A Denny’s worker quit out of frustration after a pair of maskless patrons walked into the diner and demanded to be seated.
The men were apparently already filming before they began to speak with the Denny’s worker, seemingly expecting a confrontation. In the video that the men filmed, the employee tells them they need to be wearing a face mask.
One of the men tells her they have a “religious exemption” before fumbling to say they “just don’t want to wear a mask.”
The employee responds by reiterating that they are required to wear a mask. The man then claims they are covered by the “Civil Rights Act of 1964,” which, according to Newsweek, “does not guarantee your entry into any particular business establishment.”
“You know what? I quit!” the employee says. “I f*cking quit! What is wrong with you people?”
She walks away from the men, slamming the menus she was holding down on a table.
“Roger, I’m not working for this sh*t anymore!” she says. “These guys won’t put their masks on. I’m sick of feeling like this!”
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The men, unwilling to let up, accuse the worker of “discriminating” against them. “I’m not discriminating against you,” she responds.
The apparent manager then steps in to tell the men they “can’t come in without a mask.” “The governor said ‘no mask, no service,'” the manager continues, while the employee can be seen grabbing her handbag to leave.
The men try to argue with the manager as well, once again claiming they have a religious exemption. “No. Not here,” the manager says.
“OK. Then, you lost our business,” the man says before they walk out.
The incident seemingly occurred in September, according to a date stamp featured on the video. However, it is just now going viral after being posted to Reddit on Tuesday.
The video comes the same day a Cosmopolitan report was published, detailing the surge in bad behavior restaurant workers are having to deal with amid the pandemic. One of the four workers the magazine spoke to, a restaurant worker named Madeline Hurwitz, said “there’s just been a huge uptick in entitlement. Americans think it’s their right to be served.”
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