Taking an infant to a restaurant is never an easy feat, but there comes a time with new parents just can’t eat another meal at home. They hope and pray that their child behaves and that their fellow diners cut them some slack. But for a Nampa, ID, mom, that was far from the case.
For Katie Leach, a young mom in Nampa, Idaho, a “teaching moment” turned to drama while out dining with her almost–11-month-old son at Texas Roadhouse. The child, who, according to Leach, is “still learning” how to behave in public, was screaming gleefully in response to the patrons, waitstaff, and “Happy Birthday” songs throughout the evening.
About halfway through her meal, Leach says a note was slammed on the table in front of her by a woman she described to be in her 50s or 60s. The note read, “Thank you for ruining our dinner with your screaming kid. Sincerely, the table behind you.”
Leach was “shocked, outraged, and speechless” but tried to explain to the women that her son is only a baby and still learning. The women replied that their grandchildren still would never have behaved like that.
Stunned, Leach then spoke to the restaurant manager, who she says apologized for the women’s behavior, paid for her family’s meal, and said they are welcome at Texas Roadhouse anytime. He spoke to the two offended women and told them that after they finished their meal, they had to leave the restaurant quietly.
“We were voted one of the loudest restaurants by Consumer Reports,” Texas Roadhouse spokesman Travis Doster told KTVB. “We are proud to be loud. If you want to hear clinking wine glasses and clinking forks, then this probably isn’t the place for you.”
And Leach had a final message for the “two extremely rude, disrespectful women who think they have perfect children and grandchildren” in her post: “From seeing you while waiting outside and giving me dirty looks out there to writing that note and being the lowest kind of women you could be, I hope you feel embarrassed and you learn to not judge others as horrible as you did to me tonight.”
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