At The Weekly Standard , Jonathan V. Last examines the culture of childless adults . Last mentions a Washington Post story about “altercations between parents, who bring their children, and childless adults, who bring their dogs, to play in the [Capitol Hills Lincoln Park].”
Here are some of the comments the Post article received from the militantly childfree adults:
CAC2: keep your nasty little snotty kid away from me, PLEASE!!!! Do not let your stickly offspring rush up to me in Whole Foods and grab my $250 Ralph Lauren silk skirt with its grubby, crusty hands. One of the benefits of not having children is not having to wear the Mommy Wardrobe. Do not make those of us who are not forced into wash and wear to pay extra for the dry cleaner to remove child goo. Do not allow your offspring to lean over the seat of a restaurant and try to initiate conversation with me when I am enjoying a meal with friends
graylandgal: I wont make any apologies: I hate kids, especially babies. If parents cant afford or locate a sitter, then stay home. I am bloody sick of having my feet and Achilles tendon rammed by knobby-tired strollers the size of Smart Cars; I am bitter about extortion for baby showers, christening gift, etc., for droolers who wont thank me now any more than they will when graduation extortions start; I am nauseated by the stench of dirty diapers changed in public areas because a lazy-ass parent wont adjourn to a restroom I am tired of friends dragging their hyper-active germ-spreaders to my antiques- and breakable-filled home for events clearly meant for grown-ups because, gee, everybody thinks theyre SO cute; and I weary of replying hi 467 times to a toddler who hangs over the back of an adjoining restaurant booth because the parents wont make it sit down and shut up. Bitter? You bet. .??.??. My parents did not inflict me on society until I developed continence, self-ambulation, and social skills.
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(Via: Mere Comments )