An “aggressive” story about a four-year-old’s birthday party seen in a crowded public park over Labor Day weekend in the US has divided the internet, with many users calling the family ” entitled”.
Posted on Reddit, the note, which attracted 47,600 Upvotes and 3,700 comments, read: “Reserved for a birthday party. Please respect the space we have reserved and do not use our tables.
“This is a party for four-year-olds. Don’t be the one to ruin it. Thank you.”
The Reddit user who posted the note, which was placed on a park bench next to a table covered with a plastic tablecloth, wrote: “Busy public park on a hot Saturday/Labor Day weekend. It seems super authoritative.
“The park has been open for 4 hours and there is no sign of them. All the other tables are full.
In the comments, users were clear about their distaste for the rude act.
“Seriously. ‘RESPECT THE BIRTH OF OUR CHILD.’ How about not? Get your own table,” one commented.
“It’s like people reserve pool chairs at 7am and don’t show up at the pool until 3!” another wrote.
“Brother. Just use the table and if they show up tell them you’re here for the party,” joked a third.
“They could have at least put the party time on so people could use the tables until then and then just clear up for the actual party time,” one more suggested.
A Reddit user who claimed to be hosting a party at the same park for 10 kids said they didn’t have reservations and that they showed up when the park opened to “make sure we had room for all of our guests.”
“We are in a totally separate space. It is the fact that the note was aggressively written while also relying on other people’s decency to allow them to bend common courtesy that I found annoying. He is rude and without manners. Of course, I wouldn’t respond in the same way.”
The user added in an update: “They finally showed up after about six hours into the day.
“He immediately set up a loud boombox, which attracted park rangers.
“That also got them into a long conversation and they’ve been low-key ever since. The best part is that several families set up blankets and places right next to the tables, which I think got the message across!