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What are your thoughts on young kids and restaurants?
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Posted 10/5/14
Loud kids? I turn to face them and stare at them until their parents notice it and grab their kids and leave. Works 70% of the time.
Posted 10/5/14 , edited 10/5/14
Ugh... I HATE the sound of a screaming baby. To me, the sound of a crying baby is like nails on a chalkboard. Seriously, rock the baby or something, just make it shut up. (as you can tell, I'm not very fond of toddlers)
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Posted 10/5/14
If the restaurant is some fancy place, then I think it's not a place to bring so young kids there. Otherwise I don't care as long the parents are trying to keep them mannered


Sir_jamesalot wrote:

Put them in the oven.
Put the adults in the oven, too.
Kill everyone.


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Posted 10/5/14

Metallium wrote:

Loud kids? I turn to face them and stare at them until their parents notice it and grab their kids and leave. Works 70% of the time.


This ^

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Posted 10/5/14
I hate babies and children in general, but I don't mind them if they behave fine.
But once they start kicking the back of your seat, yell, scream, or cry, that's when I really get annoyed.
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I worked 7 years as a waitress at a bistro in an RSL club (probably doesn't mean much if you're not from Australia) but the club was open everyday of the year except Boxing Day.

My worst experience was one Xmas Eve where we had a large group with multiple families, and the parents ended up very drunk. Their kids were riding those fold up scooters in the restaurant. At 11pm. On Xmas Eve. The parents did NOTHING. We spent about 30 minutes arguing with each other whether we should kick them out or not, but they were local customers who regularly visited and supported the club.

Another great experience was when a last minute (1 hour before arrival) booking rocked up on a Sunday lunch with about 20 people. They had just come from a wedding and were all dressed in suits/dresses. We pushed together a bunch of spare tables and put up some high chairs for the few toddlers they had. Everything was fine until we came to clean up their table after they left. I found two dirty diapers sitting on their chairs.

Yeah, I have less of a problem with children. The adults piss me off more.
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Everybody was a kid once. I have no problems with anybody's age - just the kind of person they are.
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I doesn't bother me, I actually laugh at them. What I really hate is people who just glares at you just because a person can't control their kid. Come on man why you have to glare at the kid, you gonna scare them and give them nightmares at McDolan's
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My parents always had to tell me to behave when we went out, I didn't have a high pitched or very loud voice, but I could yell and scream if I got excited. I still get excited like that sometimes if I'm with friends, and that leads to very awkward situations (like saying the F word in English, during Spanish. If only I knew how to say it in Spanish) and now I wish my parents told me to behave more often, because self control is something you have to learn, not what you are born with.
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Yes, I agree with you guys. Parents needs to take of all of things before going to any restaurant such as health issue of kids, manners, and more. For instance, my 6 year old is sensitive to gluten. We have to be very careful about what she eats when we eat outside. Back home in the US, she loved the gluten-free pizza at Chuck-e-Cheese. So, I made that I take her to restaurants who offers gluten-free pizza and now I am really looking forward to take her this Christmas at the newly opened branch of Chuck-e-Cheese at Oud Metha in Dubai.

I hope it offers the same quality like in U.S. I am sure even must be taking all these points in consideration before going to any new restaurant.

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Posted 12/16/14
This doesn't bother me one way or the other.
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Posted 12/16/14
I don't personally care unless they decide to climb circles around me or some crap for x reason.
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Posted 12/16/14
Since I'm wearing ear/headphones virtually 24/7 I just drown them out by turning up my music.

But in a restaurant where I would assume one would want to be sociable... Yeah, it probably wouldn't work. Then again, I'm rarely ever in a restaurant. Do I look like I have someone to take out to places?
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The last time a child cried in a restaurant while I was there was at McDonalds. I had my burger in my mouth at the time and turned towards the child and stared at them while eating my burger to try and make them shut up. The burger was nice by the way.
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Posted 12/16/14
they can be entertaining to watch.
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