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lynnsaymarie 17 kids; Buffalo, New York 2011 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting lolajessup:" That's just extreme. If they don't want them to sing to them it's one thing but if anothe table chooses to sing why not. Gah."



This! Seriously though, wtf? I think people just complain to be difficult I swear.

Destinite TTC since May 2011; 1 child; 2 angel babies; Florida 30923 posts
29th Nov '12

I say write a letter to the company as well & explain that you will no longer be dining at their restaurant as a result of this.
You'd think they would want you to come eat there for special occasions, but apparently they don't want that anymore.

ChubbyCheekers 2 kids; New York 3117 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting Destinite:" I say write a letter to the company as well & explain that you will no longer be dining at their ... [snip!] ... this. You'd think they would want you to come eat there for special occasions, but apparently they don't want that anymore."

I was thinking about doing just that.



But now I'm curious if other restaurants within the corporation are actually doing the same thing...somebody go to their local Olive Garden or Red Lobster tonight and pretend it's your birthday!

Destinite TTC since May 2011; 1 child; 2 angel babies; Florida 30923 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting Lizplustwo:" I was thinking about doing just that. But now I'm curious if other restaurants within the corporation ... [snip!] ... actually doing the same thing...somebody go to their local Olive Garden or Red Lobster tonight and pretend it's your birthday!"


I wonder what they would write back. In fact, I'd get every adult in your group to write their own letter and send it.
It baffles me that someone was offended by a birthday and singing. I would hope if my husband got one of those letters he'd send them a picture of his middle finger (not really) but tell them if they don't want to hear it, then they should probably dine at home.



ChubbyCheekers 2 kids; New York 3117 posts
29th Nov '12

Maybe Jehovah's Witnesses...don't they not believe in celebrating Birthdays and other holidays?



I've been googling this to see what I could find...I came across a message board post where people were complaining about the singing in restaurants, not even for religious reasons, but just because it bothers them. Some of them were incredibly irritated by it. People like that, I think, need to loosen up. IMO, if you can't endure 5-10 seconds of singing for someone else's celebration and be happy for them, you have some issues.

Destinite TTC since May 2011; 1 child; 2 angel babies; Florida 30923 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting Lizplustwo:" Maybe Jehovah's Witnesses...don't they not believe in celebrating Birthdays and other holidays? I've ... [snip!] ... IMO, if you can't endure 5-10 seconds of singing for someone else's celebration and be happy for them, you have some issues."



I agree & sadly there are a lot of people out there with issues.



That girl Amber +2 2 kids; California 6981 posts
29th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Lizplustwo:</b>" Maybe Jehovah's Witnesses...don't they not believe in celebrating Birthdays and other holidays? I've ... [snip!] ... IMO, if you can't endure 5-10 seconds of singing for someone else's celebration and be happy for them, you have some issues."</blockquote>



But using that logic, people who get offended and write letters because random strangers wont sing to their kids have issues too

ChubbyCheekers 2 kids; New York 3117 posts
29th Nov '12

...No.



Writing a letter to a corporation because one is offended that the corporation is catering to a tiny minority instead of the majority of restaurant patrons that have come to expect a particular service is definitely not the same. It's not as though I go around on the street asking "random strangers" to sing Happy Birthday to DS.



And I said the people that have issues are the people that can't relax enough to let someone else enjoy their celebration without having to make a big deal about it. If a few seconds of singing really bothers you that much, maybe you should just stay home and not ruin it for everyone else. Or take a Xanax first or something.

Blaine Edwards 1 child; Georgia 13858 posts
29th Nov '12

people need beer and quaaludes.
if someone singing happy birthday for 20 seconds makes you complain to a corporation, keep your ass at home.

ChubbyCheekers 2 kids; New York 3117 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting Blaine Edwards:" people need beer and quaaludes. if someone singing happy birthday for 20 seconds makes you complain to a corporation, keep your ass at home."

:!:



Right? And now I have issues because I was disappointed that I didn't get to see the look of delight on DS's face when the whole staff came out singing just for him.



When you're 4, that's a big deal. And I want this birthday to be extra-special for him because his little sister will be here any day...

Blaine Edwards 1 child; Georgia 13858 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting Lizplustwo:" :!: Right? And now I have issues because I was disappointed that I didn't get to see the look of delight ... [snip!] ... 4, that's a big deal. And I want this birthday to be extra-special for him because his little sister will be here any day..."


i'm sorry it didn't work out for him. :(
but, you know, at least olive garden didn't hurt anyone's feelers or irritate any customers. :roll:
next thing you know, there'll be birthday friendly and unfriendly seating in restaurants instead of smoking and non-smoking sections.

ChubbyCheekers 2 kids; New York 3117 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting Blaine Edwards:" i'm sorry it didn't work out for him. :( but, you know, at least olive garden didn't hurt anyone's ... [snip!] ... you know, there'll be birthday friendly and unfriendly seating in restaurants instead of smoking and non-smoking sections. "

Hahaha that's hilarious. Restaurants and r public places will have to have designed singing areas so that people aren't unwillingly subjected to secondhand song...