I went to an independently-owned Mexican food family restaurant where my dad lives, with my two aunts who are visiting from out of state (my dad's health is declining to a rapid-progressing cardiovascular disease and is alone, my mom divorced him for another man 2 yrs ago), my brother his wife and my 4 y/o niece and 3 y/o nephew and my 4 y/o daughter and husband. Anyways the kids were doing pretty good but started to get a little rowdy as kids that age tend to get ( or kids any age lol, I work in junior high so I know how rowdy big kids can be too). There were other kids being loud etc., but I guess they in particular rubbed these two women in their 50s the wrong way. Anyways they were just kind of playing and started running behind our seats and I guess their seats, we stopped them but they would still get up and be kind of loud. I admit I was talking a lot to my aunts bc I rarely see them, as was my brother and his wife and my husband, and when they walked past us when they were done to use the restroom, they looked right at my dad who's obviously in a weakened condition as he is very thin with a greyish complexion and cane, and said, "too noisy, you guys". Why would they look right at my father? He happened to be right near the exit I guess as he wa son the end of the table but so was my aunt---I feel they said it to him bc he looked like the weakest who wouldn't say anything back---pretty pathetic of them if you ask me. Or maybe they thought he'd be more apologetic or understanding,b/c he's older or bc he's the patriarch oldest male.
Anyways my brother actually got up and said something back to them, "This is a family restaurant, if you don't want to be around kids, don't come here. And don't have the nerve to say stuff to us about our kids. Got anything else to say?" They were naturally intimidated as he's 6'3 and buff. He was defending my dad but also our kin.I'm one to ignore stuff, probably b/c of my smaller stature but secretly I admired my brother for defending us.
I resent them saying something b/c we were trying to have a nice meal with our family and some aunts whom we hardly see. And we weren't the ONLY ones with kids being "noisy". why'd they single us out? I guess cause we were nearest them. I admit I wasn't as disciplinary with my dd but that's b/c I was visiting my aunts. I feel they were rude and out of line. I know they were trying to enjoy their meal but still if they don't like it try to tune it out. I have been out as a person without kids and been on an adult/friend lunch date and been annoyed by loud kids and their families but I never confront them bc I think that's rude and I realize kids will be noisy sometimes it's just how they are.Also like my brother had said it's not a gourmet restaurant in the city, it's a family restaurant in a small town where my dad lives and there were plenty of other kids equally noisy. I have been out with my daughter acting just as 'noisy" at even nicer restaurants and no1 has said anything.
Anyways when they walked out we all said "have a nice day" sarcasticlaly to them and I then said "learn to like life a little".
on Mar. 9, 2013 at 9:39 PM