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2012-12-23 10:06:38 AM
Not only will La Leche call in a mass nurse-in, the place will be lectured for not having bilingual breast pumps.
 
2012-12-23 10:11:22 AM
If I ever open a restaurant, babies and children under the age of .... 30 will be forboden.
 
2012-12-23 10:23:13 AM
"I was clearing a table while breastfeeding,"

 It looks like this will be written into the employee handbook right after the section on "All employees must wash hands after using the bathroom".
 
2012-12-23 10:27:10 AM
You're doing something in the restaurant you own that, while perfectly legal, your patrons consider icky enough to lodge formal complaints about it. Presumably more customers didn't bother filing complaints but just never came back. Do you keep doing it while whining about your rights? Or do you realize that walking around a dining room with a baby hanging off your boob might be off-putting to your customers and cut it out?
 
2012-12-23 10:39:01 AM
Cream, sugar, breastmilk?
 
2012-12-23 10:54:40 AM
The article did not have a clear picture of the breasts, so I cannot form an opinion.
 
2012-12-23 10:55:50 AM
I'm not sure I really understand the potential health risk.  This is happening out front, not in the kitchen (so far as we know), so it's not like customers would unknowingly end up with milk in their meals.  So I'm not sure the government should be involved, especially given that Nova Scotia has given lots of protection to breastfeeding mothers.

But I don't know why she thinks this is good for her business.  I'll defend a woman's right to breastfeed in public, but I think I'd have to be seeing an awful lot of side-boob to consider dining at this place.
 
2012-12-23 11:48:00 AM
Holy christ that's not sanitary.  I'm sorry, but you either need to take a leave of absence or leave the kid with a babysitter while you're working.  Don't farking breastfeed on the job like that.  Blech.
 
2012-12-23 12:02:56 PM

TheSpaceAdmiral: I'm not sure I really understand the potential health risk.  This is happening out front, not in the kitchen (so far as we know),


That's the important part.  If I'm sitting in the dining room, and I see a member of the staff breastfeeding while walking around in front of the customers, I'm going to wonder what else taking place out of my sight.

Breast feed all you want, but please, please have at least some tiny amount of consideration for the people around you.  You are not "performing a miracle of nourishing life," you are secreting body fluids, and while it's perfectly natural, I don't want to see it while I'm eating.

If that offends the restaurant owners, they should probably let potential customers know ahead of time, so that we can make an informed decision.  Maybe something like a sign on the door saying "Our employees secrete bodily fluids while on duty and customers are expected to compliment them on their successful secretions because they are new mothers and that makes them special, so f**k you."

That way, I'll know that your restaurant does not want my money.
 
2012-12-23 12:39:45 PM
I have zero problem.
"I was clearing a table while breastfeeding," she told CBC News.
But who does that?
 
2012-12-23 01:05:49 PM
FTA:"I was clearing a table while breastfeeding,"

How is it even possible to clear a table while breastfeeding?
So she was holding her kid in one arm and handling dirty dishes at the same time?
What the actual f*ck?
This isn't a "breastfeeding on the job is bad" issue. This is a "mom is farking stupid" issue.
 
2012-12-23 01:09:31 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: Holy christ that's not sanitary.  I'm sorry, but you either need to take a leave of absence or leave the kid with a babysitter while you're working.  Don't farking breastfeed on the job like that.  Blech.


There are serious protections for mothers who breastfeed children on the job. Their child has far more right to be fed than you have at not being grossed out. And as long as she isn't feeding the child around food that has yet to be eaten or prepared then I don't really think there are any sanitary concerns.
 
2012-12-23 01:11:10 PM

manwithplanx: The My Little Pony Killer: Holy christ that's not sanitary.  I'm sorry, but you either need to take a leave of absence or leave the kid with a babysitter while you're working.  Don't farking breastfeed on the job like that.  Blech.

There are serious protections for mothers who breastfeed children on the job. Their child has far more right to be fed than you have at not being grossed out. And as long as she isn't feeding the child around food that has yet to be eaten or prepared then I don't really think there are any sanitary concerns.


She has no protection because she's the damn owner. All this is is customers complaining about her.
 
2012-12-23 01:12:24 PM

aimtastic: You're doing something in the restaurant you own that, while perfectly legal, your patrons consider icky enough to lodge formal complaints about it. Presumably more customers didn't bother filing complaints but just never came back. Do you keep doing it while whining about your rights? Or do you realize that walking around a dining room with a baby hanging off your boob might be off-putting to your customers and cut it out?


Yes because it is more important to keep a handful of prudes happy than do your job and feed your baby.

She was clearing off a table for crissakes not pouring the wine.
 
2012-12-23 01:17:08 PM

quickdraw: Yes because it is more important to keep a handful of prudes happy than do your job and feed your baby.


If those prudes are paying customers and you're the owner of the establishment, then yes, it is more important.
 
2012-12-23 01:22:45 PM
I don't have a single problem with breastfeeding a child wherever the fark you happen to be. I'm not grossed out by it, I'm not driven into an erectile rage over an exposed breast, and I couldn't give less of a shiat how anyone else feels about it. It's a completely natural thing, deal with it.

That being said, as a former health inspector there are code
requirements regarding this. To summarize: it's not allowed, at least not in Georgia.
 
2012-12-23 01:24:06 PM
I don't see the problem, as long as the baby leaves at least a 20% tip.
 
2012-12-23 01:37:48 PM
That's almost as bad as Burger King using the drooling tards to wipe down tables.
 
2012-12-23 01:37:53 PM

aimtastic: If those prudes are paying customers and you're the owner of the establishment, then yes, it is more important.


As strongly as I advocate boobs, I think I have to agree. Breastfeeding on the job might not be unsanitary, but I can see how it could be off-putting. If it hurts your business, it'll make life harder for you and your baby, which isn't in either of your best interests. Seems like a case of "just because you can do something, doesn't mean you should."
 
2012-12-23 01:45:52 PM
I have no problem with mothers feeding their children.

While working and clearing tables ain't the place.

quickdraw: aimtastic: You're doing something in the restaurant you own that, while perfectly legal, your patrons consider icky enough to lodge formal complaints about it. Presumably more customers didn't bother filing complaints but just never came back. Do you keep doing it while whining about your rights? Or do you realize that walking around a dining room with a baby hanging off your boob might be off-putting to your customers and cut it out?

Yes because it is more important to keep a handful of prudes happy than do your job and feed your baby.

She was clearing off a table for crissakes not pouring the wine.


It's not about prudes, it's about keeping to the health code. Eating a sandwich while you're clearing tables isn't up to code either. Baby dribbles, spits up, it's on the table. That's the same risk factor as spewing hotdog out of your gob when doing the same thing. Bodily fluids like saliva aren't supposed to go on tables or tableware.

After you eat, you wash your hands before you return to work. It's the same thing after breastfeeding your kid. It's not a matter of being prudish, it's about complying with sanitation. I don't want to see a busboy stuffing his face as he's handling dishes or silver. Or pick them up afterwards if he doesn't wash his hands.

My ex-wife breastfed, and even when she was bottle feeding with breast milk, she did so in a quiet place. Feeding your kid at a table isn't about being a prude, it's simply about complying with code, and to be honest, why in the world would you think that feeding your child out in the dining room was OK in the first place? Really? A dining room when you're working is about as wrong a place to feed your infant anyhow. That means that she's not working, and should be on a break to do so. I'm all for breastfeeding, but in restaurants, there is a REASON for the regs on employees eating and matters of cleanliness. At home? Knock yourself out. In the restaurant, there are regs that have to be complied with. In the park? Knock yourself out. On the bus? Not ideal locations, because of the amount of noise and bustle, but seriously, have some common sense. It doesn't help anyone, and it only illustrates a divide that has some folks thinking, "It's OK when I do it!"
 
2012-12-23 01:49:20 PM

Lukeonia1: Breastfeeding on the job might not be unsanitary


Have you seen me eat? Seen my hygiene? Never, ever expose your kid to my germs by cleaning up my leftovers with your newborn sucking off your tit.
 
2012-12-23 01:54:28 PM

aimtastic: quickdraw: Yes because it is more important to keep a handful of prudes happy than do your job and feed your baby.

If those prudes are paying customers and you're the owner of the establishment, then yes, it is more important.


No it isn't. If you have a good product at a good price then a few prudes walking away and making a big fuss is just good publicity.
 
2012-12-23 01:54:35 PM
What makes this odd, is that as the owner, she should know the regs better than anyone there. That she's confused as to what the issue was, says a lot about her. Pitch in and help all you want, but at least understand the regs before you get out there.
 
2012-12-23 01:55:42 PM

quickdraw: aimtastic: quickdraw: Yes because it is more important to keep a handful of prudes happy than do your job and feed your baby.

If those prudes are paying customers and you're the owner of the establishment, then yes, it is more important.

No it isn't. If you have a good product at a good price then a few prudes walking away and making a big fuss is just good publicity.


Do you want to see a busboy stuffing his face while clearing a table?
 
2012-12-23 01:58:11 PM

hubiestubert: It's not about prudes, it's about keeping to the health code. Eating a sandwich while you're clearing tables isn't up to code either. Baby dribbles, spits up, it's on the table. That's the same risk factor as spewing hotdog out of your gob when doing the same thing. Bodily fluids like saliva aren't supposed to go on tables or tableware.


WARNING: This may affect your desire to eat out in the future - but customers (of all ages) regularly drool, cough, spit up and generally rub their snot all over the table when they eat in public. When you are clearing away a table you are simply removing the top layer of assorted bodily detritus. Setting the table is when you get concerned about making sure it is as sanitary as possible for the next customer.
 
2012-12-23 01:58:15 PM
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2012-12-23 01:58:20 PM
Apparently boobs are at least almost as threatening as a penis.
 
2012-12-23 02:00:07 PM

hubiestubert: quickdraw: aimtastic: quickdraw: Yes because it is more important to keep a handful of prudes happy than do your job and feed your baby.

If those prudes are paying customers and you're the owner of the establishment, then yes, it is more important.

No it isn't. If you have a good product at a good price then a few prudes walking away and making a big fuss is just good publicity.

Do you want to see a busboy stuffing his face while clearing a table?


Well I would assume it would bother his manager since most employees generally are not paid to eat - but no it wouldnt bother me at all. If Im in an eating place and somebody else is eating I dont think I would even notice.
 
2012-12-23 02:01:03 PM

hubiestubert: What makes this odd, is that as the owner, she should know the regs better than anyone there. That she's confused as to what the issue was, says a lot about her. Pitch in and help all you want, but at least understand the regs before you get out there.


She knows the regs. The regs say she is doing nothing wrong.
 
2012-12-23 02:05:19 PM

quickdraw: hubiestubert: It's not about prudes, it's about keeping to the health code. Eating a sandwich while you're clearing tables isn't up to code either. Baby dribbles, spits up, it's on the table. That's the same risk factor as spewing hotdog out of your gob when doing the same thing. Bodily fluids like saliva aren't supposed to go on tables or tableware.

WARNING: This may affect your desire to eat out in the future - but customers (of all ages) regularly drool, cough, spit up and generally rub their snot all over the table when they eat in public. When you are clearing away a table you are simply removing the top layer of assorted bodily detritus. Setting the table is when you get concerned about making sure it is as sanitary as possible for the next customer.


Which is why when you clear, you wash your hands. Remember: been in the industry for about 25 years now. Handwashing isn't just a courtesy, it's religion in this business. And yes, I know what customers are like, which is why if a plate has touched a table to a patron, it doesn't come back to the kitchen. I will remake something, but I won't touch food that customers have touched. Period. They don't like the fish, I'll make them another one. Once it hits their table, I don't want to see it again, until the dish has been washed and sanitized. And oddly enough, that is pretty much the same reason that you spray down the table and replace the silver and plates for the next folks: customers, I don't know where they've been. MY people? They are washing their hands, the silver has been washed and sannied, and for damn sure, folks wash their hands after clearing.
 
2012-12-23 02:07:02 PM

hubiestubert: why in the world would you think that feeding your child out in the dining room was OK in the first place?


Because its a dining room. Where people dine - including infants. Its not a bathroom where people poop. Its a place for people to eat. There is nothing harmful in breast milk. In fact - should some accidentally by some freak accident end up in your food it is still going to be fresher and better for you than anything out of a bottle - including baby formula.
 
2012-12-23 02:11:12 PM

quickdraw: hubiestubert: quickdraw: aimtastic: quickdraw: Yes because it is more important to keep a handful of prudes happy than do your job and feed your baby.

If those prudes are paying customers and you're the owner of the establishment, then yes, it is more important.

No it isn't. If you have a good product at a good price then a few prudes walking away and making a big fuss is just good publicity.

Do you want to see a busboy stuffing his face while clearing a table?

Well I would assume it would bother his manager since most employees generally are not paid to eat - but no it wouldnt bother me at all. If Im in an eating place and somebody else is eating I dont think I would even notice.


Food particles drop out of said busboy's mouth, they hit the table. You brush said table with your arm, his saliva has now lovingly transferred to your arm. Possibly only your plate when you reach for the salt, or pick up your sandwich, and then it can be passed straight into you. YOU may not notice it, but in the industry, that is not just a small no no, it's something that you can fire someone for. You eat, you eat away from the patrons, off the line, out of the way, and you wash up after. You don't eat on the line, you don't eat behind the bar, you wash your damn hands.
 
2012-12-23 02:14:40 PM

hubiestubert: I know what customers are like, which is why if a plate has touched a table to a patron, it doesn't come back to the kitchen. I will remake something, but I won't touch food that customers have touched. Period.


Well thats all well and good but somebody has to deal with the table after the patrons have left and thats all she was doing. Clearing off stuff from an empty table. The laws state she is allowed to breastfeed there. Period.

She isnt endangering anyone and she isnt breaking any codes or laws. Its just a bunch of busybodies who want big government to step in and further regulate the small business owner. Not only do these busybodies want to interfere with her livelihood - they want to tell her how she can raise her children as well.
 
2012-12-23 02:15:27 PM
"I was clearing a table while breastfeeding," she told CBC News.

