I don't see how this is news.
From reading the comments the cafe seems child friendly but yes there is a line. Just because I have a child doesn't mean I have the right to have him/her scream down a room where other people have paid to relax/have a chat/enjoy a break in their day.
Get a take away cup or take your child outside to calm them down. Yes mums deserve a break and a coffee in a nice place (other than the lounge room) but honestly choose a time when your kid's a little more likely to be pleasant!
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The cafe owner is an idiot and has probably just lost himself a massive amount of business considering how many parents have now read this article absolute moron. I'm sure he feels about 2 feet tall at the moment though so I do feel a spec of sympathy for him I guess.
Really hope the bubby and mummy are OK
Well if the mother feels so hard done by, guess we'll wait for the outcome of her complaint to the Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission.
Oh wait, she hasn't made a complaint! Wonder why?
If he can't cope with a upset customer he shouldn't be in the cafe business.
LOL, has anyone read the comments under the article?? yuppies haha!!
haven't read responses, but it's the Leader who are owned by fairfax, so i don't believe a word they print especially about touchy subjects such as this one.
i kind of wonder if it was a bit of knee-jerk reaction by the cafe owner - he says at the end of the article that he's had to put up with kids running around knocking things off tables etc so he 'had to draw the line somewhere' - i wonder if maybe he's been stewing over the issue for days/months and this mother and her crying child was just the final straw for him and he overreacted? it seems harsh to kick out a child who's only crying, if he's had kids there in the past doing much worse.
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