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I hate Starbucks. I hate children. I hate parents who think it's all about them.

So I'm quite conflicted about this story.

by Anonymousreply 9005/21/2013

Thiago??? There's a person named Thiago?

by Anonymousreply 105/13/2013

What's wrong with 'Thiago'? It's a common Portuguese name (Spanish: Diego; English: James).

by Anonymousreply 205/13/2013

I hate you and I hate your ASS FACES!

by Anonymousreply 305/13/2013

It's ugly. That's what R2.

by Anonymousreply 405/13/2013

I don't remember there being changing tables in public places when I was a kid in the '70s. How did our parents handle this scenario?

by Anonymousreply 505/13/2013

the management of the store and all of the clients present should be sent to prison and the store shut down and starbucks sued.

by Anonymousreply 605/14/2013

There was a time when parents didn't take children everywhere, R5. This couple could have gotten their drinks and taken the child home to change it.

by Anonymousreply 705/14/2013

The parents should have been arrested.

by Anonymousreply 805/14/2013

I would have kicked that dad's ass so hard, the bitch would be changing HIS diapers for the rest of his life.

by Anonymousreply 905/14/2013

I'm not at all conflicted about this story. It's unsanitary and disgusting to change soiled diapers in the dining area of an eating and drinking establishment.

Fuck these parents and their tantrum.

by Anonymousreply 1005/14/2013

OP, I remember when it was a major issue just to breast feed in public. Changing a child in public where food is being served and eaten is completely unsanitary. Obviously the parents don't care about anyone else's sensitivities. They should have quickly left and found a private place to change their child.

by Anonymousreply 1105/14/2013

Parents were absolutely wrong. Take the kid to your car and change them in the backseat. Ridiculous.

That dad is a fucking asshole.

by Anonymousreply 1205/14/2013

Don't shit where you eat.

by Anonymousreply 1305/14/2013

People used to bring their kids to places for kids. I have seen people bring babies at rock concerts, bars, coffee shops, and horror movies. I always thought it was for the protection of the child, but I guess inconvenience ofthe parent is considered more important now.

by Anonymousreply 1405/14/2013

They should have tasered that fucker and given the baby a little sample as well.

by Anonymousreply 1505/14/2013

That grande White Mocha couple got all Espresso and Steamed, so we went all Americano and called the cops.

by Anonymousreply 1605/14/2013

R17 I'm not the OP and I was a mother to a child once too and I would NEVER have changed a diaper in a place serving food. Take the kid to the car. Parents go too far these days.

by Anonymousreply 1805/14/2013

Why is it when when someone spawns, they develop this ridiculous sense of entitlement? At the very least that was a health code violation and he should have to pay a fine. Gross.

by Anonymousreply 1905/14/2013

[quote] Why is it when when someone spawns, they develop this ridiculous sense of entitlement?

Agreed. My mother wouldn't have taken us someplace like that when we were young.

Now mommy has to go everywhere and expects everyone to accommodate her every wish, whim and command. These women don't want children, they want accessories.

by Anonymousreply 2005/14/2013

[quote]They should have tasered that fucker and given the baby a little sample as well.

I love you.

by Anonymousreply 2105/14/2013

Of course the Starbucks' employees handled it incorrectly - they should have thrown the mother out on their ass rather than just sniggering at her. If she asked why, I'm sure there are a million health codes that cover the situation.

I can't believe the media is going with the "no changing table" angle, instead of the contamination of public eating spaces.

by Anonymousreply 2305/14/2013

I bet the couple will lawyer up and tried to make some money off of this--Starbucks should be standing by its employees not this horrible couple.

by Anonymousreply 2405/14/2013

[quote] it's Starbucks, not Per Se -- they should have a changing table in the establishment.

Or maybe you should just keep your spawn out of Starbucks and make your coffee at home.

by Anonymousreply 2605/14/2013

Why should Starbucks have baby-changing tables? Babies don't buy coffee!

by Anonymousreply 2705/14/2013

Total non-story.

by Anonymousreply 2805/14/2013

[R26]

Apologies if Starbucks is a special experience or treat for you. I personally consider it fast food, and by definition not some special adult only space.

by Anonymousreply 2905/14/2013

This is all pretty simple. If there's no changing tables in the bathrooms, do you know what that means? Babies NOT WELCOME. End of story.

by Anonymousreply 3005/14/2013

R17, I am female and child-free by choice. I'm also very considerate of other's needs for peace and quiet. On a very rare visit to Starbucks, I recently encountered a total brat who wouldn't stop hitting me and my laptop with a very, very long rubber sword. After complaining to the spawn's Mom, she said, "he wasn't hitting you or your laptop that hard." I responded that both of us are in very delicate condition. The brat then sat in the only empty sear; right next to me. Yes both I and other patrons quickly left. Starbucks' employees totally ignored the entire situation.

