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Response to mshasta (Reply #16)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 12:17 AM

23. My kids and I were at a family Pizza place, and old couple was chastizing a single mom.

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They were pulling that whole "Children should be seen and not heard" bit.

The young mom was beside herself, getting ready to leave and I approached her and said that this is a family pizza place--attached to a freakin' mall. If the people complaining have an issue, they should leave and go somewhere else. My kids were supportive of her, and I made it a point that those complaining heard my comments--which was not hard since there were just a few tables away. Her young child wasn't really that loud either, it was just a couple of older people who just needed to complain about something. It's not like that the pizza place was quiet, as it was filled with a lot of people. Outback Steak Houses are kind of dumpy and loud. They are like a downgraded Olive Garden--for steaks.


I have issue with certain aspects of Japanese culture, because once I got chastised for replying to an email and one of the people in the reply had left their company and it went to their dead letter queue. All the other people received the email, but they had issue with me sending an email to someone who no longer works there. Quite uptight and stuck in decades old protocol habits. That whole thing revolving around thanking three times and bowing three times, etc.

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