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Owner of Blind Bay restaurant who was screamed at by irate man has no hard feelings

Image Credit: FACEBOOK/Amanda Toms
August 09, 2020 - 6:00 PM

No hard feelings.

That’s the attitude the owner of the Chinese Garden Restaurant in Blind Bay is taking in the aftermath of a vicious tongue lashing that was filmed this week and has since gone viral.

The owner, who asked that his name be withheld, said the restaurant was busy the day of the incident.

“Sometimes somebody (is) waiting for a long time,” he said.

“Dinner time rush hour is very busy but most (customers) wait. We need time to prepare.”

He said he’s not unfamiliar with the man who can be seen yelling, and said his friends have since come in and apologized.

Others are also offering kind words and gestures of goodwill.

“People are phoning and tell me about it, someone (talked) to me and (told) me not to worry about it, and (they brought) flowers,” he said.

“It’s nice. We’re busy. I say ‘no problem.’”

The video of a man screaming at Shuswap restaurant staff after he experienced a delay with his food order was posted to Facebook by Amanda Toms Aug. 7 and it has since gone viral.

“(I ordered) an hour ago, and you’re not making my food,” the man screams.

After the staff person tries to hand him a bag of food, the man replies “I don’t f—ing care anymore! I’ve got to go feed my two-year-old. F— you! If you can’t take orders, tell people you can’t!”

The video has been seen thousands of times and  even gained the attention of American tabloid publication TMZ.

Alongside the video they wrote, “If people are losing it in Canada, we're in big trouble.”

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