Diner Owner Serves Up Controversy By Yelling At A Customer’s Toddler — But Will You Agree With Her After You Hear The Story??

A Maine restaurant owner is coming under fire for yelling at a kid!

This one is sure to divide opinion!

A restaurant owner is coming under fire after yelling at a two-year-old over the weekend, and when you hear about why it happened, you’ll definitely pick a side!

Darla Neugebauer owns Marcy’s Diner in Portland, Maine, and on Saturday afternoon, a couple with a small child came into the packed restaurant to eat. For forty minutes, though, their two-year-old cried, and cried… and cried.

[ Related: Darla Isn’t The Only Good Viral Vid From The Last Few Days! ]

For Darla, with 75 other people in the restaurant, the incessant crying became too much; she went over to the table, slammed her hands down on it, and yelled at the girl to shut up!

The child’s mother took to the restaurant’s Facebook page to post about her bad experience, but Darla was not having any of that, writing back:

“You are lucky I didn’t get really f*****g nuts because being physical is not something I cower from.”


Neugebauer doesn’t seem to care about what effect it may have on her business, saying she stands by her actions and doesn’t mind the choice she made to yell at a kid:

“Life’s full of choices and you’ve got to live with all of them. I chose to yell at a kid, it made her shut-up, which made me happy, it made my staff happy, it made the 75 other people dining here happy, and they left, they may never come back, other people may not come in. Their loss really … 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.”

Darla is not backing down. She made for a great interview subject, too, telling reporters about the incident in a video that’s very quickly becoming viral (below):

This is crazzzzy!! You’ve gotta give Darla credit for at least being very comfortable in her decisions, right or wrong!

What do U think — was Darla right to scream at the kid?! Vote in our poll below!


[Image via WCSH.]

Jul 21, 2015 11:01am PDT

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