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(News 10 ABC Sacramento)   Group of mentally disabled adults kicked out of McDonald's because of A) discrimination; B) food fight; or C) shortage of Happy Meal toys   (news10.net) divider line 196
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2014-01-06 01:04:47 PM  
The thought that McDonalds McMarkets to mentally handcapped people makes me grimace.

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2014-01-06 01:14:11 PM  
Ding fries are done.
 
2014-01-06 01:15:51 PM  
Sounds like the franchisees and the disabled folks are at irresolvable loggerheads over this. Can Mayor McCheese be counted on as an impartial actor and broker an equitable settlement for all parties? Is he an elected official or is that post largely ceremonial?
 
2014-01-06 01:15:57 PM  
Well the handicapped spokesperson says A), but McDonald's says B). But B) might've been caused because of C). Or B) might've been caused by A). Or A) happened, but McDonald's says B) to cover their ass. Or B) happened, but the spokesperson said A) to cover her ass.

I'm going with D) I don't care anymore.
 
2014-01-06 01:23:44 PM  
If your corporate spokesperson is a farking clown, and you hire asshats for managers, you might be sued for violations of the americans with disabilities act.
I doubt they will buy them off with coupons.
 
2014-01-06 01:29:22 PM  
I'm offensive and I find this retarded.
 
2014-01-06 02:25:06 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: The thought that McDonalds McMarkets to mentally handcapped people makes me grimace.


Lois Griffen in the Grimace suit or GTFO
 
2014-01-06 02:25:26 PM  
milkmen are nicer then that, they'll take them to the zoo.
 
2014-01-06 02:26:08 PM  
Sue! Sue! Sue!
 
2014-01-06 02:26:16 PM  
Just because they're retarded, doesn't mean their too stupid to play the victim card.
 
2014-01-06 02:27:26 PM  

EdNortonsTwin: Just because they're retarded, doesn't mean their too stupid to play the victim card.


*sigh*
 
2014-01-06 02:27:54 PM  

Tymast: milkmen are nicer then

than that, they'll take them to the zoo.
 
2014-01-06 02:28:30 PM  
Just hand them each a French fry and tell them it's Mr. Potato Head Jr.
 
2014-01-06 02:29:18 PM  
Congratulations, McDonald's, you win the prize!
 
2014-01-06 02:29:54 PM  
TIMMY!
 
2014-01-06 02:30:47 PM  

EdNortonsTwin: EdNortonsTwin: Just because they're retarded, doesn't mean their too stupid to play the victim card.

*sigh*


Did you self incriminate yourself as too stupid then?
 
2014-01-06 02:31:15 PM  
go way back in the supply closet and look for the old box full of those disposable ash trays that used to be available. Now, everyone gets a McFlying saucer toy in their happy meal!
 
2014-01-06 02:32:02 PM  

EdNortonsTwin: EdNortonsTwin: Just because they're retarded, doesn't mean their too stupid to play the victim card.

*sigh*



Is anyone wronged for anything anymore? You all play the "you're playing the victim" card so much that its MORE worn out than the victim card.
 
2014-01-06 02:32:36 PM  
In a statement issued to News10, Dennis and Vicki Caldwell, the local owners of the restaurant, said, This recent situation involved a food fight within their group, and disruption to our other guests.

The Caldwells added it wasn't the first time such an incident has occurred.

We have consistently attempted to work with these guests and accommodate their needs as best we can, their statement read.

Gastinell says there was no food fight and her group was well behaved.

"We went in to eat. We weren't disruptive," she said.


What's the more likely scenario:

1.) McDonald's manager kicks out a group of paying regulars who are quietly enjoying their lunch, because they appear to be retarded

or...

2.) A group of retards got loud and rowdy, disrupting business and disturbing other patrons?
 
2014-01-06 02:33:50 PM  
Ouch.. Sounds like the McF*cked up.
 
2014-01-06 02:34:02 PM  
Reminds me of when that 'tard kicked the kid and the dude popped him.
 
2014-01-06 02:34:40 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: EdNortonsTwin: EdNortonsTwin: Just because they're retarded, doesn't mean their too stupid to play the victim card.

*sigh*


Is anyone wronged for anything anymore? You all play the "you're playing the victim" card so much that its MORE worn out than the victim card.


So you're playing the "You're playing the victim card" card?
 
2014-01-06 02:36:29 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: What's the more likely scenario:

1.) McDonald's manager kicks out a group of paying regulars who are quietly enjoying their lunch, because they appear to be retarded

or...

2.) A group of retards got loud and rowdy, disrupting business and disturbing other patrons?


I'm going with 2. The footage of the dining room will end this one in a hurry, one way or another. Someone is clearly lying their ass off.
 
2014-01-06 02:36:30 PM  
Where the toys finger pappits?
 
2014-01-06 02:37:41 PM  

big pig peaches: Where the toys finger pappits?


Here the toys fenga papits!

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2014-01-06 02:38:12 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: What's the more likely scenario:

1.) McDonald's manager kicks out a group of paying regulars who are quietly enjoying their lunch, because they appear to be retarded

or...

2.) A group of retards got loud and rowdy, disrupting business and disturbing other patrons?


And the manager says that they've had problems with them in the past. Sounds like someone finally had enough of their shiat that they were getting away with because they were disabled.
 
2014-01-06 02:38:20 PM  
I thought congress had their own cafeteria.
 
2014-01-06 02:40:56 PM  
They better not be out of Happy Meals toys! Thats the most nutritious thing on the menu.
 
2014-01-06 02:42:23 PM  
Every McDonalds in the world has video surveillance. This is something that could be proven or dis proven with 5 minutes of work. So I guess we better run the story on the internet so the whole world can read it, without doing that 5 minutes of journalism.
 
2014-01-06 02:42:57 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: In a statement issued to News10, Dennis and Vicki Caldwell, the local owners of the restaurant, said, This recent situation involved a food fight within their group, and disruption to our other guests.

The Caldwells added it wasn't the first time such an incident has occurred.

We have consistently attempted to work with these guests and accommodate their needs as best we can, their statement read.

Gastinell says there was no food fight and her group was well behaved.

"We went in to eat. We weren't disruptive," she said.

What's the more likely scenario:

1.) McDonald's manager kicks out a group of paying regulars who are quietly enjoying their lunch, because they appear to be retarded

or...

2.) A group of retards got loud and rowdy, disrupting business and disturbing other patrons?


The first, obviously. Any manager worth their salt is going to know that you make the most money by kicking out your repeat customers.

I'd love to see the look on Ms. McVictim's face when the video surfaces.
 
2014-01-06 02:43:05 PM  
How did he figure out who was a customer and who really was working the counter?
 
2014-01-06 02:43:14 PM  
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2014-01-06 02:48:36 PM  
If these bleeding hearts have their way we'll be subjected to a world where out of control autistic kids are punching out little old ladies, retards are running around retail establishments knocking over displays, palsy victims are making a mess at the table in a restaurant, brain damaged waifs are drooling everywhere making everyone else physically ill, and kids with undiagnosed fungi are touching everything in sight. Do you honestly want a world like that?

Meanwhile, and a nearby table...............
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2014-01-06 02:48:53 PM  
How could they tell there was a food fight? Was the lobby slightly messier than usual?
 
2014-01-06 02:49:50 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: What's the more likely scenario:

1.) McDonald's manager kicks out a group of paying regulars who are quietly enjoying their lunch, because they appear to be retarded

or...

2.) A group of retards got loud and rowdy, disrupting business and disturbing other patrons?


3.) You are a massive douche?

/If you are a patron that is disturbed by a handicapped person making funny noises then screw you, seriously.
 
2014-01-06 02:50:45 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: 2.) A group of retards got loud and rowdy, disrupting business and disturbing other patrons?


Again, how is this any different than what their lobby is like on a normal day?
 
2014-01-06 02:51:24 PM  

simkatu: Sin_City_Superhero: What's the more likely scenario:

1.) McDonald's manager kicks out a group of paying regulars who are quietly enjoying their lunch, because they appear to be retarded

or...

2.) A group of retards got loud and rowdy, disrupting business and disturbing other patrons?

3.) You are a massive douche?

/If you are a patron that is disturbed by a handicapped person making funny noises then screw you, seriously.


And this. All of this.
 
2014-01-06 02:51:48 PM  

brandent: EdNortonsTwin: EdNortonsTwin: Just because they're retarded, doesn't mean their too stupid to play the victim card.

*sigh*

Did you self incriminate yourself as too stupid then?


Considering I was once outsmarted by a retarded kid playing the victim card, yes.
 
2014-01-06 02:52:18 PM  
"she rounded up her clients"

And precisely why did a group of people that were "eating quietly" need rounding up? More likely, they were acting out (AKA making a lot of noise, wandering around and annoying everyone else). I've seen caretakers just sit and munch away while their "clients" toss food, bang on their trays, scream, throw tantrums, etc.
 
2014-01-06 02:52:19 PM  
I thought fat retarded people wereMcDonalds' target demographic.
 
2014-01-06 02:54:04 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: simkatu: Sin_City_Superhero: What's the more likely scenario:

1.) McDonald's manager kicks out a group of paying regulars who are quietly enjoying their lunch, because they appear to be retarded

or...

2.) A group of retards got loud and rowdy, disrupting business and disturbing other patrons?

3.) You are a massive douche?

/If you are a patron that is disturbed by a handicapped person making funny noises then screw you, seriously.

And this. All of this.


All of this? Including 1) and 2)?

Seems contradictory.
 
2014-01-06 02:54:57 PM  
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2014-01-06 02:56:24 PM  
I went to a Catholic HS that was not close to my home, so I had to take public transportation early on and then later again when I farked up my car. The morning bus had a large group of disabled adults (all with various forms of mental retardation). They could be extremely loud sometimes, but they were NEVER a problem. The only 'problem' they ever presented was being loud and occasionally having arguments where one didn't want to sit with others, or the one couple among them would be overly affectionate (not like teenage PDAs, more like little kids with crushes being loud and cute).

But these were big retarded adults and even though they took this same bus every single day to their job (they all worked in the same program, not sure what they did I felt it was rude to be too nosey about it) at least once a week there'd be some able bodied jackass who'd be a jackass. Sometimes it was just stares, mutters, and other shiat. Sometimes they'd actually flip out on the bus driver and make comments about how 'these people' should be on a short yellow bus or some shiat.

And this group knew it, they were not oblivious to this shiat. And they'd mock them so hard, it was hilarious. It was like watching a clique of kids just demolish a pain in the ass adult.

They sometimes made me feel uncomfortable, not because they were doing anything wrong, but because I felt awkward and unsure what to do. Or couldn't tune them out because they were noisy. But none of this was THEIR problem, and I never made it such.

