- December 8, 2007 at 4:07 pm #254684
I don’t think anyone meant to imply that ALL children misbehave but
lots more are now then used to and those in charge of stores,
restaurants seem unwilling to say a word.
I was in a buffet restaurant once – when the people at the table
across from mine left to get more food a child about 2-3yrs old came
from about 3 tables away and got into their booth. He ate off their
dirty plates and drank out of their glasses. When the people
returned, I told them what had happened and called a waitress over
and told her. She talked to the parents but the kid was still running
up and down the aisle. When I left to get more food, I called the
waitress over again and had her stand by my booth until I returned!!
It’s not that I don’t like kids, heaven knows I raised 2 boys and
they were far from perfect – but I didn’t let them disturb others and
if anyone told me about their bad behavior you can be sure I’d put a
stop to it immediately. A lot of parents (not all but more than used
to be) get angry if you say one word about their childs conduct. And
for some of us “older folks” its not good on our digestive system to
listen to 15 minutes of screaming with dinner or have a child pulling
my hair (yep, I’ve had that happen from the booth behind me too!)
By the way, I also blame the government for some of this – in the
state of CA its illegal to punish except to spank a child with your
hand on their butt and I think they are trying to do away with any
physical punishments. And a lot of parents are afraid to punish
their child at all in public – so they just don’t do anything.
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