We’ve all experienced the unpleasantness of trying to enjoy a nice dinner out while a toddler screams at the next table. While some restaurants decide to go the extreme route by banning children, one restaurant in Padua, Italy is rewarding good behavior. If you bring a well-behaved child (that means no crying or throwing of utensils) to Antonio Ferrari, you’ll receive a five percent discount.
"When you get parents who are rude, the kids think they can do anything. They might climb on the tables with their shoes on, play in the bathroom and make a mess with the taps, or annoy the other customers," Ferrari told Fox News.
It all started with one family last week, whose children quietly sat and colored and did multiplication tables while the adults ate and chatted. Ferrari was so pleased with their behavior, that he implemented the surprise five percent discount. As a result, the family left an extra 30 Euro tip for their server.
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Since the incident, Ferrari has extended his special discount to other families, but estimates that during the busy lunch hour, about 30 percent of parents are incapable of controlling their children.