02 September, 2007

Tactful Waiter (In Singapore) Dissuading Woman From Breast-Feeding In Public

"I'm sorry ma'am, there's no outside food allowed."

OVERHEARD BY J LIM

16 comments:

LKBM said...

She told him to bugger off, I hope.

Cali said...

You'd think in the oh-so-p.c. city of SF that even the lowliest of waiters would know that women have the right, by law, to breastfeed their children anywhere they damn well please!

Tim said...

It actually was overheard in Singapore.

tAnYeTTa said...

what in the world???????????

Sue said...

Why? Why? It's hard to believe. I hope she gave him right...

Indira said...

Shows his presence of mind.and sense of humor.. well he mightve gt good on his face!!! if he wasnt tactful enough!!!

newyorkunicycleblog said...

I wrote about a breat-feeding incident that happened at our public pool. In New York State, breastfeeding (and topless bathing) are perfectly legal. Here is a link to my piece about the incident:
http://newpaltz.blogspot.com/2007/07/exploding-peaches.html

I hope the waiter was politely told to fuck off, tho in Singapore, anything goes.

Diya G. said...

Rude, but funny!

Miss Hayley said...

Haha, this is great.

Amanda said...

Okay, that's funny...

Gail said...

It's amazing how a joke for some can touch a nerve for others. I proudly, but discreetly breast-fed my children. If I had to do it in public, I did--whether or not "outside food" was permitted.

Gambits from Gail

Artemis said...

I find it slightly amusing...although I did hope she told him to screw off or something of the sort.

The Bear Maiden said...

Even though it's sad... (I breastfed two and a half years, and I've nursed in public. Hey, even at my job, at my desk, talking to my boss! I was more unnerved than he was. But anyway.

That was freakin' hilarious.

Barb said...

I don't think that his intentions were bad; maybe misplaced. and I believe he was only trying to make the woman feel confortable.

yankeebaby said...

ha thats kinda funny.Rude but if she wasn't being discreet she had something comin' to her.

Delta of Air said...

I'm ok with it as long as the have a blanket covering themselves up, I know this one lady who practically takes off her shirt for her child. Disgusting.