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2010-01-16 06:26:16 AM
I would totally make another loud baby with that.
 
2010-01-16 06:40:38 AM
Well, she should know better than to read about herself on the net. I'm pretty sure the doctor that cures all disease and pain and disability with one cheap drug that's easy to manufacture and never creates immunity will be flamed so hard the tubes melt.

It's a hostile place.
 
2010-01-16 06:47:20 AM
You know you are a bad parent when you need interweb advice on shutting up your kid.

/China's one Child policy doesn't go far enough

//What ever happened to seen and not heard?
 
2010-01-16 06:49:30 AM
doglover: ...the net.....
It's a hostile place.


I can't believe she brought her 20-month old onto the internet. I would kick them off, too.

/more photos, please.
 
2010-01-16 06:52:31 AM
A squirt or two of this makes the noise go away:

i46.tinypic.com
 
2010-01-16 06:56:51 AM
If only we could go back in time and tell her about this
www.viwomensclinic.ca
/a solution this good has to be HOT

If only McFly hadn't shorted out the flux capacitor while he was doing some delicate tuning to it...
 
2010-01-16 06:57:20 AM
I have no sympathy for people like this. Do I bring a yappy dog onto the bus? No I don't. Do I blare a radio on the bus? No I don't.

If you can't make you kid shut the hell up, you're ruining the lives of everyone around you. We don't want to hear it; we have enough going on as life sucks so bad we're stuck on the bus with you and your brat.

Walk. Get a taxi. Do whatever you have to. But don't subject us to your filthy dirty noise pollution and expect the rest of us to be nice to you.
 
2010-01-16 07:29:01 AM
By her own admission, the driver said she could get back on the bus and she decided she'd rather be a martyr.
 
2010-01-16 07:51:28 AM
In related comments:

Parents, don't bring your kid on a plane unless you've farking drugged the little crotchfruit. And even then you better have more drugs if the little bastard wakes up. Nobody likes seeing a kid on a plane. So don't do it. If you're going to go somewhere, DRIVE.
 
2010-01-16 08:01:58 AM
An attention seeking princess?
Pretty sure that didn't come from here.
 
2010-01-16 08:42:48 AM
Confabulat: I have no sympathy for people like this. Do I bring a yappy dog onto the bus? No I don't. Do I blare a radio on the bus? No I don't.

If you can't make you kid shut the hell up, you're ruining the lives of everyone around you. We don't want to hear it; we have enough going on as life sucks so bad we're stuck on the bus with you and your brat.

Walk. Get a taxi. Do whatever you have to. But don't subject us to your filthy dirty noise pollution and expect the rest of us to be nice to you.


As much as I hate bratty kids, the one that should be walking or taking a taxi is the person that doesn't want to hear bratty kids. Public transportation is public.
 
2010-01-16 08:46:08 AM
LaChanz: Confabulat: I have no sympathy for people like this. Do I bring a yappy dog onto the bus? No I don't. Do I blare a radio on the bus? No I don't.

If you can't make you kid shut the hell up, you're ruining the lives of everyone around you. We don't want to hear it; we have enough going on as life sucks so bad we're stuck on the bus with you and your brat.

Walk. Get a taxi. Do whatever you have to. But don't subject us to your filthy dirty noise pollution and expect the rest of us to be nice to you.

As much as I hate bratty kids, the one that should be walking or taking a taxi is the person that doesn't want to hear bratty kids. Public transportation is public.


So are public restrooms. That doesn't make it OK to piss in the sink.
 
2010-01-16 08:46:57 AM
Internet rabbit holes I didn't know existed, such as Fark.com

Like ignorance of the law, ignorance of Fark is no excuse.
 
2010-01-16 08:49:20 AM
GAT_00: In related comments:

Parents, don't bring your kid on a plane unless you've farking drugged the little crotchfruit. And even then you better have more drugs if the little bastard wakes up. Nobody likes seeing a kid on a plane. So don't do it. If you're going to go somewhere, DRIVE.


Yeah, I'll remember that next time my job moves me and my family overseas. Sometimes people don't have a choice.

Don't get me wrong, I have little patience for someone whose little snot is running wild around the plane/bus climbing on seats and screaming, and it's obvious the parents don't care. But if the parent is actually watching their kid and at least making an effort to keep them quiet, it's a different story. No one likes being the parent of the kid that's ruining the trip for everyone else.
 
