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    Hats off to these guys.

    Hi everyone,

    My wife and I got back yesterday from our three-week vacation in Maui. It was not only a wonderful holiday in the sun, but it also provided a topic for this thread.

    Twice during our vacation we dined at Ruth's Chris. The dinners were wonderful, but for one irritant. What is it with young men (and it is mostly young men) wearing baseball caps at the table in restaurants like R.C.'s? Has a new religion developed which requires male adherents to wear their ball caps at all times and in all places? Am I being too harsh and old-fashioned?

    I'd like to hear what others have to say on this.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    Hi everyone,

    My wife and I got back yesterday from our three-week vacation in Maui. It was not only a wonderful holiday in the sun, but it also provided a topic for this thread.

    Twice during our vacation we dined at Ruth's Chris. The dinners were wonderful, but for one irritant. What is it with young men (and it is mostly young men) wearing baseball caps at the table in restaurants like R.C.'s? Has a new religion developed which requires male adherents to wear their ball caps at all times and in all places? Am I being too harsh and old-fashioned?

    I'd like to hear what others have to say on this.


    Glenn
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    Hats off anyplace indoors...… especially when eating.....! But...… that was taught to me many, many years ago.....
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    It's just good old-fashioned manners, something that seems to be a dying art.
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    Some people just weren’t taught proper manners. But even as adults, one should
    be able to figure it out....


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    That sure is a pet peeve for me. No hats allowed at our dinner table. I hate when I see this done at a restaurant.
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    I don’t know, I’m not bothered by it. While I do think it’s polite to remove your hat there are situations where they shouldn’t have to. We were out at a nice restaurant once and the owner insisted that this older gentlemen remove his hat. I felt bad as he obviously had been through chemo and had lost his hair.

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    That’s understandable and I wouldn’t think twice about it in that situation. You could probably get a feel for when there is good reason for keeping it on. For some reason, when reading Glenn’s post, I just envisioned a couple of younger guys who thought they were too cool to take off their hats and probably spoke loudly and chewed with their mouths open. I’m a little jaded lol
    Quote Originally Posted by Pegmeister View Post
    I don’t know, I’m not bothered by it. While I do think it’s polite to remove your hat there are situations where they shouldn’t have to. We were out at a nice restaurant once and the owner insisted that this older gentlemen remove his hat. I felt bad as he obviously had been through chemo and had lost his hair.


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    aside from medical treatments........... AND religious beliefs..............I find it so disrespectful to see men in caps indoors and just last week I counted 5 ball caps at church.

    yup poor manners indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    aside from medical treatments........... AND religious beliefs..............I find it so disrespectful to see men in caps indoors and just last week I counted 5 ball caps at church.

    yup poor manners indeed.

    While visiting Aruba Bank noticed that all local men are taking hat's off inside the bank,
    Wearing hat's indoors is unacceptable for me, same as handshaking without taking gloves off

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    I know people who don't want to seen with "hat hair." I know one guy who wore his hat even in his house because he did not like his receding hairline.

    I made the kids in my classroom remove their hats-all of them-including cold weather gear-once they came into the building unless it was Hat Day. The only other time I allowed them to put them on was during bus dismissal because if they weren't on, they were tended to be left on the desk.




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