Selling the power of silence
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,