Self-important AW.

/"Cream in your coffee, sir?"
 
2012-12-23 02:16:03 PM

hubiestubert: Food particles drop out of said busboy's mouth, they hit the table. You brush said table with your arm


Why am I brushing the table with my arm? I have already eaten and left the restaurant. The busboy is cleaning up my mess.
 
2012-12-23 02:16:42 PM
More importantly: knowing EXACTLY how nasty people are, why would you expose your child to other peoples' food detritus while they're trying to have a quiet nosh?
 
2012-12-23 02:18:03 PM
Were I a customer at her table, I'd likely giggle, compliment her on her multi-tasking abilities, and be in awe of her lack of understanding of her business' target market expectations. Then I'd tell the story for a few months over the water cooler and at parties.
 
2012-12-23 02:21:23 PM

hubiestubert: More importantly: knowing EXACTLY how nasty people are, why would you expose your child to other peoples' food detritus while they're trying to have a quiet nosh?


Babies dont need quiet to eat. All they need is their mother's breast and a room designed to be eaten in is the most logical place for babies to eat too. A place where people go to poo and throw-up makes much less sense for feeding anyone - let alone a baby.
 
2012-12-23 02:22:45 PM

quickdraw: hubiestubert: Food particles drop out of said busboy's mouth, they hit the table. You brush said table with your arm

Why am I brushing the table with my arm? I have already eaten and left the restaurant. The busboy is cleaning up my mess.


That same busboy, feeding himself, may have had a meal earlier. On your table. Before you came in. Or another. That's why you don't have folks eating while clearing. It's just plain nasty. Other peoples' food detritus mixing with your clean setting.

I like boobs. I'm glad my daughter breastfed. But there are times when it's not appropriate. I have no problem with folks breastfeeding, but while clearing tables is NOT the time. Or setting tables. Or preparing food for that matter. Timing is sort of everything here. She can breastfeed there, but there is an appropriate time for that. It's not just about where, but what tasks are being accomplished.
 
2012-12-23 02:27:29 PM

quickdraw: hubiestubert: More importantly: knowing EXACTLY how nasty people are, why would you expose your child to other peoples' food detritus while they're trying to have a quiet nosh?

Babies dont need quiet to eat. All they need is their mother's breast and a room designed to be eaten in is the most logical place for babies to eat too. A place where people go to poo and throw-up makes much less sense for feeding anyone - let alone a baby.


Who said anything about the bathroom? Feed her child at work. Even in the dining room. Just wash your hands after you clean up, and don't touch silver or plates until you do. Food regs aren't just about where and when, but procedure, and this is exactly the same issue as a busboy or waitress eating while clearing and setting a table. You don't do it, and you don't do it for good reason.
 
2012-12-23 02:28:42 PM

hubiestubert: Timing is sort of everything here.


Agreed. Thats why Im so puzzled by your reaction. I expect that the person clearing the empty table is probably going to drool - maybe even cough. I expect they will shed hair and dander and whatnot. Honestly eating is the least offensive thing people do.

But thats why we wipe the table off right before it is set right?
 
2012-12-23 02:29:15 PM

quickdraw: She isnt endangering anyone and she isnt breaking any codes or laws. Its just a bunch of busybodies who want big government to step in and further regulate the small business owner. Not only do these busybodies want to interfere with her livelihood - they want to tell her how she can raise her children as well.


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You're being deliberately hyperbolic here. I just can't tell if it's sarcasm or trolling attempt.
 
2012-12-23 02:30:24 PM

hubiestubert: Just wash your hands after you clean up, and don't touch silver or plates until you do.


Dude - she WASNT SETTING THE TABLE.

She was clearing away dirty dishes from an empty table.
 
2012-12-23 02:34:08 PM

Via Infinito: quickdraw: She isnt endangering anyone and she isnt breaking any codes or laws. Its just a bunch of busybodies who want big government to step in and further regulate the small business owner. Not only do these busybodies want to interfere with her livelihood - they want to tell her how she can raise her children as well.

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You're being deliberately hyperbolic here. I just can't tell if it's sarcasm or trolling attempt.


It is neither. I am quite sincere. I'm just using language that is generally coopted by the right. But these are busybodies who do want the govt. to step in and tell her how she can run her business and raise her child. There is no scientific or legal justification to their complaint. They just don't like it.
 
2012-12-23 02:35:56 PM

Via Infinito: This isn't a "breastfeeding on the job is bad" issue. This is a "mom is farking stupid" issue.


I think it's both, personally.  I don't care how small the restaurant is, you don't bring your baby to work and carry it around, let alone breastfeed while working.  It's not like that episode of Family Guy where Meg used Stewie to get tips, it's dumber.  Dumber than most of Family Guy since the Cleveland Show started.
 
2012-12-23 02:37:39 PM

FriarReb98: Via Infinito: This isn't a "breastfeeding on the job is bad" issue. This is a "mom is farking stupid" issue.

I think it's both, personally.  I don't care how small the restaurant is, you don't bring your baby to work and carry it around, let alone breastfeed while working.  It's not like that episode of Family Guy where Meg used Stewie to get tips, it's dumber.  Dumber than most of Family Guy since the Cleveland Show started.


Would you bring your baby to work and bottle feed her?
 
2012-12-23 02:42:11 PM

quickdraw: Via Infinito: quickdraw: She isnt endangering anyone and she isnt breaking any codes or laws. Its just a bunch of busybodies who want big government to step in and further regulate the small business owner. Not only do these busybodies want to interfere with her livelihood - they want to tell her how she can raise her children as well.

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You're being deliberately hyperbolic here. I just can't tell if it's sarcasm or trolling attempt.

It is neither. I am quite sincere. I'm just using language that is generally coopted by the right. But these are busybodies who do want the govt. to step in and tell her how she can run her business and raise her child. There is no scientific or legal justification to their complaint. They just don't like it.


I don't see how "customers getting grossed out by the lady with dirty dishes in one hand and a kid attached to boob in the other" is in any way equivalent to "busybodies wanting big government to regulate small business owner".
 
2012-12-23 02:45:44 PM

Via Infinito: I don't see how "customers getting grossed out by the lady with dirty dishes in one hand and a kid attached to boob in the other" is in any way equivalent to "busybodies wanting big government to regulate small business owner".


Because it is none of their business (thats the busybody part) that she breastfeeds her child in her own restaurant (small business owner) and yet they are calling out the health dept (big govt) to regulate her.
 
2012-12-23 02:56:58 PM

quickdraw: Via Infinito: I don't see how "customers getting grossed out by the lady with dirty dishes in one hand and a kid attached to boob in the other" is in any way equivalent to "busybodies wanting big government to regulate small business owner".

Because it is none of their business (thats the busybody part) that she breastfeeds her child in her own restaurant (small business owner) and yet they are calling out the health dept (big govt) to regulate her.


I'm sure if this woman were a bit more professional, she wouldn't be having these issues. Nobody's saying that she can't have her kid at work with her, but maybe she should separate her parental duties (breastfeeding) from her professional duties (clearing tables)? She could take a break from work, go in the back room and feed the child, then come back to work. Or better yet, she could pump and get a sitter, so she can do her job without distraction. Either way, her customers won't be getting grossed out and calling the health department on her.
 
2012-12-23 03:12:54 PM
On the plus side, if someone needed cream for their coffee, she wouldn't have to make a trip back behind the counter.
 
2012-12-23 03:13:38 PM
This does not bother me in the least. I don't really see how it's unsanitary.
 
2012-12-23 03:52:28 PM
I...............would pay extra to watch that, and if she let me have a sample I would give her my business for life.
 
2012-12-23 03:53:43 PM
bet you she also drives and breastfeeds
 
2012-12-23 03:54:18 PM
Frankly, I don't want *any* babies within 10' of any table or place where food is being prepared.

Also, all food served at the restaurant should also be on the menu.
 
2012-12-23 03:57:01 PM
Nosey peop... aww what the hell

HEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRR-DEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRPPPPPPPPPP
 
2012-12-23 04:01:33 PM
If they have issues with this, I have a feeling I'm going to hear it when I clear the table...while masterbating.
 
2012-12-23 04:02:47 PM
Sit the f*ck down for the short time it takes to feed your kid ya dumb bint.

And seriously, if your PAYING CUSTOMERS are complaining maybe... just MAYBE it is in your best interest to not gross them out even if they are irrational idiots.

I doubt the boob sauce is much of a health risk (can hepatitis or whatever live in breast milk?) but having a poop/snot/vomit factory hanging from your tits while you're cleaning tables might be.

and the government has already apologized...

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2012/12/23/ns-breastf e eding-department-.html
 
2012-12-23 04:03:56 PM
Right or wrong, if I saw that while I was eating, I'd walk the fark out.
 
2012-12-23 04:05:15 PM
Being married to a woman who breast-fed all three of our kids, I've had enough exposure (haha) to it that to me it DOES seem perfectly natural. Like accepting homosexual relationships, this is one issue that will eventually be looked back on with astonishment that anyone ever found it "gross". And just like homosexuality, if you find it disgusting then the problem is with you.
 
2012-12-23 04:06:53 PM
Has anyone made a "Cream in your coffee?" joke yet? Cuz that would be like, so hilarious! Man, what a place this fark is!
 
2012-12-23 04:08:37 PM

The Great Gazoo: Being married to a woman who breast-fed all three of our kids, I've had enough exposure (haha) to it that to me it DOES seem perfectly natural. Like accepting homosexual relationships, this is one issue that will eventually be looked back on with astonishment that anyone ever found it "gross". And just like homosexuality, if you find it disgusting then the problem is with you.


Gay dudes don't assplow each other on public eating surfaces.

Well maybe they do sometimes but it's not very sanitary.
Santorum for your coffee, anyone?
 
2012-12-23 04:09:03 PM
Civility in Canada:

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2012-12-23 04:10:13 PM

doglover: If I ever open a restaurant, babies and children under the age of .... 30 will be forboden.


Forboden? Is that like the German version of forbidden?
 
2012-12-23 04:11:09 PM

doglover: If I ever open a restaurant, babies and children under the age of .... 30 will be forboden.


The Maitre D'

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How many to be seated?

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Your chef:

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And of course your waitress:

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2012-12-23 04:11:31 PM
that which can be done in another room, should be!
it really refers to the bathroom but will work here.
(comb hair, blow nose, make-up, pick teeth, etc)
and yes there should be a room or enclave for brestfeeding-not the bathroom
 
2012-12-23 04:11:43 PM

The Great Gazoo: Being married to a woman who breast-fed all three of our kids, I've had enough exposure (haha) to it that to me it DOES seem perfectly natural. Like accepting homosexual relationships, this is one issue that will eventually be looked back on with astonishment that anyone ever found it "gross". And just like homosexuality, if you find it disgusting then the problem is with you.


Can you work a gun-control argument into that and  then present it as an automobile analogy?
 
2012-12-23 04:11:51 PM

xanadian: Apparently boobs are at least almost as threatening as a penis.


And apparently to most people as filthy as some fat guys sweaty bunghole. Wow... at 50 nothing usually surprises me anymore, but today I'm flabberdasted. If anyone's at risk it's the baby from the customers.
 
2012-12-23 04:11:55 PM
So how about if the male servers went around shirtless all the time? Do you think that would impact business?
 
2012-12-23 04:12:33 PM
It's her farking restaurant! It's not like she's a poor trod upon employee fighting a jerk boss. She owns the joint, so she can do what she wants. There is no public health issue here. If people don't like it, they can go to another restaurant. I think the health inspectors should leave it alone.

The people who complained jerks. Fark them.
 
2012-12-23 04:12:52 PM

here to help: The Great Gazoo: Being married to a woman who breast-fed all three of our kids, I've had enough exposure (haha) to it that to me it DOES seem perfectly natural. Like accepting homosexual relationships, this is one issue that will eventually be looked back on with astonishment that anyone ever found it "gross". And just like homosexuality, if you find it disgusting then the problem is with you.

Gay dudes don't assplow each other on public eating surfaces.

Well maybe they do sometimes but it's not very sanitary.
Santorum for your coffee, anyone?


Breastfeeding isn't a sexual activity. I was only pointing out the similar "grossness" of perception.
 
2012-12-23 04:12:56 PM
Don't breastfeed where you wouldn't emit any other bodily secretion. If you wouldn't wee there, poo there, fart there, spit there, squeeze a spot there, ejaculate there, don't let your nipples squirt there either.

Yes, it's perfectly natural. So are all the others. But, culturally, all of these things are done in private in the West. Or in pairs. Private, saucy pairs.
 
2012-12-23 04:12:57 PM

Even With A Chainsaw: Has anyone made a "Cream in your coffee?" joke yet? Cuz that would be like, so hilarious! Man, what a place this fark is!


Man, who creamed in your coffee?

d22zlbw5ff7yk5.cloudfront.net
 
2012-12-23 04:13:45 PM

SnarfVader: I don't see the problem, as long as the baby leaves at least a 20% tip.


Circumsized baby already left a 20% tip
 
2012-12-23 04:14:03 PM

OregonVet: I have zero problem.
"I was clearing a table while breastfeeding," she told CBC News.
But who does that?


Yeah, that's the problem I have with this story. I'm all for letting mom's breastfeed in public, but it sounds like she was trying to make a spectacle of it.
 
2012-12-23 04:14:09 PM

The Great Gazoo: Being married to a woman who breast-fed all three of our kids, I've had enough exposure (haha) to it that to me it DOES seem perfectly natural. Like accepting homosexual relationships, this is one issue that will eventually be looked back on with astonishment that anyone ever found it "gross". And just like homosexuality, if you find it disgusting then the problem is with you.


Exactly. Who in their right mind would find 2 hot women kissing and exploring each other gross? Their soft curvy bodies rubbing up against each other....nipples touching nipples...scissoring until they're drenched in sweat....
 
2012-12-23 04:15:46 PM
Why can't she go in back or to a bathroom to feed her baby and get someone else to clear the table. I mean, she is handling people's food and is feeding her child while working on the restaurant floor.
 
