Skip to comments.Cancer patient kicked out of Morton's Steakhouse for wearing beanie hat
Posted on 12/17/2013 7:49:24 PM PST by moonshinner_09
A cancer-sufferer attending a Christmas party at a Mortons Steakhouse on Friday night was ordered to remove a beanie hat he was wearing to protect him from the cold in an unpleasant incident that escalated quickly when the manager called the police. Robert Chambers, who runs and hosts a Tennessee shopping channel show called The Coin Vault, is currently battling a treatable form of cancer which he was first diagnosed with in March. Chambers was well enough to take his employees to dinner at the steakhouses downtown Nashville branch on Friday, but towards the end of meal he started to feel the cold and so put the beanie hat on his head.The chemo I had last gives me a cold sensitivity at the end of the day. It doesn't matter what I've done, there's a certain point. Chambers told NashvilleScene.com. So I'm sitting there at the table, freezing and I put my toboggan on. We're two or three minutes away from walking out and the manager comes up behind me and says, Would you please take that off in the dining room. I said, Sure.Chambers was informed that he was in violation of the restaurant's dress code, even though it doesnt actually say anything about hats and only suggests men wear business attire or smart casual wear. While Chambers quickly obliged with the managers request, other members of the party - including his 23-year-old son - tried to explain that their was a perfectly legitimate medical reason for wearing the hat indoors.
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Should this in Breaking News?
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It appears another article on this story is posted here:
Just cross-referencing the two articles.
Everything is Breaking News if you are a Drama Queen.
Cancer or not, cold or not, what is wrong with putting on a beanie, whether you are getting ready to leave or not at this restaurant?
Morton throwing a few paltry dollars to the cancer hospital would not make this go away for me easily.
You can put money on it that if it was a headscarf no one would have said a thing.
Except maybe that manager would have asked the guy to bring a note from his Inman proving his religion?
More a problem about Restaurant etiquette than anything else. They were wrong on all counts. This shows much more than an episode about cancer patients.
Folks should consider this when eating out. Seems things have only gotten worse in the last few years.
Mountain out of a molehill.
The news is broadcast in several languages at once.
Does your church have a specific, written dress code that says this?
I’ve eaten in that specific Morton’s several times...never again, until I hear that there is new management.
If a restaurant can kick someone out for refusing to take off a beanie then the end of the days are near.
Dress codes today
Death camps tomorrow.
Man this is fun
Second thread about some fool getting kicked out of a restaurant.
STOP THE PRESSES!
This wasn’t church.
The restaurant certainly has the right to have a dress code, but they should post it before asking someone to leave because of it.
This was extremely poor behavior on the part of the restaurant.
It’s understanding that let’s people like us tolerate a person such as yourself.
Go to the SPJST dance hall south of Temple, Texas for some honky-tonkin’ and you will not be allowed in with a cowboy hat. Too many fights are started by people touching someone else’s hat.
As for a restaurant, I think they went way too far.
Should never have gotten that far. Either a Maitre d’ or hostess should have informed the diner that his attire was inappropriate long before he was seated.
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