Skip to comments.Rangel aide in eatery tirade
Posted on 03/12/2011 10:13:21 AM PST by paltz
Charlie Rangel's deputy chief of staff, Geoffrey Eaton, threw such a fit over a missing umbrella during Thursday night's downpour at Harlem's popular Chez Lucienne restaurant that management had to call police to escort him out.
According to witnesses, Eaton, 52 -- who's also president of the NAACP's Midtown branch -- flew into a rage after a meal alone at the bar of the Lenox Avenue bistro when the staff couldn't find the umbrella he insisted he'd left by the door on his way in.
"He yelled at everyone, even the customers," said the manager on duty, who asked not to be named. "We said, 'We'll give you another umbrella.' Other people offered . . . we said, 'If that's not enough, we'll pay for your cab home.' Because I know him, I let him stay for a while. I talked to him nicely, as I do with all of my customers. We tried to calm him down. I have never seen him that way. Maybe something went a little wrong."
BET.com contributor Bevy Smith, who was dining separately at the bistro, told us, "He cursed out the entire waitstaff, and everyone was trying to appease him. He was like, 'Bleep that, I want a bleeping umbrella, why the bleep can't you find it?' "
"I said, 'Shhhh.' He yells at me, 'Bleep you, and mind your own bleeping business . . . you're a disgrace to our race.' "
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“... after a meal alone ...”
Maybe his tirade explains why he was eating alone in the first place.
Uh,I think he can afford a new umbrella.
May AG Holder should investigate. After all, it is one of “his people”.
Yelling ‘bleep’ doesn’t sound so bad /s
What was Eaton eatin'?
Reminds me that I haven’t seen my umbrella since about 1983. Now where could I have left it?
Decades of racial pandering brings about attitudes like this one
Chip off the old boss......
But maybe it was some poor, disadvantaged black kid who lacked an umbrella. Show some compassion. (sarc)
Credit to Bevy Smith for not capping Eaton!!!
She showed Grace where he did not!
More news you will NEVER see in the gutless New York Times.
Hilarious and well played.
He is an overpaid under educated disgrace to humanity. Someone should have reminded him that we common people would politely commented, “Don’t worry, bleep floats” and returned to fine dining.
Class always shines through.
Purple Drank bump.....
What the hell is a deputy chief of staff doing eating alone at Chez Lucienne? Seriously, congressional staff don’t get paid crap, even if they are fairly high up there. It’s one thing that he develop a taste for Chez Lucienne, with all the wining and dining that influence peddlers do... but how can he afford to eat there so easily that he does so ON HIS OWN?
Come on folks, even if you find yourself in a situation where you HAVE to eat out alone... maybe between connections or meetings, or something... isn’t that when you eat the CHEAPEST food? You get fast food, instead of sit-down dining? OK, I’ll admit on a couple occasions, when I was young and took public transportation, I treated myself as a break between switching from Amtrak to Greyhound, but that’s not what’s happening here.
This is a guy who probably makes $50,000... and he regularly plunks $40 a meal? Methinks he must have a side source of income that’s probably not very ethical.
(And yeah, Legislative Assistants make $20,000.)
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