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(CBS Dallas/Ft. Worth)   Wear a mask to protect an immunocompromised baby? Not in my Texas restaurant   (dfw.cbslocal.com) divider line
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2021-09-19 8:55:31 PM  
Does he have you sign a waiver when you walk in the door?  If someone contracts Covid-19 after visiting their restaurant and complying with their rules, can they be held liable?  What if 5 people who visited come down with it?  Can it be class action?  Does he, somehow, inform them that by not masking up they are significantly increasing their chances of contracting the virus?  If not...

Sure, they have every right to refuse service and to enforce a "dress code," but if the dress code makes it more likely that someone would be hurt, I'd think their insurance company would want a word, at least.  If someone dies because of his admittedly political policy, would he be held at least partially liable?
 
2021-09-19 9:03:45 PM  
On our next episode of FAFO, we'll be checking in on restaurants in TX that closed due multiple deaths being traced to them.

I hope karma catches this owner soon.
 
2021-09-19 9:24:02 PM  
 WFT is the restaurant owner requiring people NOT TO WEAR MASKS as a dress code.

That's just trumpy asshattery to the max.
 
2021-09-19 9:27:35 PM  

unixpro: Does he have you sign a waiver when you walk in the door?  If someone contracts Covid-19 after visiting their restaurant and complying with their rules, can they be held liable?  What if 5 people who visited come down with it?  Can it be class action?  Does he, somehow, inform them that by not masking up they are significantly increasing their chances of contracting the virus?  If not...

Sure, they have every right to refuse service and to enforce a "dress code," but if the dress code makes it more likely that someone would be hurt, I'd think their insurance company would want a word, at least.  If someone dies because of his admittedly political policy, would he be held at least partially liable?


Texas probably passed a law similar to Georgia's: Post a sign, and the business is only liable for a COVID injury or death if the plaintiff can prove gross negligence. Which is a tough legal hurdle.
 
2021-09-19 9:30:28 PM  
Is he holding a drink in that interview?

That dude is drunk, or nuts, or both.
 
2021-09-19 9:35:43 PM  
I live near Rowlett. That place is the suburbaniest helliest suburban hell that there could possibly be. It may possibly be upset for the title any day by Trophy Club, Frisco, Las Colinas, or Keller, but it's damn near the world's worst place.
 
2021-09-19 9:37:47 PM  
While not putting any blame on the parents who probably just wanted a nice meal at a restuarant, I personally think it's too dangerous to take an immunocompromised child to any restaurants, even those that require masks for the simple fact that you need to take the mask off to eat. Safe options would be making a pickup order or have it delivered if that's an option.

And IMHO, the owner is an absolute tool who doesn't care about the health and welfare of his staff or customers, but I guess I shouldn't be surprised as that's not uncommon attitude, especially in the restaurant industry.
 
2021-09-19 9:39:53 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: While not putting any blame on the parents who probably just wanted a nice meal at a restuarant, I personally think it's too dangerous to take an immunocompromised child to any restaurants, even those that require masks for the simple fact that you need to take the mask off to eat. Safe options would be making a pickup order or have it delivered if that's an option.

And IMHO, the owner is an absolute tool who doesn't care about the health and welfare of his staff or customers, but I guess I shouldn't be surprised as that's not uncommon attitude, especially in the restaurant industry.


In the video it seems clear that they were out on a date night without the child, but were masked to protect themselves from what they might catch and bring home to him.
 
2021-09-19 9:42:34 PM  

meehaw: I live near Rowlett. That place is the suburbaniest helliest suburban hell that there could possibly be. It may possibly be upset for the title any day by Trophy Club, Frisco, Las Colinas, or Keller, but it's damn near the world's worst place.


I can remember when it was the country.

My folks used to ski LRH back in the late 60s and early 70s.
 
2021-09-19 9:45:25 PM  
I look forward to the follow-up article when the owner catches COVID.
 
2021-09-19 9:52:29 PM  
For some reason they have taken their Facebook down....
 
2021-09-19 9:58:41 PM  

meehaw: Bathia_Mapes: While not putting any blame on the parents who probably just wanted a nice meal at a restuarant, I personally think it's too dangerous to take an immunocompromised child to any restaurants, even those that require masks for the simple fact that you need to take the mask off to eat. Safe options would be making a pickup order or have it delivered if that's an option.

And IMHO, the owner is an absolute tool who doesn't care about the health and welfare of his staff or customers, but I guess I shouldn't be surprised as that's not uncommon attitude, especially in the restaurant industry.

In the video it seems clear that they were out on a date night without the child, but were masked to protect themselves from what they might catch and bring home to him.


Thanks for clarifying that as I couldn't get the damned video to play and the way the article was written, I made the incorrect assumpation that they had their baby with them. Owner is still a tool, though.
 
2021-09-19 10:08:35 PM  
Texas is where being several kinds of asshole combine to create an impressive Voltron of assholery. It's a shiat state and these vindictive, hateful yahoos make it even worse.
 
