Maybe it’s just me, but did you ever notice that quite often, those who complain about something the loudest are the worst offenders?
I was reminded of that again recently when I read a news story from Katy, Texas, in which a family complained that they were disrespected by the manager of an Applebee’s restaurant when they were asked to leave because their children were misbehaving.
According to the news story, Lillian Maliti, Eli Gau, and their children were dining at the restaurant and the young children were running around disturbing other customers. When they would not discipline the kids, they were asked to leave and an argument ensued. An employee of the restaurant called the police at 10 p.m. and a few minutes later the father, Eli Gau also called police from the parking lot, saying he felt threatened. The mother said she felt disrespected and said, "This has never happened in my life."
Police responded but no citations were issued to any of the parties involved.
Gau admits that the children, 3 year old Ryan and 1 year old Ethan, were “active,” and that they “act like children." Other diners went further, to describe the kids as “running around the restaurant screaming at guests as they tried to enjoy their meals.” Customer Randal Smith was quoted as saying, “Then the parents raised hell in front of the whole restaurant.”
And, of course, because the couple and their children are black, the race card came into play. How could it not? And it should come as no surprise that in our politically correct world, Applebee’s is falling all over itself to kiss ass and make nice. The company issued a statement that said, in part, "Our franchise owner-operator has apologized to the guest and invited the party back into their restaurant to demonstrate the standard of service each of our guests deserve to receive during every visit.”
What a bunch of BS! How about apologizing to the rest of your customers who could not enjoy their meal in peace because this couple refuse to teach their children manners or make them behave appropriately in a public place? I’ve had more than one meal ruined by uncontrolled kids running wild in a restaurant and I don’t appreciate it. I was also a single father and my kids knew better than to every try something like that. In fact, it would have never entered their minds because they were taught right from wrong and how to behave from the very beginning.
Lillian Maliti feels “disrespected?” How about the other diners whose meals were ruined by having to listen to all of this? Again, did you ever notice that quite often, those who complain about something the loudest are the worst offenders?
Nobody has ever called Lillian Maliti to task for her or her children’s bad behavior in the past? Well, maybe it’s about time!
This attitude is a big part of what is wrong in our society, from Congress to schools to homes. Nobody ever has to take any responsibility for their actions or deal with any consequences for them. Why, it would be rude to tell somebody to sit down in their seat, shut their mouth, and act like a civilized human being!
What Applebees should do is ban this couple and their children from their restaurant forever instead of rewarding and encouraging them to come back with their little hellions.