Maine Diner Owner Yells at Crying Toddler

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Maine Diner Owner Yells at Crying Toddler

diner owner yells at crying child

Sorry, not sorry. That was essentially the response the owner of a Maine diner gave after she yelled at a toddler who would not stop crying.

Darla Neugebauer claimed the two year-old had been crying non-stop for 40 minutes while her parents talked and largely ignored her.  

Despite the backlash on social media - with many people vowing to never again eat at Marcy's Diner again - some feel sympathetic to Neugebauer. 

While there's absolutely no doubt she should not have shouted at the child, her frustration was somewhat understandable.  

The girl's parents claimed that her crying was normal while waiting a long time for food, yet by all accounts they did little to try to placate their daughter or even feed her when the pancakes arrived.  

It was at this point that Neugebauer cracked, slammed her hands on the counter and told the tot to “shut the hell up.” A crazy, disgraceful thing to do. 

Yes, children sometimes cry when they are hungry. But if you are in a public place, you don't just let them go at it for close to an hour. Maybe you ask staff for some bread or a small snack to tie them over, or you ask for their meal to come first. You bring out a toy or some other diversion. You cuddle them. If that doesn't work, you get up and take them outside for a while.  
If all else fails - and your child has passed the point of no return, like mine has on a couple occasions - you call it a day, grab the bill, pack up your food, and leave.   
It's not rocket science. This owner lashed out in a totally reprehensible way when she should have appealed to the parents instead.  
The child in this case was simply being a child, while all the adults involved behaved badly.
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Doctor Posts Selfie Taken During Patient's Labour

"Lady I can deliver your baby but first let me take a selfie"

Doctor Posts Selfie Taken During Patient's Labour

Doctors taking selfies with patients

There's a time and a place for everything, especially when it comes to taking selfies. It was bad enough when a bunch of world leaders snapped pics of themselves here, but a Venezuelan doctor-in-training has taken the craze to a new low.   

"Lady I can deliver your baby but first let me take a selfie," captioned student obstetrician Daniel Sanchez on Instagram.

It's not clear whether Sanchez had the birthing woman's permission to take or post the photo, in which her genitals are pixellated out. 

Still, a petition with thousands of signatures is rightly urging the hospital to investigate his actions: 

"It is absolutely unacceptable and illegal to take pictures of the women or babies admitted to the Maternity Services without their knowledge and without their consent," reads the petition.

"It is just simply inappropriate in the professional interaction. And to them (sic) publish it on social media with sexually discriminatory comments it is extremely worrying and an embarrassment to any hospital." 

Sanchez's Instagram account is no longer public. However, he's not the only one into taking labour selfies. How anyone can think this is a good idea is beyond me. 

And the captions on images of doctors posing between various women's open legs range are enough are stomach churning. 

"My favourite place in the world <3" wrote one doctor, while another accompanied the hashtags "#fourthdegree #episiotomy #episiorrhapy" with the words "a rockstar is born." 

Labour is an intensely private and intimate event. Even if a woman consents - and consent she must - and even if her lady bits aren't visible, selfies are just not cool. 

I get that obstetricians, like any other skilled professional, are proud of what they do. So why not pose with the baby or the happy mom afterward? 

Grinning like a fool with your head at the business end of birth - as the doctor in the equation - shows a lack of fundamental discretion and professional integrity. 

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WATCH: Joseph Gordon-Levitt's "Sexy Motha" Celebrates MILFs

"'cause a woman with a child always drives me wild"

WATCH: Joseph Gordon-Levitt's "Sexy Motha" Celebrates MILFs

Joseph Gordon Levitt

Joseph Gordon-Levitt's fan base just grew exponentially after the actor-musician released a parody video on his Facebook page prior to its airing on Hit Show on TV. 

Made in collaboration with The Gregory Brothers, "Sexy Motha" celebrates the single MILFs out there, and it's basically the best thing since... the last thing JGL did. 

Gordon-Levitt is a Hollywood darling, but you may not have known just how funny he could be. 

In the video he channels Justin Timberlake via "Stacey's mom's got it going on" to relay an important message - namely that guys have evolved since the "caveman" days and should therefore think outside the box when it comes to what makes a woman attractive: 

I like a girl who likes to eat organic, read Dr Seuss out loud
And if she's putting love into it when she's raising her child
I want to combine our two names right now.

... 'cause a woman with a child always drives me wild.

The video is hilarious, yet many people took its message to heart. Time and again single parents are written off as potential partners. Now moms have expressed their gratitude - and overt lust - to JGL for reminding the world of their sexual value. 

Of course some people missed the joke entirely and took the song at face value: 

"JGL is an outspoken feminist," explained William Hale in a comment. "This video was a hyperbolic commentary on changing out views on beauty and attractiveness. Not a literal endorsement of single mom fetishism." 

As Juanita Camacho said in a comment, "It takes a true man to realize that a strong women [sic] makes man better." 

On that note, I'll leave you to your fantasies:

If you're a mother, let's get our debt restructured
We can pay off our student loans then go upstairs and bone...
If you're a mother, I wanna give your child a brother (or a sister).
I wanna give our chromosomes a happy home.