Thursday, May 21, 2009

People in Cages

This is the season for people in cages. Every day on the way home from work I see them.

They sit on iron chairs in front of iron tables and they're happy, despite the fact they're caged in. Maybe the reason for their great mood is they're outside in the fresh spring air and enjoying the good-looking food and drinks in front of them. Also, I guess they don't mind being in cages because they know they can get out whenever they want to - when they finish their meals and/or drinks, or conversations and pay their bills.
If they don't pay, I wonder if they have to stay inside until they do?

Have you seen these people in cages also? Or, maybe you've been one of them or would like to be. Or, do you hate outdoor eating and drinking? Please share.


  1. I like it if there are no bugs involved. Or birds.

  2. Anonymous8:03 AM

    I absolutely LOVE sitting in an outside cafe or restaurant in pleasant weather. Really enjoy a cool street-side adult beverage on a balmy summer eve, sitting and chatting with friends. Great.

    The Old Silly from Free Spirit Blog

  3. Ingrid Foster9:23 AM

    Hi Morgan, I like it! You are a thinker, an observer and are as quirky as I am. We think outside the box, observing the world around us, seeing what others may not see. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Anonymous9:41 AM

    This photo could be of any of the downtown restaurants in my city. I never thought of them as cages before, though.

    Personally, if the food is good, I'll sit in the cage for a little while.

  5. A lot of the time, open air cafe's in Europe are forced to put "cages" to stop chair and tables spreading over the pavement (sidewalk) and this causing obstacles or to stop people having to step in the road. In Paris which people seem to relate this form of outdoor eating/drinking
    you actually have to pay more to sit outside and eat or drink.


  6. I like the outdoor seating, but would prefer to look out on a lake, river, hills, or something other than people walking by within inches of me. Your picture makes the people look like animals at the zoo. ;-)

    Straight From Hel

  7. Caged or not, I love sitting outside to eat and drink (especially if there's a water view). That's why I live in a place where I can do it year round!

    Jane Kennedy Sutton

  8. I moved from Seattle, where I could never eat outside because of (pick as many as apply): Rain, dark, cold, drizzle, snow, or fog, to wonderful-weather, Albuquerque.

    Note: The spring winds can be kinda rough sometime.

    Now, We grill outside nearly every night. When we cook inside, we take it out to the patio and eat. So, i've gone from one extreme to the other. I love this extreme.

    Best Regards, Galen

  9. Hi Morgan,

    Fabulously funny observation! Thanks for the the chuckle. Cheers-

  10. An interesting way to phrase a common sight. As writers, we need to be able to find our own twist on the ordinary. Do I like it? I probably would because I hate crowds.


  11. We have lots of caged people in Leicester, it's the best thing for them really.


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