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Drunks in Restaurants

Regensburg, August 2007
We sat at the outdoor seating of a restaurant in Regensburg and nearby was a table of three drunks, two men and a woman, who had the red-faced, slightly grubby and suntanned complexion of drunks, and who smoked endless cigarettes. It wasn’t clear whether they’d eaten anything. This can be a problem for a restaurant, as smoking drunks will put off the higher-spending customers, which they did a bit to us except that we were beginning to despair of finding anywhere to eat. In Germany it’s normal to sit in a restaurant and simply drink, if that’s what you want to do. It’ll have to change, though, because of the danger of losing customers on account of a few drunks.
More about Regensburg on: Two Nights in Regensburg


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