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      I totally agree with you, I think the manager should have stepped in and

      said something to those guys…there should have been a no profanity

      sign posted…when our kids were young we would take our kids out to

      dinner and have to try to explain why they couldn’t run around the

      restaurant like the other kids were doing..to us that wasn’t done. I

      have in the past used some foul language if I was mad enough…but tried

      never to in front of my kids and especially in front of other kids. I

      don’t think you are too sensitive…I think more parents should stand

      up for their kids and be more proactive like you were. I think your

      little one is going to turn out just fine…cause you are gonna great

      parents. You have already demonstrated what it takes to be a good

      father. Keep up the great work..

      LaRae

      On 12/9/2007, “Brandon Skinner” <bsskinns@yahoo.com> wrote:

      >Tonight my wife and two kids went to Carl’s Jr for dinner, making a last minute

      decision to eat in.

      >

      >The night started off great as the cashiers were nice enough to bring dinner to

      us where we sat and made sure that we had ketchup and the whole 9 yards. A

      little while later, a group of guys came in. There were about 5 or 6 of them

      with two girls. The sat down pretty near us, only divided by a partition wall

      maybe as tall as my waste. Needless to say, we could hear every word, which

      normally wouldn’t bother us as people are obnoxious all the time. Unfortunately

      they were dropping the f-bomb every five seconds and were pretty loud and really

      vulgar otherwise.

      >

      >My son in 21 months old. Hes repeating EVERYTHING. Hes started telling us don’t

      before we can tell him don’t. He started saying sit before we tell him to and

      pronounces our dogs name Bella to perfection. I couldn’t just sit there and let

      them keep talking like this in front of my son and even in front of us. Last

      thing I need is my son calling out in a dead quiet congregation at church the

      f-bomb as the speaker gives the public talk.

      >

      >So, I walked over the partition, very kindly said, “I don’t mean to bother you,

      but my son is 20 months old, can you please watch the language?” and the guy

      sitting directly in front of me said, “Alright, man”

      >

      >As I turned around to sit down some of the guys started making comments, “I

      don’t f****ing care.” I thought they were just being smart and would stop, but

      it started getting worse, so, my wife and I got the kids, she wrapped up her

      food and we left.

      >

      >We were SHOCKED to see two other families who had small children and watched me

      request they watch their language, leave with us. One of the dads came over to

      me and said, “I guess they come in all types, probably drunk, don’t let them get

      to you” implying that we should not let it ruin our night. They clearly left due

      to the guys being so vulgar, their little girl kept turning around and smiling

      and giggling at Kaden. It was nice to have a perfect stranger walk up and

      respect my attempts and decision to leave.

      >

      >What is with kids these days? I mean, I’ll be 22 in January and just don’t have

      such disregard for people. I mean, these guys were my age and a couple years

      older. I understand they are going to be vulgar and nasty and obnoxious, but

      even before I had kids, when I had a nasty mouth, had ANYONE asked me not to

      because of their kids I would have immediately apologized and changed my

      language. I just can’t believe they had such a complete disregard for anyone

      sharing the same air they believe and with KIDS at that!

      >

      >Should I have got the manager involved? Should I had said anything else, or

      just left like I did? Its sad that we can’t enjoy a nice dinner at a restaurant,

      and we shouldn’t have to leave early to avoid such an environment.

      >

      >Then again, maybe I’m too sensitive. Yesterday my wife and I went to Macy’s for

      some clothes and while pushing the stroller around some 3 or 4 year kid in a

      stroller took one of those toy black guns with the orange plastic piece and

      pointed it at my son and said “Bang! Bang!”.. I was livid. I know he didn’t know

      but what the heck is the parent thinking??? Why would she allow him to even play

      with one, especially if he doesn’t know not to point it at people and make such

      gestures. I circled back around to cross paths again and was going to tell him,

      “NO! We don’t point that at people!” but my wife said, lets just go hunny,

      though she admitted she wanted to comment to the mom.

      >

      >Am I being overly sensitive? It really does seem like a moral degrade as the

      generations go by…. Are these parents even trying to raise their kids

      decently?

      >

      >Sorry this was so long! Suggestions/Comments welcome.

      >

      >Brandon Skinner

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