My Version of Hell
Does anyone else live near a Caffe Nero (or the like)? I’ve been spending a horrific amount of time in the one across the street from where I live because I’ve moved to a new flat and my broadband hasn’t been connected yet (a rant for another time). There is a nice open wi-fi connection there where I can work.
What I’m wondering is: Is it just mine (Lordship Lane, East Dulwich) or do they all basically serve as mums-and-screaming babies clubs during the day? It is truly unbelievable. They just converge every day and take the place over. Today, I counted six screaming kids at once. And because they have a critical mass, the mothers just go on as if everything is normal — chatting about breast feeding and rashes. Why is it acceptable to let kids scream in this particular public place, when it wouldn’t be tolerated in most other settings? Parents obviously know that you can’t take your kids just anywhere, like, say, the opera. But who decides where is acceptable and where is not? I need to speak to them.