A woman whose New Year’s Eve was “ruined” at an Indiana bar vented her frustration on the restaurant’s Facebook page the next day, hoping someone would lend a sympathetic ear to the woeful story of her night. You see, someone almost died of a heart attack that evening. Which brings us to the real tragedy: While the victim was being revived by paramedics, the real victim says the distraught servers messed up her “700+” bill. The woman’s rant (and a bar manager’s snappy response) got popular online and made regional news, and she’s now deleted her Facebook account. Her 2016 is off to an excellent start.
“"I will never go back to this location for New Year’s Eve!!! After the way we were treated when we spent 700+ and having our meal ruined by watching a dead person being wheeled out from an overdose my night has been ruined!!!” the woman wrote, single-handedly exhausting the entire U.S. supply of exclamation points for the year after only one day.
“The manager also told us someone dying was more important than us being there making us feel like our business didn’t matter, but I guess allowing a Junkie in the building to overdose on your property is more important than paying customers who are spending a lot of money!!”
But the dying person, the victim described as a “junkie” by this important, high-rolling customer who spent New Year’s at Kilroy’s in Indianapolis, was not a junkie at all. She was a 70-year-old woman, a fellow "paying customer" who had suffered a heart attack. And she didn’t die, thanks to EMTs, although our ranter makes it clear that’s not the important part.
Bar manager Chris Burton told the real story in his snarky response on Facebook, explaining that “This poor lady, who was celebrating New Year’s Eve with her husband and son, had to be placed on the floor of a completely packed bar and have her shirt removed in front of everyone so the paramedics could work on her”
“But I completely understand why you think being intoxicated (expletive) that didn’t understand your bill should take priority over a human life.”
“Log off” and “Delete your account” are common refrains when someone says a gross and unpardonable thing on the internet, but in this case, the ranting woman with the ruined New Year actually did it. Apparently, the public’s scorn was just too much for her.
A representative for the bar told Chicago’s WGN that they’d prefer if people didn’t try to track down the angry customer — which makes sense, because their own manager had already delivered the definitive burn.