Went down to my mother's in Conwy and she took us out for Christmas lunch as she feels that at 82 she should have a rest on Christmas Day. We went to an establishment down the Conwy Valley that has a reputation for good food. Their reputation was maintained, however 2 large family groups turned up with kids not kept on a leash and the parents dressed in jeans, trainers and t-shirts. Mobile phones were in constant use..... we moved to the lounge.
Our family group were smartly dressed, as was everyone else after all Christmas is but once a year. I have known the owner of the restaurant for several years and I thanked him and his staff for giving up his Christmas to serve us with our lunch. He apologised for the scruffs and made a comment about falling standards and respect for others.