Mistress MJ made 2 mistakes today:
1) Getting out of bed
2) Leaving the house
Whilst Mistress MJ was peacefully going about her business, purchasing a few items in a shop, a child was having a temper tantrum on the floor.
This went on for QUITE SOME TIME, with the mother standing nearby, yet ignoring him.
This is not the first time Mistress MJ has witnessed a parent letting a child carry on at an unreasonable decibel level in a public place. It seems to be the practice now of modern parents to let their children "get it out of their system" in public rather than hauling them outside so that we do not have to hear them.
Mistress MJ agrees with a shopping centre in Sydney, Australia that has taken measures to to prevent parents from letting their children run amok in the food court and "scream at the highest decibels." They put up a sign following complaints from shoppers that out-of-control children were ruining their experience. The sign, from centre management, reads: "Stop! Parents please be considerate of other customers using the food court. Screaming children will not be tolerated in the centre."
I should have stayed in bed playing show tunes.
*awaits hate mail from mommy bloggers*