Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Don't Be An Asshole

Life's hard. Days are long. So when you go on vacation, the last thing you want to do is deal with other people's crap.

So, Mr. Oregon Ducks Guy, I can understand that a toddler isn't in your wheelhouse when eating out at a restaurant on your vacation. They can be loud. They can be busy. And lord knows they can be messy. Hell, said toddler is mine and let's be honest....even I don't want to be out at a restaurant with him.

But let's be clear. That's no reason to be an asshole. And that's most certainly what you were.

The next time you think combatting a toddler's loud babble and kissing noises a few tables over with an even louder demand to "SHUT HIM UP I'M TRYING TO EAT!", I'd like you to recognize the irony of your outburst. Maybe it's a big assumption to think a grown adult has self-control over one's actions, but common sense leads me to believe only one of the offending parties should have any concept of social norms.

Here's a tip for you -- if you don't want anything loud around you at a restaurant, don't go to a pub that willingly serves chocolate milk for the kids, shots for the adults and has live music. Ask to get a new table if you can't handle it. Or better yet, go to a restaurant where quiet ambiance is expected.

There was only one person in that restaurant that deserved to get yelled at, and it certainly wasn't Charlie. In fact, one of the people at your table should've grabbed you by the ear and hauled you out to the car to wait until everyone else was done eating. I would've done that had my child acted that that way. 

I have never before called a complete stranger an asshole to their face, but rest assured, I have no regrets about doing so to you. I just hope I don't have to again because I'll have had a lot more time to think about my profanity-laced tirade.

Oh...and just so you know, the Oregon Ducks uniforms are ugly.

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