People are praising this diner owner because she screamed at a crying 2-year-old
Darla Neugebauer, owner of Marcy's Diner in Portland, Maine, has become the center of controversy after she yelled at a screaming 2-year-old last week. After the child's mother, Tara Carson, wrote about the incident on Facebook, it gained major traction as people took sides and contributed a plethora of comments to the controversial event.
Marcy's Diner's Facebook page even addressed the comments. The diner commented that the screaming child continued to scream for over 30 minutes and that her parents should have taken her outside at that point. Given that they failed to remove their screaming child from the scene, Neugebauer simply handled the situation on their behalf. Carson, still in shock from the event, told KVUE:
"I felt helpless as a mom that, you know, I couldn't do anything to help her. I can't explain why there's crazy people in this world that behave like that."
Neugebauer does not regret her actions because they proved effective. She told KVUE:
"I slammed my hands on the table and said, 'This needs to stop' — meaning her screaming — and I pointed at her and she looked at me and she stopped. I might have used poor judgment. I wouldn't say I was sorry, because it stopped. When things stop, it's usually a good thing."
While one might think that people would condemn Neugebauer for screaming at a poor, helpless child who isn't even her own, people are surprisingly applauding the diner owner for stepping up and getting things done. As it turns out, people don't have much tolerance for screaming children.
Of course, there's still two sides to every story. People are adamantly choosing teams as the event continues to spread through the social-media-sphere and gain the attention of millions.
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