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to be upset and angry with this leisure centre incident

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ThatllDoPig Sun 29-May-11 19:27:55

Was playing badminton with 11 year old dd, early evening, while on the other side of the hall, separated by a screen (couldn't see over) a bunch of men playing five a side football. Luckily we were only all together in the hall for ten mins, but during that time I heard loud, excitable swearing, as they expressed themselves playing the game.
I didn't think it was ok, so I calmly mentioned to the receptionist as we were leaving later, what had happened, and perhaps next time that group make a booking, they could be reminded that other people use the leisure centre and to watch their language as there were children around.
I was told that this wasn't possible. When I asked why, expecting them to say there wasn't possible on the computer system or something, I was told that the centre 'just couldn't' with a shrug. This is a large centre that promotes lots of kid and family activities.
I'm really unhappy about this, I mean, how bad would the swearing have to get (affecting other people) before this isn't acceptable. Am I just old fashioned? WWYD next?

ThatllDoPig Sun 29-May-11 19:31:09

oops put same thing up twice by accident. Ignore this one.

ChippingIn Sun 29-May-11 19:33:37

If it bothers you that much then ask them directly - but I dare say your DD hears much worse at school each day. She's 11 not 3 - old enough not to repeat it within your hearing.

ChippingIn Sun 29-May-11 19:33:51

Ooops cross posted

lljkk Sun 29-May-11 19:56:28

You should have asked them directly to temper their language as a child could overhear. It's mostly bluster, they'd be well embarrassed you had to say something.

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