Why do people take young children places that are clearly not "kid friendly" then complain? (not restaurant related!)
This weekend my DH and I attended a concert that was clearly referred to as a "Field Party", sponsored by a popular beer company, and the headliner band's name clearly refers to pot smoking and most of their songs mention drinking or smoking. Looking at pictures from past events, you can clearly see it is an adult oriented, drinking/smoking type of event.
No, it was not restricted to an 18 or over event, but, as I said, it clearly is adult oriented. It didn't even start until dark.
I cannot believe how many people bought their young children (by this I mean under the age of 5) then complained about people drinking and smoking (whether it was cigarettes or other) around their children.
There was one family in particular that were making a scene. They had 3 pre-school/toddler aged children with them. They wanted to stay right in the middle of the crowd around the stage, but were yelling at people about their smoking and drinking. They were allowing these kids to run around and run into people that clearly had a cup of beer and/or were smoking, then would yell at people for tripping over their kids, spilling beer, getting smoke near them, etc. They weren't the only ones, but they were the worst. Most of the families seemed to get the idea after a while and moved to the outer edges of the field, but this one, they were bound and determined that they were going to make all those nasty smokers and drunks stay the hell away from them. Yes, I clearly heard them say it.
Seriously, there is a time and place for kids. This wasn't one of them!