"Today in Overreactions" is brought to you in part by a donut shop in Monroe, Connecticut where a 4-year-old boy was banned for asking another customer if she was pregnant. Here’s the thing; she wasn’t.
Awkward Seal has no words.
Rebecca Denham took her son Justin to the Doughnut Inn on a recent morning when the inquisitive little fellow asked a woman in the store if she had a baby in her belly. Normally this would be adorable. However the woman replied “No.” It turns out it was just a lot of donuts, maybe a few delicious bear claws, but no babies.
“If there's any question whether a woman's pregnant or not, just don't say shit about it.” -Key and Peele
Denham was super embarrassed and mortified, and apologized to the woman who said it was “no problem.” However when they returned for more donuts the manager of the Doughnut Inn yelled at them in the doorway saying “he’s not allowed in here, he’s rude!”
You know he’s 4, right?
The manager told them donut come back. Get it? Donut come back. Come on! Needless to say it was a bit of an overreaction to ban a toddler for asking an awkward question. So in response the mother called the local news and got the whole story on television. I guess in an attempt to shame the Doughnut Inn?
Which was a bigger overreaction? Now everyone knows that this kid asked some fat lady if she was pregnant in a donut shop. Some people will be quick to exploit this weird news story and it will spread around the internet quicker than the glaze on a glazed donut right out of the oven. The other week we heard about the guy who fell asleep at the Yankees game and is now suing ESPN for putting him on camera and mocking him. Now way more people saw the clip of him passed out like a lump in the baseball stadium. She should have just let the whole thing go. Honestly… it donut matter. Sorry.
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