Calls to upper level management verified the attitude that Starbucks is a very public place and workers have a right to not get involved. If I was bothered or hurt, I should have just called the police.

by Anonymousreply 3105/14/2013

Sorry, but the second the father threw down the coffee, any sympathy he may have coming his way is gone.

by Anonymousreply 3205/14/2013

First of all, why was this family out on a "coffee run" with their 1-year-old at 10 PM? They should have had the kid home in bed.

But since they WERE there, they should have left and headed for their car to change the kid as soon as they realized there were no changing tables. At the very least, they should have been embarrassed and apologetic--not confrontational and totally obnoxious--when the Starbucks employee approached them with a rag. And though I hate Starbucks, I don't care if the employees were laughing at the couple and giving them attitude--wtf do you expect when you do something as disgusting, unsanitary, and antisocial as changing your kid's dirty diaper in a place that serves food?

by Anonymousreply 3305/14/2013

Starbucks employees are not paid well enough to intefere with totally created frau drama. That said, no changing tables, take the little shitter outside.

by Anonymousreply 3405/14/2013

R34, There are many employees who make a lot less than those at Starbucks, don't get any benefits, and still know that they must act responsibly. Plenty should never have kids, so don't expect common sense.

Starbucks management needs to improve their customer service training or go out of business. No excuses.

by Anonymousreply 3505/14/2013

Fatso entitled Mom was to lazy to simply do the diaper change in their vehicle.

by Anonymousreply 3605/14/2013

Oops - should be "too".

by Anonymousreply 3705/14/2013

Why do women feel so entitled because they popped out a kid?

by Anonymousreply 3805/14/2013

Obviously, it is not the responsibility for a place of business to be expected to provide fecal damage control as part of its normal routine. These entitled, misplaced, violent thugs needed to be arrested. And, yes, prosecuted. Startbucks backed down because of the claim the "employees laughed."

These people may be accustomed to smearing shit all over their filthy huts, but here in America we have a few standards left. And those standards include babyshitasses being taken outside.

Cunts.

by Anonymousreply 3905/14/2013

Hey, at least they didn't sit the little shit on a potty chair smack in the middle of the store!

by Anonymousreply 4005/14/2013

At least it wasn't one of those diaperless babies all the rage in Williamsburg!

by Anonymousreply 4105/14/2013

When did all these mommies and their double wides emigrate from the suburbs? The streets of NYC are full of them, and I've had it up to here already.

by Anonymousreply 4205/14/2013

[quote]These people may be accustomed to smearing shit all over their filthy huts, but here in America we have a few standards left.

The parents were Americans, freakshow--obviously, because no one but Americans would feel entitled to behave this way in a restaurant.

[quote]Starbucks management needs to improve their customer service training or go out of business.

What the hell do you think the employees were supposed to do differently, r35? I guess they could have asked the offending family to leave and called the cops immediately if they refused, but short of that, handing them a rag and telling them to clean up after themselves seems perfectly appropriate in this situation!

by Anonymousreply 4305/14/2013

R43, Seriously? Ask any other business in the USA where food is sold and eaten on the premises if they would have done the same thing, especially knowing that other very valuable customers were offended and their enjoyment of their already paid for food and drinks negatively affected. I would have very politely asked them to leave ASAP, and then called the police, citing the local Health Dept laws.

The exec assistant to Starbucks' owner advocated non-involvement in serious customer service issues, when I contacted him last month. Big mistake for a supposedly upscale coffee house.

by Anonymousreply 4405/14/2013

It should be noted we are only getting one side of this story. It's being told by a man who has already demonstrated he has anger issues, a huge sense of entitlement, is extremely insecure and behaves no better than that crotch dropping his wife cranked out.

by Anonymousreply 4505/14/2013

I take care of my sister's three kids quite a bit. When they were in diapers, I would ALWAYS take them out to the car to change them. Even if there is a changing table,table in the restroom, not many people deserve walking in to the sight of changing a baby shit diaper.

by Anonymousreply 4605/14/2013

Crap in public places leads to things like dysentery and typhoid. Yes, even entitled little babies have communicable diseases in their perfect little asses.

by Anonymousreply 4705/14/2013

That's nothing. I once had a woman plop her baby onto the service table on an international flight and change his diaper right there.

