CHILDREN & HOMOPHOBIA

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    Dec 22, 2010 7:59 PM GMT
    I was at McDonald's the other day(Dont Judge, eheh!), and i was behind this couple with their kid whose, i think 10 yrs old. Anyway, the dad asked the kid what he liked and then tell the cashierperson, and the kid said,
    "I want a ten piece chicken mcFAGGOTS please!"
    The couple and the kid laughed! Except me and the annoyed cashierperson.
    "Sir, im very unsulted you found that funny. Let me call the manager," said the cashier. I thought, YEEEESSS!!!
    Out comes this big hunky man, confronted the family and told them straight up they DO NOT CONDONE that type of humour here. The father quickly apologized; the kid looked at his dad confused about what just happened.

    How would you guys deal with this?
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    Dec 22, 2010 8:01 PM GMT
    Excellent,,,,,,,,amazing, almost unbelieveable, but excellent...Keithicon_cool.gif
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    Dec 22, 2010 8:07 PM GMT
    I once had something similar happen at a work function, I advised the "perp" that he should watch what he says, especially around others, cuz you never know who might be around; what he said was almost worse, he said" It didn't look like there were any gays in here"... I, for the first time, was speechless... (what do we look like?)
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    Dec 22, 2010 8:15 PM GMT
    GigoloAssassin saidHow would you guys deal with this?
    If I were the manager, I'd ask them to leave.
    If I were a customer overhearing it, I'd tell the father "I hope you find it just as funny in a few years when your child kills himself."
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    Dec 22, 2010 9:11 PM GMT
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    GigoloAssassin saidHow would you guys deal with this?
    If I were the manager, I'd ask them to leave.
    If I were a customer overhearing it, I'd tell the father "I hope you find it just as funny in a few years when your child kills himself."


    Ditto. If I was the manager I'd tell them to leave or I'd have to call the police. Behavior like that is bad for business and flat out uncalled for.
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    Dec 22, 2010 9:15 PM GMT
    I think the manager handled it well. If the parent didn't apologise he could have considered kicking them out. It shouldn't be the first thing to do.
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    Dec 22, 2010 9:21 PM GMT
    I wouldve said something had the cashierperson and the manager not done anything about it. I gave them a disgusted look instead as they enbarrassingly left.
    I dont blame the child, i suspected the couple TAUGHT their kid to say that. That is unacceptable.

    But what if a child actually insulted you guys? Especially kids ages 13-16, who would probably know what gay is. I cringe and want to slap THEIR parents whenever i hear their kids slur. Just appalling.
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    Dec 22, 2010 9:42 PM GMT
    Insult them back
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    Dec 22, 2010 10:28 PM GMT
    Some people are so god dam petulant, and so sensitive, that they feel a need to repress. I myself a pure homosexual, a fag may of laughed. I certainly would not of gotten my nickers in a knot, but then I'm not one of the whiners who cry acceptance, yet they repress in their endeavours to find inner peace.
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    Dec 22, 2010 10:28 PM GMT
    dragondevil saidInsult them back


    See i dont insult, i will physically HIT BACK!
    And im not about to go to jail for someones ignorance.
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    Dec 22, 2010 10:31 PM GMT
    That's pretty shitty to hear, and i think most people wouldn't do anything but shake their head in disapproval. I'm happy to hear the manager n cashier stood up to it though. I hope to see more of this in the future icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 22, 2010 10:41 PM GMT
    The managere did a great job.

    Here is something you can say without making it personal and having to play the martyr: "You know based on percentages it is likely that someone in our presence is gay and your son's comment is therefore affending someone here."
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    Dec 22, 2010 10:57 PM GMT
    I read this out loud and I'm not going to lie I laughed when I said McFaggot out out
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    Dec 22, 2010 11:05 PM GMT
    I myself have straight friends who do not embrace all things gay. Some would call them homophobic, to silance them. I myself being secure and accepting of myself, do not embrace all things gay either, and I have also taken the power of the word fag, by using it too. But then I don't support all thing straight blond or male either.

    Sadly because people may tell gay jokes, or by not supporting all things gay, they get labeled homophobic, to abuse and repress them. What makes their action any more loving, and progressive, than the ones they abuse and repressed? When has the gay community been free of sin, and perfect?

