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Was in a restaurant this evening (a Chili's). It was very late, and half-full.

Two tables in back of me, this 20-something guy starts coughing up a storm, with an occasional big sneeze thrown in. He does this repeatedly, and it becomes obvious that he's sick.

It's also very obvious from the sounds that he's not covering his mouth when he does this. And it sounds like he's not even turning away, i.e. he's projecting his sickness at me (the table between us is empty).

Once or twice I turn around and look at him briefly, as to give him a hint, but, nope, he can't catch a clue. Keeps on doing what he's doing, again and again.

Now, I went down HARD with a very nasty flu this past Christmas, and I can trace the start of it to a day when I was around a bunch of coughy-sneezy ppl. So, I'm starting to really dislike this guy.

At the conclusion of my meal, I pay the waiter, thank him, then circle around the restaurant so I can walk by Typhoid Larry's table. I then proceed to do a very loud, very ragged, very extended, cropduster-y drive-by cough on him.

Typhoid Larry didn't say a peep, though maybe his thoughts were unprintable. I left the restaurant and drove home.

Was I a jerk? Well, yep, of course I was. But I am so very SICK of inconsiderate asswholes who make others sick, and just don't care.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to down some Airborne as a preventive measure. Even money says Typhoid Larry may have the last laugh yet. Damn him. :incazzato:
 

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maybe a more subtle hint like asking the waitress to take index case a box of tissues or even just change tables yourself.
 

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I'd have moved to another table far away.
There was no table that was 'far' away. They had closed down to one section.
 

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His illness demonstrates a clear and present danger to the gene pool. A liver stabbin' is the only reasonable solution.

"Drop the knife... take the Molten Chocolate Cake"...
 

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Nope. Not a jerk. Just way too subtle. Since not covering up is SOP for the dude he likely never even realized what you were trying to get across. I probably would have changed tables or left. And on the way out would have actually said something to the guy.
 

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I don't think this incident changes your existential state of jerkitude one iota.

But you might want to consider deeply the implications of such potentially dangerous and self destructive actions in the future. Chili's, really? I mean, I guess at least it's not Applebee's, which would require an immediate intervention.
 

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I don't think this incident changes your existential state of jerkitude one iota.

But you might want to consider deeply the implications of such potentially dangerous and self destructive actions in the future. Chili's, really? I mean, I guess at least it's not Applebee's, which would require an immediate intervention.
The Margarita Grilled Chicken ain't bad.

But like most everything else at Chili's... too much salt to be healthy. :(
 

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You should dine in more upscale establishments. The food in Chillis is going to make you sick anyways.
You are right.
 

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1. What the [EXPLETIVE] are you doing eating at Chili's?

2. When the question is "what/where should I eat?" just remember the answer is always, always, Chipotle.

3. I'm the king of passive aggressiveness but that whole fake cough thing was weird. Chili's is going to attract a certain type of semi-ignorant mouth breathing crowd. See 1.
 
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