July Theme Of The Month: Great Timing!

Un-Sue-table Parenting

| IN, USA | Family & Kids, Wild & Unruly

(I walk out to the dining room and see a kid, about five years old, running on some of our booths. I walk up to the mother.)

Me: “Ma’am, please stop your kid from running on our booths. It’s not safe.”

Mother: “He’s just having fun.”

Me: “Ma’am, it’s not safe, and I’m asking you to stop your kid.”

Mother: “He’s just playing. He’s not going to get hurt.”

(This goes on for several minutes.)

Me: “Fine, then this is your disclaimer.” *turns to a regular customer* “You’re my witness.” *to the mother* “Ma’am, if your child falls and injures himself then we at [restaurant] hold no responsibility. We are not liable for any medical costs that may result in him injuring himself in our store.”

Mother: “You can’t do that.”

Me: “I have told you multiple times to stop your child from engaging in such dangerous activities and you have ignored me. Have a nice afternoon.”

(I turn and walk away.)

Mother: *to child* “Sit down now before you hurt yourself!”