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Old 01-26-2013, 05:03 PM   #1
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Thumbs Up waiter refuses to serve customers who insult special-needs child :)

apparently a special-needs kid was making noises at a restaraunt... another family complained, and after being moved to a further table, the waiter overheard them say "Special needs children need to be special somewhere else".

He decided he could not serve them.

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I like this. I find it utterly disgusting when people make fun of people with special needs
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Good for that waiter. Those people should be placed in a separate area for their intolerance.

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Sounds like the ignorant customers are the ones who really went full retard
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Having an autistic niece, this kind of stuff infuriates me. She's 5 and causes a commotion at times, but when she is on her iPad she is pretty content. Luckily we have experienced nothing but great people while out ^^
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I understand where both sides are coming from. But sometimes when I go out to eat I like to eat in peace so I hate being seated next to loud obnoxious people. I'd curse them out silently to myself or people I'm with. We all do it.

It just so happens that they were heard by the waiter. There was no need for him to blow it out of proportion and not serve them. I'd spit in their food instead of making a big scene out of it. Looks like the waiter just wanted his "good deed" to be notice.

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Going to play devil's advocate here. When a person goes to a restaurant, he expects to get served well in an environment that is pleasant. A screaming child makes a restaurant environment unpleasant. Now, the question here is to what extent was the special needs child acting out? If it was just a normal level or noise and conversation, then I can understand the situation and I think we can all agree that the complaining family was probably out of line. However, if the child was making noise beyond the norm and generally being a distraction to other guests, then I think the situation is very different.

How many times have we all been in restaurants, movie theaters, airplanes, etc. where there is a child making a ton of noise and the parent simply ignores it? "Ohhhhh, It's a baby! What can I do about it??". What can you do about it? Take your child and leave or don't bring it at all. I'm sorry, I'm tired of PC stuff. We are all told that we need to accept the circumstance of a child crying and making noise in these places because that's what they do. We're expected to grit our teeth and get through it. No. That's ridiculous.

I have all the sympathy in the world for parents of special needs children, and for the children themselves. But parents need to realize that they have no business imposing a burden on others trying to enjoy a day/night out. If the child in this case was being obnoxious to other customers, the waiter took an incorrect position and so did the restaurant.
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Going to play devil's advocate here. When a person goes to a restaurant, he expects to get served well in an environment that is pleasant. A screaming child makes a restaurant environment unpleasant. Now, the question here is to what extent was the special needs child acting out? If it was just a normal level or noise and conversation, then I can understand the situation and I think we can all agree that the complaining family was probably out of line. However, if the child was making noise beyond the norm and generally being a distraction to other guests, then I think the situation is very different.

How many times have we all been in restaurants, movie theaters, airplanes, etc. where there is a child making a ton of noise and the parent simply ignores it? "Ohhhhh, It's a baby! What can I do about it??". What can you do about it? Take your child and leave or don't bring it at all. I'm sorry, I'm tired of PC stuff. We are all told that we need to accept the circumstance of a child crying and making noise in these places because that's what they do. We're expected to grit our teeth and get through it. No. That's ridiculous.

I have all the sympathy in the world for parents of special needs children, and for the children themselves. But parents need to realize that they have no business imposing a burden on others trying to enjoy a day/night out. If the child in this case was being obnoxious to other customers, the waiter took an incorrect position and so did the restaurant.
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going to play devil's advocate here. When a person goes to a restaurant, he expects to get served well in an environment that is pleasant. A screaming child makes a restaurant environment unpleasant. Now, the question here is to what extent was the special needs child acting out? If it was just a normal level or noise and conversation, then i can understand the situation and i think we can all agree that the complaining family was probably out of line. However, if the child was making noise beyond the norm and generally being a distraction to other guests, then i think the situation is very different.

How many times have we all been in restaurants, movie theaters, airplanes, etc. Where there is a child making a ton of noise and the parent simply ignores it? "ohhhhh, it's a baby! What can i do about it??". What can you do about it? Take your child and leave or don't bring it at all. I'm sorry, i'm tired of pc stuff. We are all told that we need to accept the circumstance of a child crying and making noise in these places because that's what they do. We're expected to grit our teeth and get through it. No. That's ridiculous.

I have all the sympathy in the world for parents of special needs children, and for the children themselves. But parents need to realize that they have no business imposing a burden on others trying to enjoy a day/night out. If the child in this case was being obnoxious to other customers, the waiter took an incorrect position and so did the restaurant.

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Coming from someone with a lot of serving experience (one regular was retarded and the other down syndrome), the waiter did the right thing
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Going to play devil's advocate here. When a person goes to a restaurant, he expects to get served well in an environment that is pleasant. A screaming child makes a restaurant environment unpleasant. Now, the question here is to what extent was the special needs child acting out? If it was just a normal level or noise and conversation, then I can understand the situation and I think we can all agree that the complaining family was probably out of line. However, if the child was making noise beyond the norm and generally being a distraction to other guests, then I think the situation is very different.

