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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-14-10 08:55 AM
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10. Who the hell would go to Chuck E's just to dine out?
There are other issues to be dealt with. :crazy:
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  -Francis Lam, "Is it possible to dine out politely with kids?" Amerigo Vespucci  May-14-10 08:38 AM   #0 
  - 3 words - Chuck E. Cheese  izquierdista   May-14-10 08:41 AM   #1 
  - I spoke with a restaurant owner several years ago...  Amerigo Vespucci   May-14-10 08:49 AM   #7 
  - That's too bad...  CoffeeCat   May-14-10 09:07 AM   #15 
  - Several colleagues have referred to the woman I spoke with as "arrogant"  Amerigo Vespucci   May-14-10 09:35 AM   #27 
     - Why does everything think they can do...  CoffeeCat   May-14-10 10:38 AM   #46 
  - Probably will fail  NeedleCast   May-14-10 09:24 AM   #23 
  - They didn't hire good staff either.  Amerigo Vespucci   May-14-10 09:47 AM   #28 
     - Wouldn't Listen To Anyone  NeedleCast   May-14-10 09:58 AM   #29 
  - Too bad they didn't think to partition off a section  pipi_k   May-14-10 10:01 AM   #30 
  - The interior was terrible...  Amerigo Vespucci   May-14-10 11:33 AM   #56 
  - The crayon cups may not have been for kids at one time.  HuckleB   May-14-10 03:18 PM   #72 
  - No, I asked, they were most definitely there for kids  Amerigo Vespucci   May-14-10 03:48 PM   #76 
  - people bring their kids to coffee shops. i don't get it. the buy them frappe type drinks  Liberal_in_LA   May-14-10 03:21 PM   #73 
     - I walked out of Cardinal Coffee Shop one time without ordering  Amerigo Vespucci   May-14-10 03:52 PM   #77 
  - Who the hell would go to Chuck E's just to dine out?  wtmusic   May-14-10 08:55 AM   #10 
     - Chuck E. Cheese HELL!  MajorChode   May-14-10 10:43 AM   #48 
  - I don't mind people bringing their kids to restaurants.  hobbit709   May-14-10 08:42 AM   #2 
  - + 1 000 000 000 000  kestrel91316   May-14-10 10:19 AM   #39 
  - We always took our kids to higher end restaurants.  carlyhippy   May-14-10 08:45 AM   #3 
  - My Siblings and I  RobinA   May-14-10 10:56 AM   #50 
     - My kids have eaten at some of the finest restaurants in the world  GumboYaYa   May-14-10 11:29 AM   #55 
     - that is how we did it, we were not into the multi-course 2 hour dinners anyway  carlyhippy   May-14-10 01:57 PM   #65 
  - I don't really have a comment...  SidDithers   May-14-10 08:46 AM   #4 
  - I don't hate kids and I don't mind sharing restaurant space with them...  pipi_k   May-14-10 08:47 AM   #5 
  - That is the correct answer.  hobbit709   May-14-10 08:48 AM   #6 
  - I've been in Los Angeles for 27 years and honestly can't remember the last time  kestrel91316   May-14-10 10:22 AM   #41 
  - Bingo on your second point.  geardaddy   May-14-10 10:40 AM   #47 
  - adult talking on cell phone in restaurant = that unruly kid. saying seems like not a kid issue  seabeyond   May-14-10 12:12 PM   #61 
  - I posted a few years ago about a horrific restaurant experience I  LibDemAlways   May-14-10 11:36 AM   #57 
     - i have yet to see a kid behave like that at home, let alone a restaurant  seabeyond   May-14-10 12:13 PM   #62 
  - Exactly  JerseygirlCT   May-14-10 02:55 PM   #68 
     - Yep...the danger factor...  pipi_k   May-14-10 05:29 PM   #80 
        - And I can't help thinking, as I watch it, that the parents  JerseygirlCT   May-14-10 06:37 PM   #84 
  - These threads are always fun!  Coventina   May-14-10 08:50 AM   #8 
  - Those ground rules are spot-on. All great, bbut I especially like the iced-coffee rule  blondeatlast   May-14-10 08:50 AM   #9 
  - "strong way to declare a truce with baby-haters"  NeedleCast   May-14-10 08:56 AM   #11 
  - Common sense? Tolerance? Wha....  wtmusic   May-14-10 09:07 AM   #14 
  - When they were little we only went to very child-friendly places.  Dappleganger   May-14-10 08:58 AM   #12 
  - My brother and I were raised going out to dinner every Friday night.  Walk away   May-14-10 09:05 AM   #13 
  - Oh, sometimes I don't even see that...  pipi_k   May-14-10 10:11 AM   #36 
     - I am guessing that these families don't have dinner together at home...  Walk away   May-14-10 11:18 AM   #52 