I've never seen a group of adults disabled in this way EVER create a problem in a public space beyond what I mentioned. It intrudes on people's comfort zones, and so the fark what...that's not their problem. And I'd take them over rowdy teens every single day of the week, or crying children. And if I lived locally I'd be making sure everyone boycotted the fark out of that McDonalds.
 
2014-01-06 02:57:13 PM  
I don't understand why it's so difficult to be nice to mentally handicapped people. Oh, you were expecting 5 star service in a McDonalds? Let me sing you the song of my people!

Is it that hard to understand that their lives suck over something they had, and STILL have, no control over?

Get over yourselves, and count your blessings.
 
2014-01-06 02:57:18 PM  
They kicked em out? shiat, if it was any of the McDonalds near me, they would have handed em aprons and sent em back to take drive-thru orders.
 
2014-01-06 02:58:16 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: simkatu: Sin_City_Superhero: What's the more likely scenario:

1.) McDonald's manager kicks out a group of paying regulars who are quietly enjoying their lunch, because they appear to be retarded

or...

2.) A group of retards got loud and rowdy, disrupting business and disturbing other patrons?

3.) You are a massive douche?

/If you are a patron that is disturbed by a handicapped person making funny noises then screw you, seriously.

And this. All of this.


Seriously, if you don't like being pelted by half eaten hamburgers and greasy fries you can just move to another table. Of course that also shows that you are an intolerant bastage.
 
2014-01-06 02:58:50 PM  

simkatu: 3.) You are a massive douche?

/If you are a patron that is disturbed by a handicapped person making funny noises then screw you, seriously.


Wait...I'm a douche because I pointed out that it's possible this lady was lying? Or am I a douche because I like to eat in peace? Dude, I'm a douche for a lot of reasons...this ain't one of 'em.
 
2014-01-06 02:59:26 PM  

simkatu: If you are a patron that is disturbed by a handicapped person making funny noises then screw you, seriously.


Exactly. People with disabilities have carte blanche, you're not allowed to be disturbed by the screaming or flying food. It doesn't matter if you have paid $5 or $200 for your meal, you must keep your mouth shut if the atmosphere and your experience is completely ruined by someone with mental disabilities.
 
2014-01-06 02:59:32 PM  

Lady Indica: I went to a Catholic HS that was not close to my home, so I had to take public transportation early on and then later again when I farked up my car. The morning bus had a large group of disabled adults (all with various forms of mental retardation). They could be extremely loud sometimes, but they were NEVER a problem. The only 'problem' they ever presented was being loud and occasionally having arguments where one didn't want to sit with others, or the one couple among them would be overly affectionate (not like teenage PDAs, more like little kids with crushes being loud and cute).

But these were big retarded adults and even though they took this same bus every single day to their job (they all worked in the same program, not sure what they did I felt it was rude to be too nosey about it) at least once a week there'd be some able bodied jackass who'd be a jackass. Sometimes it was just stares, mutters, and other shiat. Sometimes they'd actually flip out on the bus driver and make comments about how 'these people' should be on a short yellow bus or some shiat.

And this group knew it, they were not oblivious to this shiat. And they'd mock them so hard, it was hilarious. It was like watching a clique of kids just demolish a pain in the ass adult.

They sometimes made me feel uncomfortable, not because they were doing anything wrong, but because I felt awkward and unsure what to do. Or couldn't tune them out because they were noisy. But none of this was THEIR problem, and I never made it such.

I've never seen a group of adults disabled in this way EVER create a problem in a public space beyond what I mentioned. It intrudes on people's comfort zones, and so the fark what...that's not their problem. And I'd take them over rowdy teens every single day of the week, or crying children. And if I lived locally I'd be making sure everyone boycotted the fark out of that McDonalds.


Anecdata(TM) - Because everyone knows that their experience MUST be universally true.
 
2014-01-06 03:03:08 PM  
in all homesty. if you ever piss off someone with 'retard strength" you'll know it's kinda like some women lifting cars off kids or something like that. go ahead, laugh.
 
2014-01-06 03:05:43 PM  

natazha: "she rounded up her clients"

And precisely why did a group of people that were "eating quietly" need rounding up? More likely, they were acting out (AKA making a lot of noise, wandering around and annoying everyone else). I've seen caretakers just sit and munch away while their "clients" toss food, bang on their trays, scream, throw tantrums, etc.


Hmm, maybe because mentally disabled people might need more time than an able-minded person to grasp the concept 'we're going home now'? I mean, hell, you have to 'round up' adults with no attention span sometimes, even if they aren't being a pain. There's a  reason there are professionals hired to do this shiat. It takes time.
 
2014-01-06 03:06:02 PM  

EdNortonsTwin: Seriously, if you don't like being pelted by half eaten hamburgers and greasy fries you can just move to another table. Of course that also shows that you are an intolerant bastage.


Or you can just make up things to fit your own personal narrative.  It's hard to argue with the imaginary case you have created in your mind.

Maybe you can have a few disabled people vomiting on your mother's lap in your version of the events?

/Or maybe they were throwing sharp knives at your kids?
 
2014-01-06 03:06:16 PM  
Soon after she was asked to leave, she rounded up her clients and left.

This makes it sounds like she hopped on her horse, and then rode around lassooing
''tards as they scrambled about the dining room.

/its a pretty funny image
 
2014-01-06 03:07:11 PM  

Dragonflew: simkatu: If you are a patron that is disturbed by a handicapped person making funny noises then screw you, seriously.

Exactly. People with disabilities have carte blanche, you're not allowed to be disturbed by the screaming or flying food. It doesn't matter if you have paid $5 or $200 for your meal, you must keep your mouth shut if the atmosphere and your experience is completely ruined by someone with mental disabilities.



Smh. Folks like you are the reason these people spent generations jailed in hospitals. Fark your atmosphere. Be a human being.
 
2014-01-06 03:07:45 PM  
I worked with retards. We got this one kid, Mongo. He's got a forehead like a drive-in movie theater, but he's a good ship. So we don't bust his chops too much.
 
2014-01-06 03:07:58 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: In a statement issued to News10, Dennis and Vicki Caldwell, the local owners of the restaurant, said, This recent situation involved a food fight within their group, and disruption to our other guests.

The Caldwells added it wasn't the first time such an incident has occurred.

We have consistently attempted to work with these guests and accommodate their needs as best we can, their statement read.

Gastinell says there was no food fight and her group was well behaved.

"We went in to eat. We weren't disruptive," she said.

What's the more likely scenario:

1.) McDonald's manager kicks out a group of paying regulars who are quietly enjoying their lunch, because they appear to be retarded

or...

2.) A group of retards got loud and rowdy, disrupting business and disturbing other patrons?


I will accept 2 if it the manager can demonstrate a history of refusing to serve non-retarded noisy children who eat there.

Actually, I won't, as mentally disabled people deserve a bit of slack.
 
2014-01-06 03:08:16 PM  

mainstreet62: I don't understand why it's so difficult to be nice to mentally handicapped people. Oh, you were expecting 5 star service in a McDonalds? Let me sing you the song of my people!

Is it that hard to understand that their lives suck over something they had, and STILL have, no control over?

Get over yourselves, and count your blessings.


According to the franchise owners, this group had food fights on multiple occasions.  Would you excuse that behavior in your establishment if the perpetrator had a mental handicap?  I might, but only once.
dada.warped.com
 
2014-01-06 03:08:26 PM  
BTW subby, I see what you did there.
 
2014-01-06 03:08:41 PM  

Mambo Bananapatch: Sin_City_Superhero: In a statement issued to News10, Dennis and Vicki Caldwell, the local owners of the restaurant, said, This recent situation involved a food fight within their group, and disruption to our other guests.

The Caldwells added it wasn't the first time such an incident has occurred.

We have consistently attempted to work with these guests and accommodate their needs as best we can, their statement read.

Gastinell says there was no food fight and her group was well behaved.

"We went in to eat. We weren't disruptive," she said.

What's the more likely scenario:

1.) McDonald's manager kicks out a group of paying regulars who are quietly enjoying their lunch, because they appear to be retarded

or...

2.) A group of retards got loud and rowdy, disrupting business and disturbing other patrons?

I will accept 2 if it the manager can demonstrate a history of refusing to serve non-retarded noisy children who eat there.

Actually, I won't, as mentally disabled people deserve a bit of slack.


if the manager
 
2014-01-06 03:08:44 PM  

simkatu: /If you are a patron that is disturbed by a handicapped person making funny noises then screw you, seriously.


Yeah, It's all I can do not to smack the crap out of people who aren't retarded yet act like it.
Cell phones, and yakking it up while driving. Walking talking soon to be TBIs, and they have no idea how close they come on a daily basis to becoming a sole family member in a PRAC 811 project, Pissing their pants like a GOP senator trying to move more money toward Freedom! and PATRIOTISM!.
And THOSE folks actually almost qualify for being retarded.
You get 6 folks in a Mickky Dees that have little or no IQ points and it's no fault of their own, and you gotta just think, there' but for the grace of FSM, go I.
And I don't often eat at McDildoes, but when I do, I thank his noodely appendeges I dont' work in one.
I have to end rant now and take my heart meds.
 
2014-01-06 03:09:12 PM  
it's a boring day. i got nothing to do 'cept to get a load of individuals with developmental disabilities and take them to mcdonalds.
 
2014-01-06 03:09:30 PM  

simkatu: EdNortonsTwin: Seriously, if you don't like being pelted by half eaten hamburgers and greasy fries you can just move to another table. Of course that also shows that you are an intolerant bastage.

Or you can just make up things to fit your own personal narrative.  It's hard to argue with the imaginary case you have created in your mind.

Maybe you can have a few disabled people vomiting on your mother's lap in your version of the events?

/Or maybe they were throwing sharp knives at your kids?


In my version, the disabled man attempts to stick his dick in to the ear of my elderly aunt while he screams, "take THAT Hamburgler!" with each thrust.
 
2014-01-06 03:10:13 PM  

simkatu: EdNortonsTwin: Seriously, if you don't like being pelted by half eaten hamburgers and greasy fries you can just move to another table. Of course that also shows that you are an intolerant bastage.

Or you can just make up things to fit your own personal narrative.  It's hard to argue with the imaginary case you have created in your mind.

Maybe you can have a few disabled people vomiting on your mother's lap in your version of the events?

/Or maybe they were throwing sharp knives at your kids?


Hold on, why do you get to invent scenarios and he doesn't?
 
