A battle broke out on a community Facebook page recently when a woman reported she took her two teen daughters here:
The waiter, she said, called one daughter ugly and the other daughter a brat. The general consensus was that the mom was reckless for taking her children to a place not designed for children.
You see, there's a sign clearly posted at the entrance that warns anyone who enters of the dangers. Those arguing with the mom said she couldn't have missed the sign. Here's one I found online:
The mom said she was distracted by a doorman who was giving her a salespitch to bring her in. He didn't warn her daughters that Dick's Last Resort is a place where kids are forced to wear inappropriate hats.
(That was the cleanest one I could find.)
My point, which I argued to the end, was that even if they criticize parents, calling a teen girl ugly is crossing the line. Teen girls are impressionable, and such a thing can do lifelong damage. Plus, if she's clearly upset by it, shouldn't the waiter stop?
What do you think? Was the waiter wrong? Or should the girl just have gone along with it?