I’ve had friends kicked out of restaurants for worse. A high school pal had this idea in his head that he could eat all he wants at Petals, a joint ten minutes from school, without paying. He’d order his fries and Coke, purge the plate clean of the last drop of ketchup and up and leave when the waiters were otherwise occupied. The fact that this guy wasn’t much taller than a dining table at the time probably helped him sneak out unnoticed. His size would have been to his disadvantage if he was ever busted, but he never was. As soon as he got word that the manager had his number, he never showed up again.
Unwanted CPR session
Another friend almost got kicked out for getting too cozy with his girlfriend, making other patrons in a bar/restaurant uncomfortable. Being a Monday the establishment was half-empty and most of the waiters were busy chatting. The others were busy watching the free romance flick my boy and his girl were screening. Long story short a bouncer started making unfriendly gestures towards the frisky couple until they felt compelled to break their CPR session.
No changing table? I’ll change her right here
These two cases are cut and dry in my view and you’d probably shake the hand of the judge or jury who prescribe a butt whopping for my two friends. But probably not in the case of Miranda Sowers. The mother of three was happily chomping down pizza at a Brother’s Pizza Express in Texas with her little army when nature called. Not on her but the youngest of her trio of juniors. Naturally she grabbed the infant and headed to the bathrooms, only to find no changing table in sight. In a flashbulb moment, she returned to her table, placed the soiled baby on a chair and changed the diaper right there. “I thought…she fits right here on the chair,” Sowers said in a radio interview.
Complaint with the BBB
This didn’t go down well with the restaurant staff who promptly showed her the door. And their manager agreed with their actions: “As soon as you start opening the diaper, people start complaining about the smell.” However, the incident has sparked a global debate as to who was right and who was wrong. Sowers herself is in no two minds; she has already filed a complaint with the Better Business Bureau. But was she violated or did Miranda violate the appetites of other diners?
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