2010-01-16 08:50:34 AM
Vampire_Blues: So are public restrooms. That doesn't make it OK to piss in the sink.

And yet, because of things like that happening, I avoid public bathrooms as much as possible.
 
2010-01-16 08:55:12 AM
...also, your argument is invalid as pissing in a sink would most likely be illegal. Fussing and crying kids, not so much.
 
2010-01-16 08:55:41 AM
Funny thing is, more passengers would have complained if she'd started spanking the kid on the bus.
 
2010-01-16 08:59:36 AM
Hiro Nakamura: No one likes being the parent of the kid that's ruining the trip for everyone else.

Really? Because they never seen to give a damn in my experience.

And your kid may be all nice and well behaved most of the time, but that doesn't mean the kid can't start screaming at something and not stop.

Even the best kids are going to start screaming sometimes. Drug 'em so the rest of us can have some peace on the flying tin can.
 
2010-01-16 09:18:50 AM
Confabulat
I have no sympathy for people like this. Do I bring a yappy dog onto the bus? No I don't. Do I blare a radio on the bus? No I don't.

Are you too stupid to understand the difference between a human being and a dog or a radio?

If you can't make you kid shut the hell up, you're ruining the lives of everyone around you. We don't want to hear it; we have enough going on as life sucks so bad we're stuck on the bus with you and your brat.

If having to listen to a kid cry for 5 minutes ruins you life then you really ought to get some perspective and make some changes.


Walk. Get a taxi. Do whatever you have to. But don't subject us to your filthy dirty noise pollution and expect the rest of us to be nice to you.

You hate the bus and apparently people so why don't you walk or take a taxi and not subject others to your toxic personality?

Why do I have the feeling that you were one of those spoiled little brats that everyone else hated? Because you still sound like a spoiled selfish little shiat.

It appears she was doing everything possible to control or settle the kid. Sometimes there is nothing you can do you just have to ride it out. Perhaps you could show that you have more compassion and patience than a spoiled 3 year old and let it go.
 
2010-01-16 09:23:25 AM
Bladel: Funny thing is, more passengers would have complained if she'd started spanking the kid on the bus.

www.dangerousminds.net
 
2010-01-16 09:23:55 AM
Bladel: Funny thing is, more passengers would have complained if she'd started spanking the kid on the bus.

Well spanking the kid probably would just have created more noise as the kid screamed in pain and humiliation.
 
2010-01-16 09:30:43 AM
LaChanz: ...also, your argument is invalid as pissing in a sink would most likely be illegal. Fussing and crying kids, not so much.

At least you can easily wash piss out of a sink. Getting demon spawn off the bus takes a goddamn act of congress apparently.
 
2010-01-16 09:35:14 AM
GAT_00:

In all likelyhood the kids parents paid for the kids ticket also.

So what if some "adult" gets drunk and loud on the plane. What if that loud drunk wakes up the sleeping kid and the kid starts crying? Who's problem is it then??

I'm soo tired of people who think kids should act like adults. When adults act like children more and more often these days.
 
2010-01-16 09:36:27 AM
Vampire_Blues: LaChanz: ...also, your argument is invalid as pissing in a sink would most likely be illegal. Fussing and crying kids, not so much.

At least you can easily wash piss out of a sink. Getting demon spawn off the bus takes a goddamn act of congress apparently.


The kid had a bad day. That doesn't make her demon spawn. Like you've never had a bad day and ruined it for anybody else.
 
2010-01-16 09:36:38 AM
GAT_00: Hiro
And your kid may be all nice and well behaved most of the time, but that doesn't mean the kid can't start screaming at something and not stop.

Even the best kids are going to start screaming sometimes. Drug 'em so the rest of us can have some peace on the flying tin can.


By that logic, everybody should be drugged, because even the best behaved adults flip out and start screaming sometimes.

Frankly, if you feel so strongly about it, you should self-medicate before the flight and eliminate any of the issues.
 
2010-01-16 09:37:09 AM
Just remember, you were all whiny children at one time and you will all be whiny old folk at some time.
 
2010-01-16 09:42:55 AM
Earpj: GAT_00:

In all likelyhood the kids parents paid for the kids ticket also.

So what if some "adult" gets drunk and loud on the plane. What if that loud drunk wakes up the sleeping kid and the kid starts crying? Who's problem is it then??

