Sunday, November 20, 2005

Indoor Voices

This is a bit old at this point, but I really love the story. A North Side Chicago cafe created quite a stir by posting a sign saying that children of all ages have to use their "indoor voices" when inside the establishment.

Local yuppie parents erupted in protest with one 35-year old psychologist complaining that it's difficult to control the volume of three children's voices at every moment of the day. True enough, but that's why having three children presents certain disadvantages and doesn't allow you to enjoy all the pleasures of sitting quietly in a cafe in the middle of the day. Or perhaps it does afford that pleasure if you don't mind offending other people by imposing your screaming children on them. Our psychologist apparently doesn't mind, making me wonder whether her profession's catch-all diagnosis "narcissism" applies to her.


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