Thursday, September 09, 2010

Obviously a moron.

I read an article this morning about a North Carolina restaurant banning screaming children.  No, I won't post the link because I find it too retarded to give it more attention than I already am.  And no that's not a pun on the mentally handicapped so please keep your trap shut. 

I HATE crap like this.  Obviously the people in charge of banning or complaining about children do not have any.  As if we say ok kids, go ahead and act like a douche in public...although some do and could care less what others think.  Our kids behave in public, and if they don't we leave, we don't let them make a scene disturbing others.

I can understand how the restaurant doesn't want screaming kids to interrupt their customers dinner, I agree, but banning them is going over board.  What about the parents?  You think we enjoy our child acting like an ass in public? 

The person who wrote the article said 'Who wants to listen to a kid throwing a tantrum while sitting down for a nice meal?!'...honestly moron do you think we do?  Just because one is a parent doesn't mean they enjoy it either, not to mention most of us haven't had a nice quiet meal in years and we totally deserve one more than those who don't have kids.

Here's a better idea, instead of banning them how about making a kid friendly area?  You had smoking and non smoking, how about kid and non kid areas??  How about giving them crayons and things to color with?  How about understanding that sometimes kids don't behave, that its not the fault of the parent thank you very much, and not be such an asshole to us?  How about trying to accommodate ALL customers, not just those without kids???

To me, this is as stupid and mean as those restaurants that don't allow breastfeeding.  What's the point of a restaurant if you can't eat?  Here's your menu, eat our food but you can't feed your child...hmm oxymoron if I've ever heard of one.  Breastfeeding is no different than bottle feeding or eating spaghetti people, only pervs make it disgusting and they are the ones that should hide, not a mother trying to feed her child the natural way.   Penis, penis, penis, vagina, vagina, vagina, it only becomes dirty if you make it. 

It's not easy finding restaurants that are kid friendly as it is, at least for us considering we don't have much of a variety to choose from.  I'd rather it be, ok this place the food is too messy, this is too expensive than this place doesn't allow children to be children.

Do you agree?


Dazee Dreamer said...

I agree 120% with you. That just makes me pissed off. I wish you would have mentioned at least the writer of the article so we could have emailed them about our feelings. But thanks for putting it out there.

Anonymous said...

I agree with you. While I did 'whine' about that very thing, screaming kids, in yesterday's Wine & Cheese blog, I think banning is over the top.

The parents should be courteous enough to remove the child until they can quiet down. My kids only did it once before the discovered that method of getting attention when out somewhere was not going to get the reaction they desired.

Nikki said...

LOL didn't think about that! I'm slow in the mornings, hehe.

There's a video with it that I didn't watch before because the article alone ticked me off. You get to see the owner and how 'nice' she seems.

Nikki said...

Marvimarti - It is annoying for me too, and I can't say I've never complained about it, LOL, but yeah banning is going too far.

Dana said...

Well, my guess is that the restaurant won't be in business long enough to worry about screaming children. But, some entrepreneur should capitalize on this..

Imagine this: A restaurant right next door to the uptight, no kid restaurant that has pirate ship shaped kiddy area staffed with trained childcare attendants that feed your children nutritious meal choices and then clean the mess while you eat your meal in peace. And for the parents like me that have a difficult time leaving their child with someone they don't know, there would be windows that look like ship windows where parents can peak in and check in on their children at any time.

I'm cheap and I wouldn't spend a fortune on a fancy meal for anything. But I might sell a kidney for a night like I've described above.

Yeah, the restaurant owners are serious morons and if I were a betting woman, I'd bet they pay for that mistake!

-MissC* said...

And that my dear why I love you so much!
I think we should go and picket this place with signs that are covered in porn adds.
I'm just makes a statement.