|Sign posted at Old Salty's Restaurant in North Carolina|
In response, many "parents" have been up in arms charging discrimination against children and the like. According to our laws, though, the practice of excluding children is not illegal.
Another restaurant in North Carolina did a similar thing last year. They posted the above sign banning screaming children from their restaurant. In response, the media coverage was negative and parents groups threatened to boycott the restaurant. However, according to the manager, business has increased! The management claims that diners come to enjoy a quiet meal. Others chuckle at the sign and take pictures and complement the sign. According to the manager
The only ones who seem to get upset are the ones who don't control their children."Very interesting don't you think? While I think that people are sympathetic to a crying baby or a hurt child, I think that children should not be brought into all establishments.
I can remember when I took Veronica to see the Disney movie Aladdin when she was about 7 years old. The theater was packed. Halfway through the movie, I detected an odd odor. The woman sitting directly in front of us brought her baby into the theater and proceeded to change the child's diaper right there! I was horrified. I could not believe the nerve of this woman think she was OK to do this because the theater was relatively dark. How disgusting.
After witnessing this behavior I have gone out of my way to avoid children centered establishments. I welcome the addition of establishments that do not tolerate unruly children. What I can't understand is why parents think their misbehaving children are adorable to others?