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patricknett t1_j3zuc80 wrote

I’ve said my piece all over the internet. Those that still continue to send negative comments, bash, etc. I totally understand. I accept responsibility for my actions, and understand there are consequences. If my restaurant suffers from it, or whether I keep getting hate comments, etc. I understand, those are the consequences.

2 things I will say, and I will just leave it at that and hope we can all move on from this.

  1. Please keep my family out of it. Wishing death upon my kids is crossing the line. I get wanting me to suffer, or my business to suffer, but kids are innocent, let’s leave them out of it. (No, no one from Reddit. But FB has had a couple)

  2. No matter how much negativity or shade is thrown my way, it will not change who I am or what I do. I will continue to do good by our community. I will pray and wish everyday that most can find it in their hearts to one day forgive me. Those that gave me a chance to make it right and were able to forgive me, I appreciate you. I’m sorry if I made anyone doubt my intentions, and I promise you my heart is and always will be in the right place.


Substantial-Guide625 t1_j4g4foy wrote

So you will continue to profiteer on tragedy? Patrick, I have been a customer of yours for 20 plus years. This whole incident knowing both sides and seeing you dance around doing what you said you would do for months after you inserted yourself unasked and unwelcome to tragedy and made it worse has destroyed any credibility you have with myself and many other Business and Social leaders in Springfield Missouri.

I remember when I was going to college and was car less after the military and would pass by Thai Express on Bennett and Glenstone when biking to school or work, your Father always made sure I was fed and safe, he even helped me get rides when it was raining that fall. He never asked for a dime beyond the standard 5-6 bucks for a plate of noodles and chicken.

Amazing how far the apple has fallen from the tree, sad.


Ozarkian_Tritip t1_j4271t9 wrote

What about the family who got death threats from your cult on Facebook?

All you do is me, me , me. You did everything you did to be cryptic and spread hate. All you had to do was...

Hey I promised a family money from a fundraiser I did 8 months ago. I forgot about it got behind on stuff and it caught up with me in the most embarrassing way possible. I apologize and have written a check for money owed plus an additional $500 for being aloof. In the future I will do x y and z to ensure this doesn't happen again.

But no, you posted a cryptic post and made things 100 times worse.

Poor You!

Go cry to your cult of personality page.


EcoAffinity t1_j4296v2 wrote

I didn't see death threats to the family. Certainly very shitty comments from shitty people who probably go to a mega church on Sunday and generally feel proud of themselves, but I didn't see death threats. You keep saying you don't care, and this whole situation isn't going to keep you from going to the restaurant, but man are you committed to commenting on everything like it's your own personal vendetta.


Ozarkian_Tritip t1_j42bonm wrote

You're right. I told myself I was done with this and then I got a notification of this comment and it rubbed me the wrong way. I just found it to be incredibly douchey. That's on me, I should just let it go. Let the man be a douchebag.

Obviously there is something I'm taking personally about this and that's a personal fault.


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patricknett t1_j400e5e wrote

I can’t win here. I have received at least 10 comments from people to stop posting because everyone thinks I’m using it for my publicity. Then if I’m more quiet, I get more comments like yours. It doesn’t matter what I do, everyone that’s upset with me will find a reason to fault me again, and again, and again.

What’s important here is i did right by the family. They accepted my apology, and I have offers my support to them letting them and their lawyer know that I will be there for them for anything they need.

I don’t expect you to understand not being in my shoes. But I’m doing what I can for the family, whether you see it or not


the_honeyman t1_j41nkow wrote

Man, fuck the haters.

Your track record speaks for itself. You fucked up, took responsibility for it when called out, took your lumps, and made it right. I hope this doesn't discourage you from continuing to do what you do for the community.


Cloud_Disconnected t1_j41w4zb wrote

I saw the comment Patrick is responding to last night before it was deleted or removed. That person was completely out of line to the point of unhinged. He shouldn't spend any time worrying about their opinion.