2014-01-06 03:12:40 PM  

Ex-Texan: in all homesty. if you ever piss off someone with 'retard strength" you'll know it's kinda like some women lifting cars off kids or something like that. go ahead, laugh.


i193.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-06 03:16:12 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: Dragonflew: simkatu: If you are a patron that is disturbed by a handicapped person making funny noises then screw you, seriously.

Exactly. People with disabilities have carte blanche, you're not allowed to be disturbed by the screaming or flying food. It doesn't matter if you have paid $5 or $200 for your meal, you must keep your mouth shut if the atmosphere and your experience is completely ruined by someone with mental disabilities.


Smh. Folks like you are the reason these people spent generations jailed in hospitals. Fark your atmosphere. Be a human being.


I am just sick of people like YOU insisting that I walk on egg shells everywhere I go.
 
2014-01-06 03:17:28 PM  
Relax, take a deep breath, and count to potato.
 
2014-01-06 03:17:39 PM  
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2014-01-06 03:17:55 PM  

Odd Bird: According to the franchise owners, this group had food fights on multiple occasions.


Shh, don't cloud this with facts. People are trying to white knight.
 
2014-01-06 03:18:21 PM  
I agree, this is horrible.  No one should eat at McDonalds.
 
2014-01-06 03:20:59 PM  

scottydoesntknow: The My Little Pony Killer: simkatu: Sin_City_Superhero: What's the more likely scenario:

1.) McDonald's manager kicks out a group of paying regulars who are quietly enjoying their lunch, because they appear to be retarded

or...

2.) A group of retards got loud and rowdy, disrupting business and disturbing other patrons?

3.) You are a massive douche?

/If you are a patron that is disturbed by a handicapped person making funny noises then screw you, seriously.

And this. All of this.

All of this? Including 1) and 2)?

Seems contradictory.


If you're the type to nitpick posts, sure.
 
2014-01-06 03:21:49 PM  

Dragonflew: DROxINxTHExWIND: Dragonflew: simkatu: If you are a patron that is disturbed by a handicapped person making funny noises then screw you, seriously.

Exactly. People with disabilities have carte blanche, you're not allowed to be disturbed by the screaming or flying food. It doesn't matter if you have paid $5 or $200 for your meal, you must keep your mouth shut if the atmosphere and your experience is completely ruined by someone with mental disabilities.


Smh. Folks like you are the reason these people spent generations jailed in hospitals. Fark your atmosphere. Be a human being.

I am just sick of people like YOU insisting that I walk on egg shells everywhere I go.



Not at all. You're free to express your opinion about whether mentally handicapped individuals should be able to share a dining room with you and I'm free to think it makes you a dick. *Shrug* We're all entitled to an opinion.
 
2014-01-06 03:22:29 PM  
I bet they have security footage inside the McDonalds...most do. That would pretty much end any speculation over what actually did or did not happen.

/doesn't buy that they were that disruptive
 
2014-01-06 03:22:57 PM  
Sounds like a group that left the Fark Party early.
 
2014-01-06 03:25:08 PM  
Dragonflew:  People with disabilitiesChildren have carte blanche, you're not allowed to be disturbed by the screaming or flying food. It doesn't matter if you have paid $5 or $200 for your meal, you must keep your mouth shut if the atmosphere and your experience is completely ruined by someone with mental disabilities. Children.

/Closer to reality than the disruptive retarded folk argument.
 
2014-01-06 03:26:01 PM  

flynn80: I thought congress had their own cafeteria.


/thread
 
2014-01-06 03:26:24 PM  
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Thats hot
 
2014-01-06 03:27:30 PM  

simkatu: EdNortonsTwin: Seriously, if you don't like being pelted by half eaten hamburgers and greasy fries you can just move to another table. Of course that also shows that you are an intolerant bastage.

Or you can just make up things to fit your own personal narrative.  It's hard to argue with the imaginary case you have created in your mind.

Maybe you can have a few disabled people vomiting on your mother's lap in your version of the events?

/Or maybe they were throwing sharp knives at your kids?


Or maybe you can stop being an arsehole and realize that there is a discussion speculating upon conflicting witness statements that involve food being thrown in a restaurant.
 
2014-01-06 03:27:47 PM  
McDonald's just went full retard.

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2014-01-06 03:27:49 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: Dragonflew: simkatu: If you are a patron that is disturbed by a handicapped person making funny noises then screw you, seriously.

Exactly. People with disabilities have carte blanche, you're not allowed to be disturbed by the screaming or flying food. It doesn't matter if you have paid $5 or $200 for your meal, you must keep your mouth shut if the atmosphere and your experience is completely ruined by someone with mental disabilities.


Smh. Folks like you are the reason these people spent generations jailed in hospitals. Fark your atmosphere. Be a human being.


If you are going to McDonald's for the atmosphere...
 
2014-01-06 03:28:26 PM  

Odd Bird: mainstreet62: I don't understand why it's so difficult to be nice to mentally handicapped people. Oh, you were expecting 5 star service in a McDonalds? Let me sing you the song of my people!

Is it that hard to understand that their lives suck over something they had, and STILL have, no control over?

Get over yourselves, and count your blessings.

According to the franchise owners, this group had food fights on multiple occasions.  Would you excuse that behavior in your establishment if the perpetrator had a mental handicap?  I might, but only once.
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I would always excuse it, it's not like these people have a choice.
 
2014-01-06 03:29:02 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: Dragonflew: DROxINxTHExWIND: Dragonflew: simkatu: If you are a patron that is disturbed by a handicapped person making funny noises then screw you, seriously.

Exactly. People with disabilities have carte blanche, you're not allowed to be disturbed by the screaming or flying food. It doesn't matter if you have paid $5 or $200 for your meal, you must keep your mouth shut if the atmosphere and your experience is completely ruined by someone with mental disabilities.


Smh. Folks like you are the reason these people spent generations jailed in hospitals. Fark your atmosphere. Be a human being.

I am just sick of people like YOU insisting that I walk on egg shells everywhere I go.

Not at all. You're free to express your opinion about whether mentally handicapped individuals should be able to share a dining room with you and I'm free to think it makes you a dick. *Shrug* We're all entitled to an opinion.


So you are saying you would not be disturbed at all if someone beside you was screaming and throwing food all throughout your meal, the latter of which is a documented occurrence in the article? And you say *I* am not human? I am not talking about storming out or even saying anything, I am talking about just the act of being bothered by it, which you seem to think makes someone inhuman.
 
2014-01-06 03:29:16 PM  
Wait, the answer was not C?  I thought the answer was always C.  What happened to the Fark I used to know and love?  My whole life is a lie!
 
2014-01-06 03:30:15 PM  

Gunderson: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 426x640]

Thats hot


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2014-01-06 03:30:27 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: DROxINxTHExWIND: Dragonflew: simkatu: If you are a patron that is disturbed by a handicapped person making funny noises then screw you, seriously.

Exactly. People with disabilities have carte blanche, you're not allowed to be disturbed by the screaming or flying food. It doesn't matter if you have paid $5 or $200 for your meal, you must keep your mouth shut if the atmosphere and your experience is completely ruined by someone with mental disabilities.


Smh. Folks like you are the reason these people spent generations jailed in hospitals. Fark your atmosphere. Be a human being.

If you are going to McDonald's for the atmosphere...


Must be one of those people who go to the Dollar Palace, because you don't have to get all dressed up like when you go to th' Wal Mart.
 
2014-01-06 03:31:22 PM  

Odd Bird: Gunderson: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 426x640]

Thats hot

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It's an Asian chick. She could be 45 and still look like jailbait.
 
2014-01-06 03:32:37 PM  

Lady Indica: I went to a Catholic HS that was not close to my home, so I had to take public transportation early on and then later again when I farked up my car. The morning bus had a large group of disabled adults (all with various forms of mental retardation). They could be extremely loud sometimes, but they were NEVER a problem. The only 'problem' they ever presented was being loud and occasionally having arguments where one didn't want to sit with others, or the one couple among them would be overly affectionate (not like teenage PDAs, more like little kids with crushes being loud and cute).

But these were big retarded adults and even though they took this same bus every single day to their job (they all worked in the same program, not sure what they did I felt it was rude to be too nosey about it) at least once a week there'd be some able bodied jackass who'd be a jackass. Sometimes it was just stares, mutters, and other shiat. Sometimes they'd actually flip out on the bus driver and make comments about how 'these people' should be on a short yellow bus or some shiat.

And this group knew it, they were not oblivious to this shiat. And they'd mock them so hard, it was hilarious. It was like watching a clique of kids just demolish a pain in the ass adult.

They sometimes made me feel uncomfortable, not because they were doing anything wrong, but because I felt awkward and unsure what to do. Or couldn't tune them out because they were noisy. But none of this was THEIR problem, and I never made it such.

I've never seen a group of adults disabled in this way EVER create a problem in a public space beyond what I mentioned. It intrudes on people's comfort zones, and so the fark what...that's not their problem. And I'd take them over rowdy teens every single day of the week, or crying children. And if I lived locally I'd be making sure everyone boycotted the fark out of that McDonalds.


farkied....and favorited.   awesome post.  thank you...very much.
 
2014-01-06 03:32:42 PM  
Christ, just wave something shiny in front of them and head to Burger King. People are just looking for reasons to be outraged these days. We must be living large.
 
2014-01-06 03:34:08 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: The My Little Pony Killer: DROxINxTHExWIND: Dragonflew: simkatu: If you are a patron that is disturbed by a handicapped person making funny noises then screw you, seriously.

Exactly. People with disabilities have carte blanche, you're not allowed to be disturbed by the screaming or flying food. It doesn't matter if you have paid $5 or $200 for your meal, you must keep your mouth shut if the atmosphere and your experience is completely ruined by someone with mental disabilities.


Smh. Folks like you are the reason these people spent generations jailed in hospitals. Fark your atmosphere. Be a human being.

If you are going to McDonald's for the atmosphere...

Must be one of those people who go to the Dollar Palace, because you don't have to get all dressed up like when you go to th' Wal Mart.


Which is why I put "or $200" in there so no idiot would think that one would go to McDonald's for atmosphere, but it looks like that didn't work so well.
 
2014-01-06 03:34:45 PM  
Meh,   I don't think MickyD's did much wrong.

In our town if a group of 4H teens or a group of YoungLife kids hold thier meetings there,  and are very quiet they would probably not be asked to leave.    But if they hangout and become a problem, have a food fight and are disruptive.... they too would be asked to leave and not do business there.     Same-same.


No foul here.    Carry on McDonalds.
 
2014-01-06 03:34:53 PM  

EdNortonsTwin: Just because they're retarded, doesn't mean their too stupid to play the victim card.


THIS
I work in a group home for the developmentally disabled.
While the guys have their limits and deficits, they are just about the furthest thing from 'stupid' that I've run across.

