It’s true – they actually frown upon that sort of thing in some places.
Of course, those people have never worked with The Hook.
Recently, this petite six-year-old threw a tantrum on the valet deck and kicked her Hannah Montana suitcase from the lobby doors to the van! I honestly believe there should be warning signs on mini vans that read, “DANGER! TRANSPORTING WILD ANIMALS!”
Seriously, a large portion of the parents that drag their kids through The Hook’s door have just resigned themselves to defeat; they figure it’s easier to let the little ones run wild than to attempt to instill discipline. And so there is an endless stream of crazy kids playing soccer in the lobby, throwing frisbees around and just wreaking havoc wherever they roam.
And they do roam, like packs of wild dogs in search of easy prey.
We have one of those signs in our elevators advising people (kids!) not to jump around and stall the car. Do you think it helps? And let’s not forget the old classic, pushing every single button on the panel and them running out at the next stop!
Our kids, especially on vacation, are powder kegs with very short fuses. Add Red Bull, copious amounts of sugar and a little freedom to the mix, and you’ve got a situation a SWAT team couldn’t defuse on your hands!
But today’s parents don’t seem to care about that while they’re travelling with their “little angels”.
They aren’t thinking of the future.
Today’s temper tantrum-throwing rugrat is destined to become tomorrow’s douchebag.
And guess whose problem they become then?