Another proud moment for the 1%: Millionaire CEO assaults restaurant waiter and breaks his finger

  • KissTheSky

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    Jan 14, 2012 9:35 PM GMT
    54-year old waiter commits the crime of bringing the dinner check to table rather than putting it on pampered millionaire's tab -- enrages finance CEO John Castle, who flies into screaming rage and twists waiter's hand until his finger breaks.
    It turned out Castle's wife had actually requested the check.
    What a guy.

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/01/13/enraged-millionaire-ceo-allegedly-breaks-waiters-finger/
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    Jan 14, 2012 9:45 PM GMT
    Millionaire or not, why would he twist somebody's finger?icon_eek.gif
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    Jan 14, 2012 9:55 PM GMT
    Can you say that the "tip" for this service is going to be really really good!
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    Jan 14, 2012 9:56 PM GMT
    Any bets as to whether this CEO gets any punishment at all, or perhaps a slap on the wrist? And the waiter will lose his job, now or eventually, for having brought negative publicity upon the restaurant. That's how the 1% versus the 99% conflict goes in the US.
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    Jan 14, 2012 9:59 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidAny bets as to whether this CEO gets any punishment at all, or perhaps a slap on the wrist? And the waiter will lose his job, now or eventually, for having brought negative publicity upon the restaurant. That's how the 1% versus the 99% conflict goes in the US.


    You'd have to be pretty stupid to believe that this guy would have clients who would continue to trust their money to him. He's a private equity manager. And that's how markets work.
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    Jan 14, 2012 10:18 PM GMT
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    Art_Deco saidAny bets as to whether this CEO gets any punishment at all, or perhaps a slap on the wrist? And the waiter will lose his job, now or eventually, for having brought negative publicity upon the restaurant. That's how the 1% versus the 99% conflict goes in the US.


    You'd have to be pretty stupid to believe that this guy would have clients who would continue to trust their money to him. He's a private equity manager. And that's how markets work.


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    Jan 15, 2012 6:03 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidWhat a stupid title / assumption for this topic.

    I suppose this is "another proud moment for the 99%" then...


    At least it actually happened, unlike the image you keep posting despite it having nothing to do with OWS.
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    Jan 15, 2012 6:33 AM GMT
    Psssh.

    It certainly is disagreeable the way hired help is so unreliable these days.

    Surely this man was just being properly disciplined for not properly anticipating the needs of his client!

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    And again, Fa! I say!

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  • Suetonius

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    Jan 15, 2012 8:58 AM GMT
    “The more I see of the moneyed classes, the more I understand the guillotine.”
    ― George Bernard Shaw

    Plus ça change, . . .

  • nanidesukedo

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    Jan 15, 2012 4:50 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    Christian73 said
    southbeach1500 saidWhat a stupid title / assumption for this topic.

    I suppose this is "another proud moment for the 99%" then...


    At least it actually happened, unlike the image you keep posting despite it having nothing to do with OWS.


    The reason I posted the image wasn't to bring up #Occupy, rather, it was to illustrate behavior of "the 99%" in the same ludicrous terms as the OP has tried to paint "the 1%."



    So, instead of commenting on the deplorable behavior of a particular person towards someone to whom it was obviously and horribly undeserved, you post something that happens to have nothing to do with the original post? By doing so, it actually seems as if you are defending his actions, which, I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt and assume was unattended and not your purpose.

    While this may have very little to do with a particular group, this man's actions were obviously grounded in self-perceived privilege.
  • nanidesukedo

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    Jan 15, 2012 5:02 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    nanidesukedo said
    southbeach1500 said
    Christian73 said
    southbeach1500 saidWhat a stupid title / assumption for this topic.

    I suppose this is "another proud moment for the 99%" then...


    At least it actually happened, unlike the image you keep posting despite it having nothing to do with OWS.


    The reason I posted the image wasn't to bring up #Occupy, rather, it was to illustrate behavior of "the 99%" in the same ludicrous terms as the OP has tried to paint "the 1%."