They know what cards are in their decks, so to speak, and they play them brilliantly.

Staff who come on board thinking the guys are 'just so special' and deserve sympathy for their condition wind up dancing a merry jig and wound around fingers.*

'Retarded' or not, you take what you have available to you and you make it work for you.
Wow...that's...that's just normal, isn't it...


* Coming from a background of helping elderly/disabled, I'd already learned about 'How not to be manipulated'.
 
2014-01-06 03:35:10 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: Not at all. You're free to express your opinion about whether mentally handicapped individuals should be able to share a dining room with you and I'm free to think it makes you a dick. *Shrug* We're all entitled to an opinion.


But thats not true. yes, from direct legal action, sure. But in most cases, alternate forms of "punishment" will be sought out. Like, running to the news with your story.

If you *really* thought everyone had the right to their opinion, then you wouldn't try to make a national story out of it.

Its like the people who demanded that Don Imus get fired for what he said. He said absolutely nothing illegal, but that didn't stop them from trying to force a punishment.
 
2014-01-06 03:39:52 PM  

Dragonflew: DROxINxTHExWIND: Dragonflew: DROxINxTHExWIND: Dragonflew: simkatu: If you are a patron that is disturbed by a handicapped person making funny noises then screw you, seriously.

Exactly. People with disabilities have carte blanche, you're not allowed to be disturbed by the screaming or flying food. It doesn't matter if you have paid $5 or $200 for your meal, you must keep your mouth shut if the atmosphere and your experience is completely ruined by someone with mental disabilities.


Smh. Folks like you are the reason these people spent generations jailed in hospitals. Fark your atmosphere. Be a human being.

I am just sick of people like YOU insisting that I walk on egg shells everywhere I go.

Not at all. You're free to express your opinion about whether mentally handicapped individuals should be able to share a dining room with you and I'm free to think it makes you a dick. *Shrug* We're all entitled to an opinion.

So you are saying you would not be disturbed at all if someone beside you was screaming and throwing food all throughout your meal, the latter of which is a documented occurrence in the article? And you say *I* am not human? I am not talking about storming out or even saying anything, I am talking about just the act of being bothered by it, which you seem to think makes someone inhuman.



First, the throwing of food was disputed. We have a he said/she said situation here. Second, in your original comment you suggested that you would not "keep your mouth shut" if metally handicapped individuals were "ruining" your meal. That suggests to me that you would do more than sit quietly and just be bothered by it. To respond to your question, I go to a Chinese resturant in the area for lunch a few times per month. There is a woman who, musch like toewoman in the article, comes to the resturant with a group of 6 or 7 mentally handicapped people. It is a buffet-style resturant. Sometimes, I may get stuck behind one or three of the handicapped people in the line. Or course, they need a little bit of assistance to communicate what they want to the server behind the counter. Is it an inconvenience to have to sit behind them and wait for an extra 5 - 10 minutes? Sure. i'm at lunch where every moment counts. But as a human being, I'm not going to sit behind them huffing and puffing or toe tapping (as some assholes do) to show how my life is ruined because of their presence. What you'll find out one day is that life is far too short to biatch and worry about some of the stupid shiat people worry about. You're complaining about the "atmosphere" and here are a group of people who may not have the mental capability to see the world as you do. Consider yourself blessed.
 
2014-01-06 03:43:01 PM  

LemSkroob: DROxINxTHExWIND: Not at all. You're free to express your opinion about whether mentally handicapped individuals should be able to share a dining room with you and I'm free to think it makes you a dick. *Shrug* We're all entitled to an opinion.

But thats not true. yes, from direct legal action, sure. But in most cases, alternate forms of "punishment" will be sought out. Like, running to the news with your story.

If you *really* thought everyone had the right to their opinion, then you wouldn't try to make a national story out of it.

Its like the people who demanded that Don Imus get fired for what he said. He said absolutely nothing illegal, but that didn't stop them from trying to force a punishment.


I'm not even sure what you're talking about or who you are directing it too.
 
2014-01-06 03:48:24 PM  

mainstreet62: Odd Bird: mainstreet62: I don't understand why it's so difficult to be nice to mentally handicapped people. Oh, you were expecting 5 star service in a McDonalds? Let me sing you the song of my people!

Is it that hard to understand that their lives suck over something they had, and STILL have, no control over?

Get over yourselves, and count your blessings.

According to the franchise owners, this group had food fights on multiple occasions.  Would you excuse that behavior in your establishment if the perpetrator had a mental handicap?  I might, but only once.
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I would always excuse it, it's not like these people have a choice.


That statement opens the can of worms found in Pandora's box.

/sorry if that wording gives anyone a nasty visual.
 
2014-01-06 03:49:39 PM  

EdNortonsTwin: EdNortonsTwin: Just because they're retarded, doesn't mean their too stupid to play the victim card.

*sigh*


If you're going to correct every grammatical error in this thread, you better bring a lunch.
NOT McDonald's, though.
 
2014-01-06 03:51:46 PM  

Ex-Texan: in all homesty. if you ever piss off someone with 'retard strength" you'll know it's kinda like some women lifting cars off kids or something like that. go ahead, laugh.


hehhehe.......*can't...brethe*...fecking dying!!!....hehehehehehehehehehehe
 
2014-01-06 03:53:11 PM  
So an unruly gang of retards were throwing food around, acting like assholes, and making a big mess of things...
And then they asked a group of mentally disabled adults to leave.
 
2014-01-06 03:54:42 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: In a statement issued to News10, Dennis and Vicki Caldwell, the local owners of the restaurant, said, This recent situation involved a food fight within their group, and disruption to our other guests.

The Caldwells added it wasn't the first time such an incident has occurred.

We have consistently attempted to work with these guests and accommodate their needs as best we can, their statement read.

Gastinell says there was no food fight and her group was well behaved.

"We went in to eat. We weren't disruptive," she said.

What's the more likely scenario to cause outrage:

1.) McDonald's manager kicks out a group of paying regulars who are quietly enjoying their lunch, because they appear to be retarded

or...

2.) A group of retards got loud and rowdy, disrupting business and disturbing other patrons?


See minor edit above and there's your answer
 
2014-01-06 03:55:16 PM  

natazha: I've seen caretakers just sit and munch away while their "clients" toss food, bang on their trays, scream, throw tantrums, etc.


Those are called "parents." Those "clients" are often referred to as "children"
 
2014-01-06 03:57:10 PM  
If someone is throwing food and being obnoxiously loud in a restaurant, that person is the one being a dick, not the other people who notice said dickish behavior and get annoyed. Doesn't matter how retarded you are, you can still act like a dick and should get called out on it.
 
2014-01-06 03:57:59 PM  

Lady Indica: I went to a Catholic HS that was not close to my home, so I had to take public transportation early on and then later again when I farked up my car. The morning bus had a large group of disabled adults (all with various forms of mental retardation). They could be extremely loud sometimes, but they were NEVER a problem. The only 'problem' they ever presented was being loud and occasionally having arguments where one didn't want to sit with others, or the one couple among them would be overly affectionate (not like teenage PDAs, more like little kids with crushes being loud and cute).

But these were big retarded adults and even though they took this same bus every single day to their job (they all worked in the same program, not sure what they did I felt it was rude to be too nosey about it) at least once a week there'd be some able bodied jackass who'd be a jackass. Sometimes it was just stares, mutters, and other shiat. Sometimes they'd actually flip out on the bus driver and make comments about how 'these people' should be on a short yellow bus or some shiat.

And this group knew it, they were not oblivious to this shiat. And they'd mock them so hard, it was hilarious. It was like watching a clique of kids just demolish a pain in the ass adult.

They sometimes made me feel uncomfortable, not because they were doing anything wrong, but because I felt awkward and unsure what to do. Or couldn't tune them out because they were noisy. But none of this was THEIR problem, and I never made it such.

I've never seen a group of adults disabled in this way EVER create a problem in a public space beyond what I mentioned. It intrudes on people's comfort zones, and so the fark what...that's not their problem. And I'd take them over rowdy teens every single day of the week, or crying children. And if I lived locally I'd be making sure everyone boycotted the fark out of that McDonalds.


wonderful post. i award you the internets.
 
2014-01-06 03:58:33 PM  
Anybody remember Violent Acres? "Lady, control your tard!"
 
2014-01-06 04:00:21 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: How could they tell there was a food fight? Was the lobby slightly messier than usual?


Hi how are you?
 
2014-01-06 04:01:33 PM  
We have numerous mentally handicapped clients that come into the movie theater where I work on a daily basis. It's a popular place for the aides to bring them, not because the clients want to be there, or even have the capacity to sit still for 2 hours and not be disruptive, but because the aides who assist the clients get in for free per the ADA law. Many times the aides assisting these people bring them into R rated films that are clearly disturbing, scary, or at least grossly inappropriate for the mentally handicapped to be watching. So of course the aide brings the client into Texas Chainsaw Slasherfest on Elm Street 5, and does not care when the handicapped person starts behaving disruptively, and then get indignant when we tell them they need to calm their client down or leave.

It's not the mentally handicapped persons fault that they are disruptive, it is the fault of the caregivers for being unwilling or unable to operate within the limitations of what each individual person is capable of, and see the job of taking care of these people as an easy way to get free movies or free meals, or whatever. Of course, there's no oversight when it comes to how these people are taken care of, and the governments solution is to just keep throwing money at these negligent operations that take care of the mentally handicapped.
 
2014-01-06 04:01:33 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: EdNortonsTwin: EdNortonsTwin: Just because they're retarded, doesn't mean their too stupid to play the victim card.

*sigh*


Is anyone wronged for anything anymore? You all play the "you're playing the victim" card so much that its MORE worn out than the victim card.


You're the real victim for pointing that out.
 
2014-01-06 04:02:13 PM  

caddisfly: Lady, control your tard!


Well shiat, that foundation cost her $140
 
2014-01-06 04:02:19 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: EdNortonsTwin: EdNortonsTwin: Just because they're retarded, doesn't mean their too stupid to play the victim card.

*sigh*


Is anyone wronged for anything anymore? You all play the "you're playing the victim" card so much that its MORE worn out than the victim card.


They were asked to leave McDonald's, now they won't go back. Was anyone actually wronged here? Probably did them a favor...
 
2014-01-06 04:02:46 PM  
McDonald's is ONE FRY SHORT of a Happy Meal
 
2014-01-06 04:03:37 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: simkatu: 3.) You are a massive douche?

/If you are a patron that is disturbed by a handicapped person making funny noises then screw you, seriously.

Wait...I'm a douche because I pointed out that it's possible this lady was lying? Or am I a douche because I like to eat in peace? Dude, I'm a douche for a lot of reasons...this ain't one of 'em.


