Juliana Farris Mazurkewicz was picking up her kids at the day care in Houston, Texas, on Friday when she spotted a new sign on the door. And after she decided to post it to Facebook, it's been shared more than a million times and sparked quite the debate.
What did it say? See for yourself...
The sign reads:
"You are picking up your child!"
"GET OFF YOUR PHONE!!!!"
"Your child is happy to see you! Are you not happy to see your child??”
“We have seen children trying to hand their parents their work they completed and the parent is on the phone. We have heard a child say ‘Mommy, mommy, mommy…” and the parent is paying more attention to their phone than their own child. It is appalling."
"Get off your phone!!”
Farris told Fox News that she agreed with the message, and decided to take a photo to share with her friends.
“I thought it was awesome. I thought it was funny and it definitely made me (think). I think (the message) definitely resonates with people. And it’s not just at the day care, it’s anywhere.”
But others weren't so sure.
“Sorry, I’d remove my child from that school," one commenter wrote. "They are right, of course, but that sign is not how you talk to another person, especially one paying your salary. I’m sure it’s true to be heard by many parents, but these are the people I would have entrusted to help teach my kids respect and they were just as disrespectful with that sign as the parents were with the phone. Two wrongs don’t make a right.”
“Some people have to work on their phones. I have my personal cell and a work cell,” commented another. “Just because I clock out of the office doesn’t mean I’m finished with my work day. There have been plenty of times I’ve picked up my daughter and been on a work call.”
While others also agreed.
“This needs to be posted everywhere this is a child trying to talk to their parents,” one person wrote.
What do you think?