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McDain's Restaurant in Pennsylvania has started a new policy that will ban all children under the age of six. The restaurant's owner, Mike "My Hero" Vuick, states that the rule is made because kids have disturbed other patrons with their loud, uncontrollable behavior. [HuffingtonPost]
At least one of my be-kidded friends said that this was "horrible" and "unconstitutional". To be fair, another looked at her kid in his Spider-Man jammies yelling and fighting a tree at three in the afternoon, "I get it." As a librarian, former restaurant employee, and childless dude who likes to drink without little eyes judging me, I fully agree.
In fact, I would like to push this for libraries. No, not ban kids out right. I would keep them in their place, the children's department. You want kids on computers? Put computers where their books and materials are. You want kids to not read adult materials? Make'um stick to the area with the kid's books. You want to use the library for serious means? Bring a friend to watch your kid in the damn children's department.
I may have gotten too worked up about this. I like kids. Just not while I'm eating, working, researching, playing Angry Birds, breathing, and/or getting my drink on.