2021-09-19 10:19:27 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: While not putting any blame on the parents who probably just wanted a nice meal at a restuarant, I personally think it's too dangerous to take an immunocompromised child to any restaurants, even those that require masks for the simple fact that you need to take the mask off to eat. Safe options would be making a pickup order or have it delivered if that's an option.

And IMHO, the owner is an absolute tool who doesn't care about the health and welfare of his staff or customers, but I guess I shouldn't be surprised as that's not uncommon attitude, especially in the restaurant industry.


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2021-09-19 10:48:54 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: While not putting any blame on the parents who probably just wanted a nice meal at a restuarant, I personally think it's too dangerous to take an immunocompromised child to any restaurants, even those that require masks for the simple fact that you need to take the mask off to eat. Safe options would be making a pickup order or have it delivered if that's an option.

And IMHO, the owner is an absolute tool who doesn't care about the health and welfare of his staff or customers, but I guess I shouldn't be surprised as that's not uncommon attitude, especially in the restaurant industry.


the article opens with a statement about how the parents were out with friends, it makes no mention of the child being with the. On top of that, the third paragraph is a statement from one of the parents about how it's important to have free hours from the child when new parents.

"If you've ever been new parents, having those couple of hours out like once or twice a month is so important for your mental health," Wester said.

Did we read the same article? Because at no point was i under the impression that the parents were out with the child. It was quite clear that they were out with friends, sans child.
 
2021-09-19 10:56:25 PM  
"I feel the overall reaction with masks is ridiculous in the United States right now," Tom said.

Well, he's right about that, but not for the reason he intended.
 
2021-09-19 11:10:26 PM  
So boycott those backward ass farks.

unixpro: Does he have you sign a waiver when you walk in the door? If someone contracts Covid-19 after visiting their restaurant and complying with their rules, can they be held liable?


That wouldn't hold up though because there's no way to prove that they got it from not wearing a mask at that particular restaurant or anywhere else.
 
2021-09-19 11:20:38 PM  
I'd say sue, but Texas... sigh
 
2021-09-19 11:36:56 PM  
I understand the desire to grow a beard when you start balding by I seriously hate that guy's smug face.

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That is a face that shouts "Not only do I not care about your opinion, but I will obnoxiously tread upon it."

No sympathy here my fat neckbearded dude.  Keep your baby safe elsewhere.
 
2021-09-20 12:27:00 AM  

optikeye: WFT is the restaurant owner requiring people NOT TO WEAR MASKS as a dress code.

That's just trumpy asshattery to the max.


You DID see it was Texas, right?
 
2021-09-20 12:31:30 AM  

syrynxx: I understand the desire to grow a beard when you start balding by I seriously hate that guy's smug face.

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That is a face that shouts "Not only do I not care about your opinion, but I will obnoxiously tread upon it."

No sympathy here my fat neckbearded dude.  Keep your baby safe elsewhere.


It's like Reddit came to life as some sort of golem made out of soy.
 
2021-09-20 12:32:09 AM  
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2021-09-20 12:33:14 AM  
What's that about not cheering for people to get an HCA?  Owner is just the type the award was meant for.  It will find him.
 
2021-09-20 12:33:55 AM  
Coming soon to this asshole

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2021-09-20 12:35:34 AM  
Remember like 4 months ago when everyone was all like "I don't need to wear a mask and if you ask me why I'll HIPPA you!"

You know, the whole "I don't have a medical condition but I am pretending I do so that I don't have to follow rules I don't like and I'm using HIPAA as an excuse" thing.

Anyway nice to see conservatives come full circle on that.
 
2021-09-20 12:40:58 AM  
He probably also thinks Trump never lost and the Jan 6 rioters were just 'executing their patriotic duty'
 
2021-09-20 12:43:07 AM  

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As a resident of this backwoods hick trailer-trash-of-a-state, I have to agrse
 
2021-09-20 12:43:13 AM  
Texas:   prolife until the baby is born, then pro-death after.
 
2021-09-20 12:43:23 AM  
So much for the "freedom" to choose, huh?
 
2021-09-20 12:44:21 AM  
Calm down everyone. This guy was just responding to one one those, "Tell me you're a white republican without telling me you're a white republican" posts:
 
2021-09-20 12:44:58 AM  
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2021-09-20 12:46:25 AM  

meehaw: I live near Rowlett. That place is the suburbaniest helliest suburban hell that there could possibly be.


Doesn't that describe the majority of Texas cities?
 
2021-09-20 12:47:26 AM  
"...But this is political and I need you to take your masks off.'"

That's all you need to know. They actually said the quiet part out loud, but inverted it, thinking that it's only because of politics that we wear masks. However, they're banning them for simply political reasons. It's all very ironic.
 
2021-09-20 12:47:41 AM  
IANAL, but I have a feeling someone just lost a serious ADA lawsuit.
 
2021-09-20 12:49:09 AM  

unixpro: Does he have you sign a waiver when you walk in the door?  If someone contracts Covid-19 after visiting their restaurant and complying with their rules, can they be held liable?  What if 5 people who visited come down with it?  Can it be class action?  Does he, somehow, inform them that by not masking up they are significantly increasing their chances of contracting the virus?  If not...

