Diner owner yells at screaming two-year-old in her restaurant - and people are APPLAUDING her

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Marcy's Diner viral story
Image: Facebook/Marcy's Diner

Like many social media users, when mum Tara Carson had a bad experience at a local restaurant, she took to Facebook to vent her frustrations.

However, rather than the usual mix-up with the orders or food arriving cold, she had a rather more serious accusation to make against the establishment. Writing on the page for Marcy's Diner in Portland Maine, Tara posted:

'I had the worst experience at this restaurant. The owner is an absolute lunatic and screamed in the face of my almost 2 year old child bc she was crying. Who in their right mind would behave like this unless you are deranged.'

'You have a problem with a child crying then you are not suitable to run a business.'

Tara's now-deleted Facebook post in full

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'If it bothered you so much you should have spoken to me and not traumatized my child by screaming in her face. May karma bite you in the a@@.'

Darla Neugebauer, the owner of the diner, commented back, but rather than issue an apology, she left a rather sweary response to Tara's post, justifying her actions.

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It becomes clear that the order, of three full-size pancakes, was taking longer than usual to arrive, and the child in question has been making noise in the meantime - something Darla was not impressed with.

'After your 4th attempt to shut her up I asked you to pack up either your rotten child or take the so important pancakes to go.......but NNNNOOOOOOO you just sit there & let your f*cking screaming kid go! & p*ss off my staff & my patrons!' she wrote. 'And guess what.? She shut the f*ck up after I yelled from 5 feet away!'

When the post started gaining attention online, Darla then posted an explanation of her actions:

Image: Facebook/Marcy's Diner

Since the story broke, commenters have arrived on the diner's Facebook page in droves - some with words of support for Tara and her child, but many saying that Darla 'did the right thing'. 'I'm not from there but I need a plane ticket to Maine to shake this woman's hand! I applaud u for standing your grounds and not letting your customers get pissed off and leave because of someone who can't control their kids,' one commenter said.

'Good job I wish more people would stand up to parents that wont stop there kids from acting up in public I have two kids myself and would never let my kids act that way if anything I would leave so the other people can enjoy there meal', another agreed.

Others concur with the support, saying;'Whenever I visit your state I'm making sure I have breakfast/lunch there! You Rock!'

Local news stations have since interviewed Darla, but she stands by her actions.

'I slammed my hands on the table and said, ‘This needs to stop’ — meaning her screaming — and I pointed at her and she looked at me and she stopped. I might have used poor judgment,' she said in an interview with KVUE, 'but I wouldn’t say I was sorry, because it stopped. When things stop, it’s usually a good thing.'

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