How many times have we all been in restaurants, movie theaters, airplanes, etc. where there is a child making a ton of noise and the parent simply ignores it? "Ohhhhh, It's a baby! What can I do about it??". What can you do about it? Take your child and leave or don't bring it at all. I'm sorry, I'm tired of PC stuff. We are all told that we need to accept the circumstance of a child crying and making noise in these places because that's what they do. We're expected to grit our teeth and get through it. No. That's ridiculous.

I have all the sympathy in the world for parents of special needs children, and for the children themselves. But parents need to realize that they have no business imposing a burden on others trying to enjoy a day/night out. If the child in this case was being obnoxious to other customers, the waiter took an incorrect position and so did the restaurant.
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actually what's funny is that the first time I heard of this, it was via Fox news... so I had to find another outlet just so the thread didn't get derailed by lair/dmax.
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"Milo wasn't being bad, he was just talking and making little noises,"

Ohh please, that's a quote of the waiter. Those type of quotes, especially in a news story, need to be taken with a grain of salt.
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Ohh please, that's a quote of the waiter. Those type of quotes, especially in a news story, need to be taken with a grain of salt.
as should your hypothetical that the kid was "screaming"
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Going to play devil's advocate here. When a person goes to a restaurant, he expects to get served well in an environment that is pleasant. A screaming child makes a restaurant environment unpleasant. Now, the question here is to what extent was the special needs child acting out? If it was just a normal level or noise and conversation, then I can understand the situation and I think we can all agree that the complaining family was probably out of line. However, if the child was making noise beyond the norm and generally being a distraction to other guests, then I think the situation is very different.

How many times have we all been in restaurants, movie theaters, airplanes, etc. where there is a child making a ton of noise and the parent simply ignores it? "Ohhhhh, It's a baby! What can I do about it??". What can you do about it? Take your child and leave or don't bring it at all. I'm sorry, I'm tired of PC stuff. We are all told that we need to accept the circumstance of a child crying and making noise in these places because that's what they do. We're expected to grit our teeth and get through it. No. That's ridiculous.

I have all the sympathy in the world for parents of special needs children, and for the children themselves. But parents need to realize that they have no business imposing a burden on others trying to enjoy a day/night out. If the child in this case was being obnoxious to other customers, the waiter took an incorrect position and so did the restaurant.
Anybody can and should get served in a restaurant. If they don't like the atmosphere, they are free to leave. Sounds like these folks were just shallow and your post is making you sound shallow. It's one thing to be annoyed and kept to yourself, it's another thing to be ignorant and mock someone who has special needs. Tell me if this was your child, wouldn't you want to go out every now and then? Is this child not entitled to go out and enjoy the same restaurant that your or I or anybody else can enjoy? The waiter did the right thing.
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actually what's funny is that the first time I heard of this, it was via Fox news... so I had to find another outlet just so the thread didn't get derailed by lair/dmax.
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Going to play devil's advocate here. When a person goes to a restaurant, he expects to get served well in an environment that is pleasant. A screaming child makes a restaurant environment unpleasant. Now, the question here is to what extent was the special needs child acting out? If it was just a normal level or noise and conversation, then I can understand the situation and I think we can all agree that the complaining family was probably out of line. However, if the child was making noise beyond the norm and generally being a distraction to other guests, then I think the situation is very different.

How many times have we all been in restaurants, movie theaters, airplanes, etc. where there is a child making a ton of noise and the parent simply ignores it? "Ohhhhh, It's a baby! What can I do about it??". What can you do about it? Take your child and leave or don't bring it at all. I'm sorry, I'm tired of PC stuff. We are all told that we need to accept the circumstance of a child crying and making noise in these places because that's what they do. We're expected to grit our teeth and get through it. No. That's ridiculous.

I have all the sympathy in the world for parents of special needs children, and for the children themselves. But parents need to realize that they have no business imposing a burden on others trying to enjoy a day/night out. If the child in this case was being obnoxious to other customers, the waiter took an incorrect position and so did the restaurant.
There's a difference between being bothered and commenting on the situation and insulting the child's condition.
These people did the latter. Anyone in the world has the right to feel annoyed and also complain about it. However, making a smug joke about a mental disability is out of line no matter what the situation is.

If these people would've said "that child is too loud and I'm feeling uncomfortable because of it" and the waiter refused to serve them, it would be different. They took it to a personal, and insulting level.
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I've thrown customers out for that. I had a couple (white eurotrash) sit next to a black couple once making nasty comments to each other about the black couple. The black couple didn't complain, but the waiter heard them, came over to me, told me the story, and I told them to GTFO (and yes, I said it just like that.)
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