Before I get into today’s What Would You Do Wednesday I just want to take a moment and let Maria, quoted here: “Hi! My name is Maria and I am a fan of your husbands show Murdoch Mysteries. Someone in an FB posted a link to your blog and I decided to check it out. Don’t take this the wrong way or anything, I was reading some of your blog posts and you seem kinda full of yourself. Bye” know that I am in fact very full of myself. Why wouldn’t I be??? I’m a bad-ass, intelligent, kind, loving, witty, talented, mother, wife, friend, philanthropist, sister and daughter. I’m happy you noticed that after life did its best to take me out, I rose like a phoenix out of the ashes and am living my best, most blessed and fabulous life. I’m not sorry if that pisses you off Maria, but I am sorry that you thought that your opinion of me would change my opinion of me. So “Bye” to you indeed Maria.
Now, on to today’s WWYDW scenario:
You’re in a crowded restaurant during the lunch rush, you enter the busy dining room and nearly walk right into a small not even two year old child running through the restaurant. As the hostess tries to avoid tripping over the small child while taking you to your table you notice the mother is sitting, comfortably, not paying one iota’s worth of attention to her kid as they continue to run around the tables, and the waitstaff.
The hostess and I exchanged “can you believe some parents” dialogue, mine filled with expletives, hers not, because she was working. But it got me thinking, if you were a customer in a busy, crowded restaurant and witnessed a child running loose like it was on an outdoor playground would you:
a) ask the hostess, for the safety of the child, and all the employees to approach the mother and have her sit her child down in a chair?
b) speak to the child directly telling them to go sit in their seat?
c) approach the parent yourself and let them know your concerns for the safety of not only their child in the environment, but for the well being of all the servers as well?
d) do nothing?
As always I cannot wait to hear what you guys would do in this situation, I already know what I did do and will share it with you tomorrow!