It seemed that Cindy’s words only made the manager feel cockier because his expression got even more arrogant and cruel. He sternly said that their establishment has policies, and they reserve the right to enforce them. He suggested that they leave immediately. This made it clear this was her and her son’s last chance to get up and leave.
Cindy could barely utter a word in her total shock, but she knew that she couldn’t stand for this kind of abuse and insult, especially when it was directed at her son. She started to get up from the table and grab Callum.
As Cindy raged on, the manager again looked at Callum’s shirt with angry eyes, saying that he was afraid the message on her son’s shirt was offensive and inappropriate. The manager’s tone of voice was cold and cruel, and Cindy was getting angrier by the second.
Confused, Cindy looked at Callum’s shirt for a minute and finally realized what the manager had such a problem with. Now, she really exploded in ire. She could not believe that two adult strangers were bullying her son for such a reason; if she had been angry before, now she was livid, and she wasn’t leaving without a fight.
A Furious Mother
Cindy finally realized what the problem with her son’s shirt was – and she was speechless in disbelief. These people had taken a wonderful message that promoted equality and kindness and turned it into something evil. She was prepared to put up the fight of her life, not only to stand up for her son, but also for what his shirt stood for.
Cindy yelled at the manager even louder that this shirt promotes love and acceptance. How could they possibly find it offensive?! Her voice was breaking with fury and utter disbelief towards the insanity of the situation. These people were not about to get away with that kind of behavior.
As Cindy and the manager’s argument got worse, the other patrons at the restaurant started to notice and stare. Cindy turned red from humiliation, as she noticed that every single person at the restaurant was looking at her and her son. The thought of Callum being the center of this public humiliation just destroyed her.
She wanted to scream at the top of her lungs to denounce this injustice. She was having a wonderful day with her son and all they wanted was to share a nice meal together. How had their day managed to go so wrong for such a ridiculous reason?
Cindy had heard enough, and despite the anger and sadness she felt, she was determined to get her son out of the hostile situation and not let him see how affected she was. She grabbed Callum’s hand and told her son firmly that they don’t need to stay in a place that doesn’t value love and acceptance.
She made sure to say it loud enough for everyone at the restaurant to hear. Under no circumstance did she want her son to feel like he had done something wrong, or to take these cruel people’s words seriously. She was anxious to get Callum as far away from there as possible.