An Idaho mom, who was at a restaurant with her family — including her 10-month-old son — is upset after receiving a nasty note from diners who accused her son of “ruining” their dinner with his yelling.
Katie Leach admits that her son’s “new thing” is yelling.
Leach wrote on a Facebook post to KTVB, “He will yell when I tell him no, when he’s super excited and happy or just for no reason at all, I’m doing my best to teach him indoor voice and to not yell back at me when telling him no etc, But he is only 10 (almost 11 months) and LEARNING.”
Leach said, “We all tried quieting him down which a majority of the time he did but he also was so excited to be around all the commotion, He was not yelling to be mean or because he was mad, it was purely from excitement and being happy.”
Leach says about halfway through her dinner two customers, “Caucasian women in their late 50’s or early 60’s,” slammed a disapproving note down on Leach’s table. The women then sat back down at their table behind Leach.
The note read, “Thank you for ruining our dinner with your screaming kid. Sincerely, the table behind you.”
Leach says she approached the two women and explained her son is young and that he is still learning. She says the women told her their grandchildren never behave like that. Leach says she could understand their complaints if her son was older and knew better.
She said: “He’s so young. He barely understands now. I mean, he’s starting to learn that when we tell him no, that means to tone it down, which he was doing.”
Leach believes the diners were rude and could have handled the situation better. The restaurant manager agreed. They comped Leach’s meal and invited the family back to Texas Roadhouse anytime.
Travis Doster, a spokesman for Texas Roadhouse, addressed the incident: “We’re in the hospitality business. We want all our guests to have a great experience. We were voted one of the loudest restaurants by Consumer Reports. 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.”
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