CNN commentator Jack Cafferty is mad. Steaming mad. At your bratty kids for disturbing his meal.
In his new book, Now or Never: Getting Down to the Business of Saving Our American Dream, Cafferty writes that though education is in a sorry state, parenting is even worse:
Exhibit A: My wife and I have just been seated for dinner when the maitre d' walks over and seats a young family at the table next to us and the kids start carrying on like orangutans on a leash.
The parents are going, "Timmy, that's not nice, don't throw your food, stop stuffing your mashed potatoes up your nose." Are mom and dad having fun yet, picking food up off the floor, apologizing to people like us, and wiping food flung across the table off their faces?
Some parents still have this attitude that their kids are too special to be burdened by discipline. And the rest of us are supposed to put up with their little mutants. That attitude really pisses me off.
I hate to break it to them, but the kids aren't special, and I don't have to put up with their behavior. If you can't control your obnoxious little brats, leave them home.
He was an admittedly abusive alcoholic who also ran over a bicyclist in New York then fled the scene, running TWO red lights in the process before the cops stopped him. He now expects us to have sympathy for his recently deceased wife, when in fact he most likely made her life a living hell with his alchoholism. I truly detest the smugness of this jerk and the fact that he thinks his opinions are worth lisitening to.
Anyone who thinks their children are “like the weather” has no freaking clue how to discipline and remain in control. You’re kids have no right to invade or disturb other people’s space. If their having a bad night, get your food to go. End of story. I have seen too many well behaved children to have patience with the one’s whose parents think their s*** doesn’t stink. If you want to let your kid run the house, fine, but that dynamic needs to stay in your house.