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http://www.wect.com/Global/story.asp?S=13107715


CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WECT) - A restaurant in Carolina Beach is stirring up controversy over a couple of signs reading, "Screaming children will not be tolerated."
The owner of the Olde Salty restaurant, Brenda Armes, is tired of having her customers complain to her about children misbehaving and screaming when others are trying to enjoy a quiet meal.
Armes says the signs have worked.
"It has been a good thing for us," Armes said. "It has brought us in more customers than it has ever kept away."
Gary Gibson was dining at the restaurant for the first time and agrees with Armes.
"It's not very enjoyable when you hear a bunch of kids screaming. It's nice to see a sign like that up," Gibson said.
While many are for the rule, some families are against it.
"I've never seen a restaurant say, don't bring your screaming kids in here," said Ashley Heflin, who is a mom of two. "You can't help it if your kids scream."
Armes says that if a child is screaming, a restaurant employee will ask the parent to take them outside to calm down. They will not be asked to leave the restaurant for good.
"We want to attract the type of people that come in knowing they aren't going to have to sit behind a table with a bunch of screaming children," Armes said.
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Okay (I don't have kids) but I am there with my wife and little tykes and one of my little monsters start screaming mid-meal.

Asked to keep it down, go outside, etc but that only encourages my little bastard. Born from the daughter of Satan of course.

At what point am I asked to leave?

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My kids have always been trained that the minute they start that shit, we go outside until they calm down.

Then, they catch the hell when they get home.

I usually don't have a continuing problem.

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amerorig wrote: My kids have always been trained that the minute they start that shit, we go outside until they calm down.

Then, they catch the hell when they get home.

I usually don't have a continuing problem.
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If mine got to out of line it was called taking them to the van and they got their asses tore up. I never really had to to do that often, but mine knew if they showed out there were consequences.



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Road Warrior Yajuta wrote:
amerorig wrote: My kids have always been trained that the minute they start that shit, we go outside until they calm down.

Then, they catch the hell when they get home.

I usually don't have a continuing problem.
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If mine got to out of line it was called taking them to the van and they got their asses tore up. I never really had to to do that often, but mine knew if they showed out there were consequences.



I've never been big on whipping my kids. Nothing more than a swat or two. I have other methods to make life hell for them.

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beejmi wrote: Okay (I don't have kids) but I am there with my wife and little tykes and one of my little monsters start screaming mid-meal.

Asked to keep it down, go outside, etc but that only encourages my little bastard. Born from the daughter of Satan of course.

At what point am I asked to leave?


If you (the theoretical "you", not the actual you) have kids that start screaming mid-meal, it's almost always because that kind of behavior was tolerated by the asshole parents.

People with ill-behaving kids always want to flip the script and accuse people of hating children when it's mentioned that people normally enjoy not having their night out ruined by some screeching tykes. The truth is that when that happens, the thought most people get is "wow, what piss poor parenting skills".  Even worse is when you see parents (who seem to not have any clue at all how to deal with upset children) trying to placate the screaming by offering candy/toys/some other bribe. Way to  teach your kid that screaming in public will be rewarded with a bribe, Dr. Spock.

I never acted up in public, my parents made it clear what behavior was expected and what would happen if that didn't occur.



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I'm 90% with ya. Give them coupons for Chuck E Cheese on their way out.

Ever hear of the "terrible twos"? Kids really are unbelievable monsters at that age. Otherwise I'm with ya. Make the minimum dining age four years old.

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Just lace the kids drink with some benadryl and they'll conk right out.

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amerorig wrote: Road Warrior Yajuta wrote:
amerorig wrote: My kids have always been trained that the minute they start that shit, we go outside until they calm down.

Then, they catch the hell when they get home.

I usually don't have a continuing problem.
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This!
If mine got to out of line it was called taking them to the van and they got their asses tore up. I never really had to to do that often, but mine knew if they showed out there were consequences.



I've never been big on whipping my kids. Nothing more than a swat or two. I have other methods to make life hell for them.
Now that they are older I have other methods and couldn't tell you the last time they got spanked. Taking MP3 Players, Cel Phones, Computers, and Video Games coupled with manual labor get the point across just fine.



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beejmi wrote: I'm 90% with ya. Give them coupons for Chuck E Cheese on their way out.

Ever hear of the "terrible twos"? Kids really are unbelievable monsters at that age. Otherwise I'm with ya. Make the minimum dining age four years old.

My parents didn't take me any where until they were sure I knew how to shut the fuck up.



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Carly, my oldest, was awful when she was 2. We went to Hilton Head and could not eat in a restaurant with her. Fortunately, that was the last year of that. The little one is not like that at all. Thank god!



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This is one of those situations where during the time in your life when you don't have kids, you completely sympathize with that side, and then during the time in your life when you do have kids, you completely sympathize with the other side.  See also: unavoidable airplane travel, apartment life, etc.



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I was there on Sunday and we saw that sign and laughed about it then we heard some controversay over a sign saying that and wondered if it was the same place



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Heretic wrote:  See also: unavoidable airplane travel, apartment life, etc.

My worst experience along these lines was on a flight from LA to Atlanta.  The Woman sitting next to me had a little girl, 2 or so, who was hysterical the entire flight.  She could not have been more apologetic and explained her father had died suddenly the night before and they were rushing back to be there for her mother and knew her daughter was being annoying and probably too young to travel by air, but they were stuck by the situation.  THAT I totally understood.  Thank God for iPods.



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thunderbolt wrote: Heretic wrote:  See also: unavoidable airplane travel, apartment life, etc.

My worst experience along these lines was on a flight from LA to Atlanta.  The Woman sitting next to me had a little girl, 2 or so, who was hysterical the entire flight.  She could not have been more apologetic and explained her father had died suddenly the night before and they were rushing back to be there for her mother and knew her daughter was being annoying and probably too young to travel by air, but they were stuck by the situation.  THAT I totally understood.  Thank God for iPods.


This I could deal with and understand completely.

However, there is no "emergency" that involves someone bringing screaming youngin's to a nice resturant.



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