Marcy’s Diner in Portland - owner not sorry for yelling at noisy toddler

  • metta

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    Jul 20, 2015 6:36 PM GMT
    Diner owner not sorry for yelling at noisy toddler



    http://www.rawstory.com/2015/07/diner-owner-not-sorry-for-yelling-at-noisy-toddler-it-made-her-shut-up-which-made-me-happy/


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  • metta

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    Jul 20, 2015 6:37 PM GMT
    https://www.facebook.com/marcysdiner?fref=ts

    http://www.nicemuffin.com/

    http://www.yelp.com/biz/marcys-diner-portland
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    Jul 20, 2015 6:50 PM GMT
    Being a practiced diplomat myself, from the moments I watched of that interview it looks to me that the owner was perfectly the fuck in her rights and acted appropriately to the situation. The kid went nuts, the parents failed to act, so she snapped a quick shut up. I applaud that.

    As my parents did with us and as my brother did with his, if ever the kids should act up in a restaurant, you pick that kid up out of its chair and whisk it out of the restaurant before customers are further disturbed.

    One of the few places I'd think to never mind tolerate that but accept it would be a baby crying in an airplane. The pressure is changing in the cabin, the baby screams, that kid you feel sorry for and just allow for the crying. In a restaurant there is zero excuse for it.
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    Jul 20, 2015 7:15 PM GMT
    theantijock saidBeing a practiced diplomat myself, from the moments I watched of that interview it looks to me that the owner was perfectly the fuck in her rights and acted appropriately to the situation. The kid went nuts, the parents failed to act, so she snapped a quick shut up. I applaud that.

    As my parents did with us and as my brother did with his, if ever the kids should act up in a restaurant, you pick that kid up out of its chair and whisk it out of the restaurant before customers are further disturbed.

    One of the few places I'd think to never mind tolerate that but accept it would be a baby crying in an airplane. The pressure is changing in the cabin, the baby screams, that kid you feel sorry for and just allow for the crying. In a restaurant there is zero excuse for it.


    "Being a practiced diplomat myself"

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    I've had similar happen a few times, worst being at a very crowded lunch spot off of I-215 down in Temecula and a table of five behind me, 'parents' and three brats. The kids were climbing over the top of the booth down on my side of the booth. I asked the parents three time to control their kids, getting less nice each time. Then one of the kids decided it would be cool to flick me in the ear and one of the other threw some kind of little toy in my soup. You can guess the end of the story. I wasn't a diplomat.
  • metta

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    Jul 22, 2015 7:51 PM GMT
    The other side of the story


    I’m the mom whose encounter with an angry Maine diner owner went viral. Here’s what happened.


    https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/07/22/im-the-mom-whose-encounter-with-an-angry-maine-diner-owner-went-viral-heres-what-happened/


    I'm guessing that the truth is somewhere in between.