2012-12-23 04:16:25 PM

BunkyBrewman: "I was clearing a table while breastfeeding,"

 It looks like this will be written into the employee handbook right after the section on "All employees must wash hands after using the bathroom".


I've worked as a waitress, and I just don't see how it's logistically possible to clear a table with a baby dangling from my breast.
 
2012-12-23 04:17:21 PM

The Great Gazoo: Breastfeeding isn't a sexual activity.


My bookmarks say otherwise.

Now if you'll excuse me I have to go see if there have been any new pics posted over at lactatinglovelies.com

mmmrRROOOWRRrrr....

*creepy slurping noises*
 
2012-12-23 04:18:06 PM
Newsflash: breastmilk is a body fluid. It can also carry pathogenic organisms.

If i were a patron there and saw that, id never go back.

Go secrete your bodily fluids somewhere else...preferably where they cannot contaminate what i am about to eat.
 
2012-12-23 04:18:30 PM
"So I see you're serving the Creme Brolee.."
 
2012-12-23 04:20:17 PM

wambu: The Great Gazoo: Being married to a woman who breast-fed all three of our kids, I've had enough exposure (haha) to it that to me it DOES seem perfectly natural. Like accepting homosexual relationships, this is one issue that will eventually be looked back on with astonishment that anyone ever found it "gross". And just like homosexuality, if you find it disgusting then the problem is with you.

Can you work a gun-control argument into that and  then present it as an automobile analogy?


Give me a fat government grant, then yeah.
 
2012-12-23 04:20:30 PM
i don't want to see a woman breast feeding her snowflake while i'm eating a dinner i paid for, anymore then i'm sure she wants to see me masturbate while she's having desert.
 
2012-12-23 04:21:29 PM
If you are not going to bother bringing enough for the whole table, then don't display them in the dining room.

/breast thread without breasts.
 
2012-12-23 04:21:56 PM

here to help: The Great Gazoo: Breastfeeding isn't a sexual activity.

My bookmarks say otherwise.

Now if you'll excuse me I have to go see if there have been any new pics posted over at lactatinglovelies.com

mmmrRROOOWRRrrr....

*creepy slurping noises*


Hey, I'm not saying that seeing my wife's boob hanging out didn't make me say to myself "I need to get me some of that".
 
2012-12-23 04:22:27 PM
Doesn't see the problem:

Of course, she wants to make it mandatory.

I don't have a problem with a woman breastfeeding her child in public, but I can't stand idiots who are militant about it... and clearing a table while she is doing this strikes me as a bit on the unreasonable "militant" side of the issue. Sit in the corner and breast feed your baby. When done, get up and clear the table. Also, don't be one of those weirdos who breastfeeds their kids after they can walk. Once they can walk, they can handle regular foods, and all you can do at that point is hold back their immune systems.

On a side note, wasn't it found that peanut allergies were related to mothers who breastfed while eating peanut products?
 
2012-12-23 04:23:48 PM
The real problem for me is if she's that free and loose about letting the little monster swing from her milkflaps what else is she doing? Babies are filthy. They sh*t and piss and all sorts of other gross stuff which she is likely cleaning up all the time. Aside from giving the baby a bath somewhere in the restaurant that ISN'T the kitchen sink there is going to be feces and urine on it. She is constantly handling it then touching serving surfaces and quite likely food.

THAT is what is gross. Put the kid in a carrier, wash your freaking hands and THEN take care of restaurant business.

I would definitely walk out of the place even without the boobshow.
 
2012-12-23 04:26:04 PM

The Great Gazoo: Hey, I'm not saying that seeing my wife's boob hanging out didn't make me say to myself "I need to get me some of that".


I had a GF who was still breastfeeding her kid (not mine) and those suckers used to fire off during sex.

It was HILARIOUS.

well... it was hilarious to me. She was mortified because we had just started dating. lol
 
2012-12-23 04:27:01 PM

aimtastic: quickdraw: Yes because it is more important to keep a handful of prudes happy than do your job and feed your baby.

If those prudes are paying customers and you're the owner of the establishment, then yes, it is more important.


Agreed, it's not necessarily an issue of health but an issue of professionalism. It would be one thing if as the owner she was breast feeding in the back or seated at a table, however to do it while actively working is something different. Perception is reality in this situation.
 
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2012-12-23 04:28:09 PM
maam, can i get some milk for my coffee?
 
2012-12-23 04:29:42 PM

aimtastic: You're doing something in the restaurant you own that, while perfectly legal, your patrons consider icky enough to lodge formal complaints about it. Presumably more customers didn't bother filing complaints but just never came back. Do you keep doing it while whining about your rights? Or do you realize that walking around a dining room with a baby hanging off your boob might be off-putting to your customers and cut it out?


Done in 4.

Yes it's natural, but while working in food serving it looks unprofessional. She needs to get over herself.
 
2012-12-23 04:30:01 PM
As a restaurant manager, you do not eat food while working. It is a health violation.

The kid was eating while at work.
 
2012-12-23 04:33:31 PM

jerem43: As a restaurant manager, you do not eat food while working. It is a health violation.


Yup. Hand to mouth is a big no no. You shouldn't even touch your face or hair without washing your hands after.

That's why I said this woman just handling her kid is the real health violation. Not the breast feeding.
 
2012-12-23 04:33:53 PM

hubiestubert: why in the world would you think that feeding your child out in the dining room was OK in the first place?


cache.ohinternet.com

hubiestubert: Food particles drop out of said busboy's mouth, they hit the table. You brush said table with your arm, his saliva has now lovingly transferred to your arm. Possibly only your plate when you reach for the salt, or pick up your sandwich, and then it can be passed straight into you. YOU may not notice it, but in the industry, that is not just a small no no, it's something that you can fire someone for. You eat, you eat away from the patrons, off the line, out of the way, and you wash up after. You don't eat on the line, you don't eat behind the bar, you wash your damn hands.


Eating away from the patrons isn't a hygiene thing, it's an ambiance thing. Busboy germs aren't any more icky than patron germs.

That's some seriously funny stuff though.
 
2012-12-23 04:34:01 PM

here to help: The Great Gazoo: Hey, I'm not saying that seeing my wife's boob hanging out didn't make me say to myself "I need to get me some of that".

I had a GF who was still breastfeeding her kid (not mine) and those suckers used to fire off during sex.

It was HILARIOUS.

well... it was hilarious to me. She was mortified because we had just started dating. lol


Yep. Happened to us, too. My wife was embarrassed, I thought it was funny.
 
2012-12-23 04:35:25 PM
**Begin whiny voice** We can't let anyone see that - it's so DURRR-DEEE**End whiny voice**
 
2012-12-23 04:37:07 PM
Good on her for knowing her rights and sticking to her guns (so to speak). If I lived over there, for every one of you in the thread who said "I'd leave", I'd go eat there twice.
 
2012-12-23 04:37:08 PM
One question I have is if she's comfortable enough/able to multi-task like this, does she think it's ok to breastfeed in all other aspects of the restaurant operations? She got 'busted' for feeding while clearing tables- given her perspective, is it the same for food prep, food inventory, etc?

^ Totally just thinking outloud, not trying to imply she actually does these things - but I'll tell you right now, if I was eating at her establishment & saw her feeding the baby in the dining room, I would assume she has no problem doing it anywhere, even in the kitchen.
 
2012-12-23 04:37:28 PM
"But it's natural!" Yeah yeah, so is taking a shiat. fark's sake, show some g'damn class.
 
2012-12-23 04:38:32 PM

SnarfVader: I don't see the problem, as long as the baby leaves at least a 20% tip.


That was the circumcision.
 
2012-12-23 04:38:41 PM

The Great Gazoo: here to help: The Great Gazoo: Hey, I'm not saying that seeing my wife's boob hanging out didn't make me say to myself "I need to get me some of that".

I had a GF who was still breastfeeding her kid (not mine) and those suckers used to fire off during sex.

It was HILARIOUS.

well... it was hilarious to me. She was mortified because we had just started dating. lol

Yep. Happened to us, too. My wife was embarrassed, I thought it was funny.


funny? no. Sexy as fark? yes.

My wife was embarassed, too...until I told her it was sexy.

perhaps laughing wasn't the most helpful response? lol
 
2012-12-23 04:39:28 PM

Son of Thunder: Good on her for knowing her rights and sticking to her guns (so to speak). If I lived over there, for every one of you in the thread who said "I'd leave", I'd go eat there twice.


Well good for you. I'm sure you won't even taste the babby poop.
 
2012-12-23 04:42:38 PM

The Great Gazoo: here to help: The Great Gazoo: Hey, I'm not saying that seeing my wife's boob hanging out didn't make me say to myself "I need to get me some of that".

I had a GF who was still breastfeeding her kid (not mine) and those suckers used to fire off during sex.

It was HILARIOUS.

well... it was hilarious to me. She was mortified because we had just started dating. lol

Yep. Happened to us, too. My wife was embarrassed, I thought it was funny.


I licked off a couple dribbles to make her see I didn't care (I think that freaked her out a bit though for a second).

Was kind of sweet but I certainly didn't want to make a habit of it.
 
2012-12-23 04:45:10 PM

FloydA: TheSpaceAdmiral: I'm not sure I really understand the potential health risk.  This is happening out front, not in the kitchen (so far as we know),

That's the important part.  If I'm sitting in the dining room, and I see a member of the staff breastfeeding while walking around in front of the customers, I'm going to wonder what else taking place out of my sight.

Breast feed all you want, but please, please have at least some tiny amount of consideration for the people around you.  You are not "performing a miracle of nourishing life," you are secreting body fluids, and while it's perfectly natural, I don't want to see it while I'm eating.

If that offends the restaurant owners, they should probably let potential customers know ahead of time, so that we can make an informed decision.  Maybe something like a sign on the door saying "Our employees secrete bodily fluids while on duty and customers are expected to compliment them on their successful secretions because they are new mothers and that makes them special, so f**k you."

That way, I'll know that your restaurant does not want my money.


Often babies have nappies full of shiat as well. Most when in the restaurant with parents are in high chairs and not hovering over tables or perhaps close to clothes that are used for wiping the table.

I can also guarantee if she cannot wait 20 minutes to finish a breastfeed she wouldn't stop to immediately change a shiatty diaper and that is probably why patrons are complaining. They can probably smell it.

Also safety for the child. If she has to help because it is so busy, then how much of a stretch of the imagination it would be for another server or cook (she must be going out the back with the baby to take the dishes out their) to wack the baby in the face with an elbow, trip over and poor boiling oil on it etc. You know accidents that happen in kitchens and very rushed restaurants.


A working restuarant is not a safe place for a baby to be carried about while someone is trying to do their work. The kitchen is especially not a safe place.
 
2012-12-23 04:45:26 PM
Oh, this again. A few thoughts:

1) How can you preform your job duties while breastfeeding? I would imagine that cleaning a table requires both hands.
2) Why aren't you leaving your kid at home? It's really nice that your boss has no problem bringing your kid to work with you, but breastfeeding the kid while cleaning a table must really be taking advantage of his nice nature.
3) Of course people have an issue with this you twat! But I'll get more into that later on.
4) There is a sanitation issue when ever there is any form of fluid exchange from one person to another.
5) I think that you did this, not to help out, but because you knew it would get attention and you wanted to stand on your soap box
6) Your life may revolve around your child, but ours does not. We don't give a damn about your child, the day to day troubles you have balancing family and work, or any of that mess. We go to restaurants to eat, not to see you breastfeed your child in what was probably more of a form of protest about society and their views on public breastfeeding than about actually feeding your child.
7) Your were breastfeeding your child, your boss did not ask you in any way shape or form to help out. You made that choice, not him. You should have remained out of site.
8) Why the hell do so many breast feeding mothers want to make a farking big deal about breastfeeding in public? I know that it's natural, but so is masturbation, pissing and sex. Doesn't mean we need to do those things out in the open as well.
9) Customers have the right to complain. Having a child doesn't exempt you from those complaints. Especially when the child is a part of those complaints. Don't like that customers complained that you were doing your job in food service with a child clamped to your nipple. Sounds like you have two rather easy solutions: either leave the child at home/with a sitter or find a new job.
10) Unless you work in child care, please leave your kids at home. I really can't stress this one enough. I don't want the kids of the waitstaff running around the kitchen and dining areas. My first job selling insurance I was in an office with many single mothers. Summer time, christmas break, teacher work days, spring and christmas break as well as thanksgiving break there were kids running around the office. The office was a mess due to all the toys laying around and the kids who had gotten into everything. They would run around screaming. One married couple worked there and were busting their asses to reach the point of opening up their own office. Their kid was 10 years old. They had been pushing for this for two years. For two years that kid was at the office 12 plus hours a day during the summer, weekend and school holidays and on school days he would go from school straight to the office until it was time for him to bathe and go to bed. We wanted that whiny brat around the office as much as he wanted to be there. Please, don't burden customers or coworkers with your kids. We don't want to deal with them.
 
2012-12-23 04:47:30 PM
Her actions may not be the best marketing strategy, but she's not contaminating food, so it's her right to do so.

A picture of some guy from Soldier of Fortune rambo-ing it up with an AR-15 will make me and many. many people avoid your store even if there is something I want to buy. But I would defend your right to display it.

Right wingers like big government as long as it's authoritarianism - more cops, more military, less freedoms to do harmless things.

La Leche should march topless outside the complainants' churches.
 
2012-12-23 04:49:27 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: Holy christ that's not sanitary.  I'm sorry, but you either need to take a leave of absence or leave the kid with a babysitter while you're working.  Don't farking breastfeed on the job like that.  Blech.


A baby eating the way it was meant to eat is not unsanitary. Anyone who thinks so is damaged and dysfunctional. If you can eat in a restaurant a baby should be able to. You don't go hide and eat your meals.

You know what is unsanitary? Every time I go out to eat I see some gross adult sneezing, coughing, picking their nose or chewing with their mouth open and spewing flecks of spit.

The people who equate feeding a baby with " taking a sh* t" are flat out retarded. There is no helping someone that stupid.
 
2012-12-23 04:52:27 PM
So if she pasteurized her boobs, would that make it okay?
 
