Sell­ing the power of si­lence

Townsville Bulletin - - Voice Of The North -

ABOUT four days to a week af­ter Yasi, cer­tain child­care cen­tres were still closed so my f riends, my­self, my daugh­ter and her 18-mon­thold took our­selves off to War­rina Cin­e­mas for a wel­come re­lief to the heat as none of us had power.

My friend also took her grand­daugh­ter, 3.

My daugh­ter and her friend were chas­tised at pur­chase of ticket to ‘‘ keep the kids quiet’’. My friend paid f ull price f or her grand­daugh­ter. On go­ing through the cin­ema door both my friend and my daugh­ter were again told to keep the kids quiet.

I had a few words to the door man: ‘‘ Did you have a child­hood?’’ and ‘‘ are we so bad look­ing that the kids were proven guilty be­fore a crime’’. His re­tort was ‘‘ You have been com­ing here long enough to know the rules’’. War­rina Cin­e­mas now has six fewer cus­tomers.

PS The kids were so grate­ful for the air­con they went to sleep the whole time. ROBYN MAU­RICE,


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