Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Over Reacting?

To over react means what? I am just curious.....



So today we went to story time at the library and then we went to lunch with Sarah and Colin at one of our regular spots Studebaker's. I love the pizza there and they have a lunch buffet. The restaurant itself is pretty dirty. I seriously don't think they have ever mopped the floors. They have been in business here in town at this location for about 5 years or so. That's a pretty dirty floor if you think about it. In fact one time I took my mom there when she was here visiting and Tyler was done and we were not and so he had gotten up. He was maybe two at the time and so he was unreasonable about things like, "Mommy and grandma are still eating so you need to sit back down" ( who am I kidding, he is STILL unreasonable about that! ) any ways. He threw himself on the ground and the lady who OWNS the restaurant actually told Tyler, "Oh Honey those floors are filthy you don't want to lay on there!" Um, HELLO! It's your floor lady CLEAN IT! But like I said, we like the pizza, it is one of the VERY FEW places my kid will actually eat something at and its cheap. I guess sometimes you get what you pay for so we put up with the dirty floors. The bathrooms are a whole other story. They are HORRID! Every time I go in there ( because Tyler has to pee EVERY time we are there! ) I get grossed out. In fact today while I was in there I actually thought about getting my camera out and taking a picture of one of the corners. It had so much CRAP in the corner ......well, I'm not even going to try to describe it but it is disgusting. How ironic that I thought about taking a picture today but didn't....I'll get back to that.

So let me ask y'all a question? My daughter is 13 months old and she will not eat off of a plate. I give her a plate, she throws it on the ground and then there is food all over the table AND the floor. Plus you worry about breaking the plate. Tyler did the same thing. I always wipe down the table with a wipe from my purse and then just put the food directing onto the table. I mean, that's what high chairs are right? It's a HUGE plate for you to put food on which in returns make it harder to introduce plates when they are older. ANY WAYS...Sarah and I have been taking the kids here for YEARS! This is what we would do every time. eventually the kids got old enough for plates and then we would use them. Now we have two babies again. We went back to feeding them right off of the table. My question to y'all that I was gonna ask before rambling on is, When did you make your kids start eating off of plates? Secondly, do you think a 13 month old should have to eat off of a plate?

We were leaving the pizza place today ( and Sarah kind of put all the food onto our plates before we left so it was easier for them to clean up...she pretty much ALWAYS does this ) and the chick who works there followed us outside, stopped us and told us that next time we come ( which probably will be never now ) we need to get our kids plates because they don't want them eating off of the table! Are you kidding me?!?!?! I stared at her for a good 5 to 10 seconds without even saying anything because I couldn't even believe she would have the nerve to come out and tell us something like that and then I said, "What?" She said, "We don't mind you using the extra plates, so next time get a plate for your kids because we don't want them eating off of the table." I couldn't take my eyes off of her even though I REALLY wanted to look at Sarah to see what her reaction was which I could see a little out of the corner of my eye and she was just as shocked as I was. I pointed to Kayla, who I was holding and said, "She doesn't eat off of a plate yet, she would just throw it on the ground." She just kind of made a face and said the same thing about "Well next time...." Then walked back into the restaurant. I kept thinking...if I hadn't of been so taken aback by this, I would have told there wouldn't be a next time because there was no way in hell I was giving her money again but you know when things like this happen, you don't have time to react. Ten more seconds and that would have come to me. I am glad she waited until we were outside and didn't do it in front of every one but she still was being a bitch in a "nice" way. She had a rag in her hand because she was getting ready to go clean off the table we made a mess on that Sarah had already so nicely put everything on the plates for them. Did I forget to mention that there are absolutely NO trash cans in the restaurant for you to put your stuff into except in the bathrooms. Look LADY, if you are gonna have a restaurant that you don't mop or clean the bathrooms in and you have no trash cans for people to put their trash into, don't be annoyed that you have to actually WIPE OFF A FREAKING TABLE because that's what you are PAID to do.

