Monday, March 12, 2007

I can only imagine what a monster this child will be, given the parents

This educational story comes to us from the Naples News, via the Insane Waiter:

"A former Naples city councilman was sentenced today to undergo a psychological examination and take anger management classes after pleading no contest to spitting on two women at a restaurant in December.

Gary Galleberg pleaded to the misdemeanor charge of battery this afternoon before Collier County Judge Mike Carr. Galleberg, a former Naples vice mayor, also must fulfill 50 hours of community service, pay a $500 fine and serve six months of probation. . . .

Several affidavits . . . say a table of eight women were . . . dining outside Blu Sushi, when Galleberg’s daughter [aged four, who was dining inside the restaurant with her parents] banged on the restaurant window for at least 10 minutes. A woman at the table, Rebecca King, 27, gestured for the girl to stop, then motioned to Kristen Galleberg, who didn’t understand. So King went inside and asked Galleberg to stop her daughter and she apologized for the behavior.

“A little while later, I was startled when I heard very loud banging on the window,” King’s affidavit says. “I turned around to see the woman banging on the window as hard as she could. She sat back down and gave a coy little wave. We ignored it and went back to talking. After a few minutes, I was again startled to hear banging on the window,” her affidavit says. “This time it was the husband banging as hard as he could.”

They asked management to have [the Galleberg family] leave, but were told they were regulars and it was the holiday season. About 45 minutes later, they said, the Gallebergs were leaving, when Galleberg's wife insulted King and Galleberg cleared his throat loudly and spit on them and their food.
Galleberg, a former corporate lawyer from New York, is now a private investor and serves on the board of directors of WashingtonFirst Bank in Washington, D.C. He served on Naples City Council from 2000 to 2004, when he ran for mayor."

10 comments:

tantowi said...

Profile of a binge drinker:
1.THE PERSON DRINKS A LARGE AMOUNT OF ALCOHOL (FIVE OR MORE DRINKS IN A ROW ON A SINGLE OCCASION)
2.THE PERSON HAS TROUBLE STOPPING ONCE HE OR SHE STARTS.
3.THE PERSON SAYS OR DOES THINGS THAT HE OR SHE LATER REGRETS.
4.THE PERSON'S PERSONALITY CHANGES DRAMATICALLY WHEN HE OR SHE DRINKS.
5.THE PERSON TAKES RISKS OR DOES DANGEROUS THINGS.
6.THE PERSON CAN'T REMEMBER THINGS THAT HAPPENED WHEN HE OR SHE WAS DRINKING.
7.THE PERSON KEEPS DRINKING AFTER DRINKING EPISODES HAVE CAUSED PROBLEMS.
8.THE PERSON IS UNCOMFORTABLE WITHOUT ALCOHOL.

Green said...

WOW. "What an asshole" doesn't even begin to say it. Why on earth would these parents not realize that by letting their kid interrupt other diner's meals, it would eventually have to interrupt their own when somebody complains?

hughman said...

aside from the fact (according to tantowi) that i may be a binge drinker, i've never SPIT at anyone!

what kind of adult (especially a parent with a child in tow) spits??!? omg! talk about cheap white christmas trash. what are you. a camel??

i'm sure iris would think it's "totally inappropriate". at which we would all walk away, noses in the air.

the Drunken Housewife said...

Thanks for sharing, Tantowi, but do not worry. I am fine.

I do wish you would get over your unhealthy reliance upon the caps lock, though.

hughman said...

oh. i thought tantowi was referring to the spitter man.

doh!

the Drunken Housewife said...

I thought it was someone triggered by the name "Drunken Housewife", thus my somewhat snarky response. I'll suck up to Tantowi if I am wrong, heh.

venessa said...

Sounds like someone has entitlement issues! :) Really, who spits at people? Gross.

Spill the Beans said...

And this is why we prefer it when the New Yawkers stay in New Yawk.

Signed,

A Floridian

Spill the Beans said...

And, DW...nice rebuttal to tantowi. :) Made me snicker.

Drunken Housewife said...

Why, thank YOU. smooches, DH