Saturday, April 20, 2024

Shocking Encounter: Family Receives ‘Nasty’ Note From Strangers Mid-Dinner

Katie Leach was enjoying a meal with ⁢her family at ​a restaurant when she received a ⁤rude note from⁣ other diners who were unhappy with her 10-month-old son’s screaming. Leach, a resident of Nampa, Idaho, explained​ that her‍ son Drew had recently started⁢ yelling as a new way of expressing himself.

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In a post on Facebook, she shared, “He will ⁢yell when I ‌tell him no, when he’s super excited and happy, or just for no reason at all. I’m doing my best to teach him to use ‍his indoor voice and not yell back at me when⁤ I⁤ tell him no. But he’s only 10 months old and still learning.”

Leach⁣ explained that they were at a Texas Roadhouse in Nampa when Drew began yelling intermittently. “He had been ⁣screaming off and on while everyone was singing ‍happy‍ birthday. And ‌when one⁤ of the waitresses would come ⁣up, he’d ‌yell to say hi,” she said. “We all tried to quiet him down, and most of the time he did, but he was also so excited to be around⁤ all the commotion. He wasn’t yelling to be mean or because he was angry, it‌ was purely from excitement ‍and happiness.”

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However, about halfway ⁢through their meal, ⁣two diners in their late 50s or early⁢ 60s ​left a note on the table between Leach and Drew. The women then returned to their table, which was behind Leach’s.

The note read, “Thank you for​ ruining our dinner ⁣with your screaming kid. Sincerely, the table behind you.”

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Leach approached the table and⁣ explained to the women that she was teaching her son⁤ how to‍ behave⁣ at the table and reminded them that he⁤ was still young and learning. However, the women responded by saying that they had grandchildren who never behaved like that. Leach stated that she could understand their complaints if Drew was older and knew better.

She said, “He’s so young. He barely understands now. I mean, he’s starting to learn that when we tell him no, that means to tone it down, which he was doing.”

Leach expressed that she wished the ​women ​had handled the situation‍ differently.

According to ​Leach, ‌the manager of the restaurant apologized for the ‍rude behavior of the diners and told⁣ them they⁤ could finish their meal, but they ‌had to ‌leave quietly.

The manager also comped ‍their ⁣meal and ‌invited Leach’s family to return to ⁢the restaurant anytime.

Travis Doster, a spokesperson for Texas Roadhouse, ⁣addressed the incident,⁣ saying, “We’re in the hospitality business, ⁢and we want⁣ all our guests to⁤ have a‍ great ⁢experience. We were voted one of the loudest restaurants by Consumer Reports, and we’re proud to be loud. If you prefer a quieter dining experience, this may not be the place ⁣for you.”

Sources: USA Today

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