Chick-Fil-A bans kids under 16 without parents by dropping a 'homily on the fall of western civilization'
Our country's rapid decline is evident in many different areas. Drug use, homelessness, the entire city of San Francisco. And the fact that our President can barely string two words together, of course. But recently, a highly concerning sign is emerging: the decline of our children.
Lately, horrific stories of bullying have shed light on what's really going on inside our nation's public schools. One instance was so bad, the young girl committed suicide, and the school somehow still refused to take responsibility. Our children are forgetting how to act as humans, perhaps because their parents forgot first.
A fresh example of this comes from a Chick-fil-a in Pennsylvania. This Chick-fil-a had to ban adolescents under the age of 16 without a parent or guardian because they were behaving so poorly. If you know anything about Chick-fil-a, you know that their employees are some of the kindest people around. It's a bit like being inside Santa's toy shop, except instead of toys, it's chicken. So these kids must've been really misbehaving to piss off the equivalent of Santa's elves.
\u201cYour know a culture is in serious decline when a local Chick-Fil-A has to beg parents to require their children to act in a way that is compatible with the basic decency required in a functioning society. \n\nThis reads like a homily on the fall of Western civilization.\u201d— Megan Brock (@Megan Brock) 1677100352
In a Facebook post, the Chick-fil-a detailed the unacceptable behaviors of these rowdy adolescents:
"They are loud, and their conversation often contains a lot of explicit language [...] Food and trash are often thrown around and left on the tables, chairs, and on the floor. Tables and restrooms are vandalized. Decorations are stolen [...] Employees are laughed at, made fun of, and treated rudely."
The post went on to explain that the Chick-fil-a is not blaming the parents, they just can't permit kids to "test boundaries" in their restaurant. Not having any kids myself, I don't want to be too quick to blame parents. However, I can't see who else is at fault here. Parents are undeniably responsible for teaching their children to behave and treat people respectfully. The parents of some of these troublemakers might be doing that, but they clearly aren't attentive enough to their children's, ahem, "extracurricular" activities.
Overall, it's a sad day when Chick-fil-a has to ban anyone from their holy chicken. On the bright side, the comments on the Facebook post were overwhelmingly positive and supportive of the restaurant's decision. So maybe this isn't the fall of Western civilization. Yet.