judynagy and all,
I have been in 1B on the CO 757-200s a few times on long-haul. I do agree that CO crew (and without offending all of my American friends – US crews in general) are “chatty” in the open areas including the Galley.
However, I do have a degree of sympathy for this lot as well. The sardine tin called B757-200s is not good for the crew for its use; long haul to Europe. There is essentially no space for them to sit and enjoy what most workers are entitled to: break time, and banter with co-workers.
I like VK’s approach; a nice, gentle question to keep the voices down. Second course of action would be to call the Cabin Manager, and thirdly the captain. In my experience, you will get understanding and sympathy if you approach staff with questions rather than accusations.