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(DNA Info)   When you're dining out, do you roll your eyes when a couple brings a stroller up to their table? What about when they bring an entire crib?   (dnainfo.com) divider line 85
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2013-07-11 11:53:39 PM
Stroller? Meh.
Crib? Aw, hells naw.
 
2013-07-11 11:58:14 PM

Forty-Two: Stroller? Meh.
Crib? Aw, hells naw.


That.
 
2013-07-12 12:00:28 AM
Waiter!!
 
2013-07-12 12:21:13 AM

Bob Falfa: Forty-Two: Stroller? Meh.
Crib? Aw, hells naw.

That.


Depending on the place even a stroller is inappropriate.  Babies are unpredictable, they can start fussing, crying, and making a scene without warning.  At a family oriented place it's not a big deal as long as the kid is generally well behaved.  At higher end places if you have a kid and can't afford a babysitter, you should consider that a sign that you can't afford to go out.
 
2013-07-12 12:32:02 AM

TuteTibiImperes: Babies are unpredictable, they can start fussing, crying, and making a scene without warning.


and if they don't smell like some type of excretion then they smell like baby powder.  No wai.
 
2013-07-12 12:34:51 AM
"Eating out becomes this balancing act of keeping your kid happy and getting food in your mouth," said Vita Rayhkman.

Okay. I'm less than a month away from giving birth to my first child, so I realize that I'm about to reexamine my opinion on  everything, particularly when it comes to children...but this doesn't sound right. If you're spending the money to eat out, you should be able to enjoy your meal. In my completely naïve opinion that will probably change a few months from now when I'm desperate to get out of the house and reclaim some semblance of the life I once led (though I hope I'll have the means to hire a babysitter), it sounds like her kid might not be ready for restaurants yet.
 
2013-07-12 01:08:29 AM
Isn't serving baby in a crib a little awkward?  Sauce on the sheets and everything.  Try using a plate.
 
2013-07-12 01:10:05 AM

Forty-Two: "Eating out becomes this balancing act of keeping your kid happy and getting food in your mouth," said Vita Rayhkman.

Okay. I'm less than a month away from giving birth to my first child, so I realize that I'm about to reexamine my opinion on  everything, particularly when it comes to children...but this doesn't sound right. If you're spending the money to eat out, you should be able to enjoy your meal. In my completely naïve opinion that will probably change a few months from now when I'm desperate to get out of the house and reclaim some semblance of the life I once led (though I hope I'll have the means to hire a babysitter), it sounds like her kid might not be ready for restaurants yet.


Babies can take care of themselves for a few hours.  Go enjoy yourself, already.
 
2013-07-12 07:31:58 AM
If it was anyplace more expensive than Denny's, I would ask to be moved. Every restaurant should have a "family" area and a "couples" area, for this purpose.

/why I sit at the bar.
 
2013-07-12 09:18:24 AM
even better, this happened in hipster capital of the world, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY.  This isn't very hipster.  I bet the hipsters lost their minds when they saw this.
 
2013-07-12 09:25:22 AM
Most strollers seem to be that size nowadays.
 
2013-07-12 09:25:59 AM

Bucky Katt: Sauce on the sheets and everything.


You sick f*ck, we're talking about a baby here.
 
2013-07-12 09:27:22 AM

Forty-Two: "Eating out becomes this balancing act of keeping your kid happy and getting food in your mouth," said Vita Rayhkman.

Okay. I'm less than a month away from giving birth to my first child, so I realize that I'm about to reexamine my opinion on  everything, particularly when it comes to children...but this doesn't sound right. If you're spending the money to eat out, you should be able to enjoy your meal. In my completely naïve opinion that will probably change a few months from now when I'm desperate to get out of the house and reclaim some semblance of the life I once led (though I hope I'll have the means to hire a babysitter), it sounds like her kid might not be ready for restaurants yet.


Babies aren't the problem.  Babies sleep.  Toddlers are the problem.

Still, I take mine out to restaurants because it's good for them to learn manners, to learn that they're not the centre of the universe, and to learn to eat more things than just chicken nuggets.
 
2013-07-12 09:33:46 AM
Could be worse....

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2013-07-12 09:37:58 AM
A toddler that size can sit on a farking chair. If they have a tendency to wander, put a farking leash on them. If they whinge, tell them to shut the fark up. If they get tired while you are walking along the street, pick them up. How hard is this?
 
2013-07-12 09:38:07 AM
My kids never saw the inside of a restaurant until they were capable of controlling themselves and were properly napped before hand.
 
2013-07-12 09:38:46 AM
No sheets, no SIDS, no service!
 
2013-07-12 09:39:14 AM

SlothB77: even better, this happened in hipster capital of the world, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY.  This isn't very hipster.  I bet the hipsters lost their minds when they saw this.


No, they're beginning to reproduce.
 
2013-07-12 09:39:45 AM

God Is My Co-Pirate: Babies aren't the problem. Babies sleep. Toddlers are the problem.


I'll go one step further (as a single father to an almost 6 y.o.) and say the parents are the problem. Don't let your damn kids think they're the center of the universe for fark's sake. You WILL regret it.
 
2013-07-12 09:39:59 AM
I don't mind as long as one of the parents take the child outside if it starts to cry and they can't stop it. Parents deserve to be able to eat out.
/My parents have to deal with my Autistic Brother. He was bad in restaurants until he was ten. My dad threaten and did take him out to the car. No he didn't hit him or spank him. With Autistic kids that the worst thing you can do.
 
2013-07-12 09:40:00 AM
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Steve Wynn doesn't even allow strollers on his Vegas casino/hotel property.  Suck it, junior.
 
2013-07-12 09:40:30 AM
Get a ****ing babysitter, or get takeout.  OR, invent a sound-cancelling device that you can place on the neck of any child that mutes their screams, then make wearing one mandatory for children in public spaces.
 
2013-07-12 09:43:57 AM
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How much for the little girl?
 
2013-07-12 09:45:06 AM
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2013-07-12 09:46:27 AM
We've covered this before.  You hate kids.  There are restaurants that don't have high chairs and booster seats.  Go to those ones.  Definitely don't go to a restaurant that has crayons and place mats at the hostess booth.  Avoid restaurants with pictures on the menu.  Don't go to a restaurant that is part of a chain of franchises.  It seems the further into a city you go, the more likely you are to find a qualifying restaurant.  And don't be poor.  A restaurant with $7 cheeseburgers is going to have riff raff.  Pay the $20+ for the plate of your choice.  Are you going to a restaurant because you want good food, or is it because you're too tired to cook?  Treat a restaurant visit as a privelege and treat yourself to a good meal.  I've been here at Fark a long enough time to know that you're a neat person and you deserve it.   I like you.  Let's make out.
 
2013-07-12 09:48:53 AM
Why the hell would you even WANT to walk down the street pushing a crib? Carry the kid in your arms if you are somehow the only hipster parent without a $500 stroller or $150 wrap carrier.

And if your seven-month-old is that hard to please, give it to someone who won't raise such a damn prima donna. My seven-month-old thinks that hitting himself in the face with a spoon is like the Most Fun Ever.
 
2013-07-12 09:51:21 AM
it would be tempting to walk by and dump your food tray/drink in the crib "oops I'm sorry I thought it was the trash can"

Even funnier if someone walking a dog walked by and dog took a leak on the crib.

What's next rolling granny out there on her bed so she can enjoy being with the family for brunch
 
2013-07-12 09:54:42 AM

kobrakai: God Is My Co-Pirate: Babies aren't the problem. Babies sleep. Toddlers are the problem.

I'll go one step further (as a single father to an almost 6 y.o.) and say the parents are the problem. Don't let your damn kids think they're the center of the universe for fark's sake. You WILL regret it.


Right!  Mine are 2 and 4.  North America has this weird worship of children (won't somebody think of them!) but then wants to shuttle them off to McDonalds and Chuck E Cheese, and mall food courts when they're teenagers, and then wonders why A) they're all fat and B) they can't socialize with adults.

Children have to learn to control themselves in adult spaces, and they learn by having a good time with their parents.  Plenty of other countries have entire families eating out at good restaurants with no problems.
 
2013-07-12 09:55:06 AM

Forty-Two: "Eating out becomes this balancing act of keeping your kid happy and getting food in your mouth," said Vita Rayhkman.

Okay. I'm less than a month away from giving birth to my first child, so I realize that I'm about to reexamine my opinion on  everything, particularly when it comes to children...but this doesn't sound right. If you're spending the money to eat out, you should be able to enjoy your meal. In my completely naïve opinion that will probably change a few months from now when I'm desperate to get out of the house and reclaim some semblance of the life I once led (though I hope I'll have the means to hire a babysitter), it sounds like her kid might not be ready for restaurants yet.


