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They mean business!

North Carolina restaurant Olde Salty's is putting their foot down when it comes to screaming kids and saying that they are banned from the restaurant!

Some people are outraged by the new policy, but we have to say we don't think it's so bad.

Who wants to listen to a kid throwing a tantrum while sitting down for a nice meal?!

Ha!

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168 comments to “North Carolina Restaurant Bans Screaming Kids!”

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  1. buck says – reply to this


    1

    got to love Hilton's tolerance…that would be like me saying who wants to watch to gay guys hold hands and kiss each other while sitting down for a nice meal.



  2. 2

    haaaaaaa! get em carolina beach!



  3. 3

    I'm 28, without children. I absolutely ADORE kiddies and want my own. However, I totally agree with this establishment. There are entirely way too many parents out there who don't discipline their children and allow theses tantrums to persist. Just because the parents don't have a problem tuning it out and continue eating without being disturbed doesn't mean the rest of the restaurant can. Some parents are so ignorant and I'm totally for the ban! Big fist pump for OLDE SALTY'S….hollerrrrr! :)



  4. 4

    It's completely offensive that some parents think that screaming kids in public is appropriate behavior. In my day, my dad would have taken me to the car and whooped my butt.



  5. 5

    This is a great idea.
    No screaming kids allowed.
    No Muslims allowed.
    Etc.



  6. 6

    Good! They should also be banned from R rated movies.



  7. 7

    well as a parent of a 2 year old, i can assure you that WE don't want to listen to our kids throw tantrum's while sitting down for a nice meal either, but some things you can't control. knowing this, we would never take our child to a "nice" restaurant, only the family-friendly ones where we can be sure there will be lots of other screaming kids.. any respectful parent would do the same



  8. 8

    good.. its Finally about time someone did this



  9. 9

    Assuming that this is a fancy restaurant, I totally agree with the policy. And yes, I have a child.



  10. 10

    Re: buck

    I thought we were going to cuddle this weekend while eating fish sticks and slinging back beers! :)



  11. 11

    thats awesome finally!



  12. 12

    Bravo to that restaurant! I cannot count the dinners that have been ruined by screaming children, children running around the restaurant, etc., etc. One anniversary we went to breakfast where two tables of screaming children ruined that meal, then that night at a very nice restaurant there were two children who, despite the requests of the server and manager continued to race around the restaurant screaming and crying while the parents ignored them and drank. Hope this becomes the standard because parents these days seem to have abdicated their responsibility to deal with their children.



  13. 13

    Hire babysitters and stimulate the economy!



  14. 14

    I can't say I REALLY agree on a ban like this. Being a new mother myself, sometimes you can't help that your child is being noisy. Although I do understand where they're coming from because I still can't stand screaming children that just sound like spoiled brats, but I mean as parents we can't completely control how our child acts at times and I don't think that we should be limited to the places we can go because of it.



  15. 15

    My husband and I have disliked sitting near children in restaurants for years. If the hostess seats us near children that are loud or there are many, we ask to be seated elsewhere. One of my biggest complaints is either the parents ignoring the unruly child, or the parents making too much noise constantly verbally battering the child for the entire meal. Sometimes the parents are worse than the children.



  16. 16

    totally agree! teach your kids how to shut the f up while you go out or dont go out. dont ruin my night because your 8 year old kid is having a tantrum!



  17. 17

    I have kids and I agree with this rule. Kids get fussy and cranky, do what most parents do, take them for a walk OUTSIDE until they calm down. You don't want me dropping F bombs in a restaurant I don't want some kid screaming bloody blue murder!

  18. GG78 says – reply to this


    18

    Back in the day kids were not allowed in hospitals, fine dining establishments and even some apartment/condo communities.



  19. 19

    If you dont have kids you dont know. I agree that if a kid is freaking out then you can just sit there and do nothing…but seriously, if more places put bans on screaming children where can they eat outside of the home? McDonalds and Chucky Cheese…thats healthy for this already obese nation. Kids need to be taught a lesson, and yes if they are acting like brats then a good butt slap is in order, but not for crying and just plain unhappiness….ITS HOW THEY COMMUNICATE! If you couldnt talk you would scream too. If I lived there I would ban their restaurant.



