Well, it appears I’ve got my opinions back because this is the second time this week I’ve posted on some newsworthy (ha! right) story in the, uh, news, and made my opinions known on it. Get ready, we’re about to take a ride on the Failboat. Sails away!
Let’s say you’re a father (Oh! Oh! Me! I’m a father!) and you want to celebrate Father’s Day. At the bar (whaaa???). You want to celebrate at the bar because, let’s face it, kids drive you to drink. At least mine do. I’m kidding, of course.
No I’m not. But then an awful thought strikes you. Hard. And it’s painful. You can’t go to the bar because you have a four-year old child and you have to be 21 to enter the bar. Then you have an epiphany! You’ll ask the manager to let your four-year old in with you! You go to the bar and, much to your relief, the manager agrees to let you in with your small child. Yay! You have to custom order your child’s meal. ”Why?” you ask. ”Because this is a bar and we don’t have a children’s menu, dumbass,” they answer. Duh. So the disgruntled server, when entering the custom order for the child, gets irritated and adds some commentary to the order along the lines of “Fucking needy kids…” and then forgets to delete that from the receipt when she brings you the bill. You are then outraged. How dare she? The nerve? You complain to the manager, but he nonchalantly explains to you it was a joke and that the server simply forgot to erase the comment before bringing you the bill. He laughs it off. You’re so incensed that you take a picture of the bill and post in on a major newspaper’s Facebook page. Wait…
This all actually happened. If you are the St. Louis father in this scenario, then you sir, are a dumbass. Why on earth are you taking your four-year old into a bar? An establishment full of drunken idiots. Where language isn’t censored and the crowd can be as chaotic as it desires. Fights may or may not break out. Adults do not behave like adults. Smoking. Douchebaggery afoot.
No responsible father would take a four-year old into a bar. Ever. And then to get indignant upon finding a swear word on the bill? Well, that’s just hypocrisy. It’s a fucking bar! What did you expect?
Now, let’s examine the other side of this stupidity. First, the name of the bar is Friendly’s, which is rather ironic considering what happened. Fucking needy kids. What kind of establishment are you running where this is acceptable behavior? I mean, going back there and saying it to a coworker is one thing, but putting it on the bill where this type of “accident” can happen? Kinda dumb. Furthermore, if you’re the manager, why did you let a four-year old into an establishment where only people 21 and older are allowed? I’m not familiar with the liquor laws in St. Louis, but you could get in trouble for that, methinks. This place is allegedly a sports bar, and if they have a full menu, then it’s likely feasible that people of all ages can legally enter and that the 21 and older rule was set by the bar. Even so, that rule was in place for a reason. Letting a four-year old into a place with a crowd full of, what I can only presume is, regulars who are not used to having a four-year old in its presence is irresponsible as well. And, quite frankly, stupid, as he found out.
This whole situation is one huge failure by all parties involved. From the father, to the server (fucking needy kids…ha ha), to the manager. And then, the biggest failure of all, going public with it. Dear father, instead of being outraged about the f-bomb on your bill, which I doubt your son even saw (and even if he did, could he comprehend what it said?), perhaps you should be analyzing why you took your young child into a place geared towards drunken adults. Please stop failing.