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Small children.

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by LabelKing, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    I find small children ceaselessly and relentlessly annoying. They dart back and forth like miniature drug addicts and are hopelessly loud.

    I can certainly see why small children are not allowed at certain events and places like estate sales.
     
  2. Homme

    Homme Senior member

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    Worse are the parents who think their little one can do no wrong. It's generally the mothers who don't work, and drive 4WDs.
     
  3. LabelKing

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    Indeed, the parents who get extremely confrontational when their children's behaviour is brought up. Some of the parents who are exceptionally earnest in their children's defense are probably mentally unbalanced.

    Incidentally, this also ties in with these crazed minivan-driving parents who kill other parents or children at events like soccer/hockey games.
     
  4. Luc-Emmanuel

    Luc-Emmanuel Senior member

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    If that means you'll never breed, it can't be all wrong then.

    !luc
     
  5. tiecollector

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    The best is when they bring them to restaurants. If the entree costs more than $9.95, leave em at home.

    Back in my day, my neighbors would discipline me and my friends' parents would discipline me. Then, I'd get wooped when my dad got home.
     
  6. Lucky Strike

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    I like teaching them things - just a few weeks ago, I taught my 18-months-old nephew to bang the table rhythmically and shout for "beer, beer, beer", and to shout "SCHWING" at passing women. My sister was less amused.

    I also like teaching dogs to beg for food from the table.

    LK: If you want revenge on the parents, what you need to do is to give the annoying children noisy gifts like drums and various cheap musical instruments.
     
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    The best is when they bring them to restaurants. If the entree costs more than $9.95, leave em at home.

    Rather than price (varies by city), the simplest rule is to ask if the restaurant has a kid's menu. One casual chain in Canada that never had a kid's menu to start (Earl's) recently decided to stop offering booster seats... much to the consternation of the local parents. Many of them will still drive the strollers in and park them by the table.
     
  9. texas_jack

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    Disdain for children will be the downfall of Western civilization. Check the birth rates in Europe.
     
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    I like teaching them things - just a few weeks ago, I taught my 18-months-old nephew to bang the table rhythmically and shout for "beer, beer, beer", and to shout "SCHWING" at passing women. My sister was less amused.

    I also like teaching dogs to beg for food from the table.

    LK: If you want revenge on the parents, what you need to do is to give the annoying children noisy gifts like drums and various cheap musical instruments.


    boy, I so remember being at that stage in life.
    the only way to avoid revenge is to move half way across the world.
     
  11. Isaac Mickle

    Isaac Mickle Well-Known Member

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    Oh, to be young and selfish again.
     
  12. redcaimen

    redcaimen Senior member

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    I find small children ceaselessly and relentlessly annoying. They dart back and forth like miniature drug addicts and are hopelessly loud.

    I can certainly see why small children are not allowed at certain events and places like estate sales.


    If you have ever attended a birth you would know they just cant be started out any bigger.
     
  13. EL72

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    If that means you'll never breed, it can't be all wrong then.

    !luc


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  14. Connemara

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    Children? Psh. Waste of money. I'd rather spend my hard-earned greenbacks on shoes and suits. [​IMG]
     
  15. Saucemaster

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    Disdain for children will be the downfall of Western civilization. Check the birth rates in Europe.

    But think how much FUN that last generation will have.

    This thread is great in so many ways.
     
  16. rdawson808

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    Oh, to be young and selfish again.

    Are you talking about LK or about the children? I really want to know.

    I'm not a huge fan of kids either. I don't want any and will not have any. But more than the kids, who are just being kids afterall, are the parents that think the world was meant exclusively for their children. This ranges from Moms dangerously driving SUVs with little care for anyone else to my oldest sister who let her kids run up and down my stairs nearly knocking over an art nouveau vase. I told them to stop. My home is not "kid friendly" and it won't be.

    And I have been called selfish on more than one occassion for either (i) not liking such behaviour as my neice and nephew were exhibiting, or (ii) for not having children.

    How can I be selfish for not having children? I'm sure my mother could explain it to me one more time but then I'd have to punch her. And I'm sure some random stranger could but then...well, you get the point. It's none of your damn business whether or not I breed or if not, why not. It is your business to make sure your kid doesn't make everyone else's life miserable though.


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  17. lawyerdad

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    Yeah, much better the guy who clipped off my wife's side-view mirror while she was sitting at a stop sign and then when she started to get out of the car to ask for his information drove off screaming "Go to hell, c***!" Or the folks you'll find at pretty much any restaurant shrieking into their cell phones the entire evening (and then probably stiffing the server on the tip.) Or the people who dump their food wrappers, empty bottles, and used rubbers on the beach rather than carry them 50 feet to a trash can.
    Yes, give me those mature, considerate, socially responsible adults any day . . .
     
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    Yeah, much better the guy who clipped off my wife's side-view mirror while she was sitting at a stop sign and then when she started to get out of the car to ask for his information drove off screaming "Go to hell, c***!"

    But seriously now, is using vanity as an example really fair? [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah, much better the guy who clipped off my wife's side-view mirror ...
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    Yes, give me those mature, considerate, socially responsible adults any day . . .


    Oh give me break LD. There are obviously people like that in the world. All over the place.

    Ultimately this issue comes down to the adults, the parents. There is something particularly galling about having children shoved down your throat. Horrible manners from parents in front of their kids. What lesson are you teaching them? Just as those adults you described above seem to think the world is their trash can, these mothers (it's always been mothers in my experience) treat the world as their dormat and EXPECT you to take it and to treat their child like royalty. Little Johnny is standing up on his chair at the cafe banging his sippy-cup on the table? Great. Nevermind that his dirty feet are on the chair and someone will come along later and unknowingly sit there (speaking from experience). Yes it bothered me that my neice and nephew were running up and down the stairs--they might have knocked over that vase. It was expensive. And in my house my vase comes before my neice and nephew's need to run up and down the stairs. And I wish my sister would have told them to stop right after I said, "You know, we have an antique vase right there." But she didn't.

    Selfish parents.
     

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