Mother Katie Leach was at a restaurant called Texas Roadhouse with her 10-month-old, whose new favorite thing is yelling excitedly at every provocation. Getting through a meal under those conditions sounds difficult enough, but then the table behind her decided to help out by putting down a passive-aggressive note in front of her.
Then they went and sat back down again. Okay, clearly that's the handwriting of a mental patient, because if you're going to hand someone a note like that, you better crab walk the hell out of there immediately after! Katie Leach says she went to talk with the two middle-aged women at the complaining table, to explain her son is going through a phase and she's trying her best to teach him, but their response was that their grandchildren would never act out like that. Their imaginary perfect grandchildren who live in, ohhhhh, Canada, maybe.
But then the tables turned!
Leach says she talked with the manager of Texas Roadhouse, who Leach says apologized for the way her family was treated. Leach says the manager told the two women they could finish their dinner, but then had to leave quietly. She says he explained he had two children himself. The manager, according to Leach, paid for Leach's meal and said her family is welcome to return to Texas Roadhouse anytime.
"We're in the hospitality business. We want all our guests to have a great experience," said Travis Doster, a spokesman for Texas Roadhouse. "We were voted one of the loudest restaurants by Consumer Reports. We are proud to be loud. If you want to hear clinking wine glasses and clinking forks, then this probably isn't the place for you."