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    Dec 22, 2010 11:07 PM GMT
    Quite surprised actually, that manager handled it really well.

    Guess there is some hope after all.
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    Dec 22, 2010 11:16 PM GMT
    I'm more of a Fat Burger kind of guy myself- but- Wow! Are there actually hunky guys working at McDonalds?

    Space_Cowboy_89 saidI read this out loud and I'm not going to lie I laughed when I said McFaggot out out


    Can't say that I'm surprised. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Dec 22, 2010 11:31 PM GMT
    @MuchMore...
    I wouldve sued! Thanks for that story.
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    Dec 22, 2010 11:36 PM GMT
    A1EX saidI'm more of a Fat Burger kind of guy myself- but- Wow! Are there actually hunky guys working at McDonalds?

    Space_Cowboy_89 saidI read this out loud and I'm not going to lie I laughed when I said McFaggot out out


    Can't say that I'm surprised. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Dec 22, 2010 11:39 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidThat was actually a great story. A McDonald's cashier more than likely making minimum age interceded and called the manager AND the manager found it unacceptable.

    Nipping bullshit like that in the bud, now that bratty kid might learn some respect. I doubt the father will. And those standing around watching were able to witness and become more aware.

    I had a similar situation happen at Sprint. I was at a Sprint store in an area of Chicago that has quite a few gay people living in the area. I was asking questions about a phone and was looking for something larger because the keypads are hard for me to dial numbers (because of their small size). She must have thought I was straight. She thought she could joke with me and made a comment like, "You know, all the "gays" in the area don't seem to mind." She used the word "gays" in a derogatory tone and then I told her that I was gay and told her that her comments were not acceptable.

    She basically was inferring that gays have little hands and flitted like girls and do not complain about the small keypad. Then she raised her arm up and had her palm facing downward and put her fingers in a motion to mimic how straights believe gays use their hands to express themselves effeminately. I lashed out at her and then demanded to see the manager. He did not care. I got nowhere.

    I dropped their service in about two weeks. And when I was on the phone I told them why I was dropping their service. I will not tolerate abuse.



    And good for you!
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    Dec 22, 2010 11:42 PM GMT
    Space_Cowboy_89 said128780831655846845.jpg


    Some people will just never- oh I don't care- do as you wish- laugh at your idiocy- blah blah blah. Next.
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    Dec 22, 2010 11:44 PM GMT
    A1EX said
    Space_Cowboy_89 said128780831655846845.jpg


    Some people will just never- oh I don't care- do as you wish- laugh at your idiocy- blah blah blah. Next.



    I just stated I laughed when I said it out loud I'm not saying it was right, icon_rolleyes.gif
  • tajsreve

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    Dec 23, 2010 12:02 AM GMT
    Awesome.
    Personally I would never have refused service. I have alway confronted these situations with a non-plused attitude. First of all, because those kids need to know why that it is wrong from someone besides those fucked up parents who will tell them anything after they leave.
    I would have asked the child to explain to me what a Mc Faggot was since it is not on the menue and then ask why it's funny to ask for something that is not on the menue. The point of the exchange is to call upon the childs logic. Children aren't stupid. They will take with them this knowledge through life despite what their ignorant parents try to teach them. I won't have to refuse service to them as they will leave anyway because of embarassement.
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    Dec 23, 2010 2:48 AM GMT
    The kid was making a joke. Juvenile, yes, by no means PC, and most of all, nothing to get all butthurt over. Holy fuck, you liberals are so whiny...
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    Dec 23, 2010 2:56 AM GMT
    Whether you found the kids remark funny or not, the manager was probably following policy. To allow a customer to continue to direct language like that or racial slurs or sexual type comments toward the cashier, could lead to a hostile workplace lawsuit. Personally, I'm glad that more and more companies are moving away from the idea that the customer is always right.
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    Dec 23, 2010 2:58 AM GMT
    McDonald's in my area had a problem a few years ago when a teenage cashier with tourette's had a customer ask for a side of tourette's with his order. I remember there was a huge backlash over it, made the papers and everything.