Coffee Talk {In the Cafe}

Coffee Talk {Living Outside the Stacks}1. Did you hear about the Houston waiter who refused to serve a family because they asked to be moved away from a family who had a child with Down syndrome? The father reportedly said “Special needs children need to be special somewhere else.” It takes a special kind of idiot to be that insensitive towards a child, any child. The waiter overheard the comment and told the customer that he would be unable to serve them. Fist bump for the waiter because he lost a tip on that one (I’m guessing the family weren’t big tippers though just from the butt headedness displayed, so he may not have lost much). Now, I’ve been out and about and come across some unruly children, in fact, I’ve even left stores because children were just so obnoxious that I couldn’t deal. But from what I gather, this child was just chattering but not misbehaving. I think what the waiter did was pretty cool and I’m glad he didn’t lose his job over it. I do hope, however, that the family learned a little lesson on tolerance.

2. I don’t dislike children and, goodness knows, I heart puppies but if I see one more Facebook post that says some kid is gonna get a puppy if he or she gets a bazillion likes, I’m gonna scream. Getting Facebook likes is not a reason to get a puppy. Puppies are living things that require a lot of work and a lot of patience. And, much like kids, they don’t stay cute and cuddly forever. They grow up, get sick, poop on the floor, and act like two~year~olds forever. Y’all, please stop encouraging all of these “I’ll get this for so many likes” posts.

3. I hope you’re not eating right now. If you are, I’ll wait… I have two totally disgusting pieces of “art” to tell you about but before I do, I wanna know WHO ARE THE PEOPLE WHO’RE BUYING THIS STUFF? AND IF YOU REALLY JUST NEED TO GET RID OF YOUR MONEY, GIVE IT TO ME! OK, now that that’s out of my system… A “designer” had a piece of his own skin surgically removed and mounted on a $500,ooo 24~karat gold band. You can see it here, if you’re so inclined. Another designer has started creating jewelry from finger and toe nail clippings. It’s called “Human Ivory”. You can see it here, if you’re so inclined. When you first see it, it kinda looks like shells or something and then you realize, it’s human “scales”. I just threw up in my mouth. A lot.

What had you scratchin’ your head this week?

  • Stacy Artis

    Definitely a “yea!” for the waiter.
    I am sick of the if-I-get-a-million-likes posts no matter what they are supposed to get. Getting a million likes isn’t going to get you a darn thing except attention. 😛
    The “human ivory” is pretty if you didn’t know what it was. The ring is just beyond creepy. All I could think when I saw it was “My Precious…”

    • LOL at “My Precious”, that is just too funny and oh so true.

  • HollyM

    Yeah for the waiter.
    Boo for the FB puppy pimpers.
    Yick for the “art”.

    • Right? People just are….

  • We need more good people in the world like that waiter. What was that family thinking? I can just imagine how the children in that family act. Fist bump to you, Daenel, for points two and three. Parents need to remember that puppies need a lot of attention and time just like bunnies and chicks at Easter. The “human ivory” thing is just gross. I almost threw up after reading that.

    • I wish it worked both ways – tolerance when it comes to pencil needs kids (any kids for that matter) and discipline rom caregivers. I just think there’s a general air of rudeness that has become prevalent and it needs to end.

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