Waitress Was Threatened By A Gun When Questioned Him For Not Wearing The Mask.
My boyfriend and I both currently work in (different) restaurants. I work as a server, and he works as a bar manager.
Yesterday, he came home from work and was fairly distant and quiet. I could tell his mind was elsewhere. So, I prodded a little bit over the course of a few hours, as I was concerned for him.
Well, when he opened up…I was shocked.
Yesterday, a family of 5 walked into his restaurant, and the father wasn’t wearing a mask. Currently, his restaurant requires that everyone wears a mask while entering the building, walking around the building, working, or leaving the building. And they hold to it.
So, a young teenage hostess asked the father if he had a mask…they have masks to provide to guests should they not have one.
The mother answered “Oh! He doesn’t wear a mask.” And chuckled.
The father…then lifted his shirt, revealing a gun on his hip, and stated “When you have one of these, you don’t need a mask!”
The hostess made a quick and smart decision…she de-escalated the situation and sat the family at a table closest to the door.
She then immediately informed my boyfriend and the front of house manager of what happened.
Both managers assessed the situation, and decided to call the police. When the police showed up, they escorted the father to the parking lot. A few minutes later, the father re-entered the building, spoke with his family quietly, and they left the restaurant.
Can you imagine being a teenager making minimum wage, being threatened by a grown man with a gun…over a mask being required on private property??
He literally threatened a teenager with a gun in order to gain access to private property…all because he didn’t want to comply with restaurant’s mask requirements, which are in line with current CDC recommendations and government mandates…
The hostess must be terrified to go back to work!
I’m terrified to go back to work at my restaurant!
My boyfriend worries if the father will retaliate, and if others will act as the father did…
I’ve rarely worried for my safety at work or the safety of others…but, f**k this guy for making so many people so fearful just to go to work, pay their bills, and live their lives!