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7 hours ago, observer90210 said:

Many here approve of the Thai family having been offloaded from the bus. Fine.

 

Just curious, but how would you guys have reacted if it was a farang family ?

I would have reacted the same way. I am not sure throwing them out is a good thing on the other hand I really feel for people who are subjected to the crying of children. Especially if it is prolonged, i feel its up to the parents to silence their child or maybe find an other mode of transportation if their child cannot behave. 

 

Everyone is paying for the trip and they want that trip in relative comfort.. not driven mad by a crying child on a 12 hour trip.

I am not sure what is good and bad but if the child was crying non stop instead of an hour or so then it would be a choice between the other passengers comfort and the right to travel of the parents. 

 

I know as a person (and yes I am bad) i would not have mind them getting of the bus because 10 or more hours of crying is not something I would like to be subjected too. If you can't control your child (until a reasonable degree some crying is normal but not everything should be accepted)

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3 hours ago, faraday said:

Some quite awful comments on here. 

 

I strongly suspect that they don't have children, or any experience with them.

 

Sometimes, children cry & you just cannot stop them.

 

 

 

an hour of crying is not a problem.. but 10 hours is a bit too much... you weigh the comfort of a single family and their crying child higher as a bus full passengers.. others don't.

 

Its that simple.. i am tolerant up until a certain level.

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6 minutes ago, robblok said:

an hour of crying is not a problem.. but 10 hours is a bit too much... you weigh the comfort of a single family and their crying child higher as a bus full passengers.. others don't.

 

Its that simple.. i am tolerant up until a certain level.

Hang on a minute , the kid wasnt crying to 10 hours , it was 30 minutes

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1 minute ago, sanemax said:

Hang on a minute , the kid wasnt crying to 10 hours , it was 30 minutes

If 30 minutes suck it up..  and then this is overkill. I read somewhere else it was much longer than this. 30 minutes is more then acceptable.. i said an hour too.. but not all the time on a 10 hour drive.

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1 minute ago, robblok said:

If 30 minutes suck it up..  and then this is overkill. I read somewhere else it was much longer than this. 30 minutes is more then acceptable.. i said an hour too.. but not all the time on a 10 hour drive.

Children usually cry themselves to sleep as well

The better thing to have done was to let the kid get off the bus for 10 minutes , let him get some fresh air , try to make him sleep , then get back on the bus and give him a spare seat , if one was available

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Just now, sanemax said:

Children usually cry themselves to sleep as well

The better thing to have done was to let the kid get off the bus for 10 minutes , let him get some fresh air , try to make him sleep , then get back on the bus and give him a spare seat , if one was available

I have no problem with a bit of crying but you got kids that go on for hours.. the article in the BKK post was different but i could have misread. 

 

But really an hour of crying is annoying but acceptable.. longer then that and all the time would be not acceptable in my book. 

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2 minutes ago, robblok said:

I have no problem with a bit of crying but you got kids that go on for hours.. the article in the BKK post was different but i could have misread. 

But really an hour of crying is annoying but acceptable.. longer then that and all the time would be not acceptable in my book. 

Is it acceptable to leave two children, by the side of the road, at night , with no money for food or money to continue their journey ?

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3 minutes ago, robblok said:

Depends on how long they were crying and they were with their parents. At some point you need to make decision comfort of other passengers or that of a family with nuisance kids (fictive family). It all depends on how long they cry how much of a problem it creates. If you can't control your kids to a normal degree then why should others suffer ? 

If the kids were misbehaving, being unruly , then you would expect the parents to keep then under control , but if a child is crying, theres not much that parents can do to stop them .

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4 minutes ago, sanemax said:

Is it acceptable to leave two children, by the side of the road, at night , with no money for food or money to continue their journey ?

If the crying is intermitant and not considered excessive then that's fine. However if the crying is continued the other passengers shouldn't have a 10hr journey subject to that.  The bus did correct except possibly refund the family so they can get a hotel room. This would have solved everyone's problem.

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5 minutes ago, sanemax said:

If the kids were misbehaving, being unruly , then you would expect the parents to keep then under control , but if a child is crying, theres not much that parents can do to stop them .

But does that mean others would have to suffer for hours and hours ? (talking here about more then normal crying .. not 30 minutes) You have to look at it from the other passengers side too. They book a night bus to sleep and they get less value for money. Now at some point the rights of others thump that of the rights of parents with a crying kid.. when.. now that is a hard choice.

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On 1/9/2018 at 11:05 AM, sanemax said:

Unfortunately Children do not have a mute button , you cannot just switch them off

That's why they should stay home untill they are old enough to sit and keep their mouth.

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