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madmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 09:37 AM
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37. I have seen my elderly mother about knocked on her ass because kids racing through the stores ..
because they are bored and mom or dad are to zoned out to even bother with them. I have seen my husband about knocked on his ass because kids see a bigger human and they duck underneath to get through ( my husband has a bad knee and cannot move very quickly). I see parents letting their kids push the "kiddie carts" in the grocery store and block the whole aisle, because they each have to have their own plus mom's. See anecdotes work both ways.
I'm not saying all kids are bad/out of control, but for you to imply that all kids are good is less than truthful.
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  -"Brat Ban" coming to a theatre near you? The Straight Story  Jul-28-11 08:28 AM   #0 
  - My friend and I used to shop together and would often comment  SoCalDem   Jul-28-11 08:35 AM   #1 
  - Nevertheless, businesses that ban children, not just unruly ones, ...  damntexdem   Jul-28-11 08:39 AM   #7 
     - +++++++  DrDan   Jul-28-11 08:43 AM   #11 
     - Oddly enough, the restaurant that banned small children is  MineralMan   Jul-28-11 08:44 AM   #12 
     - and if enough people do, they will  SoCalDem   Jul-28-11 08:48 AM   #17 
     - Um, no  SoCalNative   Jul-28-11 08:52 AM   #19 
     - Why?  madinmaryland   Jul-28-11 09:21 AM   #34 
     - Not by me! There will be other businesses where you can bring screaming babies.  Thegonagle   Jul-28-11 12:40 PM   #91 
     - I'm down with that. n/t  cherokeeprogressive   Jul-28-11 12:50 PM   #94 
     - I like the idea of some restaurants banning kids  adigal   Jul-28-11 01:32 PM   #99 
  - Regardless of age, I'd rather have movie theaters promote a  Blue_Tires   Jul-28-11 08:35 AM   #2 
  - I agree.  Rainbowreflect   Jul-28-11 11:05 AM   #51 
  - There's at least one in Texas that'll kick you out.  tammywammy   Jul-28-11 09:07 PM   #112 
  - Nothing wrong with child free as a concept but the snotty attitude about it sucks  CBGLuthier   Jul-28-11 08:37 AM   #3 
  - thank you.  Maine-ah   Jul-28-11 09:49 AM   #41 
  - I don't think there should be brats in a theatre. Think of the mustard! What? .......Never mind.  WinkyDink   Jul-28-11 08:37 AM   #4 
  - Did they mean brats or brats?  BanzaiBonnie   Jul-28-11 09:00 AM   #23 
  - why is du so comfortable labeling a whole group of our people in an insulting tone  seabeyond   Jul-28-11 08:38 AM   #5 
  - I didn't see anyone call them brats (nt)  The Straight Story   Jul-28-11 08:42 AM   #10 
  - "Brat Ban" coming to a theatre near you?... i see brat ban in three places in your OP  seabeyond   Jul-28-11 08:44 AM   #13 
     - Um, I did not write the article or the headline. No one on DU did either I think :) (nt)  The Straight Story   Jul-28-11 08:47 AM   #16 
        - i will repeat. yes people on du are referring to kids as brat and worse.  seabeyond   Jul-28-11 08:55 AM   #20 
           - I disagree with your broad-based judgement of du'ers.  Dappleganger   Jul-28-11 11:55 AM   #64 
              - this is the second thread based on this article. and the point being, when we read an article  seabeyond   Jul-28-11 12:12 PM   #67 
                 - Ah, ok...  Dappleganger   Jul-28-11 12:16 PM   #69 
  - I am in agreement with you. Label the behavior, don't insult an group based on the actions of a few  uppityperson   Jul-28-11 10:57 AM   #46 
  - That is the title of the article linked in the OP.  Dappleganger   Jul-28-11 11:52 AM   #63 
     - Since this isn't LBN, article title doesn't need to be used.  uppityperson   Jul-28-11 12:10 PM   #66 
        - Not every person switches away from that requirement on DU...  Dappleganger   Jul-28-11 12:17 PM   #70 
           - And some like pushing buttons. eom  uppityperson   Jul-28-11 12:25 PM   #79 
              - Do you think the OP was purposefully pushing buttons by using the title of this article  Dappleganger   Jul-28-11 12:26 PM   #81 
  - Actually, That's The Problem, Isn't It?  ProfessorGAC   Jul-28-11 11:01 AM   #50 
  - yup. well said. nt  seabeyond   Jul-28-11 11:09 AM   #53 
