Has anyone besides me ever noticed that once a person has a baby, she is no longer held to the same standards of behavior as the rest of the population. Case in point:
This is a photo that I snapped at an upscale French bistro in Philadelphia at lunchtime today. Notice the baby is barefoot and standing on the table while the ignorant mom supports and encourages her to walk her filthy feet all over the table. Meanwhile, the equally ignorant friend looks on - actually, now that I am looking at this photo more closely, it appears she is glaring at me for taking their picture. How rude of me! Why on earth would I want to snap their picture? What could possibly be the basis of my interest in them?
No adult with even a shred of class or manners would stand on a table barefoot in a restaurant, yet they will encourage their children to do so. What exactly is this mom teaching her daughter by placing her on the table in bare feet?
What I DIDN'T catch a picture of, and what was even worse, was the same baby SITTING on the table, diaper peeking out of her onesie - her germy ass smudging itself all over the same place where patrons eat.
Lucky for me, just as my temperature was spiking and I was growing more irritable by the moment witnessing this blatant display of crass behavior, my savior arrived:
Baby? What baby?