A cafe owner decided to kick a family out her restaurant because the woman’s two children were too messy.
Lorraine MacDuff, who owns the Rainy Days Caffe which is based in Washington’s Lake Stevens, then decided that the best way to deal with the situation would be to update her Facebook page with an image of their crumbs.
Rainy Days Caffe posted the picture alongside the caption, “Like to take a moment right now to thank our customers with small children whose kids don’t make a mess. A couple of ladies came in today and this is the mess their children made.”
As you would expect, furious mothers have reacted to MacDuff’s message with outrage, and they have started to attack her and her cafe.
MacDuff told Q13 Fox, “Somebody threatened to drag me behind their tuck. I’ve had people threaten to picket my business.” The entrepreneur added that the photo was supposed to be funny and snarky, but she eventually apologized by writing on Facebook that she was sorry for “any embarrassment [the photo] might have caused anyone.”
Here’s a photo of the mess that was posted to Facebook:
The mother of the children involved, Mrs Poore, whose husband is currently serving abroad in the military, confirmed that she had purchased scones for her children before stating, “I had my one-year-old in my lap and my three-year-old sitting in the chair next to me.”
Mrs MacDuff apparently came up to Mrs Poore and told her that an employee would be coming over and vacuuming up the mess immediately, before explaining that they’d just spent over $50 cleaning the carpets and that she was unhappy with the dirt on the floor. Poole then added that Mrs MacDuff warned her that if she decided to come back to the cafe, to not bring her kids. Mrs Poole hasn’t accepted her apology, and instead has labelled it as half an apology.