  20. 20

    @ buck–> no screaming children is not comparable to being offended by seeing homosexuals in public. and i dont think anyone wants to watch ANYONE, hetero or homo make out at dinner.



  21. 21

    i'm a little on the fence with this… i'm one of those people who complain when i'm sitting next to a crying baby on a plane and glare at the next table with the screaming child, but banning them makes me feel a little uneasy… but then again some parents just don't know how to discipline their children.

    i only hope this doesn't catch on to other establishments.



  22. 22

    @ Buck- Being annoying by screaming children is not comparable to being offended by homosexuals in public. and i dont think anyone wants to see people kissing while eating.. hetero or homo.

    this is great. people pay for the dining experience. its not anti-children or anti-family.



  23. 23

    Well, the thing is, if you were an adult and started screaming you would be thrown out. It really is not discriminating against kids. And I feel sorry for the parents who paid for a sitter to have a relaxing night out and then have to listen to someone else's kids scream.



  24. 24

    Hopefully this is a trend that other businesses will take part in such as grocery stores and shopping centers. Child psychologists gone to far with telling parents to let the child ride the temper tantrum out and to ignore them. It is not fair to others to have to listen to other peoples kids screaming in public while the parents do nothing. I was not raised that way and I didn't raise my kid that way either. The second she acted up we left and went home.



  25. 25

    Good for them I say.
    Too many times parents totally ignore their children screaming and being damn annoying.
    Not going to hurt them at all to take their kid outside until they calm down.



  26. 26

    You people that agree with this are absolutely ridiculous. If you don't want anyone to ruin your precious dinners, then stay the eff at home. When children act out or cry or whatever, it doesn't always mean it's the parents fault. You all are crazy aholes.



  27. 27

    Great policy!!! I have 2 kids and COMPLETELY agree with the restaurant owners. When my kids were younger we always avoided the fancier establishments and ate at the "family" restaurants where a noisy child would not offend anyone.
    This is a perfectly reasonable request. It is their restaurant and they can welcome (or not) whomever they please!



  28. 28

    Of course it looks bad. But they are only doing what everyone else wants them to do, but won't say it.



  29. 29

    I completely agree…I've been to so many restaurants where parent's just allow their kids to run around to other tables or throw stuff around or are constantly screaming. Be a fucking parent…too many parents are worried about being their kids best friends or about letting their child express themselves…I'm not saying hit the kid for crying but at least take it outside or if he's acting up put the kid in their place. Yeah exactly people go out to relax and enjoy themselves not listen to screaming kids…hire a babysitter.



  30. 30

    FINALLY! nothing against anyone with kids but this might be nice every once in a while. thats why they made chucky cheese or whatever for kids



  31. 31

    Kids should be expected to behave in public. It's not intolerance, it's a social expectation. Adults can't scream, run around, stand in their chairs and throw shiz in public - and if they do, there is usually someone to remove them. Same should go for unruly children - parents are responsible. As a parent, I agree with their stance.



  32. 32

    Finally someone has the guts to tell parents to take their little bratz outside.



  33. 33

    I have two kids and i never let them act that way. If they got bad even a little we left. I dont want to hear shit like that when i am out trying to enjoy my self and i dont want other people to have to hear it. I think its good that some place and know ur not going to hear that.



  34. 34

    As a parent I think parents have a responsibility to keep their kids in check. It's very rude nowadays when you see screaming kids throwing tantrums yet the parents don't do anything about it. It really irritates me because we're all in the same public place and have ears too. If you want to hear your screaming annoying kid, then take it home and have it do all the yelling it wants. To those who think I'm wrong when I went to visit my sister from out of town and took my nephew to a restaurant that little boy threw a huge tantrum that he did not let me eat. I love the kid but I couldn't stand him and I refuse to go anywhere public with that boy. I blame more the parents for not doing shit about it.



