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200 clicks; posted to Discussion » on 19 Aug 2022 at 8:35 AM (5 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-08-19 8:16:57 AM  
Babies should not be taken anywhere they have the possibility of crying etc, and disturbing other people.

It's rude and ignorant of the parents.
 
2022-08-19 8:28:31 AM  
If your relatives - of any age - are incapable of behaving appropriately to the situation, you shouldn't place them in that situation.
 
2022-08-19 8:38:34 AM  
Just don't let them grow up to be cowboys
 
2022-08-19 8:42:02 AM  
It's bad enough at a restaurant. Doing it in the middle of a stage performance? Get the hell out of there.
 
2022-08-19 8:51:54 AM  

BizarreMan: Babies should not be taken anywhere they have the possibility of crying etc, and disturbing other people.

It's rude and ignorant of the parents.


There are places that you need to take your baby along.   A comedy show is not one of them. If you can't get a baby sitter, stay home.
 
2022-08-19 9:00:39 AM  

Gramma: BizarreMan: Babies should not be taken anywhere they have the possibility of crying etc, and disturbing other people.

It's rude and ignorant of the parents.

There are places that you need to take your baby along.   A comedy show is not one of them. If you can't get a baby sitter, stay home.


Absolutely.

On the other side of this, nobody needs to biatch about babies at the grocery store. If you're legitimately "disturbed" by a crying baby while you're trying to pretend you know which avocado is ripe, seek therapy. I'm willing to entertain restaurant arguments, but if the tablecloths are waterproof (or nonexistent), I'm probably going to side with the baby.

/has toddler
//toddler has never been to a restaurant, comedy show, or grocery store
 
2022-08-19 9:15:21 AM  
Opening weekend of Terminator Salvation, don't judge, my wife and I were in a crowded theater getting ready for the movie to start when we see a family come in with several small children, including a baby in arms.

When the movie started, loud, crashing noises etc.  The baby started crying.  Not just a little whimper here or there, but a full throated cry because well, they were scared and startled.  Dad did his best to rock the kid and settle it down.  He took the kid to the side aisle, but was still right there crying.   So I got up, went out the aisle on the other side to avoid meeting dad, and complained.

As I was coming back in, dad was at the back, at the door, and gives me a loud, angry line of BS about the kid not knowing any better and it wasn't his fault.

My reply was, "you're right, I don't blame the baby for bringing himself into a loud scary place".  and then went back to my seat.

Dad and baby never came back in.
 
2022-08-19 9:16:00 AM  
No
 
2022-08-19 9:26:07 AM  
Be considerate of other people.  It's that simple.  Any time you bring a child/pet into an inappropriate situation and fail to manage them (I.e., leaving if things go south) you're simply being selfish and inconsiderate.  They're suffering, others are suffering, just to satisfy your infantile desires.
 
2022-08-19 9:31:55 AM  
Yes, I think parents *should* take their comedy to a baby show.
 
2022-08-19 9:33:04 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: If your relatives - of any age - are incapable of behaving appropriately to the situation, you shouldn't place them in that situation.


Especially Trumpublicans.
 
2022-08-19 9:34:20 AM  
Babies are the perfect audience for Dave Chappelle's whining.
 
2022-08-19 11:03:00 AM  

Koodz: I'm willing to entertain restaurant arguments, but if the tablecloths are waterproof (or nonexistent), I'm probably going to side with the baby.


Ok, well, I've been to restaurants with waterproof tablecloths where people brought babies and toddlers and when the people left, there was food, drinks and napkins everywhere: seats, floor, etc. which the servers and bus people were left to clean up.

I guess my ask is, fine, bring the kids, but clean up after yourself.

Also, don't change the babies at the table. That's f*cking nasty.
 
2022-08-19 11:05:52 AM  

Priapetic: Be considerate of other people.  It's that simple.  Any time you bring a child/pet into an inappropriate situation and fail to manage them (I.e., leaving if things go south) you're simply being selfish and inconsiderate.  They're suffering, others are suffering, just to satisfy your infantile desires.


I've been seeing more and more dogs in the grocery store.  I have dogs, I love dogs. But keep them out of the damn grocery store.
 
2022-08-19 11:41:11 AM  

Needlessly Complicated: Koodz: I'm willing to entertain restaurant arguments, but if the tablecloths are waterproof (or nonexistent), I'm probably going to side with the baby.

Ok, well, I've been to restaurants with waterproof tablecloths where people brought babies and toddlers and when the people left, there was food, drinks and napkins everywhere: seats, floor, etc. which the servers and bus people were left to clean up.

