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Madi's*Mama Due November 2; 1 child; Holland, Michigan 7391 posts
16th Nov '12

Correct me if I'm wrong but it sounds like the Starbucks is inside Safeway (we don't have a Safeway but I think it's a grocery store, right?). While in a normal coffee shop you tend to have the quiet atmosphere..ones in grocery stores are not the same. And even with going slow it doesn't take THAT long to make a coffee so I highly doubt her kids were crying long enough to be seriously annoying and need to be taken outside. There are loud kids at grocery stores, if you don't want to hear loud kids don't work/go to a grocery store or any kiosk in a grocery store.

Zeke's Mama Due September 26; 1 child; Pensacola, Florida 5200 posts
status 16th Nov '12

While her comment was inappropriate, you're child was screaming. A little consideration for others would be nice.

user banned California 36390 posts
16th Nov '12
Quoting Just Ames:" On average a cup is what, $6 ? You're being dramatic. It's not a ton of money here. And yeah, I'd f**king ... [snip!] ... to have a talk or hell, even the restroom she instead puts the entire blame on the "old lady" working behind the counter. "


That part was shitty, sure but $6 is a lot of money for a cup of coffee.

JessCleavage 3 kids; Hooker, Oklahoma 20598 posts
16th Nov '12

Sounds like you need to learn some respect for other people. No other person in Starbucks wants to listen to your kids scream because you NEEDED that coffee......go home and make some coffee if you needed it that bad. I have a 13 yr old, a 3 1/2 yr old and one on the way and I absolutely cannot f**king stand when people stand in the middle of an eatery of any sort and let their kids just whine and cry and scream. If that was my child and I knew she was tired or would be getting to the point she was going to act up I would have had that coffee that I absolutely NEEDED at home, simply out of respect for others.

Madi's*Mama Due November 2; 1 child; Holland, Michigan 7391 posts
16th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Just Ames:</b>" A screeching child is just as annoying in a grocery store, wtf :lol:"</blockquote>



No but it's not the same atmosphere as a quiet coffee shop. When you go to a coffee shop you expect quiet but if you go to chuck e cheese you expect screaming kids. A grocery store is in the middle I feel. You know going to the store that there are going to be kids and being a mom you know that sometimes they act out. It's a part of life.

My♥Maja&Livija Due March 1; 2 kids; Santa Cruz, California 27348 posts
16th Nov '12

Okay let me clarify. I DO have control of my kids. My oldest cried for a moment We went outside regrouped and went back in to get wait for the coffee. While we were waiting the youngest screamed ONE time. Not constant over and over again. If that was the case we would've gone out again but no it was one loud quick scream. They also never cry or scream all the other times we have been there so its not like she was "sick of it" from them.

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
16th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jude the Super k******r:</b>" She already payed for the coffee and Starbucks is expensive. She's suppose to just dip out and have wasted that money for nothing?"</blockquote>




They put the coffee up on the counter. At minimum I'd have take. My kid out, diffused the situation, and gone back in when my coffee was ready to grab it an run back out.



It's called consideration for others.




And I've walked out without my pre-paid order before. It was at McD's and I ordered a coffee for me and a choc milk for my son and he started screaming to go to the play place NOW and I just walked out---he got no milk AND no play place!

Monique and Dominic's mom 2 kids; Wyoming 2768 posts
16th Nov '12

While the lady's comment was out of line, I usually take my daughter out to the car if she acts up. Yesterday for instance, we had to run to the store to pick up a few things. DD was acting like a butt, so she stayed in the car with DH while I ran in. I know not everyone has that opportunity, but that's just what we do. If its not important for me to be there, I just go until DD has calmed down.

JessCleavage 3 kids; Hooker, Oklahoma 20598 posts
16th Nov '12
Quoting Just Ames:" On average a cup is what, $6 ? You're being dramatic. It's not a ton of money here. And yeah, I'd f**king ... [snip!] ... to have a talk or hell, even the restroom she instead puts the entire blame on the "old lady" working behind the counter. "


this. She could have easily looked at someone behind the counter, said "I'll be right back", and went and talked her kids down if she NEEDED coffee that damn bad.

mama erica. 2 kids; New York 60568 posts
16th Nov '12
Quoting Just Ames:" No one likes screaming kids. Esp in a coffee shop. While what she said was highly inappropriate, she ... [snip!] ... The woman has to earn a living just like you, or your Husband. She has to eat, just like you do. God you sound like a b***h."

This.



I know my kid. I know Sophia can sit in a coffee shop for hours and be fine, and I know that I have to be in & out with Gianna within 10 minutes or she's just going to run around being loud thinking its an indoor playground. And with consideration for others, I leave when/usually before I know it's going to start.



Coming from a coffee addict herself :lol:

mama erica. 2 kids; New York 60568 posts
16th Nov '12
Quoting Curlyheadedfck:" I'll put back a cart full of shit if my son starts acting like an a*****e in the store. That shit doesn't fly. glad coffee was THAT important. :D Drive thru starbucks exist yah know :p"


Not here.. :x

mama erica. 2 kids; New York 60568 posts
16th Nov '12
Quoting Jude the Super k******r:" That part was shitty, sure but $6 is a lot of money for a cup of coffee. "


To some people it is, to some people it isn't. I mean, she chose starbucks...

Curlyheadedfck 2 kids; Illinois 45661 posts
16th Nov '12
Quoting mama erica.:" Not here.. :x"


....I'd die.
Drive thru starbucks is so quick and easy in the mornings before work!

My♥Maja&Livija Due March 1; 2 kids; Santa Cruz, California 27348 posts
16th Nov '12
Quoting Just Ames:" No one likes screaming kids. Esp in a coffee shop. While what she said was highly inappropriate, she ... [snip!] ... The woman has to earn a living just like you, or your Husband. She has to eat, just like you do. God you sound like a b***h."


Yup I'm a total b***h. and my kids just run around with no discipline you know me so well. And I did have respect for this woman and found her very pleasant every time I went there. Also this was not a quiet coffee shop this was the starbucks inside Safeway.

mama erica. 2 kids; New York 60568 posts
16th Nov '12
Quoting Curlyheadedfck:" ....I'd die. Drive thru starbucks is so quick and easy in the mornings before work!"


I think there is one upstate. I have been to the ones in Arizona and through the states, but don't think ever here..



Closest we have (near me at least) is a DD drive through in the Bronx. No one wants to get out there :lol: LOL