Friday, July 26, 2013
Is this Crazy Kid Day?
First there was a toddler girl who just kept screaming, and then she started running around, and then punching the keys of an antique organ and her mother and her mother’s friends sat there talking. It was incredible. They were there for like an hour and a half.
As soon as they left there was a group of eight that came in and sat at their reserved table, which was right in front of the piano. Five of those eight were little ones, with two of them being toddlers - and those toddlers yelled and cried loudly like I couldn’t believe, and their mothers just sat there talking to each other. I usually play till one thirty. I left 30 minutes early - and went and worked in Mother's and my booth.
While I was working in the outer front part of the booth, a little (different) toddler started running around in it. "Whoa," I said, "You need to stop!" Fortunately her father noticed and ran after her before any damage was done. (I have lots of breakable stuff in my booth.) Is this crazy kid Friday? Or bad parent Friday? I happened to talk to 2 sets of customers as I was leaving the building and they all were talking about how crazy the kids were today... and how their mothers were letting them be crazy. Talk about crazy.
I seriously thought about giving some money to that party of eight and telling them where the nearest McDonald's was.
Thanks for letting me vent.
Here's a question: What should you do when out-of-control children are making your time miserable?
Oh, and I just put up a new poll (upper right). Thanks for voting!!