There are a number of things in life unfortunately we cannot control.
The weather, for example. The international economy. Traffic.
To add to that list is crying babies on planes. Planes are big and scary and noisy. I’m sure if I was an infant I’d probably have a big old scream too. Crying toddlers on board your flight are about as inevitable as kicking your toe when your feet are particularly cold.
But some absolutely can’t stand it. They find it torturous. They think it’s the responsibility of the parent to calm their screaming baby for the comfort of everyone else on board.
After Elon James White, founder of the multimedia platform This Week in Blackness, read a post online which expressed anger towards parents of crying kids on planes, he shared his response to Twitter.
“Just read a post of someone yelling at people w/ kids to keep their kids from crying on planes,” he wrote. “What exactly are parents expected to do?”
Just read a post of someone yelling at people w/ kids to keep their kids from crying on planes. What exactly are parents expected to do?
— Elon James White (@elonjames) January 2, 2017