A baby was banished from a fast-food joint in Missouri, in the USA, recently.
Not for any of the partly understandable reasons that babies might be ejected from a restaurant.
The six-month-old wasn't crying, or puking, or chewing the furniture. No. She just didn't have any shoes on.
What? Yes, really. The baby, her mum and grandmother were told to leave the Burger King in Sunset Hills because the manager said the little girl's bare feet were a "health hazard", a report by Fox News in St Louis said.
The baby's mother, Jennifer Frederich, told the restaurant manager her daughter Kaylin's feet were clean, as she's too young to actually walk.
The family were eating at the fast-food joint as part of an outing of their church youth group, and had stopped off on their way to a Christian concert, Rock the River.
Jennifer said she offered to put socks on her baby's feet but he actually threatened to call the police. Yes. On a baby's feet. What do you imagine he would have said to the cops?
The bewildered mother said the whole thing was mystifying.
"I think they [Burger King staffers] need to understand it's a baby," she said. "They're not going to be walking around in their dirty, nasty feet."
The poor woman hadn't even bought any shoes for her child yet. There's not a lot of point for a six-month-old, surely.
Apparently Burger King has now apologised to the family, saying an employee took the restaurant's "no shirt, no shoes, no service" policy too far. D'ya think?
Burger King released a statement reading: "Our franchisee, which independently owns and operates this restaurant, apologizes for this guest's experience.
"The franchisee is retraining his restaurant team on the proper use of the 'no shoes' policy."
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