If you have ever been anywhere and been subjected to an unruly, screeching child, as a parent or not, it is not pleasant at all. While we can not always control our kids fully, the least we can do is remove them from the public space to calm them down. At least, that is what I would do. However, some moms feel very different from how I do, apparently. Recently, someone used Reddit to dish the details of their experience at a restaurant with a mom and her shrieking child.
The shrieking child
Redditor Wrong_Ad_3951 took to the popular thread website after a sour experience she claims to have had in a restaurant. She was enjoying a meal when a child nearby her table started shrieking. The kid’s mom, however, did not bat an eyelid. Redditor Wrong_Ad_3951 says she asked the mother of the child to please quiet it down. Apparently, this was not going to happen.
So I (23F) was at a restaurant with my boyfriend (24). The restaurant isn’t a Michelin star esque place, however the place does serve well prepared food, so you can likely guess that the majority of it’s patron’s want to be able to able to enjoy their food.Wrong_Ad_3951
The Reddit user goes on in her thread on Reddit to explain what happened when she and her boyfriend went to dinner that night.
So while me and my boyfriend were there, there was a family about 2 tables over from us. This family consisted of the parents (who I’d say were in their late twenties to early thirties) and their free children (the oldest couldn’t have been older than 10, while the youngest was around 2). While me and my boyfriend were enjoying our meal, the youngest child began SHRIEKING, for a reason that I can’t fathom. When I say shrieking I’m talking about the ear piercing type that is physically painful. This goes on for about 10 minutes, and by this point I’m getting annoyed, since I’ve paid to enjoy my meal, and the child isn’t shutting up.
I walked over to the family’s table, and asked if someone could take the child outside until it calms down, since people are trying to enjoy their food. The mother got really pissy at me, saying that her son is only a child, and that I need to show some compassion. I responded by telling her that I’ve paid to enjoy my meal, and that if she isn’t going to get her child to be quiet, then she needs to do everyone in the restaurant a favour and take the child outside. After I sit down, I see the mother calling over one of the waiter’s.
She proceeds to tell them that I was rude to her and that I’m making her uncomfortable. One of the other patron’s told the waiter that wasn’t the case, and that she’d been allowing the child to cry while other’s were trying to eat. The parents left eventually, but not before shooting me an evil look.Wrong_Ad_3951
What do you think?
If you had been in this sort of situation, would you have asked the mother to keep her child quiet? Do you think that the situation could have been dealt with differently? What would you have done if you had been the mother of the shrieking child? Let us know in the comments!
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