Friday, January 8, 2016

It's time for mistletoe and...Holly?

For reasons well known to any football fan, we're not fond of Indianapolis, Indiana, temporary home of the Baltimore Colts. And if you need another reason to find that town loathsome, meet local resident Holly Jones, a hairdresser by trade.

Holly and her party posse went to a bistro called Kilroy's on New Year's Eve.  She and her cohorts must have been having a big ol' time, because she mentions that their tab came to more than $700.

All of this is fine; even people who live in godforsaken Indiagoddamnapolis deserve to ring in the new year.  But we found out about how much they spend because Holly went on the Facebook page of Kilroy's Bar 'N' Grill to complain that she felt she received scant, shoddy service that night and says the staff told her "someone dying was more important than (she and the people with whom she was eating)." Problem was, she felt inconvenienced because EMS had to attend to a patient in the restaurant.  And that woman's medical problems took the attention of the staff away from Holly.  Can you imagine?

In the post, Jones said that the woman was an addict suffering from an overdose.

But the woman being treated is in her 70s and was having a heart attack.

Those are the kind words of Holly Jones, bitter hairdresser.

Here is the posted reply from Chris Burton, bar manager:

"Thanks for reaching out! We love feedback, whether it be positive or negative. I especially like feedback like this so others can see the disgusting people that we have to deal with sometimes.

"First of all, the 'overdosing junkie' that you speak of was a 70-plus-year-old woman who had a heart attack. Thankfully she was finally revived at the hospital and survived. It sounds like you were very concerned about her so I thought you should know. 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 can completely understand why you think being intoxicated (expletives) that didn't understand your bill should take priority over human life.

"I especially appreciate you making your server (who doesn't curse) cry as well. I'm sure she really enjoyed working on New Year's Eve just to deal with people such as yourself. I personally had to leave a show to take a phone call from an emotional manager telling me someone died at Kilroy's and that other employees were not doing so well dealing with this. (At the time they didn't know that she was going to make it.) So I understand how inconvenient this was to your night.

"But honestly, I'm glad to hear you won't be coming back to Kilroy's because we wouldn't want anyone as coldhearted and nasty as you returning. I appreciate anyone who chooses to spend their money at Kilroy's until they act like you. You can take your money anywhere else after that, and I won't lose a second of sleep over it. Happy New Year!"

The following predictable events have occurred since:

  • Jones claims someone took control of her phone and posted the offensive screed.  She might as well have claimed that chickens have lips.
  • The restaurant is getting favorable mentions all over the world
  • Serenity Salon, the hair place where Jones butchers  cuts people's hair, is getting calls and texts complaining about her, which is hardly fair, but that's the world as we have it.
  • On a good note, Tohnna Wymer, the daughter of the heart attack victim, has started a GoFundMe page to defray medical bills for her mom, who is still in critical care ICU at Methodist Hospital in Indy.

Serenity Salon has donated $500 to the page. 

I wonder if Ms Jones has given any thought to refraining from posting after a big night out, or, to follow her story, making sure that no one gets hold of her phone.  

Uh huh.

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