Sunday, May 31, 2009

My shocking Dinner

Okay, so this post is simply me venting. My husband and I went to Chilis for dinner, and seated next to us were two gentlemen, one which had what appeared to be a mental disability. The waitress served him his food, and then stepped a mere 3 feet away to the drink station, where she proceeded to make fun of him. She saw me looking at her with what was probably a shocked expression, and went right on laughing at him. Fortunately his back was to her, so he didn't have to witness this!! A few minutes later the hostess walked up to her, and she made fun of him again!! I know I should have stood up and said something, but honestly I was so shocked I didn't know what to do. I felt paralyzed. When I got home I called the manager, and complained about the incident. She seemed to be truly upset by what I told her. I just wish that I had said something to this girl while she was laughing. I am the proud cousin of a young man with Downs Syndrome, and I know the struggles that he has had all his life with ignorant people like this horrible girl. What in the world is wrong with people?? I wish it hadn't taken me soo off guard, because I know that I should have said something!! Thank you for listening to me.
xxoo - Valarie


Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

That makes me so angry.

When I was a teenager, I suppose I had the bad taste and lack of sensitivity to make fun of some people. But, my God, by the time I was old enough to hold a job, I had realized that it was cruel - and said more about me than the person being teased.
I'm glad you called. I probably would have called out the young woman - and then got my head cracked by her boyfriend.

Rosemary said...

Wow Valarie,
I'm so glad you called the manager.
That is so uncalled for.
You did the right thing!

vivian said...

thats too bad. at least he didnt realize it, and its probably better that her manager deal with her instead of you anyways..
some People are so ignorant and mean and unhappy with their own lives.. and this is how they act. its sad isnt it?

Joanne Kennedy said...

Oh man I would have been so mad I would have had to say something to her. I would have taken the time to embarrass her and caused a scene.

I hate people like that. They have no idea that some day something could happen to them and they will be the one made fun of.

I sure hope you didn't leave her a tip.

I'm so happy you called the manager. I would call the corporate office too.

Good for you for sticking up for the poor guy. I'm only wish there would be more people like you.