2012-12-23 04:53:18 PM

Great Janitor: Oh, this again. A few thoughts:

1) How can you preform your job duties while breastfeeding? I would imagine that cleaning a table requires both hands.
2) Why aren't you leaving your kid at home? It's really nice that your boss has no problem bringing your kid to work with you, but breastfeeding the kid while cleaning a table must really be taking advantage of his nice nature.
3) Of course people have an issue with this you twat! But I'll get more into that later on.
4) There is a sanitation issue when ever there is any form of fluid exchange from one person to another.
5) I think that you did this, not to help out, but because you knew it would get attention and you wanted to stand on your soap box
6) Your life may revolve around your child, but ours does not. We don't give a damn about your child, the day to day troubles you have balancing family and work, or any of that mess. We go to restaurants to eat, not to see you breastfeed your child in what was probably more of a form of protest about society and their views on public breastfeeding than about actually feeding your child.
7) Your were breastfeeding your child, your boss did not ask you in any way shape or form to help out. You made that choice, not him. You should have remained out of site.
8) Why the hell do so many breast feeding mothers want to make a farking big deal about breastfeeding in public? I know that it's natural, but so is masturbation, pissing and sex. Doesn't mean we need to do those things out in the open as well.
9) Customers have the right to complain. Having a child doesn't exempt you from those complaints. Especially when the child is a part of those complaints. Don't like that customers complained that you were doing your job in food service with a child clamped to your nipple. Sounds like you have two rather easy solutions: either leave the child at home/with a sitter or find a new job.
10) Unless you work in child care, please leave your kids at home. I really can't ...


She's the owner of the restaurant, so she's well within her rights to do whatever the fark she wants, as long as it's within health codes, and apparently this is. But considering the poor judgement she's displayed in choosing to suckle while working there, fully aware via complaints that her customers find it off-putting, she will most likely not be in business for very long.
 
2012-12-23 04:54:11 PM
My girlfriend likes to cock-feed from me at restaurants while we're waiting for our meals. A bit of an appetiser if you will. Sometimes some patrons will act annoyed or even call us rude for doing it, but as far as I'm concerned though it's a perfectly natural, and even beautiful act. I for one don't plan to stop because a bunch of busybodies are getting their panties in a bunch.  I absolutely agree that babies, or anyone really; let's not discriminate, should be able to suck on a person's organs to obtain bodily fluids wherever and whenever they want.
 
2012-12-23 04:54:29 PM

Son of Thunder: Good on her for knowing her rights and sticking to her guns (so to speak). If I lived over there, for every one of you in the thread who said "I'd leave", I'd go eat there twice.


I couldn't agree more. There is nothing gross or untoward about any of it.

/still don't get how she fed the baby while clearing a table
 
2012-12-23 04:56:16 PM

Mija: A baby eating the way it was meant to eat is not unsanitary. Anyone who thinks so is damaged and dysfunctional. If you can eat in a restaurant a baby should be able to. You don't go hide and eat your meals.


Ah, ye olde "I should be able to deliver my children wherever I want to" argument.
 
2012-12-23 04:57:46 PM
My ex breast fed all our kids, and I agree it's the best option for babies as well as mothers.  All these women who complain that they can't lose the baby weight never tried breastfeeding.

That being said, there's a time and a place for everything, and a restaurant isn't a place for this.  While it didn't bother me to see my wife breast feed our kids, the last thing I want to see is some woman whip out her floppy milk bags while I'm eating a meal.

Also, if shes walking around the dining area with a kid hanging off her utters, who's to say she's not walking around other areas of the restaurant doing the same?  If she's clearing tables then she presumably has to take the dirty dishes to the wash area where clean dishes will be exposed.  It's not like those things have a shut off valve, if that kid suddenly pulls his mouth off that stuff can spray across the room.
 
2012-12-23 05:01:29 PM
Did she offer the paying customers any? If not, that's just rude, and I can see why people are upset.
 
2012-12-23 05:04:25 PM
I'm not going to call it a health or sanitation issue.
I'm going to call it a respect issue.
She is demonstrating a lack of respect for her customers, and a serious lack of regard for her child.
 
2012-12-23 05:04:53 PM

aimtastic: Great Janitor: Oh, this again. A few thoughts:

1) How can you preform your job duties while breastfeeding? I would imagine that cleaning a table requires both hands.
2) Why aren't you leaving your kid at home? It's really nice that your boss has no problem bringing your kid to work with you, but breastfeeding the kid while cleaning a table must really be taking advantage of his nice nature.
3) Of course people have an issue with this you twat! But I'll get more into that later on.
4) There is a sanitation issue when ever there is any form of fluid exchange from one person to another.
5) I think that you did this, not to help out, but because you knew it would get attention and you wanted to stand on your soap box
6) Your life may revolve around your child, but ours does not. We don't give a damn about your child, the day to day troubles you have balancing family and work, or any of that mess. We go to restaurants to eat, not to see you breastfeed your child in what was probably more of a form of protest about society and their views on public breastfeeding than about actually feeding your child.
7) Your were breastfeeding your child, your boss did not ask you in any way shape or form to help out. You made that choice, not him. You should have remained out of site.
8) Why the hell do so many breast feeding mothers want to make a farking big deal about breastfeeding in public? I know that it's natural, but so is masturbation, pissing and sex. Doesn't mean we need to do those things out in the open as well.
9) Customers have the right to complain. Having a child doesn't exempt you from those complaints. Especially when the child is a part of those complaints. Don't like that customers complained that you were doing your job in food service with a child clamped to your nipple. Sounds like you have two rather easy solutions: either leave the child at home/with a sitter or find a new job.
10) Unless you work in child care, please leave your kids at home. I really can't . ...

She's the owner of the restaurant, so she's well within her rights to do whatever the fark she wants, as long as it's within health codes, and apparently this is. But considering the poor judgement she's displayed in choosing to suckle while working there, fully aware via complaints that her customers find it off-putting, she will most likely not be in business for very long.


I am amazed this is within health code standards. Still, doing this on the job, any job, is very bad. Also, I'd hate to be her employees. Having to put up with a woman who sees no problem bringing her kid to work is bad enough, but in a restaurant environment, I can't even imagine that. I've worked in a few restaurants, those aren't places for babies or children.
 
2012-12-23 05:05:19 PM

aimtastic: You're doing something in the restaurant you own that, while perfectly legal, your patrons consider icky enough to lodge formal complaints about it. Presumably more customers didn't bother filing complaints but just never came back. Do you keep doing it while whining about your rights? Or do you realize that walking around a dining room with a baby hanging off your boob might be off-putting to your customers and cut it out?


This. I'm trying to eat, I don't want to watch someone's tit hanging out and milk possibly dribbling all over the place along with whatever baby effluvia. Why is it so farking hard to go use a back room, or break room, or bathroom, or pretty much ANYWHERE else where others don't have to see.* Oh yea, that's right, because they're giant attention whores.

*This can also apply to disgustingly obese people generally found on 'mobility devices'. Where the fark is zombie apocalypse already.
 
2012-12-23 05:05:29 PM

manwithplanx: The My Little Pony Killer: Holy christ that's not sanitary.  I'm sorry, but you either need to take a leave of absence or leave the kid with a babysitter while you're working.  Don't farking breastfeed on the job like that.  Blech.

There are serious protections for mothers who breastfeed children on the job. Their child has far more right to be fed than you have at not being grossed out. And as long as she isn't feeding the child around food that has yet to be eaten or prepared then I don't really think there are any sanitary concerns.


I have a right not to eat at a restaurant where I am grossed out.

If I wasn't informed that this would be going on, and I see it in the middle of my meal and lose my appetite, I don't think I should have to pay for the meal that I was only able to half eat due to the conditions in the restaurant.
 
2012-12-23 05:09:24 PM
How hard is it to just feed the little shiat in back. fark.
 
2012-12-23 05:09:41 PM
I guess I just don't see it as appropriate to feed a child while working no matter what the method of feeding is.

If I was your waiter and I came up to you towing my 4m old in a high chair and tossing "airplanes" of mush into his mouth, would that be appropriate?
 
2012-12-23 05:11:23 PM

Mija: You know what is unsanitary? Every time I go out to eat I see some gross adult sneezing, coughing, picking their nose or chewing with their mouth open and spewing flecks of spit.

The people who equate feeding a baby with " taking a sh* t" are flat out retarded. There is no helping someone that stupid.


And I wouldn't eat at a restaurant where any of those behaviors were taking place, either.
 
2012-12-23 05:14:39 PM
Hannah Gibson, who owns Rocco's Ristorante Italiano in Dartmouth, said when things get busy at the restaurant she'll pitch in even if her son Carson, who is just eight months old, is hungry.


i1171.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-23 05:14:46 PM
If breastfeeding bothers you, you need to grow up.

Oh, and ladies, if you choose not to be discrete about it I am going to look. I won't make comments or stare but you might catch me taking a peek. Deal with it.
 
2012-12-23 05:14:48 PM
FTFA:

Gibson said inspectors told her if they continued to receive complaints that she is breastfeeding while working at her restaurant or handling food while doing it they will continue to investigate.

But she said until someone says otherwise, Carson will continue to accompany her to the restaurant.


So, this going to burden her staff and customers with her brat until basically she's told to stop or they'll shut her down. What a cow! To think that her right to breast feed in public outweigh the rights of her customers to not want to see it while eating or her employee's rights not to want to see it.

If I was there and I saw this biatch nursing while working I would go to her and demand a full and complete refund.

Going to enjoy future follows ups such as woman who breastfeed while serving customers doesn't understand why customers are demanding refunds. Woman who toilet trained her kid in her restaurant upset that so many customers complained and an investigation was launched. Woman's restaurant shut down, blames people everyone but herself.
 
2012-12-23 05:16:54 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: Holy christ that's not sanitary


Really?

"I was clearing a table while breastfeeding," she told CBC News.


Yeah! She might get those dirty dishes... dirty.


Idiot.
 
2012-12-23 05:17:16 PM

Amos Quito: So if she pasteurized her boobs, would that make it okay?


Just wipe the nipples with whiskey.  Babba will sleep better, too.
 
2012-12-23 05:18:38 PM

Via Infinito: quickdraw: She isnt endangering anyone and she isnt breaking any codes or laws. Its just a bunch of busybodies who want big government to step in and further regulate the small business owner. Not only do these busybodies want to interfere with her livelihood - they want to tell her how she can raise her children as well.

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You're being deliberately hyperbolic here. I just can't tell if it's sarcasm or trolling attempt.


When in doubt, always check the profile.
 
2012-12-23 05:18:44 PM

udhq: If I wasn't informed that this would be going on, and I see it in the middle of my meal and lose my appetite,


Seeing a child breast feeding would cause you to lose your appetite? Really? You might want to start therapy because that isn't normal. Seriously, not by a long shot.
 
2012-12-23 05:20:27 PM
the fact that she's complaining about it and not at all chagrined is indicative of the kind of standards they have at that place. perhaps she should investigate a different career. not only that, but in some countries, apparently not including canada, proprietors want to please their customers. if there's not a market for shiatburgers, then customers are unlikely to frequent your establishment. if you like playing heavy metal at 100 decibels, your restaurant may lose business. i guess the story here is that even stupid people sometimes manage to own restaurants.
 
2012-12-23 05:22:56 PM

jst3p: udhq: If I wasn't informed that this would be going on, and I see it in the middle of my meal and lose my appetite,

Seeing a child breast feeding would cause you to lose your appetite? Really? You might want to start therapy because that isn't normal. Seriously, not by a long shot.


Some titties are rather disgusting.

Especially those veiny ones with all the stretch marks and a couple hairs sticking out the areolas.

Kids are just gross in general.
 
2012-12-23 05:23:19 PM
I don't have a problem with the boob hanging out. There's nothing offensive about body parts.

I do have a problem with the baby. Babies are filthy, revolting little creatures (no, I don't mean that as an insult to those of you with children). Unless she's giving the baby a bath every time it excretes some kind of waste products, it's dirty. If she's carrying it around in the dining room, it means she's walking around touching stuff with dirty hands. Sorry, that's absolutely not legal where I live, and I'm not okay with it. If someone I supervised would have tried pulling this stunt behind the counter where I used to work, I would have said what would essentially boil down to, "What the actual fark are you doing?"
 
2012-12-23 05:25:40 PM
Wow, I was being pretty hard on myself today, feeling like I wasn't the greatest person, but then I read this thread and now I realize I'm so much better and well adjusted that 90% of the morans in here.

Feels good man.
 
2012-12-23 05:26:24 PM
Body fluids can transmit disease you morons. Would it be OK if I jacked off in your mashed potatoes?
 
2012-12-23 05:26:36 PM
I don't care if I am called a busy body, but if I'm a customer at a place I'm paying good money to eat at, I don't expect that anything that is legal to do is acceptable in the restaurant. Sure you might be legally allowed to wear one pair of underwear on your head and one pair on your body and nothing else in between, but if I see that's allowed at a restaurant I'm paying to be in, then I will leave and won't come back. Of course you have a right to be an owner of a place where it's anything goes. In fact, open your place and call it Titty Sucking All The Time Cafe. I wish you good luck with your business, but don't get mad that I don't want to pay good money to look at that while I'm trying to enjoy my dinner.
 
2012-12-23 05:27:24 PM

jst3p: The My Little Pony Killer: Holy christ that's not sanitary

Really?

"I was clearing a table while breastfeeding," she told CBC News.


Yeah! She might get those dirty dishes... dirty.


Idiot.


You don't think that if she's doing this while busing tables she may also be doing it while performing other duties at the restaurant?  One can assume if she's clearing dirty dishes, at some point she has to take those dirty dishes to the wash area where CLEAN dishes would be around as well.
 
2012-12-23 05:28:13 PM
Time management is an essential skill for any business owner. I don't think she's quite there yet, though.
 
2012-12-23 05:29:06 PM

ReapTheChaos: jst3p: The My Little Pony Killer: Holy christ that's not sanitary

Really?

"I was clearing a table while breastfeeding," she told CBC News.


