Thursday, February 02, 2006

Some Children's Parents!

Oy! We had dinner at one of our favorite places last night, Celebration Restaurant. They serve great food, homestyle, and it's all you can eat. The food has been consistently excellent in the twenty-something years I've been going there. Last night, one of Tomcat's Masonic groups hosted the dinner in honor of Valentine's Day for the ladies (yes, I know, a little early, but that's okay!)

There were 16 people and we had a "private room," which, unfortunately, did not have a DOOR that we could CLOSE. About 20 feet away, in another room, these awful people had their two young boys whom they would not control. These kids, maybe four and three, were skuh-REEM-ing pretty much nonstop, to the point that we in the next room were have to shout to hear each other! Not only that, at various times they would be on the floor so that the waiter had to step over them. Not only that, at other times, they ran around the restaurant into other dining rooms. I saw the older boy stomping on a styrofoam to-go box until it was dead. It was unbelievable. The other diners in the place erupted into applause when they finally left.

The manager's response was, well it's a family restaurant. We did tell them to keep the children in their seats (uh, that didn't work, did it?). The group is supposed to meet again there next week, wives invited. I don't think so.

Is it just me, or do you think management should have asked them to leave?