  - This article is full of common sense  supernova   May-14-10 09:09 AM   #16 
  - Is it possible to dine out politely with loud Republicans?  wtmusic   May-14-10 09:11 AM   #17 
  - I think we're really lucky...  CoffeeCat   May-14-10 09:14 AM   #18 
  - "with a stroller the size of a KIA"  Oregone   May-14-10 09:17 AM   #19 
  - I have a client in San Jose...  Amerigo Vespucci   May-14-10 11:08 AM   #51 
     - Hey I hear ya  proud2BlibKansan   May-14-10 11:43 AM   #58 
  - I've lived a long time. I've eaten out in "nice" restaurants a lot.  Demoiselle   May-14-10 09:18 AM   #20 
  - I think you may have hit on another important point...  madmom   May-14-10 10:02 AM   #31 
  - at the least, five nights a week. weekends i am off the clock cooking.  seabeyond   May-14-10 10:05 AM   #34 
  - Here in L.A. the trend is those double-wide two-seater strollers with  kestrel91316   May-14-10 10:28 AM   #43 
     - New Yorkers are the fastest walkers in the country, so if most  smirkymonkey   May-14-10 12:37 PM   #64 
  - other than more family oriented diner and babies... i have yet to see out of control children  seabeyond   May-14-10 09:21 AM   #21 
  - You've been very lucky then.  hobbit709   May-14-10 09:27 AM   #24 
  - Come to Los Angeles and try eating out in just about any mid-priced sit-down restaurant.  kestrel91316   May-14-10 10:30 AM   #44 
  - Yes. We did when I was a kid...  JHB   May-14-10 09:21 AM   #22 
  - If we acted up up, we got to sit in the car while everyone else ate.  hobbit709   May-14-10 09:30 AM   #26 
     - I'll bet it didn't take more than one or two times for that lesson to sink in...  pipi_k   May-14-10 10:21 AM   #40 
  - Always took my kids to restaurants, from babies on upwards.  TwilightGardener   May-14-10 09:28 AM   #25 
  - +1  HuckleB   May-14-10 03:17 PM   #71 
  - Yes, it is.  proteus_lives   May-14-10 10:02 AM   #32 
  - hahahaha my 2 yr old grandson is notorious  Mari333   May-14-10 10:05 AM   #33 
  - Two year olds in general are notorious, but yes...  pipi_k   May-14-10 10:23 AM   #42 
  - Two-year-olds can meet more expectations than many people give them credit for...  HuckleB   May-14-10 04:44 PM   #78 
  - Kids should be kept in their pods until they are 21  FarCenter   May-14-10 10:11 AM   #35 
  - Yes  ensho   May-14-10 10:15 AM   #37 
  - It's possible depending on the age  SocialistLez   May-14-10 10:17 AM   #38 
  - My sister and I ware always expected to sit politely, converse, and eat  kestrel91316   May-14-10 10:35 AM   #45 
  - My daughter went through a phase where I couldn't take her to restaurants  Fleshdancer   May-14-10 10:46 AM   #49 
  - Same here  proud2BlibKansan   May-14-10 11:48 AM   #60 
  - No  The Damned   May-14-10 11:24 AM   #53 
  - I don't hate kids, but they'd better not act up when I'm in any restaurant  Missy Vixen   May-14-10 11:25 AM   #54 
  - how many times have you had to put your foot down missy, by gosh? nt  seabeyond   May-14-10 12:15 PM   #63 
     - More than once  Missy Vixen   May-14-10 02:47 PM   #66 
  - I'll tell you a venue where stroller-pushers DO annoy me...R-rated movies  JHB   May-14-10 11:47 AM   #59 
  - I've seen that, too  Missy Vixen   May-14-10 02:50 PM   #67 
  - Fuck it. If I gotta put up with 'em, so does everyone else  MajorChode   May-14-10 03:13 PM   #69 
  - Amen. I've never been seriously bothered by kids in restaurants--  TwilightGardener   May-14-10 03:26 PM   #74 
     - At least the kids have the excuse of immaturity  MajorChode   May-14-10 07:11 PM   #85 
  - This parent is tired of the massive strollers that seem to be everywhere!  HuckleB   May-14-10 03:16 PM   #70 
  - Kids are part of society. If the child-haters don't like it, too dang bad!  Odin2005   May-14-10 03:30 PM   #75 
  - Fire codes dictate that businesses have uncluttered/easy-access  SoCalDem   May-14-10 04:58 PM   #79 
  - I guess it's all right, if you don't my boat-horn.  dorkulon   May-14-10 05:42 PM   #81 
  - Depends on your kid's manners. n/t  guardian   May-14-10 06:05 PM   #82 
  - It is easy to take kids to nice restaurants - we had 3, born in a span of 5 years - and did so with  karynnj   May-14-10 06:10 PM   #83 

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