Letters to the Editor

September 1, 2014

Russell Catania: Inconsiderate chaos

Why are so many people so inconsiderate of others? A Texas woman recently decided to change her baby’s diaper on a chair in the dining area of a pizzeria restaurant. She said there was no changing table in the restroom, and she didn’t want to walk out to her van to do it.

Why are so many people so inconsiderate of others? A Texas woman recently decided to change her baby’s diaper on a chair in the dining area of a pizzeria restaurant. She said there was no changing table in the restroom, and she didn’t want to walk out to her van to do it.

A woman in a restaurant in Oregon was breastfeeding her baby and was asked to just cover up a bit. She was asked only to make it a little more discreet, as there were other families with children there. In a later protest at the same restaurant, dozens of mothers held a “nurse-in.”

My wife and I and two other couples were at a restaurant in Garner recently, and at the next table was a family of six, two of whom were unruly and screaming children who appeared under 4 years old.

Everybody seems to want to do whatever they want with absolutely no regard for others, especially in a restaurant situation. Where is the civility and consideration of others that used to exist years ago?

Russell Catania

Apex

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