Friday, October 28, 2011

It's Because Your Kids Are All Grubby

Have I not been protesting against these play areas of death forever now?

Erin Carr-Jordan, a university professor and child psychologist from Chandler, Arizona, was recently banned from eight local McDonald’s restaurants as a result of her crusade against the alleged unsanitary condition of the company’s play areas.


M. D. Jackson said...

When I was a kid we didn't have those fancy "play-areas". We played in construction sites, gravel pits and sometimes even the woods.

The play areas were installed in fast food restaurants to prevent kids from playing on the seats, the tabletops, running around the restaurants, risking getting hot coffee or grease spilled on their heads. Now that's not good enough.

There's just no pleasing some people.

There's just no pleasing some people

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

Let them play because some day they will just create a ball pit originated supervirus that no one is immune too. Thats what all you breeders get for not letting your kid get an infection every once in awhile. In our day a good bout of Scarlet Fever just made ya stronger. Stong enough to fight the Nazis which we also did. Fought Nazis while riding a dinosaur and singing the praises of Jeebus, the younger brother of Jesus.

DrGoat said...

I grew up in the 50s-60s here in Tucson and like M.D., we had metal monkey bars and metal slides and hard dirt underneath. We learned by getting bruised and scraped and it was great. Run around out in the desert here, and you learn quickly (with guidance) what not to mess with out in natural world. That way you seem to learn you are part of the natural world, and not separate from it.
But, I kind of like this woman. Anyone who is banned from McDonald's 'restaurants' is OK with me.

Belle said...

There is nothing to do in this town in the winter when you have little kids. We took the grandkids to McDonald's almost every day to get one hour of fun for them and rest for us. They all survived childhood. There are germs everywhere and I agree with Cal, we need to build up a resistance to them.