Somebody must think that manners and inside voices are for classy places, like Applebee's and the Outback, and not for fast food restaurants like McDonald's.  And if you disagree, you're a douche.
 
2014-01-06 04:03:55 PM  

EWreckedSean: DROxINxTHExWIND: EdNortonsTwin: EdNortonsTwin: Just because they're retarded, doesn't mean their too stupid to play the victim card.

*sigh*


Is anyone wronged for anything anymore? You all play the "you're playing the victim" card so much that its MORE worn out than the victim card.

They were asked to leave McDonald's, now they won't go back. Was anyone actually wronged here? Probably did them a favor...



Touche'
 
2014-01-06 04:09:04 PM  
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2014-01-06 04:09:58 PM  
So they were kicked out before for causing a disturbance, so they go back?

Seems like the caretaker of the group is trying to make a statement at her charges expense.
 
2014-01-06 04:11:16 PM  

Pangea: natazha: I've seen caretakers just sit and munch away while their "clients" toss food, bang on their trays, scream, throw tantrums, etc.

Those are called "parents." Those "clients" are often referred to as "children"


Stories like this just make it more difficult to deal with people misbehaving because they'll play the victim card when you try to stop their crap.
 
2014-01-06 04:11:48 PM  
As a retard who just got home from throwing food at McDonalds patrons, I'm getting a kick.....
 
2014-01-06 04:14:34 PM  

Lady Indica: I bet they have security footage inside the McDonalds...most do. That would pretty much end any speculation over what actually did or did not happen.

/doesn't buy that they were that disruptive


Neither do I. Besides, lots of those places are freakin' zoos, anyway.

 
2014-01-06 04:15:23 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: simkatu: Sin_City_Superhero: What's the more likely scenario:

1.) McDonald's manager kicks out a group of paying regulars who are quietly enjoying their lunch, because they appear to be retarded

or...

2.) A group of retards got loud and rowdy, disrupting business and disturbing other patrons?

3.) You are a massive douche?

/If you are a patron that is disturbed by a handicapped person making funny noises then screw you, seriously.

And this. All of this.


yeah, it's not like there were a bunch of midgets there
 
2014-01-06 04:15:51 PM  
They're retards, they won't remember it happened the next day.
 
2014-01-06 04:19:24 PM  
CSB

I was managing a  bar/restuarant on Bourbon St. when a couple came in with three mentally disabled adults.  The parents/caretakers said they loved piano music so they were bringing them there. Fortunately for me I managed the Bourbon St. side and no where near the piano bar.

So about an hour later one goes to the bathroom and smears shiat all over the walls, and one of the waiter's brings him to the table, and the caretaker says "he does that" with no offer to go and clean said shiat off of the wall.

Then in this smoky, crowded den of voice one of the disabled adults jumps up and starts doing his rendition of Snoopy's happy dancy knocking about six tables over.

They were asked to leave, and the victim card came out.  They were going to the news, call the newspapers, because they were being discriminated against.

The GM came out and said he would be happy to call the police and the papers and let them know what great parents they were by taking the snowflakes into a barroom.

I can have a lot of tolerance with mentally disabled and just normally intelligent dumbasses.  But neither get free hall passes to act like whirling dervishes.
 
2014-01-06 04:19:28 PM  
McDonald's can easily clear their name by showing a video of the incident, at least if they keep records of those security camera feeds. If the group was really being rowdy, you can't really blame McDonald's for kicking them out. The manager said there was a food fight that happened.

Let's say you're eating and then a group of people starting having a food fight, and then onions, pieces of meat, and all sorts of condiments started raining on you. You would probably consider leaving the place, or if you can't control yourself, you might get really angry and confront the people. Having a bunch of very disruptive people can damage a business.

For a big company like McDonald's, you can be sure that they're all about equality and sucking the money out of everyone, whether you're able minded or not. It's really just hard to let people eat in your restaurant if they're causing other people a lot of problems. It's different from some kid who's just crying non-stop or some mentally challenged kid trying to eat his table. Those can be easily excused, but food turned into projectiles are definitely harder to deal with.
 
2014-01-06 04:20:26 PM  

Dinjiin: Pangea: natazha: I've seen caretakers just sit and munch away while their "clients" toss food, bang on their trays, scream, throw tantrums, etc.

Those are called "parents." Those "clients" are often referred to as "children"

Stories like this just make it more difficult to deal with people misbehaving because they'll play the victim card when you try to stop their crap.


I just meant that this loud disturbing behavior isn't restricted to handicapped people. And sometimes indignant mothers get off the chain if anyone has a problem with their kids . "Them's MY farkING KIDS!" as if that means anything to someone who is bothered.

Personally, if I'm disturbed by someone in a fast food restaurant I just hurry up and get out of there. It's not worth a fight and I don't know what anybody is going through at any particular moment. It sort of comes with the territory of interacting with the real world, IMHO.
 
2014-01-06 04:20:30 PM  
Never go full McRetard.
 
2014-01-06 04:21:23 PM  
Look at that retard eating that cracker like they own the farking place!?!?
 
2014-01-06 04:21:24 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: DROxINxTHExWIND: Dragonflew: simkatu: If you are a patron that is disturbed by a handicapped person making funny noises then screw you, seriously.

Exactly. People with disabilities have carte blanche, you're not allowed to be disturbed by the screaming or flying food. It doesn't matter if you have paid $5 or $200 for your meal, you must keep your mouth shut if the atmosphere and your experience is completely ruined by someone with mental disabilities.


Smh. Folks like you are the reason these people spent generations jailed in hospitals. Fark your atmosphere. Be a human being.

If you are going to McDonald's for the atmosphere...


I would consider eating my meal in peace without a food fight going on around me to part of the atmosphere.  So, no, I don't expect food fights at McDonald's as a normal part of my visit.
 
2014-01-06 04:23:01 PM  

jaybeezey: They're retards, they won't remember it happened the next day.


Bet me?

People remember what they perceive as important.
If it makes a big enough impact, it will be remembered.
 
2014-01-06 04:23:26 PM  
In today's age of "full inclusion," I don't have a problem with McDonalds kicking them out for throwing food and making other paying customers uncomfortable--just as they would a group of high school kids being assholes or drunks coming in after the bar closes.

If they treated them differently, used derogatory language, or focused on the actors not the actions, then f*ck McDonalds.
 
2014-01-06 04:24:49 PM  
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2014-01-06 04:25:13 PM  
Give the herp-a-derps some straws and tell em they're toys.
 
2014-01-06 04:29:02 PM  
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2014-01-06 04:29:53 PM  

mainstreet62: I don't understand why it's so difficult to be nice to mentally handicapped people. Oh, you were expecting 5 star service in a McDonalds? Let me sing you the song of my people!

Is it that hard to understand that their lives suck over something they had, and STILL have, no control over?

Get over yourselves, and count your blessings.


The retarded are capable of learning to control themselves and behave appropriately.

"But... potato" isn't an excuse.
 
2014-01-06 04:31:31 PM  
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2014-01-06 04:35:10 PM  
I hope this starts a trend, I'd love to see restaurants kick out anyone who is being an asshole, disturbing other patrons.  Bratty kid eating sugar and kicking the booth seat?  You're gone.  Old people who spill food all over themselves?  Booted.  Wannabe MILFs who raise the volume to 11 after one "appletini?"  Bounce them.
 
2014-01-06 04:36:40 PM  

Lady Indica: I bet they have security footage inside the McDonalds...most do. That would pretty much end any speculation over what actually did or did not happen.

/doesn't buy that they were that disruptive


hard to tell.

We used to have a special needs group come to the dept store once a month where i worked. They were part of a life skills class and were being taught some basic life/job skills, folding clothes, counting change and the like. They were always super quite and very nice. They had several chaperones with them, but i never saw any of them get out of line.

That being said, who knows with this group, could be a different story.
 
2014-01-06 04:37:49 PM  
This situation only demonstrates how difficult it is to counter the Potato Card.
 
2014-01-06 04:40:12 PM  
So the 'tards aren't welcome at that McDonald's? Can't their trainers (or 'handlers' or whatever they're called) take 'em to a playground and just tell 'em it's Disneyland or something?
 
2014-01-06 04:44:27 PM  

Timmy the Tumor: I hope this starts a trend, I'd love to see restaurants kick out anyone who is being an asshole, disturbing other patrons. Bratty kid eating sugar and kicking the booth seat?


Not just restaurants, either. Apply that to airplanes, and movie theaters, too. Rowdy kid kicking your seatback on your flight to Charlotte?...tossed out at 30,000 feet! Dumbshiat on his phone in the movie theater?...take him out back and beat the shiat out of him/her!
 
2014-01-06 04:49:53 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Timmy the Tumor: I hope this starts a trend, I'd love to see restaurants kick out anyone who is being an asshole, disturbing other patrons. Bratty kid eating sugar and kicking the booth seat?

Not just restaurants, either. Apply that to airplanes, and movie theaters, too. Rowdy kid kicking your seatback on your flight to Charlotte?...tossed out at 30,000 feet! Dumbshiat on his phone in the movie theater?...take him out back and beat the shiat out of him/her!


favorited
 
2014-01-06 04:51:50 PM  

simkatu: Sin_City_Superhero: What's the more likely scenario:

1.) McDonald's manager kicks out a group of paying regulars who are quietly enjoying their lunch, because they appear to be retarded

or...

2.) A group of retards got loud and rowdy, disrupting business and disturbing other patrons?

3.) You are a massive douche?

/If you are a patron that is disturbed by a handicapped person making funny noises then screw you, seriously.


Get off your cross, you arrogant prick. A patron has a reasonable expectation to enjoy his/her lunch without being disturbed. If you can't control your behavior or actions in public, you shouldn't be allowed into public. Full stop.
 
2014-01-06 04:53:02 PM  

jaybeezey: Lady Indica: I bet they have security footage inside the McDonalds...most do. That would pretty much end any speculation over what actually did or did not happen.

/doesn't buy that they were that disruptive

hard to tell.

We used to have a special needs group come to the dept store once a month where i worked. They were part of a life skills class and were being taught some basic life/job skills, folding clothes, counting change and the like. They were always super quite and very nice. They had several chaperones with them, but i never saw any of them get out of line.

That being said, who knows with this group, could be a different story.


Totally could be, I'm skeptical because generally when caretakers have a *group*, maintaining control is so essential. Rowdy behavior is dangerous. I completely believe some of the abuses (movie theater babysitting) done by individual lazy ass caretakers. But anyone managing a group...it's not even remotely beneficial for the caretaker to allow for behavior that can be dangerous. Throwing food, allowing that loss of control, that's just dangerous.