    So, instead of commenting on the deplorable behavior of a particular person towards someone to whom it was obviously and horribly undeserved, you post something that happens to have nothing to do with the original argument? By doing so, it actually seems as if you are defending his actions, which, I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt and assume was unattended and not your purpose.


    Well, you're all confused.

    My comment is towards the deplorable association the OP is making with regards to this CEO and "the 1%" - as if such behavior is something "the 1%" are proud of.

    I didn't think it was a particularly nuanced comparison I was making but I guess some people need things to be spelled out for them in the plainest possible terms in order to understand things.



    So, as usual, when you make a post that is horribly non-tactful and not even making a valid point or argument and have it brought up to you, you, as usual, start spewing vitriol.

    If the argument you were trying to make was that you don't think the action is representative of all of those in the 1%, you should've said thusly, as opposed to bringing up a vulgar image and tying it as a representative version of the OWS movement.

    Perhaps I gave you too much benefit and should just assume malevolence from your part in the future.
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    Jan 15, 2012 5:17 PM GMT
    nanidesukedo said
    southbeach1500 said
    Christian73 said
    southbeach1500 saidWhat a stupid title / assumption for this topic.

    I suppose this is "another proud moment for the 99%" then...


    At least it actually happened, unlike the image you keep posting despite it having nothing to do with OWS.


    The reason I posted the image wasn't to bring up #Occupy, rather, it was to illustrate behavior of "the 99%" in the same ludicrous terms as the OP has tried to paint "the 1%."

    So, instead of commenting on the deplorable behavior of a particular person towards someone to whom it was obviously and horribly undeserved, you post something that happens to have nothing to do with the original post? By doing so, it actually seems as if you are defending his actions, which, I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt and assume was unattended and not your purpose.

    While this may have very little to do with a particular group, this man's actions were obviously grounded in self-perceived privilege.

    I think your comment applies equally well to the OP and the title he chose to place on this thread. Fact is there are assholes at all economic levels and political positions and exploiting the actions of one to characterize an entire group is red meat but nothing else. A while back there was a comment about assholes in very expensive cars who speed and are inconsiderate. I have observed that as well, but I have seen similar behavior in drivers of relatively inexpensive cars.
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    Jan 15, 2012 5:30 PM GMT
    socalfitness said
    nanidesukedo said
    southbeach1500 said
    Christian73 said
    southbeach1500 saidWhat a stupid title / assumption for this topic.

    I suppose this is "another proud moment for the 99%" then...


    At least it actually happened, unlike the image you keep posting despite it having nothing to do with OWS.


    The reason I posted the image wasn't to bring up #Occupy, rather, it was to illustrate behavior of "the 99%" in the same ludicrous terms as the OP has tried to paint "the 1%."

    So, instead of commenting on the deplorable behavior of a particular person towards someone to whom it was obviously and horribly undeserved, you post something that happens to have nothing to do with the original post? By doing so, it actually seems as if you are defending his actions, which, I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt and assume was unattended and not your purpose.

    While this may have very little to do with a particular group, this man's actions were obviously grounded in self-perceived privilege.

    I think your comment applies equally well to the OP and the title he chose to place on this thread. Fact is there are assholes at all economic levels and political positions and exploiting the actions of one to characterize an entire group is red meat but nothing else. A while back there was a comment about assholes in very expensive cars who speed and are inconsiderate. I have observed that as well, but I have seen similar behavior in drivers of relatively inexpensive cars.
    LMAO.. I think I made that point to YOU in the other thread.. how funny you posted that here and to this poster...............
    The hypocrisy is really really hysterical to witness!
  • nanidesukedo

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    Jan 15, 2012 5:33 PM GMT
    socalfitness said
    nanidesukedo said
    southbeach1500 said
    Christian73 said
    southbeach1500 saidWhat a stupid title / assumption for this topic.

    I suppose this is "another proud moment for the 99%" then...


    At least it actually happened, unlike the image you keep posting despite it having nothing to do with OWS.


    The reason I posted the image wasn't to bring up #Occupy, rather, it was to illustrate behavior of "the 99%" in the same ludicrous terms as the OP has tried to paint "the 1%."

