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Old 08-12-2014, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Poway, CA
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Good for the restaurant. That's absolutely disgusting and inexcuseable. However, I do NOT agree with the idea that the restaurant 'should' have changing tables. A good idea? Perhaps, but 'should' as in 'they should be forced to'? No.

Mike
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Old 08-12-2014, 08:18 AM
 
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What an inconsiderate slob.

She left a review on Google for this restaurant stating that she did it because the girl at the counter was rude to her: "I would't have done that if she had not already treated me so rudely to begin with". She also said she did it because taking her kids to their minivan "would have been a hassle". Those two statements really tell you a lot about this woman. She comes across as lazy and entitled and apparently thought that shopping her story around to various media outlets would shame this small family-owned restaurant. I'm so tired of people using this tactic to expand their temper tantrums.

Restaurants are not required to install baby changing stations. They are a very nice luxury, but one that millions of parents did (and still do) without quite nicely without resorting to exposing fellow restaurant patrons to their infant's fecal business. Furthermore, I don't see anywhere that this restaurant is advertising itself as a family restaurant. She had several options available to her in order to handle this extremely common parent issue and the fact that she chose THIS option (along with its consequences) should not open up this restaurant's owners to bashing.
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Old 08-12-2014, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Somewhere
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Wow! That is disgusting! The restaurant did the right thing.

I also don't feel that restaurants have to have changing tables. When my children were babies I don't think any place had them and even if they did I wouldn't use those nasty things! I either took my babies to my car or changed them in a very private spot in their strollers!
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Old 08-12-2014, 10:54 AM
 
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Listening to the woman, one thing is apparent: She has no class.
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Old 08-12-2014, 01:52 PM
 
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i'm not watching a video. . but if it isn't against the law, it should be. Look changing at a table exposes the table to fecal matter, ecoli, etc. It is dangerous.

i'll change a baby in public, but not on a area that serves food . . .
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Old 08-12-2014, 03:11 PM
 
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She's filthy and seemed to act entitled.
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Old 08-12-2014, 03:29 PM
 
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Geeze who cares.. People are such germaphobes these days. In a chair on a changing pad alone with her kids. I mean was it a nasty diarrhea? Seriously, I don't get why this is a huge deal. Perfect, nah. I once had to change my baby in a doctors office waiting room when he had diarrhea from rotavirus (worst smell ever). Cleared out the waiting room but there was no other options (foreign country), but you do what you have to do sometimes.
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Old 08-12-2014, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Geneva, IL
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Geeze who cares.. People are such germaphobes these days. In a chair on a changing pad alone with her kids. I mean was it a nasty diarrhea? Seriously, I don't get why this is a huge deal. Perfect, nah. I once had to change my baby in a doctors office waiting room when he had diarrhea from rotavirus (worst smell ever). Cleared out the waiting room but there was no other options (foreign country), but you do what you have to do sometimes.
I grew up in one of the poorest countries in Africa, I have never, nor would I expect to ever, see a parent change a diaper at the table of a RESTAURANT.
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Old 08-12-2014, 03:39 PM
 
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Geeze who cares.. People are such germaphobes these days. In a chair on a changing pad alone with her kids. I mean was it a nasty diarrhea? Seriously, I don't get why this is a huge deal. Perfect, nah. I once had to change my baby in a doctors office waiting room when he had diarrhea from rotavirus (worst smell ever). Cleared out the waiting room but there was no other options (foreign country), but you do what you have to do sometimes.

Wow. Such casual indifference. She wasn't 'alone'. She was in a restaurant dining room during lunch.

There are reasons why the infant mortality rate used to be so high. Lack of sanitation was one of them.

The safety and comfort of patrons who paid for their food and the expectation of eating it in an odor-and-feces free dining room may not matter to you, but you are most certainly in the minority with that opinion.

Pee, poop, lilac-scented purple unicorns ... if it came out of your baby's nether regions, it doesn't belong in a restaurant dining room. Indifference to hygiene says a lot about a person.
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Old 08-12-2014, 03:48 PM
 
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Three cheers for the restaurant for giving them the boot.
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