But they're so cute…

By Anonymous - 03/01/2023 12:00

Today, I went to a restaurant in a casino, thinking I wouldn’t have to deal with any kids. There was one family with rowdy toddlers and a baby, all crying and being loud. Guess where the restaurant seated us? There goes my child-free outing. FML
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Same thing different taste

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If you are seated in a problematic area, unless the restaurant is totally full, it’s not unreasonable to ask to be moved as long as you ask nicely and explain the situation… While I understand your desire to get away from little noisy children when you go out without your own, restaurants have to provide seating for families with children as well as people without children. It’s not the restaurant’s fault if a family has noisy, undisciplined children that are ignored by the adults in the party who are supposed to be responsible. And it is no one besides the parents place to speak to the children telling them how to behave… Be aware that that on average, the more expensive the restaurant, the less likely you are to encounter families with multiple children - And the more diplomatically such problems are usually handled when they come up. There are exceptions to this, of course, but the trend is definitely there. If you go out without children and see that they offer a kids menu, you may not want to go there if you can’t stand noisy kids.

1. Next to the men's room. 2. On a slot machine. 3. With the Michael Jackson hologram.

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1. Next to the men's room. 2. On a slot machine. 3. With the Michael Jackson hologram.

I don't really drink, but I've enjoyed the rise of gastro-pub-type restaurants lately because there was basically a guarantee of no screaming or tripping hazard children. Unfortunately, it seems that many of these places have gone the way of allowing families to dine in, at least at the most popular times. Whether that's due to them trying to make up for lost revenue during COVID times or just seeing an opportunity to make a quick buck in-general, doesn't ultimately matter. Still frustrating.

If you are seated in a problematic area, unless the restaurant is totally full, it’s not unreasonable to ask to be moved as long as you ask nicely and explain the situation… While I understand your desire to get away from little noisy children when you go out without your own, restaurants have to provide seating for families with children as well as people without children. It’s not the restaurant’s fault if a family has noisy, undisciplined children that are ignored by the adults in the party who are supposed to be responsible. And it is no one besides the parents place to speak to the children telling them how to behave… Be aware that that on average, the more expensive the restaurant, the less likely you are to encounter families with multiple children - And the more diplomatically such problems are usually handled when they come up. There are exceptions to this, of course, but the trend is definitely there. If you go out without children and see that they offer a kids menu, you may not want to go there if you can’t stand noisy kids.

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It’s funny, I recently went to Vegas and I couldn’t help but notice I got a screaming baby on the flight there, a whiny toddler on the flight back, and loud kids in a lot of the restaurants & casinos. Like wtf it’s not the place for kids. I get that Vegas is loud, but you shouldn’t let your kids be unruly. Idk maybe I’ll understand when I’m a parent