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Yea or Nay: Screaming children in restaurants

September 9, 2010 | 12:24 pm

No one wants to hear a screaming kid while they're trying to eat.

But a North Carolina restaurant is trying to do something about it: The Olde Salty restaurant has put up a sign that says, “Screaming Children Will NOT Be Tolerated!”

It's an understatement to say that controversy has followed. This MSNBC report does a good job of breaking it all down.

Personally, I think "misbehaving" children are more of a problem than screaming children: If a kid is screaming, doesn't that suggest that something might be seriously wrong? But what do you think? Should more restaurants follow suit? Or should we all cut the parents a break, and maybe even offer to help out in some way?

Either way, the next time we roll our eyes at a screaming kid we should remember that we were all screaming children at some point.

-- Rene Lynch
Twitter.com / renelynch