actually the real problem with the bullies IS the parents...
by PepperElf - Posted Sun May 6, 2012 @ 3:17 AM
I know it's been suggested that the managers need to step in and stop this.
The problem with that is... these children don't come to McDonald's on their own. Their parents or older siblings bring them.
In other words - they are already being accompanied by people who are suppose to look out for them and ensure their safety.
Plus - once the manager starts playing playground monitor there's going to be another big issue on hand... all the parents who start screaming about "HOW DARE YOU TELL MY CHILD HOW TO BEHAVE!"
Believe me... it DOES happen. Sometimes even when the child is endangering himself/herself. Many parents (often the ones paying for the food too!) get VERY defensive and offended if you dare tell their children how to behave.
Really this puts the managers in a tight spot.
Do they step in and force kids to play nice in the playground and risk being screamed at by the adults for daring to interfere
Or do they step back and assume that parents are going to be responsible for their own children's behavior like they're suppose to?
This really is something you need to bring to your parents' (or guardians') attention. It's their job to protect you. This isn't something they can delegate to someone else just because they're inside that person's store or restaurant.