Smoking, drinking beer a 10 a.m., wearing shorts and singlets, talking to street urchins, etc.

I eat alone at a lot of Riverside restaurants (Cadillac, Metro, Riverside Bistro, etc.) but I almost always eat inside, at the bar. It makes me feel superior. I don't want to be one of these outside-sitting guys.
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Re: Is it creepy to sit alone outside riverside bars and restaurants?

Post by mauser765 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:19 pm

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Re: Is it creepy to sit alone outside riverside bars and restaurants?

Post by hanno » Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:20 pm

I think your post is a lot creepier. I am usually on my own when in PP and given half a chance, I'll sit outside during my meals. Why would I sit inside, one of the reasons I got stuck in SE Asia is the weather. Keep on feeling superior....

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Re: Is it creepy to sit alone outside riverside bars and restaurants?

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Re: Is it creepy to sit alone outside riverside bars and restaurants?

Post by Digg3r » Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:35 pm

hanno wrote:I think your post is a lot creepier. I am usually on my own when in PP and given half a chance, I'll sit outside during my meals. Why would I sit inside, one of the reasons I got stuck in SE Asia is the weather. Keep on feeling superior....

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Re: Is it creepy to sit alone outside riverside bars and restaurants?

Post by Jerry Atrick » Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:56 pm

Oh, come on. Judging people silently is FUN!

I like outside seats also, as I like people watching. But sitting outdoors on riverside is asking for hassle from vagrants, junkies and Americans.
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Re: Is it creepy to sit alone outside riverside bars and restaurants?

Post by timmydownawell » Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:08 pm

Jerry Atrick wrote:
Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:56 pm
Oh, come on. Judging people silently is FUN!

I like outside seats also, as I like people watching. But sitting outdoors on riverside is asking for hassle from vagrants, junkies and Americans.
Same. I'll sit outside but as far back from the front as possible.

And I'm not smoking, or drinking before noon, or looking creepy or worn down. And I'd be wearing a shirt.

Always feels dingy inside those places IMO.
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Re: Is it creepy to sit alone outside riverside bars and restaurants?

Post by Username Taken » Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:20 pm

What I find most creepy when sitting outside a riverside restaurant enjoying a cold beer is seeing creepy foreigners walking along the riverside counting the number of foreigners sitting alone outside riverside restaurants.
... give 'em a quick, short, sharp shock ...

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Re: Is it creepy to sit alone outside riverside bars and restaurants?

Post by Cam Nivag » Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:25 pm

timmydownawell wrote:
Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:08 pm

Always feels dingy inside those places IMO.
Agreed. Except Metro. It's a delight.
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Re: Is it creepy to sit alone outside riverside bars and restaurants?

Post by Cam Nivag » Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:27 pm

Why do no white women sit alone eating/drinking on the riverside, if it's such a pleasant and totally normal place to people watch?
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