For the love of God… WHY do people let their children mis-behave in public??? This is what happened to me today. I was standing in line at my friendly neighborhood Arby’s (a bastion of fine dining), and the person in front of me was either the father or possibly grandfather of two, let’s just say, overly enthusiastic children possibly in the 4 to 5 year old range. One boy and one girl. The children are running around, wrestling with each other, pulling at each other’s clothes (the boy was wearing a particularly nice sweater that the girl was stretching to death), and oh yeah… BUMPING INTO OTHER CUSTOMERS SUCH AS MYSELF!!!! And the whole time, the father/grandfather completely ignores them. Wait… he didn’t completely ignore them. He asked if they didn’t have Strawberry shakes, what else would they want! How about something more along the lines of “If you two don’t calm down this instant I’m going to pour a strawberry shake down your pants!!!” Nothing… not even an apology to me and the and the other patrons who became his children’s personal bumper cars.
Don’t get me wrong… I love kids. I have two nieces that I love dearly and can give back to the parents at anytime. But come on people. You’re not doing your children any good by letting them run amok and not disciplining them. I certainly don’t believe in hitting a child… but a stern voice can do wonders for kids.
Thank you… and goodnight!