Poll - should screaming children be barred from restaurants?
Nobody likes screaming kids. Really. Us parents can't stand the little shits anymore than people who don't have children. But just because we're parents, it doesn't mean we have some Jedi-style mind control over our offspring. You had tantrums as a kid, everyone did - and parents can't choose when and where it happens.
So should you be penalised for taking your family to a restaurant? The Olde Salty restaurant in North Carolina has banned "crying, screaming, [or] whining" children, and put up signs to that effect:
"We want to attract the type of people that come in knowing they aren't going to have to sit behind a table with a bunch of screaming children," said the owner. Any parents who can't control their children's tear ducts are asked to leave the premises until the child has calmed down.
So what says you? Are you a parent who avoids taking their kids into busy restaurants for exactly this reason, or couldn't you care less what other diners thing? Does the mere thought of these crying vomit sacks make you wish you were infertile? Let's hear your comments, people - and vote in our mighty Bitterwallet poll, too: