Is it OK to tell off other people’s children? If they’re being a pain, Daniel Faitaua says, then go for it.
We’ve all seen it: children acting up, throwing things, screaming. Usually, a pointed look in the direction of the parents will elicit a speedy response. Sometimes, however, that’s not enough.
The Breakfast newsreader this morning revealed how he stepped in when children where misbehaving at a restaurant where he was dining with his family.
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The children, whose parents were drinking wine at another table, came up to Faitaua’s table and took crayons from his sons, before tipping over a glass of water.
Although his wife warned him not to, he said he told the kids to “bugger off”. They obliged.
“At the end of the day I go to a restaurant, I pay for a good meal, I pay for family quality time, I don’t need to be looking after other people’s kids,” he said.