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Do you think they should have been kicked out of the restaurant?

Anonymous
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I was out to lunch today. A kid was making a lot of noise and seemed really anxious. His mom was trying to calm him down, but he wasn't really stopping.

The waitress brought over their food, and came back with a cheese grater/pepper mill for them. She offered the child some, and he grabbed his cutlery and threw it at her. It hit her in the chest. His mom apologized and said that he's autistic and has an anxiety disorder. She left with him for 5 minutes, and he was calm when she came back. When she sat down again, the manager came over and said they needed to leave. The mom tried to argue and said she'd be calling "people" about it. 

Do you think it's fair they were kicked out?

Posted by Anonymous on Nov. 5, 2013 at 11:01 PM
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twicethemomjess
by on Nov. 5, 2013 at 11:02 PM
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I would have kicked them out
KatieFlower
by Silver Member on Nov. 5, 2013 at 11:03 PM
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Honestly I think it is dangerous if silverware is being thrown
nicole4ray
by Bronze Member on Nov. 5, 2013 at 11:04 PM
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I don't think it's fair so long as the mom was trying to calm him down. Although I wouldn't take my child to a restaurant if they couldn't behave themselves.
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blue123244
by on Nov. 5, 2013 at 11:04 PM
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was the waitress hurt?

vegaswife2011
by LMAO on Nov. 5, 2013 at 11:04 PM
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Well....I get why they were. 

AnnaBright
by Gold Member on Nov. 5, 2013 at 11:04 PM
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Restaurants need to protect their staff and patrons. Yup they have every right
lexiloo714
by Gold Member on Nov. 5, 2013 at 11:05 PM

I would have asked them to leave.

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Mrs.Kubalabuku
by Ruby Member on Nov. 5, 2013 at 11:06 PM
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The manager has to look out for the safety of his staff and other customers.  I can understand working with an autistic child on behavior issues, but throwing cutlery is dangerous to others as well as himself.  It's better for Mom to leave with grace and try to address that behavior in a more controlled environment than to expect others to accept flying forks.

I mean, I feel bad for Moms in these situations.  But what would she have said or done if the thrown items landed in someone's eye?  Expected them to just tolerate it?

On the other hand, he WAS calm by the time she came back.  So it's clear she's doing something.  

I guess it's hard to say without being there and seeing exactly how things went down.

kaysha
by Ruby Member on Nov. 5, 2013 at 11:07 PM
Yes.
tardiskitty
by on Nov. 5, 2013 at 11:07 PM
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Would you want that kid seated next to your child knowing there's a possibility of that happening to your child? Dangerous to others is not good in public whether you're 5 or 100 years old
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