Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Question: Do Kids At Restaurants Annoy You?

I've never really encountered this to be an issue. While there a few kids that are hopeless because their parents have no ability (or the sense to fix it) to control them, most kids at restaurants usually don't make much noise or cause a scene. Why? It's because they have something to do. Most kids are at their worst moments when they're bored out of their minds. Most of these times, it's with mom while she's looking for crap that she never needed in the first place. I know because that's exactly how I remember it when I was young. 

Do they bother you while you eat food? 

14 comments:

  1. About our only issue is the noise level sometimes gets a little high.

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  2. Yes, I'm older now and really don't like being around kids if they're noisy and their parents aren't stopping them from being a nuisance.

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  3. They would bother me, but kids will be kids!

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  4. If I'm at a family friendly restaurant where kids are expected to be, then no, they don't bother me unless they're screaming at the top of their lungs at the next table or something equally extreme. But if I'm at a high-end restaurant and paying a fortune for my meal, I do not want to have my experience ruined by loud, bratty kids. Quiet, well-behaved kids are fine though.

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  5. I don't believe I get bothered by kids at restaurants, or maybe I just haven't run into enough of them being noisy or throwing tantrums. Greetings!

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  6. I'm with you Adam. They cool. And I remember being a kid too

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  7. No and some restaurants are "kids free zones for eating".
    There are restaurants for families and restaurants for good cuisine.
    The two don't mix.
    From the age of 8, kids should be able to conduct themselves in restaurants that all serve alcohol..........under that age NO.
    That's why there are Fast food outlets......alcohol free, junk food and NOISE!
    Colin

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  8. I've never encountered a problem so far with kids but if I was at a restaurant that I was paying a fortune to dine in and kids were running around screaming and annoying other customers, that would bother me. But up until now, all my dining experiences where there have been kids have been very pleasant in all types of restaurants. Parents have done a great job and the kids have all been very well behaved.

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  9. They only bother me if they're ill-behaved.

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  10. Hey Adam, I've never had a problem with children in a restaurant (other than my own), like you and Cloudia said I remember being a kid and I recall raising kids, so it's all good.

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  11. Ill behaved children are rather annoying anywhere. We were very strict with our two children. There were several restaurants where people actually came up to us to compliment them for being so nicely behaved. I loved it. I remember a Chinese restaurant in Springfield that brought little gifts for our kids because they were so polite. Sigh.... those were the days.......... such sweet memories.

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  12. They bother me big time because most are not disciplined. If I did any of what I see nowadays, I would not be here today...hahahaaa. If I dared to be loud, I was told in no uncertain terms, to be quiet and I knew better. I have heard parents yell at their kids to not do something or else but all they do is yell and they don't carry it through. My mom never yelled, she was firm in her voice and if she said something, I knew she would carry it through. We would leave or I would not get the item or the item was taken away and not just for 2 minutes...it was gone!

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  13. Perhaps I've been fortunate but I've never encountered a problem with kids when in a restaurant.
    If you are at a family friendly place it really is up to the parents to keep control of their kids!

    All the best Jan

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  14. Only when they are leaning over their booth shoving their faces into my booth and their parents think it's cute or they are screaming at the top of their lungs. It's a rare occasion for my husband and I to go out to eat without our own kids, so we try to find a restaurant that is kid free if we want to enjoy our meal in peace.

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