As someone without children (but whose friends all have kids), I can still empathize with parents who want to reclaim their "adult" lives. (I'm not one of those strident child-hating people who use derogatory names like breeder or crotchfruit; I'm just a woman who doesn't have kids.) The fact you're about to be a mom & are even concerned about the issue of disruptive kids tells me you'll be a good parent, so have no fear. :)

Most people know that young children will fuss (or occasionally melt down) from time to time at restaurants. The best thing you can do in that situation is simply to show that 1) you're aware of the situation, and 2) you're making a legitimate effort to fix it. Watching a parent walking around with/trying to soothe a crying child gets a whole lot more sympathy than seeing someone tune out his/her screeching toddler.
 
2013-07-12 09:56:10 AM

Grave_Girl: Why the hell would you even WANT to walk down the street pushing a crib?


Because attention whore.
 
2013-07-12 09:57:05 AM
It had to have been something other than a crib

Some new fangled stroller or pram
 
2013-07-12 09:58:01 AM
I got some great advice about taking my 14 month old out to eat from an old boss.

"Take the kid out to eat as much as possible so they learn how to act in public."

Can I take him to all the places that I would like too?  Of course not.  For the family, a 'nice' night out is going to Ruby Tuesday.

I do wish there were more 'diner/supper club' options in the area.  They usually have quick service.
 
2013-07-12 09:58:11 AM
Just climb up on the roof and then turn on a garden hose and pretend it's raining.
 
2013-07-12 10:01:06 AM

StandsWithAFist: Forty-Two: "Eating out becomes this balancing act of keeping your kid happy and getting food in your mouth," said Vita Rayhkman.

Okay. I'm less than a month away from giving birth to my first child, so I realize that I'm about to reexamine my opinion on  everything, particularly when it comes to children...but this doesn't sound right. If you're spending the money to eat out, you should be able to enjoy your meal. In my completely naïve opinion that will probably change a few months from now when I'm desperate to get out of the house and reclaim some semblance of the life I once led (though I hope I'll have the means to hire a babysitter), it sounds like her kid might not be ready for restaurants yet.

As someone without children (but whose friends all have kids), I can still empathize with parents who want to reclaim their "adult" lives. (I'm not one of those strident child-hating people who use derogatory names like breeder or crotchfruit; I'm just a woman who doesn't have kids.) The fact you're about to be a mom & are even concerned about the issue of disruptive kids tells me you'll be a good parent, so have no fear. :)

Most people know that young children will fuss (or occasionally melt down) from time to time at restaurants. The best thing you can do in that situation is simply to show that 1) you're aware of the situation, and 2) you're making a legitimate effort to fix it. Watching a parent walking around with/trying to soothe a crying child gets a whole lot more sympathy than seeing someone tune out his/her screeching toddler.


Agreed.  The other thing is that most of the good parenting takes place before they even enter the restaurant.  Kid didn't get a good nap, change your plans.  Have a talk with the kid about the expected behavior, follow up if the kid doesn't meet the expectations.  Make sure the kid isn't going to be bored with a long wait, or overly hungry.  Bring along a little self entertaining puzzle.
 
2013-07-12 10:01:36 AM

ChipNASA: Could be worse....

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fitsinglemom.com
 
2013-07-12 10:03:18 AM
1) Order small OJ, small tea, small milk.
2) Mix together.
3) Drink.
4) Vomit on children.
 
2013-07-12 10:06:43 AM

Bucky Katt: Forty-Two: "Eating out becomes this balancing act of keeping your kid happy and getting food in your mouth," said Vita Rayhkman.

Okay. I'm less than a month away from giving birth to my first child, so I realize that I'm about to reexamine my opinion on  everything, particularly when it comes to children...but this doesn't sound right. If you're spending the money to eat out, you should be able to enjoy your meal. In my completely naïve opinion that will probably change a few months from now when I'm desperate to get out of the house and reclaim some semblance of the life I once led (though I hope I'll have the means to hire a babysitter), it sounds like her kid might not be ready for restaurants yet.

Babies can take care of themselves for a few hours.  Go enjoy yourself, already.


Just remember to crack the car window a bit.
 
2013-07-12 10:07:27 AM
"Hey Cleatus, git the f**king crib so that mother****ing Junior can sleep in here while we's eating."
"Shut the f**k up Jitney, I giting the god damn crib, and could you tell the ****heads at the other tables to shut the **** up so's Junior can take a nap?"
 
2013-07-12 10:16:26 AM

StandsWithAFist: Forty-Two: "Eating out becomes this balancing act of keeping your kid happy and getting food in your mouth," said Vita Rayhkman.

Okay. I'm less than a month away from giving birth to my first child, so I realize that I'm about to reexamine my opinion on  everything, particularly when it comes to children...but this doesn't sound right. If you're spending the money to eat out, you should be able to enjoy your meal. In my completely naïve opinion that will probably change a few months from now when I'm desperate to get out of the house and reclaim some semblance of the life I once led (though I hope I'll have the means to hire a babysitter), it sounds like her kid might not be ready for restaurants yet.