I guess my ask is, fine, bring the kids, but clean up after yourself.

Also, don't change the babies at the table. That's f*cking nasty.


I'll agree about changing. I just take the kid out to the car for that.

For the other one as I said my kid hasn't been at a restaurant but we've brought food for him and sat at outdoor tables at a couple of breweries that have food trucks and a seating area, and you're right. It's a mess. I'll sweep off my table, pick up napkins or whatever, but I'm not going to squat down and pick up each individual noodle off the ground. I'll ask for a broom. You know what happens if you are at an eating establishment and you ask them for cleaning supplies? They tell you to fark off. They're horrified. They don't want other customers to see them handing a customer a mop to clean up after themselves.

So what you do is you pick up after yourself to the degree you'd be expected to do if you didn't have a baby and you slip the busboy a tenner and you go on with your life.
 
2022-08-19 12:12:06 PM  
Speaking to the concerns of the child/children/babies, that's a big no. Same goes for political rallies.
 
2022-08-19 12:16:02 PM  
Perhaps venues could install "Cry Rooms", such as are available in some churches, where the parent can see and hear what's going on, but is sufficiently "soundproofed" so as to not bother others..  I can't really see that happening unless it's some kind of temporary thing, because the cost in seating space lost wouldn't justify the few people that are too cheap to spring for a babysitter.  Or the venue could provide a Child Check booth, as they did when patrons wore hats like civilized human beings.
 
2022-08-19 2:35:41 PM  
Babies should be taken to the Expeller Press.
 
2022-08-19 2:38:07 PM  
babysitters might be expensive but you can get a bottle of benadryl for less than $10.
 
2022-08-19 4:05:44 PM  
exactly why being pro-abortion is very iimportant
 
2022-08-19 4:43:30 PM  

Karma Chameleon: babysitters might be expensive but you can get a bottle of benadryl for less than $10.


Can of Olde English 800 is even cheaper
 
2022-08-19 5:46:10 PM  
The kind of idiots who would bring their children to a comedy show are the same ones who would complain if the comedian used foul language on stage. The entire world has to be censored for their little darlings, because they're too stupid to know when to leave them at home.
 
2022-08-19 6:44:07 PM  

BizarreMan: Babies should not be taken anywhere they have the possibility of crying etc, and disturbing other people.
It's rude and ignorant of the parents.


That too.  You shouldn't take your baby to a comedy show because they can get really loud, and the baby doesn't understand what is going on.

Get a clue, morans.  Your baby is not a potted plant, even if you do carry it around in a basket.
 
2022-08-19 8:39:23 PM  
I've never really been disturbed by babies crying. That's what they do. But I used to have to explain to parents that they weren't allowed to bring them into  concerts at the venue I managed.

Babies don't really get to choose to be deafened. And even the smallest child was able to figure out how to remove ear plugs.

Somehow some people thought that ages 18 and up didn't apply to those significantly under 18.
 
2022-08-19 11:14:36 PM  

cryinoutloud: BizarreMan: Babies should not be taken anywhere they have the possibility of crying etc, and disturbing other people.
It's rude and ignorant of the parents.

That too.  You shouldn't take your baby to a comedy show because they can get really loud, and the baby doesn't understand what is going on.

Get a clue, morans.  Your baby is not a potted plant, even if you do carry it around in a basket.


So emo Phillips shows are okay then
 
2022-08-20 9:02:14 AM  

Needlessly Complicated: Koodz: I'm willing to entertain restaurant arguments, but if the tablecloths are waterproof (or nonexistent), I'm probably going to side with the baby.

Ok, well, I've been to restaurants with waterproof tablecloths where people brought babies and toddlers and when the people left, there was food, drinks and napkins everywhere: seats, floor, etc. which the servers and bus people were left to clean up.

I guess my ask is, fine, bring the kids, but clean up after yourself.

Also, don't change the babies at the table. That's f*cking nasty.


Much easier on the salad bar.
 
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2022-08-20 7:53:54 PM  

wrenchboy: Needlessly Complicated: Koodz: I'm willing to entertain restaurant arguments, but if the tablecloths are waterproof (or nonexistent), I'm probably going to side with the baby.

Ok, well, I've been to restaurants with waterproof tablecloths where people brought babies and toddlers and when the people left, there was food, drinks and napkins everywhere: seats, floor, etc. which the servers and bus people were left to clean up.

I guess my ask is, fine, bring the kids, but clean up after yourself.

Also, don't change the babies at the table. That's f*cking nasty.

Much easier on the salad bar.


Well, the tongs make it easier
 
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