We went to the good old Waffle House for lunch yesterday after church. Food was good, as usual (can't beat eggs and their hash browns - yum!). However, one of the off duty employees was there with her (under five) child, while she was in the back area looking at what appeared to be school photos from another coworker (the area was visible from where we sat, and I couldn't help but see what was going on). The presence of the child wasn't the issue - the fact that he was running around with a dripping ice cream cone, opening doors with his sticky hands, running back and forth across the main aisle at top speed, and nearly knocking over DP's walker onto his head a dozen times (it was leaning on the wall across from our booth, the only place we could 'park' it) was the issue. A word to the waitress got a shrug, and her tip was adjusted appropriately (she didn't even try to apologize, or say she'd speak to the manager or the parent, or even seem surprised).
Guess we'll be going to the IHOP across the street next week.