Was This Diner Owner Right To Totally Flip Out And Scream At A 2-Year-Old?

YouTube / iCloud
YouTube / iCloud

The owner of a local Portland Diner, Darla Neugebauer, is under fire because she yelled at a toddler to stop crying.

According to the owner, the child was upset that her parents were not feeding her the three “giant” pancakes they had bought her and was crying incessantly. Neugebauer said she asked the parents to get the child to quiet down, or leave, but that they did neither.

After forty minutes of screaming Neugebauer said she had had enough. She slammed her hands down on the bar and yelled, “THIS. NEEDS. TO. STOP.”

The parents were outraged, and took to social media to express their fury.

Youtube / WormediaHD
Youtube / WormediaHD

The owner’s response was less than…docile?

Facebook / Mary Miller
Facebook / Mary Miller

The entire internet seems to be taking a side, with many agreeing with the parents that the response was inappropriate, but others sticking up for the owner saying that the parents should have gotten their child to quiet down or left the establishment.

Comments literally keep piling on by the second:

Facebook / Marcy's Diner
Facebook / Marcy’s Diner
Facebook / Marcy's Diner
Facebook / Marcy’s Diner
Facebook / Marcy's Diner
Facebook / Marcy’s Diner
Facebook / Marcy's Diner
Facebook / Marcy’s Diner
Facebook / Marcy's Diner
Facebook / Marcy’s Diner
Facebook / Marcy's Diner
Facebook / Marcy’s Diner

While the owner concedes that she used poor judgment, she is not “sorry”, because her actions did stop the crying.

Watch USA Today’s coverage of the viral debate:

What do you think??

Let’s crowdsource an answer to this “controversy”. TC mark

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  • http://thedadosaur.wordpress.com Dadosaurus Rex

    I don’t know how the parents handled that, but from reading the owner’s facebook posts gives me the idea that she may have been the one out of line.

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