Not saying it couldn't have happened, I'm just very skeptical that it did or that the level of disruption rose to requiring them to leave.

As to some of what others have said, OF COURSE we tolerate more from people who are handicapped or who are children or demented. A child shiatting in a ball pit isn't nearly the same as a grown man who has no disabilities shiatting in the ball pit. We all get both are farking disgusting events that aren't really making too many people happy. But only one of those stories is likely to make the local news. :P
 
2014-01-06 04:59:49 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: So the 'tards aren't welcome at that McDonald's? Can't their trainers (or 'handlers' or whatever they're called) take 'em to a playground and just tell 'em it's Disneyland or something?



Calls people "tards"...drives a yellow RX7 with yellow rims.


/Whats YOUR excuse?
//Lol
 
2014-01-06 05:00:04 PM  
memedepot.com
 
2014-01-06 05:06:29 PM  
Would a teacher get in trouble for calling a retarded student who was late for class "Tardy"?

"Tard shocking school."
 
2014-01-06 05:07:14 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: Sin_City_Superhero: So the 'tards aren't welcome at that McDonald's? Can't their trainers (or 'handlers' or whatever they're called) take 'em to a playground and just tell 'em it's Disneyland or something?


Calls people "tards"...drives a yellow RX7 with yellow rims.


/Whats YOUR excuse?
//Lol


I loled, well played.
 
2014-01-06 05:08:08 PM  

Matthew Keene: If these bleeding hearts have their way we'll be subjected to a world where out of control autistic kids are punching out little old ladies, retards are running around retail establishments knocking over displays, palsy victims are making a mess at the table in a restaurant, brain damaged waifs are drooling everywhere making everyone else physically ill, and kids with undiagnosed fungi are touching everything in sight. Do you honestly want a world like that?

Meanwhile, and a nearby table...............
[nycprowler.com image 375x262]


"You gonna eat that chair?"
 
2014-01-06 05:08:37 PM  
img.fark.net

You'd have to be retarded to WANT to eat at McDonalds. The manager did them a favor.
 
2014-01-06 05:09:01 PM  
If the McVideo doesn't happen then I'm having it my way, which is to believe the woman, who came across as very professional and sincere.
 
2014-01-06 05:12:35 PM  

Pangea: I just meant that this loud disturbing behavior isn't restricted to handicapped people. And sometimes indignant mothers get off the chain if anyone has a problem with their kids . "Them's MY farkING KIDS!" as if that means anything to someone who is bothered.

Personally, if I'm disturbed by someone in a fast food restaurant I just hurry up and get out of there. It's not worth a fight and I don't know what anybody is going through at any particular moment. It sort of comes with the territory of interacting with the real world, IMHO.


I'm usually the same way when someone around me is being uncivil.  Although there are a handful of times where I've spoken up, especially when the restaurant has been nicer.  Reactions have ranged from stunned silence to awakening the Kraken.


syzygy whizz: While the guys have their limits and deficits, they are just about the furthest thing from 'stupid' that I've run across.  They know what cards are in their decks, so to speak, and they play them brilliantly.


Some relatives of mine have a daughter with mosaic Down's.  They feel guilty for her condition, so they cut her a LOT of slack when it came to rules and boundaries.  As a result, the kid learned how to manipulate situations perfectly.  It was kinda fascinating to watch.

The wife and I have babysat the kid a couple of times, and we cut her zero slack because we know she knows better.  She started out being an uncivil and defiant little kid around us, but quickly learned that doesn't fly.  Full meltdown in a public place?  Then I'm going to throw you over my shoulder like a sack of potatoes and take you to the car.  We'd always explain the expected behavior and the consequences, and eventually her response was "ok!" and she'd mind.  It was funny as hell to see her in mid-tantrum when we came to pick her up, but then for her to immediately turn it off as soon as we walked her to the car.

I think one problem with Down's is that there is such a wide range of intelligence that people with the syndrome can have, but that they've generally been stereotyped as always being on the lower end.  I imagine that many of them have learned to milk that situation for all it is worth, especially if they don't have a lot of control in their lives.  For the smarter ones, I can also imagine that such stereotypes can be frustrating, and that anti-social behavior is just their way of venting.  Either way, part of treating them as more normal people is to set expectations closer to as if they're more normal people.
 
2014-01-06 05:13:23 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: Sin_City_Superhero: So the 'tards aren't welcome at that McDonald's? Can't their trainers (or 'handlers' or whatever they're called) take 'em to a playground and just tell 'em it's Disneyland or something?


Calls people "tards"...drives a yellow RX7 with yellow rims.


/Whats YOUR excuse?
//Lol


Never claimed to NOT be a 'tard. What's YOUR excuse?
 
2014-01-06 05:16:07 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: DROxINxTHExWIND: Sin_City_Superhero: So the 'tards aren't welcome at that McDonald's? Can't their trainers (or 'handlers' or whatever they're called) take 'em to a playground and just tell 'em it's Disneyland or something?


Calls people "tards"...drives a yellow RX7 with yellow rims.


/Whats YOUR excuse?
//Lol

Never claimed to NOT be a 'tard. What's YOUR excuse?


BTW...I also have a 42 year old truck I'm restoring, if you want to make fun of that...
 
2014-01-06 05:16:25 PM  

Dinjiin: Somebody must think that manners and inside voices are for classy places, like Applebee's and the Outback, and not for fast food restaurants like McDonald's.  And if you disagree, you're a douche.


I've been to very classy places and country clubs and some of the most expensive places around here anyway, and I've seen people that bring their disabled children and disabled adult children that make loud funny noises at inappropriate times.  I didn't feel that inconvenienced by it all.  Sometimes it makes me feel sad because I know how difficult life must be for the disabled person and their caregivers.   Sometimes it makes me feel good that the family isn't ashamed to let their child experience the world.

And if I saw a douchebag like you in one of the "classy places" I'd be appalled at your behavior and embarrassed for you and your family.

/So you got $50?  That buys you the disabled free zone you prick?
 
2014-01-06 05:17:44 PM  

simkatu: Sin_City_Superhero: What's the more likely scenario:

1.) McDonald's manager kicks out a group of paying regulars who are quietly enjoying their lunch, because they appear to be retarded

or...

2.) A group of retards got loud and rowdy, disrupting business and disturbing other patrons?

3.) You are a massive douche?

/If you are a patron that is disturbed by a handicapped person making funny noises then screw you, seriously.


They might have been getting all huggy
 
2014-01-06 05:20:38 PM  

vudukungfu: Ding fries are done.


That's Burger King.
 
2014-01-06 05:22:24 PM  

PsiChick: natazha: "she rounded up her clients"

And precisely why did a group of people that were "eating quietly" need rounding up? More likely, they were acting out (AKA making a lot of noise, wandering around and annoying everyone else). I've seen caretakers just sit and munch away while their "clients" toss food, bang on their trays, scream, throw tantrums, etc.

Hmm, maybe because mentally disabled people might need more time than an able-minded person to grasp the concept 'we're going home now'? I mean, hell, you have to 'round up' adults with no attention span sometimes, even if they aren't being a pain. There's a  reason there are professionals hired to do this shiat. It takes time.


"professionals"making minimum wage, sadly.
 
2014-01-06 05:23:14 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Sin_City_Superhero: DROxINxTHExWIND: Sin_City_Superhero: So the 'tards aren't welcome at that McDonald's? Can't their trainers (or 'handlers' or whatever they're called) take 'em to a playground and just tell 'em it's Disneyland or something?


Calls people "tards"...drives a yellow RX7 with yellow rims.


/Whats YOUR excuse?
//Lol

Never claimed to NOT be a 'tard. What's YOUR excuse?

BTW...I also have a 42 year old truck I'm restoring, if you want to make fun of that...


img841.imageshack.us

/rim-shot
 
2014-01-06 05:24:31 PM  

simkatu: Dinjiin: Somebody must think that manners and inside voices are for classy places, like Applebee's and the Outback, and not for fast food restaurants like McDonald's.  And if you disagree, you're a douche.

I've been to very classy places and country clubs and some of the most expensive places around here anyway, and I've seen people that bring their disabled children and disabled adult children that make loud funny noises at inappropriate times.  I didn't feel that inconvenienced by it all.  Sometimes it makes me feel sad because I know how difficult life must be for the disabled person and their caregivers.   Sometimes it makes me feel good that the family isn't ashamed to let their child experience the world.

And if I saw a douchebag like you in one of the "classy places" I'd be appalled at your behavior and embarrassed for you and your family.


But would you say anything to him? Would you call him out for being a "prick" in public? Or would you have the same passive attitude towards him as you do towards the retards causing a disruption?
 
2014-01-06 05:25:06 PM  
scottydoesntknow:   Hold on, why do you get to invent scenarios and he doesn't?

I am inventing scenarios for him to point out that none of what he wrote is based in any evidence or reality.  Nobody reported being hit by greasy food, or getting puked on, or having sharp knives thrown at them.  That's just imaginary stuff.  I freely admit that my scenarios are made up.  This douchnozzle still holds on to his fantasies though.

/Oh well.  I'd much rather eat with a room full of disabled people than a single asshole like him.
 
2014-01-06 05:27:18 PM  

trappedspirit: simkatu: Sin_City_Superhero: What's the more likely scenario:

1.) McDonald's manager kicks out a group of paying regulars who are quietly enjoying their lunch, because they appear to be retarded

or...

2.) A group of retards got loud and rowdy, disrupting business and disturbing other patrons?

3.) You are a massive douche?

/If you are a patron that is disturbed by a handicapped person making funny noises then screw you, seriously.

They might have been getting all huggy


No, no. See, it's OK because they're handicapped. Because of their handicap, they are completely exempted from all social protocols. You can't get mad at them, no matter how badly they behave, because they're handicapped.
 
2014-01-06 05:30:44 PM  
Agreed.

The more time i spend with children (and dev disabled adults), the more i feel like parenting is like training dogs.
 
2014-01-06 05:30:50 PM  
Be careful, just because they're "mentally disabled" doesn't mean they can't kick your ass.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUoOCmol_SI
 
2014-01-06 05:32:03 PM  

Dinjiin: Pangea: I just meant that this loud disturbing behavior isn't restricted to handicapped people. And sometimes indignant mothers get off the chain if anyone has a problem with their kids . "Them's MY farkING KIDS!" as if that means anything to someone who is bothered.

Personally, if I'm disturbed by someone in a fast food restaurant I just hurry up and get out of there. It's not worth a fight and I don't know what anybody is going through at any particular moment. It sort of comes with the territory of interacting with the real world, IMHO.

