Woman left an aggressive note on a restaurant window that read, “children should be seen and not heard”.
UK mother Danielle Styles, 25, was visiting her local Harvester restaurant in Gravesend with her sister, her friend and their four children, all of whom are aged under two.
A couple at the next table clearly weren’t too happy to find out that while they ate their meal, toddlers would be playing around them.
Written on a napkin, Ms Styles said she was “disgusted and upset” by the handwritten note that was held up against the window of the restaurant as the woman left, shares The Mirror.
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“It was shocking to be honest, I still can’t believe it,” Ms Styles told The Mirror.
“I think it’s disgusting how someone can say that about four innocent babies.
“We were angry and upset that someone would write that about our kids. My eldest son was asleep in the pram and he woke up crying – every child cries.”
“But I think that’s what started the woman off, she was not happy.”
The full-time mum said her sister noticed the note first and when she looked around, the woman and the man she was with had run off to their car.
“My sister and I went out to see if we could talk to them but they drove off laughing and waving,” Danielle told.
“They are innocent little babies, they should not be spoken to like that at all.
“They are loving with each other and were just playing. When they were running around there was no one sitting where we were.”
“They didn’t go anywhere near the woman so I don’t understand what the issue was.
“It’s the Easter holidays, what would you expect.”
Ban kids in restaurants
RECENTLY a North Carolina restaurant’s banned children 5 and younger. They have noticed a big spike in diners since.
Since banning young children, Caruso’s, described as an upscale Italian restaurant in Mooresville, North Carolina, has seen reservations increase from 50 to 80 daily.
Caruso’s recently adopted the policy after owner and father-of-two Pasquale Caruso said too many crying, screaming and misbehaving children had brought complaints from customers.
He told the Mooresville Tribune he was beginning to lose money and customers.
Should people be more tolerant of families? Or do more restaurants need to set some strict rules?
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