This is the dumbest **** I have ever heard. Fellow passengers? Who are you and why should I care? I paid for my plane ticket just like you. You know going in there is a possibility of a child being on the plane and crying. You don't like it, alter your method of transportation, or just become more tolerable like a normal understanding human being. There is nothing that requires you to travel on a commercial plane.
It's becoming hard to tell which posts in this thread are serious, and which are just trolling.
Originally Posted by SSLByron
People do so much stupid **** around me that I'm just past the point where I waste my blood pressure on it. I find my way around them and get on with my life.
As a parent, I completely agree with the original post. I think the underlying issue is a society full of selfish people. Parents who simply don't care how their or their kid's attitude and actions impact other people.
I also think a compromise has to be made between both sides of the argument. Those easily irritated by kids in public need to build up some tolerance. At the same time, parents need to teach their kids how to act properly and politely in public. If I am in public and kids are running around with nearly zero supervision being rude to other people...I take issue. If I see a parent trying to keep their kids under control, explaining to them manners, exiting the place, etc... I appreciate it. I guess to put it simply, I respect parents who are being actual parents and I want nothing to do with those who got knocked up on accident at 17 and have a kid in tow "because they have to". One gets my patience, the other doesn't.