She was baffled by the hostile reactions.

by Anonymousreply 4805/14/2013

[quote]I would have very politely asked them to leave ASAP, and then called the police, citing the local Health Dept laws.

That is exactly what I suggested, r44. My only objection to your previous post was that I thought you were implying that the employees had not been accommodating enough toward the shitty diaper changers.

by Anonymousreply 4905/14/2013

R43, Again, it's Starbucks corporate policy to NOT GET INVOLVED. That's why the employees did everything wrong. I don't know of one successful legit business who would follow suit. Anyone think a crowded McDonald's would allow their employees to react the same way? Besides they have better coffee, especially for the price.

by Anonymousreply 5005/14/2013

In my city, the health laws forbid bringing dogs into places where food is offered for consumption, but don't address the issue of dirty diapers. Probably because the legislators never imagined that anyone would have to be told not to change a baby's diaper in a restaurant.

by Anonymousreply 5105/14/2013

Why did they have a small child out at 10 pm?

What ever. I guess that's what low class trash do

by Anonymousreply 5205/14/2013

[quote]Again, it's Starbucks corporate policy to NOT GET INVOLVED

Yes, dumb ass, I understand that, and though you are monumentally stupid and have reading comprehension problems, I agree with you that not getting involved in a situation like this is a bad policy and a disservice to other customers.

As I explained before, I merely questioned your initial post about poor customer service at Starbucks because I thought you felt that the shitty diaper parents (rather than the other customers present) had received poor service and should have been warmly welcomed to change the kid's diaper at their table.

Again, we are actually in agreement regarding Starbucks and the diaper situation.

by Anonymousreply 5305/14/2013

R52, Come to Vegas where it's the norm in some casinos to see babies falling asleep, some in their Moms' arms while gambling, some seemingly unsupervised in casino hallways in the middle of the night. Does it matter if it's illegal?

I can't exaggerate the flack Mr. Steve Wynn got for stating publicly that casinos are night clubs and should be relatively child-free.

by Anonymousreply 5405/14/2013

Whatever happened to common sense, good manners and consideration to others?

Revolting behavior indeed for a civilized society.

by Anonymousreply 5505/14/2013

[quote] Apologies if Starbucks is a special experience or treat for you. I personally consider it fast food, and by definition not some special adult only space.

By definition, coffee is an adult beverage. And here's a newsflash for you. CHILDREN do NOT need to go everywhere with you at all times. I'd think you all would be happy for time away from the little shits now and then.

And I don't go to Starbucks, so it's not a "special experience" for me.

by Anonymousreply 5605/14/2013

[quote]McDonald's would allow their employees to react the same way? Besides they have better coffee,

Anybody who would say that vile swill they sell at McDonald's is good obviously lives in a trailer, R50.

by Anonymousreply 5705/14/2013

[quote]McDonald's would allow their employees to react the same way? Besides they have better coffee,

Anybody who would say that vile swill they sell at McDonald's is good obviously lives in a trailer, R50.

by Anonymousreply 5805/14/2013

What R55 said. Those parents should have been humble and apologetic for being so unbelievably crass. They had a chance to apologize and didn't. Assholes.

by Anonymousreply 5905/14/2013

There really is a progressive lack of common sense and decorum in American society today.

Whether or not Starkbucks should have a changing room is besides the point. You don't change your 1 y/o child's diaper where food and beverage is consumed.

These people lack common courtesy and decency and yet they have the balls to contact the news media and act like victims.

The father tossed his drink on the floor out of anger? I think we can figure out who is the bigger baby.

by Anonymousreply 6005/14/2013

These people reek of entitlement, and both the mom and dad need to be cunt punted, hard.

by Anonymousreply 6105/14/2013

The first rule of civilized behavior is:

"Don't shit where you eat".

