Monday, July 20, 2015

Owner of Portland diner defends yelling at screaming child

The owner of a Portland diner is defending comments she made on her Facebook page about yelling at a 2-year-old child for crying, screaming and disrupting her customers’ dining experience. The encounter happened Saturday. 
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Not sure how I feel about this one.  I've eaten at Marcy's more than 100 times.  The food is great.  I've never had a problem.  I am also a parent of a very difficult child, I know what a pain in the butt kids can be at times, but I'd also want to pop anybody in the nose for yelling at her.

Then again, I've always been a bit self-conscious about my kids behavior in public because it reflects on me as a parent in the eyes of others.  That is an unfortunate consequence of living in a world full of stupid people who don't understand the struggles some parents face while automatically blaming them for their children's behaviors instead of being empathetic to the struggles of being a parent to a difficult child.

I went onto the Restaurant's Facebook page and the debate was certainly on about this, but the post on the topic has apparently been removed.

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