Two friends and I went to “Pepper’s” one day right before the dinner rush. We were seated in a booth and one of my friends had the misfortune of being back-to-back to a girl (about age 6) who was practically bouncing off the walls of the booth she shared with her mother, who was basically ignoring what she was doing. On the shelf on top of the seat that my friend shared with this girl was a potted palm-type plant.
The potted plant stayed where it was until we had just ordered our drinks. Then, eventually, the girl tried to climb over the top of the seat and ended up knocking the potted plant down and, unfortunately, it ended up landing right on my friend. It literally looked like the plant was attacking him. The mother saw the entire thing and her reaction was to tell her daughter “don’t do that.” She didn’t even get up from her seat.
Luckily the waiter was nearby and saw the entire thing. We ended up moving tables and the mother and daughter ended up leaving shortly thereafter, seemingly totally oblivious to people in our area of the restaurant glaring at them.