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"Functioning in society is all about controlling a child," added Janet. "A mother is not just annoying her fellow citizens when she can't control her kid, she's failing that kid, because when he grows up, he won't be acclimated to society's rules."

I gestured to David, who kindly filled my glass. "I'm sick of the 'I have created human and therefore my rights and the rights of my amazing creation are superior to yours' attitude of many parents," I said. "It's not like you invented the iPhone or won the Nobel Prize. It takes no more than a rut in the hay at the right time of the month to create another person. So I say, yay for the airline or movie theater or coffee house that refuses to tolerate the inconsiderate few for the sake of the inconvenienced many!"

"Chin chin! " said Rosa, raising her glass and clinking it against the other five in the room. "And what airline was that? I want to make sure I book my next trip with them."

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