  35. 35

    fantastic - if the parents can't control their hellions, I'm glad this restaurant won't deal with it!!! Too bad I'm not in NC - I'd like to have a nice, quiet dinner out just once………..

  36. buck says – reply to this


    36

    Re: Poindexter-X – wow…our first date, i'm honored



  37. 37

    i love how these bad parents say 'i can't control if my child screams!?'

    um, yes, you can. its about being a good parent and teaching your child how to behave in public. they dont learn that if you sit there and tolerate their screaming, and do nothing to stop it.

    my mom taught my sister and i to behave ourselves, in fact when we went out as children, we were shocked and in horror when we saw children jumping on their seats, screaming, throwing food, and generally behaving badly. we knew if we did such things, it would be straight home and straight to bed.
    we would never even dare think of behaving that way.

    the way you teach your kids to not scream in public, is by being a responsible parent and actually giving and enforcing consequences when they misbehave/scream in public. kids like going out of the house, if you teach them that in order to get out of the house, they must behave, they will make sure they behave.
    try taking away a treat, like dessert, television, a toy.

    there are ways to control your children, its just that most people are too lazy to do so.



  38. 38

    NO ONE DESERVES TO LISTEN TO YOUR CHILD SCREAM IN PUBLIC. period.

    the worst thing is being in a place where this is happening, and watching the parents ignore it, and pretend that nothing is going on around them. they dont address their child, they dont look apologetically at others, and they don't remove their child from the situation.

    IF YOUR CHILD IS SCREAMING IN A RESTAURANT, TAKE THEM OUTSIDE, OR HOME TO BED BECAUSE THEY OBVIOUSLY ARE TIRED!!!!!!!!



  39. 39

    Good for them. I have a one year old who is well behaved in public, but on the rare occassion that she goes into a screaming session in a restaurant (and it's only happened twice in her life), one of us will take her outside until she calms down. It's just common courtesy for other patrons, and it's really better for the kid, too. There's no reason to just let a child scream and cry and ignore it.



  40. 40

    Hope business increases! I have three boys and don't want to hear other kids making a fuss either. From birth if any cried one of us would go outside with them. Once older they learned to behave very quickly. As if they misbehaved one of us would sit out in the car. The whole meal if need be. Only took a few times with each one and now they behave all the time.



  41. 41

    what about the waiters and waitresses who have to clean up after these lazy parents and their bratty children?? they probably get crap tips too

    these kids throw food under tables, onto their seats, and then step on it…spill drinks…and the parents do nothing to curb it…they dont even try to clean it up themselves…its just lazy and disrespectful rude behaviour.

    people do see you do this, and recognise you for the trash you are.



  42. 42

    Re: st.love – you can control the decision of staying or leaving in a restaurant with your out of control brat.



  43. 43

    Reading comments by some of these dumb parents is so annoying. We all know that you cannot control when and where your kids will have a tantrum and scream. But what you can control is how you will handle it and how you will parent them! So when you kiddos start having a tantrum, take them outside, this is where you let them know that their behavior is not right for the public. If they cannot get it together, pay your check please and go home. As a parent you control them, they should never control you. It's called parenting, learn to do it when they're little and those teenage years won't be as hard. And you will raise future descent adults, we all know the world could use more manners, teach them to your kiddos and lead be example. It's really not that hard. Source of wisdom: I'm a mother of 2 teenagers!



  44. 44

    Re: missstefanie – if your child is acting like an idiot - you leave. point blank period - i don't care if you're at chuck e cheese or the ritz carlton. after your child finds out they don't get to stay in places when they act out, they won't act out.



  45. 45

    Right… and all you people complaining about parents not disciplining or doing anything about their child's behavior would be the first to call the police if you saw someone give their child a swat on the behind. Give me a break!



  46. 46

    I would totally eat here if I lived in North Carolina.