I'm soo tired of people who think kids should act like adults. When adults act like children more and more often these days.


Well let's see: I've probably flown 100+ times in my life and have never experienced a loud, drunken adult disturbing everyone else on the plane. I have, however, on numerous occasions had to listen to some brat scream while his parents ignore him. Or had my seat repeatedly kicked. Or had some drooling kid run around the aisle bothering everyone.

I'm a parent, and I do not allow this behavior. Yes, babies cry. Sometimes you can't help that. But a screaming child is unacceptable in a public enclosed space.
 
2010-01-16 09:43:05 AM
It's public transportation. That means you have to deal with unpleasantness at times.
 
2010-01-16 09:47:24 AM
friendinpa:
Are you too stupid to understand the difference between a human being and a dog or a radio?

If having to listen to a kid cry for 5 minutes ruins you life then you really ought to get some perspective and make some changes.

You hate the bus and apparently people so why don't you walk or take a taxi and not subject others to your toxic personality?

Why do I have the feeling that you were one of those spoiled little brats that everyone else hated? Because you still sound like a spoiled selfish little shiat.

It appears she was doing everything possible to control or settle the kid. Sometimes there is nothing you can do you just have to ride it out. Perhaps you could show that you have more compassion and patience than a spoiled 3 year old and let it go.


THIS

/golf clap
 
2010-01-16 09:49:36 AM
ricewater_stool: Earpj: GAT_00:



Well let's see: I've probably flown 100+ times in my life and have never experienced a loud, drunken adult disturbing everyone else on the plane. I have, however, on numerous occasions had to listen to some brat scream while his parents ignore him. Or had my seat repeatedly kicked. Or had some drooling kid run around the aisle bothering everyone.

I'm a parent, and I do not allow this behavior. Yes, babies cry. Sometimes you can't help that. But a screaming child is unacceptable in a public enclosed space.


I do agree that parents should try to control a child, but sometimes it's just not possible. Once in a while, no amount of cajoling can get a kid to sit down. I always buckled my kids into their car seats so that they were comfortable when we flew, and we've flown from Germany and back a lot of times with up to 5 kids.

I'm just saying that kids are kids and should be expected to act like it once in while. Unfortunately we don't get to pick those times.
 
2010-01-16 09:49:47 AM
Earpj: Vampire_Blues: LaChanz: ...also, your argument is invalid as pissing in a sink would most likely be illegal. Fussing and crying kids, not so much.

At least you can easily wash piss out of a sink. Getting demon spawn off the bus takes a goddamn act of congress apparently.

The kid had a bad day. That doesn't make her demon spawn. Like you've never had a bad day and ruined it for anybody else.



I know, i just had a kicker on my last flight.

A better comparison is talking loudly on a cell phone.

Yes, people need access to public transportation, but they also must remember that their kid's misery doesn't deserve company.
 
2010-01-16 09:54:17 AM
Vampire_Blues:

A better comparison is talking loudly on a cell phone.


True, or loud cussing at the Mall for instance. It's also a public place. I just don't get why 2 year olds have to be adults, but adults don't have to be adults.
 
2010-01-16 09:56:07 AM
Earpj: I'm soo tired of people who think kids should act like adults. When adults act like children more and more often these days.

Not saying kids should act like adults. They should, however, STFU. Talking normally? Fine. Asking mommy/daddy questions? Cool. Running up and down the farking aisles, climbing on the seats, swinging from the hand hold bars, and screaming at the top of their lungs? You have bigger problems than not having a farking car. There's a reason the phrase "Sit down and shut up" was invented.
 
2010-01-16 10:00:51 AM
I've seen you people with your children. You all act like your rotten little jerk is SO Beautiful! And you put them as your Facebook profile page and you adore them so much! And expect everyone else to just accept them in their lives!

Screw your nasty little freakshow monkeys. I don't bring my cat out for people to ooh and aah over, but my cat is a hell of a lot more quiet in social situations that your animal ever will be.

Leave it home. Pay someone to feed and water it.

Leave it out of my damned life, you weirdos.
 
2010-01-16 10:01:35 AM
Earpj: True, or loud cussing at the Mall for instance. It's also a public place. I just don't get why 2 year olds have to be adults, but adults don't have to be adults.

