Bizarre List of Cafe Rules Baffles Internet: 'No Flirting With Cashier'

A photo of a long list of customer instructions at a cafe has left the internet completely baffled after it was uploaded onto popular online message board Reddit.

The photo quickly went viral after being uploaded onto the 4 million-member-strong r/mildlyinfuriating subreddit on Wednesday, with some 50,000 votes and more than 4,240 comments.

Reddit user capjacktain shared the long list from the Irani Cafe business with the caption: "This list was on every table in this cafe."

The 23 item-long list included rather obvious rules including "no smoking," "no fighting" and "no gum under table."

But there were more questionable rules on the list, which included "no sitting long," "no Candy Crush" and "no flirting with cashier."

While the location of the cafe is unknown, many of the commenters shared their experiences of coming across obvious and sometimes ridiculous rules.

One Reddit user said: "Good Lord, this reminds me so much of when my four kids were little. 90 percent of the parenting was 'it never occurred to me to tell you not to do that.'"

Another added: "Well, I mean there's a few places in my town with a 'no s****ing on the bathroom floor' rule..I'll let you guess why."

A third commented: "I lived in a boarding school that was strict with many stupid rules. Over the years in real-time, you'd see someone be a f***ing moron who takes things too far and boom, new stupid rule in place."

Newsweek has contacted capjacktain for comment.

During the global COVID-19 pandemic many new rules were implemented by governments across the globe.

According to a study led by the University of Nottingham, in the U.K., people were more likely to follow restrictions based on what their friends did, rather than based on their own judgement.

A statement on the university's website read: "The researchers found that people didn't simply follow the rules if they felt vulnerable or were personally convinced.

"Most diligent followers of the guidelines were those whose friends and family also followed the rules. Close circle's compliance had an even stronger effect than people's own approval of the rules.

"This discovery applied to all age groups, genders, countries, and was independent of the severity of the pandemic and strength of restrictions."

COVID-19 restrictions led to numerous cases of aggressive stand-offs across the U.S. as Newsweek has previously reported.

In 2021, a woman claimed she couldn't be legally refused service by a grocery store for not wearing a mask, leading to an explicit-filled verbal tirade against a worker.

When the woman was told she was breaking the law, she said: "No I'm not breaking the law, I have the rights code 51, yeah, this is America f**k face. F**k you idiot, little no-ball-having b**ch."

Lawyer Alec Mandell previously told Newsweek: "Unless it's mandated under state law, stores also have the right to reject cash money as payment. These are not new developments. Of course there are limits, but these are basic public health precautions."

Stock image of cafe door
Stock image of open sign on cafe door. A cafe's list posted to Reddit had 23 rules for customers. Getty