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Old 08-15-2014, 12:15 AM
 
Location: The analog world
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So inappropriate, although I do think the restaurant owners contributed to the situation by not providing a changing station. I strongly suggest they install a fold-down unit in their restroom ASAP. Really, now, no changing facility in a family restaurant? Come on.
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Old 08-15-2014, 04:19 AM
 
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I came to the conclusion that some nicer places don't want to encourage people to bring small children.
I suspect this is true. Diaper changing is just a small part of this picture.

Children generally require a fair amount of staff attention and add little to the bill. Parents often ask for crackers, etc. which the kids promptly smash and pitch all over the place. Their high chairs stick out into the path servers need to navigate with armloads of plates. Some foollsh folks even let the wee wander around, causing havoc with the servers.

Then there is all the noise that annoys the other customers.

Tina Fey does a great rif on how she applied for a waitress job but didn't get it when she said the best part of working in a restaurant was all the wonderful kids. The interviewer knew she was full of it.

When we were in Europe, we noticed more dogs out to dinner than kids.
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Old 08-15-2014, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Austin TX
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I've seen several people here refer to this particular restaurant as a "family restaurant". Where did you see this restaurant advertised or reported as such? I haven't seen anything about this restaurant purporting to cater to families. It's a small strip mall eatery with one unisex bathroom for it's patrons. A fold-down changing table is definitely a great idea, but the fact that they didn't have one is not surprising given the size of the establishment.
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Old 08-15-2014, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Tacky family. Very gross.
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Old 08-15-2014, 10:29 AM
 
Location: The analog world
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I've seen several people here refer to this particular restaurant as a "family restaurant". Where did you see this restaurant advertised or reported as such? I haven't seen anything about this restaurant purporting to cater to families. It's a small strip mall eatery with one unisex bathroom for it's patrons. A fold-down changing table is definitely a great idea, but the fact that they didn't have one is not surprising given the size of the establishment.
I may have jumped to conclusions, but it's a pretty safe bet that a pizzeria would attract families with children in tow.
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Old 08-15-2014, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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People should be able to change diapers anywhere diapers need to be changed!! Parenting is a full time job, and a baby's needs trumps people's petty objections to human nature. If you don't like kids, or being around kids frequent adult only establishments, problem solved!

Whoa...so it is A-OK with you if someone changes their baby's smelly diaper on the seat next to you:

On an airplane?

On a bus?

On the subway?

On a ride at Disneyland?

In a movie theater?

In a dentist's waiting room?

Seriously...anywhere?
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Old 08-15-2014, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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I may have jumped to conclusions, but it's a pretty safe bet that a pizzeria would attract families with children in tow.

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Old 08-15-2014, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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I wouldn't expect a woman to breastfeed in a bathroom, and I don't want a stinky diaper changed in a place where I am eating either.
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Old 08-15-2014, 03:34 PM
 
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When we were in Europe, we noticed more dogs out to dinner than kids.
You would notice the same thing in Seattle -- more dogs than kids!
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Old 08-15-2014, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Kenmore NY
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Whoa...so it is A-OK with you if someone changes their baby's smelly diaper on the seat next to you:

On an airplane?

On a bus?

On the subway?

On a ride at Disneyland?

In a movie theater?

In a dentist's waiting room?

Seriously...anywhere?
Of course discretion should be used, but most normal parents should be able to change a diaper, say for example in a restaurant booth, without anybody adjoining barely noticing, if at all. I suspect anybody complaining about somebody near them changing a diaper is being a little too nosy or just doesn't care for kids. It's actually appauling to think that a grown man or woman would object to somebaody changing a diaper near them, how sick. Actually all of the places you listed, one could easily change a baby's diaper without offending anybody near them, of course I can't imagine a scenario where any normal parent would have an infant in a movie theatre, or a ride at disneyland, but the other places you mentioned, um ....yeah
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