As someone without children (but whose friends all have kids), I can still empathize with parents who want to reclaim their "adult" lives. (I'm not one of those strident child-hating people who use derogatory names like breeder or crotchfruit; I'm just a woman who doesn't have kids.) The fact you're about to be a mom & are even concerned about the issue of disruptive kids tells me you'll be a good parent, so have no fear. :)

Most people know that young children will fuss (or occasionally melt down) from time to time at restaurants. The best thing you can do in that situation is simply to show that 1) you're aware of the situation, and 2) you're making a legitimate effort to fix it. Watching a parent walking around with/trying to soothe a crying child gets a whole lot more sympathy than seeing someone tune out his/her screeching toddler.


If they want to reclaim their adult lives, they should use a babysitter, and reclaim their adult lives.  Can't afford a sitter? Work out an arrangement with another young family where some nights you take care of their kids & they get to go out, and some nights they do the same for you.

Not farking rocket science.
 
2013-07-12 10:25:23 AM

whosits_112: ChipNASA: Could be worse....

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Welcome to the "Me! Me! Me! Generation." The generation that thinks it's OK to forcibly impose on others, because they have needs, after all. The self-absorption is staggering.
 
2013-07-12 10:27:53 AM

FormlessOne: whosits_112: ChipNASA: Could be worse....

[ksaz.images.worldnow.com image 640x360]

[fitsinglemom.com image 500x317]

Welcome to the "Me! Me! Me! Generation." The generation that thinks it's OK to forcibly impose on others, because they have needs, after all. The self-absorption is staggering.


As the father of a 2 year old, I find the actions of the above people (Crib Restaurant Family, and Potty Train Time Family), to be repugnant and the height of Bad Manners.
 
2013-07-12 10:27:58 AM

ChipNASA: Just climb up on the roof and then turn on a garden hose and pretend it's raining.


and by "garden hose" you mean ....?
 
2013-07-12 10:33:19 AM
but didn't want to turn the couple away after they had gone to the trouble of pushing it down street.

So instead they chose to encourage their idiotic behavior.
 
2013-07-12 10:51:24 AM
Our 6 month old has never had a tantrum when we go out to eat every weekend. He either sleeps, eats or sits quietly and entertains himself with toys. Now that may be a different story in another 6 months but right now, he's not a burden to anyone... Not even his parents.
 
2013-07-12 10:58:16 AM
Unfortunately this is where we seem to be heading in all aspects of society.  it's all about me.

This was shown at Church recently and it was quite funny how much laughter the part about the crying baby received.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ek25yrfOzCE
 
2013-07-12 10:59:35 AM

Bucky Katt: Forty-Two: "Eating out becomes this balancing act of keeping your kid happy and getting food in your mouth," said Vita Rayhkman.

Okay. I'm less than a month away from giving birth to my first child, so I realize that I'm about to reexamine my opinion on  everything, particularly when it comes to children...

Babies can take care of themselves for a few hours.  Go enjoy yourself, already.


Do you mean left alone and unsupervised?!
 
2013-07-12 11:02:02 AM
Not that I had any plans to. But, I now know of an area that I will not be having dinner at.
 
2013-07-12 11:02:32 AM

cards fan by association: Our 6 month old has never had a tantrum when we go out to eat every weekend. He either sleeps, eats or sits quietly and entertains himself with toys. Now that may be a different story in another 6 months but right now, he's not a burden to anyone... Not even his parents.


Those poeple who are telling you "it's not a problem!" are lying to you.  I wont lie you.  No one wants your kid near them when they are dining.  Even if they are quiet, they tend to smell like poop.  Honestly.  infants and young children no matter how well behaved do not belong in resturants.  This applies to you.

No, really it does.

You're not special and neither is your kid.
 
2013-07-12 11:03:45 AM
i used to bring a roll of duck tape with me anything we went out with our baby. When I started getting those looks when he was being a little loud I would just whip out the roll of duck tape, hold it up and say to the annoyed diners I can keep him quite if you he is bother you.

Amazing how many said "no no really its okay babies are like that"
 
2013-07-12 11:08:06 AM
We have three boys who are grown and one who is just over two. When we go eat, I always make sure our toddler is rested and happy, and I always make sure he has something to quietly occupy himself with. Toddlers don't always want to eat when you do, they can be very picky. If he is even a little cranky, we don't go. Why inflict a mood in others when they are trying to enjoy themself?
 
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