Yeah! She might get those dirty dishes... dirty.


Idiot.

You don't think that if she's doing this while busing tables she may also be doing it while performing other duties at the restaurant?  One can assume if she's clearing dirty dishes, at some point she has to take those dirty dishes to the wash area where CLEAN dishes would be around as well.


Assume what you want, those facts are not present in TFA. I could assume that the cook isn't paid enough and spits in every third burger but that doesn't make it fact.
 
2012-12-23 05:33:03 PM

jst3p: udhq: If I wasn't informed that this would be going on, and I see it in the middle of my meal and lose my appetite,

Seeing a child breast feeding would cause you to lose your appetite? Really? You might want to start therapy because that isn't normal. Seriously, not by a long shot.


Don't get me wrong, I love the female body, but there is an appropriate time and place for everything. If I had done the equivalent of what this woman did--whip out what our culture considers a taboo body part and start secreting a bodily fluid from it--I would be in prison.

And I do agree with what you wrote earlier: a big part of this is that is that it puts me, as the customer, on eggshells, where it is incumbent upon me to make a concerted effort not to look, which can be tricky. This is a service-industry environment, and for an owner to put me in this kind of a position just isn't really appropriate.
 
2012-12-23 05:34:45 PM
quickdraw:

WARNING: This may affect your desire to eat out in the future - but customers (of all ages) regularly drool, cough, spit up and generally rub their snot all over the table when they eat in public. When you are clearing away a table you are simply removing the top layer of assorted bodily detritus. Setting the table is when you get concerned about making sure it is as sanitary as possible for the next customer.

And who is to say she isn't stirring a pot of food with the kid hanging off her tit? Or setting a new table? Does she really draw the line at only clearing tables, considering she appears baffled that such a thing could be off-putting for customers? I'd never go back to a restaurant that had ANYONE working there holding and having a little kid around the food/tables.  Kids are disgusting, with the germs and illnesses and such and in no way capable of being up to health codes.

How incredibly stupid is this woman?
 
2012-12-23 05:35:49 PM
This could be solved if the restaurant imposed a not bitty now, bitty later policy...
 
2012-12-23 05:39:00 PM

udhq: Don't get me wrong, I love the female body, but there is an appropriate time and place for everything. If I had done the equivalent of what this woman did--whip out what our culture considers a taboo body part and start secreting a bodily fluid from it--I would be in prison.


This is because there is a big difference between you jacking it and a baby eating. It is a really horrible comparison on your part, as evidenced by the fact that one is illegal and one isn't.

Many people feel that the "appropriate time and place" is where you are when the baby is hungry. And the number of people who have a problem with it is shrinking. A better comparison would be seeing two guys kissing. Sorry if it grosses you out but you are the one with the issue, you need to learn to deal with it.


And I do agree with what you wrote earlier: a big part of this is that is that it puts me, as the customer, on eggshells, where it is incumbent upon me to make a concerted effort not to look, which can be tricky. This is a service-industry environment, and for an owner to put me in this kind of a position just isn't really appropriate.


That is your opinion, and you are entitled to it. I just a) disagree and b) think if it really causes you to lose your appetite then you have serious issues.
 
2012-12-23 05:40:42 PM
Jeeeeze some of you are just precious - there is no evidence she ever did anything unsanitary with her business. Oh what's that? It's her business - yeah you can be upset, "disgusted" or otherwise put off and not eat there. Maybe there's enough of you to drive her out of business - I'd guess not tho. This thread seems to have brought together the "I hate crotchfruits" with the "womens shuld just stay at home in ma kichen" crowd.

What you should be worried about is what the cooks are doing to your food, or not doing as the case may be. You want to make sure your line cooks are doing coke and not smoking weed. Coked up cooks are the best.
 
2012-12-23 05:40:58 PM

YouSaidWhat: Hannah Gibson, who owns Rocco's Ristorante Italiano in Dartmouth, said when things get busy at the restaurant she'll pitch in even if her son Carson, who is just eight months old, is hungry.


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A living example of the hot vs. crazy correlation chart.
 
2012-12-23 05:48:09 PM
How would you feel if your waiter was eating a hamburger while he was working? One hand stuffing a burger in his face, other hand setting tables, passing out food, checks, etc. Crumbs falling down on the floor, maybe the occasional blob of mayo plopping down on a table. I have a feeling a lot of people would find this a little gross and unsanitary, as well as unprofessional. You wanna eat? fine, go sit down somewhere and eat, then come back to your work, don't combine the two. I don't see why it should be any different for this baby, especially since they have a tendency to poop and puke. Go sit somewhere for a couple minutes then come back to your work. I'm all for breastfeeding but at a certain point these women are just showing off.
 
2012-12-23 05:51:05 PM
Hey, if she feeds her filthy spawn in the dinning area how do we know this woman isn't in the back sacrificing goats in the name of Lucifer? Rubbing the blood and entrails all over the food and utensils? WE CAN'T KNOW
 
2012-12-23 05:52:25 PM

lewismarktwo: Hey, if she feeds her filthy spawn in the dinning area how do we know this woman isn't in the back sacrificing goats in the name of Lucifer? Rubbing the blood and entrails all over the food and utensils? WE CAN'T KNOW


I think we should just assume she isn't, I mean it is the only logical thing to do!
 
2012-12-23 05:52:56 PM
You guys are slacking:

"I'll have what he's having".
 
2012-12-23 05:53:00 PM

jst3p: lewismarktwo: Hey, if she feeds her filthy spawn in the dinning area how do we know this woman isn't in the back sacrificing goats in the name of Lucifer? Rubbing the blood and entrails all over the food and utensils? WE CAN'T KNOW

I think we should just assume she isn't, I mean it is the only logical thing to do!



Damnitsomuch
 
2012-12-23 05:53:49 PM
Bu... but..BUT IT'S NATURAL!

Yeah, so is masturbation, but I rub one out at the red lobster and I'm a criminal!
 
2012-12-23 05:58:20 PM

jst3p: lewismarktwo: Hey, if she feeds her filthy spawn in the dinning area how do we know this woman isn't in the back sacrificing goats in the name of Lucifer? Rubbing the blood and entrails all over the food and utensils? WE CAN'T KNOW

I think we should just assume she isn't, I mean it is the only logical thing to do!


Nah man, if I see a woman letting a tiny germ factory gnaw on her DETRITUS SPEWING TEET anywhere near anything else, then I can safely assume she's mixing up some sarin gas inside a syphilitic pig skull just out of sight. Or worse.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2012-12-23 06:01:58 PM

Beaver Knievel: Bu... but..BUT IT'S NATURAL!

Yeah, so is masturbation, but I rub one out at the red lobster and I'm a criminal!


LOL!
(Watch out bro, here come da shrimp jokes! LULZ)
 
2012-12-23 06:04:59 PM
Hopefullly she now has the good sense to feed the kid someplace in the restaurant where the customers can't see her. If she owns the joint, she can take 5 or 10 minutes and feed the brat while she does paperwork in the office.
 
2012-12-23 06:06:48 PM
Boobies.

Men have been taking them out for dinner at restaurants since forever.

I don't see what the problem is.
 
2012-12-23 06:07:16 PM

udhq: manwithplanx: The My Little Pony Killer: Holy christ that's not sanitary.  I'm sorry, but you either need to take a leave of absence or leave the kid with a babysitter while you're working.  Don't farking breastfeed on the job like that.  Blech.

There are serious protections for mothers who breastfeed children on the job. Their child has far more right to be fed than you have at not being grossed out. And as long as she isn't feeding the child around food that has yet to be eaten or prepared then I don't really think there are any sanitary concerns.

I have a right not to eat at a restaurant where I am grossed out.

If I wasn't informed that this would be going on, and I see it in the middle of my meal and lose my appetite, I don't think I should have to pay for the meal that I was only able to half eat due to the conditions in the restaurant.


You know what grosses me out? Jews*. After all, I've been informed in this thread that legal issues are irrelevant and that it's all about return business. So if I feel nauseated by trying to eat my lunch and some Jew is over at a table being all Jewish and stuff, I shouldn't have to pay for the meal. I mean, jeez, how hard is this? Non-aryans get fed in the back where I don't have to see them and lose my appetite. Duh.

*no, of course not really, you idiot
 
2012-12-23 06:08:45 PM
If I was eating there she could plop down in the chair across the table from me and I wouldn't give a shiat. I would have a problem with her exposing the kid to all the dangers of a busy restaurant. Seriously, it's not a place any sane person would choose to drag a baby around. Hot things, sharp things, busy people double timing it in every which direction - not kid friendly.
 
2012-12-23 06:08:54 PM
It's not illegal to be a waiter and be chronically, incessantly flatulent, nor is it illegal to waft said flatulent into the chewing mouths of patrons.

Not illegal.

Some would say natural and beautiful.
 
2012-12-23 06:10:56 PM
Anyone up in arms about this has never worked in or owned a restaurant. Nor have they had children. As having done all three, if you think the food delivered to you has been prepared in a autoclave and delivered to your table by Bubble Boy, you should not be eating out. You want to control your environment?Stay home and nuke your meals in a microwave.
Those pretty faces that bring the food to the table don't wash their hands every time they leave your table. They probably just removed something from the table of that fat (ethnic group you hate) person eating next to you. They handled money, credit cards, maybe even picked their nose before grabbing a plate filled with your food and bringing to your table.
A lot of restaurants don't make bacon to order. That was made when the Chef came in and has been sitting around all day with waitstaff and owners occasionally grabbing a piece.
The things that can legally happen in a kitchen would make all you pansies cry.
If you are a parent, you have probably eaten things that have been chewed and spit out by your kids or been subject to things that might make Bear Grylls puke.
The thing is, if you really wanted pristine food you would be eating food you grew and prepared in your private bio-dome.
Also, it is her business. If she losing customers that think what she is doing is gross and is willing to accept that loss...that is good business.
The Fark rage about soulless corporations ends at the small business person.
Do what you love and do it the way you want and it is easy to believe in what you do.
There are easier ways to get rich if you want to sell out yourself to do it.
 
2012-12-23 06:12:32 PM

Bungles: It's not illegal to be a waiter and be chronically, incessantly flatulent, nor is it illegal to waft said flatulent into the chewing mouths of patrons.

Not illegal.

Some would say natural and beautiful.


This place REALLY has atmosphere!
 
2012-12-23 06:13:16 PM
MAKE THE BAD MAN TIP 20 PERCENT!
 
2012-12-23 06:13:21 PM

jst3p: And I do agree with what you wrote earlier: a big part of this is that is that it puts me, as the customer, on eggshells, where it is incumbent upon me to make a concerted effort not to look, which can be tricky. This is a service-industry environment, and for an owner to put me in this kind of a position just isn't really appropriate.

That is your opinion, and you are entitled to it. I just a) disagree and b) think if it really causes you to lose your appetite then you have serious issues.


From earlier in the thread: "Oh, and ladies, if you choose not to be discrete about it I am going to look. I won't make comments or stare but you might catch me taking a peek. Deal with it."

Oh, I get it. You're a troll.

Well, then, good day to you sir.
 
2012-12-23 06:16:06 PM
My big concern would be fecal oral contamination. Babies are little poo factories and to carry one singlehandledly, your arm/hand is under it's butt. Then, she's handling dishes. Now, yes, the dishes are dirty, but to me that'd be the same as putting your dirty dishes on the toilet before you put them in the dishwasher. Why wouldn't you do that? Severe cross contamination issues, that's why.
 
2012-12-23 06:16:53 PM

bogey: If I was eating there she could plop down in the chair across the table from me and I wouldn't give a shiat. I would have a problem with her exposing the kid to all the dangers of a busy restaurant. Seriously, it's not a place any sane person would choose to drag a baby around. Hot things, sharp things, busy people double timing it in every which direction - not kid friendly.


This is a pretty valid point.
 
2012-12-23 06:17:32 PM

Son of Thunder: udhq: manwithplanx: The My Little Pony Killer: Holy christ that's not sanitary.  I'm sorry, but you either need to take a leave of absence or leave the kid with a babysitter while you're working.  Don't farking breastfeed on the job like that.  Blech.

There are serious protections for mothers who breastfeed children on the job. Their child has far more right to be fed than you have at not being grossed out. And as long as she isn't feeding the child around food that has yet to be eaten or prepared then I don't really think there are any sanitary concerns.

I have a right not to eat at a restaurant where I am grossed out.

If I wasn't informed that this would be going on, and I see it in the middle of my meal and lose my appetite, I don't think I should have to pay for the meal that I was only able to half eat due to the conditions in the restaurant.

You know what grosses me out? Jews*. After all, I've been informed in this thread that legal issues are irrelevant and that it's all about return business. So if I feel nauseated by trying to eat my lunch and some Jew is over at a table being all Jewish and stuff, I shouldn't have to pay for the meal. I mean, jeez, how hard is this? Non-aryans get fed in the back where I don't have to see them and lose my appetite. Duh.

*no, of course not really, you idiot


God bless you for being able to convince yourself that someone else is the idiot in a thread where you godwinned breastfeeding.
 
2012-12-23 06:17:51 PM

udhq: jst3p: And I do agree with what you wrote earlier: a big part of this is that is that it puts me, as the customer, on eggshells, where it is incumbent upon me to make a concerted effort not to look, which can be tricky. This is a service-industry environment, and for an owner to put me in this kind of a position just isn't really appropriate.

That is your opinion, and you are entitled to it. I just a) disagree and b) think if it really causes you to lose your appetite then you have serious issues.

From earlier in the thread: "Oh, and ladies, if you choose not to be discrete about it I am going to look. I won't make comments or stare but you might catch me taking a peek. Deal with it."

Oh, I get it. You're a troll.

Well, then, good day to you sir.



Uh, how exactly is that trolling? Kids today, that word used to mean something!
 
2012-12-23 06:20:04 PM

jmsvrsn: Body fluids can transmit disease you morons. Would it be OK if I jacked off in your mashed potatoes?


Well, if I'd known it was going to be that kind of party...
 
