From the hallowed halls of the men's bathroom today i heard something like the following, when two people were talking about (one who's wife was) having a kid:
Walking is cute, talking is bad. Trust me.
Once they start talking, they don't shut up.
And after guy one left, guy two continued with guy three:
Well, the baby didn't have a cell phone in his ear, so it can't be a girl.
I can't say much for the latter, but the first comment seemed quite backwards to me. Walking enables the child to get into all sorts of trouble, yet talking allows you to know what they are thinking.
I guess that to him a child is just a toy, when they walk it's an upgraded model, but as soon as they talk they're as annoying as a U-Scan checkout lane in the market.
I find it sad that such people lack the appreciation of the beauty and wonder of a child.