Should kids be banned from most restaurants/planes?
- Yes, but not my kids.
I hate kids. They are smelly. They are ugly.
And most of all, they are noisy.
I was in Tao Yuan and I happened to become hungry. Being a day yielding pathetic weather I decided to go into a hot pot shop to enjoy a nice meal.
However, no sooner had I sat down when a family with a couple of 1 or 2 year olds came in.
As soon as they sat down the children started to cry - that piercing shrill that actually hurts your ears and cracks china.
But the parents just sat there talking, not paying attention to their screaming children.
Now I would be lying if I said this was purely a Taiwanese problem as it happens everywhere, particularly where long haul flights are concerned.
So I have some proposals:
1): Kids under 5 should be banned from all restaurants.
2): Kids under 7 should be banned from passenger aircraft. Provision will be made for children to fly in cargo aircraft in a special noise poof container so that they comply with international airport noise abatement regulations. They will face a mandatory 6 month quarrantine session at destination.
3): Children should not be allowed to travel on passenger trains (or any public transport). Special frieght trains will be provided, again with noise proof containers.
4): All children should be in bed asleep by 1730. Any child not complying will be taken away and sold to extra terrestrials.
Now I’m only half serious, but children can ruin a good meal, a long flight or even a holiday. I think parents who take their kids on a plane on vacation should be shot for being stupid. Generally, children in public places such as restaurants and busses are a complete nuisance and are more of a disturbance than dogs and people who smoke.
I’m at home with a headache now, completely pissed off.