So as I am sitting at my table starting to eat and drink while checking some beer sites, updating the YouTube channel and doing some other various things, all of a sudden I just hear the yelling of two children running back and forth. Now at this point, they aren't near me, but that was soon to change. They are kids being kids, probably around 3-year olds or younger and just doing what kids do.
However, as they ran back and forth screaming and chasing each other, I decided to watch the mother of one of them as to how she reacts to all of this. How do I know she is the mother of only one? This is because she pulls up the other child's mother on her cell phone almost next to me to where the kids have been running at this time, so now it's not just the kids but the one mother thinking she is in her own space not realizing others around her.
But as I watched, I had various questions enter my mind. What happens if one of these kids somehow fell and hurt themselves, who would be responsible? What if I had plugged in my computer which would have been into a wall outlet and across where they were running. If something happened then who would be responsible if they were to trip? Or if the computer was knocked off the table, the cost of replacing it? What was going through the mother's mind to think it was okay to let kids just run through a brewery?
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All in all, it wasn't a terrible thing in the large scheme of everything but it did raise the questions I mentioned plus others. If parents bring children to a brewery then should they be required to manage and keep them within a certain area? Also, is it really a good environment for little children to be in what can usually be an adult heavy area where who knows what may happen or be said? You wouldn't expect little children in bars, but somehow, breweries have tended to become okay.
And I'm not saying people with children shouldn't' be able to go out and have fun at breweries as well, but I would just think there should be a more responsible factor in manage children if you bring them. What do you think?
Like I said, in the end it tended to work out fine, Although, once I finished eating and drinking my flight, I went to my second brewery had a flight there and also purchased more beer to take home, and ultimately, shot a nice video for the YouTube channel since it was much more peaceful even though more crowded but sans children. What are your thoughts on the matter?
And, check out the video below of me sampling some solid brews at the second brewery, Cheers!