Two Latina mothers in Washington state are furious after their children had their eyebrows waxed while at daycare. Glenda Maria Cruz and Alyssa Salgado took to Facebook to let their friends and the world know about what happened to their children. The children were at a daycare operated by the Boys and Girls Club in Pasco, Wash., according to Tri-City Herald, when they had their unibrows waxed without the parents’ knowledge.
Glenda Maria Cruz was the first one to publicly post about her disappointment with the daycare.
I really didnt wanna make this a big deal but today my life change i never thought something like these would or could…
According to The Seattle Times, a state investigation into the daycare is underway to figure out what happened and who waxed the children’s eyebrows. The Boys and Girls Club, which runs the daycare, is also looking into the matter. The daycare is at Columbia Basin College and is used by student parents so they can attend class.
An hour later, her friend, Alyssa Salgado, shared a post of her experience as well.
I take my daughter to the CBC Daycare to be cared for while I’m at school trying to focus on graduating! Then I go pick…
“I just want them to figure out who did this to my daughter,” Salgado, who hasn’t been back to class since the incident because she can’t find childcare, told The Seattle Times. “I don’t feel comfortable leaving my children there now. I didn’t think this would get this much attention. It’s hard, but I feel I have to give a voice to the voiceless ’cause these kids can’t speak.”
The mothers are advising other mothers to think twice before leaving their children at this daycare.
There are countless of taco shops in the United States, which means most try to stand out from each other. Whether it’s a cheesy gimmick or cool name, it comes with the territory of operating a taco restaurant. For Tacobook, a small taco business in Everett, Washington, their name and brand inspiration came from one social media network that you may have heard of, Facebook.
Yes, that Facebook. Everything from the name, it’s blue color, lowercase font and logo bared a striking similarity to the social media giant. But three years after Tacobook opened it’s doors, Facebook finally came knocking and told the mom-and-pop restaurant that is must rebrand or face legal trouble.
Back in April, Tacobook received a legal notice from a Beverly Hills law firm citing the business for “unauthorized use of Facebook intellectual property.”
Rigoberto Bastida, 40 and his wife, Deisy Ramos, 31, both spent years saving up money to finally open up Tacobook. It was a dream come true and the restaurant quickly became a favorite among locals and college students for its authenticity and great prices. In the three years since it opened, Tacobook grew from five tables to 10.
Archie Catindig is such a huge fan of the tacos that he makes the 25-minute drive from Lake Stevens to Everett every weekend just to get some tacos.
“Oh, man, just the tenderness of the meat,” Catindig told local newspaper The Herald. “Especially the prices. You can’t beat the price and you can’t beat the tacos.”
In April, just as business was doing well, came a letter from a law firm claiming that Bastida had unauthorized use of Facebook’s intellectual property. “Facebook must take steps to protect consumers from confusion and prevent dilution of the Facebook Marks and brand,” the letter read.
At first, he didn’t even think the letter was real and considered it a scam. But when he asked a customer with legal experience to take a look at it, Bastida realized this could mean big trouble.
He quickly responded amidst fears that his business could face severe legal trouble. “I said, ‘I didn’t do this with a bad intention,’” he said he told the law firm. “I never thought you’d be offended by it.”
Bastida says there was never any intent to copy or profit off of the Facebook name, rather he just wanted a store name that customers could say in other languages and could be easily recognized.
“A simple name that everybody can read and remember,” Bastida told The Herald. “I got a lot of reviews and comments. A lot of people take pictures. They take their selfies with the logos.”
Tacobook would have to quickly rebrand itself to dissociate itself from Facebook.
Bastida and Ramos quickly had to change everything about their restaurant. From restaurant sign in front to the menu board inside, he removed everything blue that could be associated with Facebook.
This also meant that Bastida has to dispose of the new restaurant gear that arrived just a week before he received the letter. He said that he had ordered shirts, hats and new menus that included the original Tacobook logo that had the blue-and-red color scheme on it.
“I spent good money doing the remodel. I tried to do it as fast as I could, and my budget let me,” he told The Herald. “I didn’t want to take the chance they’d get mad at me.”
