Thursday, March 22, 2007

People's Children

A couple of weeks ago, I was pursuaded to venture out for lunch at SouperSalad. While I was in line, I found myself in a personal hell. To my right there was an apparently disgruntled worker restocking the veggies and as a result of her flailing arms, I was attacked with mushrooms, diced tomatoes and pasta salad. Immediately to my left was a mother with an unleashed child. "Mamaaaaaa, Mamaaaaaa!!" he screamed at the top of his lungs. "Mamaaaa, Mamaaaa!!" over and over and over. I looked at her. Her hair was all plastered into greasy curls. Her lips drawn in with black and cadaver colored lipstick. Heavy eyeliner and fake nails. A Baby Mama. With her baby screaming to high heaven.

On ABC, John Stossel did a piece in his segment about a restaurant that took on rowdy kids. They had a sign on their door that read, "Children of all ages have to behave and use their indoor voices when coming to A Taste of Heaven". I wish more restaurants and public places had signs like this. People who are too damned lazy to keep their kids in line should be at home learning how to be a parent.. not eating and shopping with the responsible people.

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