  47. 47

    Re: edgecakes – much rather be a "crazy ahole" than a total and complete dumbass………..



  48. 48

    Fog City Diner in San Francisco had this policy posted twenty five years ago. Red circle with a line through it and picture of crying baby. Under sign written no cry babies.



  49. 49

    Good for this establishment and I hope others follow suit. Take your out of control brats to McDonald's or Burger King where they can run around and yell their heads off all they want. But let the rest of us frequenting other establishments have a meal in peace.



  50. 50

    This is awesome. About time someone stood up to parents that don't know how to discipline their children.



  51. 51

    Re: st.love – bullshit. I am a single mother of twins, They have gone everywhere. To the country club to eat, traveled overseas from age 4, NEVER NEVER have they had a breakdown in a restaurant. If a child does, take him outside or to the bathroom until they get it together. Just bad parenting. My children liked eating out and being around adults, and understood they couldn't throw a fit because they felt like it. We did not and still do not indulge in that type of reltationship.



  52. 52

    Re: st.love – Nobody wants your screaming kids in a family friendly restaurant either. It is just rude of you to think it's okay to let your kids scream in public. LEARN TO PARENT YOUR CHILDREN. btw it's kids like yours that I used as an example of how NOT to act in public, when mine were little. My learned very fast!



  53. 53

    Re: missstefanie – Well then you're inconsiderate.



  54. 54

    That is NOT a nice or fancy restaurant. I don't allow my one year old to throw fits and cry in restaurants..BUT he does scream sometime just because he's happy. am i suposed to stop him from laughing, shreeking and screaming because hes happy? i think this rule is crazyyy.



  55. 55

    Re: missstefanie – No you should not have to be limited to places where you can go. What you should do is learn manners and know if your kid is being disruptive, than you need to control them or leave! Is just common sense!



  56. 56

    Parents have brought this on themselves and I hope more establishments enact this rule If your kid is having a meltdown, one parent or the other needs to pick up the kid and leave the dining room until the kid calms down. Infants only cry if something really is wrong. Figure out what it is and fix it. Tired? Wet? A/c vent blowing in their face? Seat pinching them? If your kid is just being a brat, take them home. Order a pizza or get a sitter until your kid outgrows the tantrums; they won't last forever. To you idiots who try to liken this to discrimination, settle down; absolutely nobody likes a screaming kid and you know it. I don't care if my fellow diners are gay, straight, Irish, Canadian, Republican or hyenas, for that matter, as long as they are polite. If any person of any age becomes loud and unruly then they gotta go. I don't have to look at anyone I don't want to see. But a person can't help but hear a screamer. So if your kid starts to scream and you can't settle them down, request a doggie bag and take the poor kid home, he or she is obviously not happy and you are torturing them, and us, by forcing them to stay in an unpleasant situation.



  57. 57

    Re: edgecakes – Yes it is the parents fault if they cannot parent their own children! Why is this so hard for people like you to understand?



  58. 58

    I am a mother and I agree with this 100 %. However, this would not apply to me because if my daughter ever started screaming in any public place I would have her out of there right away ! ( She never has, thank God. )



  59. 59

    Re: st.love – totally agree; I'm a mom of a 20 month old & u can't control how they will behave; u just pray they will. I would never take my kid 2 this kind of restaurant; I have more consideration 2 other trying 2 eat in peace



  60. 60

    "Olde Salty's" sounds like white trash heaven. The place probably has its fair share of screaming adults.



  61. 61

    Re: undevoted – actually I'd congratulate any parent that gave their child a quick hand across the ass because they were acting like a spoiled brat. I have a feeling the ones that have control over their children would also. The idiots with out of control children are the ones that don't spank - and it's quite obvious………..



  62. 62

    Re: edgecakes – no, if you decided to ruin your life by having kids, YOU stay home. why should other people pay for your mistake?!



