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Question Gets Boy, 4, Banned From Doughnut Shop
Newser ^ | July 24,2014 | Rob Quinn

Posted on 07/24/2014 5:57:23 AM PDT by Enterprise

A curious 4-year-old in Monroe, Conn., is going to have to get his doughnuts elsewhere after asking a Doughnut Inn customer the wrong question. Justin Otero's mother says the boy asked the customer if she had a baby in her belly and was told no. "My response was, 'Oh my goodness, I'm so embarrassed, I'm so sorry,'" the mom tells WFSB. But she says that while the customer was forgiving, managers refused to allow her in the store with her son, saying, "'He's not allowed in here, he's rude.'" The mom says she plans to get doughnuts somewhere else with her son, who "sort of" understands what happened but is still asking questions.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: conversation; curious; donutnazi; donuts; donutwatch; doughnutinn; importantquestions; littleboy
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I guess the managers eyes glazed over.
1 posted on 07/24/2014 5:57:23 AM PDT by Enterprise
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To: Enterprise

Sink the Bismarcks, did she?


2 posted on 07/24/2014 5:59:20 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: Enterprise

Heck I wouldn’t buy anything there. Guess all that store owner understands is cops.


3 posted on 07/24/2014 6:04:37 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Enterprise

No, its not a baby little fellow, its many visits to this stinking donut shop.


4 posted on 07/24/2014 6:04:40 AM PDT by armydawg505
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To: Enterprise
My guess is the boy will have donuts for life from a competitor.

I know we are a nation of half morons, but really? These "managers" are getting dumber and dumber. Thanks Public schools!

5 posted on 07/24/2014 6:04:59 AM PDT by defconw (Both parties have clearly lost their minds!)
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To: Enterprise

In the Name of Tolerance, we will be intolerant!


6 posted on 07/24/2014 6:05:16 AM PDT by Gumdrop (~)
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To: Enterprise

The young boy must learn never to ask whether a woman is pregnant unless and until you see the baby coming out.


7 posted on 07/24/2014 6:06:01 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: Enterprise

If I ever find myself in Monroe, Conn., I’ll stay away from the Doughnut Inn.


8 posted on 07/24/2014 6:08:13 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Enterprise

Meanwhile, if a gaggle of feral blacks tore up the place late-night-Denny’s-style, they wouldn’t say a friggin’ word.


9 posted on 07/24/2014 6:08:29 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
We'll find the German doughnut that's makin' such a fuss
We gotta dunk the Bismarck 'cause the world depends on us
Yeah hit the tables a runnin' boys and spin those cups around
'Cause when we hold the Bismarck we gotta dunk her down

(Apologies to Mr. Horton)

10 posted on 07/24/2014 6:08:52 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: NautiNurse

...per Dave Barry.


11 posted on 07/24/2014 6:08:54 AM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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To: Enterprise

So, you can deny someone service if you think they are “rude”, but not if you KNOW they are homosexual and they are demanding that you go against your personal conscience!

Welkom to Obama’s Amerika!


12 posted on 07/24/2014 6:10:17 AM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: NautiNurse
"The young boy must learn never to ask whether a woman is pregnant unless and until you see the baby coming out."

Imagine his shock if what came out was a huge doughnut.

13 posted on 07/24/2014 6:10:47 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: ExTxMarine

So true. Ask about pregnancy and NO DOUGHNUT FOR YOU!


14 posted on 07/24/2014 6:11:40 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise
Art Linkletter made millions on his TV show, thanks to "curious children."

I took my 12 YO son and 3 1/2 YO grandson to Chick-Fil-A last week. While we're waiting in the drive-thru lane, my son asks me (out of the blue), "what does 'lustful' mean?" I tried to keep it simple, i.e. it's ok to look/glance at women, just don't stare.

Two seconds later, my grandson shouts out, "Oh, I get it now!"

15 posted on 07/24/2014 6:12:00 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! Remember Mississippi!)
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To: All

Just say that the kid is autistic and watch the manager squirm.


16 posted on 07/24/2014 6:12:26 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: Enterprise

LOL —


17 posted on 07/24/2014 6:12:43 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Enterprise

I did this once, too, and I wasn’t four years old.


18 posted on 07/24/2014 6:13:29 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: Enterprise

When I was about 8, I cringed when my five year old brother asked an elderly friend of my parents, “If you’re a lady, why do you have a beard?”


19 posted on 07/24/2014 6:13:48 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: driftdiver

I wonder if a cop had asked her if she was pregnant if he would had been banned also.


20 posted on 07/24/2014 6:13:54 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

While I think this manager of this location is an idiot, the online lynch mob is already forming on a few places I’ve looked. And as usual it is full of emotional and reactionary idiots (ironic) that are ready to run this brand into the ground, over an unfortunate, but trivial incident.

This is when I really start to despise the internet.


21 posted on 07/24/2014 6:14:14 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: NautiNurse
The young boy must learn never to ask whether a woman is pregnant unless and until you see the baby coming out.

Great point! I work with a nice, attractive young lady and never realized she was pregnant until she was at about 6 months and only because she told me. I told her I had conditioned myself to not notice.
22 posted on 07/24/2014 6:14:34 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: armydawg505

The lady insisted that it wasn’t the doughnuts that made her fat, it was the jelly bellys.


23 posted on 07/24/2014 6:20:17 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

Last time I saw my friend’s wife, I came *this* close to congratulating her on being pregnant again. Suffice it to say, I’m glad I thought about it before saying it!


24 posted on 07/24/2014 6:20:46 AM PDT by YourAdHere (Barack is the wife.)
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To: Enterprise

It’s not a baby, darnit. It’s a fetus.