  - That is the title of the article.  Dappleganger   Jul-28-11 11:52 AM   #62 
  - again, another thread on same article ran last night and into this morning  seabeyond   Jul-28-11 12:14 PM   #68 
     - No, there is anger and frustration with parents who refuse to do their job and be parents.  Dappleganger   Jul-28-11 12:25 PM   #80 
        - i realy cant answer cause i am not sure what you are saying. it isnt a tough one. most all kids  seabeyond   Jul-28-11 12:29 PM   #83 
  - I don't think the implication is that all kids are "brats".  A Simple Game   Jul-28-11 08:30 PM   #108 
     - you dont think brats is deragatory? my kids would beg to differ  seabeyond   Jul-28-11 08:33 PM   #109 
        - Not exactly what I said. Please reread the post.  A Simple Game   Jul-29-11 07:02 AM   #116 
  - people still go to the movie theaters?  NightWatcher   Jul-28-11 08:38 AM   #6 
  - Try a drive-in  JustAmused   Jul-28-11 09:04 AM   #26 
  - It's a great experience but a dying one.  William769   Jul-28-11 09:22 AM   #35 
  - Yeah, children don't bother me as much as bright smartphones with really stupid people  tavalon   Jul-28-11 10:54 AM   #45 
  - We already have a thread on this just below yours.  newportdadde   Jul-28-11 08:40 AM   #8 
  - Here's a Recording of an ACTUAL BRAT in a Theater in Austin Called the "Alamo Drafthouse"... NSFW  NYC_SKP   Jul-28-11 08:41 AM   #9 
  - Funny how  sharp_stick   Jul-28-11 08:45 AM   #14 
  - my kids know how so many feel about them. i have let them see these threads on du.  seabeyond   Jul-28-11 08:57 AM   #21 
     - I have seen my elderly mother about knocked on her ass because kids racing through the stores ..  madmom   Jul-28-11 09:37 AM   #37 
        - i havent said all kids are good. so i guess the less than truthful can be thrown back. nt  seabeyond   Jul-28-11 10:17 AM   #43 
        - The kids are just fine - it's the parents who are out of control!  hedgehog   Jul-28-11 11:07 AM   #52 
           - and how are the kids supposed to learn if not from their parents? I agree kids are  madmom   Jul-28-11 12:18 PM   #73 
  - Our culture is becoming completely intolerant of children.  peace13   Jul-28-11 08:46 AM   #15 
  - I think the problem here is that too many parents do NOT remove the screaming kid  SoCalDem   Jul-28-11 08:52 AM   #18 
  - i am out in the real world socaldem, and i do not see all these unruly kids  seabeyond   Jul-28-11 09:01 AM   #24 
  - Kids will be kids.. and when they are tired & cranky they will act up  SoCalDem   Jul-28-11 09:14 AM   #29 
     - most parent handle it. which is my point.  seabeyond   Jul-28-11 09:16 AM   #31 
        - don't get me started on cell phones  SoCalDem   Jul-28-11 09:17 AM   #32 
  - Exactly. I frankly consider those who rail about children to be immature  Skidmore   Jul-28-11 09:04 AM   #27 
  - I consider parents who think their kids have the right to invade personal space ill-fit  GillesDeleuze   Jul-28-11 11:01 AM   #49 
  - +1  SammyWinstonJack   Jul-28-11 09:14 AM   #28 
  - Have to tell you that when my son was little I used to say to him...  peace13   Jul-28-11 09:45 AM   #39 
  - Kids will be allowed back in when PARENTS learn how to parent.  GillesDeleuze   Jul-28-11 11:00 AM   #48 
  - how are we going to punish the stupid? 1000 well behaved kids ignored. one bad kid = brat ban  seabeyond   Jul-28-11 11:11 AM   #54 
     - "one bad kid = brat ban that is stupid." Yes it is.  A Simple Game   Jul-28-11 08:44 PM   #110 
  - Yes, but at the same time, us adults are treated like children.  krabigirl   Jul-28-11 11:30 AM   #58 
  - This is not a new concept.  Lasher   Jul-28-11 08:58 AM   #22 
  - Some had glassed-off "crying rooms" also.  Gidney N Cloyd   Jul-28-11 09:41 AM   #38 
     - I didn't know that.  Lasher   Jul-28-11 09:47 AM   #40 
     - You could call it the "Cone of Silence"  geardaddy   Jul-28-11 03:37 PM   #105 
     - Most Catholic churches we went to had "cry rooms"  SoCalDem   Jul-28-11 09:50 AM   #42 
  - We don't have a brat ban BUT  supernova   Jul-28-11 09:02 AM   #25 
  - Time and time again, the biggest problem I've had with people talking at the movies  Burma Jones   Jul-28-11 09:14 AM   #30 
