Children Control

I was serving one day, and it was very quiet. On one of the tables was
a regular looking lady, a dad that looked like he came right from an
MC gang, and two kids around 6 and 8. After ordering, the kids went to
the playroom and made a lot of noise. You could hear the screaming in
the whole restaurant. Sometimes I could hear the dad swear at his
children, yelling stuff like “Shut the hell up”. They didn’t listen to
him.

After a few tries, he called for me and asked me if I couldn’t tell
them to “Shut the hell up”, in those exact words. I asked if I could
be creative, he said yes. I went into the playroom and got the kids
attention. Then I told them that whoever made the most noise was going
to be locked in the basement because I could only bear with one of
them. When I went out of the playroom, MC Dad was laughing really
hard.

In the end, the kids made almost no noise from then on, and I got a
nice tip.

- M

7 Comments

  • Kara Hoag

    November 23, 2010

    Oh my God. I wish I could tell children in my section that. The most I can do is passive aggressively bump into high chairs that are sticking too far out or loudly tell children in the isles that it’s dangerous for them to be there so that the parents hear me.

    karahoag.blogspot.com

  • Maria Rapalo

    January 8, 2012

    That tickled the hell out of me, Dad learned something in the process……Priceless.

  • MissKika

    May 18, 2012

    There was a sign up at a curling rink reading “Unattended children will be sold as slaves.” One of the best signs I have seen :)

  • Sasha

    January 30, 2013

    This is terrible. The only way the dad can control his kids is by verbally abusing them, and you go along with it? In fact, you were worse than the dad since you threatened them.
    And Kara Hoag, you are unbelievable. You purposely knock into high chairs with little kids in them? If kids misbehave it’s a lack of parenting, why are you taking it out on the kids? I’m sure you were a MODEL child who never cried, screamed, or got underfoot.

  • Catbell

    February 6, 2013

    Sasha, it looks like you spent all of January 30th scrolling through this blog and making annoying comments. I find you insufferable.

  • Robert

    February 7, 2013

    IDK Catbell…Sasha is so pathetic I actually kind of find it amusing.

  • Rasputin

    September 9, 2013

    This is why when parents ask me “You guys do so and so here right?” when it comes to unruly children unless it’s something likely to send the kids into hysterics I go along with it. I still remember that when we were little my parents used to tell me at this restaurant that we couldn’t go upstairs because the old lady up there would chop our heads off. I don’t know what we wanted to go up there for but I could picture heads coming down those stairs lol. the gate leading up there was always locked and still is locked.

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