2012-12-23 06:23:17 PM

udhq: Son of Thunder: udhq: manwithplanx: The My Little Pony Killer: Holy christ that's not sanitary.  I'm sorry, but you either need to take a leave of absence or leave the kid with a babysitter while you're working.  Don't farking breastfeed on the job like that.  Blech.

There are serious protections for mothers who breastfeed children on the job. Their child has far more right to be fed than you have at not being grossed out. And as long as she isn't feeding the child around food that has yet to be eaten or prepared then I don't really think there are any sanitary concerns.

I have a right not to eat at a restaurant where I am grossed out.

If I wasn't informed that this would be going on, and I see it in the middle of my meal and lose my appetite, I don't think I should have to pay for the meal that I was only able to half eat due to the conditions in the restaurant.

You know what grosses me out? Jews*. After all, I've been informed in this thread that legal issues are irrelevant and that it's all about return business. So if I feel nauseated by trying to eat my lunch and some Jew is over at a table being all Jewish and stuff, I shouldn't have to pay for the meal. I mean, jeez, how hard is this? Non-aryans get fed in the back where I don't have to see them and lose my appetite. Duh.

*no, of course not really, you idiot

God bless you for being able to convince yourself that someone else is the idiot in a thread where you godwinned breastfeeding.


Well, since we have people here who think that milk = poo = semen, I'm not surprised that someone here thinks all racism = Godwinning. The real blessing is to just be here in the presence of such great intellects.
 
2012-12-23 06:24:08 PM

udhq: Son of Thunder: udhq: manwithplanx: The My Little Pony Killer: Holy christ that's not sanitary.  I'm sorry, but you either need to take a leave of absence or leave the kid with a babysitter while you're working.  Don't farking breastfeed on the job like that.  Blech.

There are serious protections for mothers who breastfeed children on the job. Their child has far more right to be fed than you have at not being grossed out. And as long as she isn't feeding the child around food that has yet to be eaten or prepared then I don't really think there are any sanitary concerns.

I have a right not to eat at a restaurant where I am grossed out.

If I wasn't informed that this would be going on, and I see it in the middle of my meal and lose my appetite, I don't think I should have to pay for the meal that I was only able to half eat due to the conditions in the restaurant.

You know what grosses me out? Jews*. After all, I've been informed in this thread that legal issues are irrelevant and that it's all about return business. So if I feel nauseated by trying to eat my lunch and some Jew is over at a table being all Jewish and stuff, I shouldn't have to pay for the meal. I mean, jeez, how hard is this? Non-aryans get fed in the back where I don't have to see them and lose my appetite. Duh.

*no, of course not really, you idiot

God bless you for being able to convince yourself that someone else is the idiot in a thread where you godwinned breastfeeding.


Ha!
 
2012-12-23 06:24:52 PM
Um. Why the hell isn't she on maternity leave? that's what it's for. So you can bond, breastfeed your kid while NOT working and getting paid 60% of your salary.
 
2012-12-23 06:25:42 PM
The fact is that in a place where people are dining, there exists a reasonable expectation of a certain level of decorum. Of course, that varies from place to place, but I've seen people asked to leave fairly down-market restaurants for FAR less.

The fact that this was someone working in the capacity of a service provider, rather than a customer, just makes this unprofessional and inappropriate.
 
2012-12-23 06:28:56 PM
Bodily fluids can transmit diseases. This includes breastmilk.

End of story.
 
2012-12-23 06:31:01 PM
octopied "My big concern would be fecal oral contamination. Babies are little poo factories and to carry one singlehandledly, your arm/hand is under it's butt. Then, she's handling dishes. Now, yes, the dishes are dirty, but to me that'd be the same as putting your dirty dishes on the toilet before you put them in the dishwasher. Why wouldn't you do that? Severe cross contamination issues, that's why."
If you don't think that a restaurant you frequent has a dishwasher that cleans your plates from some stray particles of poop that may have fallen out of a baby carried by the owner, what makes you think it will clean any of the other foul things that people shed or purposely put on their plates. Employees are required to wash their hands after using the bathroom. Patrons are not. Also a patron will often put something in their mouth and put it back on the plate, not to mention the dinnerware.
This is like people who don't shake hands but don't have someone open every door for them or never use an ATM, shopping cart, accept food not prepared by themselves or don't wear latex gloves when peeing in a public urinal (the splash back doesn't just land on your hands). Hell, if you checked your coat it was in close contact with god knows what was on that other guys jacket.
 
2012-12-23 06:34:11 PM
While I personally wonder why the hell she  wanted to breastfeed in public (wouldn't you want to do that while sitting down so you can spend a bit of time with the baby?), no, I see no problem with this. Not unless she's holding the baby dangerously or spilling milk, but it's actually pretty damn hard to spill milk from what I know. Babies don't like letting go of food.

/Really, people need to stop freaking out over breastfeeding. It's not unsanitary, and 'it's icky' is not actually a valid complaint for much. I understand that it's a resturaunt, but let's be honest here, your average McDonald's probably has real unsanitary health practices like not using gloves or washing hands after going to the bathroom. Go complain about them.
 
2012-12-23 06:40:47 PM

udhq: The fact is that in a place where people are dining, there exists a reasonable expectation of a certain level of decorum. Of course, that varies from place to place, but I've seen people asked to leave fairly down-market restaurants for FAR less.

The fact that this was someone working in the capacity of a service provider, rather than a customer, just makes this unprofessional and inappropriate.


Succinctly put.
 
2012-12-23 06:43:39 PM
"In a province where breastfeeding has been declared a human right, Gibson said, the investigation has left her feeling both embarrassed and angry". I think we can all agree on "taking a dump" being a human right too, so I guess that's ok to do on top of the tables?

A bit of common sense is in place here. Nobody likes to see a drooling and fluids oozing baby hovering over a table. If baby drool is hovering over other tables, chances are the germ factory was hovering over your table.
 
2012-12-23 06:46:02 PM

udhq: The fact is that in a place where people are dining, there exists a reasonable expectation of a certain level of decorum. Of course, that varies from place to place, but I've seen people asked to leave fairly down-market restaurants for FAR less.

The fact that this was someone working in the capacity of a service provider, rather than a customer, just makes this unprofessional and inappropriate.

 
2012-12-23 06:47:03 PM

Great Janitor: Oh, this again. A few thoughts:

1) How can you preform your job duties while breastfeeding? I would imagine that cleaning a table requires both hands.
2) Why aren't you leaving your kid at home? It's really nice that your boss has no problem bringing your kid to work with you, but breastfeeding the kid while cleaning a table must really be taking advantage of his nice nature.
3) Of course people have an issue with this you twat! But I'll get more into that later on.
4) There is a sanitation issue when ever there is any form of fluid exchange from one person to another.
5) I think that you did this, not to help out, but because you knew it would get attention and you wanted to stand on your soap box
6) Your life may revolve around your child, but ours does not. We don't give a damn about your child, the day to day troubles you have balancing family and work, or any of that mess. We go to restaurants to eat, not to see you breastfeed your child in what was probably more of a form of protest about society and their views on public breastfeeding than about actually feeding your child.
7) Your were breastfeeding your child, your boss did not ask you in any way shape or form to help out. You made that choice, not him. You should have remained out of site.
8) Why the hell do so many breast feeding mothers want to make a farking big deal about breastfeeding in public? I know that it's natural, but so is masturbation, pissing and sex. Doesn't mean we need to do those things out in the open as well.
9) Customers have the right to complain. Having a child doesn't exempt you from those complaints. Especially when the child is a part of those complaints. Don't like that customers complained that you were doing your job in food service with a child clamped to your nipple. Sounds like you have two rather easy solutions: either leave the child at home/with a sitter or find a new job.
10) Unless you work in child care, please leave your kids at home. I really can't ...


1) You really can't imagine clearing a table with one hand? Do you not have opposable thumbs? We're not talking about anvils.
2) She owned the restaurant. Let's revisit this point later.
3) Okay, I agree. Although 'twat' gives me a good idea how old you are.
4) The health authorities don't agree with you; FTFA, she was doing nothing wrong.
5) I think the same thing about you and your rant.
6) I really hope you are a Tea Partier. However, I suspect you're a liberal who pretends to care about society via more taxation, government subsidies, welfare programs, etc, but can't be bothered to *actually* care and really doesn't give a shiat about anyone other than their own immediate comfort, as illustrated here.
7) See #2, and RTFANT.
8) I truly hope you never procreate, so you don't have to go sneaking into bathrooms and dark closets to feed your hungry infant (or watching your baby momma do it; I don't know your gender).
9) Completely agree.
10) See #8.
 
2012-12-23 06:47:50 PM
"Women must not _________ or at least cover up, because it makes me uncomfortable!"

Man, a lot of you guys would probably find yourselves at home in the middle east instead of here in the civilized western world.
 
2012-12-23 06:50:07 PM
I wonder if the waitresses at Montreal's Les Princesses d'Hochelaga could have continued slinging hash topless if they had a baby on their hip.
 
2012-12-23 06:51:48 PM

DiddlBiker: "In a province where breastfeeding has been declared a human right, Gibson said, the investigation has left her feeling both embarrassed and angry". I think we can all agree on "taking a dump" being a human right too, so I guess that's ok to do on top of the tables?


I am genuinely curious, are you so stupid that you don't see the difference between those two things or are you aware that they are completely different and are so intellectually dishonest that you made the comparison anyway?
 
2012-12-23 06:53:41 PM

Hamanu: My girlfriend likes to cock-feed from me at restaurants while we're waiting for our meals. A bit of an appetiser if you will. Sometimes some patrons will act annoyed or even call us rude for doing it, but as far as I'm concerned though it's a perfectly natural, and even beautiful act. I for one don't plan to stop because a bunch of busybodies are getting their panties in a bunch.  I absolutely agree that babies, or anyone really; let's not discriminate, should be able to suck on a person's organs to obtain bodily fluids wherever and whenever they want.


I'd march in that protest, I'll bring the wifey.
 
2012-12-23 07:07:16 PM
There is a time and place for everything, In a restaurant clearing dishes isn't the time nor the place. She should have gone somewhere private to feed the child.
Or, she could have sat in my booth to do it.
 
2012-12-23 07:10:45 PM

The more you eat the more you fart: Bodily fluids can transmit diseases. This includes breastmilk.

End of story.


People who know more about this than you do have declared it to NOT violate the health code.

(Saying "end of story" really makes it the end of the story, right? Okay.)
End Of Story.
 
2012-12-23 07:18:21 PM

For those of you disgusted by breast milk, I recommend a bit of research to set it in perspective, although if you are actually as fastidious as you claim, one episode of this show will prevent you from eating out ever again.

certaprotruth.com

Also, booga booga booga ....
 
2012-12-23 07:21:09 PM
You people need to grow the fark up. I truly wish you could take your puritanical attitudes and fark off to the next "new world," sparing the rest of us from your conservative bigotry. Breasts aren't used for sex, they're for nourishment. If you could get it through your frat boy heads that "tits" are natural and breastfeeding in public is not off putting or making anyone an AW, maybe the rest of the truly enlightened women could breastfeed without having to worry about offending someone because they aren't ashamed of their baby or their breasts.

/right before they cover back up because there's no way they'd walk around with their boobs showing in public
 
2012-12-23 07:21:36 PM

Third_Uncle_Eno: Um. Why the hell isn't she on maternity leave? that's what it's for. So you can bond, breastfeed your kid while NOT working and getting paid 60% of your salary.


I got 6 weeks of unpaid maternity leave to recover from childbirth. Should I have weaned my still-nursing child at 6 weeks?
 
2012-12-23 07:24:32 PM
As the business owner, its generally a bad idea to offend your patrons. And i dont agree that that it Isnt a sanitation issue, if shes clearing tables with the kid, whos to say shes not back in the kitchen with him too. You cant eat near the line and any beverages have to be in a covered container and stored where they cant get knocked over, not sure how you can do that with a boob.
 
2012-12-23 07:25:19 PM
I once knew a girl who begat
three children named
Nat,Pat ,and Tat
It was fun in the breeding but hell in the feeding
when they found there was no tit for tat
 
2012-12-23 07:27:31 PM

Cyno01: As the business owner, its generally a bad idea to offend your patrons. And i dont agree that that it Isnt a sanitation issue, if shes clearing tables with the kid, whos to say shes not back in the kitchen with him too. You cant eat near the line and any beverages have to be in a covered container and stored where they cant get knocked over, not sure how you can do that with a boob.


There's more people in this thread offended by people being offended than were actually offended.
 
2012-12-23 07:28:16 PM
Hannah Gibson and her son Carson. C'mon now, they're obviously from the old country and don't know our customs. I'm sure the food is authentic and awesome.
 
2012-12-23 07:32:35 PM

Mutt Farkinov: You people need to grow the fark up. I truly wish you could take your puritanical attitudes and fark off to the next "new world," sparing the rest of us from your conservative bigotry. Breasts aren't used for sex, they're for nourishment. If you could get it through your frat boy heads that "tits" are natural and breastfeeding in public is not off putting or making anyone an AW, maybe the rest of the truly enlightened women could breastfeed without having to worry about offending someone because they aren't ashamed of their baby or their breasts.

/right before they cover back up because there's no way they'd walk around with their boobs showing in public


This isn't about seeing titties you mong. It's about hygiene and respect for your customers.

Read the damned thread.
 
2012-12-23 07:33:57 PM
www.drunkendata.com

Shaka, in the diner, when the boobies fell out!
 
2012-12-23 07:34:32 PM

Melvin Lovecraft: Hannah Gibson and her son Carson. C'mon now, they're obviously from the old country and don't know our customs. I'm sure the food is authentic and awesome.


Actually, the menu looks pretty authentic and ritzy, but kinda pricy for a titty joint.
 
2012-12-23 07:36:55 PM
For all those wondering how she cleared a table while breastfeeding...baby slings
 
2012-12-23 07:42:35 PM

JesusStoleMyBike: Third_Uncle_Eno: Um. Why the hell isn't she on maternity leave? that's what it's for. So you can bond, breastfeed your kid while NOT working and getting paid 60% of your salary.

