>I went out to dinner with my parents tonight and I realized that I’m a magnet for bratty kids and neglectful parents.
We sat down to dinner and the two tables near us each had a child going nuts. One kid was jumping and climbing on one of the adults seated at his table. All the while an intermittent screech would emit from the toddler. Luckily, they left within 5 minutes of me sitting down.
The other table lingered for most of my meal. One kid was running around in circles yelling, “Da! Da! Da! Da! Da!”
I’m sitting there downing my Corona thinking, would his mother like it if I stood next to her while she was eating and started yelling, “Da! Da! Da! Da! Da! Da! ” Or maybe I should just let some badger loose under their table and see if that bothered them. Although, I’m not sure where to get a badger, nor how annoying they can be.
I’m sure I’ve stated it before, but let me state it again:
If your child is too young to be in school, they are too young to be in a restaurant that does not have a drive thru window or a large animatronic mouse.
Also, what the hell is wrong with a baby-sitter? Don’t parents need a break from the kids? Don’t they want some adult time together? No? Then keep your kids at home! They will be happier there. I’m sure they have a bajillion toys in their rooms that will keep them occupied. It’s also alot safer than running amok in a restaurant.