25 posted on 07/24/2014 6:21:16 AM PDT by YourAdHere (Barack is the wife.)
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To: armydawg505

“No Hun, That’s Where Donuts Go To Die.”


26 posted on 07/24/2014 6:22:51 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: dead

ROFL!!


27 posted on 07/24/2014 6:22:53 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: TexasCajun

LOL!!!


28 posted on 07/24/2014 6:23:19 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: ExTxMarine
So, you can deny someone service if you think they are “rude”, but not if you KNOW they are homosexual and they are demanding that you go against your personal conscience!

Right ON!   Trumpet that comment anywhere you get the chance!

HF

29 posted on 07/24/2014 6:23:33 AM PDT by holden
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To: mmichaels1970

That would have been a great idea!


30 posted on 07/24/2014 6:25:39 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: mmichaels1970
I told her I had conditioned myself to not notice.

Only safe response for a male in today's workforce.

Last week, I had a vendor visit, young attractive female with major cleavage issues and I couldn't look her in the eye for obvious reasons. She asked me if something was wrong and I told her that I'd worked in Japan for 14 years (which is true) where eye contact was considered impolite.

It was the best I could come up with. How was I supposed to tell her the truth?

I couldn't be like the little boy who told the woman at the beach "Lady, if you're just going to drown those pups, I wouldn't mind having the one with the brown nose."

31 posted on 07/24/2014 6:26:45 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Night Hides Not

I’m the one in the family who is most likely to say rude and inappropriate things. Years ago I was driving my young boys to a game, and we saw an extremely obese woman sitting on a bench at a bus stop. My kids looked at me but they were afraid to laugh or say anything. I told them it was a good thing she was sitting in the middle, because if she sat at the end she would tip the bench over. They still remember that!


32 posted on 07/24/2014 6:29:13 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

NO SOUP FOR YOU!!


33 posted on 07/24/2014 6:29:36 AM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: Vigilanteman

Eye contact? HA HA!!


34 posted on 07/24/2014 6:30:53 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

Donut Nazi! No donuts for you!


35 posted on 07/24/2014 6:30:57 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch
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To: Enterprise

Made a mistake and asked when a lady was due. D’oh! She was not amused to say the least.


36 posted on 07/24/2014 6:32:23 AM PDT by csvset
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To: VanDeKoik

To forbid this naive 4 yr old from entering this store ever again is ridiculous.

That’s what folks are responding to.

Surprised you don’t get it.


37 posted on 07/24/2014 6:33:17 AM PDT by Guenevere
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To: Wyatt's Torch

No doughnuts for YOU!

38 posted on 07/24/2014 6:33:23 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: csvset

LOL - hey, it happens.


39 posted on 07/24/2014 6:34:12 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Guenevere

Ok? Well then call for the manager to be fired.

Trying to take down the whole company, as if everyone there decided that, is irresponsible.


40 posted on 07/24/2014 6:39:04 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: ScottinVA

One of my sons worked as a server. He came to dislike dealing with a certain ethnic group. While not all persons of this group were jerks, a number of them “behaved stupidly.” And management cowered before them.


41 posted on 07/24/2014 6:39:13 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

He’s not “rude’ he’s “4 years old”

Kinda like Jeffery....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiXM7NynrpY


42 posted on 07/24/2014 6:40:33 AM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Gumdrop
In the Name of Tolerance, we will be intolerant!

Forward! ;-) In order to be tolerant and supportive of ... um ... "large people" we shall be intolerant of 4 year olds who ask frank and sometimes inappropriate questions. Hint to anyone who has never had a 4 year old - that just kind of goes with the territory. You can't sit down and go over every conceivable situation and question that might arise with a child before taking them out in public. This is how they learn. It is messy, funny, and sometimes embarrassing.

Maybe if the boy claimed he was transgendered or self-identified as female they would (re)welcome him with open arms? But if he pretended to shoot through the hole in a donut they'd probably ban him again.

In all seriousness though, I 100% support the right for businesses to refuse to serve anyone. (hint, that includes people who may offend or go against the religious sensibilities/beliefs of the business owner) In this case it seems like an enormous overreaction to ban the 4 year old. So while it is their right to refuse service, it is a stupid call on the manager's part.

43 posted on 07/24/2014 6:45:55 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Enterprise

Did he say it in Vietnamese?


44 posted on 07/24/2014 7:04:33 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Vigilanteman

WOMAN: Sir! My eyes are up here.

HOMER SIMPSON: I’ve made my choice.

___________________________________


45 posted on 07/24/2014 7:10:07 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: dead

When I was about 6, I told my mom that my little brother was a son of a b!&ch

That did not end well.


46 posted on 07/24/2014 7:14:26 AM PDT by freedomlover
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To: Fiji Hill
"If I ever find myself in Monroe, Conn., I’ll stay away from the Doughnut Inn."

I saw this on the news last night; you'd probably be wise to do so. The place looks like a pit. The boy and his mom would be better off at the local Dunkin' Donuts.

47 posted on 07/24/2014 7:16:48 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: dead

My daughter at 5, saw a man with an eyepatch in a restaurant and screamed out, “Look, a pirate”.


48 posted on 07/24/2014 7:19:16 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: NautiNurse

From Romy and Michelle’s HIgh School Reunion

Michele:What are you picking on us for anyway? We’re not the ones who got fat.
Christie: We’re pregnant, you half-wit.
Michele: Yeah, well...I hope your babies look like monkeys.


49 posted on 07/24/2014 7:19:33 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dead

LOL


50 posted on 07/24/2014 7:22:19 AM PDT by windcliff
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