Outside the Folk House, off Bristol's Park St., where last night I watched my friend John Dougherty and his a cappella group Original Sing, there is a small courtyard with benches and tables, where customers can eat. By the entrance there is a sign that reads:
Please do not eat food in this courtyard that has not been purchased from the Folk House.
Underneath, in letters just as large, is printed:
Please do not put us in the awkward position of having to ask you to stop.