Not long ago in the WOYM thread there was a wee discussion about having to put up with
random children and their behaviour whilst trying to enjoy a meal in a restaurant.
As is the way of things, there were those that felt kids were fine whatever they dealt out and that it was
not up to a stranger / owner / staff person to try to curb the child's manner for the comfort of others in
the establishment. And then there were / are those (me) who felt it decidedly poor form for someone's
child to be foisted on to the restaurant en masse.
If the parents don't want to pay or can't organise a baby sitter, then they really need to rethink their
choice of meal arrangements. Why not hit the park if it's daytime with take-out food or a picnic ?
If it's night then go take-out again and have it in the freedom of your own home where your child can
carry on to it's heart's content. - I will never be advising anyone to hit Maccas or the like, as an option
to feed their kid/s.-
One of the few times this would definitely not apply is when the family is travelling and making use of the hotel's
restaurant/s to feed their selves. If the hotel welcomes the whole family, then they must all be welcome
in the restaurants. Kids must not be left in hotel rooms unattended, ever.
For parents to say they are acclimatising their kids to the social niceties of public dining I call bullshit !
That shit's done at home with kids tea sets and pretend fun and games.
Anyway, there's a place in Yungaburra, not far from Cairns who've got the spotlight on themselves just
now, due to the fact they had an altercation with a two year old's dithering parents.
These guys have said no body under the age of six. " Good on 'em." ... I say :)
/ at the bottom of the link is some stuff about the place in the USA that we were previously discussing
in WOYM ... LOL
Edited by eveln, 04 August 2015 - 08:51 PM.