MustardTiger: I would be pretty mad if I was next door to a screaming child. I wouldn't write a letter. That just seems a little too passive for me. I'm not sure what I would do, but I'm sure it would be pretty awesome.
AverageAmericanGuy: I see parents taking their infant children out to dinner at 9 in the evening.
blindio: Right, that goddamn selfish baby, crying, and it doesn't care who it wakes up. Stupid babies, amirite?
blindio: BayouOtter: Crazy thought - CANCEL THE farkING VACATION.Crazy thought: If someone else is upsetting you during your vacation, cancel your vacation, and stay at home and don't go out in public where you have to deal with other people.
ReapTheChaos: cwolf20: blindio: Oh good, another "don't be so selfish and think of other people" thread where people selfishly whine about being inconvenienced by someone else's child. There wasn't enough hypocrisy in the Politics tab so why not.FTFA: We need more people who think of others and less selfish ones.Right, that goddamn selfish baby, crying, and it doesn't care who it wakes up. Stupid babies, amirite?Here's a thought: for a lot of people the planning window for a big vacation might be 12-18 months in advance, and the gestation period for a human baby is 10 months. You could plan the vacation in advance and end up with a surprise in the interim. Maybe go on vacation somewhere that you can get a decent hotel room that doesn't have paper thin walls or stay home if you can't afford it, because most likely if it wasn't the baby this idiot was pissed about it would have been the hours of screaming and moaning in the effort to inconvenience the people at next years vacation with a baby crying.It could be worse.A note isn't as bad as a hotel sending security to the door with the first of 3 warnings. But then my roommates didn't have a baby. We just had a hyperactive semi-drunk cosplayer lesbian.1st warning- shut up2nd warning- our guest gets thrown out preferably via the window. But security has to be polite so she gets to use the elevator and entrance.3) we get thrown out without a refund.Basically some whiny twit forgot the value of knocking on our door or heaven forbid using the phone to dial our room number.Why should they? First off, common courtesy should be enough to keep you from making a bunch of noise in a hotel room in the first place. This is a classic example of you trying to put the responsibility for your actions on others. Second, if I hear a group of drunks making a lot of noise, I'm not going to stick my nose into it, you never know how people are going to react in this day and age. Thy're just as likely to punch you in the face or ...
sjcousins: Ready-set: Yeah. Having children means making sacrifices. Too many parents have the 'my child is special and belongs everywhere at all times' mentality.You can't have it both ways.And too many people have the 'I'm special and deserve to never be mildly inconvenienced anywhere I go' mentality.
TanHamster: I'm sure your baby will fondly remember Wicked and the Statue of Liberty forever from its unforgettable vacation. Those memories are worth terrorizing a hundred strangers for hours with continuous screaming and the foul stenches of a dead skunk drowned in a port-a-john.
GCD: Just got back from a week in Florida with our 9-month old son. We expected the worst, but aside from a few minor outbursts (which 9-month old kids tend to have), the kid was a champ for the entire trip.First flight? I figured I'd be buying those little bottles of airplane booze for us and everyone else. I even had budgeted for it. But nope, the kid proved me entirely wrong. No problems at all. Maybe a little more fuss than usual on take off and landing, but not unbearable by any means (and compared to some of the older kids on the plane he was a saint).Flight home? He was a little more fussy, but we had the red-eye, so his routine was off...and again, compared to the several other hellions that were around us, this kid was golden. He slept for 90% of the trip...while the 2-year old behind us was a pure holy terror (to the point where the flight attendant had to step in).I will readily admit that he was a little fussy at times, but again...he's 9-months old (and we suspect he's teething), plus he's off his regular routine. When we went out to breakfast and he was awesome....dinners were a little more fussy though because they were a little later than his usual bedtime, but he was still good...and it wasn't like we sat there and stuffed our faces while he screamed bloody murder...our meals would be cold by the time we got to eat them.Believe me...when it's "your kid" doing the screaming...it sucks.
DittoToo: I took my daughter to see the Lego movie tonight. She's whatever years old. It doesn't mater because it was the theater's designated kids showing for the day. Early screening and on a Tuesday. We were the only ones with a kid. Kid was going "Oh no!!!" and "Yeh!" and "Wowwaahh!" and I could hear the adults around us hissing between their teeth every time. Not all, mind you, but enough. I wish one of them would have had the audacity to say something but it never happened. I would have enjoyed explaining the concept of kids night to them.
AverageAmericanGuy: I see parents taking their infant children out to dinner at 9 in the evening. I hear people talk about getting "parent time" and pawning the little kids off on babysitters. There are stories like this where parents are taking their babies to places inappropriate for them.Being a parent means making some sacrifices. But somehow, somewhere along the line that concept was thrown out and parents just became selfish, self-centered brats for whom the baby is just an accessory to be gawked at by strangers.
Ready-set: Yeah. Having children means making sacrifices. Too many parents have the 'my child is special and belongs everywhere at all times' mentality.You can't have it both ways.
SeaMan Stainz: Leave the crotch fruit at home assholes!
Summer Glau's Love Slave: Back when the third LOTR came out I went to to 10:00 PM showing, and a couple of breeders had their 3 kids with them. The oldest kid was maybe 8, and the littlest was a baby./Some people.
ambercat: In other cultures, parents feel shame when their children cause trouble for other adults. If children are acting out in public, it's acceptable for any adult around to tell them to knock it off, even threaten to tell their parents if their parent isn't nearby. Those cultures always have better behaved children. Wonder why?
ambercat: In other cultures, parents feel shame when their children cause trouble for other adults. If children are acting out in public, it's acceptable for any adult around to tell them to knock it off, even threaten to tell their parents if their parent isn't nearby. Those cultures always have better behaved children. Wonder why?The idea that you can't say anything to anybody else's kids and you should take offense if someone notices your child is screaming their head off in public is leading to spoiled, self-centered little assholes who put no value in being considerate to others.
piltdown: Oh good, a "hate the breeders" thread. These are always funny.
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