I'm usually the same way when someone around me is being uncivil.  Although there are a handful of times where I've spoken up, especially when the restaurant has been nicer.  Reactions have ranged from stunned silence to awakening the Kraken.


syzygy whizz: While the guys have their limits and deficits, they are just about the furthest thing from 'stupid' that I've run across.  They know what cards are in their decks, so to speak, and they play them brilliantly.

Some relatives of mine have a daughter with mosaic Down's.  They feel guilty for her condition, so they cut her a LOT of slack when it came to rules and boundaries.  As a result, the kid learned how to manipulate situations perfectly.  It was kinda fascinating to watch.

The wife and I have babysat the kid a couple of times, and we cut her zero slack because we know she knows better.  She started out being an uncivil and defiant little kid around us, but quickly learned that doesn't fly.  Full meltdown in a public place?  Then I'm going to throw you over my shoulder like a sack of potatoes and take you to the car.  We'd always explain the expected behavior and the consequences, and eventually her response was "ok!" and she'd mind.  It was funny as hell to see her in mid-tantrum when we came to pick her up, but then for her to immediately turn it off as soon as we walked her to the car.

I think one problem with Down's is that there is such a wide range of intelligence that people with the syndrome can have, but that they've generally been stereotyped as always being on the lower end.  I imagine that many of them have learned to milk that situation for all it is worth, especially if they don't have a lot of control in their lives.  For the smarter ones, I can also imagine that such stereotypes can be frustrating, and that anti-social behavior is just their way of venting.  Either way, part of treating them as more normal people is to set expectations closer to as if they're more normal people.


Last comment was in response to this.

Frickin phone
 
2014-01-06 05:34:57 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: trappedspirit: simkatu: Sin_City_Superhero: What's the more likely scenario:

1.) McDonald's manager kicks out a group of paying regulars who are quietly enjoying their lunch, because they appear to be retarded

or...

2.) A group of retards got loud and rowdy, disrupting business and disturbing other patrons?

3.) You are a massive douche?

/If you are a patron that is disturbed by a handicapped person making funny noises then screw you, seriously.

They might have been getting all huggy

No, no. See, it's OK because they're handicapped. Because of their handicap, they are completely exempted from all social protocols. You can't get mad at them, no matter how badly they behave, because they're handicapped.


Like my cat puking on the carpet or taking a shiat in my shoe?  I still love the little guy.
 
2014-01-06 05:34:59 PM  

TerminalEchoes: Get off your cross, you arrogant prick. A patron has a reasonable expectation to enjoy his/her lunch without being disturbed. If you can't control your behavior or actions in public, you shouldn't be allowed into public. Full stop.


Are we extending that rule to the non-disabled?  Because that would exclude a hell of a lot of people, for example everyone who has ever been publicly inebriated.

Or, what's more likely, do you define "disturbed" as the state of being exposed to the disabled?  Because if so, get over yourself and grow the fark up.
 
2014-01-06 05:37:07 PM  

GreenSun: Be careful, just because they're "mentally disabled" doesn't mean they can't kick your ass.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUoOCmol_SI


dafuq wassat?
 
2014-01-06 05:46:02 PM  

JesusJuice: The retarded are capable of learning to control themselves and behave appropriately.


Indeed.

Many of them even have fark accounts.
 
2014-01-06 05:46:42 PM  

spman: We have numerous mentally handicapped clients that come into the movie theater where I work on a daily basis. It's a popular place for the aides to bring them, not because the clients want to be there, or even have the capacity to sit still for 2 hours and not be disruptive, but because the aides who assist the clients get in for free per the ADA law. Many times the aides assisting these people bring them into R rated films that are clearly disturbing, scary, or at least grossly inappropriate for the mentally handicapped to be watching. So of course the aide brings the client into Texas Chainsaw Slasherfest on Elm Street 5, and does not care when the handicapped person starts behaving disruptively, and then get indignant when we tell them they need to calm their client down or leave.


Much like people in this thread do. Thanks for the rational post. Of course, you'll be seen as a dick. But not by me.
 
2014-01-06 05:48:11 PM  
Lady Indica:
I've never seen a group of adults disabled in this way EVER create a problem in a public space beyond what I mentioned. It intrudes on people's comfort zones, and so the fark what...that's not their problem. And I'd take them over rowdy teens every single day of the week, or crying children. And if I lived locally I'd be making sure everyone boycotted the fark out of that McDonalds.

I live locally and will make sure I don't eat there, even though there's no way of knowing who's right/wrong here. I'm guessing they weren't behaving quite as badly as he claims or quite as badly as she claims.

/Doesn't eat McDonald's anyway
 
2014-01-06 05:49:27 PM  

TerminalEchoes: Get off your cross, you arrogant prick. A patron has a reasonable expectation to enjoy his/her lunch without being disturbed. If you can't control your behavior or actions in public, you shouldn't be allowed into public. Full stop.


So much this. I never once said that mentally handicapped people should be asked to leave just because they are handicapped. That would be disgusting. But asking them to leave when they are making a scene or being disruptive *IS* treating them like every other human being, expecting them to follow the same rules.
 
2014-01-06 05:53:04 PM  

Ex-Texan: in all homesty. if you ever piss off someone with 'retard strength" you'll know it's kinda like some women lifting cars off kids or something like that. go ahead, laugh.


I  arm-wrestled a guy with one arm once. I had a feeling he'd win, since I'm right handed and he only had a left arm; but I figured it would be good for his self esteem.
 
2014-01-06 05:56:49 PM  
I've been in mcdonalds enough to know that this group had to have been off the chain for them to ask them to leave.  Loud obnoxious people is their demographic.

Also mcdonalds is the only restaurant I know of that consistently has handicapped people working the cashier or other front facing positions.
 
2014-01-06 05:57:28 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-01-06 05:57:50 PM  

Dragonflew: spman: We have numerous mentally handicapped clients that come into the movie theater where I work on a daily basis. It's a popular place for the aides to bring them, not because the clients want to be there, or even have the capacity to sit still for 2 hours and not be disruptive, but because the aides who assist the clients get in for free per the ADA law. Many times the aides assisting these people bring them into R rated films that are clearly disturbing, scary, or at least grossly inappropriate for the mentally handicapped to be watching. So of course the aide brings the client into Texas Chainsaw Slasherfest on Elm Street 5, and does not care when the handicapped person starts behaving disruptively, and then get indignant when we tell them they need to calm their client down or leave.

Much like people in this thread do. Thanks for the rational post. Of course, you'll be seen as a dick. But not by me.


If these (almost certainly minimum wage) aides are bringing these kids into clearly inappropriate movies and then failing to do their best to control disruptions, I don't think he (cpman) is being out of line to point out the abuse.  I do wonder how he knows what the intentions of the aides actually are.

BTW the AMC theaters regularly sponsor "sensory-friendly" screenings for the autistic, in which there is no expectations that the movie patrons remain quiet during the showing.  This provides the opportunity for a fun outing for the disabled, and I imagine a tax benefit to AMC as an in-kind charitable donation.  Win win, and I make sure they get our non-disabled business, too.  Every theatre should consider this approach.
 
2014-01-06 05:58:03 PM  

syzygy whizz: EdNortonsTwin: Just because they're retarded, doesn't mean their too stupid to play the victim card.

THIS
I work in a group home for the developmentally disabled.
While the guys have their limits and deficits, they are just about the furthest thing from 'stupid' that I've run across.

They know what cards are in their decks, so to speak, and they play them brilliantly.

Staff who come on board thinking the guys are 'just so special' and deserve sympathy for their condition wind up dancing a merry jig and wound around fingers.*

'Retarded' or not, you take what you have available to you and you make it work for you.
Wow...that's...that's just normal, isn't it...


* Coming from a background of helping elderly/disabled, I'd already learned about 'How not to be manipulated'.


That's an excellent explanation which pretty neatly describes why I really don't like them. People automatically excuse them just because they're "special" all the time, but much more so than with "normal" people, you never know what they're really capable of. Between that and a few bad experiences, I keep my distance.
 
2014-01-06 05:58:05 PM  

simkatu: I've been to very classy places and country clubs and some of the most expensive places around here anyway, and I've seen people that bring their disabled children and disabled adult children that make loud funny noises at inappropriate times. I didn't feel that inconvenienced by it all. Sometimes it makes me feel sad because I know how difficult life must be for the disabled person and their caregivers. Sometimes it makes me feel good that the family isn't ashamed to let their child experience the world.

And if I saw a douchebag like you in one of the "classy places" I'd be appalled at your behavior and embarrassed for you and your family.

/So you got $50? That buys you the disabled free zone you prick?


Let us review:
1) you're the one who seems to think that it is alright to misbehave at a place like McDonalds.
2) you're going off on some tangent about how respectful and tolerant you are towards the disabled at country clubs.  When people accuse you of being racist, do you respond by saying how many black friends you have?
3) you're accusing me of behavior I just said was unacceptable
4) you're calling anyone who disagrees with you a douche and a prick.

Tell your mommy that you need to up the dosage on your meds.  Clearly, you're having a bad day.
 
2014-01-06 06:00:04 PM  

Lady Indica: jaybeezey: Lady Indica: I bet they have security footage inside the McDonalds...most do. That would pretty much end any speculation over what actually did or did not happen.

/doesn't buy that they were that disruptive

hard to tell.

We used to have a special needs group come to the dept store once a month where i worked. They were part of a life skills class and were being taught some basic life/job skills, folding clothes, counting change and the like. They were always super quite and very nice. They had several chaperones with them, but i never saw any of them get out of line.

That being said, who knows with this group, could be a different story.

Totally could be, I'm skeptical because generally when caretakers have a *group*, maintaining control is so essential. Rowdy behavior is dangerous. I completely believe some of the abuses (movie theater babysitting) done by individual lazy ass caretakers. But anyone managing a group...it's not even remotely beneficial for the caretaker to allow for behavior that can be dangerous. Throwing food, allowing that loss of control, that's just dangerous.

Not saying it couldn't have happened, I'm just very skeptical that it did or that the level of disruption rose to requiring them to leave.

As to some of what others have said, OF COURSE we tolerate more from people who are handicapped or who are children or demented. A child shiatting in a ball pit isn't nearly the same as a grown man who has no disabilities shiatting in the ball pit. We all get both are farking disgusting events that aren't really making too many people happy. But only one of those stories is likely to make the local news. :P


Anything for a headline, right?

If it was a Downs group i'd be the first to call BS on the managers story. There isn't a happier group of people to be around and last i heard caretakers of people with dissabilities that were prone to violent outbursts had no intention of getting a group of those folks together.
 
