If you have a child that you love to death and try your best to keep well-behaved in public, it is very noble of you, but just know that everyone still hates your kid.
A restaurant in North Carolina felt that same way and was tired of bratty kids being loud and obnoxious — so they banned them from their establishment.
Caruso's in Mooresville will no longer let you dine with them if your kid is 5 years of age or under. As a result, business is boomin' according to the Washington Post.
If you're a parent, I know the first three paragraphs already pissed you off, but as stupid as you think it is, and as much as you hope that their restaurant shuts down, Caruso's said their reservations have actually skyrocketed from their usual 50 per day, up to around 80.
Their 4.5-star rating on Yelp has not been bothered much either, with customers loving the restaurant's stance:
"I've been here before and the food is delicious and the service is great. I don't mind the wait at the door - it's worth it. Also, KUDOS for banning children under 5! I'd even support banning kids under say, 12. This place is not a family restaurant. No one wants to hear screaming kids or watch them running through the restaurant annoying other patrons and endangering servers."
"I am overjoyed to hear that THIS restaurant has the courage to tell parents to leave their impolite children at home! Gotta love that QUIET dining experience!!"
There are several more reviews praising the ban, as customers seem to appreciate the upscale restaurant's ruling.
Is it unfair to parents who have taught their children to behave? Maybe a little bit, but at some point you have to understand why Caruso's and other restaurants would do this.
If this catches on, maybe we can evolve the ban to include adults who can't handle their liquor and act like 5-year-old children, because they're probably just as obnoxious.