I work in a 'family' restaurant. Apparently, since we have a multitude of high chairs, people assume that our nice, sit down restaurant doubles as a "play place" McDonald's. Very often, I can be heard musing to myself, "Why isn't anyone beating that kid?"
Did I mention that we're a SIT DOWN restaurant? With carpet on the floor and trendy alcoholic beverages that cost over $7? You would think that our customers would come in and realize that this is not an appropriate place to let your spawn crawl around on the floor under the booths grinding macaroni and cheese into the carpet and howling. You would think that the baby factories that come in would worry about their toddlers playing tag in isles where servers are carrying heavy, steaming hot plates.
I don't hate kids, and I don't blame kids for being bouncy, hyper and sometimes obnoxious. They're kids! I would worry more if they weren't that way.
No, I blame stupid parents. These are people who really shouldn't be reproducing in the first place. I think Harvey Danger said it best:
Been around the world and found
That only stupid people are breeding.
The cretins cloning and feeding.
And I don't even own a TV...