“Religious” straight couple refuse to be served by gay waiter. What happened next is even worse.

  • metta

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    Jan 30, 2018 9:29 PM GMT
    “Religious” straight couple refuse to be served by gay waiter. What happened next is even worse.

    https://www.queerty.com/religious-straight-couple-refuse-served-gay-waiter-happened-next-even-worse-20180130
  • bro4bro

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    Jan 31, 2018 12:57 AM GMT
    I guess I missed the "even worse" part.

    Yes it would have been nice if the manager had sent the old homophobes packing - and no doubt that's what would have happened in my neighborhood, where nearly all of the restaurants are mom-and-pop places. But this happened in a "well-known chain Italian restaurant" (Olive Garden?) and so the manager is ultimately answerable to the corporation. If the couple had been ejected, they'd have complained to corporate HQ, and the manager would have been disciplined. In the world of franchise and chain businesses, it's always better to inconvenience your employees than your customers. Keeping complaints from reaching corporate is Job Number One.

    As it happened, the manager behaved correctly - he went over and gave the couple a "stern talking to". But then he chose to let them stay, which irked the offended server, who further complained that they were allowed to remain in his section - "in full sight of me". This just sounds like histrionics.

    And the story had a happy ending for the server because a regular customer who witnessed the incident showed her support on the spot, and later complained to the restaurant manager as well as managers two levels above him.

    So, now there's a policy in place to prevent this from happening again - because the supportive customer was the one who complained. If the homophobe couple had been ejected and complained, a very different policy could have been established.
  • dekiruman

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    Jan 31, 2018 1:22 AM GMT
    Leave this couple alone. They're just trying to make america great again!
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    Jan 31, 2018 2:46 AM GMT
    dekiruman said
    Leave this couple alone. They're just trying to make america great again!

    You're likely correct. There can be no doubt that they're enthusiastic Trump followers. This is the "Great America" he's creating: pre-1960s racism & bigotry.
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    Jan 31, 2018 12:12 PM GMT
    Next up- refusing to be served by a minority waiter. But I so can't wait when it is a life and death situation and the straight person refuses to provide service...
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    Jan 31, 2018 1:44 PM GMT
    So why is it OK for Liberal Gays to discriminate?

    Progressive Liberal Hypocrites: discrimination and affirmative action aren't inclusion.

    Everyone needs to be on a level playing field.
  • MuchoMasQueMu...

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    Feb 07, 2018 4:53 AM GMT
    Why did we have to know the race of this older straight couple?

    If they were Asian or Black would the article have included that bit of information? No....
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    Feb 07, 2018 6:13 AM GMT
    MuchoMasQueMusculo saidWhy did we have to know the race of this older straight couple?

    If they were Asian or Black would the article have included that bit of information? No....


    Why are you always so sensitive. No doubt the answer would have been yes - and no doubt lead to speculation about muslim violence against gays, black homophobia, dishonor in Asian cultures, etc. In this case it's the MAGA crowd
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    Feb 07, 2018 1:45 PM GMT
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    dekiruman saidLeave this couple alone. They're just trying to make america great again!
  • MuchoMasQueMu...

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    Feb 07, 2018 2:39 PM GMT
    Aqueerius said
    MuchoMasQueMusculo saidWhy did we have to know the race of this older straight couple?

    If they were Asian or Black would the article have included that bit of information? No....


    Why are you always so sensitive. No doubt the answer would have been yes - and no doubt lead to speculation about muslim violence against gays, black homophobia, dishonor in Asian cultures, etc. In this case it's the MAGA crowd


    You're confusing awareness for sensitivity. Everyone is consumed with correcting white behavior but other minorities get a free pass. It's a covert double standard.