Last night my wife and I went to an Italian resturant. A few tables away is an old Italian-looking guy all by himself. I swear, every time I go to an Italian resturant, there is some old guy eating by himself.
I don't see them at Mexican, Chinese, Cajun, or any other type of resturant - only Italian.
My wife thinks they are actors, hired to give the place "atmosphere"!
BTW, I always order spaghetti and meatballs. I love that, and my wife never makes it at home.