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SparklyAntlersInMyDecorating Thu 04-Apr-13 17:52:45

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I wouldn't, I'd prefer the sound of a game to that of a gripey child, the poor parent will probably be at the end of their tether too.

Bert2e Thu 04-Apr-13 17:54:54

Go on ask!!!

Ask and then come back and tell us whether they told you to fuck off or not grin

Wolfiefan Thu 04-Apr-13 17:56:32

Depends how loud it is. As loud as a screaming child? Ask them to turn it down? Is the cafe very quiet other than that?

TeamEdward Thu 04-Apr-13 17:57:08

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SparklyAntlersInMyDecorating Thu 04-Apr-13 17:57:55

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TWinklyLittleStar Thu 04-Apr-13 17:58:46

I understand that these games keep children quiet but they can be played on silent. No need for the noise.

whokilleddannylatimer Thu 04-Apr-13 18:00:24

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60sname Thu 04-Apr-13 18:03:32

Do it! They can still enjoy it on silent. I do

anonymosity Thu 04-Apr-13 18:05:03

I don't know, I'm on the fence with this...You are in a cafe, not a library. Would you tell a grown up to turn down their phone conversation? (I might if I weren't scared of the look of them)

YouTheCat Thu 04-Apr-13 18:05:04

If the person with the child hasn't already turned it down and considered the other people in the café (like most people would) then the chances are that they will take a huff at being asked to turn the sound off/down.

You can but try.

AnnaRack Thu 04-Apr-13 18:06:46

Ask politely if they could turn the sound down a bit. If no joy, have a word with the staff?

SparklyAntlersInMyDecorating Thu 04-Apr-13 18:10:02

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EndoplasmicReticulum Thu 04-Apr-13 18:13:34

YANBU to be annoyed. I wouldn't ask though, I'd just tut under my breath. If my children are placated with screens in public places I make them turn the sound off.

ParadiseChick Thu 04-Apr-13 18:38:12


On holiday last year I asked a couple to turn the volume down on their laptop when we were out for dinner. peppa pig in German at full blast is not the background noise I want!

Shutupanddrive Thu 04-Apr-13 19:23:09

I would ask to turn it down rather than off

Coconutty Thu 04-Apr-13 19:26:44

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digerd Thu 04-Apr-13 19:26:57

I haven't been to a cafe for a few years and now I don't want to.

digerd Thu 04-Apr-13 19:29:32

Anyone saving seats for people who are not there yet and others wanting them? Or have several shopping bags on the seats?
Love those!

LynetteScavo Thu 04-Apr-13 19:29:41

YABU to not fully utilise the etiquette topic.

SparklyAntlersInMyDecorating Thu 04-Apr-13 19:42:48

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