My thanks to Tonk for posting a very relevant comment on "A Nation of Retards" about the proliferation of screaming badly behaved brats in pubs, being egged on by their badly behaved parents.
As the landlord of the pub that Tonk visited explained, the pendulumn has swung so far now that if any restaurant owner or landlord dared to intervene with a noisy brat he/she would be vilified by the shouty media.
Is it not time that adults reclaimed the the world from Nanny's legion of "self centered" brats?
What are your views?
How can a landlord enforce better behaviour without being vilified?
Here is Tonk's comment in full:
Perhaps slightly off topic but illustrating what a society of retards our nation has become.
Mrs Tonk, myself and another couple have just returned from a long lunch at a local coaching inn dating back to the 1500s. It is not a dive, it is a place where many retired people go for lunch, where bosses take their secretaries and businessmen have meetings; the menu is excellent, the venue is great and the food is to die for and the beer is straight from the wood and no CO2 or chemicals in sight.
We were sat there enjoying our first course when an elderly couple came in with their daughter, she was in her thirties and had a sreaming shit machine in a huge pushchair that looked as if it had been built by a 4x4 manufacturer.
She looked really smug and pleased with herself and made a very loud entrance. All through the meal she spoke loudly to the kid and sat there looking smug and making silly noises to entertain the child. What topped it off for me and my party was the song she went into after she had finished her meal:
"Row, row, row your boat,
Gently down the stream,
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily but don't forget to scream!!"
At which point both the mother and the kid screamed as loud as they could.
On the way out, the manager asked me if I had enjoyed the meal, I said that the food was fine but the kid and its mother rather spoiled the atmosphere and that it was the first time I had not enjoyed my time at the venue.
The manager said there is nothing we can do about it because the second one complains about any activity involving a child or its mother, the press get involved and the publicity really harms the business."
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