To think the person who brought their baby to Wimbledon should be ashamed

(336 Posts)
StunningCunt Fri 03-Aug-12 16:41:50

Crying in the middle of the point, 17-16 in the final set of the semifinal, do people have no sense???

AgentZigzag Fri 03-Aug-12 16:43:37

It's the babys human right to be at the tennis wink

I bet the mum prodded them to get the advantage for whoever she was supporting.

cozietoesie Fri 03-Aug-12 16:43:44

I vividly recall the tutting from the old biddies one Christmas when a baby started crying during the Watchnight Service!

WigGold Fri 03-Aug-12 16:43:55

ooh

Salmotrutta Fri 03-Aug-12 16:44:07

I expect they were mortified though?

Oh Dear - not the best decision.

LucieMay Fri 03-Aug-12 16:45:22

It'll be the sort of person who takes babies to the cinema and says they're "no problem".

Salmotrutta Fri 03-Aug-12 16:46:19

cozie - wtachnight service is a bit different to the Olympic tennis semi though!

Salmotrutta Fri 03-Aug-12 16:46:58

wtachnight?? hmm

Maybe they thought it would be worse if they sprinted for the exit. We get that at our church during weddings. People who know the church go out in to the porch and keep going to outside. People who don't stop in the porch not realising that the acoustics make it a fab echo chamber and the stairs going up to the balcony allow the sound to travel back in to the church - just louder!

SurprisinglyCurvaceousPirate Fri 03-Aug-12 16:47:33

That is v selfish, but doesn't surprise me tbh.

janey68 Fri 03-Aug-12 16:49:30

How bloody selfish. I feel for those players who've spent years preparing.

StunningCunt Fri 03-Aug-12 16:50:47

followed by an immediate break in serve and Federer winning the match.

Salmotrutta Fri 03-Aug-12 16:51:31

Did the TV cameras home in on them accusingly? grin

MrsKeithRichards Fri 03-Aug-12 16:51:54

I've been to the cinema 6 times with my 16 week old baby. I can promise you he's not made a peep during the film and afterwords several people have commented they didn't know he was there when we were leaving so get to fuck with the 'sort of person who takes their baby to the cinema nonsense.

Salmotrutta Fri 03-Aug-12 16:52:31

Or did the umpire say "Remove that child forthwith"?

StunningCunt Fri 03-Aug-12 16:53:01

Unfortunately the TV cameras did not highlight the guilty party. However I'm hoping they will be in the newspapers tomorrow, with 'do you know this person' demands.

Salmotrutta Fri 03-Aug-12 16:57:13

grin

Seriously though - it's not like the baby would have appreciated the finer points of a back-hand volley.

Olympia2012 Fri 03-Aug-12 18:24:24

Crikey.... How dim! And how much are those tickets going for?

SurprisinglyCurvaceousPirate Fri 03-Aug-12 19:35:30

MrsKeithRichards, you're lucky - dh and I got a babysitter last year to go and see a film which was consequently ruined by a bloody baby crying all the way through it - parents made no attempt to leave either angry.

nailak Fri 03-Aug-12 19:36:47

yes all babies should be shut away from public family events

Olympia2012 Fri 03-Aug-12 19:37:43

Olympic tennis a family event? Hmm don't think so, not much in it for kids is there?

GhostShip Fri 03-Aug-12 19:38:47

mrskeith well bully for you. But that was pure luck wasn't it.

ThePathanKhansWitch Fri 03-Aug-12 19:38:52

And never let out again until they've learned to control themselves.grin

50shadesofslapntickle Fri 03-Aug-12 19:39:00

MrsKeith - you are merely lucky that your baby hasn't cried, taking a baby ro the cinema is a selfish thing to do as they could kick off at any time. A cinema is no place for a baby when people pay money to watch a film.

GhostShip Fri 03-Aug-12 19:39:48

nailak there's a bit of a difference 'public family events' and an important match where concentration is key.

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