Seriously, it is, and those fucktard parents felt free to scatter e-coli all over a restaurant because the bathroom wasn't quite to their specifications.

by Anonymousreply 6205/14/2013

CUNTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 6305/14/2013

On a flight to LA some dumb brain dead 20something parents changed their kid in the center seat in their row. The plane reeked for 10 minutes. No one said a fucking words.

by Anonymousreply 6405/14/2013

The fact that they had their baby out that late to grab coffee tells me all I need to know. They should have arrested him.

by Anonymousreply 6505/14/2013

Actually the most deplorable thing in this piece was the fact that they staged the coffee throw-down in a NEWS STORY.

But the reporter does have a cute little ass @ 1:14.

by Anonymousreply 6605/15/2013

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

YUCK!

by Anonymousreply 6705/18/2013

Shit stinks, i hate it.

by Anonymousreply 6805/18/2013

Babies first!

by Anonymousreply 6905/18/2013

Loool R69!

Kewl

by Anonymousreply 7005/18/2013

Someone should break into that family's house while they're eating dinner and throw a dirty diaper on the table.

by Anonymousreply 7105/18/2013

Why couldn't this idiot change his kid's diaper on the floor in the restroom?

by Anonymousreply 7205/18/2013

bump

by Anonymousreply 7305/18/2013

[quote]frau drama

It was the father.

by Anonymousreply 7405/18/2013

From the video, this Starbucks is located in a suburban area which means they needed a car to get there, right?

I don't understand why the mother couldn't have taken the baby out to the car for a couple of minutes to change its diaper and then returned to the cafe. It would have been so much simpler and less embarrassing for them.

I don't understand this trend of handling private matters in public places. People who clip their toe nails on the subway. People who break up with their boyfriends on a cell phone in a store. People who fart or pick their nose at a restaurant.

Are these types of people just woefully anti-social???

by Anonymousreply 7505/18/2013

Herr drama, then.

by Anonymousreply 7605/18/2013

[quote]Actually the most deplorable thing in this piece was the fact that they staged the coffee throw-down in a NEWS STORY.

Without the visual aid, their viewers wouldn't have been able to understand what happened.

by Anonymousreply 7705/18/2013

r75, Americans are STUPID! People in their 20's and 30's are the "stupid generation" because their parents did EVERYTHING for them and now they are continuing the cycle.

by Anonymousreply 7805/18/2013

R75, So many today condemn others' behavior as being anti-social, and then do the same thing themselves because they just feel like it. Manners and consideration for others is no longer the norm. Want a thread for the absolute worst public behavior ever witnessed? I could truly lend many stories.

by Anonymousreply 7905/18/2013

OP described the USA today.

by Anonymousreply 8005/20/2013

So let me get this straight - they had to do what they had to do. Okay. It's disgusting but I can see that they weren't expecting the lack of a changing area in an establishment that is considered a family place. BUT...... they shouldn't be surprised someone said something.

So someone says something and because their feelings got hurt it turned into some altercation resulting in the cops being called? WTF?

by Anonymousreply 8105/20/2013

I've changed my baby's nappy in the backseat of my very small hatchback. I'd rather risk getting shit on my car seat than on a surface where people eat. Hepatitis A spreads fast, hits your liver hard and makes you really sick.

by Anonymousreply 8205/21/2013

R1/R4 epitomizes "idiot American".

by Anonymousreply 8305/21/2013

I can't believe Starbucks capitulated. I might boycott them just for that.

by Anonymousreply 8405/21/2013

[quote]From the video, this Starbucks is located in a suburban area which means they needed a car to get there, right?

They definitely had to drive. There's no residential areas near this shopping center, it's stuck in the middle of nowhere.

And the news station that staged the coffee spill used to be a good news station but not anymore.

by Anonymousreply 8505/21/2013

OP next time just post the story with the link.

They should have changed him in the car. These parents are entitled and just disrespectful of others around them.

by Anonymousreply 8605/21/2013

R86, uh, I did.

You're not making sense.

by Anonymousreply 8705/21/2013

I think R86 means to copy/paste the text body of the story along with the link, as is customary here.

by Anonymousreply 8805/21/2013

Then R86 should have explained that a simple task such as clicking on a link is beyond his skill set.

by Anonymousreply 8905/21/2013

TY R88. I didn't realize OP needed me to spell it out for his dumbass.

by Anonymousreply 9005/21/2013
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