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Offline Pack93z  
#16 Posted : Wednesday, December 24, 2008 12:35:51 PM(UTC)
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Been on both sides of the fence, me being a kids person, doesn't really bother me if someone's child acts up, I feel their pain and I truly don't believe there are many parents that don't care enough to try and solve the fit.

It is funny though, with my kids, I expect them to be polite and behaved, even at a young age. They are raised to be disciplined and polite, they get little leeway in that department. They have moments, but they get curbed and dealt with quickly.

My opinion, if it had bothered me, I would have asked for a different seat or a to go container and left little tip, as I would have expected the restaurant staff to have addressed it already.

I don't force others behavior, well most of the time, if they want my business or company.. earn it. I place the responsibility on the staff in this case to address the issue for the good of the overall customer base.

Parenting is tough line to walk, I generally cut slack and again, it probably won't have bothered me as much.
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Offline Cheesey  
#17 Posted : Wednesday, December 24, 2008 12:37:41 PM(UTC)
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With my hearing problem and migraines, one can be set off by a screaming child. The rare times i can go out for a nice dinner, i don't want it screwed up by some other parent's lack of taking responsibility for their kids.
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#18 Posted : Wednesday, December 24, 2008 2:09:22 PM(UTC)
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My suggestion may or may not be legal, and it's most certainly unethical, but also undeniably effective.

1. Carry with you at all times a small bottle Thiopental and a syringe. Thiopental is a colorless liquid that will be used to render the crying child unconscious.
2. Fill the syringe with one milligram of Thiopental for every 20lbs of child. This is where the ability to guess a child's weight comes in handy, as too much of the drug can be lethal. Best to err on the lowside.
3. Misdirection. If your plan is to be foiled, it will be at this stage. The parents of the crying baby certainly aren't going to consent to your idea of drugging their small child, so you'll need to distract them for a couple seconds while you inject the baby with drug (the jugular is the best point of entry). I like to use a flirtatious female as my main source of distraction, though your mileage may vary depending on what you have at your disposal.
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#19 Posted : Wednesday, December 24, 2008 2:21:49 PM(UTC)
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You say they did nothing? Maybe they did try tactics that have worked in the past, like a certain word, or a certain look but this time it didn't work.

As a parent of a child that used to behave that way, they probably felt WORSE and MORE embarrassed then the anger you felt.

It is no fun at all to be that table with the screaming child.


But to answer, depends on if they have ordered yet, or were eating.I would have asked the waitress/manager to see if they could be moved, or something.

It isn't right for the entire place to have to deal with it..

But then again I thought McDonald's allowed kids to yell and scream


Mcdonalds has a play area for the kids, there they can scream and yell to their hears content


I know...

Iwas trying to just be an a@@ and give IM a hard time Iguess it failed :(
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#20 Posted : Wednesday, December 24, 2008 2:24:24 PM(UTC)
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Even if the child has cognitive challenges, there's no excuse for not removing the child from the situation, in my opinion. It's a simple application of the Golden Rule: people go to a restaurant to have a good time.


I agree with removing said child..

But to say you should be able to teach ANY child to behave like a "puppy" was just a WEEEE bit annoying
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#21 Posted : Wednesday, December 24, 2008 2:44:09 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: " Go to Quoted Post
My suggestion may or may not be legal, and it's most certainly unethical, but also undeniably effective.

1. Carry with you at all times a small bottle Thiopental and a syringe. Thiopental is a colorless liquid that will be used to render the crying child unconscious.
2. Fill the syringe with one milligram of Thiopental for every 20lbs of child. This is where the ability to guess a child's weight comes in handy, as too much of the drug can be lethal. Best to err on the lowside.
3. Misdirection. If your plan is to be foiled, it will be at this stage. The parents of the crying baby certainly aren't going to consent to your idea of drugging their small child, so you'll need to distract them for a couple seconds while you inject the baby with drug (the jugular is the best point of entry). I like to use a flirtatious female as my main source of distraction, though your mileage may vary depending on what you have at your disposal.


That is just so wrong that is right.

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Offline Packerchick  
#22 Posted : Wednesday, December 24, 2008 2:50:38 PM(UTC)
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Have a separate dining area for families with kids, just like a smoking area.
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Offline vikesrule  
#23 Posted : Wednesday, December 24, 2008 2:59:38 PM(UTC)
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This is the reason that the child was crying...... ::razz:


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#24 Posted : Wednesday, December 24, 2008 3:05:20 PM(UTC)
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Have a separate dining area for families with kids, just like a smoking area.


I find that insulting, and it doesn't address the root problem: Parents need to take responsibility for their children.
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Offline IronMan  
#25 Posted : Wednesday, December 24, 2008 3:09:17 PM(UTC)
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This is the reason that the child was crying...... ::razz:


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Heh. Well played.
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#26 Posted : Wednesday, December 24, 2008 3:17:40 PM(UTC)
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A few weeks ago, I took my in-laws out to the most expensive restaurant in town (a nationally recognized steakhouse). Formal attire, napkins on the lap, the whole nine yards. My wife and I were the youngest adults in there by 20 years at least. My children behaved beautifully. No kids' sippy glasses, no straws, they drank out of the crystal like all the rest. Sure, we had to run them to the potty a couple of times, but other than that, they sat in their seats for almost 2 hours. Kids live up (or down) to the expectations we place on them; the problem is we have very low expectations of children these days.

I wouldn't eat at a restaurant that sequestered families with children, just as I don't go to churches that attempt to do the same thing.
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Offline Packerchick  
#27 Posted : Thursday, December 25, 2008 2:37:14 AM(UTC)
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Have a separate dining area for families with kids, just like a smoking area.


I find that insulting, and it doesn't address the root problem: Parents need to take responsibility for their children.


Very good point. Im not a parent.
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Offline TheEngineer  
#28 Posted : Thursday, December 25, 2008 6:55:10 AM(UTC)
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I am usually not one to be affected too much by this sort of thing. So usually I'll let it slide since it's rather inconsequential to me.
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Offline IronMan  
#29 Posted : Friday, December 26, 2008 1:56:55 PM(UTC)
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Whats even better is screaming kids at the airport. God I need a beer. Flight canceled, 3 screaming brats. Not good.
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#30 Posted : Friday, December 26, 2008 2:00:29 PM(UTC)
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Screaming brats! Wow, Packerchick would be ecstatic!

"Are you excited, or are those three screaming brats in your pocket?"
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