Today's group is full of the most useless people on earth. If you see them enter an airplane, bus, movie theater, or a restaurant you quickly try and distance yourself from them. Today has been reserved for parents who don't control their kids. Honestly I am not sure if they don't try or just cant control them, but one way or another they are not doing it, and it pisses me off.
I'm not usually an advocate for violence, but if your devil offspring is kicking the back of my chair for the duration of my 5 hour flight from NY to LA, I don't care if you have to break his legs or hogtie him. You just need to find a to get him to stop before I do. Yes, that is a dirty glare that I'm giving you each time I turn around, I'd imagine by now you'd be used to them. Its not like he is an infant or frat boy that doesn't understand "no", "don't", or "stop", the kid is like 6 years old. If he fricken wants to make it to seven, stop him.
Then there are the parents that will leave their screaming kid in a movie or any sort of show, just so they (the parents) can watch it. No, I'm sorry, you gave up the right to enjoy your life when you decided to birth that little monster. I understand you paid $12 and want to finish it, so did I, and luckily I don't have kids, so get him the F out of here. Please :). You should have thought about how much you liked movies when you decided to not teach your kid how to behave. I have no problem calling you out, and making sure you know that everyone in the theater hates you. I've gotten quite good at it actually.
What about the douches who just let their kids wander around busy restaurants and other places of business. While they sit and talk to friends like it has now become the employees job to babysit. As some of you know I worked at a very very busy restaurant in Times Square for the past 4 years of my life (I'm not gonna tell you which one, but I will say we feature shrimp)... I can not tell you how many times these idiots would come running up to me with panic in their eyes, did you see (insert idiot kid name here)???... To which I'd usually just answer "no", but be thinking "hopefully they got snatched"... OK, I'm not that evil, but seriously if you are going to take your eyes off your spawn long enough for "it" to disappear here in Times Square maybe we should call child services, just to take that weight off your back. Or at least buy you one of those very attractive leashes for the thing.
I understand parenting can be hard (luckily not firsthand), but some of you aren't even trying. No means no, that's easy enough. No does not mean, if you get louder and louder then I will give in, because guess what, that's what they will do every time if they are successful. Kids are not that smart, they do what you teach them, haven't you heard of Pavlov's dog. When no, continues to not work, find a belt, a wooden spoon, or a hand, come on now. For those of you who are as sick of this as I am, here is the number for Child's Protective Services...(888) 21c-hild... Use it wisely.
PS. for the record I didn't even realize that was B. Spears when I first chose the picture. Shoulda known.