Screw them too. The only difference between the two is I can tell the adult "Turn that radio down", "You don't have to yell into the phone", and "Sober up and shut up". Best case scenario, they apologize because they didn't realize they were disturbing others and quiet down. Most likely scenario is they tell me to mind my own business, to which I respond it IS my business when I can hear every word you're saying about your genital warts or I then blare out MY music on my iphone which can drown out any other cell phone made. Worst case scenario, the drunk asshole tries to pick a fight, in which case it's all on video, he gets kicked off the bus, and the other passengers back me up.

I tell a kid "Could you please stop kicking me in the back of the head?" and all of a sudden, "WHY YOU TALKING TO MY KID?! YOU AIN'T GOT NO RIGHT TO BE TALKING TO MY farkING KID! YOU BEST NOT EVER TALK TO MY farkING KID LIKE THERE'S SOMETHING WRONG WITH HIM! Sheeeeiiiit...farking asshole talking shiat about MY kid."
 
2010-01-16 10:03:10 AM
Earpj: Vampire_Blues:

A better comparison is talking loudly on a cell phone.

True, or loud cussing at the Mall for instance. It's also a public place. I just don't get why 2 year olds have to be adults, but adults don't have to be adults.


That isn't quite accurate. Used to be kids didn't really go places adults did very often. When they did they were expected to behave themselves. With people bringing children everywhere all the time, and far too many "family themed" places, kids have pretty much invaded everywhere. And since families have so much spending power, merchants will rarely do anything to tell them to show others the respect they expect, out of fear of public reprisal.
 
2010-01-16 10:03:53 AM
Crying, that's fine, whatever. I don't really mind that. There isn't much you can do with a two year old that's determined to cry.

However, if your kid is kicking the back of my airline seat, especially on a five hour flight from Hawaii, you'd better control him. Hold his legs if you have to, and don't biatch at me. Your kids right to be a pain in the ass ends at any kind of physical discomfort.
 
2010-01-16 10:05:24 AM
The Truths:

1. Children sometimes cry. Even non-bratty ones.
2. Public transportation is just that: public. Ya get what ya get. Privacy isn't on the menu.
3. In the age of the Internet, if you've made the news for any reason at all and don't want to read horribly mean and/or rude things about you, don't go online.
4. People on the Internet hide behind anonymity and say things that are horribly mean and/or rude because they aren't saying it to your face. See Truth 3.
 
2010-01-16 10:11:42 AM
Vampire_Blues: Earpj: Vampire_Blues:

A better comparison is talking loudly on a cell phone.

True, or loud cussing at the Mall for instance. It's also a public place. I just don't get why 2 year olds have to be adults, but adults don't have to be adults.

That isn't quite accurate. Used to be kids didn't really go places adults did very often. When they did they were expected to behave themselves. With people bringing children everywhere all the time, and far too many "family themed" places, kids have pretty much invaded everywhere. And since families have so much spending power, merchants will rarely do anything to tell them to show others the respect they expect, out of fear of public reprisal.


And what is it with all those farkers in wheelchairs?
I'm fookin sick of seeing and hearing those, drooling, yelping spazzies.
Farkin keep them locked the hell away from me.

/sarcasm. has to be noted since it appears many of you won't be able to work that out on your own
 
2010-01-16 10:13:41 AM
Abstruse:
I tell a kid "Could you please stop kicking me in the back of the head?" and all of a sudden, "WHY YOU TALKING TO MY KID?! YOU AIN'T GOT NO RIGHT TO BE TALKING TO MY farkING KID! YOU BEST NOT EVER TALK TO MY farkING KID LIKE THERE'S SOMETHING WRONG WITH HIM! Sheeeeiiiit...farking asshole talking shiat about MY kid."


True. It's the problem of lumping everyone in together. I would be mortified if my kid was being annoying. Hell, I HAVE been mortified by how my kid was acting.

I very much feel that parents should deal with their kid, but maybe I'm in the minority. Or maybe it's a few bad apples ruining the impression of kids everywhere.
 
2010-01-16 10:15:50 AM
Earpj: I'm just saying that kids are kids and should be expected to act like it once in while.

And us single adults should be able gag them at those times.
 
2010-01-16 10:22:44 AM
Vampire_Blues:

That's probably true.

But parents hands are tied. We can't spank the little brat or, hell even threaten the little bugger or CPS will be at our door.
What the heck are we supposed to do. That's why kids are how they are these days.

The kids have all of the power and they know it.
 
