An owner of a Portland diner is defending her actions that left patrons outraged.
The diner in downtown Portland is a busy place on the weekends. Owner Darla Neugebauer said that’s partly what led her to snap at a two-year-old on Saturday.
Neugebaur said the child’s parents ordered pancakes and then didn’t feed them to the girl, causing the child to cry loudly. After attempting to get the family to leave, or take the crying girl outside, the diner said she slammed her hands down on the counter and told the girl to knock it off.
When asked if she felt sorry about her actions she replied, “Sorry isn’t the right word. I might have used poor judgement. I wouldn’t say I was sorry, because it stopped. When things stop, it’s usually a good thing.”
Did the restaurant owner do the right thing? Have you witnessed a similar situation?