2014-01-06 06:24:10 PM  

Autistic Hiker: BTW the AMC theaters regularly sponsor "sensory-friendly" screenings for the autistic, in which there is no expectations that the movie patrons remain quiet during the showing.  This provides the opportunity for a fun outing for the disabled, and I imagine a tax benefit to AMC as an in-kind charitable donation.  Win win, and I make sure they get our non-disabled business, too.  Every theatre should consider this approach.


I agree 100%, that is a fantastic idea.
 
2014-01-06 06:28:59 PM  
Who remembers tardblog.com?

Doesn't seem to be up anymore, although you can buy the domain name.
 
2014-01-06 06:33:04 PM  

Gilligann: Who remembers tardblog.com?

Doesn't seem to be up anymore, although you can buy the domain name.


Oh man. People already think I am a dick, so what the hell... that site was funny as balls, especially when it was Riti writing.   Here are some archives for you.
 
2014-01-06 06:38:03 PM  

Autistic Hiker: TerminalEchoes: Get off your cross, you arrogant prick. A patron has a reasonable expectation to enjoy his/her lunch without being disturbed. If you can't control your behavior or actions in public, you shouldn't be allowed into public. Full stop.

Are we extending that rule to the non-disabled?  Because that would exclude a hell of a lot of people, for example everyone who has ever been publicly inebriated.

Or, what's more likely, do you define "disturbed" as the state of being exposed to the disabled?  Because if so, get over yourself and grow the fark up.


Wow, nice strawman there. Being born mentally disabled doesn't give you a 'get out of jail free card' when it comes to causing a public disturbance. If you or someone you're caring for disrupts an otherwise pleasant and orderly restaurant and you get called out for it, you are not the victim.
 
2014-01-06 06:38:50 PM  
It's the retard strength that you have to watch out for.
 
2014-01-06 07:10:21 PM  

simkatu: EdNortonsTwin: Seriously, if you don't like being pelted by half eaten hamburgers and greasy fries you can just move to another table. Of course that also shows that you are an intolerant bastage.

Or you can just make up things to fit your own personal narrative.  It's hard to argue with the imaginary case you have created in your mind.

Maybe you can have a few disabled people vomiting on your mother's lap in your version of the events?

/Or maybe they were throwing sharp knives at your kids?


Just a minute... who's giving knives to retards?
 
2014-01-06 07:31:15 PM  
I assume everyone in McDonalds is mentally handicapped, including myself.

If you're gonna be antisocial, do it there, it's not just tolerated, it's celebrated.
 
2014-01-06 08:00:03 PM  
IT WAS A farkING MCDONALD'S!  Unless someone was pooping on a table in full view of everyone else, just eat your food in five minutes and leave.  I think I've been more offended by teenagers swearing up a storm in fast food joints more than I ever have by mentally disabled people being loud, or disruptive, or otherwise mentally disabled.

Also, it sounds like the owners didn't do a good job of managing expectations if there were prior problems with the group, particularly since it sounds like they have a guardian with them when they visit.

I was a butcher throughout high school and our store was next to a home for mentally disabled adults.  One of them, Delbert (not Dilbert) would occasionally come in and buy candy.  Then Delbert started stealing things because he wanted to impress some teenagers he was friends with.

My boss tried to shut that down, but Delbert took a long time to learn anything, so after the second time he asked the women who ran the cash registers at the front of the store to welcome Delbert with "Hello Delbert!  Don't steal anything today!" every time he walked in the door.  Delbert would answer "OK I won't!" and then go about shopping.  After about 6 weeks they changed the greeting back to "Hello Delbert!" and there wasn't a problem anymore.

I can't imagine that this particular McDonald's was so inundated with disabled people that they couldn't work something out.  Furthermore, it was the franchise owner who kicked them out.  Who would do that?  My boss at the butcher shop ownedthe butcher shop, and while he could have called the police and had Delbert arrested, he was smart enough to know he'd end up in the paper like the jabroni in this story.
 
2014-01-06 08:01:07 PM  
Man, retards love McDonalds. I lived next door to a tard that almost killed its mother after a fight about a McDonalds cheeseburger.
 
2014-01-06 08:08:33 PM  

Lsherm: Unless someone was pooping on a table in full view of everyone else,


They're not special because of their social graces...
 
2014-01-06 08:30:33 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: simkatu: 3.) You are a massive douche?

/If you are a patron that is disturbed by a handicapped person making funny noises then screw you, seriously.

Wait...I'm a douche because I pointed out that it's possible this lady was lying? Or am I a douche because I like to eat in peace? Dude, I'm a douche for a lot of reasons...this ain't one of 'em.


Not taking sides at all, but I would ask how much peace you could reasonably expect in a McDonalds.
THough, this is all conjecture based on almost no evidence, lol. Maybe one of the tards was throwing feces.
 
2014-01-06 08:55:29 PM  

Vector R: syzygy whizz: EdNortonsTwin: Just because they're retarded, doesn't mean their too stupid to play the victim card.

THIS
I work in a group home for the developmentally disabled.
While the guys have their limits and deficits, they are just about the furthest thing from 'stupid' that I've run across.

They know what cards are in their decks, so to speak, and they play them brilliantly.

Staff who come on board thinking the guys are 'just so special' and deserve sympathy for their condition wind up dancing a merry jig and wound around fingers.*

'Retarded' or not, you take what you have available to you and you make it work for you.
Wow...that's...that's just normal, isn't it...


* Coming from a background of helping elderly/disabled, I'd already learned about 'How not to be manipulated'.

That's an excellent explanation which pretty neatly describes why I really don't like them. People automatically excuse them just because they're "special" all the time, but much more so than with "normal" people, you never know what they're really capable of. Between that and a few bad experiences, I keep my distance.


Is there any group of people you do like?

You spew an impressive amount of hate.
 
2014-01-06 09:06:22 PM  

Zeno-25: Wow, nice strawman there.


You don't know what a straw man argument is.

It's not a strawman argument to demand that TerminalEchoes clarify his obviously hyperbolic response to simkatu.

However THIS

Being born mentally disabled doesn't give you a 'get out of jail free card' when it comes to causing a public disturbance. If you or someone you're caring for disrupts an otherwise pleasant and orderly restaurant and you get called out for it, you are not the victim.

is a straw man argument, because neither simkatu nor myself, nor really even anyone in this thread, has made this argument or even anything close to it.
 
2014-01-06 09:42:21 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: trappedspirit: simkatu: Sin_City_Superhero: What's the more likely scenario:

1.) McDonald's manager kicks out a group of paying regulars who are quietly enjoying their lunch, because they appear to be retarded

or...

2.) A group of retards got loud and rowdy, disrupting business and disturbing other patrons?

3.) You are a massive douche?

/If you are a patron that is disturbed by a handicapped person making funny noises then screw you, seriously.

They might have been getting all huggy

No, no. See, it's OK because they're handicapped. Because of their handicap, they are completely exempted from all social protocols. You can't get mad at them, no matter how badly they behave, because they're handicapped.


I don't mind it from a woman with good boobs and lacking the common sense to know that a stranger reaching under her shirt for a grope isn't ok.  But I don't like being hugged and squeezed and being named George and being kept warm and dry and such as.
 
2014-01-06 10:10:20 PM  
Oh please. When I go to McDonalds, I expect to see shiat like this. I'm a little disappointed if nothing out of the ordinary happens. I don't go to McDonalds for the gourmet cuisine, and I don't go for the fine dining experience. I go for the freak show.
 
2014-01-06 11:09:53 PM  
To me, her body language and eye movement suggest she's lying her ass off.

That and it makes no sense for a billion dollar corporation to randomly decide to throw out customers who are sitting there, minding their own business eating their meals in peace.
 
2014-01-06 11:26:38 PM  

Matthew Keene: If these bleeding hearts have their way we'll be subjected to a world where out of control autistic kids are punching out little old ladies, retards are running around retail establishments knocking over displays, palsy victims are making a mess at the table in a restaurant, brain damaged waifs are drooling everywhere making everyone else physically ill, and kids with undiagnosed fungi are touching everything in sight. Do you honestly want a world like that?


Can we just elect them as the next Republican president?
 
2014-01-06 11:53:16 PM  

Bonobo62: Oh please. When I go to McDonalds, I expect to see shiat like this. I'm a little disappointed if nothing out of the ordinary happens. I don't go to McDonalds for the gourmet cuisine, and I don't go for the fine dining experience. I go for the freak show.


This. Who the hell goes to McDonald's expecting a quiet, serene, uneventful meal. Whether it be children running around you, asshole teenagers, the interesting wafts of "air" whenever someone opens the bathroom, Samuel L Jackson sprinting in and shotgunning the place....Going to McDonald's not expecting the worst is like climbing into the the tiger pit and not expecting to get bit.
/Watching mentally challenged people having a food fight would actually be simply delightful. Yes, I know I'm going to hell.
 
2014-01-07 12:54:31 AM  

Sin_City_Superhero: So the 'tards aren't welcome at that McDonald's? Can't their trainers (or 'handlers' or whatever they're called) take 'em to a playground and just tell 'em it's Disneyland or something?


I think they are called 'tard wranglers'.
 
2014-01-07 01:03:27 AM  
I find this story to be...  Ironic?  Sorta, yeah.
 
2014-01-07 10:36:18 AM  

rebelyell2006: Sin_City_Superhero: So the 'tards aren't welcome at that McDonald's? Can't their trainers (or 'handlers' or whatever they're called) take 'em to a playground and just tell 'em it's Disneyland or something?

I think they are called 'tard wranglers'.


*adds rebelyell06 to the "do not read while drinking coffee" list*
 
2014-01-07 01:22:10 PM  

o'really: The more time i spend with children (and dev disabled adults), the more i feel like parenting is like training dogs.


I agree.  If you watch Nanny 911 or Super Nanny and then watch the Dog Whisperer, you'll see a lot of the same methods being used.
 
2014-01-07 02:26:25 PM  

simkatu: scottydoesntknow:   Hold on, why do you get to invent scenarios and he doesn't?

I am inventing scenarios for him to point out that none of what he wrote is based in any evidence or reality.  Nobody reported being hit by greasy food, or getting puked on, or having sharp knives thrown at them.  That's just imaginary stuff.  I freely admit that my scenarios are made up.  This douchnozzle still holds on to his fantasies though.

/Oh well.  I'd much rather eat with a room full of disabled people than a single asshole like him.


Oh simkatu, you truly wear the crown of thorns  for the mentally retarded - don't you. The manager reported numerous food fights; it is not a stretch to invision that fries and burgers got thrown around - is it?.  How you leapfrogged from that to throwing sharp knives at people kids (wtf) and silly misplaced indignation can truly be explained by your resolve to be a self-righteous ass-hat of the highest order.

Put simply, you are the asshole.

Now, go fark yourself.
 
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