Woman confronts parents about their kids being too loud in playground
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A woman has gone viral after she was captured on video asking the parents of a group of school children playing in a local park to get them to be quiet.
In the clip, which was recently shared on Reddit, the woman can be heard insisting one of the adults present tells the children not to scream.
The woman could be seen walking over to the edge of the park and saying with a smile: “Could you please ask the kids not to scream?”
A woman off camera could then be heard replying: “That’s kind of difficult because we’re on a playground,” to which the woman responded: “But they’re kids, they’ll do what they’re told. If you just tell them nicely, they’ll probably listen.”
The parent then told her that it’ll be hard to get them to keep the noise down, as they’re in a park.
Having none of it, the woman replied: “I understand, but that’s not an excuse. We don’t really want these kids here to begin with. It’s a private park.”
According to the Daily Dot, Rachel - the now-deleted video’s original poster - said that the park is located in Botanical Heights Playground in St. Louis, Missouri, and was actually built by 200 volunteers so that children living in the neighbourhood had access to outdoor space.
The outlet reports that Rachel said: “So that’s the tea. This park is not private at all. This park was built by the community, for the community, because Botanical Heights neighbourhood is a 15-minute walk from Tower Grove park.”
Redditors were quick to share their frustration with the woman's behaviour, with one person writing beneath the clip: “I think you missed the part where she said 'these kids’... Some kids, certain kids, are allowed and welcome. Listen to their voices and it'll tell the rest of the story.”
Another added: “This must be the most miserable person on earth,” while a third wrote: “The audacity in some people. The level of entitlement to feel you can ask for kids at a playground to be quiet is staggering.”
Other comments included: “Just wow,” “If she doesn't like living next to a park, she needs to move somewhere where the joyful squeals of happy children won't grate on her miserable psyche so much” and “Well she seems like a whole bunch of fun.”