Skip to comments.Diner's Reaction to Woman Having Heart Attack on NYE Causes Social Media Uproar
Posted on 01/04/2016 9:34:02 PM PST by BenLurkin
When an Indiana woman allegedly posted to Facebook that her New Year's Eve meal at a downtown Indianapolis restaurant was ruined "by watching a dead person being wheeled out from an overdose," she probably didn't expect the response she received from the restaurant's manager.
Holly Jones is accused of writing on Kilroy's restaurant's Facebook page that she was dining at the restaurant, as she does every year for the holiday, when her table was "screamed at" while trying to figure out a bill discrepancy.
"The manager told us someone dying was more important than us being there making us feel like our business didn't matter, but I guess allowing a Junkie in the building to overdose on your property is more important then (sic) paying customers who are spending a lot of money," she wrote, in part.
Serenity Salon has acknowledged that a stylist allegedly posted the message to the restaurant's page, but said the Facebook post "in no way represents the views" of the salon or its staff.
The salon also said Jones "does claim she is not the actual person who posted this and is in the process of trying to clear her name..."
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Having watched my father-in-law suddenly drop dead face first into his lobster bisque ... well I can empathize. Still, for a third party she did sound kind of callous.
Or perhaps some restaurants use that move whenever a bill dispute comes up. j/k
Seems like the owner had a point: A dying person is more important than a loudmouth complaining about a bill at a different table.
Now, a dead person at a different table is another matter entirely. That person is, obviously, already dead - maybe without paying her bill even - and therefore can;t care whether or not some other diner is disputing a bill for their meal. Further, the dead person will need further service, and so, therefore, can be taken care of later. Right? /sarchasm
(Wanna bet everybody in the restaurant was a democrat, and I’ll bet none had been to church for years.)
I lost a girlfriend over something similar. I do not complain about such things I would understand perfectly a restaurant stalling service to aid someone in need.
One New Year’s Eve a girlfriend and I were on our way to dinner when I nearly hit a body lying in the roadway. A cyclist wearing dark clothes and sporting no lights or reflectors had been hit and left in the road way. I stopped and covered him with my car cover (it was raining) and did what I could until emergency personnel arrived. My girlfriend stayed in the car as I asked.
While waiting I could feel that he had numerous broken bones and that he had a hole in the side of his head about the size of my fist and I could see his brain. He regained consciousness and spoke slurring his speech.
After the EMTs arrived, I told them and the police what I knew and left and went to dinner. I was hungry and such things don’t really bother me (former Marine). My girl friend though I was crass, which may be right, and never saw me again after that night.
Brother, did you ever dodge a bullet.
Comforting a man possibly at death’s door and your called crass. That really takes the cake.
Crass? What an I missing? I think it was fortunate for you that that was the last time you saw her. Her priorities sound troubling to me. You did a good and decent thing.
P.S. I once had a boyfriend named Rey. He was a good man too.
Sheesh dude, you’d still have her if you’d wrung your hands and second guessed yourself for weeks afterwards, even gotten brownie points if you’d spent hours together exploring your feelings with her about it... WHAT were you thinking???
No - crass would have been to keep on driving like the person that hit the biker, and probably numerous others that had important New Year’s parties to get to.
“My girl friend though I was crass, which may be right,”
Sounds like you were well rid of her. I don’t know what you mean by crass, she was upset that you didn’t fall to pieces after seeing a man hurt like that? But, you were kind and brave and helped him. With how badly he was hurt it sounds like he could have died if you hadn’t come upon him when you did.
Crass isn’t the right word. The proper word would be stoic, stoic is good.
You done good, most women would appreciate that I’d think.
It wasn’t crass but I suspect most people couldn’t go on to enjoy a night out after that. I doubt I could myself.
Maybe you couldn’t.....maybe I couldn’t....
...but maybe Rey wanted to gain a little bit of normalcy after the trama of what he experienced,
Trauma can make someone want comfort food
Trauma can also make people want to enjoy whatever precious few moments they might have left. One never knows when they will meet their maker, but if you fail to enjoy things when you have an opportunity, well you miss out.
Different mindset, but hardly callous.
Time in the Corps and as an LEO has left me unaffected by a lot of stuff.
Thanks. I do have the luxury of being able to think before I post and being totally removed from the situation.
I think it would take me a while to process if I were in the poster’s shoes. I probably would’ve reacted differently and would think that I now had a vested interest in the person’s outcome (at least would like to know what happened to them). This is all predicated on the idea that I would personally want to know what happened with the person in the hopes that what I did helped and that they lived. If they died, that would be tragic and have a whole different impact.
Either way, I think the poster can take away from that experience that they tried to help and provided some level of comfort / relieve to the injured person.
What a surreal situation.
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