And not just children either, but also the parents who raise them.
You’re probably rolling your eyes already and thinking to yourself, “Oh, God. Who keeps letting Raz0r make threads?” but just hear me out.
In cities, parents think their children are precious and can do no wrong. This happens in small towns too but at least there you can live as far as you want from kids. What happens is that city parents think that now that they have babies/children, places should cater to their needs and fuck the rest of the people. They started bringing their kids to bars, so much so that several places had to start putting baby curfews telling parents to gtfo which of course caused parents to balk.
That’s just one instance of parent entitlement and why kids ruin everything.
Public transportation is becoming unbearable with these parents. They think they have the right to just put their strollers wherever the hell they want to and get mad if you call them out on it. Something similar happened to me today. A dad with his 5-year-old daughter and baby son walked on the train, stopped in the middle of a passage, put the brake on the stroller, and refused to move it when people had to move about the train to reach seats or doors. I looked at this guy and he just looked blankly into space to avoid all criticism. An old lady had to tell him to move the damn thing and he still didn’t do it! If you are not from New York, let me tell you: all trains are packed in the morning. All of them. When you do this inconsiderate nonsense you cannot defend yourself from the asshole label as you clearly just earned it.
There are other articles against babies in cities and their entitled parents (here and especially here) but they fall on deaf ears. Parents refuse to ever accept their lot and would much rather everyone around them suffer through it.
I’m all for personal choice, and that’s what having a child is. But if you make that choice, you have to abide by the consequences of it. Those around you shouldn’t be inconvenienced because you had a child. So no, I will not stop swearing at the bar because this is a place for adults. No, I won’t stop pushing you aside because your massive stroller is taking up precious, limited NYC sidewalk space as you leisurely stroll on your way to your problem. No, I won’t stop giving you dirty looks when you don’t shut your crying baby up on a tight plane or any equally confined space (where you want special treatment too!).
This may come off as a rant against children or Raz0r just being hateful again, but children really do ruin everything when you decided not to have any in your life. Sure, in the future that may change. I will adjust accordingly, too. I won’t be able to enjoy the things I used to do but I wouldn’t want to be a burden on those around me. For now, I am child-free and love it. I want to drink whiskey, party hard, use profanity, get to work quickly, and enjoy quiet on public transportation. Your child shouldn’t stop me from doing that.