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The Vexed Question Of Children In Restaurants

by | 15th, January 2014

Young Taiwanese children sit on western style toilets as they enjoy ice-cream served in a miniature Asian squat toilets at Marton, Taiwan's most recent hit theme restaurant, (named after the Chinese word Matong, meaning toilet), Sunday, May 29, 2005, in Taiwan's southern port city of Khaohsiung. The restaurant's toilet theme has become so popular serving light meals and ice-cream treats in western and Asian style toilets, the owner Eric Wang, 26, has opened a second branch just seven months after the first. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)


MY response to this appalling worry of modern life is that I’m just fine with children in restaurants although I will admit to preferring them boiled rather than fried. This isn’t quite how a Guardian writer called Ben Pobji sees things of course: he is insisting that he should be able to inflict his snotnoses on you :

Fine, say the kiddie-banners. Then hire a babysitter. Go out without the kids. Excellent. But guess what? Sometimes you can’t get a babysitter. Sometimes life happens and you’re stuck holding the nappies. But more than this sometimes, believe it or not, we want to take our children to a nice restaurant. We all know that in general parenthood is a lifelong struggle to avoid spending time with the

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