Sure, they have every right to refuse service and to enforce a "dress code," but if the dress code makes it more likely that someone would be hurt, I'd think their insurance company would want a word, at least.  If someone dies because of his admittedly political policy, would he be held at least partially liable?


Why do you think the republicans were pushing so hard for legislation to indemnify business owners for any COVID-related damages caused by their (in)action, no matter how intentional?
We can't allow there to be any consequencesfor following dear leader's example!
 
2021-09-20 12:53:23 AM  
I see it like this: We're all beautiful babies, and this couple wanted to go out with their beautiful baby.

It would be very easy for me to make fun of the dude, but that's not how I roll -- they're all doing their thing, and I think that's pretty cool.

They're doing the right thing by wearing masks, and I imagine they listen to Cher in their car going home, so let them be cool.
 
2021-09-20 12:55:10 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: While not putting any blame on the parents who probably just wanted a nice meal at a restuarant, I personally think it's too dangerous to take an immunocompromised child to any restaurants, even those that require masks for the simple fact that you need to take the mask off to eat. Safe options would be making a pickup order or have it delivered if that's an option.

And IMHO, the owner is an absolute tool who doesn't care about the health and welfare of his staff or customers, but I guess I shouldn't be surprised as that's not uncommon attitude, especially in the restaurant industry.


Yeah. Not to distract from the douchebag owner, but really...Parents should have just gotten a babysitter that's vaccinated to watch the sprog while they stepped out for a couple hours.
 
2021-09-20 12:55:13 AM  
"Our waitress came over, sat down next to me and said, 'Our manager told me to come over because I am nicer than he is... But this is political and I need you to take your masks off.'"

That waitress sounds like someone who's in an abusive relationship and is quietly asking her friends not to do something that might 'set him off'.

"He's a good guy, most of the time. Really generous to his friends. Honestly."
 
2021-09-20 12:55:30 AM  
I'm not allowed to wear a mask in your bar during global pandemic?
Ok, guess I'll see if the bar down the street wants my money. Good luck with all that.
 
2021-09-20 12:57:51 AM  
Internet, destroy it.
 
2021-09-20 12:58:05 AM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: Bathia_Mapes: While not putting any blame on the parents who probably just wanted a nice meal at a restuarant, I personally think it's too dangerous to take an immunocompromised child to any restaurants, even those that require masks for the simple fact that you need to take the mask off to eat. Safe options would be making a pickup order or have it delivered if that's an option.

And IMHO, the owner is an absolute tool who doesn't care about the health and welfare of his staff or customers, but I guess I shouldn't be surprised as that's not uncommon attitude, especially in the restaurant industry.

Yeah. Not to distract from the douchebag owner, but really...Parents should have just gotten a babysitter that's vaccinated to watch the sprog while they stepped out for a couple hours.


They did.
 
2021-09-20 1:01:54 AM  
Anyone who thinks obstinate politics are more important than germ prevention doesn't belong anywhere in the food industry, let alone running a restaurant.
 
2021-09-20 1:02:12 AM  

optikeye: WFT is the restaurant owner requiring people NOT TO WEAR MASKS as a dress code.

That's just trumpy asshattery to the max.

attempted murder.

FTFY.
 
2021-09-20 1:05:45 AM  

buttercat: Is he holding a drink in that interview?

That dude is drunk, or nuts, or both.


 That dude is probably on his fourth beer. Also, push the glasses up you douche!


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/ Also, I hope that little booger has a good long life. Because, he looks like he gives no shiats in the pic. Carry on little dude
 
2021-09-20 1:09:14 AM  
It's in Texas, so I'm sure there's no shortage of "patriots", q-farks, and generally uneducated farkwit mouth-breather trash to keep his business open.
 
2021-09-20 1:15:19 AM  

meehaw: I live near Rowlett. That place is the suburbaniest helliest suburban hell that there could possibly be. It may possibly be upset for the title any day by Trophy Club, Frisco, Las Colinas, or Keller, but it's damn near the world's worst place.


Marshall would like a word.
 
2021-09-20 1:16:53 AM  
Your newborn is immunocompromised and you're having dinner in a restaurant full of unmasked and (likely) unvaxed careless Texans in the middle of a pandemic?  Let's not leave out they were sitting at a table with friends that were unmasked!  As much as I hate the restaurant owner, these two aren't winning me over.  Get take-out and have a picnic outside if you want to get away from your kid so badly.
 
2021-09-20 1:18:44 AM  
Nothing like having a business owner who doesn't give one iota of sympathy for peoples lives or health.  Doubly so for a restaurant owner who probably doesn't care if people get food poisoning either as long as he is making money
 
2021-09-20 1:21:40 AM  

solokumba: For some reason they have taken their Facebook down....


Still on google maps though.
 
2021-09-20 1:21:57 AM  
I have the solution.  Don't eat there. Don't give that asshat your money.

You're welcome. Glad I could help.
 
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