  63. 63

    I have 3 kids and never in a million years would stay put when one of them started having a crying fit. I always picked them up and left–I didn't care if I was eating, in church, had a full cart of groceries, nothing (ok if I was in the checkout with the groceries I stayed), but you get my point. Nobody wants to hear anybody else's child screaming their head off. Have some consideration for others, no matter how inconvenienced you are, especially in a restaurant, where people are paying good money to eat there.



  64. 64

    Re: sryank – I've never seen people upset at a toddler or baby laughing, in fact, it brings a smile to other patrons faces. Now, if they're sitting there screaming just because (as younger ones sometimes do) you tell them to hush up or be quiet so they understand at 3, 5, and 7 it's not okay to scream whenever. children are not stupid, even at 1.



  65. 65

    As a parent of a three year old I can tell you it does come down to the parents as my daughter has -never- misbehaved out in public. She saves all of her bad behavior for private times it seems. Maybe the ban shouldn't be on noisy children, but bad parents. I think blaming the children is skirting the issue, and no one wants to come out and directly say "Hey, you bad parent, if you were a better parent your child wouldn't act like a maniac!". All that being said, I wouldn't go to this establishment just for the ban itself, even if my child knows how to behave. Where do you draw the line? Noisy children, people whose hygiene doesn't meet your standards, obese people, women… The list goes on and on. Not to mention who can help the times where your child lets out a noise deemed "too loud" and what, mid meal you are asked to leave? F- that.



  66. 66

    Can we apply this rule to the movie theaters? I hate it when parents bring their toddlers/children/babies to an adult movie in the evening!!! The baby or child either cries or talks throughout the whole movie!! Wait, some adults do the same thing or talk on their cell phones. Nevermind. I am never going to another movie now.



  67. 67

    Re: JLOM17 – Amen to that. I absolutely LIVE for the drive in movie theater that stays open for an entire 2 months in summer as it is the only time Ive been able to actually see a new movie nearly since she's been born. I did take her to a movie or two when she was under 4 months old but she would sleep throughout the movie! There is nothing more inappropriate than a parent dragging in a child under the age of 5 to an R rated movie, which I've seen happen many many times. My daughter is three and I am still debating on taking her to an early showing of a KIDS movie!



  68. 68

    Agreed. I HATE listening to screamy and whiny kids wherever I go (which is why I usually go to bars). Will definitely try to remember this next time I'm up in North Carolina.



  69. 69

    Re: canela926 – do you understand how stupid you sound with the "I can't control my 20 month old" and all the 2's in place of "to"?? I'm going out on a limb and guessing your another teenage pregnancy statistic that shouldn't be raising children anyway……..



  70. 70

    I have four children, and think it's great that the restaurant did this. Nope, my kids are not perfect all the time, but they all know that we reserve the right to take away the privilege of going to restaurants as a family if they choose to act in a way that ruins the experience for others, or for our family. I feel the same about loud, obnoxious drunk adults, or anyone else ruining other people's meals for whatever reason. When my kids were younger (that older infant/toddler age when the attention span is short and sitting still for a long time is hard), we tended to just not go out to eat unless it was somewhere family oriented with fast service. There's just no excuse in my book for deliberate rudeness toward other dining patrons.

  71. Wrenn says – reply to this


    71

    Yay for Olde Salty's!!! You don't know how many times I have left a restaurant or retail store due to a child having a tantrum. I have two boys and I know that children do this at times, but what offends me is the parents who refuse to take them outside or discipline them. I actually had a woman tell me "she's 3 deal with it"…why the hell should I deal with YOUR kid???



  72. 72

    What an ignorant asshole! Bet she was too fucking ugly to have kids. . .

    We have to socialize our children, in order for them to see social norms!



  73. 73

    this is rediculous, I have 2 kids and believe me I am the mom who said "my child will never act like that in public" until I had my secoind child and he definitely is a screamer… sometimes you just cant control how little kids act. I dont like listening to kids screaming in a restaurant which is why if I go out to eat, its with my husband alone.. on the other hand I completely think its wrong to actually ban screaming kids from a restaurant… good luck with that.. people are going to be outraged and wont give you the business



  74. 74

    Ok, so first of all. . .if a child is acting up, then the parent NEEDS to respond. Take them out, calm them down, but then bring them back in and enjoy a meal together, in an area, where other people are acting the same way. . .