  - Now, if we could only recognize that rude inconsiderate Brats come in all ages  seabeyond   Jul-28-11 09:20 AM   #33 
  - Going to dinner early with kids is the key!!  driver8   Jul-28-11 09:31 AM   #36 
  - Quite true.  Dappleganger   Jul-28-11 12:19 PM   #74 
  - for me children at a movie depends on the time and the movie  tabbycat31   Jul-28-11 10:49 AM   #44 
  - This parent of four has no problem whatsoever with this.  Dappleganger   Jul-28-11 11:13 AM   #55 
  - The writer should fact check.  Gormy Cuss   Jul-28-11 11:18 AM   #56 
  - Sounds good to me. If they are interferring with everyone else's  cbdo2007   Jul-28-11 11:22 AM   #57 
  - I've got 4yo twin boys.  Twinguard   Jul-28-11 11:37 AM   #59 
  - Restaurant or movie theater, the biggest, loudest assholes have always been adults.  Patriot 76   Jul-28-11 11:44 AM   #60 
  - Who here hates kids?  Dappleganger   Jul-28-11 11:48 AM   #61 
  - here is just one.  seabeyond   Jul-28-11 12:17 PM   #71 
     - That user says he/she hates kids but did not call them a brat or any other name.  Dappleganger   Jul-28-11 12:21 PM   #75 
        - who here hates kids... i gave it to you. only one. now you want me to post  seabeyond   Jul-28-11 12:30 PM   #85 
           - What?  Dappleganger   Jul-28-11 12:34 PM   #88 
              - ya. i have noticed. i am lucky like that. i smile, i get smiles back.  seabeyond   Jul-28-11 12:46 PM   #93 
  - Nobody is hating on the kids.  HappyMe   Jul-28-11 12:05 PM   #65 
  - Borderline discriminatory.  Shagbark Hickory   Jul-28-11 12:18 PM   #72 
  - "what you're bringing in" - not "who" - children are things, not people /nt  jberryhill   Jul-28-11 12:21 PM   #76 
  - I read this as "brat bun"  PeaceNikki   Jul-28-11 12:21 PM   #77 
  - I always liked him in "Law and Order," pre-Julia Roberts. What?.....Never mind.  WinkyDink   Jul-28-11 12:22 PM   #78 
  - Its too bad that there has to be rule like this. Its was my experience as  LaurenG   Jul-28-11 12:26 PM   #82 
  - and it is still happening today. honesty, how often are you disturbed by kids behaving badly.  seabeyond   Jul-28-11 12:32 PM   #86 
     - I don't get out much during times when there are kids out. Reading about  LaurenG   Jul-28-11 01:30 PM   #98 
        - sigh... my kids behave and they do it without me whacking them, lol.  seabeyond   Jul-28-11 02:01 PM   #103 
  - I don't particularly like kids, and they bother me on so many levels.  Evoman   Jul-28-11 12:30 PM   #84 
  - damn... family reunions i always sit with the kids. get along with them; they are more interesting  seabeyond   Jul-28-11 12:35 PM   #89 
     - I find kids okay, but only in short bursts.  Evoman   Jul-28-11 12:52 PM   #95 
        - you are a good guy evoman.  seabeyond   Jul-28-11 01:21 PM   #97 
           - No, I just pretend to be a good guy to get chicks.  Evoman   Jul-28-11 03:15 PM   #104 
              - your mama didnt teach you about sharin....  seabeyond   Jul-28-11 03:45 PM   #106 
  - I have more problems with the adult BRATS with their cell phones and loud talking  Donnachaidh   Jul-28-11 12:33 PM   #87 
  - I like kids a lot, usually more than the parents, but I don't have a problem with this.  Forkboy   Jul-28-11 12:37 PM   #90 
  - Yeah. And keep out those blacks too.  joeglow3   Jul-28-11 12:45 PM   #92 
     - Well I was expecting that response.  Forkboy   Jul-28-11 01:16 PM   #96 
        - Racial Discrimination Does not bother You???!!???  CBGLuthier   Jul-28-11 01:46 PM   #100 
           - Oy vey.  Forkboy   Jul-28-11 01:53 PM   #102 
  - I sure hope so! Not that I can afford to go to the movies these days -  lynne   Jul-28-11 01:52 PM   #101 
  - Yay!! No republicans!!  thelordofhell   Jul-28-11 03:54 PM   #107 
  - Let the business decide  bluestateguy   Jul-28-11 09:05 PM   #111 
  - I've never been to a theater where brats were served but I'm all for banning them.  Gormy Cuss   Jul-28-11 09:08 PM   #113 
  - Many years ago when Scarface was first coming out on DVD, they had a showing in theaters  tammywammy   Jul-28-11 09:13 PM   #114 
  - All these theatres really need, is  flvegan   Jul-28-11 09:17 PM   #115 
  - The new sign in my studio reads:  Le Taz Hot   Jul-29-11 07:11 AM   #117 

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