Then came the big task of changing the restaurant’s name. Customers sent him some recommendations like “Taco-holic” and “TacoPolice” but none of them stuck. Nonetheless, with the law firm’s permission, Tacobook was allowed to keep its name if it included a hyphen, which in return, saved Bastida money from having to redo pricey business paperwork.
Today, TACO-BOOK has a new logo and design. Gone are the blue and the thumbs-up that had previously hung up. A neon red and black taco is now what customers see when entering the restaurant.
For Bastida, he’s just happy that the colors are the only thing he had to change. According to customers, the food still tastes great and the service is always five stars.
“I’m glad they let me keep the name,” Bastida said. “A lot of people said, ‘I don’t care what your name is. As long as you’re doing your food, I’ll still be here.”
When we look back on our childhoods, we had lots of great times. Hanging out with our primos, being spoiled by our abuelas, watching Saturday morning cartoons and dancing our hearts out at quinces are just a few of our favorite memories from growing up. However, it wasn’t always fun and games. We’d be irresponsible if we didn’t give credit to some of the hilarious ways our parents kept us in line as well. At the time, some threats were straight-up horrifying but now they’re pretty funny. Who knows, maybe we’ll even use some of these lines on our own kids one day.
With these strange and funny punishments in mind, we asked our FIERCE readers what sort of weird warnings their parents issued to them while growing up and we can’t stop laughing over these responses. Here are some of the funniest:
1. Hug it out.
Instagram / @mixedmombrownbabies
“My dad would force my brother and i to hug each other standing in a corner when we got into a fight. We would squeeze each other tryna hurt each other 😂😂😂” — @waitingmoon
2. Pack your bags and go.
Instagram / @nextra.gifts.mtpleasant
“‘Te voy a mandar pa Mexico con tu tía’”— @larrita415_
3. The threat of el Cucuy.
Instagram / @wearemitu
“When I wouldn’t sleep my mom would say, “If you open your eyes, the Cucuy will come to get you!” 😯 It would scare me to death. Pinche cucuy!” — @hellengav74
4. A long visit with abuelita doesn’t seem so bad.
Instagram / @skeddadle181
“My mom would threaten with sending us to Peru. Honestly, looking back, I should have taken her up on it because my Abuelita would have spoiled me rotten 🤣” — @mamabean_d
5. The hand-holding technique.
Instagram / @luciclementine
“When my brother and I would argue in the grocery store, my dad would make us hold hands until we left the store.” — @withlove_mandee
6. Don’t make us pull this car over!
Instagram / @mommydearestinc
“My mother would threaten to stop the car on the freeway and throw us out if we didn’t stop fighting.” — @lamoodyreina
7. A weird and gross punishment that a lot of readers have in common.
Instagram / @tablemannerstx
“My dad would say he was gonna make us lick salt off each other’s backs. We were so grossed out we would check ourselves realllll quick.” — @mividaencolor
8. The underwear warning.
Instagram / @wickedpatterns
“My mom would threatened to tie us in underwear back to back in the balcony 😂” — @danielyspineda
Instagram / @candyskloset
“My mom never threatened. She just gave a look and said, “Want to go to the bathroom?” Which meant a spanking lol.” — @victorria_p
10. Hold your tongue.
Instagram / @kid_spanglish
“‘Se te hace palo la lengua’ was a threat if you even thought about backtalking.” — @killahcarm
11. Cut off from technology.
Instagram / @theradstylist
“My parents would threaten to take the phones and internet modem away when my sister and I would fight. It got so bad that they would actually take them to work with them so we wouldn’t sneak on the internet or call our friends lol.” — @teoami
12. This rice threat sounds painful af.
Instagram / @zahraricetraders
“Threatened to kneel on a pile of rice and lick salt off eachothers back 😂😂😂” — @jessicagmejia
13. What’s with all the licking??
Instagram / @mydadshoney
“My mom would threaten to put honey on my and @pgon805 back and make us lick it off each other” — @wildcardb_tches
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