The first Xmas controversy has occurred.
Met mother for breakfast at cafe.
I never go to anywhere I like with her because she is invariably rude unless she has found the place herself and is showing it to us.
The owner of the place I used to go to in Cleveland once came out to ask me to speak to my mother about her behaviour to the waitresses. she'd made them cry last time she was there when there was a mistake on her order.
She was in one of her moods and being disparaging of her grand children.
Cafe said couldn't swap spinach for tomato as garnish. Would have to buy as side.
Step father forgot to get senior discount at time and they said couldn't do after fact.
Mother couldn't let go being denied her garnish of choice and was loudly declaring would complain to franchise.
Mother than decided her coffee was served cold.
Mother then was rude to waitress bring food.
Loudly complained she had not been given gluten free bread and declared "that's disgusting! Disgusting!" And to take it away.
I haven't had much sleep and don't cope with her behaviour in cafes at best of times. So I left.
Have retreated home, like the coward I am, but stopped and gave my sister the headsup first.
The thing is ... The complaints were fair enough. There is no reason they shouldn't be able to swap some spinach for a tomato, and I think they should have given the senior discount afterwards.
I wonder if she decided to leave and made a scene demanding her money back?
I wonder if she ended up being asked to leave?
They are both possibilities.
Or it may have just fizzled out into weeping.
It's too early to start drinking isn't it?