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There is no kid free zone

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Is there anywhere I can go that I don't have to suffer the racket of hyperactive kids?  They're either bawling non-stop or running amok while the parents take no notice of them.

Fine - they may be used to it but I'm not, and I'm cheesed off with going out to various places where parents tow their kids along because they can't be bothered to be considerate or attempt to keep them under control.

The worst case is at a 'quiet' restaurant.  There's often a constant mouthing off by little brats charging about that makes it impossible to hold a conversation and enjoy the place.

Many of these parents have no idea how to behave in public themselves, so it's probably asking too much to expect them to understand that other people don't want noisy brats inflicted on them.

Where is the kid free zone? I wish that they would all just go home

I wish that they would all just go home so that others can live in a more civilised society.  Even in supermarkets the aisles are full of pushchairs or toddlers in trolleys mostly crying or yapping non-stop.

Beating the parents with a big stick is too good for them I reckon; give me a heavy axe or a chainsaw please and Ill sort them.  Who wants to name and shame? Better to maim and shame. Maybe they'll stay at home then!

By: Andromeda

[ Gripemaster says: A bit over the top there Andromeda, but I can sympathise with SOME of that! ]


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Samson (Delilah's too busy to post)

Samson (Delilah's too busy to post)

@ annoyed Parent.....I think that's a load of nonsense. My parents worked long hard hours to provide for all three of us. We still did what we were told by them because they were our parents. Don't blame a lack of parenting skills on modern society. It doesn't wash.
Samson (Delilah's too busy to post)
9th Jun 14 08:48

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Annoyed parent

Annoyed parent

Why don't you stay at home if such things as other human beings make you so angry. Are you a bitter old man or something? You were a noisy brat once.
The biggest contribution to badly behaved children these days? Overworked parents having to work all hours under the sun to afford to survive. That means little time spent with our children who then lose out on a trusting relationship with us and therefore don't listen when we tell them to stop or quieten down for the millionth time. Mostly likely they spend all their time with grandparents who spoil them or at childcare where they feel not loved. Illegal now to smack too. Just make it as hard for parents as possible and then ponder why the children are badly behaved.
Annoyed parent
9th Jun 14 02:08

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Mr Rupert

Mr Rupert

There are lots of thread topics on here about noisy kids. i think the problem is becoming worse because parents are ignorant and have no respect for others. Family standards in the UK are diabolical when out in public. Kids seem spoilt and when they make a racket parents just smile and think they're expressing themselves. Meanwhile everyone else has to put up with the din or leave an establishment.

Why is it that kids are allowed to screech and scream incessantly in snack bars and even restaurants? Ban the little shites. Sick of finding no peace anywhere. Be glad when school hols are over and we can get some peace out and about during the day. Friggers.
Mr Rupert
20th Aug 13 00:43

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Lucy

Lucy

It's an absolute nightmare. Every time we go for a nice lunch in a local pub there are unruly, disruptive kids everywhere dominating the area where we are eating. Take yesterday. We were housed in the snug of a lovely pub, and there were 2 tables in the small space, with larger areas and even a playground for the kids to entertain themselves. A large family walked in and decided to completely commandeer the snug when we were eating our meals. The noise was unbearable as all you could hear was this kid screaming 'MUMMY THERE ARE MEATBALLS, DADDY, DADDY, IM THE HEAD OF THE TABLE' relentlessly. We had to move and were then asked why we re-located. Needless to say I told the staff why. It was my boyfriend's birthday too, which just added insult to injury, especially as the day before we had to move tables again due to a Vicky Pollard and her 6 kids being belligerent and rude. The kids were eventually occupied by helping Daddy on the fruit machines. Even when we moved they were bombing around the place bumping into our seats and causing havoc. I am sick and tired of having to avoid kids in places where they should really not be-or they should be kept in a specific area and leave adults to enjoy a pint in peace.
Lucy
19th Aug 13 12:14

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Fred E

Fred E

Just looking through a list of the UKs richest people. Not found one without kids yet. I don't see why an expensive restaurant shouldn't have kids in it. Unless the kids are left with nanny when the parents go out to eat?
Fred E
7th Jun 13 20:03

