Off topic - are there places you don't change your baby?

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Off topic - are there places you don't change your baby?
Thu, 05-23-2013 - 1:30pm

There has been some interesting comments on the following news story: 

As the NBC affiliate KUSA/9News in Denver reported, Ruth and Alex Burgos were out for a coffee run at Starbucks when they realized their son Thiago needed a clean diaper. Ruth Burgos took him to the bathroom, where there was no changing table.

So, she brought him back and changed him in the seating area, telling 9News she “just kind of wiped him off, cleaned him off as quick as I could.”

Alex Burgos says a Starbucks employee threw them a rag and asked them to wipe the seat when they were done. He found the employee's tone demeaning and fired back by pouring his coffee on the floor. An argument ensued and police were called, but no arrests were made, 9News reports.

Read more: http://www.today.com/moms/are-some-places-limits-diaper-changing-1C9975046

Although Starbucks apologized for their employees behavior, a lot of the feedback was that the parents were totally in the wrong to change their baby where people eat, that it's unsanitary and they had other options.   IMHO, that's what changing pads are for, I would have done it on the bathroom floor using one or gone out to the car.   From what I've read, it sounds like this was a poopy diaper which I think gives emphasis to the gross out factor. 

Do you think that there are places that should be off limits to diaper changes? What would you have done in their place?