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Several Wichita Falls restaurants are open Christmas Day
You've probably had this experience before, I know I have. You decide it's a great night for eating out and choose a popular restaurant to go to. Or, perhaps it's a special night for you and your spouse and youve dressed up and are looking forward to going to your favorite eating establishment to spend a little quality time together. Once there, you're having a wonderful conversation and waiting on your dinner to arrive.
A family with small children arrives and is seated in the booth behind yours. You don't think much about it until suddenly a volcano of chaos erupts. You are now faced with a child (or children) who is screaming, kicking the back of the booth, jumping up and down, running around the restaurant tables, tossing food and has picked this moment for a category-5 meltdown.
Meanwhile the parents continue having their conversation, oblivious to the fact that their child is ruining everyone else's dining experience.
Sound somewhat familiar? Of course, this doesn't only happen in restaurants but also in stores, movie theaters and other places where people have to share space with one another.
I use the term parents only as an example. You can substitute grandparents, guardians, friends whoever should be in charge.
Let's face it, this can be a touchy topic. Many parents become quite defensive when this subject comes up and people who've had their dining experience interrupted by an out of control child can get very upset.
It's become such a problem for customers that some restaurants won't serve families with kids under 6.
A lot of parents get this. They don't want their kids acting up or causing anyone discomfort. But they also want to be able to eat out with their kids every once in a while.
So what is a parent to do?
Good behavior begins at home and teaching children table manners and social etiquette when they are small helps them learn self-control even in stimulating en
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Katie Crosbie joins us now with an update on the local restaurant outlook.
Ann, ask anybody and you'll get a different opinion on whether we have too many restaurants that are too similar ... too many choices ... not enough choices ... too many chains ... not enough chains ... but the bottom line is, most people are excited to see the jobs and choices that come with new restaurants.
How is Wichita Falls doing when it comes to restaurant selection? Well, like most things in life, it comes down to perspective ...