Four-Year-Old Banned from Donut Shop for Asking If Patron Is Pregnant

by Ian Tuttle

There is something to be said for social graces, but the reaction of the Donut Inn in Monroe, Conn., goes way overboard. WFSB-Hartford reports:

Kids say the darndest things, but one local inquisitive 4-year-old boy asked a question that got him banned from a Monroe doughnut shop.

“We were screamed at in front of the door, ‘he’s not allowed in here, he’s rude’,” said Rebecca Denham as she described her experience at the Doughnut Inn on Tuesday morning.

Denham said her son, Justin Otero, asked a woman at the doughnut shop if she had a baby in her belly.

When the woman said ‘No’ Otero apologized, and his mother said she was mortified.

“My response was ‘Oh my goodness, I’m so embarrassed, I’m so sorry’,” Denham said.

While the woman said it was ‘no problem,’ the managers at the Doughnut Inn were not as forgiving.

When Denham and her son walked in the shop Tuesday morning, they were allegedly told to leave.

“She said, ‘he’s not allowed in here,’ and I looked around, and said, ‘him?’ and she said ‘yeah, he’s rude’,” Denham said.

“He’s rude.” No, he’s FOUR. Denham says she and her son will no longer be patronizing the Donut Inn.

For those whose age would not excuse asking this question, Jonah Goldberg has a handy graphic to help you avoid an awkward situation.

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