Originally Posted by cobretti
They already do. Haven't you seen them freaking out on the floor at the grocery store? One of Satan's best weapons now is the whole "P.C" movement. Makes me puke.
I see them in the grocery, the movie theater and Denny's. I see them at the butcher and the fish monger and the roadside fruit stand.
I see them running rampant in the malls, carrying on so on the bus and I've had a few touch my hair as they hang over the train seat and pester me to tears. I see them screaming their way down the street and I see them in my nightmares.
They are all over the place; they remind me of the Bible. Usually, accompanied by clueless parents.
I am reminded of Revelation 9:3-10:
"Then from the smoke came children on the earth, and they were given power like the power of scorpions of the earth. They were told not to bother the people of the earth or any green plant or any tree, but only those people who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. They were allowed to torment them for five months, but not to kill them, and their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it stings someone. And in those days people will seek death and will not find it. They will long to die, but death will flee from them. In appearance the children were like horses prepared for battle: on their heads were what looked like crowns of gold; their faces were like human faces, ..."
However . . .
Is it really worse today than in times gone by?
I was quite the effervescent rascal in my day and I am sure I brought shame to my parents on more than a few occasions. And I do think the occasional non-familial adult have asked me to be quiet. I do know a smack on the arse set me on the straight and narrow path.
These days, ask a parent to control their obnoxious children can create problems as well.
Not sure if it is more people and younger parents or if we just think it is worse. Perhaps it is this: I am just to old and everything--as you know--bothers old people. I think with every passing decade, I grow increasingly intolerant. But that is my cross to carry 'till the end quietly arrives.
Regardless, I am a big proponent of child sized cages. On the other hand, a few parent sized cages are likely needed as well. Paint them in festive colors and add a dollar bill changer. The only problem is some parents will forget to claim their kids. Either legitimately or on purpose.