I got 6 weeks of unpaid maternity leave to recover from childbirth. Should I have weaned my still-nursing child at 6 weeks?


That's ok, my wife never had to wean our son off her tits because he was formula fed. She works in a more professional position than the majority of the house marms on here seem to.
 
2012-12-23 07:42:43 PM

Third_Uncle_Eno: Um. Why the hell isn't she on maternity leave? that's what it's for. So you can bond, breastfeed your kid while NOT working and getting paid 60% of your salary.


Because she owns the place.
 
2012-12-23 07:46:43 PM
Yes she has the legal right to breastfeed in public. But that doesn't mean I agree with it or that I want to see it. And if I was in a restaurant and some woman started doing that at another table or if a staff member was walking around doing that I'd get up and leave.
 
2012-12-23 07:48:42 PM

Molavian: JesusStoleMyBike: Third_Uncle_Eno: Um. Why the hell isn't she on maternity leave? that's what it's for. So you can bond, breastfeed your kid while NOT working and getting paid 60% of your salary.

I got 6 weeks of unpaid maternity leave to recover from childbirth. Should I have weaned my still-nursing child at 6 weeks?

That's ok, my wife never had to wean our son off her tits because he was formula fed. She works in a more professional position than the majority of the house marms on here seem to.


I'm sorry, was that supposed to be insulting towards me? I don't care how another woman chooses to feed her child, it's her body and her choice, but are you really suggesting that "more professional" women formula feed? 6 weeks of maternity leave is the norm in the US, regardless of your profession or stance on breastfeeding.
 
2012-12-23 07:50:05 PM

silverjets: Yes she has the legal right to breastfeed in public. But that doesn't mean I agree with it or that I want to see it.


In life you may see some things you don't agree with or don't want to see. Grow up.
 
2012-12-23 07:59:44 PM

jst3p: The My Little Pony Killer: Holy christ that's not sanitary

Really?

"I was clearing a table while breastfeeding," she told CBC News.


Yeah! She might get those dirty dishes... dirty.


Idiot.


Yes, because when people make comments about sanitary conditions, it's the inanimate objects they are concerned about.

Moron.
 
2012-12-23 08:06:55 PM

jst3p: silverjets: Yes she has the legal right to breastfeed in public. But that doesn't mean I agree with it or that I want to see it.

In life you may see some things you don't agree with or don't want to see. Grow up.


I need to grow up because I don't agree with something? Really? So did the women that argued for the right to breastfeed in public need to grow up because they didn't agree with not being allowed to do something?

Just because they are allowed to do something doesn't mean everyone else in the world has to agree with it or want to see it.

As I wrote earlier, if I saw that in a restaurant I would leave. I didn't write that I would complain. I didn't write that I would tell her to stop. I wrote that I would remove myself from the situation that offends me. If that is not the grown up thing to do, well fark then I don't know what is.
 
2012-12-23 08:08:46 PM

Kevin72: SnarfVader: I don't see the problem, as long as the baby leaves at least a 20% tip.

Circumsized baby already left a 20% tip


20% tip!!

Do they call that kid Tripod?
 
2012-12-23 08:10:44 PM

maxis_mydog: Kevin72: SnarfVader: I don't see the problem, as long as the baby leaves at least a 20% tip.

Circumsized baby already left a 20% tip

20% tip!!

Do they call that kid Tripod?


Not any more.
 
2012-12-23 08:12:09 PM

silverjets: Yes she has the legal right to breastfeed in public. But that doesn't mean I agree with it or that I want to see it. And if I was in a restaurant and some woman started doing that at another table or if a staff member was walking around doing that I'd get up and leave.


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-23 08:21:39 PM

ArcadianRefugee: jst3p: The My Little Pony Killer: Holy christ that's not sanitary

Really?

"I was clearing a table while breastfeeding," she told CBC News.


Yeah! She might get those dirty dishes... dirty.


Idiot.

Yes, because when people make comments about sanitary conditions, it's the inanimate objects they are concerned about.

Moron.


She was clearing tables, could you let me know what you think is unsanitary about clearing dirty dishes while breastfeeding?
 
2012-12-23 08:24:06 PM

silverjets: jst3p: silverjets: Yes she has the legal right to breastfeed in public. But that doesn't mean I agree with it or that I want to see it.

In life you may see some things you don't agree with or don't want to see. Grow up.

I need to grow up because I don't agree with something? Really? So did the women that argued for the right to breastfeed in public need to grow up because they didn't agree with not being allowed to do something?

Just because they are allowed to do something doesn't mean everyone else in the world has to agree with it or want to see it.

As I wrote earlier, if I saw that in a restaurant I would leave. I didn't write that I would complain. I didn't write that I would tell her to stop. I wrote that I would remove myself from the situation that offends me. If that is not the grown up thing to do, well fark then I don't know what is.


The "grow up" was more based on the fact that you are offended by seeing a woman feed her child. It really isn't a big deal. Some people in some parts of the world get stirred up if they see the ankle of a woman. In retrospect grow up isn't as accurate as I could have been. How about "join us in the 21st century".
 
2012-12-23 08:42:13 PM

Via Infinito: FTA:"I was clearing a table while breastfeeding,"

How is it even possible to clear a table while breastfeeding?
So she was holding her kid in one arm and handling dirty dishes at the same time?
What the actual f*ck?
This isn't a "breastfeeding on the job is bad" issue. This is a "mom is farking stupid" issue.


Baby wearing. Google it.
 
2012-12-23 08:58:12 PM

here to help: Mutt Farkinov: You people need to grow the fark up. I truly wish you could take your puritanical attitudes and fark off to the next "new world," sparing the rest of us from your conservative bigotry. Breasts aren't used for sex, they're for nourishment. If you could get it through your frat boy heads that "tits" are natural and breastfeeding in public is not off putting or making anyone an AW, maybe the rest of the truly enlightened women could breastfeed without having to worry about offending someone because they aren't ashamed of their baby or their breasts.

/right before they cover back up because there's no way they'd walk around with their boobs showing in public

This isn't about seeing titties you mong. It's about hygiene and respect for your customers.

Read the damned thread.

i629.photobucket.com
Thanks for the help.
 
2012-12-23 09:09:53 PM
My attitude is that women are free to breastfeed in public and I'm free to take pics of their tits on my phone. I've only had one woman yell at me, most just go someplace private(which they should have done in the first place if they don't want everyone to see their boobs).
 
2012-12-23 09:22:32 PM
Well, since urine is sterile, they won't mind if I whip out my cock and piss in the potted plants, will they?
 
2012-12-23 09:24:36 PM

JesusJuice: My attitude is that women are free to breastfeed in public and I'm free to take pics of their tits on my phone. I've only had one woman yell at me, most just go someplace private(which they should have done in the first place if they don't want everyone to see their boobs).


i like the way you think. i bet you're probably a sharp dresser and a smooth dancer. +1 for you.

/ i like Farkers who have class and style
 
2012-12-23 09:40:03 PM
Show us your tits!
 
2012-12-23 09:46:19 PM
Do some people not have enough problems in their lives? People have been breastfeeding babies forever, yet people want to act all prudish about it these days, WTF???? I can understand if the woman is flashing everyone or something, but why do people get so upset? I, personally, would rather be around a quiet breastfeeding baby than a screaming hungry one.

/Childfree
//Don't even like kids and I don't get the outrage
 
2012-12-23 09:53:44 PM

dionosaur: Do some people not have enough problems in their lives? People have been breastfeeding babies forever, yet people want to act all prudish about it these days, WTF???? I can understand if the woman is flashing everyone or something, but why do people get so upset? I, personally, would rather be around a quiet breastfeeding baby than a screaming hungry one.

/Childfree
//Don't even like kids and I don't get the outrage



People have been farting for ever too. I hope you let rip everywhere and often.
 
2012-12-23 10:03:06 PM

doglover: If I ever open a restaurant, babies and children under the age of .... 30 will be forboden.


The buffets at casinos around here are nice and don't allow children under 18.
 
2012-12-23 10:03:40 PM

JesusStoleMyBike: Molavian: JesusStoleMyBike: Third_Uncle_Eno: Um. Why the hell isn't she on maternity leave? that's what it's for. So you can bond, breastfeed your kid while NOT working and getting paid 60% of your salary.

I got 6 weeks of unpaid maternity leave to recover from childbirth. Should I have weaned my still-nursing child at 6 weeks?

That's ok, my wife never had to wean our son off her tits because he was formula fed. She works in a more professional position than the majority of the house marms on here seem to.

I'm sorry, was that supposed to be insulting towards me? I don't care how another woman chooses to feed her child, it's her body and her choice, but are you really suggesting that "more professional" women formula feed? 6 weeks of maternity leave is the norm in the US, regardless of your profession or stance on breastfeeding.


Only 6 weeks? That sucks. My sister in law got a year here in Canada. She added vacation time, so she left work mid August and isn't due back until Sept 2013.
 
2012-12-23 10:06:39 PM

Molavian: That's ok, my wife never had to wean our son off her tits because he was formula fed. She works in a more professional position than the majority of the house marms on here seem to.


You are an ass of the first degree.
My wife breast fed our two children but had a friend who couldn't , her (my wife) intellect, profession and salary (which is quite high) never factored in the debate of whether she would breast feed or bottle feed.
How many of you would scream if someone was walking around holding a glass of cow's milk? or cry if it spilled at the table next to yours?
How many of you pour it over your cereal every morning?
Comes from a cow....mmmmm
Comes from a human .....ewwwwww
you are literally saying "I am better than you because I don't feed my children in a biologically suited way! I raise them with man made powder because...fark it...I can....and goddamit...I'm worth it."
 
2012-12-23 10:21:18 PM

octopied:

Only 6 weeks? That sucks. My sister in law got a year here in Canada. She added vacation time, so she left work mid August and isn't due back until Sept 2013.


It sucks hard. You can use vacation time with some companies, but 6 weeks of unpaid leave is all that FMLA allows for (unless you have some serious medical complications but even then, it's still at the discretion of your employer.) Husband and I agreed that I would do the stay-at-home thing with our next/last baby. A year would be absolutely amazing! Congratulations on the new niece/nephew!
 
2012-12-23 10:23:54 PM
Do whatever you want you stupid bint, but I'll vote with my wallet. I hope that lease pays itself.
 
2012-12-23 10:25:53 PM

JesusJuice: My attitude is that women are free to breastfeed in public and I'm free to take pics of their tits on my phone. I've only had one woman yell at me, most just go someplace private(which they should have done in the first place if they don't want everyone to see their boobs).


Since you've seen so many moms nursing in public, you realize that you actually don't see any more tit than you would if she was wearing a low cut top, right? In most cases, it's even less than that. Those pics must be pretty boring.
 
2012-12-23 10:28:46 PM
My only problem with breast feeding in public is the ladies go to such lengths to hide it.
 
2012-12-23 10:32:55 PM

dionosaur: Do some people not have enough problems in their lives? People have been breastfeeding babies forever, yet people want to act all prudish about it these days, WTF???? I can understand if the woman is flashing everyone or something, but why do people get so upset? I, personally, would rather be around a quiet breastfeeding baby than a screaming hungry one.


If I am spending money on a dinner out, I don't want babies there - screaming or otherwise - and I do NOT want them latched onto the tit of the lady clearing the table next to me.  It makes me question the hygiene and standards of the whole restaurant and I'd absolutely voice a complain and never go back.
 
2012-12-23 10:38:52 PM
My question isn't the breastfeeding in public bit, but how in the farking hell does she get away with having the kid at work in the first place? I work at a busy restaurant and if a waitress or busser showed up with a new cracker spawn strapped to her tit, she'd be told to GTFO until she can find a babysiter.
 
2012-12-23 10:42:35 PM

Millions_Knives: My question isn't the breastfeeding in public bit, but how in the farking hell does she get away with having the kid at work in the first place? I work at a busy restaurant and if a waitress or busser showed up with a new cracker spawn strapped to her tit, she'd be told to GTFO until she can find a babysiter.


1. She's the owner.
2. Only two people have complained in six months.
3. The inspectors basically said, "We have to investigate. You haven't broken the law. If you don't want complaints investigated, stop doing it.

What? It was an article about breastfeeding, of course I clicked on the link.
 
2012-12-23 10:44:21 PM

Lukeonia1: aimtastic: If those prudes are paying customers and you're the owner of the establishment, then yes, it is more important.

As strongly as I advocate boobs, I think I have to agree. Breastfeeding on the job might not be unsanitary, but I can see how it could be off-putting. If it hurts your business, it'll make life harder for you and your baby, which isn't in either of your best interests. Seems like a case of "just because you can do something, doesn't mean you should."


As a female that is a strong advocate for breastfeeding I'll say that I don't want to be confronted with this ,by the staff, while I am dining out.
 
2012-12-23 10:59:24 PM

JesusStoleMyBike: JesusJuice: My attitude is that women are free to breastfeed in public and I'm free to take pics of their tits on my phone. I've only had one woman yell at me, most just go someplace private(which they should have done in the first place if they don't want everyone to see their boobs).

Since you've seen so many moms nursing in public, you realize that you actually don't see any more tit than you would if she was wearing a low cut top, right? In most cases, it's even less than that. Those pics must be pretty boring.


Boring for most, but breast milk is my fetish so I'm pretty into it.
 
2012-12-23 11:25:04 PM

AbbeySomeone: As a female that is a strong advocate for breastfeeding I'll say that I don't want to be confronted with this ,by the staff, while I am dining out.


Tough Titty.

Not so sure anyone complaining in this thread has ever seen a nursing mother.
 
2012-12-23 11:27:07 PM

gibbon1: AbbeySomeone: As a female that is a strong advocate for breastfeeding I'll say that I don't want to be confronted with this ,by the staff, while I am dining out.

Tough Titty.

Not so sure anyone complaining in this thread has ever seen a nursing mother.


I'm pretty sure most have seen at least one, and pretty close-up at that.
 