Does anyone think I am over reacting? What would have been your reaction if this happened to you at a place you go to sometimes once a week for the last 5 years? If I am over reacting please tell me. Also, do you think it is in appropriate for me to have my baby eat off of the table? I am not asking because I want you all to lie to me and tell me I was right, I SERIOUSLY want you to tell me if you think it is rude or whatever because if so then I need to work on that. I just get really irritated when people get upset when they have to "Work" at their job and get annoyed with it. I did a photo shoot for a 5 month old yesterday. She peed all over my blanket when we stripped her down and that's to be expected. Then she was fussy and had a hard time because she didn't want to be on her tummy. She spit up twice and we had to try really hard to get her to not fuse so we could get some pictures. Did I tell her mom that she needed to have the blanket clean for me because her daughter peed on it? Did I tell her that she needed to make sure her daughter gets a nap next time so she will be better ready for her shoot? NO of course not because babies peeing and being cranky because we were trying to take pictures of them during their nap time is to be expected! Same as if you own a restaurant. YOU HAVE TO CLEAN IT DUMBASSES


Okay I am done now.


Sorry for the cussing...but I could NOT type this without at least one or three....

6 comments:

Kristy Lou said...

Well, I probably would have said something much worse then, "What?"... so don't worry about it. Also, I don't know where you get them (probably online), but I have seen people who have plates or bowls for kids that have a strong suction cup on the bottom, so the kid can't throw it on the floor. Maybe look into finding some of those, and then you don't have to worry about it. I see if I can find some while I am online today and then email you if I can. Yeah I would have told that Biotch were she can take her little, dirty restaurant. She was probably made she had to actually clean the table with a rag instead of taking her hand and pushing the crumbs onto the floor like usual. (BTW, I would not let my kid eat on the table, but that's just me.)

pinkfrostycookies said...

I think that worker was out of line. I am always left speechless by such encounters and never think of what to say until the situation is over. I'm sorry this happened to you. I think it is to be expected that kids will eat off the table. I see it all the time. Sometimes they may even eat off the seats or floor. (Hopefully not there, though.) I give my kids plates as soon as they are eating solids. They usually do pretty well, but occasionally something falls off the plate onto the table and they then immediately eat it. So, when we go to restaurants I always wipe down the table just in case. I love Chick-fil-A because they have those plastic placemats that stick to the table and create a clean, large flat surface for kids to eat. Do you know about those? I know there are companies that sell them.

Sugar Bananas said...

You know me when it comes to germs. I don't let Colin eat off of the table if I don't have to so it's always a challenge to keep the plate in front of him. Also, I have the suction bowl (from Target) and after one time in the dishwasher, the suction didn't work.

I have to second how gross their floor is. If not for being able to see the food prep area is kept very clean, I wouldn't eat there.

The crazy thing is that she isn't the owner. I wonder how many times she's wanted to tell us (because we're in there often) and never had the guts to say anything. I guess today was her day! She had to be watching us the whole time so she could catch us as we were leaving. She started out all ballsy and when she saw it was about to get ugly, she got all nice. lol 2 tall chicks with mad faces.

How embarrassing that my neighbor was right there as we were being 'reprimanded'.

One Precious Life said...

Wow, I would have said way worse to her. Maybe you could get a place mat and put some suction cups on it or something to use for resaurants. Youre the crafty one Im sure youll come up with something. My daughter was the same way. She would throw the plate directly onto the floor. I used the suction bowls and once she realized she couldnt throw it she gave up on trying. Once that happened I gave her a regular plate and it wasnt an issue anymore. As far as the dirtiness of the restaurant dont they have inspections? Thats disgusting. Id call someone about it. If they dont care about the dirtiness of what the customers see can you imagine how nasty it is where you CANT see?!

Allison said...

Umm, I actually think you were nice about it. I can tell you that when encounters like that happen to me, I get all fired up and my mouth starts running until I feel justice has been served. Usually I feel pretty embarrassed about my behavior afterward. Dash ate off the table at Sams club today. My friends thought it too gross and put a napkin under his food when I got up for something. But then the napkin got all wet from the carrots and he started eating that too. So I haven't given him plates yet. I would probably write a letter to the owner and tell her of you loyalty in years past and how offended you were. Maybe she'll make things right so you can continue to go there... if you do want to go back.

PaTcHwOrK jEnN said...

Crazy! I feed Josh off a plate but he sits at the table at home and has a little plate. (I buy corel, usually they bounce.) Guess it will be awhile till we go out to pizza with ya'll. I think some placemats would be a good compromise. You could even get some clear vinyl or something from the fabric store and make them.