Rants: Week of Feb. 7
To the parents who took their four children to the Reef Restaurant on Main Street on Thursday, January 31: the restaurant is not a playground! Three of your children ran up and down the length of the restaurant throughout the evening creating both an extreme annoyance to the diners and a danger to the staff who were very busy trying to serve their other customers. Bring toys and books with you so that your children can be entertained at their own table. Your children’s behaviour was not “cute” and you are teaching them to be inconsiderate.
Unwanted and wasteful
About three years ago, upon getting dozens and dozens of unsolicited copies of the Yellow Pages delivered to our building, I called the company and was assured that the practice would be discontinued the next year and people who wanted paper directories could order them. Today, what appears at our door, but the latest version of the Yellow Pages! Seriously?! It’s 2013. Very few people let their fingers do the walking through hard copy — they use them to browse on-line. It’s time this company realized this and stopped killing so many trees for something that pretty well goes straight into the recycling bin. (In fact, when I called and asked that someone come pick them up, or that they’d be put in the recycling bin, I was informed that it was okay to do that, as they were 100 per cent recyclable! Sheesh!)