Some folks have no patience or tolerance. Yes, we all enjoy a moment of peace, some time to ourselves with family or friends. Eating out can meet that need for filling our bellies and giving us that private time.
Mothers with small babies need some me-time especially. They have every right to sit at a table with their little ones and relax. For Lucy Hatami, she was trying to enjoy her breakfast when her 8-month-old little man started crying. This was bound to happen. Lucy rarely ventured out with her son because she was concerned that this very thing would happen.
Sure, it’s embarrassing when babies cry and throw a tantrum, but that’s what children do. Sadly, some places have banned crying babies from their establishments because they’re considered disruptive to customers.
While eating breakfast with his father, one young man said something that earned him a boxing of his ears and a good talking to from his pops. It also won him respect from one grateful mother.
Lucy wrote about her experience at the restaurant. You can see her distress and panic as her son cries. To have someone at another table mutter something unkind added to her discomfort.
“That moment when your [sic] in a restaurant trying to have breakfast whilst your 8-month-old son is crying and a boy (early 20s) muttering, ‘I wish she’d shut that thing up!'”
“Before I could even respond, his dad comes up behind him clips him round the ear and says, ‘What and you think you were perfect? You were a right little sod.'”
“Now stop being a brat, go up there and apologize to her and offer to get her breakfast as she clearly has her hands full!”
Go, dad! You’re never too old to learn a valuable lesson. This smart-mouthed guy will hopefully think twice before complaining about any crying babies in front of his dad.
“So I got my buffet breakfast with waiter service along with a lovely coffee…”
“Thank you to that dad who even after 20 odd years still remembers the difficulty of being parents to babies!”
Lucy’s post went viral; it was liked and shared by thousands of mothers. If only all people weren’t afraid to teach each other a lesson in patience and respect.