The other day on Facebook, there was an interesting conversation started by my friend Meagan at Sunshine and Sippy Cups. She had gone out to eat with her family and the waiter made a highly inappropriate comment to her daughter….let me explain!
The waiter had been playing with her toddler as he passed by. Making little comments, playing peek-a-boo, etc. You know, all those things the waiters try to do to get on your good side so you leave them a good tip. I get it. My kids enjoy the fun waiters, so it makes sense to me. If it keeps my kids entertained and not grumpy, I am all for it!
This waiter went one step too far. He was a younger guy, probably in his early 20′s….not that it matters, but just to help with the visualization I guess. He reached over, tickled Meagan’s daughter and calls her a “sexy girl”. No joke. Who says that to a toddler? How is a toddler sexy?
Now I have been around a lot of people that refer to their children as sexy and while it doesn’t make sense to me, it isn’t a big deal to them. I have heard people refer to their toddler sons as “sexy little man” and things like that.
Why would you say that?
Meagan wasn’t sure what to think after this ordeal. She asked everyone’s opinion and it ended up in a debate. Did the waiter mean it in a sexual way? Probably not. He was being playful. Should he have said that? Absolutely not. Should he be reported? You bet ‘cha! The restaurant manager needs to know.
I asked my husband what he would do if a waiter called our daughter sexy and he said he would have punched him right there in the restaurant.
What would you do if a waiter referred to your toddler as sexy?