I went to our public library last night and was horrified to hear the noise as I walked in the doors.
This was the library, right?
There were some people talking in their normal outside voices, some people yelling at their children across the room, a few tweens were having a great time of playing chase/hide and seek and climbing on the brand new benches.
I won't even get into the librarians at self-check out.
Yapping away to the point where I could barely even think. (I have three children, I can usually function with LOTS of noise!)
I get a baby crying or having a melt down, we've ALL been THAT mom and I truly empathize with you as I know it could be me the next time.
It's like church, if your child is crying during a meeting,
TAKE IT OUT.
Am I old fashioned? When did it become okay to speak in anything but a whisper at the library?
Guess who checked out a book on manners in the library to read to her children? MOI.
More and more, manners and etiquette are flying out the window due to laziness or ignorance.
Sush your mouths, I'm trying to read!!!!