    But being asked to leave, and not being allowed back in when your child calms down, is just as distructive. . .

    It is NOT ok, to send the message to children, that if they change their negative behaviour into poisitve behaviour, that it still doesn't matter. . . everyone deserves grace. So screw off all youpeople who have lost your patience in this society.

    And for all of you who think you "can control every moment your child does". . .is a fuck nut! Children, especially small. . .have animal instincts, and it's things like restaurants, that social our children into appropriate behaviour!

    Wow you guys are a bunch of fucking losers!

    And that joint is not a "high class place!". . .look at it. . .and they used a printed paper taped to their window to get the message across. . .this bitch is just an old hag. . .



  75. 75

    Re: April 20th

    first of all, if my son does throw a tantrum, i take him right outside to cool down for as long as it takes. NO, i don't just sit there & ignore it, i remove him from the situation. what i'm saying is, you can't control whether or not your child throws a tantrum, you absolutely CAN control how you handle it.

    i love how everyone assumes i'm a bad parent or my 2 year old is an out of control brat because he throws a tantrum once in a while in a public place, he's TWO, that's how the express their emotions, what is wrong with you assholes?



  76. 76

    Re: buck – Yeah, except you can look away or close your eyes . . . Last I checked you can't close your ears.



  77. 77

    If I had a restaurant there would be NO KIDS ALLOWED, people pay good money at expensive restaurants and don't want to hear little Timmy crying because his mom won't let him pick his nose



  78. 78

    Perez like usual, you only got half the story. It all started because of a parent with a child that had Autism and the owner did that because that didn't want that child in there. I am all for parents controlling there children but there are some exceptions to the rule. Would you rather tell that parent sorry your child has autism, you have to stay at home… NO, they have a right to try to enjoy life also and that restaurant might have had the right idea, but for all the wrong reasons !!!!

    So like always, get all the facts before you post



  79. 79

    AMAZING!!!! It's about time someone did this!! I work in a restaurant and cannot stand screaming kids!!! It ruins everyones meal when kids cannot shut up!! If they can't behave parents should take them outside and not disturb everyone else. It is plain rude!!!!

    I wish all restaurants did this :)



  80. 80

    Someone should go in there, order a giant meal, have their kid scream bloody murder in the middle of the meal so they have no choice but to escort them out, and then PRESTO…..its a free meal!!
    I do agree with parents needing to control their kids tho, nice restuants shouldnt have to post signs……its COMMON SENSE PEOPLE



  81. 81

    You people understand that children arent banned, correct? That if your child is having a tantrum and you do not ACT AS A PARENT SHOULD and remove the child to calm them down or take them to the restroom/outside so they wont disturb others - THEN they ask you to leave. Interesting how all these "intelligent" parents immediately start screaming without bothering to listen to or read the whole story. If youre doing your job as a parent, you will be unscathed. Theyre not throwing the people out, all theyre doing is asking the parents to take the child outside until the tantrum ends - which you should be doing ANYWAY.



  82. 82

    Finally. Now if we can get kids to stop running around tables in restaurants, we'll be golden. Oh wait….that's a parents responsibility. Kick them to the curb for that too. PS - Newcaster Dennis House has 2 children and they are the most well-behaved children in public. He and his wife (another Channel 3 anchor) have done a terrific job ab parenting, and this policy would never be enforced on them.

    To the mother (idiot) who said, you can't help it if your kid screams…oh yes you can. They are screaming for a reason. Fix the reason and you'll fix the screaming. BE A PARENT and be mindful of others. If someone lit up a cigarette, you'd be all over it because it's offensive to you!!!!. Same rule applies.

    Now if they could only do something about screaming kids on a plane.



