Yeah, that's all I could say, too.
And my friend Dana ( yes, I have TWO friends) at Bug's Eye View posted that as of June 13, 1920 kids could no longer be mailed parcel post. Huh? MAIL kids? I had to look that one up.
When domestic parcel post service was introduced in the United States in 1913, Americans were finally able to send packages across the country at an affordable rate. Early on, some people chose to abuse this new service. At least two people sent their stamp-covered children through the mail before the Postmaster General was able to issue new regulations banning the practice.
You mean you could just mail them to Disney World and skip all the lines (and that airport connection in Atlanta)? Apparently so, if you, and the kids, and Disney World had existed before June 13, 1920.
"Listen up kids....if y'all don't quit fightin' and clean up your rooms I'm not going to mail you to Disney World next month. YOU HEAR ME?"
What I want to know is who fed the little tykes in transit and changed their diapers? Or did they just poop in a bowl? I'm thinking if there was ever an excuse for postal workers to go on strike, that was it.
Now we get news that the Del Ray Sushi Restaurant in Alexandria, VA is going kidless....no one under 18 admitted. Another restaurant, McDain's in Monroeville, PA bans kids under 6.
Of course many are outraged by the practice and vow to NEVER darken their doors, but there are plenty who seem to approve of the practice and keep the places packed.
I personally think it's a great idea. What do parents want more than anything after weeks and months of tending to scraped knees and runny noses and holding kids over bowls? Some "adult time", right? Maybe a movie, a quiet dinner at a nice restaurant....an overnight stay at a hotel would be heaven!
I think after 10 trips to the Playland at McDonald's or a birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese's parents deserve a trip to Del Ray Sushi or McDain's.
And you say....?
*I'll never be able to eat out of a bowl again! Gee, thanks Kellie.* ;)