“I’m not following the rules? My tables are inside. Just because the Health Department has a whole process to go through that takes however long that takes, I have to close my business for that time? Who’s gonna — Are you gonna pay my rent? Are you gonna pay my rent?”
“You chose to make those decisions,” she said.
“I chose to protest by putting my tables outside and I reiterated that. I never sold one single person outside. I did all take-out food and delivery so what exactly I was supposed to be doing. That’s exactly what I did. I did not break any — and it was not even a law— I did not break any rule,” he replied.
“There is a law that you’re breaking right now by operating without a permit,” she said.
“So you guys yourselves are creating your own rule. And you’re giving out citations for your own rule that’s created. It’s not by law that you cannot sit outside and eat; that’s not law, that’s a form that I was given. So you can have people that pulled your citation based on that… Why aren’t you at Costco right now, there are 500 people inside Costco?