Ouch! Where are the *super* hunky New York firefighters to help put out the flames???
I guess I don't get admitted into the MDC perfect motherhood club. Bummer. But then again, I would have to have angelic dc whose feet float in the air entering and exiting the restaurants. At the first scream or discontent, I would immediately have to exit the restaurant,food in my mouth,drink half full. Because God forbid I should try to slam my drink, gather my families things and get the h@*ll out of there.
I mean seriously. Come on. I think those of you who are flaming me ought to go back and reread my first 2 posts.
The issue here was never a shrieking,running wild child. This is a 2 yo who was next to me.
The pot was NOT broken, it was *gasp!* knocked over.
The 21 yo single,childless hostess was out of line.
Quote by arduinna:" I have a feeling that as in the OP any employee stating the obvious(too much noise, or broken items) would be seen as "super rude". Seems we live in a world where no one should comment on the actions of their children"
WTF????? I find your comment rude and disrespectful. You don't have a clue what I am about.
So I will tell you!
I am a polite,respectful,courteous and compassionate person to others. I EXPECT others to treat me the same. If someone has a problem with me or my children, they can express themselves respectfully and nicely. Nastiness is dark energy, and I don't need it and I avoid it.
I care for people on a basic human level. Raised in the midwest,friendly,hardworking and damn proud of it.
Been thru a lot of sh#& in my life and still treated people with respect-even those who have min. wage jobs. I remember to ask our servers how their such and such is doing. I ask the grocery bagger how his mom is doing. I ask the HFS clerk how she likes working there fulltime as opposed to pt. I offer to hold strangers babies as they chase down their toddlers or pay the clerks at Target. I am a people person. I treat people nicely.
Had the girl given me a chance, I would have been on the floor cleaning the damn mess up myself. But since she didn't even so much as look at me when she hastily came over, who had the chance?
ANother quote by Arduinna:
" I used to be a server, and dealt with my fair share of unsupervised children, screaming ones, extremely messy ones ect. Management always kissed butt to the parents face and then told us what they really thought. A free meal is a cheap payoff in the long run when the person will come back and spend more money.
I don't get the attitude that the whole world revolves around anyones child?? Yes, children should be taken to restaurants (we took dd from birth) but that doesn't mean they are more important than any other diner there. My dd is very well behaved in restaurants and in peoples homes because she was raised to be. To be completely inconsiderate of other diners, the wait staff and the public in general while out creates self centered and bratty children and selfish adults IMO."
I can't really tell if you are taking another jab at me here?
Let's see, at a very conservative estimate, I have spent at least $4,200 (not including tip) there in the last 5 years alone(been going there for almost 20 yrs) and expect to keep going another 5 or more years. And for what? A good meal. I clean up after my children to the point that my family will be out of the restaurant and there I am underneath the fricken table cleaning up after my kids....BECAUSE I CARE ABOUT THE FREAKIN SERVERS AND DON'T THINK THEY SHOULD HAVE TO DO IT! Why? Because like I posted in my original post, I have been a server,hostess,grocery store clerk,pizza delivery gal...you name it, I've BTDT! Yes, since I left a good part of my meal and half my drink sitting at the table, I deserved to be compensated.
AND another thing... my children are well behaved as is appropriate to their age. My ds *was* supervised. I don't need any judgements about how I am raising bratty,selfish kids just because i let my ds down RIGHT NEXT TO ME in a restaurant.
I guess Arduinna, your dc are perfect. Perhaps you'd like to share some of your advice to raising perfect children?
That is fine that some of you think it is *horrible* to let your dc down in restaurants. I for one think that a couple of minutes down as we quickly finish doesn't mean we are clueless parents raising bratty kids.
I would ask if we could agree to disagree,but obviously this thread just won't end.
I came here for advice and support. I don't need to be treated so disrespectfully and rudely.