2010-01-16 10:23:05 AM
Earpj: Or maybe it's a few bad apples ruining the impression of kids everywhere.

No, kids that actually act properly in public places are the exception rather than the rule. A few weeks ago a couple of kids come darting out of an aisle at the grocery store because they were running full-out playing grabass or whatever and I was only barely able to stop in time from running them over. Guess who the mother yelled at?

"Precious snowflake" isn't a joke IMO. It's a serious problem. Parents think that their kids are perfect and never do anything wrong. If someone tries to inform them that, yes, their kids are doing something wrong; then there must be something wrong with THAT person. If anything bad happens to the kid, it can't possibly be the kid's fault. It's the fault of someone else for not doing everything possible to coddle the kid.

And it's getting worse. Used to, you do all your running around and shopping and errands late at night/very early in the morning, you only have to worry about stoners and drunks. Now, you run into entire broods running around Walmart/HEB/Walgreens/any other 24 hour store at 3 or 4 in the morning on a school night.
 
2010-01-16 10:24:35 AM
baka-san: Earpj: I'm just saying that kids are kids and should be expected to act like it once in while.

And us single adults should be able gag them at those times.


Brat!

I should be able to gag adults when they annoy me.
 
2010-01-16 10:25:20 AM
Earpj: baka-san: Earpj: I'm just saying that kids are kids and should be expected to act like it once in while.

And us single adults should be able gag them at those times.

Brat!

I should be able to gag adults when they annoy me.


Just remember the safe word.
 
2010-01-16 10:26:39 AM
Earpj: But parents hands are tied. We can't spank the little brat or, hell even threaten the little bugger or CPS will be at our door.
What the heck are we supposed to do. That's why kids are how they are these days.


Because too many parents don't know the difference between "spanking" and "beating the fark out of". I don't like seeing kids spanked. However, my mother never had any problem punishing me even though she only spanked me three times.

Step One: Learn which plug is the power outlet for the video game system/computer.

Step Two: Learn how to safely unhook said plug.

Step Three: Buy a small filing cabinet/fire safe with a key lock (available for under $20 if you look around).

Step Four: I think this one should be obvious.
 
2010-01-16 10:27:24 AM
Earpj: I should be able to gag adults when they annoy me.

Tell an adult to shut up and tell a child that isn't yours to shut up. See what happens.
 
2010-01-16 10:28:44 AM
Abstruse: Earpj: Or maybe it's a few bad apples ruining the impression of kids everywhere.

No, kids that actually act properly in public places are the exception rather than the rule. A few weeks ago a couple of kids come darting out of an aisle at the grocery store because they were running full-out playing grabass or whatever and I was only barely able to stop in time from running them over. Guess who the mother yelled at?

"Precious snowflake" isn't a joke IMO. It's a serious problem. Parents think that their kids are perfect and never do anything wrong. If someone tries to inform them that, yes, their kids are doing something wrong; then there must be something wrong with THAT person. If anything bad happens to the kid, it can't possibly be the kid's fault. It's the fault of someone else for not doing everything possible to coddle the kid.

And it's getting worse. Used to, you do all your running around and shopping and errands late at night/very early in the morning, you only have to worry about stoners and drunks. Now, you run into entire broods running around Walmart/HEB/Walgreens/any other 24 hour store at 3 or 4 in the morning on a school night.


All true. You are preaching to the choir.

And that's what I, and other parents who are trying to raise decent adults, are fighting. My kids see other kids acting like that. In raising kids tho, you gotta pick your battles, b/c you're not going to win them all.
 
2010-01-16 10:29:53 AM
Abstruse: Earpj: I should be able to gag adults when they annoy me.

Tell an adult to shut up and tell a child that isn't yours to shut up. See what happens.


Hell, these days I'm afraid to tell anyone anything.
 
2010-01-16 10:31:56 AM
Abstruse:
Step One: Learn which plug is the power outlet for the video game system/computer.

Step Two: Learn how to safely unhook said plug.

Step Three: Buy a small filing cabinet/fire safe with a key lock (available for under $20 if you look around).

Step Four: I think this one should be obvious.


I'm in Texas. I can spank as long as I don't leave bruises. But, I learned a long time ago that spanking doesn't work.

Anywho, I vaguely remember an article where a kid called CPS b.c his Mom took away his 360...

I just take the controllers and lock them away. But that doesn't work with a toddler.
 
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