Leaving Your Screaming Fetus At Home

by Gabriel Hummel on September 7, 2010

Screaming children not tolerated in North Carolina

What do you get when you mix a BBQ shop with an owner who is tired of their restaurant causing any further bleeding of their eardrums?

Welcome to Olde Salty in Carolina Beach, North Carolina.

Obviously some parents are pissed that they have to wrangle their kids in, one lady even commented that, ‘You can’t help it if your kids scream.”

I can’t help it if I drop kick your son, so I guess we are at an impasse?

Bottom line is that the owner said that screaming kids and their non-challant parents will not be thrown out of the restaurant ala some roided out bouncer of doom, but rather asked calmly to step outside until the little ones have ample time to settle down.

That’s more than reasonable in my opinion

Honestly I am as easy going of a dining patron as any diehard Grateful Dead fan. Though, at times its hard enough at times to yell at your dining partner with most restaurants having a feeling of a Ozzie Osborne concert right after he bites the head off some bat, I often prefer to not add screaming children to the mix as well.

Duct taping childrens mouths everywhere


{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Iron Chef Shellie September 8, 2010 at 3:24 am

LOL!! I know a few people that would love to dine there as they hate screaming kids whilst they are eating. I’m sure it will all be different once they have feral screaming children themselves 😛


Gabriel Hummel September 8, 2010 at 2:55 pm

@Iron Chef Shellie

Feral? Now I feel as if werewolves are going to start frequenting my favorite eateries. Clearly we need to get some silver bullets and fend of our foodie lives.


Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella September 8, 2010 at 11:56 am

I really do appreciate it when parents can keep their children well behaved 🙂


Gabriel Hummel September 8, 2010 at 2:56 pm


Worst case scenario that parents throw them on one of those leash apparatuses and keep them outside with the werewolves Shellie mentioned.


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