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Wilberforce Smythe

Wilberforce Smythe

Exactly, when the wife and I decide to dine out we always pick on the most expensive of places, by this we find we are able to avoid the riff-Raff of life being anywhere near us. We have thankfully been blessed by not being burdened with children, so we don't see why we should have to tolerate the presence of these families and their snotty nosed off-spring.
Wilberforce Smythe
7th Jun 13 18:47

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Not a parent

Not a parent

If you are fortunate enough to have a good deal of disposable income (income that would go toward 'the kids' if you had them) I have found that going to more upscale establishments is a good place to get away from other peoples' children since by and large people with children can't afford to go to such places. That's worked for me.
Not a parent
7th Jun 13 17:53

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Tewey28

Tewey28

Think I get what you mean Lottie???? I have the same problem, can't have a quiet night because the kids next door are that loud and I have to keep getting up throw shuttlecocks, balls, you name it over the fence. I wish they would go back to school or move!!!!!! It's unberarable
Tewey28
5th Jun 13 21:42

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Lottie

Lottie

You can't even get away from them in your own. Say peacefully trying to have a relaxing night watching all I can hear is the kids next door screaming, shouting in their garden. It's 9.40pm for Gods sake..........go away or be quite!!!!!
Lottie
5th Jun 13 21:38

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Mick

Mick

Well yeah things are only gonna get worse coz there are so many chavs and chavettes in this country now breeding faster than sewer rats. Of course those children will run riot on the streets coz their mum has 13 children she cannot manage by the way she and her boyfriend are both on the dole and both high on cannabis obtained by selling their kids milk tokens.
Mick
31st May 13 10:15

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ahforfoulkessake

ahforfoulkessake

You are spot on janey.
There is the sense that formerly adults only places are being made child-friendly but we all know that its coz the parents will have to buy their little ones a soft drink and a meal(legally required) if they take them in the pub so pub owners make more dosh.
Why not allow them in the bookies also? they serve teas coffees and cans of soft drink now. I remember my local betting shop used to turn a blind eye to my dad taking me and my sis in there if the weather was wet or cold as we kept quiet and obviously weren't gambling.
ahforfoulkessake
6th Apr 13 11:22

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JanieQ66

JanieQ66

The problem with some parents is that their attitude is I'm here with my child, get out of the way, what are you gonna do about it. I do think that you should get child free zones I mean u can't even go to the pub without tripping over them. At one time children were under no circumstances allowed in now its a free for all with a playground.
JanieQ66
26th Mar 13 17:40

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hairyfairy

hairyfairy

I think the main problem in society is that the wrong people are breeding like flies, & the most intelligent, clean & conciencous people are either having just one chil, or none at all. This is disastrous for the gene pool, & I shudder to think what will become of the human race in a few generations. If this trend continues unchecked, then our descendant will be back swinging through the trees in a couple of hundred years time! any one who thinks I`m talking rubbish should check out some websites on eugenics, they have stuff written by experts on the subject.
hairyfairy
19th Oct 12 02:52

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mongtastic

mongtastic

''there is no kid free zone'' .....seriously thats like saying theres no oap free zone, no foreighner free zone, no man free zone....no wonder none of you made prime minister fod goodness sake.
mongtastic
17th Sep 12 14:01

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ACM

ACM

@Balamorie:
I personally may not fault you for wanting people to be civil to mischief-prone children but I fault you for supporting or glorifying the ill behavior of certain kids ( if you are a parent than it would be your fault if your kid(s) are unruly.) Another thing is that as I indicated earlier that even if I agree to be civil to mischief prone kids doesn't mean I can become attached to them(regardless of their age),I don't have to "truly" interact with them ( not that it means that I'd totally ignore them) and I don't want to do "extra"-nice things for them. I hope I'm not sidetracking the issue but I need to state that just because kids are said to not know right from wrong shouldn't give them the right to misbehave or seriously misbehave nor should it give them the right to always have what they want in life. Finally if kids are permitted to misbehave without any consequences then they have the potential to grow up becoming ignorant or unpleasant adults.
ACM
6th Oct 11 20:47

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