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'No screaming kids' allowed at Carolina Beach restaurant

Posted September 8, 2010

If your kids might scream, don't go to Olde Salty restaurant in Carolina Beach.

WRAL-TV reports that the restaurant has posted a sign that reads "screaming children will not be tolerated." Crying babies seem to be OK though, at least according to the owner. Watch the video for more details.

So would the sign make you more or less inclined to eat there?

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  • Jax is proud to be an American Sep 13, 2010

    I had gone to lunch the other day with my husband and there were 2 teenage girls sitting behind us. They were so bad that we wanted to leave. My 5 yr old behaves better than these two girls did. Then again, if my son was acting out I would take him to the bathroom or outside until he calmed down.

  • lorivalentine1 Sep 13, 2010

    That is a great sign.. Hopefully more resturants and other businesses will follow suit.
    It is very difficult to go any where these days without having some brat who starts a tantrum because they are not getting their way. Parents should be forced to parent their kids or take them out (and they get inconvienced) so every one else is not put in a position of having to deal with their obnoxious darlings..

  • oldrebel Sep 12, 2010

    More inclined.

  • rroutput Sep 12, 2010

    I look back at all the times I did something stupid, obnoxious and attention-getting when I was a child. Most of the times I did that, my parents were nearby and they disciplined me appropriately (sometimes verbally, sometimes physically with hand, belt or paddle). I was miffed at the time, but the older I got the more I respected the value of what they taught me -- that is consideration for anyone and everyone around me.

    I now believe that without their discipline, I would have probably felt empowered to screw up my life. Thanks to them I never took that route.

    I am now in a position of career success to not only thank them regularly for the diligent upbringing they gave me, but I look forward to repaying them by making sure they are as comfortable as possible and well taken care of as seniors.

    I guess hindsight really is 20/20. Don't be a lazy lacky, invest the time to discipline your kids. They WILL thank you later.

  • piratefan90 Sep 11, 2010

    sure, my little darling had his moments in public-but they were only moments because I was so conscious of offending anyone that we went outside right then. It only took a couple of times for him to learn that I was totally serious about behaving in public. Poor thing, he had a tough childhood because both his parents are teachers and were determined that he was NOT going to behave like some of our students. I always took books, puzzles and quiet things for him to do when we went places so that he wasn't bored and inclined to misbehave. I still take a book and crossword puzzles for ME to do when I'm bored so I won't be inclined to misbehave, either.

  • whymewhynot Sep 11, 2010

    Come on. How can you parent your children when they spend 80% of their waking hours being brought up by strangers.
    You wake them up at 7-8am dress them, maybe feed them. Strap them into their carseats, ditch them when an underpaid (possibly illegal) immigrant. Then you come back at 6 or 7pm to pick them up, hopefully already fed. Then you give them a bath & put them to bed.
    I'm sure you can cram a lot of parenting into 3 or 4 hours.

    You can tell yourself whatever you like to justify it but the rest of us know the truth.
    Why even bother having kids anyway? Really, what's the point of having a kid if you're only going to spend 40 hours a week with them?
    If your argument is that both parents have to work to make ends meet perhaps you can't afford to have children & shouldn't have had them in the first place?

    The fact that restaurants are having to ban misbehaving children speaks loud & clear about what a fantastic job you working moms are doing! Congrats.

  • CharmedLife Sep 11, 2010

    This is awesome, I do not want or like children. Just because you inconsiderate parents are used to the screaming and crying and can tune it out does not mean that we can.

    If your child is disturbing me, take that thing out. If you want to enjoy a night out, get a babysitter or take advantage of safe haven laws. Why do people feel the need to have a child? It is totally ok to not have children, seriously you people.
    Lickad
    GOLO member since June 16, 2010
    September 9, 2010 8:04 p.m

    I take your comment offensviely because guess what, you used to be a "thing", too. Who cares if you don't want/like kids? In that case, you can leave! Kids are EVERYWHERE, so get used to it, or at least learn to tolerate the situation. And to address your question about the need to have children...most normal human beings possess normal, natural tendencies to procreate. It's human instinct. But if you don't feel that need to procreate, then thank you!

  • CharmedLife Sep 11, 2010

    "what about all the crying, screaming & whining adults we have to put up with as well."

    Where do you eat that this is a problem?
    umop apisdn
    GOLO member since September 9, 2010
    September 9, 2010 9:42 a.m

    I've had the displeasure of bumping heads with an annoying "adult" (and I use that term loosely!) in an Applebee's. There's an answer to your question, sir/madame.

  • CharmedLife Sep 11, 2010

    Tammy13, what location of the Olive Garden was this?? I love that restuarant, but if they're gonna side with a rude person over a parent with a disabled child, I WILL NOT go to ANY of their locations and will make it known that they support rudeness and stupidity!!

  • CharmedLife Sep 11, 2010

    Kittiboo: you are clearly in the minority. Know this I have demanded that screaming kids and their parents be removed when they disturb me. I am paying for a meal that I want, and I decide the tenor and the environment around me. Keep your kid home and leave the rest of us alone. I am not required to tolerate you or your screaming, ill-mannered child. Get over yourself, so stay at home.

    Kudos the the Restaurant for this policy. We need many more here in the local Raleigh area as well.
    This was posted by DaveTonyNC.

    Mr. DaveTonyNC,
    As a parent, let me remind you that though we as parents do indeed teach our children that "hollering and nonsense" isn't tolerated at home, much less out in public, it still happens from time to time! And what about those kids whom are autistic or have some other medical condition that cannot help themselves? Are you discriminating against a human due to a medical condition? Isn't that a form of discrimination due to handicap, which lays ground for a la

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