So yeah, I’m sure we’ve all heard about this crazy story. Apparently, a family was having breakfast at Marcy’s Diner in Maine. It just so happened that on this particular morning there was a 21-month-old dining there. This baby was doing what most babies do: crying.
Kids cry. It happens. I don’t really understand the need for the awkward stares or judgmental glances as a parent desperately tries to calm a meltdown. Crying babies aren’t a new phenomenon, move along.
Anyway, the baby was crying.
The parents were waiting for their food and, I’m sure everyone in the diner was a little on edge.
There are a number of ways a business owner can handle a screaming child, but screaming back at them is not one of them. She could have brought a snack for the baby (the pancakes took about 40 minutes to be cooked…), she could have brought crayons, or she could have just ignored a baby that’s not hers to parent.
Instead she gets into a verbal argument with the parents before screaming at the little girl.
And, you know, when I first heard about this story, I almost wanted to sympathize with the diner’s owner, but after reading her reply to the mother on her Facebook page, and then her own Facebook post, I was shocked.
It is, however, the woman’s business, and she can run it however she wants to.
If that is straight into the ground, I’m sure quite a few people would be okay with that.
You can read the mother’s blog post on the incident here.
Until next time,
Author: Savannah Baker
Savannah is a full-time mom of one, and can often be found outside on one of her various adventures. She enjoys carving her own path through natural and holistic living, as well as discovering ways to use food as medicine.