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My experience at Olive Garden

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Last Saturday my SO and I went to Olive Garden with our 7 month old son to celebrate our friend's sisters' birthday.

We got there and all of use sat down.

About 1/2 into it my son started getting hungry.

I went out to a waitress and said that I need to breastfeed is there a place where i can?

She said maybe the bathroom.

I just looked at her blankly.

She said that she would go get a manager.

A nice hostess came out instead and I explained to her if there was a place where i could breastfeed my son.

There was an empty table in the corner and I sat in the corner to breastfeed.

Being a Saturday evening, Olive Garden was so busy that the waiting time was 45 minutes. But that hostess seem to have understood and seem to have related because she said to my son, enjoy your food.

So she made the other customers wait to be seated so i could take 20 minutes to feed my son.

I thought that was very thoughtful of her to do and I've never experienced anything wonderful like that before.

When i was done i let her know so she could sit the other customers.

I thanked her and told her how much i appreciate what she did for us.

she said no problem.

maybe i should have tipped her?

maybe i should do something else to show her that i appreciate her?

but i don't know her name.

or maybe i should just appreciate it and let it go?

what would you have done to show that you appreciated what she did?


Lilypie Breastfeeding tickers

by on Feb. 6, 2013 at 12:16 PM
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Hottubgodess
by Gold Member on Feb. 11, 2013 at 3:53 PM

Send the company a thank you note...be sure to tell them the location, the date and time.  They will knwo who was the mgr.  

vinalex0581
by on Feb. 11, 2013 at 6:13 PM

i really do appreciate your effort in searching this and posting it on here for me.

unfortunately i am having a hard time comprehending this.

=(

and this is why i didn't look the law up before because of this very reason, i can't comprehend it.

=(

i'm sure i'm completely wrong but the way i understand this is:

a guy can't expose his body parts in public and a women can't expose the portion of the breast which is below the areola.............um..........unless she is breastfeeding? is that correct? she can expose her breasts if she is breastfeeding but not for other reasons?

i don't get this: "nothing in the section shall prevent the adoption of the city, town or village"

i don't know........i don't understand what it's saying.

Quoting aehanrahan:

Here is the public breastfeeding law for New York. I found it here:

http://breastfeedinglaw.com/state-laws/new-york/

§ 79-e. Right to breast feed. Notwithstanding any other provision of
law, a mother may breast feed her baby in any location, public or
private, where the mother is otherwise authorized to be, irrespective of
whether or not the nipple of the mother’s breast is covered during or
incidental to the breast feeding.

—-
§ 245.01 Exposure of a person.
A person is guilty of exposure if he appears in a public place in such
a manner that the private or intimate parts of his body are unclothed or
exposed. For purposes of this section, the private or intimate parts of
a female person shall include that portion of the breast which is below
the top of the areola. This section shall not apply to the breastfeeding
of infants
or to any person entertaining or performing in a play,
exhibition, show or entertainment.
Exposure of a person is a violation.
Nothing in this section shall prevent the adoption by a city, town or
village of a local law prohibiting exposure of a person as herein
defined in a public place, at any time, whether or not such person is
entertaining or performing in a play, exhibition, show or entertainment.


Lilypie Breastfeeding tickers

aehanrahan
by Group Mod - Amy on Feb. 11, 2013 at 8:48 PM
Basically, all it means is that you can breastfed anywhere that you are legally allowed to be and breastfeeding is exempt from indecent exposure laws.

Quoting vinalex0581:

i really do appreciate your effort in searching this and posting it on here for me.

unfortunately i am having a hard time comprehending this.

=(

and this is why i didn't look the law up before because of this very reason, i can't comprehend it.

=(

i'm sure i'm completely wrong but the way i understand this is:

a guy can't expose his body parts in public and a women can't expose the portion of the breast which is below the areola.............um..........unless she is breastfeeding? is that correct? she can expose her breasts if she is breastfeeding but not for other reasons?

i don't get this: "nothing in the section shall prevent the adoption of the city, town or village"

i don't know........i don't understand what it's saying.

Quoting aehanrahan:

Here is the public breastfeeding law for New York. I found it here:

http://breastfeedinglaw.com/state-laws/new-york/

§ 79-e. Right to breast feed. Notwithstanding any other provision of
law, a mother may breast feed her baby in any location, public or
private, where the mother is otherwise authorized to be, irrespective of
whether or not the nipple of the mother’s breast is covered during or
incidental to the breast feeding.

—-
§ 245.01 Exposure of a person.
A person is guilty of exposure if he appears in a public place in such
a manner that the private or intimate parts of his body are unclothed or
exposed. For purposes of this section, the private or intimate parts of
a female person shall include that portion of the breast which is below
the top of the areola. This section shall not apply to the breastfeeding
of infants
or to any person entertaining or performing in a play,
exhibition, show or entertainment.
Exposure of a person is a violation.
Nothing in this section shall prevent the adoption by a city, town or
village of a local law prohibiting exposure of a person as herein
defined in a public place, at any time, whether or not such person is
entertaining or performing in a play, exhibition, show or entertainment.


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