    So, instead of commenting on the deplorable behavior of a particular person towards someone to whom it was obviously and horribly undeserved, you post something that happens to have nothing to do with the original post? By doing so, it actually seems as if you are defending his actions, which, I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt and assume was unattended and not your purpose.

    While this may have very little to do with a particular group, this man's actions were obviously grounded in self-perceived privilege.

    I think your comment applies equally well to the OP and the title he chose to place on this thread. Fact is there are assholes at all economic levels and political positions and exploiting the actions of one to characterize an entire group is red meat but nothing else. A while back there was a comment about assholes in very expensive cars who speed and are inconsiderate. I have observed that as well, but I have seen similar behavior in drivers of relatively inexpensive cars.


    I don't disagree with you, at all...I think you presented the point in a very good discourse and manner, and that's all that is necessary icon_smile.gif An argument is all about how it is presented.
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    Jan 15, 2012 5:42 PM GMT
    nanidesukedo said
    socalfitness said
    nanidesukedo said
    southbeach1500 said
    Christian73 said
    southbeach1500 saidWhat a stupid title / assumption for this topic.

    I suppose this is "another proud moment for the 99%" then...


    At least it actually happened, unlike the image you keep posting despite it having nothing to do with OWS.


    The reason I posted the image wasn't to bring up #Occupy, rather, it was to illustrate behavior of "the 99%" in the same ludicrous terms as the OP has tried to paint "the 1%."

    So, instead of commenting on the deplorable behavior of a particular person towards someone to whom it was obviously and horribly undeserved, you post something that happens to have nothing to do with the original post? By doing so, it actually seems as if you are defending his actions, which, I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt and assume was unattended and not your purpose.

    While this may have very little to do with a particular group, this man's actions were obviously grounded in self-perceived privilege.

    I think your comment applies equally well to the OP and the title he chose to place on this thread. Fact is there are assholes at all economic levels and political positions and exploiting the actions of one to characterize an entire group is red meat but nothing else. A while back there was a comment about assholes in very expensive cars who speed and are inconsiderate. I have observed that as well, but I have seen similar behavior in drivers of relatively inexpensive cars.


    I don't disagree with you, at all...I think you presented the point in a very good discourse and manner, and that's all that is necessary icon_smile.gif An argument is all about how it is presented.

    Thanks, and to you as well. From other threads, such as the one where we discussed health care, often we can find areas of agreement, sometimes even major ones, if we are willing to put the rhetoric aside and ignore many of the baiting messages.
  • musclmed

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    Jan 15, 2012 6:29 PM GMT
    KissTheSky said54-year old waiter commits the crime of bringing the dinner check to table rather than putting it on pampered millionaire's tab -- enrages finance CEO John Castle, who flies into screaming rage and twists waiter's hand until his finger breaks.
    It turned out Castle's wife had actually requested the check.
    What a guy.

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/01/13/enraged-millionaire-ceo-allegedly-breaks-waiters-finger/


    well if anyone was to break your finger. It should be this guy.

    Waiter is gonna get alot of money.
  • commoncoll

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    Jan 15, 2012 7:32 PM GMT
    Notice the waiter has not pressed charges yet. He's hoping for a good tip.
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    Jan 15, 2012 8:58 PM GMT
    Again, the whole point is whether anybody (not just who's rich) could do such a thing and think they can get away with it.

    (However, I would think that it is kinda improbable to be able to even do such a thing or have the mindset to do it, were it not that the perpetrator is a millionaire.)
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    Jan 15, 2012 9:12 PM GMT
    Suetonius said“The more I see of the moneyed classes, the more I understand the guillotine.”
    ― George Bernard Shaw

    Plus ça change, . . .






    Yup.

    I worked for the wealthy Park Avenue 1%ers for ten long years until I couldn't take it anymore took the money I'd made doing it and took an early retirement.

    Now I'm back working for the same bastards again, and they're just as miserable spoiled and arrogant as ever.

    Behavior like this is absolutely typical of the ultra rich.
    They're used to special treatment and have great suspicion of and contempt for anyone who isn't as wealthy as they are.
    And they absolutely feel they can treat regular folks like this and get away with it.