A while ago, I heard about a few restaurants that were banning children during certain hours of the day, due to noise and mess issues. I didn't really give it much thought at the time, mostly because they weren't in my area, but also because at that point, we only went to a very small number of restaurants that had kids menus. And then, on a parenting Facebook group I belong to, a mother posted a picture of a sign at one such restaurant much closer to home.
The sign was phrased pretty poorly, arguably even rudely, but the point was the same- children who make loud noises were not welcome in that restaurant. The picture stirred up some emotions among the group with many parents questioning whether it was legal or if it was considered a form of discrimination. I thought that the reaction was interesting, though I found that disagreed with many of the comments.
Frankly, I really have no problem with it, nor am I offended by the concept. And I don't feel discriminated against.
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