...to think this is uncalled for?

(27 Posts)
PlaneStoopid Tue 29-Nov-16 18:31:36

A friend has just posted a photo of a random child sitting near him and his wife on a plane with the comment "If this brat makes any noise, I'll be complaining to cabin crew." Said friend has one adult daughter and is otherwise a nice guy. Loads of people have commented saying how people shouldn't bring children on planes etc. I am sitting on my hands but I really want to call him a dickhead. Should I?

Paulat2112 Tue 29-Nov-16 18:32:33

I would tell him that's not a nice thing to say about his wife

SpangledBoots Tue 29-Nov-16 18:32:34

It's creepy to take photos of kids like that. Who does that?!

PatMullins Tue 29-Nov-16 18:32:41

It's one thing saying it, another to post a picture of the child.

witsender Tue 29-Nov-16 18:32:58

Yup, for the photo and wording if not the sentiment itself. Presumably he never flew with his daughter?

maxfielder20 Tue 29-Nov-16 18:33:41

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WLF46 Tue 29-Nov-16 18:33:46

No, don't call him that, he sounds perfectly reasonable to me. Children are very disruptive on planes at times, so being on guard against such antisocial behaviour is fair enough.

holidaywoe Tue 29-Nov-16 18:35:16

I'd agree that it is bang out of order to post a random picture of someone elses child on the internet, but I wouldn't be offended by the comment. There is nothing worse than a screaming child on a plane as you just cant get away from them and even though you know that the parent probably isnt enjoying the screaming either it doesnt make it any better

SaucyJack Tue 29-Nov-16 18:36:44

It's a fucking dickish thing to say about a kid who's just sat there minding their own business.

ThatStewie Tue 29-Nov-16 18:36:59

I'd comment. It's a shitty thing to do and shaming a child for being a child (not to mention that it's a huge violation of the child's privacy and could potentially put the child at risk if they have no contact order for an abusive parent).

MrsHathaway Tue 29-Nov-16 18:37:00

If he'd just posted a status saying "ARGH we've just sat down for our flight and we're right by a tiny child - hope it isn't going to be noisy" then I'd eye roll and scroll past.

The photo makes it attention seeking.

What are the privacy settings? Is he hoping it will go viral, do you think?

Bluntness100 Tue 29-Nov-16 18:38:40

That's terrible. One thing thinking it, but that's just swinging his dick round and playing to the crowd. So no he's not a nice guy.

griffinsss Tue 29-Nov-16 18:39:29

Paula perfect response gringrin

Bbee Tue 29-Nov-16 18:40:37

For me it's the adults I have wanted to complain about. With or without children, it's an adult I find very annoying. If I hear a child having a hard time being on a long flight I feel for them and the parent. Sit on your hands OP!

SomethingLikeFlying Tue 29-Nov-16 18:49:47

I wouldn't be able to stop myself OP.

He shouldn't be posting pictures of a child he doesn't even know, especially to shame the child just for a being a child. Poor kid and his/her family being stuck near a prick like him.

For his arrogance I actually hope the child makes plenty of noise.

TheMortificadosDragon Tue 29-Nov-16 18:57:54

I hope for the sake of the cabin crew and the parents that the kid has a peaceful flight.

Cue kid starting to cry because a nasty stranger is giving him filthy looks.

BitchQueen90 Tue 29-Nov-16 19:00:11

I would comment on the post that he's a dickhead. But I just can't help myself with things like that.

TinklyLittleLaugh Tue 29-Nov-16 19:01:32

Surely the best way to keep the kid quiet is to offer to swap with one of his parent?

calmingthoughts Wed 30-Nov-16 16:17:46

Hate this 'trend' of taking a picture of someone out in public and posting it on Facebook to say something snarky. Only one person I know did this (being nasty about a woman's outfit), and I unfriended them immediately.

Posting a picture of a child is weird, and complaining about noise before it has even happened paints this man as an absolute dick in my eyes.

MrsTerryPratchett Wed 30-Nov-16 16:20:37

Children are very disruptive on planes at times, so being on guard against such antisocial behaviour is fair enough. Yeah, post a picture of a random child on FB. That'll learn those other children. Hold on, it won't.

I'd ask if he knows whether the child is under a protection order.

Bagina Wed 30-Nov-16 16:24:43

"I know you're trying to be funny, but it's not the done thing to post pictures of other people's children on the Internet. Probably best if you remove it."

FlossieFrog Wed 30-Nov-16 18:57:32

Report it to Facebook.

Sure kids can be annoying on planes, but so can adults. At least kids don't get drunk and spout inappropriate stuff all night. I once had a bad experience flying long haul listening to the guy behind me talking about his experiences of anal sex to a lady I think was his colleagueangry. And when they did finally shut up DD (age 2) woke 15 mins later. I'm afraid I didn't do much to keep her quiet, although she happily sat in her seat and watched movies for the last few hours of the flight.

donquixotedelamancha Wed 30-Nov-16 19:43:08

Assuming the photo makes the kid identifiable, I'd definitely report it to facebook.

God help him if I caught him photographing my kids on a plane.

NotYoda Wed 30-Nov-16 19:49:08

I like the comment about his wife from Paula

something along the lines of:

"That's not a nice thing to say about your wife, and does your neighbour know you've taken a picture of their child?"

NotYoda Wed 30-Nov-16 19:53:30

I think less of people who call children brats

Unless they are their own and they love them and don't do it to their face

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