2012-12-23 11:29:04 PM
 
2012-12-24 12:02:55 AM

The Great Gazoo: Being married to a woman who breast-fed all three of our kids, I've had enough exposure (haha) to it that to me it DOES seem perfectly natural. Like accepting homosexual relationships, this is one issue that will eventually be looked back on with astonishment that anyone ever found it "gross". And just like homosexuality, if you find it disgusting then the problem is with you.


You had me until the very end.

Just because I don't agree with homosexuality does not mean I "have a problem and therefore must be consigned to the Death Camp of Intolerance until I don't". It simply means I don't agree with it. That's my right.

If you don't agree with heterosexuality, I don't think you "have a problem and therefore must be consigned to Straight Camp until you don't". You're entitled to your lifestyle choice.

That's the real difference between you and me, not whether the butter's on the right side or not...
 
2012-12-24 12:12:11 AM
Farting is a natural & harmless thing that I sometimes need to do; but I try to avoid doing it in front of my customers.

Wouldn't kill the kid to wait to eat.
 
2012-12-24 12:12:57 AM

fredklein: JesusStoleMyBike: octopied:

Only 6 weeks? That sucks. My sister in law got a year here in Canada. She added vacation time, so she left work mid August and isn't due back until Sept 2013.

It sucks hard. You can use vacation time with some companies, but 6 weeks of unpaid leave is all that FMLA allows for ...


Um...

The FMLA entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons with continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if the employee had not taken leave. Eligible employees are entitled to:

Twelve workweeks of leave in a 12-month period for:
the birth of a child and to care for the newborn child within one year of birth;


You're right, FMLA was the wrong term, my mistake. I was only allowed 6 weeks, and from googling, it seems I'm not alone in that. Maybe it's company specific.
 
2012-12-24 12:21:11 AM

hubiestubert: quickdraw: hubiestubert: It's not about prudes, it's about keeping to the health code. Eating a sandwich while you're clearing tables isn't up to code either. Baby dribbles, spits up, it's on the table. That's the same risk factor as spewing hotdog out of your gob when doing the same thing. Bodily fluids like saliva aren't supposed to go on tables or tableware.

WARNING: This may affect your desire to eat out in the future - but customers (of all ages) regularly drool, cough, spit up and generally rub their snot all over the table when they eat in public. When you are clearing away a table you are simply removing the top layer of assorted bodily detritus. Setting the table is when you get concerned about making sure it is as sanitary as possible for the next customer.

Which is why when you clear, you wash your hands. Remember: been in the industry for about 25 years now. Handwashing isn't just a courtesy, it's religion in this business. And yes, I know what customers are like, which is why if a plate has touched a table to a patron, it doesn't come back to the kitchen. I will remake something, but I won't touch food that customers have touched. Period. They don't like the fish, I'll make them another one. Once it hits their table, I don't want to see it again, until the dish has been washed and sanitized. And oddly enough, that is pretty much the same reason that you spray down the table and replace the silver and plates for the next folks: customers, I don't know where they've been. MY people? They are washing their hands, the silver has been washed and sannied, and for damn sure, folks wash their hands after clearing.


I wish you ran the world.
 
2012-12-24 01:11:43 AM

jst3p: ReapTheChaos: jst3p: The My Little Pony Killer: Holy christ that's not sanitary

Really?

"I was clearing a table while breastfeeding," she told CBC News.


Yeah! She might get those dirty dishes... dirty.


Idiot.

You don't think that if she's doing this while busing tables she may also be doing it while performing other duties at the restaurant?  One can assume if she's clearing dirty dishes, at some point she has to take those dirty dishes to the wash area where CLEAN dishes would be around as well.

Assume what you want, those facts are not present in TFA. I could assume that the cook isn't paid enough and spits in every third burger but that doesn't make it fact.


A person doesn't need to have everything spelled out for them in order to make an educated guess as to the possibilities of another's actions.  Anyone with half an ounce of common sense can deduce that if she's perfectly comfortable walking around the dining area with her tit in some kids mouth then she's very likely doing it elsewhere in the restaurant.
 
2012-12-24 01:31:24 AM

jst3p: [www.drunkendata.com image 187x143]

Shaka, in the diner, when the boobies fell out!


But he's seen everything. He's seen it all...
 
2012-12-24 03:13:52 AM
Babies are brimming with poop germs. Carrying an incontinent infant while handling tables that food is served on is unsanitary.

I'm pretty tired of these pwecious boob monsters with their crotchfruit. Infants don't belong in the workplace.
 
2012-12-24 03:25:13 AM

Pert: This could be solved if the restaurant imposed a not bitty now, bitty later policy...


i3.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-24 03:27:35 AM

quickdraw: aimtastic: quickdraw: Yes because it is more important to keep a handful of prudes happy than do your job and feed your baby.

If those prudes are paying customers and you're the owner of the establishment, then yes, it is more important.

No it isn't. If you have a good product at a good price then a few prudes walking away and making a big fuss is just good publicity.


A business owner is a whore. They are allowed to turn away undesired customers, but if enough customers are undesired, they are allowed to go out of business through their own pride. This whole story basically boils down to that, and I see it play out all the time in the local business scene.
 
2012-12-24 05:33:02 AM

Contents Under Pressure: Babies are brimming with poop germs. Carrying an incontinent infant while handling tables that food is served on is unsanitary.

I'm pretty tired of these pwecious boob monsters with their crotchfruit. Infants don't belong in the workplace.


You are brimming with poop germs. Oh what's that? You took a shower? Didn't do a damn thing shiatty. God you're disgusting.
 
2012-12-24 07:56:52 AM

Great Janitor: Oh, this again. A few thoughts:

1) How can you preform your job duties while breastfeeding? I would imagine that cleaning a table requires both hands.
2) Why aren't you leaving your kid at home? It's really nice that your boss has no problem bringing your kid to work with you, but breastfeeding the kid while cleaning a table must really be taking advantage of his nice nature.
3) Of course people have an issue with this you twat! But I'll get more into that later on.
4) There is a sanitation issue when ever there is any form of fluid exchange from one person to another.
5) I think that you did this, not to help out, but because you knew it would get attention and you wanted to stand on your soap box
6) Your life may revolve around your child, but ours does not. We don't give a damn about your child, the day to day troubles you have balancing family and work, or any of that mess. We go to restaurants to eat, not to see you breastfeed your child in what was probably more of a form of protest about society and their views on public breastfeeding than about actually feeding your child.
7) Your were breastfeeding your child, your boss did not ask you in any way shape or form to help out. You made that choice, not him. You should have remained out of site.
8) Why the hell do so many breast feeding mothers want to make a farking big deal about breastfeeding in public? I know that it's natural, but so is masturbation, pissing and sex. Doesn't mean we need to do those things out in the open as well.
9) Customers have the right to complain. Having a child doesn't exempt you from those complaints. Especially when the child is a part of those complaints. Don't like that customers complained that you were doing your job in food service with a child clamped to your nipple. Sounds like you have two rather easy solutions: either leave the child at home/with a sitter or find a new job.
10) Unless you work in child care, please leave your kids at home. I really can't ...


She is the boss. Hilarious that you think she has an unseen male boss to tell her what to do.
 
2012-12-24 09:16:34 AM
I can only chalk this thread up to a massive conspiracy of trolls who have the obviously wrong opinion of feeding a baby while cleaning up dishes is somehow wrong.
 
2012-12-24 10:23:01 AM
As a customer, if I saw that, I would probably lose my appetite and leave. Personally, I don't find the sight of a baby slobbering on a teat the least bit conducive to me having a good meal. I'd find it pretty gross, actually, and I wouldn't come back to that restaurant. Yuck. Just my personal opinion.
 
2012-12-24 01:22:42 PM
hubiestubert:

Which is why when you clear, you wash your hands. Remember: been in the industry for about 25 years now. Handwashing isn't just a courtesy, it's religion in this business. And yes, I know what customers are like, which is why if a plate has touched a table to a patron, it doesn't come back to the kitchen. I will remake something, but I won't touch food that customers have touched. Period. They don't like the fish, I'll make them another one. Once it hits their table, I don't want to see it again, until the dish has been washed and sanitized. And oddly enough, that is pretty much the same reason that you spray down the table and replace the silver and plates for the next folks: customers, I don't know where they've been. MY people? They are washing their hands, the silver has been washed and sannied, and for damn sure, folks wash their hands after clearing.


i must translate this
to Turkish and repeat it to my employees every day, 10 times a day, for a month.
 
2012-12-24 01:42:40 PM

proteus_b: the fact that she's complaining about it and not at all chagrined is indicative of the kind of standards they have at that place. perhaps she should investigate a different career. not only that, but in some countries, apparently not including canada, proprietors want to please their customers. if there's not a market for shiatburgers, then customers are unlikely to frequent your establishment. if you like playing heavy metal at 100 decibels, your restaurant may lose business. i guess the story here is that even stupid people sometimes manage to own restaurants.


Hell, at least half of restaurant owners lose their shirt after 6 months to a year, and it's not because there's no market for more restaurants. All kinds of stupid people own restaurants everywhere, what's rare is them owning one for more than a year. Of course, with the number of stupid twunty customers out there who demand special treatment and pricing, just owning any restaurant these days seems like the height of masochism.
 
2012-12-24 05:13:53 PM
How about use a farking condom if you decide to own a restaurant? You have no business walking around with your farking tit hanging out in front of customers, that's farking gross. I don't want to see it when I'm eating. So fark YOU, I go to Nova Scotia, and I won't EVER eat at your farking restaurant, kiss my ass.
 
2012-12-24 08:11:05 PM
Business suicide. As an owner, what the hell are you thinking? Put your personal crusades aside from your business. This is the type of dolt who wonders why sales are down. This is also why I don't go for the "human right" angle. I would be pissed walking around America having to look at all these fat sloppy acne tits with babies dribbling puke off them. As Costanza would say, "we're living in a society, people!" I guess I have the human right to stand up and shiat on my dinner table also. It's my human right. Explain the difference to me why your personal choice bullshiat can invade my space and life, but why it's not ok for me to crap in the middle of the floor, or start banging a hooker in the booth.
 
2012-12-24 11:39:02 PM
Rule 1: Don't whip your tits out in public.

Rule 2: DONT WHIP YOUR TITS OUT IN PUBLIC.

Rule 3: If you do, you don't get to claim discrimination.
 
2012-12-25 02:52:06 AM
Breastfeeding != whipping your tits out.

Gather 'round, children, let me clue you in. There are wonderful things called "nursing bras" that allow for one side to be unbuckled at a time. They are commonly worn underneath garments known as "nursing tops" that have an overlapping layer of fabric that covers the breasts. When it's time to nurse, you unbuckle one side of your nursing bra, and the child's head goes under the layer of fabric of the nursing top. There is literally NOTHING showing but the back of a babies head. Most women even opt to use a receiving blanket over one shoulder to cover everything including the child's head. AMAZING. There are several different ways to breastfeed. My stealth nursing gear of choice was a baby sling. I have nursed while walking through crowded malls, in restaurants, in line at the bank, at Target, wherever the fark I happened to be when my baby got hungry and no one knew that I had a nursing baby under the sling because no one could see a damn thing.

The point is, we have the legal right to breastfeed wherever people are legally allowed to go, so your opinion truly doesn't matter. It's YOUR problem. If it grosses you out, too bad. People drink cow tit milk every single day and think it's delicious, but the moment human tit milk is mentioned, you all run away shrieking little school boys. It literally boggles my mind.
 
2012-12-25 08:16:08 AM

S.A.S.Q.U.A.T.C.H.: Business suicide. As an owner, what the hell are you thinking? Put your personal crusades aside from your business. This is the type of dolt who wonders why sales are down. This is also why I don't go for the "human right" angle. I would be pissed walking around America having to look at all these fat sloppy acne tits with babies dribbling puke off them. As Costanza would say, "we're living in a society, people!" I guess I have the human right to stand up and shiat on my dinner table also. It's my human right. Explain the difference to me why your personal choice bullshiat can invade my space and life, but why it's not ok for me to crap in the middle of the floor, or start banging a hooker in the booth.


I'm very glad you aren't in the business of deciding what are and what aren't human rights.
 
2012-12-25 11:58:45 AM

JesusStoleMyBike: Breastfeeding != whipping your tits out.

Gather 'round, children, let me clue you in. There are wonderful things called "nursing bras" that allow for one side to be unbuckled at a time. They are commonly worn underneath garments known as "nursing tops" that have an overlapping layer of fabric that covers the breasts. When it's time to nurse, you unbuckle one side of your nursing bra, and the child's head goes under the layer of fabric of the nursing top. There is literally NOTHING showing but the back of a babies head. Most women even opt to use a receiving blanket over one shoulder to cover everything including the child's head. AMAZING. There are several different ways to breastfeed. My stealth nursing gear of choice was a baby sling. I have nursed while walking through crowded malls, in restaurants, in line at the bank, at Target, wherever the fark I happened to be when my baby got hungry and no one knew that I had a nursing baby under the sling because no one could see a damn thing.

The point is, we have the legal right to breastfeed wherever people are legally allowed to go, so your opinion truly doesn't matter. It's YOUR problem. If it grosses you out, too bad. People drink cow tit milk every single day and think it's delicious, but the moment human tit milk is mentioned, you all run away shrieking little school boys. It literally boggles my mind.


Nope, when you own a business and engage in (while legal) behaviors that people disapprove of, it becomes YOUR (ie. the business owners) problem. If you want a successful business the customer is always right. Ignore that rule and you'll have plenty of company at the unemployment office. All because you couldn't be bothered to feed your kid in the back of the house.
 
2012-12-25 02:53:53 PM
JesusStoleMyBike:  your opinion truly doesn't matter. It's YOUR problem.

That is the attitude that pisses people off.  "I'm a mommy, I did this miraculous thing of making a baby,m so you scum who don't have babies have absolutely no right to question me!"

Nobody's questioning your right to breastfeed; people are only asking that you show a little bit of common courtesy and understand that not everyone loves your precious little miracle as much as you do.

If it grosses you out, too bad. People drink cow tit milk every single day and think it's delicious, but the moment human tit milk is mentioned, you all run away shrieking little school boys. It literally boggles my mind.

We are usually not riding on the cow at the time.
 
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