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    Argh- stupid people

    I was at our college play last night, and not one, but three different people thought it would be a great idea to bring their 8 month old kids to it. Granted, our college is tiny and most of the "actors" had never acted prior to this, but it wasn't childrens theater. Are people getting more rude and arrogant, or has it always been this way?

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    As a parent it isn't always a choice to have your kid with you or not. There are times when you just have to try and live you life normally, sometimes this mean bring your child along. I'm more understanding with the parents with kids (with in reason), then I am when people leave their cell phone ringer on, or the people that get up and yell at the screen to during a movie.
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    Take duct tape and WD-40 next time.

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    I can understand trying to live a normal life with children, but when you're forcing other theater patrons to listen to your howling kids, maybe it's time to leave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    I can understand trying to live a normal life with children, but when you're forcing other theater patrons to listen to your howling kids, maybe it's time to leave.
    +1

    Nothing has changed since my little ones were in the yowling stage, but I still think it's still rude to not leave the theater. I typically either found a sitter in the first place or didn't go.
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    As a parent with children, you sometimes have to make a choice to go to a function or not. For instance—you don't bring a baby or small child to a fine(er) restaurant (or, if I had my way—any restaurant, but yes, I have done it when I was feeling lucky). Certainly not to a play. Let's say you're on vacation. You're bringing your child to a restaurant. If the child starts crying or whatever, you take them out immediately, until they're feeling better or at least no longer causing a disturbance. If it continues after I've brought them back in—I'm done. I've done it before. It's unfair to everyone else to have to put up with that kind of thing. Too bad for me and my wife's dinner plans, but hey, it's unacceptable. I've only gambled with a child at dinner in the lower-end sort of establishments. Places where they might actually have highchairs.

    And yes, I'm all over cell phone rudeness. In a big way. Somebody tell me about the importance of text messaging. Drives me nuts. And if I'm with someone who is receiving them (and they never get just one), I'll let' em know how I feel about it. It's discourteous and if they have some overpowering need to communicate with someone, then call them the hell up and get it over with.
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    Attending theater is not normal behavior.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    I was at our college play last night, and not one, but three different people thought it would be a great idea to bring their 8 month old kids to it. Granted, our college is tiny and most of the "actors" had never acted prior to this, but it wasn't childrens theater. Are people getting more rude and arrogant, or has it always been this way?
    People are more rude and arrogant and inconsiderate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hos13 View Post
    As a parent it isn't always a choice to have your kid with you or not. There are times when you just have to try and live you life normally, sometimes this mean bring your child along.
    I don't want to sound harsh, but that applies to such things as grocery stores and public transit, NOT theatre events. Living life normally with a child means taking into account that some situations are not appropriate for children, and it's not at all the same as "livng life normally" pre-child.

    I am not saying that children should be absolutely barred from restaurants and theatres - maybe the kids *will* sleep quietly, and that's fine - but the parents need to be aware of the potential for problems, and be willing to leave if necessary.

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    Duct tape and WD 40 sounds like something for an adult oriented party...


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    I really do think some people do not consider the impact that children will have on their social lives. While kids should not be barred from being brought along to social events (dining out, theater, shopping, etc), parents need to realize that they're the ones that need to HTFU and be responsible for making an honest attempt at minimizing disturbances to the people around rather than expecting other people to HTFU to having children around.

    If a parent gets up immediately to say take a crying baby outside, most people will be completely understanding of the situation. Hey, it happens, it's a part of life. On the other hand of the parents just sit there and do nothing (or next to nothing), there's going to be alot of less-than-thrilled people around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buglady View Post
    I don't want to sound harsh, but that applies to such things as grocery stores and public transit, NOT theatre events. Living life normally with a child means taking into account that some situations are not appropriate for children, and it's not at all the same as "livng life normally" pre-child.

    I am not saying that children should be absolutely barred from restaurants and theatres - maybe the kids *will* sleep quietly, and that's fine - but the parents need to be aware of the potential for problems, and be willing to leave if necessary.
    Well I don't know what business the parents had being at the show. Perhaps they had another child or family member in the show, I also said with in reason. Example, I went to a Dallas Maverick basketball game a few weeks ago, a mother had to keep getting up in front of me because of her child, it just happened to be Mark Cubans wife and daughter, I got over it.


    To the OP yes I think people are getting less and less considerate, it gets worse when kids show up without their parents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    I can understand trying to live a normal life with children, but when you're forcing other theater patrons to listen to your howling kids, maybe it's time to leave.
    I agree, parents should be aware of this some are some are not.
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    Sigh...it's incredibly rude to interrupt a play in any way--be it cellphone, excessive commenting to seatmate or not hushing up squalling kids. It's disruptive to both the actors on stage and the viewers. Kids are a part of life, yes, but for the sake of sanity, try the best to keep them in line when in public (and in private too, to practice for when they're around others.
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    Maybe the kids have better taste in theatre than you and recognized the college production as rubbish?

    In the theater I used to work at we had a booth we pumped audio into for people with crying/disruptive children. It was great to have a place you could tell people to go so they could be polite but not miss out.
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    I like to interact with the actors. I divide them mentally into teams and then go to work cheering on the home team for putting up the good fight. The visitors get heckled mercilessly. I often bring an air horn or clappers and my big foam #1 finger. That said, I would never bring my kids to a play.





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