A “regular” at a Cinco De Mayo Mexican Grill was enjoying a leisurely Sunday meal when something out of the ordinary caught his eye.
Reginald Widener was sitting at the bar when he turned around to see a young waiter sitting across from a customer inside a booth nearby.
While closely examining the situation, Widener realized that the man didn’t have hands, and 22-year-old server Alex Ruiz was helping him eat.
“He had a smile on his face the entire time,” Widener told CBS News. “He didn’t complain about it; it looked like he really cared.”
The kind act blew his mind — and he wasn’t the only one…Read more
Cara: How do you feel about parents giving drinks of alcoholic beverages to children, in this particular case the baby couldn’t have been more then 6 months. We had to literally send a manager to the table to ask them to stop. This is the note they left…
To Whom It May Concern:
Ohio Revised Code Section 4301.69
Children can legally drink with their parents if underage.
Giving my child a few sips of beer is perfectly ok, however letting them drink pop or have candy can have long term negative effects to their health. Concern yourself with things that matter. Thanks for the food.
A man named Tony Posnanski is winning over the Internet with an emotional Facebook post he wrote about an encounter he had as a Chili’s manager. Though it occurred 2 years ago, Tony’s interaction with the woman and child at “Table 9″ left its mark on him forever, and it sure left an imprint on our hearts too!
The post reads:
To the woman and child who sat at table 9,
I did not introduce myself to you. My name is Tony Posnanski. I have been a restaurant manager for fifteen years now. My day consists of making sure my restaurant runs well. That could mean washing dishes, cooking and sometimes even serving tables. I have also dealt with every guest complaint you can imagine.
A few weeks back you came into my restaurant. I was very busy that night. I was running around helping the kitchen cook food. I was asked to talk to a table close to yours. I did and they said your child was being very loud. I heard some yelling while I was talking to that table. I heard a very loud beep from a young girl.
I started to walk to your table. You knew what I was going to ask. You saw the table I just spoke to pointing at you. I got to your table and you looked at me. You wanted the first word. You said…
“Do you know what it is like to have a child with Autism?”
You were not rude when you asked the question. In fact, you were quite sincere. Your daughter could not have been more than five years old. She was beautiful and looked scared that I was at the table. She looked like she thought she was in trouble.
In fifteen years I do not have a lot of memorable moments as a restaurant manager. I remember some guests who were mad that their burger was not the way they wanted it. I remember a woman who called corporate on me because she said I gave her a regular Coke instead of a Diet Coke. I remember having to cut people off from drinking alcohol and I remember having to tell tables to have their child be quieter.
However, I do remember everything about the day my son was born. How I cried when I heard him cry. How I stood there and told him I would do anything for him and be the best father possible. I remember the day I married my wife. How I cried and promised to be the best husband possible. I remember the day my daughter was born. I did not cry that day. I was just so relieved because I lost a child two years earlier.
I know what I was supposed to say when I went to your table. I was supposed to politely tell you to please not have your daughter yell. I was supposed to offer to move you to another area. I was supposed to offend you by not offending you…
I did not do any of that.
Instead I just told you I hoped your meal was awesome. I high fived your daughter and then I told you that your meal was on us tonight. It was only sixteen dollars. It meant more to me than that. I do not think the other guests I spoke to were happy about it. At that moment it did not matter to me.
I do not know how you reacted. I had to leave to go cook because the kitchen was not doing very good that night. When the server asked me why I bought the food I just said you did not enjoy your steak. I did not tell anyone what you said to me. I was thankful you did say it to me though.
You asked me a question that I did not answer. The truth is I do not know what it is like to have a child with Autism. I know what it is like to be a father. I know what it is like to be a husband. I know what it is like to not tell his wife how much he loves her enough. I know what it is like to want to spend more time with his children.
You asked me the question right away. You have been through this before in other restaurants. I did not want to be like other managers for one moment. I did not want to tell you what you always heard.
Honestly, I wrote this to you and your beautiful daughter because I wanted to thank you both.
You have given me a great restaurant memory. One that I needed for the last fifteen years.
You also taught me a valuable lesson…
Sometimes doing the right thing does not make everyone happy; just the people who need it the most.
All my life I have been told that I speak like a white man and present myself as a white man….that I am simply not black enough….what exactly does that mean? Last night was not an exception. Last night, I waited on a rude couple (African American) who at the end of their dining experience, decided to write me this on the check. I was so shocked that all I could do was laugh…not laugh at the check itself but their sheer stupidity. The sad thing is the mentality comes from expectations of a negative stereotype of a black man from another black man but cry wolf if another man of another ethnicity calls out the negative actions. I am a human being first and foremost who also happens to be of African American decent. My focus in life isn’t “being black “…its being a good human being….to God and myself and the people in my life! A man by definition, is supposed to be courageous, have a sense of morals and responsibility….a man of compassion….great compassion…to immerse oneself in education and face the challenges in life head on with the will of God! So I am not black enough? Okay well….I am black enough for me but I am a great man! A gentleman! And I really pray that there will come a day when the whole world wakes up! My name is Lamont Reed, I am a man of compassion and I am proud of me and who I am….I am proud to just be me and show love to my friends and families of all ethnicities and I even have my own flag to wave…my big L flag! For Lamont, of course.
This guy told me he was going to leave cash and when I went to greet another table he walked out and left me this instead. I checked back on him several times and he never told me anything was wrong.
-There was a bug in my beer
-There were fruit flies circling my table
-Trevor boxed up wrong kids meal for my wife who left
-Steak was overcooked
-All food was cold
-Trevor has the personality of a pair of sweaty balls
So, is it just me or are the Gofundme pages getting out of hand? People are going as far as creating pages to help fund their weddings to asking for extra income instead of simply going out and finding a job! What was once a tool to help support REAL causes, has now become the laughing stock for everyone’s need for extra dough.
One of our followers at IYCATT agrees and decided to create a Gofundme page specifically devoted to his poo…
I have noticed a major increase in ridiculous gofundme causes. I thought why not call it like it is, cut to the chase, and ask everyone to simply fund my $h!t. This is being done in the spirit of humor, but should anyone actually donate I will drop one deuce for chairty, and donate a portion of the proceeds to purchase colostomy equipment for children. After of course buying extra charmin ultra soft for my diddly-hole.
So far Joe is going strong with $5 donated to a goal of $5000. If you have ever been constipated and know the struggle one can endure with sandpaper toilet paper, THIS is the cause that deserves your support!