What would you have done if this was on your hotel door?
I saw this on FB earlier. A woman saw this on a door at the Marriott and took it down before the parents saw it. I would have been irate if I got a note like this.
I know etiquette is hard.
So is life.
Being a parent adds a new level to that.
A friend sent this to me. She was staying at a hotel and saw this on a stranger's door and ripped it off before they saw it. This stranger had kids that were apparently crying or screaming during the night.
I get it. NO ONE likes being next to crying kids in a hotel. Or a plane. Or a restaurant. Crying SUCKS.
But STOP for a second. Put yourselves in the parents' shoes. They're stressed-out. Their kid is upset. They're aggravated and also worried about everyone else around them. It sucks for EVERYONE involved. Parent-shaming after a night of a crying child is the last thing anyone needs.
Instead of being passive-aggressive or bitching, offer help. Offer a hand. It won't hurt. If they don't need it or won't accept it, great. You did what you could.
Just offer help instead of complaining. Coming from a place of being positive helps. A. Lot.
Just to be clear, this was about children and not loud sex.