  83. 83

    Re: st.love – straight from my mothers mouth "you threw a tantrum once in a public place around age 3 - it happened one time only because we left and you got your ass beat"



  84. 84

    Re: st.love – oh, and at 2 - he should be talking by now to "express his emotions"………



  85. 85

    Re: st.love – Seriously, you think screaming anywhere is OK. Your kid screams, you take them out. You take them home. Bad behavior is learned. Parents are too lazy to teach their children proper behavior in public places. Church, Theaters, Restaurants - Children need to sit and speak softly and be respectful of others. If they can't do that, if they're two and tired/hungry/sick - IT'S UP TO YOU TO REMEDY THE SITUATION. If you don't, that indicates you are a selfish bitch who doesn't give a Damm about others too. Take your child and go home or is filling your stomach more important than your child. Unbelievable.



  86. 86

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  87. 87

    Re: missstefanie – No, but you can remove your child from the environment until he/she can calm down. And if they don't, you can take them home. If you don't, then it ceases being about the child, and becomes all about you and what YOU want….Parenting involves sacrifice and sometimes that means paying for a dinner you don't get to eat, or leaving a filled grocery cart in the middle of the store.



  88. 88

    TO ALL YOU PARENTS WHO LET YOUR KIDS DISRUPT OTHERS' MEALS, MOVIE, ETC:

    TRAIN YOUR CHILDREN TO BE RESPECTFUL OF OTHERS OR…GET THE HELL OUT!



  89. 89

    Just an FYI to anyone thinking I'm a bitch….On the other extreme, I have gone up to parents and commended them on well-behaved children many, many times. And yes…I have 3 children. The one and only time they acted up in public, I removed them and went home. The meal was wasted, or the grocery cart was left and the toy wasn't bought.



  90. 90

    I'm so damn sick of spending my hard earned money to eat at a nice restaurant or see a movie and then have it completely ruined by selfish parents who let their brats scream, run around, etc. and ruin it.

    Remember, children are a reflection of their parents! Just sayin.



  91. 91

    Thank god for this. If you can ban cigarette smokers in restaurants than ban annoying ass little kids. Parents are getting worse and worse these days. Not only do they blame everyone/thing else for their kids screw ups (the media,entertainment) instead of taking fault for their crap parenting. I've seen kids countless times running around restaurants hitting other peoples chairs while their parents ignore it and keep eating. Take them outside and spank the shit out of them and bring them back in when they stop crying.

  92. J-Ray says – reply to this


    92

    Thank you, North Carolina, and BRAVO!!! People need to realize that not everyone likes children - especially the ones that don't know how to behave. Personally, I think children should be banned from ALL public places….

  93. J-Ray says – reply to this


    93

    YES! Exactly!!!



  94. 94

    Woohooo…. I'm moving to that town!! It's about time someone stood up and said ENOUGH!



  95. 95

    Re: Alliestp – @ 83 - yeah, the random running around the restaurant is annoying and irritating. my bf's niece is 7 and allowed to just kinda walk around the table or go to the bathroom 5 times or I've even seen her mother or grandmother go outside with her (WTF is what I think everytime). it's gotten to the point where i refuse to go out with them, I won't be looked down upon by others because the people I'm with have no idea how to properly raise a child……



  96. 96

    I would never take my toddlers to a nice restaurant, and I always take them outside if they start acting up. That said, I'm not going to stop bringing my kids to child-appropriate restuarants like pizza places, burger joints and loud bar-type restaurants.



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    Re: sryank – YES, dumbass. Take your bratty self and child out! YOU might think your "happy little child" is cute, but noone else there does. Enjoy little Johnny outside.



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    Re: sryank – Better yet, take your "happy" child out to Chuckie Cheeses. Good lawd!



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    Re: Alliestp – How dare you not let Johnny EXPRESS himself in public! Tiss tiss.



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    THANK GOD.. It's about time and I sure hope that more places follow suit. There is NOTHING worse then trying to have a cocktail and a meal with ole Billy screaming at the top of his lungs and the parents not doing shit about it.

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