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Old June 16th, 2006, 12:01 PM
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Diaper changing in cafes.

I deffinately spend waaaaayyy too much time thinking about my job, but I love it. I sometimes dream about frothing the perfect piture of milk, and the satisfaction of pouring the perfect cappuccino. I open the store by myself for the first time tomorrow, and I have been running through the steps in my mind for the past 5 days, as if I'm trying to study for a test. I'm saving up to buy one of those really nice espresso machines just so I can steam milk at home!

Anyways, one of the ways in which my job has taken over my life, is a habbit of visiting a website where news articles, gossip etc about *$s is posted and then people; employees, ex-employees, customers and haters comment on the postings. A recent article is about a woman who breast fed her baby in a cafe and was subsequently kicked out. She claims it was for breastfeeding her baby. But here is the kicker. She was not asked to leave while breastfeeding, she was asked to leave while she was changing her baby's diaper on one of the tables in the cafe- and she even says she was doing this: "'Yes. I did change him inside after I breast-fed him, of course,'' Coombs said Sunday. `But that's not why he asked me to leave.'"
I know we have discussed the breastfeeding thing before, and I will say here and now, that our stores are completely happy to have mothers breastfeeding while they enjoy their stay.
This article has received a huge response, from supporters of both sides. Some say it's disgusting to change the baby's diaper in a cafe (I agree.. there are changing tables in the bathrooms for a reason..) others think it's perfectly fine..
what do you think?

Link to article: http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/14796762.htm
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Old June 16th, 2006, 12:16 PM
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Changing a baby's diaper on the table that Im about to eat my lunch on is disgusting. Im glad she was kicked out.

I have no problems with breastfeeding in public, but changing a baby needs to be done where everyone else goes to the bathroom.

Yuck!!!
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Old June 16th, 2006, 12:18 PM
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I think changing a diaper on a table where people are eating is outrageous and anyone who doesn't have the sense to know this maybe shouldn't be having kids.

I gotta wonder - does she change the baby's diapers on her own dining room table when she has dinner guests?

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Old June 16th, 2006, 12:27 PM
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Changing the babys diaper on a table in a cafe is disgusting and horribly rude! Not to mention the poor baby, being changed like that in public, thats sad!
I would have lost it if i was sitting to a realxing coffee and a snack and someone changed their baby s bum right there!
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Old June 16th, 2006, 12:41 PM
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That is disgusting, inconsiderate and just down right bad manners. Thanks but I would not want to eat somewhere they let that happen.
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Old June 16th, 2006, 01:24 PM
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I don't think mothers should breastfeed in public restrooms, nor should they change a diaper where food is being served or prepared. It's a health issue.
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Old June 16th, 2006, 01:28 PM
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ah yes... these things happen and most of the time we just look the other way out of embarassment... and screw the issue of hygiene... yet... no dogs allowed to sit at our feet in one of these cafes/ restos while we drink our brew & read the paper. wonder who has the brains here? sigh!
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Old June 16th, 2006, 03:04 PM
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Yep, gross. No matter what age, nobody should be either naked or dumping on a table meant for eating.
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Old June 16th, 2006, 03:36 PM
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At a dinner we just had I had my sister in law change the kid on the floor of the private room we had. Still i thought that to be gross. Even if it wasn't on the table you are still exposing people to obnoxious smells and sights for that matter while they are eating. Its ano no no no! Breastfeeding yes, poopy diapers hell no!
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Old June 16th, 2006, 03:52 PM
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I wonder how people would feel if all of a sudden a random person walked in and pooped on their table?

Doing it as and adult vs. doing it when you have a baby is NOT different....

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Old June 16th, 2006, 06:58 PM
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That is most certainly disgusting, I agree.

The lack of common sense is shocking. I hope this baby inherited his fathers' brains...
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Old June 16th, 2006, 08:03 PM
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wow, in addition to being completely disgusting, the mother was horribly inconsiderate of other patrons and the dignity of her own child. Breastfeed all you want, but when it comes to fecal matter where I may rest my elbows, or enjoy a biscotti and coffee, nope.
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Old June 16th, 2006, 08:50 PM
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I don't mind woman breast feeding in public places but diaper changing,yuck!
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Old June 16th, 2006, 10:04 PM
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yes I agree that is just a bit gross - I have changed my kid in the back of our van when desperate butin a restraunt not cool.
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Old June 16th, 2006, 11:21 PM
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Rude, inconsiderate and gross! Breastfeeding, fine, but changing a diaper where people eat is disgusting. How annoying that she should try and cover her own poor judgement by using a political hotbutton and accusing the manager of discrimination based on breastfeeding. She might as well have tried to claim she was asked to leave because she is a woman!
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Old June 17th, 2006, 01:55 AM
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So everyone here pretty much has the same line of thinking.. interesting. On the *$ board some people say they completely understand why you would change your baby on a table, because "I don't want to poison my baby by taking her into a bathroom". Another person thinks its fine so long as it's a table in the corner
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Old June 17th, 2006, 05:20 PM
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Note to self: never sit at table in the corner.
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Old June 17th, 2006, 05:29 PM
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Yuck!
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Old June 17th, 2006, 06:58 PM
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A friend once changed a diaper on my bed once. I don't mind her doing it in the bedroom, but couldn't she have put something down on the bedspread first? It didn't get "dirty", but it did get wet!
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