I totally agree with Anne Speake’s letter (Nov. 10) regarding the noise and loud music while dining in a restaurant. My out-of-town cousin visited with me a few months ago and we decided to eat, enjoy a leisurely meal and catch up with each other’s lives. We picked Yosemite Falls Cafe near Dakota and Cedar avenues.
When we walked in and were shown to our table, the music was blaring, and we had a hard time hearing our waiter. We asked him if he could turn down the music, and he said he wasn’t sure if he could. We decided to leave if he could not, but eventually they did turn it down, and we had a nice dinner.
My other friends and I did leave a Japanese restaurant on Blackstone Avenue when they would not lower the volume. I do not like to shout when I eat. Also, loud music churns my stomach.
I don’t have the opportunity to eat out that much. When I do, I like to enjoy myself with a good meal and soft music. Is that asking too much?
Joanne L. Hawkins, Fresno